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IBMATA are pleased to announce our inaugural Border Management & Technologies Summit Middle East conference and exhibition which will take place in Dubai on the 14th – 16th March 2022.

This international event will bring together leading government officials from across the Middle East, Europe and North America to discuss the latest developments being made to the region's borders.

The event will focus on a number of key border issues and developments such as biometrics and seamless traveller programmes. Dubai is one of the leading nations who have created a seamless traveller experience for passengers arriving and departing DXB airport. There will also be discussions on the plans of an integrated border management solution for Dubai. With many borders now cautious of health protocols the event will look at how borders are becoming digital and how this is being implemented.

As we aim to give a full perspective of border management systems, we will also have a session dedicated to customs facilitation where once again Dubai are one of the leading nations with the latest technologies and solutions to create ease of shipping goods in and out of Dubai Port to the rest of the world.

The Middle East is also a region that experiences organised cross-border crimes such as smuggling of goods and humans. Our event will hear from regional NGOs and border agencies who are working on enforcement and tracking the organised crime routes.

To be part of our inaugural Border Management & Technologies Summit Middle East conference and exhibition in Dubai on the 14th–17th March 2022 either as a speaker, sponsor, exhibitor or attendee please contact us at

Confirmed Speakers

  • His Excellency Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, CEO of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, Director-General, Dubai Customs
  • Major General Obaid Mehayer Bin Suroor, Deputy Director, General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs, Dubai
  • Ricardo Treviño, Deputy Secretary General, World Customs Organisation
  • His Excellency Shaikh Ahmed Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, President, Bahrain Customs
  • Diane Sabatino, Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Field Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Muhammad Aminu, Assistant Comptroller General, Border Management Directorate, Nigerian Immigration Service
  • Sami Abdullah, Divisional Vice President – Business Support and Passenger Services, Emirates Airline
  • Lolade Onabolu, Senior Programme Director, UK Home Office
  • Samir Hamrouni, CEO, World Freezones Organization
  • Simon Watkin, Head of Border Data Policy, Border Security and Identity Unit, UK Home Office
  • Kashif Khalid, Regional Director, Africa and Middle East, International Air Transport Association (IATA)

  • Tony Smith, Chairman, International Border Management and Technologies Association (IBMATA)
  • Dina Fayad, Regional Project Manager, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
  • Matthew Thorogood, Regional Manager, Middle East, Pakistan and Turkey, UK Home Office
  • Mustafa Al Sraireh, Head Coordinator between Customs and Airports, Jordan Customs
  • Farnush Anwar, Airport Services Systems Manager, Fly Dubai
  • William Laidlaw, Training Program Coordinator, Regional Support Office, Bali Process Group
  • Eun Jung Yi, Progamme Manager, Regional Support Office, Bali Process Group
  • Professor James Ferryman, Professor of Computational Vision, University of Reading, United Kingdom
  • Colonel Dr. Said bin Khamis, Director General, Oman Customs


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