IBMATA are pleased to announce that we will be returning to Dubai for the Border Management & Technologies Summit Middle East from 14th – 16th November 2023.

The Summit will bring together leading officials from across the Middle East and Asia as well as Europe and North America to discuss border security challenges, customs and immigration procedures, identity management, surveillance of land and maritime borders, seamless traveller programmes, digital borders, border technology solutions and future borders.

Running alongside the conference will be an exhibition showcasing some of the latest solutions and systems to help manage national borders.

To be part of the Border Management & Technologies Summit Middle East conference and exhibition in Dubai on the 14th–16th November 2023 either as a speaker, sponsor, exhibitor or attendee please contact us at


  • His Excellency Shaikh Ahmed Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, President, Bahrain Customs
  • Diane Sabatino, Acting Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Field Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • John Leonard, Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Trade, at U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Nael Samha, Executive Director, Targeting and Analysis Systems Program Directorate, Office of Information Technology, U.S Customs and Border Protection
  • Nigel Farminer, Head of Passenger Policy and Border Transformation, UK Home Office
  • Jean-Francois Lennon, Vice President of Strategic Sales and Global Partnerships, Vision-Box
  • Declan Trezise, Vice President, Global Solutions Engineering, Babel Street
  • Tony Smith, Chairman, International Border Management and Technologies Association (IBMATA)

  • Simon Watkin, Head of Border Data Policy, Border Security and Identity Unit, UK Home Office
  • Police Lieutenant.Colonel Sophida Boonprakobsak, Deputy Superintendent of Arrival Sub-Division, Suvarnabhumi checkpoint, Immigration Division, Thailand Immigration Bureau
  • Kashif Khalid, Regional Director, Africa and Middle East, International Air Transport Association (IATA)
  • Sheharyar Khan, Solutions Manager and Senior Business Analyst, National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA), Pakistan
  • Michelle Tadeo, Deputy Chief for Operations, Bay Service Section, Bureau of Immigration, Philippines
  • Mousa Alshehri, Travel Program Manager, National Targeting Center, Saudi Arabia
  • Iliuta Cumpanasu, Vulnerability Assessment Lead Evaluator, Frontex


Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre
Airport Road
Dubai, Garhoud, United Arab Emirates

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We have secured discounted rates for summit delegates at Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, where the event is being held, and the neighbouring sister hotel, Aloft Dubai Airport.

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