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Biometrics Institute Congress 2021

6 October-26 October


Biometrics Institute Congress 2021


6, 13, 20 and 26 October 2021


Session 1, 3, 5 and 7: 6:00 EST (Washington DC) | 11:00 GMT (LONDON) | 12:00 Brussels | 18:00 Singapore | 21:00 AEST (Sydney) | 90 minutes

Session 2, 4, 6 and 8: 8:00 EST (Washington DC) | 13:00 GMT (LONDON) 14:00 Brussels | 20:00 Singapore | 23:00 AEST (Sydney) 90 – 120 minutes


Online and on demand


The Biometrics Institute Congress is the industry gathering for the biometrics community globally. For the past 20 years the institute has been leading the debate about the responsible and ethical use of biometrics in a global and diverse stakeholder community through a balanced discussion.

This event is the opportunity to come together, share knowledge and experiences, discuss new trends and shape the future of this industry responsibly, in a trusted environment.

Following our members feedback on international travel restrictions and our role of bringing our global community together, we have decided to hold the 2021 event online and return to the QEII Conference Centre in London in 2022. The Congress will spread across the month of October and will again be held over four days consisting of two sessions per day. 

Session one: The state of biometrics (6 October)
Session two: The future of travel and border management (6 October)
Session three: The power of digital ID (13 October)
Session four: The responsible use of biometrics – the Three Laws of Biometrics (13 October)
Session five: Technology innovation – Standards, testing, contactless biometrics (20 October)
Session six: Biometrics across the globe (20 October)
Session seven: Biometrics in practice (26 October)
Session eight: Question time – What is the future of biometrics? Ask the experts (26 October)

Please note that session titles are subject to change. More details will follow soon.



Fernando Garcia-Quismondo, Product Manager, Digital Identity, Grupo Santander


Marianne Henriksen, Program Manager, National Population Register, Norwegian Tax Administration


Mei Ngan, Computer Scientist, National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST)

Fraser Sampson, Biometrics and Surveillance Camera Commissioner

Ruth Annus, Head of Citizenship and Migration Policy Department, Ministry of Interior, Estonia

Michiel van der Veen, Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations – National Office for Identity Data, Netherlands


Werner Stengg, Cabinet Member, Cabinet of Executive, Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, European Commission


Wojciech Wiewiórowski, European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS)

If you would like to know about speaking opportunities, please email Isabelle.



We would like to thank our sponsors  IDEMIA and  WorldReach, an Entrust company and our exhibitors HID and SITA. We look forward to welcoming more valued supplier members as partners for this event.

Gold sponsors:






For information on sponsoring and exhibiting please, email Michelle.


Member users: GBP 400
Member suppliers: GBP 600

Non-member users: GBP 800
Non-member suppliers: GBP 1200

All fees exclude VAT (@20%)*

Registration includes attendance at the live event and the on-demand recording.

*Delegates based in the UK or the EU will be charged VAT at the standard 20% rate, unless the EU-based organisation is registered for VAT in their own country and can supply the respective registration number. Delegates based in other geographic locations will not be charged VAT.


To register, please complete the registration form.

Once you have received confirmation of your registration, you will be asked to register with Webex. Please do this to receive reminders in the run up to the event.


For information on membership and sponsorship, please email Michelle.

If you have any questions or want to know about speaking opportunities, please email Isabelle.

We look forward to welcoming you to this event.



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