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Biometrics Institute Congress and side events

17 October 2023-18 October 2023

London, UK (in-person event)

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*ADVANCE NOTICE: The Biometrics Institute Congress 2024 will take place 22-23 October 2024 in London*



This year’s Congress will be held on the 17-18 October 2023 in London with side events across the week of 16 to 19 October 2023 (some require separate registration, follow the links for more details) including:

Face Recognition Performance Workshop, 9:00 – 13:00, 16 October 2023

Digital Identity Workshop, 13:45 – 17:00, 16 October 2023

Congress Drinks Reception, at the end of Congress Day one, 17 October 2023

Joint Expert Group Briefing, 9:30 – 13:00, 19 October 2023


Knock, knock… who’s there?

How do you know who you are dealing with not only in person but online? What will travel look like in five, ten or 20 years? How will artificial intelligence change our world and how can we ensure machines will work in synergy with humans? How can regulation, policy and standards developments keep pace?

Digital identity is a cornerstone for thriving economies and inclusion. Governments have been working on frameworks and policy for digital identity to ensure safe, secure, and convenient service delivery to citizens. Biometrics has been identified as a key enabler for digital identity management. People will adopt new solutions if the benefit is there, but trust is equally important.

We are seeing an increase in cyber-attacks and data breaches. Uncovering risks of attacks on biometrics has been discussed by Biometrics Institute members for over a decade now and much has been done to make biometric systems more robust.

Whatever we do with biometrics, we have to ensure that we implement them responsibly, ethically, and effectively. Over the past 21 years, our biometrics community has been working effortlessly to make that mission possible.

The Biometrics Institute is respected for its balanced discussions between very different stakeholders to find ways by which we can create a better and safer world through the use of biometrics.

The Congress attracts over 250 delegates including representatives from government,  the user community such as retail, banking and aviation as well as biometric suppliers and academics. 

The event will be held under Chatham House Rule and will be off-the-record (no media) to facilitate open dialogue between our members and stakeholders.


Some of the confirmed speakers so far:

  • Brian Plastow, Scottish Biometrics Commissioner
  • David Birch, Author, Advisor and Commentator on Digital Financial Services
  • Diane Sabatino, Acting Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Field Operations,
    US Department of Homeland Security, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
  • Kai Zenner, Head of Office & Digital Policy Adviser, Axel Voss, MEP, European Parliament
  • Louise Maynard-Atem, Deputy Director Data & Insights (Digital Identity), Government Digital Service
  • Patrick Grother, Biometric Standards and Testing Lead, National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST)

See Congress speakers list.

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


    With thanks to our platinum sponsor FaceTec, our gold sponsors Entrust and Thales, our silver sponsors IDEMIA and Inverid and our exhibitors iProov and X Infotech


    For information on sponsoring and exhibiting please email Shelley@biometricsinstitute.org.


    • Government in service delivery and border management
    • Police and law enforcement
    • Healthcare
    • Large corporates
    • Retail and commerce
    • Aviation and travel 
    • Transport

    Job titles:
    • Decision-makers
    • Policy and governance
    • Business development
    • Digital transformation
    • Identity management
    • Technology solutions, product development
    • Security, cyber, risk


    Member users: GBP 740
    Member suppliers: GBP 1,160

    Non-member users: GBP 1,420
    Non-member suppliers: GBP 2,100

    Academic subscriber: GBP 250
    Academic non-subscriber: GBP 400
    Please note that the academic rate is for professionals – lecturers, full-time researchers, academics – for subscribers and non-subscribers.

    Student: GBP 213
    Proof of current full time student status must be provided before being eligible for the student rate. Student rate registrations will be processed at the discretion of the Biometrics Institute

    *All fees exclude VAT (@20%)


    To register, please complete the registration form below.

    We look forward to welcoming you to the Biometrics Institute Congress.

    For our full range of events, please see our events calendar.


    Registrations are closed for this event