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ID @ Borders & Future of Travel 11-12 April 2019 In Cooperation with OSCE

11 April 2019-12 April 2019

The Hofburg

This annual event provides an independent and impartial forum for the multitude of players managing identities along the end-to-end border and travel continuum. This year we are absolutely delighted to be partnering with the OSCE.  This gathering will be held at their headquarters, The Hofburg in Vienna and this partnership will bring a whole new audience with challenges and opportunities – an exciting initiative for us to bring our established network together with this market.


Biometrics Institute chief executive Isabelle Moeller and OSCE’s Simon Deignan explain why the conference will be an industry first

Speakers include:

  • Thomas Greminger, Secretary General, OSCE
  • Lukáš Parízek, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office for the Slovak OSCE Chairmanship 2019 
  • Krum Garkov, Executive Director, European Union Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (eu-LISA)
  • Philippe van Triel, Policy Officer, European Commission
  • Sandrine Trochu, Senior Sales Director – Border Control, IDEMIA

  • Simon Deignan, Programme Manager – Travel Document Security, Transnational Threats Department, OSCE
  • Fares Rahmun, IT-Project Manager, EU VIS and Smart Borders, Federal Office of Administration (BVA Bundesverwaltungsamt, Germany)
  • Hans de Moel, Director, Biometrics Institute & Innovation Officer, KMar, Royal Netherlands Marechaussee (KMar Schiphol) – Ministry of Defence
  • Frank Steffens, Head of Product Management and Business Development, Secunet
  • Matt Schneider, Director, Entry/Exit Transformation Office, US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) – US Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
  • Karen Tso, Deputy Director, NHQ – Admissibility; Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship, Canada (IRCC)
  • Nadine Bennett, Manager, Innovation, Project & Solutions Support Team, Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship, Canada (IRCC)

  • Zuzana Nemethova, Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic, Institute of Forensic Science
  • Peter Smallridge, Commercial Lead EU & International Institutions, Gemalto

  • Christine Bradley, Programme Manager UN OCT, United Nations
  • David Grauel, Program Manager, Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM), Dept. of Homeland Security, USA
  • Mohammed Nijil Malayil, Business Analyst, INTERPOL General Secretariat

  • Ann-Charlotte Nygard, Head of Technical Assistance & Capacity Building Unit, European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights

  • Roger Baldwin, Advisory Board, Biometrics Institute and Director, ID Transnational Consultancy
  • Martin George, Consultant – Digital Solutions, OVD Kinegram
  • Niall McCann, Lead Electoral Advisor, Bureau of Policy & Programme Support, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • Helena Bononi, Industry Affairs Director, World Travel and Tourism Council

  • Heidrun Holin, Senior Project Manager, Deutsche Lufthansa AG
  • Raoul Cooper, Director, Biometrics Institute; Design Manager – Digital, International Airlines Group
  • Haroona Irshad-Franklin, Director, Future Borders, Cross-Government Border Delivery Group, Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC), UK

  • Andy Smith, Head of Business Development, SITA
  • Jean-François Lennon, Vice President Sales and Marketing, Vision-Box

  • Steven Grant, Director of Business Development, WorldReach
  • Glen Wimbury, Glen Wimbury, Tech and Innovations Lead, Future Borders Programme, Cross-Government Border Delivery Group, Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC), UK

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.


Target Audience 

The conference spans the whole border and travel continuum and will be attended by organisations and experts involved or interested in:

  1. Borders, Customs and Immigration (border agencies, government)
  2. Passports and ID cards
  3. Civil registration, birth certificates, voter registration
  4. Travel and tourism
  5. Aviation, rail, maritime and travel industry

Also in attendance will be international and humanitarian organisations, regulators, biometric suppliers as well as academics from around the globe. 


We would like to present you with the opportunity to attend ‘Introducing Biometrics at the Border’ Training Course taking place on the 11th of April at Hofburg, Vienna. This training session is booked seperately and designed to provide an insight knowledge on a range of good practice guides developed by the Biometrics Institute and United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) and UN OCT.  Please click here to find out more information about this training course and how to register.


If you are interested in speaking or sponsorship opportunities, or have questions regarding the Biometrics Institute, please contact michelle@biometricsinstitute.org


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