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ID@Borders Conference 2020

20 October-21 October


We have moved our 8th annual ID@Borders Conference to 20-21 October in London. For the first time it will co-locate with our annual Biometrics Institute Congress.

Over half of our existing April speakers have already confirmed that they’ll be joining us in London. We will be updating the programme over the coming days, but you can still register by clicking the button at the top of this page.

To read how coronavirus has affected our other events, click here.

This year will be an important one for our borders as the community prepares for the launch of the Entry/Exit System (EES) and the as yet unknown implications of Brexit. At the same time, progress needs to be made on issues around interoperability, data sharing, data protection and privacy. New challenges are also emerging around trust in data and the resilience of systems as the risk of spoofing and morphing grows. 

Key themes for this year’s event will include:

  • EES and ETIAS
  • Data protection and data sharing – What’s the best way forward? Different initiatives and lessons learnt.
  • Digital travel credentials  
  • Privacy – How do interactions between governments happen so privacy handling is consistent and proportionate? 
  • Trust in data – Issues around spoofing and morphing and live/self-enrolment for travel and identity documents
  • Interoperability – Standards and collaboration for a seamless travel experience
  • Country updates from global members
  • Accuracy, bias and artificial intelligence

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Wojciech Wiewiórowski, European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS)
  • 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)
  • Ann-Charlotte Nygard, Head of Unit, Technical Assistance and Capacity Building, European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), Austria

  • Fares Rahmun, Smart Borders & Interoperability, Federal Office of Administration (BVA Bundesverwaltungsamt), Germany

  • Richard Rinkens, Coordinator for Biometrics and Identity Management, European Commission, Belgium

  • David Nockels, First Assistant Secretary, Identity and Biometrics Division, Security and Resilience Group, Department of Home Affairs, Australia

  • Rein Suld, Program Manager, IT Development Center, Ministry of Interior, Estonia

  • Antonia Rana, Scientific Officer, Directorate E – Space, Security and Migration Joint Research Centre, European Commission, Italy

  • Gorancho Stojkovski, Border Security and Management Unit, Transnational Threats Department (TNTD), Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Austria

  • Lisette Looren de Jong, Project Leader, Innovation Border Management, Ministry of Security and Justice, Netherlands

  • Philippe van Triel, Policy Officer, European Commission (EC), Belgium

  • Richard Camman, Head of Business Development, Vision-Box
  • Margherita Natali, Border Security and Management Unit, United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre (UNCCT)  
  • Andreas Wolf, Chairman, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27 Information security, cybersecurity and privacy protection, Germany

  • Vinh Nguyen-Xuan,Senior Project Manager, Fraport, Germany

  • Glen Wimbury, Member, Borders User Group, Biometrics Institute

  • Nicolas Goniak, Adviser, IT, Ministry of the InteriorFrance

  • Eugene Kramer, Head of Cybersecurity for Passenger, AVSEC and Borders, Heathrow Airport, UK

  • Estelle Masse, Senior Policy Analyst, AccessNow, Belgium
  • Raoul Cooper, Deputy Chairman & Director, Biometrics Institute and Design Manager – Digital Airport, International Airlines Group, UK
  • Christian Kraetzer, Institute of Technical and Business Information Systems (ITI), Otto-von-Guericke-University of Magdeburg, Germany

  • Mick O’Connell, Director, Biometrics Institute
  • Daniel Bachenheimer, Director, Biometrics Institute

The full agenda will be available soon.

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.

Please register through the main Biometrics Institute Congress page.

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For further information on the agenda or sponsorship opportunities, please email michelle@biometricsinstitute.org.


20 October
21 October
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Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre
London, United Kingdom


Agenda Notification Email
nicky@biometricsinstitute.org, michelle@biometricsinstitute.org, emilia@biometricsinstitute.org, manager@biometricsinstitute.org