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ID@Borders Conference 2020

28 April-29 April


Click here for information on the members-only Good Practice Framework consultative workshop.

The Biometrics Institute’s 8th annual ID@Borders Conference will take place on 28-29 April 2020 in Brussels.

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:

  • Krum Garkov, Executive Director, eu-LISA, Belgium
  • Ann-Charlotte Nygard, Head of Unit, Technical Assistance and Capacity Building, European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), Austria

  • Fares Rahmun, IT-Project Manager, EU VIS and Smart Borders, Federal Office of Administration, Germany

  • 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

  • Ralph Breithaupt, Project Manager and Senior Scientist, New Technologies and Foundations, Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), Germany

  • Petra Molnar, Mozilla Fellow, European Digital Rights (EDRi)

  • Eugene Kramer, Lead Designer – Passenger Experience/IT – CTO, Heathrow Airport, UK

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

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

  • Nicolas Goniak, Account Manager, Ministry of the Interior, France
  • Raoul Cooper, 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

  • Hans de Moel, Director, Biometrics Institute & Innovation Officer, KMar, Royal Netherlands Marechaussee (KMar Schiphol) – Ministry of Defence, Netherlands

  • Narjess Abdennebi, Chief Facilitation Section,  Aviation Security and Facilitation, Air Transport Bureau, International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), Canada (subject to final confirmation)
  • Mick O’Connell, Director, Biometrics Institute
  • Raul Sanchez-Reillo, Associate Professor, University Carlos III Madrid, Spain

  • Daniel Bachenheimer, Director, Biometrics Institute

The full agenda will be available soon.

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

Please note, we have a room block on hold at the Renaissance Hotel where the event is taking place. To book a room, please use this link.

Conference registration fees:

User member: GBP 610
User non member: GBP 1065

Supplier member: GBP 990
Supplier non member: GBP 1675

27 April 2020: CONSULTATIVE WORKSHOP: Navigating the Biometrics Institute Good Practice Framework

Time to roll up your sleeves and apply biometric good practice to operational scenarios!

The Biometrics Institute Good Practice Framework* is a first-of-its-kind good practice tool for biometrics. It outlines the stages of the strategic planning, procurement and operation of a biometric system and helps you navigate a pathway through the factors that may influence your application.

A first draft was presented to members at the Biometrics Institute Congress in London in October and at events in Australia and New Zealand. Now, attached to our first three events of 2020 we are offering you, our members, an exclusive preview of the revised framework at a series of workshops.

This is your chance to gain access to the as yet unreleased framework, test it with real scenarios and get the chance to shape its development.

These are members-only events and are free to attend. Places are limited to 50 attendees so register now to secure your place by emailing nicky@biometricsinstitute.org.

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28 April
29 April
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Renaissance Brussels Hotel
Rue du Parnasse 19
Brussels, 1050 Belgium