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Asia Pacific Conference 2018

The Leading Forum for Biometric Users - Delivering Identity Assurance and Authentication

The Biometrics Institute is proud to present the 2018 Biometrics Institute Asia-Pacific Conference, to be held in Sydney on 30-31 May. Now in its 17th year, the conference continues to bring together biometric users from key government agencies, commercial organisations and technology providers to share ideas and discuss the opportunities biometrics offer and its implementation challenges.

We are committed to facilitating an increased level of current knowledge and skills for the sector through delivering training courses and workshops. These provide participants the opportunity to gain insights, receive practical knowledge, identify strategic challenges and potential pitfalls to avoid.

In conjunction with the Asia-Pacific Conference, we have organised two workshops on topical subjects and encourage you to book early to secure your place.

Face Recognition Workshop Sydney - 29 May 2018  REGISTER NOW

Privacy Impact Assessment Workshop Sydney  - 1 June 2018  REGISTER NOW

 Confirmed speakers for our two day Asia-Pacific Conference: 

  • Changi Airport Group - Siew Min Ang, Vice President
    How the adoption of facial recognition improved operational efficiency, security and passenger experience at Singapore’s Changi Airport T4

  • NSW Government - The Hon. David Elliot MP, Minister for Counter Terrorism, Minister for Corrections and Minister for Verteran Affairs
  • Australia Post - Cameron Gough, General Manager - Digital iD & DDC
    The evolution of Digital ID

  • International Air Transport Association - Vinoop Goel, Regional Director - Airport, Passenger, Cargo & Security
    Update on Fast Travel and One Identity
  • Office of Biometric Identity Management, Department of Homeland Security - Patrick Nemeth, Division Director - Identity Operations Division 
    The Future of DHS Biometric Identity Services- Homeland Advanced Recognition Technology (HART) Way Ahead
  • US Customs and Border Protection - Antonio J. Trindade, Associate Chief- Enforcement Systems, United States Border Patrol  Biometrics and the US Border Patrol
  • Sydney Airport - Lisa Airth, Project Manager - Terminal Design & Planning
    Case Study - Biometrics as part of the Fast Passenger Processing Project
  • Department of Home Affairs and the World Travel and Tourism Council - Paul Cross, Assistant Secretary, Enterprise Biometrics Branch Identity and Biometrics Division & Margy Osmond, Chief Executive Officer
    Panel - Border Management, the aviation sector and biometrics – why governments and the aviation sector have to work together
  • Immigration New Zealand - George Rodrigues, Manager Identity Services, Compliance Risk & Intelligence Services 
    Update on New Zealand’s Secure Real Time Platform (SRTP)

  • NIST - Patrick Grother, Biometric Standards and Testing Lead
    Bias in face recognition

  • Australian Film, Television & Radio School - Penelope Thomas, Project Lead, Applied Industry Research for Innovation
    Biometric and Qualitative Data Comparison

  • Australian Payments Network and MasterCard - Victoria Richardson, Chief Strategy Officer & Mallika Sathi, Vice President - Security Solutions
    Panel: Biometrics and the revolution in payments authentication

  • NSW Department of Justice - Darren Bark, Director- Policy Design and Performance
  • Department of Internal Affairs New Zealand - William Hopgood, Senior Advisor- Business & Product Development
    Digital on-Boarding for New Zealand’s RealMe project











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Registration fees: covers 2 days
Please note that preference is given to members and end users. Non-members can register at the non-member fee but spaces will be subject to availability.  

User = Government agency or other user of biometric technologies i.e. financial institution.
Supplier = System integrator, consultant, manufacturer etc

User Member (incl.GST) AUD$1,260
User Non-Member (incl.GST) AUD$1,775 
Supplier Member (incl.GST) AUD$1,540
Supplier Non-Member (incl.GST) AUD$1,980
University Subscribers (incl.GST) AUD$265
University Non-Subscribers (incl.GST) AUD$380

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When:  29 May 2018

Facilitated by Patrick Grother and Mei Ngan, this workshop will cover face recognition performance including gains from the new generation of algorithms, demographic effects, ageing and other results from the NIST Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT).  Target Audience is end-users, integrators, application developers and others interested in the technical performance aspects of face detection and recognition.   REGISTER NOW

Privacy Impact Assessment Workshop Sydney 

When: 1 June 2018

A Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) is a process which helps organisations plan their privacy policies and practices so that risks are anticipated and the privacy of people dealing with that organisation is protected.
All PIAs should be conducted at the planning stage of any new business development and it is especially important to do this when introducing biometrics.
Facilitated by Hon. Terry Aulich, this half day course will help you develop a PIA tool for planning, rolling out and managing a business development which contains a biometric. REGISTER NOW


The Biometrics Institute provides training and course material as a tool to help you conduct due diligence.  While the Institute has used reasonable care to ensure the accuracy of the material and course, due to the content and variable inputs during and after the process of implementing biometrics, the Institute cannot be held accountable for outcomes or compliance.  The material and course have been prepared for informational purposes only and are not intended to provide legal or compliance advice.   You should consult your legal advisor should you require advice on the legal or compliance aspects of the material or course.