International borders community meets at institute gathering

An international audience of biometric border professionals converged on the Biometrics Institute online borders event this month, discussing topics including the Entry/Exit System, interoperability, trust and data sharing, vaccine certificates and international travel.

The institute has a long track record in bringing together a diverse multi-stakeholder community. More than 50% of the delegates to the ID@Borders and Future of Travel Conference were users, with a majority of those representing government.

Participating organisations included the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), German Federal Office of Administration (BVA), the European Commission, Immigration and Checkpoints Authority of Singapore, International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs, UK Home Office, US Customs and Border Protection and the World Economic Forum.

Isabelle Moeller, Biometrics Institute chief executive said, ‘The Biometrics Institute is clearly the place to have open and trusted discussions on what good biometrics practices look like. This year some of our long-standing members from the other side of the world were able to join us for the very first time at the ID@Borders event. We could truly connect our global membership community from the west coast of America to Wellington. Anyone who should have been there, was there and we thank them all, and our sponsors for supporting us once again.’

Sponsors SITA, Thales, IDEMIA, Secunet, Facetec, ReadID, Vision-Box and WorldReach – an Entrust company, took part in a virtual exhibition – still available on the institute’s website – where visitors can learn more about the suppliers’ work and contact them directly. Some of these sponsors also took part in a behind the scenes tour within the event itself, showcasing their projects and workspaces.

The conference is available on demand here.


Notes to editors:

The Biometrics Institute is the independent and impartial international membership organisation for biometric users and other interested parties. It was established in 2001 to promote the responsible use of biometrics and has offices in London and Sydney.

With more than a thousand members from 240 membership organisations spread across 30 countries, it represents a global and diverse multi-stakeholder community. This includes banks, airlines, government agencies, biometric experts, privacy experts, suppliers and academics.

The Biometrics Institute connects the global biometrics community. It shares knowledge with its members and key stakeholders and most importantly, develops good-practices and thought leadership for the responsible and ethical use of biometrics.

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