About the Conference

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Asia Pacific Smart Card Association (APSCA) will host the 6th Conference on Technical Cooperation & Capacity Building for Border Management and Identity (6th BMIC), together with an exhibition of the latest border and identity management solutions, on 7-9 December 2022 in Bangkok, Thailand. Since the first Border Management and Identity Conference in 2010, this international event has become the largest gathering of national government authorities specializing in Immigration, Home Affairs, Border Control, Civil Registration, Customs, Population Management, Justice, Health, Public Security and other agencies with responsibilities in the area of Migration, Border and Identity Management.

The conference is an opportunity for stakeholders to share information on new developments and continue to define the border and identity management agenda, in pursuit of the stated objectives. The conference includes an exhibition of the latest solutions and technologies designed to improve facilitation of cross border movements while strengthening national security, to enable government authorities and international partner organizations to advance border and identity management processes.

Objective and Theme

The conference and exhibition were founded by IOM and APSCA as an initiative to support improvements in border and identity management, with a focus on the Asia Pacific region. The biennial meeting has a specific focus on fostering border and identity governance through closer consultation and cooperation between the key stakeholders in the sphere of identity management, including government authorities responsible for border and identity management, international partner organizations and development agencies, leading providers of identity solutions and subject matter experts.

This year's conference theme is Solutions to Minimize Disruption to Cross Border Movements of People and Trade while Safeguarding National Security During Pandemics. The 6th BMIC offers proven platforms for sharing information, experiences and new developments in border and identity management from representatives of all stakeholder groups over a full three-day period.

  • Official opening of conference and plenary session
  • Four workshops
  • 3-day exhibition of Border and Identity Management systems, equipment & document security
  • A forum for networking and information exchange

7 - 9
December 2022

Bangkok,
Thailand

42
Speakers

30
Exhibition Booths

Tentative Agenda     U P D A T E !

08:00 - 09:00: Registration


09:00 - 09:10: Opening Ceremony, Mr. Donato Colucci, Senior Regional Immigration and Border Management Specialist, IOM
09:10 - 09:20: Welcome Speech, Mr. Chatri Archjananun, Director-General, Department of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thailand
09:20 - 09:30: Welcome Message, Mr. Antonio Vitorino, Director-General, IOM
09:30 - 09:40: Keynote Speech, TBC, Frontex
09:40 - 09:45: Introductory Remarks, Mr. Dion Chamberlain, Manager, Product Development, Identity and Life Events, Department of Internal Affairs, New Zealand
09:45 - 10:05: Managing Border and Trade in A Landlocked Country during Pandemics, Mr. Pema L. Dorji, Director of Immigration, Department of Home and Cultural Affairs, Bhutan
10:05 - 10:25: Digital Travel Credentials (DTC), Mr. Remington Low, Regional Officer, Aviation Security & Facilitation, ICAO Asia & Pacific Office
10:25 - 10:30: Official Opening of Exhibition, Mr. Greg Pote, Chairman, APSCA

10:30 - 11:45: Refreshment Break

11:45 - 12:05: TBC, Mr. Dominic Suc, Assistant Director of Information System Services, Business Relationship Manager, INTERPOL
12:05 - 12:25: Challenges and Implementation of Emergency Travel Documents (ETD), Ms. Joelle Kuhn, Advisor, ICRC
12:25 - 12:45: Gender-responsive Policies in Health, Border and Mobility Management, Mr. Mohammad Naciri, Regional Director, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, UN Women

12:45 - 14:00: Lunch

14:00 - 14:20: Legal Identity Strategy, Mr. Nelson Goncalves, Identity Management and Biometrics Officer, IOM
14:20 - 14:40: Identity Management and Infrastructure in 2040, Mr. Fons Knopjes, Liaison Officer / Senior Advisor, National Office for Identity Data, Netherlands
14:40 - 15:00: Border Security and Management during COVID-19, Mr. Dennis Cosgrove, Head of the Border Security and Management Unit, OSCE Secretariat

15:00 - 16:00: Refreshment Break

16:00 - 16:20: TBC, Ms. Younkyung Kim, Regional Manager, Airport, Passenger, Cargo & Security, Asia Pacific, IATA
16:20 - 16:40: Document Fraud Trends while Travels are Restricted, Mr. Claudio Kavrecic, Head of Centre of Excellence for Combating Document Fraud, Frontex
16:40 - 17:00: ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) and Trade Facilitation during COVID-19, TBC, ASEAN Secretariat

Workshop 1 - Integrating health screening into border control and identity management processes at primary and secondary line inspection
09:05 - 09:15: Introduction to Workshop 1
09:15 - 09:30: Health Screening and Border Control: Experiences from Nigeria, Mr. Mohammed Babandede, Comptroller General of the Nigerian Immigration Service
09:30 - 09:45: TBC
09:45 - 10:00: TBC
10:00 - 10:15: Discussion

10:15 - 11:15: Refreshment Break

11:15 - 11:30: Health Screening in Border Control and Identity Management, Ms. Ana Clara Formiga, Coordinator of Migration Processes, Department of Migration, Ministry of Justice and Public Security, Brazil
11:30 - 11:45: TBC
11:45 - 12:00: TBC
12:00 - 12:15: Discussion
12:15 - 12:30: Outcome and Recommendations


Workshop 2 - Is facilitation still possible? Pivotal role of border management in preparing for the next pandemic
09:05 - 09:15: Introduction to Workshop 2
09:15 - 09:30: Facilitated Border Management and Control Procedures: Lessons Learned from the COVID-19, TBC, Immigration Services Agency, Ministry of Justice, Japan
09:30 - 09:45: TBC
09:45 - 10:00: TBC
10:00 - 10:15: Discussion

10:15 - 11:15: Refreshment Break

11:15 - 11:30: Unlocking the ID Ecosystem with OSIA: A Framework for Innovation, Competition and Sustainability, TBC, Secure Identity Alliance
11:30 - 11:45: TBC
11:45 - 12:00: TBC
12:00 - 12:15: Discussion
12:15 - 12:30: Outcome and Recommendations

12:30 - 14:05: Lunch


Workshop 3 - Credentials for pandemics: Innovative solutions to issues and processes involving "immunity travel documents"
14:05 - 14:15: Introduction to Workshop 3
14:15 - 14:30: Building Immunity Passport System, Ms. Ruth Annus, Head, Citizenship and Migration Policy Department, Ministry of Interior, Estonia
14:30 - 14:45: TBC
14:45 - 15:00: TBC
15:00 - 15:15: Discussion

15:15 - 16:15: Refreshment Break

16:15 - 16:30: TBC, Ministry of Interior, Austria
16:30 - 16:45: TBC
16:45 - 17:00: TBC
17:00 - 17:15: Discussion
17:15 - 17:30: Outcome and Recommendations


Workshop 4 - Beyond the biological threat: Strengthening border technology against cyber-attacks and technical disruptions
14:05 - 14:15: Introduction to Workshop 4
14:15 - 14:30: How COVID-19 Will Impact Future Cyberdiplomacy, Ms. Szilvia Toth, Cyber Security Officer, Transnational Threats Department, OSCE
14:30 - 14:45: Business Continuity Issues for Border Systems, Mr. Ross Greenwood, Principal, Identity Matters Consulting
14:45 - 15:00: TBC
15:00 - 15:15: Discussion

15:15 - 16:15: Refreshment Break

16:15 - 16:30: TBC, National Chief of Migration and International Police, Chile
16:30 - 16:45: TBC
16:45 - 17:00: TBC
17:00 - 17:15: Discussion
17:15 - 17:30: Outcome and Recommendations


09:10 - 09:20: Opening of Conference Day 3, Mr. Dion Chamberlain, Manager, Product Development, Identity and Life Events, Department of Internal Affairs, New Zealand
09:20 - 09:40: RealMe: Online Identity and Medical Verification, Mr. David Philp, General Manager, Partners & Products, Department of Internal Affairs, New Zealand
09:40 - 10:00: Concept of Trust Management and Digital Identity, Mr. Clément GORLT, Cyber Security and Research Manager, INCERT GIE, Luxembourg


10:00 - 11:00: Refreshment Break

11:00 - 11:20: Automated System for Customs Data (ASYCUDA) and Trade Facilitation, TBC, UNCTAD
11:20 - 11:40: TBC, Mr. Alessandro Telo, Senior Coordinator - Data and Information Management and Analysis, UNHCR
11:40 - 12:00: European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) for 2022, Mr. Krum Garkov, Executive Director, eu-LISA

12:00 - 13:30: Lunch

13:30 - 13:45: Report of Workshop 1 - Integrating health screening into border control and identity management processes at primary and secondary line inspection
13:45 - 14:00: Report of Workshop 2 - Is facilitation still possible? Pivotal role of border management in preparing for the next pandemic
14:00 - 14:15: Report of Workshop 3 - Credentials for pandemics: Innovative solutions to issues and processes involving "immunity travel documents"
14:15 - 14:30: Report of Workshop 4 - Beyond the biological threat: Strengthening border technology against cyber-attacks and technical disruptions
14:30 - 15:00: Closing Ceremony, Dr. Maria Nenette Motus, Regional Director, IOM's Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

Speakers

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Antonio Vitorino

Director General
IOM

Chairperson: Dion Chamberlain

Manager
Product Development, Identity and Life Events
Department of Internal Affairs, New Zealand

Chatri Archjananun

Director General
Department of Consular Affairs
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thailand

Dr. Nenette Motus

Regional Director
IOM Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

Monica Goracci

Director
Department of Migration Management
IOM

Mohammad Naciri

Regional Director
UN Women
Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

Donato Colucci

Senior Regional IBM Specialist
IOM Regional Office for Asia and Pacific

Younkyung Kim

Regional Manager
Airport, Passenger, Cargo & Security, Asia Pacific
IATA

Greg Pote

Chairman
APSCA

Claudio Kavrecic

Head of Centre of Excellence
for Combating Document Fraud
Frontex

Ana Clara Formiga

Coordinator of Migration Processes
Department of Migration
Brazil

Fons Knopjes

Liaison Officer / Senior Advisor
National Office for Identity Data
Netherlands

Ir. Prof. Raymong Wong

Professor
Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Ross Greenwood

Principal
Identity Matters Consulting


Venue

AVANI Riverside Bangkok Hotel
257 Charoennakorn Road, Thonburi
Bangkok 10600, Thailand
Tel: +66 2 431 9100
Book Your Room

riverside.bangkok@avanihotels.com

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Confirmed Participants

  • Australia

  • Austria

  • Brazil

  • Chile

  • Hong Kong SAR, China

  • Japan

  • Netherlands

  • New Zealand

  • Thailand


Pending Confirmation

  • Afghanistan

  • Algeria

  • Azerbaijan

  • Bangladesh

  • Belgium

  • Bhutan

  • Cambodia

  • Canada

  • Chad

  • Cook Islands

  • Côte d'Ivoire

  • Egypt

  • Estonia

  • Ethiopia

  • European Commission

  • France

  • Germany

  • India

  • Indonesia

  • Iraq

  • Italy

  • Kenya

  • Lao People's Democratic Republic

  • Lebanon

  • Liberia

  • Luxembourg

  • Macao SAR, China

  • Malaysia

  • Maldives

  • Marshall Islands

  • Mauritania

  • Republic of Moldova

  • Mongolia

  • Mozambique

  • Myanmar

  • Nepal

  • Niger

  • Nigeria

  • Norway

  • Pacific Immigration Development Community

  • Pakistan

  • Papua New Guinea

  • Paraguay

  • Peru

  • Republic of Korea

  • Romania

  • Rwanda

  • Sierra Leone

  • Singapore

  • Solomon Islands

  • Somalia

  • Spain

  • Sri Lanka

  • Switzerland

  • Tajikistan

  • United Republic of Tanzania

  • Timor-Leste

  • Tonga

  • Turkey

  • Uganda

  • Ukraine

  • United States of America

  • Vanuatu

  • Viet Nam

In Partnership With

Photos from Previous Conferences


Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

18th Floor, Rajanakarn Building,
3 South Sathorn Road, Sathorn, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
Tel: +66 2 343 9414

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