The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and APSCA will host the 6th Conference on Technical Cooperation & Capacity Building for Border Management and Identity (6th BMIC), together with an exhibition of latest border and identity management solutions, on 8-10 December 2020 in Bangkok, Thailand.
Since the 1st Border Management and Identity Conference in 2010, this international event has become the largest gathering of National Government Authorities including Immigration, Identity, Border Control, Civil Registration, Customs, Population Management, Justice, Public Security and other agencies with responsibilities in the area of Migration, Border and Identity Management in Asia.
The conference and exhibition were founded by IOM and APSCA as an initiative to support improvements in border and identity management, with a focus in the Asia Pacific region. The biennial meeting has a specific focus on fostering identity governance through closer consultation and cooperation between the key stakeholder groups in the identity ecosystem, including:
The conference is an opportunity for the stakeholders to share information on key developments and continue to define the border and identity management agenda to achieve the stated objectives.
The conference also includes an exhibition of latest solutions and technologies to enable government authorities and international partner organisations to enhance border and identity management processes by improving facilitation and strengthening security.
What People Said about the 5th BMIC
"It was an eye-opening event that not only showed what is available currently but also as to what the future trends in identity management are."
- Kairangi Samuela, Cook Islands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration
"This conference brings the gap closer between the most advanced countries and the developing countries in terms of utilization of technological advance in the area of border management."
- Shafiqullah Arian, Deputy in Civil Affairs, Afghanistan Border Police
"This event is extremely important for the knowledge of new border identification methodologies, as well as new associated technologies."
- ELIAS OLIVEIRA DE AMORIM NETO, Department of Migration, Ministry of Justice, Brazil
"An incredibly valuable meeting place of key stakeholders discussing topics that matter. One of the highlights of this year."
- Stephan Hofstetter, Managing Partner, SECOIA Executive Consultants
"Great event for networking not only within suppliers of the industry but also direct conversations with government personnels and different interested stakeholders."
- Shanty Joeng, Director, IXLA
The Radiant Awards
In 2020, APSCA will organise the 3rd Radiant Awards Ceremony which will be held in conjunction with the 6th BMIC Reception Dinner. This is an opportunity for identity authorities and their partners from around the world to promote and raise awareness about their achievements in border and identity management.
Check out winners of the 2nd Radiant Awards:
The 6th Border Management and Identity Conference on Technical Cooperation and Capacity Building is the largest regional meeting focusing on national border management and identity. National government agencies involved in Immigration, Border Control, Customs, e-Passports, Refuge and Asylum Management, Law Enforcement, Justice & Security, Communications & Technology, and other agencies with responsibilities in the area of Border Management, are entitled to participate in the conference free-of-charge. APSCA and the IOM will be inviting international organisations to share information about refugee and asylum management they have implemented and share their best practices.
Leading Solutions Providers
Companies providing solutions for border management in the following areas listed below are invited to participate in this event. Contact the APSCA office for information about our available sponsorship and exhibition packages.
The 6th Border Management and Identity Conference on Technical Cooperation and Capacity Building represents the best business development opportunity in Asia. In sharp contrast to commercial conferences and exhibitions around the world, participating companies can expect to be outnumbered by their existing and potential government customers at the conference in Bangkok.