2013 WCO IT Conference and Exhibition
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“Effective Solutions for Coordinated Border Management”

Explore the ways that modern information and communications technology can lead to exciting possibilities for a whole of government approach at the border

Atlantis The Palm, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

14 - 16 May 2013 - a three day conference focusing on exploring the role of IT

The IT Conference & Exhibition will take place, under the patronage of
H. H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President,
Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai

2013 Conference Objectives

To discover new approaches to Customs IT, with particular emphasis on the impact of closer cooperation with all border regulatory agencies and its potential impact on core business activities that will change the way border agencies and business operate.
To discuss coordinated border management from Customs, other border agency and trade perspective, addressing fundamental questions such as business transformation, partnerships and connectivity.
To bring together decision-makers from more than a hundred countries to discuss the implications of IT on all parties involved in international trade.
To experience best practice examples of the latest IT solutions, and identify opportunities in the Government and trade environment.
To meet a variety of potential partners and associates with a shared interest in promoting trade facilitation, strengthening supply chain management, maximizing cooperation amongst border stakeholders and strengthening border security.



Held alongside the conference, the exhibition will offer high quality networking and marketing opportunities for participants and vendors alike.

  • Acquire first hand information from suppliers and users on trends, technologies and solutions.
  • Benefit from an environment laced with great promotional and networking opportunities.
  • See the latest IT solutions that have been designed specifically for the international Customs and trade market.


 …Explore challenges and opportunities inherent in the bewildering world of modern IT solutions.


Who will attend? 

  • Customs authorities representatives from border regulatory agencies.
  • IT professionals.
  • Border business community.
  • Governmental and trade organizations. 
  • Lending institutions.
  • And others involved in the international trade arena.