2013 WCO IT Conference and Exhibition
Corporate Sponsor

SICPA is the leading global provider of security ink and solutions for the authentication of banknotes, value documents and products. Its traceability solution SICPATRACE®, designed to assist Governments in their sovereign mission to enhance tax revenue, now secures over 70 billion products per year worldwide generating 40 billion dollars of tax revenues over products such as tobacco, alcohol, soft drinks and pharmaceuticals products. It is meant to increase tax collection through illicit trade reduction and to support tax policies when increases of excise rates are likely to raise illicit trade levels.

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Premier Platinium Sponsors

Becoming a customs agency of the future is no longer just a goal—it’s an imperative. Our cutting-edge research, analytical insight, customs solutions, innovations in technology and process, and experience working with the world’s leading customs agencies uniquely position Accenture to help agencies achieve intelligent operations and meet the challenges of the modern customs environment. The right mix of customs technology, modernization, and improvement approaches will allow agencies to achieve high performance long into the future. Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world's most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments.


Digital Coding & Tracking Association

Today’s supply chains are global, complex and involve many parties. Securing them and preventing illicit trade requires a coordinated, international response underpinned by proven, cost-effective technology solutions that work across national borders.

The Digital Coding & Tracking Association (DCTA) promotes technical standards and digital solutions designed to provide stakeholders across the supply chain – from finance ministries and customs to the trade and consumers – with the tools, information and capacity needed to really tackle illicit trade.

Bringing together product tracking and tracing, authentication and tax verification capabilities, Codentify® is a complete solution for tackling illicit trade that meets international regulatory requirements and delivers for those on the front line.

At Microsoft, we're motivated and inspired every day by how our customers use our software to find creative solutions to business problems, develop breakthrough ideas, and stay connected to what's most important to them.
We are committed long term to the mission of helping our customers realize their full potential. Just as we constantly update and improve our products, we want to continually evolve our company to be in the best position to accelerate more flexible and scalable technologies such as Cloud Computing as they emerge and to better serve our customers. With our technology partners, we are developing innovative solutions that facilitate trade and align to the public and private sector needs of a much changed global environment. In particular, with advances in Cloud Computing we work hand-in-hand with customers and partners in the public and private sectors, including international organizations and government agencies, to help them leverage the future of IT hosting. 
Official Carrier


Emirates is one of the world’s fastest growing airlines. With a fleet of nearly 200 fuel efficient aircraft, the multi-award winning carrier flies to more than 130 destinations. In 2012, Emirates launched a host of exciting new routes; Dublin, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Dallas Fort Worth, Seattle, Lusaka, Harare, Ho Chi Minh City, Barcelona, Lisbon, Erbil, Washington DC, Adelaide, Lyon and Phuket. Services to Warsaw and Algiers have already started this year with Tokyo Haneda and Clark International in the Philippines to follow.

The airline is the largest operator of the Airbus A380. In 2013, Emirates’ expansion plans have been supported by the opening in Dubai of the world’s first purpose-built A380 concourse.

Gold Sponsors

BUREAU VERITAS is a global leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification, delivering high quality services to help clients meet the growing challenges of quality, safety, environmental protection and social responsibility. As a trusted partner, we offer innovative solutions that go beyond simple compliance with regulations and standards, reducing risk, improving performance and promoting sustainable development. We have a worldwide geographical coverage with about 60,000 employees in 940 offices and 340 laboratories.

BUREAU VERITAS/ Government Services & International Trade Division is a leading provider of trade facilitation services to Governments in line with WCO SAFE standards:

§ Risk management solutions for trade facilitation and security

§ X-Ray scanner non-intrusive inspection programmes

§ Single Window: implementation and operation of an information system that automates, optimizes and secures business processes of public and private stakeholders in a trade community (port, airport, free trade zone…).

§ Integrated border management solution combining cargo community system, customs management system, single window and risk management system

BUREAU VERITAS delivers world class services thanks to a 30-year-experience in trade facilitation and the use of state of the art technologies provided by our strategic partners.

Established in January 1997, the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) is tasked with promoting tourism and marketing Dubai’s commercial interests. It operates 18 overseas representative offices and participates in over 50 travel exhibitions. 

Its mission is to strengthen Dubai economy through the development of sustainable tourism.

DTCM is the licensing body for hotel establishments in Dubai and manages the Middle East’s biggest cruise tourism terminal.  It operates Dubai Convention and Events Bureau (DCEB) and is a certified examination centre for International Diploma in Travel and Tourism offered by the University of Cambridge.

Tel: +971-4-2821111

Email: info@dubaitourism.ae

Visit www.dubaitourism.ae and www.definitelydubai.com

Customs organisations require more than just new technology; they need a comprehensive approach to their business challenges based on a clear understanding of the issues, a deep knowledge of the Customs business, advanced business and technological thinking, and talented professionals who are passionate about what they do.
IBM is committed to supporting and assisting governments and partner organisations as they address the challenge of the e-Customs transformation. We have invested in a dedicated global team of industry consultants, subject matter experts and solution developers, who focus on developing assets and providing solutions and services to Customs organisations within the total supply chain of global trade.
Our solutions combine IBM’s unique insight into Customs organisations with leading strategic consulting skills and unparalleled technical assets to help our clients forge a new path to more effective, efficient and responsive operations. Our success is accomplished by building strong relationships with our clients and their partners, by completing complex systems integration projects on time and within budget, by providing consulting services, and by introducing innovative solutions that are backed by IBM’s extensive research and development capabilities and underpinned by IBM’s broad portfolio of technology offerings.

Nafith Logistics applies RFID technology to streamline the movement of cargo through Customs depots, ports, dry ports, and other transport hubs.

Nafith delivers high tech solutions to streamline Customs work within border crossings and Customs yards, including truck and cargo security and identification, electronic gates, transit corridors, paperless documents, and weighbridge automation.

Nafith’s patented Rasasa (eSeals) as well as high security truck identification technology help secure the supply chain as well as integrate Customs processes internally and externally. 

The Rasasa replaces the conventional cargo and container seals with advanced, passive, tamper proof, RFID enabled, disposable seals.”

Email: info@nafith.com

Silver Sponsors

Bull, a world leader in high-performance computing, has been supporting customs and tax authorities globally for over twenty years. Our e-biscus and e-ris products provide customs and revenue authorities with the complete suite needed for optimised operations. We supply business solutions to deliver strategic transformation and support change for authorities such as Republic of Ireland and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia who are dedicated to maximising efficiency while balancing the need for security management, revenue collection and facilitation and growth of legitimate trade.

As Europe’s leading IT supplier, we offer a wide range of open and secure solutions to government and business (including cloud computing) for leading clients such as:

  •  Petrobas: accelerating oil exploration
  •  Societe Generale: predicting changes in financial     markets
  •  NATO: providing protection against attack
  •   Xerox: deploying new cloud computing services
  •   DCNS: (Direction des Construction Navales) developing combat on-board    systems


CrimsonLogic is a pioneer as well as a well-regarded leader in trade facilitation solutions. We developed the Singapore’s TradeNet in 1989, and has been operating it continually for the past 24 years. We have successfully implemented National Single Window, Customs Management, Port Community and Free Trade Zone Systems as well as Consultancies to over 25 countries across five continents for more than 20 years.

We are a trusted advisor to governments to help them to design, build and operate state-of-the-art and innovative solutions and services that enables them to simplify trade processes, remove bottlenecks and extend greater control over cross-border trade with enhanced efficiency and cost savings. Our wealth of experience and deep domain expertise has enabled our customers to have seamless information connectivity with their trade communities and the logistics ecosystem. 

Back by our long years of international experience and strong track record, we are fully committed to quality, providing customers with the assurance of successful project delivery and achievement of their trade facilitation goals.


West Blue Consulting, is a world class business and IT-consulting and technology firm, with its origins in the United Kingdom. We transform the performance of leading organizations in both the private and public sectors. From concept to strategy development and detailed implementation, we consistently deliver our clients with rapid, high-impact results. With over 30 years of its combined consultants' experience in providing private sector and e-government solutions, facilitating trade, modernizing and building capacity in institutions throughout the world which includes the design, development and implementation of appropriate people, processes, policy and platform (IT) solutions, we ensure that we provide the Right Solution; the Right People and the Right Equipment to deliver long term sustainable ICT environments for our clients. 

West Blue's consultants have worked in partnership with several Governments as well as various international bodies such as the World Bank, the IMF, the UN, Commonwealth Secretariat and bilateral donors including the Governments of USA, UK, Germany and the EU.

 The Webb Fontaine Group is a leading edge IT company specialized in Customs Modernization and Trade Efficiency, with global presence in Europe, Asia, the Middle-East and Africa. Webb Fontaine has two main IT Development Centers and one global Valuation Center.

Webb Fontaine’s electronic Single Window solution, powered by its proprietary software, TradeWorldManager (TWM), provides the most advanced integrated solution to Customs administrations, Government agencies and to the trading community. TWM also integrates tools for revenue control and dwell time monitoring.

Webb Fontaine Trade Platform is an off-the-shelf solution, which can be customized in record time to the specific needs of customers.