2014 WCO IT Conference and Exhibition
Agenda and Presentations
4 May 2014
17:00 - 19:00Registration
Location: Ann street lobby, Sofitel Brisbane Central
19:00 - 20:30Welcome Reception
Venue: Customs House
Sponsored by IBM

Day 1: Monday 5 May 2014
Location: Ann street Lobby, Sofitel Brisbane Central
10:00 - 10:45Official Opening Ceremony of the 2014 WCO IT Conference & Exhibition
10:45 - 12:00VIP Exhibition Tour and Press Conference
10:45 - 12:00Refreshment and contact break
Sponsored by De La Rue

12:00 - 12:20Keynote speech:
Mr. Michael Pezzullo, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS)
12:20 - 13:00Keynote Speeches
13:00 - 14:30Networking lunch
Sponsored by Accenture
14:30Conference Chair
Mr. Randall Brugeaud, Chief Technology Officer (ACBPS)
14:40 - 15:00Keynote
Mr. Barry Hore, Chief Operations Officer, South African Revenue Service (SARS) 
15:00 - 16:30Round Table 1: Are we ready to implement the WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation? What is the role of Customs and other border agencies in increasing economic competitiveness and improving border efficiency for trade and travel?

Facilitator: Mr. Stephen Morris, Chair, International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations, FIATA

  •  Mr. Paul Campbell, Group Manager, Border Operations, New Zealand Customs Service (NZCS)
  • Mr. Kunio Mikuriya, Secretary General, World Customs Organization (WCO)
  • Mr. Pascal Clivaz, Deputy Director General, Universal Postal Union (UPU)
  • Ms. Carmen Gisela Vergara, Secretaria General, Secretaría de Integración Económica Centroamericana (SIECA) - presentation
  • Mr. David Holly, Assistant Secretary, Intellectual Property, Aid for Trade and Other Issues Branch, Office of Trade Negotiations, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
16:30 - 17:00Refreshment and contact break
Sponsored by CrimsonLogic
17:00 - 17:20Keynote speech:
Mr. Robin Cartwright, Partner, Strategy Team, KPMG - presentation
17:20 - 18:30Panel 1: Information Technologies accelerating Trade Facilitation - How can IT help meet commitments stemming from the WTO Agreement?
Moderator: Mr. Jonathan Koh, Director, Trade Facilitation Centre of Excellence, Crimsonlogic
19:30 - 22:00Conference dinner
Venue: Brisbane City Hall

Sponsored by DCTA

Day 2: Tuesday 6 May 2014
Location: Ann street Lobby, Sofitel Brisbane Central
09:30 - 09:50Keynote:
Mr. Bill Williamson, Director Customs, HM Revenue & Customs, UK - presentation
09:50 - 11:15Panel 2: Data Quality and other ways in which the private sector can contribute to raising the efficiency and effectiveness of border procedures.

Moderator: Ms. Helen Cochrane
, Director, Government Revenue Solutions, De La Rue
11:15 - 11:45Refreshment and contact break
Sponsored by Webb Fontaine
11:45 - 12:00Keynote speech:
Mr. Martyn Dunne, Director-General of the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) - presentation
12:00 - 13:30Round Table 2: National and international practices for Coordinated Border Management.

Facilitator: Mr. Fernando Calingin, Director, Commodities Inspection & Testing Services, Webb Fontaine
13:30 - 14:30Buffet lunch
Sponsored by IRU
14:30 - 18:00Tech Talk Sessions

Continuous refreshments sponsored by: BureauVeritas





Continuous refreshments

Sponsored by:

TechTalk 1
Room A

TechTalk 2
Room B

TechTalk 3
Room C

Moderators and topics

Mr. David Hunt, Customs Advisor, General Directorate of Customs, Royal Oman Police

Ms. Milena Budimirovic, Technical Officer, WCO

Ms. Louise Wiggett, Managing Director, eTradex

Topic Foundations & Development of the Single Window (SW) from Data Model (DM) to implementation


14:30 – 15:00

Mr. Satya Prasad Sahu, Senior Technical Officer, WCO - DM -ppt

Mr. Micheal Dill, GEFEG - Modeling -ppt

Dr. Lance Thompson, Vice Chair, UN CEFACTIUNCEFACT – UN Recommendations - ppt

Ms. Sue Probert, Director, SEPIABeb Ltd and Co-Chair of the ISO 7372 maintencance Agency - ISO - Standards. - ppt

Ms. Valentina Mintah, SW Advisor, Nigeria - SW Implementation

Ms. Raelene Vivian, National Director Customers and Channels, ACBPS - ppt

Mr. Chris Thibedeau, Vice President, Customs and Law Enforcement Solutions, Accenture - ppt

15:00 – 15:30

Mr. Paul Donohoe, Programme Manager, Electronic postal services & E-Commerce, Universal Postal Union (UPU) - ppt

Mr. Christophe Renard, Marketing Director, SICPA - ppt

Mr. Sameer Mubarak, Business Development Director, Nafith - ppt

15:30 – 16:00

Mr. Sassoon Grigorian, Director of Public Policy, Ebay - ppt

16:00 – 16:30

Mr. Tim McGrath, Document Engineering Services - ppt

Mr. Maxime Burzlaff, Manager, International Networks, Australia Post - ppt

Mr. Ken Fitzpatrick, Managing Director, Nordiko Quarantine systems Pty Ltd

Inspecting Cargo in containers with Safety - ppt


Mr. Satya Prasad Sahu, Senior Technical Officer, WCO

 Ms. Teresa Conolan, National Manager International and Industry, Trade and Customs Division, ACBPS

Dr. Lance Thompson, Vice Chair, UN CEFACTIUNCEFACT – UN Recommendations


16:30 – 17:00

Mr. Pieter Verbakel, Dutch Customs, EU SW AnNa project -ppt

Mr. Michael Odgers, Director Industry ACBPS   Mr. Peter Brennan, Architect, IBM Australia - ppt

Mr. Kazunari Igarashi, Deputy Director, Enforcement Division, Japan

Mr. Gordon Wright, Senior Manager, Cargo Security Processes & Standards, IATA - ppt

Mr. Robin Cartwright, - ppt KPMG & GS1 Australia “Track and Trace Approaches in Tobacco - KPMG and GS1 Thought Leadership”


Mr. Alioune Dione, Customs Senegal, Head of IT Department & Mr. Mor Talla Diop, Gainde 2000, Business Development Manager - From Automation of Customs Procedures to Paperless - A Qualitative Leap towards Business improvement in Senegal - ppt

17:00 – 17:30

Dr. Waiel Said, E-government Portfolio Director, SW Project, Qatar General Directorate of Customs - ppt

17:30 – 18:00

Mr. Ian Michael Hogg, Manager, Trade Facilitation Centre of Excellence,  Crimsonlogic - ppt

Mr. Trey Sieger, Market Leader, Safety & Security,  Thermo Fischer Scientific - ppt

Duty Recovery & Contraband Detection: New Technology for Improved Results

19:30 - 22:00Conference dinner
Venue: Sofitel Brisbane Central
Sponsored by SICPA

Day 3: Wednesday 7 May 2014
Location: Ann street Lobby, Sofitel Brisbane Central
09:30 - 10:00Opening Address
Mr. Tom Doyle, Chief Commercial Officer, SICPA Security Solutions SA - presentation
10:00 - 11:30Panel 3: Challenges for securing and facilitating the maritime supply chain

Moderator: Dr. David Widdowson, President of the International Network of Customs Universities, INCU
11:30 - 12:00Refreshment and contact break
Sponsored by A-T Solutions
12:00 - 13:30Round Table 3: Innovation in Customs as a means of boosting trade

Mr. Guillaume LaurencyInnovation Director, Government Services & International Trade,  Bureau Veritas
13:30 - 14:00Conclusions:
Mr. Randall Brugeaud, Chief Technology Officer, ACBPS
13:30 - 14:00Closing speeches
14:00 - 15:00Lunch
Sponsored by Senegal Customs Administration