high-level speakers from governments, business sector and international organizations
academic and scientific contributions on research and development on the smart use of data, algorithms, x-ray and other innovative technologies
enjoy exciting daily programs with exclusive networking opportunities
State Secretary for Benefits and Customs of the Netherlands
Secretary General of the WCO
Director-General Taxation and Customs Union of the the European Commission
Chair of the Wise Persons Group
European Commissioner for Economy
Live demonstration with scans, x-ray and drones
More to come
Customs digital transformation, safe, secure and sustainable cross-border e-commerce, robots and drones, artificial intelligence and machine learning for automated threat detection and more.
The WCO Technology exhibition will showcase the most cutting-edge technologies and developments from more than 50 exhibitors. The conference will benefit from R&D presentations from academic institutes, in-depth discussions, the latests developments and innovations in the use of data and algorithms, unveiling the potential of blockchain for Customs and a unique live demonstration of the deployment of algorithms on x-ray
Join our Technology Hackathon, that will be held in parallel to the conference.
In addition to the conference, there are social and interesting optional activities to participate in. Some additional events from the program: Scientific tour to Brightlands Smart Services Campus, Festive Gala Dinner at Chateau Neercanne, Dinner Cruise on the river Maas and serveral guided cultural tours through one of the the most European Cities, Maastricht.
The WCO Technology exhibition will showcase the most cutting-edge technologies and developments from more than 50 exhibitors. The conference will benefit from R&D presentations from academic institutes, in-depth discussions, the latests
developments and innovations in the use of data and algorithms and unveiling the potential of blockchain for Customs.
Maastricht is a dream setting place and cradle of hospitality. With an extensive culinary and cultural offering, it is also a city with rich history. It offers every visitor the welcome opportunity to enjoy a pleasant, relaxed moment, even outside the walls of MECC Maastricht.
Perfect place to look for answers, to be inspired and to build sustainable relationships. Attend our inspirational talks with professionals from different fields, and engage in captivating conversations with like-minded souls, or simply enjoy a wholesome dose of useful knowledge sharing.