Top Customs, Migration, and Border Security Conferences in 2019 and 2020

Top Customs, Migration, and Border Security Conferences in 2019 and 2020. A comprehensive list of key industry conferences in 2019 and 2020.
May 15, 2019
May 25, 2019

National Homeland Security Conference 2019

June 17-20 2019

Phoenix, USA

The National Homeland Security Conference will bring together 1200+ Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Fire and Emergency Management professionals, federal agencies, nonprofit agencies, business owners, universities and decision makers to learn about emerging trends in homeland security and see the new equipment and technology available to support missions.  This event provides participants with strong educational and informative tracks, offering an excellent opportunity to interact with exhibitors who provide goods and services, protecting states and urban areas.

International Summit on Borders

June 18-19 2019

Washington DC, USA

The International Summit on Borders is an annual gathering of global leaders focused on the intersection of international trade and travel with homeland security and other transnational threats. High-level and influential delegates representing a diverse cross-section of political leaders, practitioners, and stakeholders will convene this June to address the most critical and pressing security challenges and migration management issues.

International Metropolis Conference

June 24-28 2019

Ottawa, Canada

The Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship of Canada will host the International Metropolis Conference 2019, the largest annual international gathering of world experts from academia, governments and civil society in the fields of migration, integration and diversity. The conference’s program will reflect both Canadian and international strategies regarding immigration, integration, diversity and inclusion.

33rd Annual Police Security Expo

June 25-26 2019

Atlantic City, USA

The Annual Police Security Expo is the Industry’s longest running, most respected, and best known “product based” showcase. There are over 750 Exhibits on display; seminar programs; product demonstrations; & new product updates. These events are all scheduled with convenient time slots to ensure the value of your time spent at the Expo. Over 7000 Industry Professionals are expected to attend. Since one quarter of the nation’s largest population base resides within 300 miles of Atlantic City, this premier destination is the perfect location for attracting Industry Professionals charged with the responsibility of securing their communities and businesses, while protecting themselves on the job.

Interpol World 2019

July 2-4 2019


INTERPOL World is a global co-creation opportunity which engages the public and private sectors in dialogue, and fosters collaboration to counter future security and policing challenges. INTERPOL World comprises of three interlinked activities: strategic co-creation labs, an exhibition, and invitation only INTERPOL Working Groups.

The Business of Immigration

September 20 2019

London, UK

The Immigration Industry Association (IIA) Autumn Conference will focus on the ‘The Business of Immigration’. IIA members and industry participants will have the opportunity to network with potential partners and drive business development in a welcoming and professional environment. Business opportunity is at the heart of all IIA Conferences; therefore this event will seek to build your confidence, contacts and capability, including dedicated networking opportunities.

Global Investment Immigration Summit

September 21 2019

London, UK

The growing interest in Investment Immigration provides opportunity for the upcoming event to be of advantage for HNI investors, Businesses, immigration agents, global mobility managers, project developers and regional centers.

Federal Identity Expo

September 23-26 2019

Tampa, USA

The conference has been the U.S. federal government’s primary outreach and collaboration-building event in the worldwide identity community since 1995. It features an immersive environment for government, private and academia sector identity professionals to examine strategies, needs analysis and collaboration. FedID also focuses on information sharing and relationship building in venues that enable concurrent presentation tracks, workshops and exhibition space.

Cascadia Innovation Corridor Conference

October 2-3 2019

Seattle, USA

The Cascadia Innovation Corridor Conference brings together business, academic, and government leaders from both sides of the border to explore new strategies for the region to come together, maximize our shared competitive advantages, and elevate our global economic position. It’s your chance to engage with regional, national and international experts on how we can work together to strengthen Cascadia’s position as an international hub for innovation, spur job creation, and enhance our already high quality of life.

Counter-Terror Asia

October 16-17 2019

Jakarta, Indonesia

The 2nd edition of Counter-Terror Asia Expo (CTAX) 2019 is Asia’s premier international exhibition and conference delivering over 3,000 key professional from the entire security sector within Government, Military, Law Enforcement, Emergency Services, Private Sector and the Security Services. The event will showcase the most comprehensive display of technology, equipment and services designed to protect nations, borders, crowded places, critical national infrastructure, companies, assets and individuals from the threat of terrorist attack.

World Customs Organization PICARD Conference

October 22-24 2019

Skopje, Macedonia

This academic conference covers the following topics: Big Data Analytics, Coordination and Cooperation at Borders, Cross-border E-commerce, Special Economic Zones, Technology at the Border, Predominance of Protectionism.

9th Biennial Global Immigration Conference

October 30 - November 1 2019

London, UK

This conference, organized by the International Bar Association, will ask the following questions: Is your country open for business? How do you attract the skilled and highly skilled? It will explore the revocation of citizenship, global mobility and the future of work, and best practices for lawyers running immigration practices.

Southern Border Conference

November 6-9 2019

El Paso, USA

This conference explores the Mexico-America trade regulations and cross border trade. This conference is designed to accommodate both small businesses, and larger companies. It also will attract law enforcement officers, lawyers, and government officials.

Refugees and Forced Migration

November 15 2019

Istanbul, Turkey

We live in a rapidly changing world in which refugees and forced migration have a significant impact on the economic, political and social agendas of sovereign states, intergovernmental agencies and civil society groups. The conference takes a critical approach to question normative understandings and address empirical puzzles regarding how refugees and international refugee advocacy networks mobilize international and national law and policies to offer new understandings of refugee protection and vulnerabilities. All research seeking to deepen understandings regarding how national institutions define, mediate and respond to refugee legal concerns in crisis will be taken into consideration. In addition to the contemporary refugee crises, historical case studies will be an important part of the event.

Milipol Paris 2019

November 19-22 2019

Paris, France

Milipol Paris, the leading event for homeland security is organized under the patronage of the French Ministry of Interior. It is an official event carried out in partnership with the French National Police and Gendarmerie, Civil Defence Service, French Customs, City Police, Interpol, etc.. Milipol is one of the world’s foremost defense conference series. It offers an opportunity for private sector companies to network with government clients to provide defense solutions.

Homeland Security Week 2019

November 20-22 2019

Washington DC, USA

The 13th Annual Homeland Security Week will bring together 250+ individuals ranging from DHS officials, industry executives, elected officials, and academia from across the U.S. and global stakeholders to discuss the challenges at the forefront of homeland security operations, policy and procurements.

Smart Border Management

November 21-22 2019

London, UK

Smarter Border Management is the leading forum for the border management community. The question of how to secure our borders has never been more critical. The continued threat of terrorist activities within our borders, coupled with trends of increasing migration and traveller movement has put border management at the forefront of the international agenda.

Customs and Traceability: From Fiction to Reality

November 27-28 2019

Lille, France

Customs and Traceability: From Fiction to Reality conference is organized by the ODASCE, a French customs professional association. The conference will attract professionals in the customs and border security industry from across Europe to discuss the most pressing issues facing the industry.

The AUC International Conference on African Challenges

December 4-5 2019

Cairo, Egypt

ICRAC is the International Conference on African Challenges held by the American University in Cairo (AUC). Guided by the UN's vision for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the AUC, a leading global university in Africa, brings together researchers across disciplines, to engage in knowledge-sharing, exploration and discussion of the first of seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - "No Poverty." The conference is a platform for Academics, Policy makers and NGOs to meet, network, and examine practical solutions to commonly identified problems.

5th Annual Advanced Topics in Customs Compliance Conference

February 12-14 2019

Houston, USA

The Advanced Topics in Customs Compliance Conference ("ATCC") brings together import and export professionals, legal counsel, customs brokers and other international trade professionals in a highly productive two-day event in Houston, Texas. The 2020 conference will offer three separate tracks dedicated to Advanced Imports, Advanced Exports and other Trade-related topics, as well as a “Basics” track for trade professionals needing various refreshers.

Border Security Expo

February 19-21 2019

Bandera, USA

Every year local, state, federal, and international law enforcement rely on Border Security Expo for expert insights, best practices, and the latest security technologies on the market. At this year's event, you'll find more education, solutions, and networking than ever before to make critical decisions needed to protect our borders.

Security and Policing Home Office Event 2019

March 3-5 2019

London, UK

This official Government event is a world-class opportunity to meet, network and discuss the latest advances in delivering national security and resilience with UK suppliers, colleagues and Government officials. The 2019 event was held in March and was hosted by the Home Office’s Joint Security & Resilience Centre. The three day event was attended by senior Government officials who led a keynotes briefing programme. Over 300 exhibitors showcased their products and services through product demos and immersive experiences.

SECUREX West Africa

March 17-18 2019

Lagos, Nigeria

Securex West Africa prides itself on delivering the best individuals to the exhibition in the fields of Architecture, Police & Law Enforcement, customs, Ports & Harbours, Manufacturers, Wholesalers, Distributors, and many more.

World Border Security Congress

March 31 - April 2 2020

Athens, Greece

Greece has been in the forefront of the global migration crisis since it started in 2015. 2015/16 saw the escalation of the global migration crisis, with mass movements of people fleeing the war zones of the Middle East as well as illegal economic immigration from Africa and elsewhere. International terrorism shows every sign of increasing, posing real threats to the free movement of people. The World Border Security Congress is a high level 3 day event that will discuss and debate current and future policies, implementation issues and challenges as well as new and developing technologies that contribute towards safe and secure border and migration management.

Transport and Border Security Conference

May 19-21 2020

London, UK

As nations seek to advance their resilience and ability to respond to the global terrorist threat, security of external borders and internal transport networks is paramount. Transport & Border Security 2019 will deliberate best practice for the defeat of this highly mobile and truly international threat, examining methods for the prevention of attacks to sensitive transport hubs as well as detection of the movement of dangerous persons, equipment and materials into our nations. Transport & Border Security 2019 will cover the strategy, concepts of operation and emerging technologies necessary to develop protective security and resilience.