WCO publishes PICARD Conference Agenda

21 September 2018

The WCO has published the Agenda for the upcoming WCO PICARD Conference which will take place in Malatya, Turkey, from 9 to 11 October 2018.

Featured this year are high-level speakers from a broad spectrum of academic, governmental, and private sector entities and think-tanks, including the World Bank Group, international law firms and several universities from Australia; Belgium; Brazil; Canada; China; Costa Rica; France; Germany; Iran; Italy; Kenya; Latvia; the Netherlands; Poland; Turkey; Senegal; United Kingdom and the United States.  

Presenters were chosen from a competitive pool of over 100 submissions to the PICARD Call for Papers, issued in February 2018. Traditionally, the PICARD Conference has been characterized by the presence of Customs professionals dedicated to the pursuit of academic research on Customs-related topics, and this year is no different. Customs officers from countries such as Cameroon, India, Indonesia, Iran, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Tunisia and Turkey will present their ongoing research on topics such as security, trade facilitation and the application of data analysis to Customs processes. The WCO is also pleased to welcome Mr. Eric Rabenja in his capacity as Director General of Madagascar Customs to the Conference to present the results of research undertaken on the use of data in the fight against corruption.

Registration is free for Customs and academic professionals. We look forward to seeing you in Malatya!

For further information on the Conference, including registration details, please consult the website: www.etouches.com/picard2018