2017 WCO IT Conference & Exhibition

IT 2017
START DATE 07 六月 2017
END DATE 09 六月 2017
LOCATION Tbilisi, Georgia


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The Power of Data – Advancing Border Management

Moving to Caucasus Georgia, the Balcony of Europe

The 2017 WCO IT Conference & Exhibition is inviting you to Georgia, one of Eastern Europe’s most appealing destinations. Located at the eastern end of the Black Sea, Georgia brings together unparalleled natural beauty, charming medieval hilltop churches and monasteries, and fascinating history. Georgia is considered to be the Cradle of Wine, with a winemaking tradition practiced for over 8000 years!

Georgia Revenue Service is delighted to welcome you to Tbilisi, one of the most picturesque capitals in the Caucasus, nestled in the foothills of the Trialeti mountain range and on the banks of the Mtkvari river. Tbilisi is a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural and multi-religious city on the crossroads of history, which brings together the cultural heritage of ancient civilizations. The city was founded in the 5th century AD and has attracted visitors ever since, drawn by the hot springs for which the city is named, by the lively atmosphere of its cobbled streets and caravanserais or simply by what Alexandre Dumas called the “strange, fascinating charm” of this “city of legend and romance.” This vibrant city will be your host for the three-day Conference, allowing you to experience its lively atmosphere.

The Power of Data – Advancing Border Management

2017 WCO IT Conference & Exhibition will discuss highly topical strategic approaches and operational IT border management solutions while addressing the role of data in their application.

Data-driven decision-making is at the core of border operations conqstrained by high trade and travel growth. Data optimization solutions are critical in addressing the multiple challenges posed to both the business and customers, as well as to Governments.

Tremendous growth of e-commerce is presenting high demands on operating skills and digital solutions available to border agencies and other stakeholders. Being capable to exchange data and monitor data flows expeditiously throughout the supply chains ensures that Government objectives such as safety, security and revenue collection are met, while in parallel customer demands are fulfilled.

There are various ways of managing data to enhance border performance. In that respect, data standards are critical for ensuring inter-operability and inter-connectivity of systems and enhancing sustainable and reliable data flows across borders. On the other hand, risk management is largely dependent on data quality, as only decisions made on precise data from relevant sources are sound decisions.

Big data provides a potential to increase border management capabilities by allowing for governments to go beyond the use of already a large pool of data which they have access to and to make use of the wide scope of open source data and beyond. Customs are therefore increasingly seeking data analytics applications to employ big data in support of both enforcement and facilitation requirements.

Data governance including data security and privacy are also some of the aspects which the Conference will explore in the context of desirable border management optimization.

Join us and learn more about how cutting-edge concepts and solutions such as data mining and predictive analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence, Blockchains and others can strengthen meeting individual and collective objectives of Governments and Businesses.