5th Annual International Border Management Conference in Amman

November 23-24th, 2022


This year, the conference is held live in Amman, Jordan. There will be no virtual component, with participation limited to confirmed guests. The format aims to bring together border management professionals, face to face, in order to engage in dialogue on state-of-the-art developments, good practices and the latest trends and research related to the field of border governance. 

The main objectives of the conference are to address the following topics:

  • Practices and recommendations for strengthening operational capacity in professional and modern border management, with focus on the integrated border management approach in all its diversity and potential;
  • How changes in mobility, trade and technology could impact integrated border management.

Presentations and discussions will be held in English with simultaneous interpretation into Arabic and Russian.



November 23rd (afternoon session) and November 24th (all day) 

Lunch is provided both days, and the official welcome dinner will follow the end of conference on the 23rd. All attendees are welcome. 

Full details of location, schedule and logistics will be shared with registered guests only. If you are interested, please write to BMConference@icmpd.org. 

We look forward to meeting you in Amman!


Border Management Conference 2021 in Kyiv

Border Management Conference 2021 in Kyiv,

November 23-24, 2021 

The 2021 conference took place in Ukraine, only months before the war began. This edition was held in hybrid format, as Covid restrictions still limited the ability for large groups to gather, and therefore was also streamed live. It was expertly co-hosted by The State Border Guard Service of Ukraine. The main focus of the event were the dual contribution of (integrated) border management to state development while continuing to act as a safeguard of security, and Information exchange in the context of border management.

Presentations, Speaker biographies, Agenda and more can be found at this link: https://bmsicmpd2021.wordpress.com/ 

Border Management Conference 2020 - Virtual

Border Management Conference 2020 - Virtual, 

23-24 November 2020 

The 3rd edition of the Border Management Conference took place during the global pandemic. It was the first time shifting the conference into a live-stream and virtual format. On one hand, it was feared that the lack of face-to-face interaction would hamper discussions and participation, but on the other hand, the greatest advantage was the ability to reach a much wider audience than ever possible before. The online modality in fact launched the annual conference into receiving much greater exposure, and therefore a greater diversity of insights, for which we can only be grateful. 

The main themes of the conference addressed the challenges to border management in the era of tomorrow as well as those related to morphing technologies, and suggested different paths to streamline the work of border agencies in a comprehensive and methodological way.


Border Management Conference 2019 in Yerevan

Border Management Conference 2019 in Yerevan, 

23-24 October 2019

The 2nd International Border Management Conference was organised in Armenia, focusing on various topics related to border management as a part of comprehensive border governance. This topic, as a fil rouge, was discussed and presented from different perspectives, ranging from the academic point of view to the perception of practitioners. Inter alia, the event explored how a shift from the management of borders towards comprehensive border governance may provide the tools needed to face dynamic challenges facing border management professionals.

Border Management Conference 2018 in Beirut

Border Management Conference 2018 in Beirut, 

24-25 October 2018

This conference was the first annual International Border Management Conference held by ICMPD, and was made possible under the EU-funded project “Enhanced Capability for Integrated Border Management in Lebanon” (IBM Lebanon Phase II), along with the support of many other ICMPD-led projects and donors, in order to bring together a comprehensive group of experts, practitioners and officials to discuss and share experiences in the field of Border Management.

The conference sought to address four main topics: integrated border management (IBM); trade facilitation; technology driven challenges; and educational initiatives for border personnel.