His Excellency Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs
Dubai Customs will take part in the World Customs Organization IT Conference and Exhibition 2014, due to be hosted in Brisbane, Australia on May 5-7. More than 100 countries will be present.
His Excellency Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs, is to deliver a keynote address at the opening session of this year’s conference, themed ‘Information Technology as a Catalyst for Economic Competitiveness… Innovation Powering Facilitation of International Trade & Tourism’.
The 2014 WCO IT Conference & Exhibition will bring together Customs authorities, representatives from other border regulatory agencies, the IT sector, international organizations, the broader business community including trade, transport and logistics bodies, lending institutions, and other international trade stakeholders.
“Dubai Customs’ taking part in the international conference and exhibition stems from our firm commitment to enhance the leading role played by Dubai in coordinating global efforts among border agencies, including Customs administrations, security and environmental organizations to intercept the entry of illicit goods and facilitate legitimate trade,” H.E. Ahmed Mahboob said.
He further remarked that “The event is an opportunity for Dubai Customs to connect with experts and partners from the Customs sector around the world. It is also an occasion to showcase DC’s pioneer experience in implementing the most efficient information technology solutions to better serve international trade flow and crack down on the smuggling of prohibited and restricted items via Dubai’s land, sea and air ports.”
In parallel with the conference, an exhibition will be featuring the latest technology developments offering new solutions for Customs control and inspection, border management, and coordination between different stakeholders to ensure safety and transparency of their operations.
The 2014 WCO IT Conference & Exhibition will provide an opportunity to discuss the ways in which Customs, in partnership with other border agencies and businesses, can impact the economic competitiveness of countries by exploiting effective IT solutions.
The delegates will learn about new Customs systems, including transit systems, Single Window best practices, port community systems and other IT-based responses to the increasing needs of governments in improving their capacity to process the growing volume of goods, conveyances and people crossing borders everyday .
Dubai Customs’ participation in this global platform gathering decision-makers from more than 100 nations, representing 98% of the world trade, crowns and reaffirms the remarkable success achieved by the previous edition of the conference, which DC hosted for the first time in the Middle East in May 2013, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice-President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.
The conference helped enhance the reputation of Dubai and the international community’s trust in its unrivalled capacity to organize the world’s largest conferences, forums and exhibitions.
Held under the theme 'Effective Solutions for Coordinated Border Management' with the participation of more than 1,000 professionals from 100 nationalities, the three-day event discussed Customs coordination among countries, and other issues related to borders and ports security as well as ways to ease legitimate trade.
The 2013 WCO IT Conference & Exhibition wound up with the Dubai Declaration which stressed on the need for reinforcing coordination and information exchange at the local and international levels among Customs, security, environment, health, municipalities and immigration agencies. Enhancing channels of communication between these stakeholders through the use of best electronic solutions to support trade and maintain the security of each economy and society was also prioritized.