2016 WCO IT Conference and Exhibition

Sponsors 2016

Platinum Sponsors



GAINDE 2000 has accumulated 20 years of experience in building and operationing Electronic Single Window for foreign trade facilitation. It is the initiator of several IT solutions related to customs and trade facilitation.

Through its expertise and proven experience in design and implementation of Single Window solutions, GAINDE 2000 has become an international major actor in the field of paperless foreign trade formalities and administrative procedures.

GAINDE 2000 was awarded the first United Nations Public Service Award (UNPSA) in the "Improving the Delivery of Public Services" category. GAINDE 2000 is the African leader of electronic single window with many operational solutions in Senegal, Kenya, Burkina Faso, and Nigeria. GAINDE 2000 is ISO 9001: 2008 and ISO 27001:2013 certified as well, and applies the most modern processes of project management. GAINDE 2000 also set up a Digital Certification Authority (DCI) and is in line with IT security solutions methods.


Website: www.gainde2000.sn

Exhibition booths 27&28



Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

Microsoft is a trusted technology partner that provides enterprise grade, unified and comprehensive business mobility solutions that meet the challenges and aspirations of business and IT leaders alike. These solutions enable companies to resize the mobile opportunity and gain a sustainable, competitive advantage in this new, mobile-first world.


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Exhibition booths 27&28

Orange Business Services


Orange Business Services is our trademark for solutions and services for businesses and the state.

More than 300 experts are dedicated to this activity.

Orange Business Services provides solutions and tailored services adapted to the needs of SMEs and SMIs, large corporates and state. We offer companies solutions to enhance their performance and productivity monitoring the activity in real time, optimizing IT and Telecoms budgets thanks to cloud computing and managed services, staff productivity even when on the move.


Website: www.orangebusiness.sn

Exhibition booth 38

Gold Sponsors

Bureau Veritas


Bureau Veritas is a global leader in Inspection, Certification and laboratory Testing, delivering high quality services to help clients meet the growing challenges of quality, safety, environmental protection and social responsibility. As a trusted partner, we offer innovative solutions that go beyond simple compliance with regulations and standards, reducing risk, improving performance and promoting sustainable development. We have a worldwide geographical coverage with about 66,500 employees in 1,400 offices and laboratories located in 140 countries.

Based on a 30-year-experience in trade facilitation and using state-of-the art technologies, Bureau Veritas has been developing a comprehensive set of services, related to trade facilitation, market transparency, law enforcement and duties collection:

·           Risk management solutions for trade facilitation and security

·           Cargo compliance to standards and regulations

·           Non-Intrusive Inspection programs using X-ray scanner

·           Digital Solutions: integrated border management solution combining Cargo Community System, customs management system, single window and risk management system

·           Single Windows: implementation and operation of an information system that automates, optimizes and secures business processes of public and private stakeholders in a trade community (port, airport, free trade zone…) or an administrative Government environment.

These services delivered in line with WCO SAFE standards help Customs meet the objectives of their governments, whilst improving trade facilitation.


Website: www.bureauveritas.com

Exhibition booths 7&8



Cotecna is a world leader in the development of solutions that allow Governments to fight against fraud, enhance National security and facilitate legitimate trade at the borders.

Cotecna relies on a worldwide network of 4000 experts and agents operating in close to 100 offices.

For over 40 years, we have developed innovative high-tech solutions that aim at reinforcing Customs and Fiscal administrations in their missions of trade facilitation and revenue protection.

Through solid public/private partnerships in which we ensure the pre-financing, we address the Customs administrations’ specific requirements with tailor-made services and solutions:

>    Fixed or mobiles X-ray scanners, weighing systems, and other non-intrusive inspection systems,

>    Customs inspections supervision centre,

>    Electronic transit monitoring and container security solutions,

>    Computerized risk management system,

>    Valuation, classification and Customs investigation platform.

To ensure the sustainability of the solutions deployed, we systematically provide an on-going program of capacity building and transfer of competencies, which guarantees the effective autonomy of our clients.

By providing added-value technical assistance services, Cotecna confirms its pivotal role alongside Governments and Customs Administrations.


Website: www.cotecna.com

Exhibition booth 9

De La Rue


De La Rue is a leading commercial banknote printer, security paper maker and provider of security products and software solutions and, as a trusted partner of governments, central banks and commercial organisations around the world, is at the forefront of the battle against the counterfeiter.

De La Rue, as the world’s largest commercial banknote printer, provides customers with a fully integrated range of sophisticated products and services which are available either individually or as a whole. This includes a leading design capability, production of innovative security components, manufacture of security paper and polymer substrates and sophisticated printing of banknotes, all contributing to trust in the integrity of currencies.

De La Rue is the world’s largest commercial passport manufacturer in an environment of increasing global concern over security at national boundaries and border control. De La Rue also produces a wide range of other security products, including tax stamps for governments who are seeking to combat illicit trade and collect excise duties.  Other products include authentication labels, assuring purchasers of product validity, and government identity documents.  In addition the Group manufactures high speed cash sorting and banknote inspection equipment.

De La Rue also provides a range of specialist services and software solutions including government identity schemes, product authentication systems and cash management processing solutions.

De La Rue is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LON:DLAR).


Website: www.delarue.com

Exhibition booth 42



SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 85,000 employees, SGS operates a network of more than 1,800 offices and laboratories around the world. SGS public sector organizations require solutions designed to work in harmony with the processes and policies they already have in place. SGS unrivalled border control services for scanner installation, transit monitoring and risk profiling support the public sector in reducing risk worldwide. SGS e-government solutions enhance international trade and revenue processing. SGS improves public infrastructure through independent road safety services that increase the efficiency of transportation systems. SGS customers trust SGS knowledge of quality, health, safety and environmental issues to comply with complex regulations. SGS improves quality and maximize productivity across the public sector.


Website: www.sgs.com

Exhibition booths 18 & 19



SOGET is a world leader in Port Community Systems (PCS) with more than 50 references on 4 continents. In2015  SOGET launched S)ONE nextgen PCS. S)ONE is a single window managing trade logistics processes between public and private stakeholders. SOGET provides turnkey solutions  combining technological excellence and track record implementation methodology bringing fluidity in port and airport communities.

Headquartered in Le Havre since 1983, SOGET is a founding member of the International Port Community Systems Association (IPCSA) and the SEFACIL Foundation.

SOGET is an expert to many international organizations.


Website: www.soget.fr

Exhibition booths 6


Silver Sponsors

CrimsonLogic & Global eTrade Services (GeTS)


CrimsonLogic is a trusted partner to governments.  For more than 25 years, CrimsonLogic has worked with governments around the world to find innovative and sustainable solutions to collaborate more seamlessly with their citizens.  The company has continued to set industry-standards by delivering world-first eGovernment solutions.  CrimsonLogic provides end-to-end services, from designing to operating these services to drive substantial and lasting improvements.

Global eTrade Services (GeTS) is a CrimsonLogic subsidiary and a key growth engine for the Group. GeTS has a comprehensive suite of services that helps traders meet regulatory and compliance requirements from Government agencies and trade associations around the world.  Based on a SaaS model, GeTS is centered on a Single Window (SW) that facilitates global trade with Compliance Connectivity, eAdvisory and Data Analytics suite of services.


Website: www.crimsonlogic.com

Exhibition booths 39&40

Webb Fontaine


Webb Fontaine is a company headquartered in Dubai, U.A.E. with worldwide presence through its subsidiaries and branch offices in Europe, Middle East, Asia and Africa, as well as research and development centres in Europe and Asia.

The company specializes in the improvement of governmental services through the streamlining of trade procedures, the development of integrated trade platforms of Trade Single Window platform and the use of the most advanced technology.

Webb Fontaine also covers the domains of goods Classification and Valuation and has specialised expertise in goods commodities inspection.


Website: www.webbfontaine.com

Exhibition booths 29&30

2017 WCO IT Conference & Exhibition

Location: Tbilisi, Georgia

Date: 7-9 June 2017

Enquiries: WCOIT2017@wcoomd.org

Digital Customs

- Accelerating Connectivity – Bridging the Divide -


2016 WCO IT Conference

1-3 June, Dakar, Senegal

ITC in Senegal, the land of Teranga

The 2016 WCO IT Conference & Exhibition is moving to Senegal, the Land of Teranga.  In Wolof, the country’s national language, Teranga means hospitality, which is given such importance in Senegalese culture that it is widely considered to be part of the national identity. Senegalese people take pride in their hospitality and their country and make great efforts to welcome visitors and to introduce them to their language and customs.

The Customs Administration of Senegal is wholeheartedly inviting you to the 2016 WCO ITC in Dakar, the westernmost point in Africa and one of the key seaports on the western African coast. Dakar is one of tropical Africa’s leading industrial and service centers. It is a vibrant city and one of the most visited destinations in Western Africa.

Digital Customs

Do Customs administrations have the ability and flexibility to respond to the ever-growing challenges faced with the growth of trade and changes in trade patterns?

Experience shows that Customs is among the leading agencies, if not the leading agency at the border, when it comes to reform and modernization, especially when it comes to automation. But, can Customs afford to purely rely on its existing abilities to adapt to change in the digital world of today and tomorrow?

Embracing information technology, investing into research and development, fostering innovation and thinking out of the box are only the beginning of finding solutions to these questions. Whether we are ready or not, the digital world is here to stay and will influence how we do business in the future...

The WCO has launched comprehensive discussions on Digital Customs, as a response to the continuous challenges imposed by the demanding pace of the ever-changing digital landscape of today. Aim of the WCO Digital Customs Concept is to serve as a conceptual framework to support Member administrations in understanding and implementing the ICT-related standards, tools, instruments and guidelines that have already been developed by the WCO.

The IT Conference is an important WCO event contributing to the shaping of Customs ICT-related initiatives.  The Customs-Private Sector dialogue, taking place at this diverse and exciting forum, contributes and will continue to contribute to the shaping of Customs and other regulatory bodies’ IT solutions and efforts.

The 2016 WCO IT Conference will endeavour to explore technologically-enabled Customs-to-Customs, as well as Customs-to-Other Agencies’ cooperation mechanisms, and will take a look at emerging trends and technological developments that could provide new capabilities and opportunities, or impact how Customs currently facilitates trade and performs regulatory tasks.

The Conference will provide a platform for bringing together key partners from Customs administrations, relevant agencies and ministries, regional economic communities, private sector, international organizations, development partners and academia. It will allow sharing experiences and conducting strategic discussions on many topics of relevance for facilitating and securing the movement of information, goods and people across borders.

2016 Conference Objectives

Explore implications of the digital world on Customs and other Government agencies in the future.

Showcase private sector and Governments’ most recent technological developments that will provide new capabilities and opportunities and impact how Customs facilitates trade and performs its regulatory tasks.

Monitor emerging trends, including IT solutions for exchange of information between Customs and between Customs and other agencies.

Seek potential areas of synergy amongst relevant stakeholders at national, regional and international level.

Participant Profile

The 2016 WCO IT Conference and Exhibition will bring together Customs authorities, representatives from other border regulatory agencies, the IT sector, international organizations, development partners, regional economic communities, the broader business community including trade, transport and logistics bodies, lending institutions and other international trade stakeholders.

Conference Registration

This unsurpassed package comprises the three-day conference, refreshment breaks and lunches, dinners, and a delegate pack that includes access to all presentations. For further information on registration fees and conditions, please use this link.