World Customs Organization Conference

  Published on 20 June, 2017

World Customs Organization Conference

  Published on 20 June, 2017

World Customs Organization Conference

  Published on 20 June, 2017

World Customs Organization Conference

  Published on 20 June, 2017

Industry captains at the World Customs Organization Conference

It was VCC’s inaugural participation in the World Customs Organization Conference. We were thrilled to be among thinkers and thought leaders. The conference brought together industry captains discussing strategic approaches and operational IT border management solutions, while addressing the role of data in their application.

Desmond Tay, CEO and a conference participant

Meeting Georgia’s first Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, together with WCO Secretary-General 

VCC was also pleased to have a door-stop opportunity with Georgia’s first Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Dimitry Kumsishvili together with Mr Kunio Mikuriya, Secretary-General for World Customs Organization. We had the opportunity to share more on VCC’s expertise in working closely with government bodies to develop National Single Window and Regional Single Window systems.

Georgia’s first Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Dimitry Kumsishvili, and Mr Kunio Mikuriya, Secretary-General, World Customs Organization (L-R)

It was also heart-warming to see a familiar face. Singapore Customs Chief Information Officer, Ms Yeo Beng Huay dropped by the booth and chatted about the new upcoming National Trade Platform (NTP). The NTP due to be launched by end-2017 connects businesses, platforms and government systems, replacing the current existing trade systems TradeNet and TradeXchange.

The conference had more than 500 participants come in from over 180 countries. A variety of topics discussed ranged from e-commerce, single window, big data, data governance, block chain and integrated supply chain management. It was a fruitful conference for VCC in generating more awareness, showcasing our e-government solutions such as the National and Regional Single Window Systems. VCC also highlighted a Customs Management System that jointly marketed with Mauritius Network Services (MNS).