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Wednesday, 10 October 2012


Solutions-Oriented Workshop

  1. Software-as-a-Service (Saas) Option for ePassports
    Mr. V.M.V. Kumar, Product Manager, PKI Platform, Entrust, Inc.
  2. Civil Registry System - National Population Register
    Mrs. Nataliia Kochubei, Vice President for International Relations, EDAPS Corporation
  3. Airline Passenger Verification System
    Mr. Lew Yung Sing, Director of Corporate Software Services (Malaysia), IRIS Corporation Berhad
  4. Micro-Optics Technology for ID: Overview and Recent Developments
    Mr. Scott Palm, President, Crane Micro-Optic Solutions

Opening Session of the MRTD Symposium


Official Welcome

Mr. Englebert Zoa Etundi
Representative of Cameroon on the Council of ICAO

Mr. Furio de Angelis
United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) Representative in Canada, Ottawa


Session 1: ICAO MRTD Specifications: Regulatory Framework and Implementation

Moderator: Mr. Gary McDonald, Senior Consultant Identisec, Former Director General, Legislation and International Relations, Passport Canada; and former NTWG Chair

  1. Results of the High-Level Conference on Aviation Security: Strategic Directions for the Future MRTD Programme
    Mr. Jim Marriott, Chief, Aviation Security (AVSEC) Branch, ICAO
  2. MRTD Capacity Building: Assistance needs and Agenda for the Future
    Mr. David W. Tiedge, Chief, Implementation, Support and Development Section, AVSEC Branch, ICAO
  3. MRTD and eMRTD Specifications
    Mr. Gary McDonald, Senior Consultant Identisec, Former Director General, Legislation and International Relations, Passport Canada; and former New Technology Working Group (NTWG) Chair

Sponsors' presentation 

  1. Lunch Sponsor's presentation
    IRIS Corporation Berhad
  2. Reception Sponsor's presentation




Thursday, 11 October 2012


Solutions-Oriented Workshop (Continued)


Dutch (e)Residence Permit with eD Photo ID and Biometrics
Mr. Herman Hemels, Sales Manager Identity Documents



MRTD Symposium (Continued)


Session 1: Continued

  1. Are you ready for ePassport? Cost and Benefit Considerations and Prerequisites
    Mr. Barry Kefauver, ICAO TAG/MRTD expert, ISO, United States
  2. The convergence of applications: Reuse of technical standards across eMRTD, National ID, and e-Government Programmes
    Mr. Mark Stafford, Infineon Americas, ISO, United States
  3. Implementing the ePassport in Spain: Lessons Learnt
    Mr. Carlos Gómez, R&D Project Engineer, Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre Real Casa de la Moneda, Spain




Session 2: The Human Dimension

Moderator: Mr. Steven Griner, Coordinator, Universal Civil Identity Program in the Americas, Organization of American States

  1. Documentation, Human Rights and the Promise of Development
    Prof. Dr. Brad Blitz, Human and Political Geography, Kingston University, London
  2. The ICAO-UNHCR Guide for Issuing Machine Readable Convention Travel Documents (MRCTDs)
    Ms. Denise Otis, Legal Officer, United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR)
  3. Technical Specifications for Machine Readable Convention Travel Documents
    Mr. John Mercer, Senior Associate, Kelly Anderson & Associates, and member of the ICBWG
  4. The Travel Document of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC): the Future of a Long-standing Humanitarian Service
    Mr. Olivier Dubois, Deputy Head, Central Tracing Agency of Protection Division, ICRC
  5. ICRC travel document: The Future of a long-Standing Humanitarian Service - Notes
    Mr. Olivier Dubois
  6. The Civil Registry: A neglected dimension of International Development and Security
    Ms. Mia Harbitz, Senior Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank
  7. Effective use of National Identification Program in Relief Operations, International Development and Humanitarian Assistance
    Mr. Tariq Malik, Chairman of NADRA
  8. Modernization of Haiti's Civil Registry
    Mr. Steven Griner, OAS and Mr. Jean Francois Ruel, Coordinator, OAS Modernization of Haiti's Civil Registry Project
  9. Implementation of United Nations Electronic Laissez-Passer
    Mr. Thomas P. Hanley, Chief, Travel and Transportation Section CAS/FCSD, Office of Central Support Services, United Nations
  10. Refugees: Identity, Identification and Travel Documents
    Mr. José Sandoval, National Director of Refugees, Ecuador


Sponsors' Presentation

  1. Gemalto
  2. EDAPS Concortium





Friday, 12 October 2012


Session 3: Border Controls: Security and Facilitation Aspects
Moderator: Mr. David Westgate, Chief Immigration Officer, National Document Fraud United, the United Kingdom (UK)
  1. Enhanding Border Security and Combating Travel Document and Identity Fraud
    Mr. David Westgate
  2. Advance Passenger Information (API) and Passenger Name Record (PNR) - Challenges and Risks at the Europen Union Frontex
    Mr. Ignacio Zozaya, Research Officer, FRONTEX
  3. ICAO Publicy Key Directory (PKD) - an Overview and Benefits of Joining PKD
    Mr. Roman Vanek, PKD Board Chairman, Chief, Division Identity Documents and Special Tasks, Federal Department of Justice aned Police, Switzerland
  4. Joining the ICAO PKD: Taking Full Advantage of being an Active PKD Member
    Ms. Christiane DerMarkar, ICAO PKD Officer
  5. Validating "E" in ePassport at the Border
    Mr. R. Rajeshkumar, Chief Executive of Auctoriziium Pte Ltd
  6. Trust Management: PKI Deployment & International Trust
    Mr. Mark Joynes, Director, Product Management, Government & National Identity Solutions, Entrust


 Sponsor presentation

 Global Enterprise Technologies corporation





Session 4: Empowering the MRTD Community for ICAO Policy Making, and
Preparing for the 2013 ICAO 38th Assembly


    1. ICAO in Brief: the Legal and Institutional Framework and ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) and Guidance Materials
      Mr. Mauricio Siciliano, MRTD Officer, ICAO
      Mr. Gary McDonald, NTWG Chair


Wrap up and Closing Remarks
Mr. Barry Kefauver, ICAO TAG/MRTD Expert, International Organization for Standardization (ISO), United States 


Sponsor's Presentation






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