This year’s Symposium will include special sessions on 10 September that will be exclusively dedicated to the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the attacks of 11 September 2001. It will provide an opportunity to reflect on how aviation security has strengthened during the past 20 years, and discuss how two decades of learnings address major challenges in aviation security.
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Mr. Juan Carlos Salazar, Secretary General, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
Mr. David P. Pekoske, Administrator, Transportation Security Administration, United States
20 YEARS AFTER A PARADIGM SHIFT IN AVIATION
This session will provide an opportunity for senior leaders in the aviation security community to reflect on changes in aviation security during the past 20 years and discuss the importance of further strengthening cooperation. Emphasis will be placed on new technologies and innovative processes and solutions.
Mr. Sylvain Lefoyer, Deputy Director, Aviation Security and Facilitation, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
Mr. Henrik Hololei, Director-General, Mobility and Transport, European Commission
Ms. Poppy Khoza, Director of Civil Aviation, Civil Aviation Authority, South Africa
Ms. Wendy Nixon, Director
General, Aviation Security, Transport Canada
Mr. Luis Felipe de Oliveira, Director General, Airports Council International (ACI) World
Ms. Tatevik Revazyan, Director General, Civil Aviation Authority of
the Republic of Armenia
Mr. Willie Walsh,
Director General, International Air Transport Association (IATA)
INTERVIEW: "LESSONS FROM THE PAST"
Mr. Eddie Mayenschein, Assistant Administrator, Policy, Plans, and Engagement, Transportation Security Administration, United States [former Management
Captain, US Airways]
Mr. Lew Short, Manager, Stephenville Airport, Canada [former Transport Canada representative in Gander]
AVIATION SECURITY: BEFORE, NOW AND THE FUTURE
A deep dive session discussing the lessons learned from the 9/11 tragedy. Discussion will highlight the evolution of security measures to the current state of play and civil aviation's existing defences against adversaries. But today's solutions need to evolve to address the security challenges of tomorrow. As such, the panel will also discuss opportunities to evolve and approach informed risk management that results in the continuity of aviation in an integrated and sustainable way.
Mr. Matthew Vaughan, Director, Aviation Security & Cyber, International Air Transport Association (IATA)
Ms. Lauren Beyer, Vice President, Security and Facilitation, Airlines for America (A4A)
Mr. Pete Hearding, Executive Director, International Policy and Programs Division, Transportation Security Administration, United States
Mr. Wolfgang Koch, Aviation Security Chairman, Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), and SEC Committee Vice-Chair, International Federation of Air Line Pilots' Associations (IFALPA)
Mr. Bernard Lim, Senior Director, International Relations and Security, Ministry of Transport, Singapore
Ms. Sarah Nacey, Deputy Director - Aviation Security, Aviation Directorate, UK Department for Transport, United Kingdom
Mr. Vladimir Voronkov, Under-Secretary-General, United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT)
Ms. Michèle Coninsx, Assistant Secretary-General and Executive Director, United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED)
Mr. Salvatore Sciacchitano,
President of the Council, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
Join us at 7:55 am ET for a special performance
Composed by Zuzanna Niedzielak
Solo bassoon Dorota Cegielska
Musical ensemble: BognaBand
(Bogna Dulińska – piano, Aleksandra Strasińska – flute, Zuzanna Niedzielak – clarinet, Małgorzata Domańska – violin, Arkadiusz Płaziuk – cello, Sylwester Masłoń – double bass, Piotr Papierski – drums)
in cooperation with the Arthur Rubinstein Philharmonic of Łódź
The AVSEC community gathered together to share their memories and reflections from the day of the 9/11 attacks, and on changes in aviation security during the past 20 years.