Day 1 – Tuesday, 5 June


Opening Session

Welcome Speech

  • Aloysio Nunes Ferreira, Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Brazil)
  • Valter Casimiro Silveira, Minister, Ministry of Transports, Ports and Civil Aviation (Brazil)
  • José Ricardo Pataro Botelho de Queiroz, Director President, National Civil Aviation Agency (Brazil)

Opening Remarks

  • Boubacar Djibo, Director Air Transport Bureau, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)

Opening Speakers

  • Javier Martínez Botacio, Director General, Airports Council International, Latin America- Caribbean
  • Eduardo Sanovicz, President, Brazilian Airlines Association (Brazil)
  • Diego Beltrand, IOM Regional Director for South America


Session 1. ICAO's Global Leadership on Traveller Identification Management

Overview of the global regulatory framework, policy guidance, and status of implementation following the mandate endorsed by the 39th Session of the ICAO Assembly. Achieving the maximum security and facilitation benefits of travel documents, through a holistic and integrated approach to traveller identification management as articulated by the five elements of the ICAO TRIP Strategy, including the benefits of participation in the ICAO Public Key Directory (PKD) and the status of the 24 November 2015 deadline for the expiration of non-machine readable passports.


Session 2. National Air Transport Facilitation Programmes Implementation

The National Air Transport Facilitation Programme (NATFP) aim to address and harmonize the interests of all entities involved in facilitation, e.g. public authorities, aircraft operators, commercial air transport users and airports, etc., to promote the growth of a safe, reliable and viable air transport industry. States will share their experience in developing NATFP as well as the potential benefits it hopes to achieve.

Moderator: Fabio Rahnemay Rabbani, Regional Director, ICAO South American Office


Session 3. Supporting Improved National Identity Management Practices

Credible evidence of identity, involving the tracing, linkage and verification of identity against breeder documents, is essential to ensuring robust traveller identification for security and border control purposes. Experts in this basic element of the traveller identification will share their works and experiences in ensuring a robust identity management process.

Moderator: Dion Chamberlain, Secretary, ICAO Implementation and Capacity Building Working Group


 Day 2 – Wednesday, 6 June


Session 4. ICAO MRTD Standards and Specifications

Current and emerging  ICAO MRTD Standards, Recommended Practices and specifications for passports, visas and identity cards, traveller identification management and security measures. Sharing of best practices designed to minimize document fraud and benefits provided by ICAO-compliant MRTDs and eMRTDs for border integrity.

Moderator: Nelson Goncalves, IBM Specialist, IOM African Capacity Building Centre, Tanzania


Session 5. Document Issuance and Control

Processes and protocols for document issuance by appropriate authorities to authorized holders, and controls to prevent fraud (theft, tampering and loss).

Moderator: Stephen Chapman, International Relations, Her Majesty's Passport Office, United Kingdom

  • E-visa Experience
    Paulo Gustavo Iansen de Sant'Ana, Head Immigration Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Brazil)
  • Mexico Passport Issuance Experience

    Martha Beatriz Martínez Mendoza, Delegations Director General, Foreign Affairs Ministry, Passport Issuance Entity, Mexico


Session 6. Advanced Passenger Information & Data Sharing Platform

Border management must deal with the increased flow of passengers and ensure security by identifying each individual as soon as possible in the process. Experts from different regions of the world share their experience and good practices.

Moderator:  Ignacio Zozaya, ICAO Implementation and Capacity Building Working Group Expert


Session 7. Border Control: Inspection Systems and Tools

A key element in strengthening aviation security is to ensure that border inspection systems provide timely, secure and reliable links between travel documents, travellers and security information held in government databases. Expert will provide examples regarding these important element which aims to expedite the movement of legitimate travellers while identifying high-risk individuals.

Moderator:  Tony Dean, ICAO Implementation and Capacity Building Working Expert


Day 3 – Thursday, 7 June


Session 8. International Organizations Commitment

Moderator:  David Philp Chairman, ICAO Implementation and Capacity Building Working Group


Session 9. ICAO Assistance and Guidance to States

Moderator:  Christiane DerMarkar, PKD Officer, International Civil Aviation Organization


CLOSING REMARKS by Boubacar Djibo, Director Air Transport Bureau, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)


Break Out Session: Public Key Infrastructure & Public Key Directory Best Practices

PKI Implementation for the Issuance of ePassports and PKD as a Tool for Sharing PKI Certificates and Validation of Passports at the Border.


Panel 1: Issuance and Sharing of Certificates

Moderator:  Barry Kefauver, Expert, International Standards Organisation (ISO)

Discussion: Challenges faced by States in implementing infrastructure & sharing certificates


Panel 2: Using PKD for Validation at the Border

Moderator:  Barry Kefauver, Expert, International Standards Organisation (ISO)

Discussion: Challenges faced by States in the validation process



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