DAY 1 – TUESDAY, 11 JULY 2017


Opening Ceremony of the ICAO TRIP Regional Seminar

  • Mr. Simon Li, Director General, Civil Aviation Department (CAD), Hong Kong SAR  welcome remarks
  • Mr. Joseph Lai, Permanent Secretary for Transport and Housing, Hong Kong SAR  welcome speech
  • Dr. Fang Liu, Secretary General, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)  opening remarks
  • Dr. Dong Zhiyi, Deputy Administrator, Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC)
  • Ms. Sarah Mathews, Chairperson, Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)
  • Mr. Andrew Herdman, Director General, Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA)
  • Ms. Patti Chau, Regional Director, Airports Council International (ACI) Asia-Pacific


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.


Moderator: Mr. Barry Kefauver, Expert, International Organization for Standardization (ISO)


Session 2: One of ICAO's Major Strategic Objectives:  Aviation Security and Facilitation.

Enhancing global civil aviation security and facilitation; this Strategic Objective reflects the need for ICAO's leadership in aviation security, facilitation and related border security matters.


Moderator: Mr. Ross Lockie, Regional Officer, Aviation Security and Facilitation, APAC, Bangkok, ICAO


Industry presentation: SICPA


Session 3: How ICAO TRIP Strategy could Help Combat Latest Trends in Fraudulent Documents and


Fraudulent activities present a serious challenge to ensuring effective and reliable traveller identification management. Technical experts will offer their recent operational experience to highlight current challenges and possible solutions relating to the different types of fraud involving travel documents, chip fraud, and fraud related to the application and issuance process. (Doc 9303, Machine Readable Travel Documents).


Moderator: Mr. Philip Leung, Principal Immigration Officer (Information System), Immigration Department,

Hong Kong SAR


Industry presentation: Entrust DataCard





Session 4: ICAO MRTD Standards and Specifications.

Current and emerging ICAO MRTD Standards, Recommended Practices and specifications for passports, visas and ID cards, traveller identification management and security measures. Sharing of best practices designed to minimize document fraud.


Moderator: Mr. R. Rajeshkumar, ICAO Implementation and Capacity Building Working Group (ICBWG), International Organization for Standardization (ISO)


Session 5: Border Controls: Interoperable Applications, 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 the security information held in government databases. Technical experts with experience in the implementation of global interoperable applications and protocols will provide examples of recent initiatives regarding these important elements of the ICAO TRIP Strategy such as watch lists, passport readers and border information systems, the ICAO PKD, API/PNR, Interpol SLTD database, traveller data, inter-agency and cross-border information sharing.


Moderator:  Mr. Vijay Poonoosamy, Vice President, International and Public Affairs, Etihad Airways


Session 6: Traveller Identification at Work / Trusted Traveller Programmes.

Successful implementation of the ICAO TRIP Strategy is essential to helping States develop and maintain robust traveller identification management. This also enhances facilitation, which in turn supports wider economic development objectives.


Moderator: Mr. Vijay Poonoosamy, Vice President, International & Public Affairs, Etihad Airways


Session 7: Importance of Evidence of Identity to Security Issues and Border Control Management.

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 important element of the ICAO TRIP Strategy will share their experiences in ensuring a robust identity management process.


Moderator: Mr. Jean Salomon, ICAO Implementation and Capacity Building Working Group (ICBWG), International Organization for Standardization (ISO)



DAY 3 – THURSDAY, 13 JULY 2017


Session 8: Technology Innovations Supporting the ICAO TRIP STRATEGY.

The rapid place and diversity of innovation in technology is producing new possibilities for the way in which traveller identification can be managed. Utilized correctly, such innovations can enhance aviation security and traveller facilitation. Experts will give their views on current and future initiatives and challenges.


Moderator:  Mr. Barry Kefauver, Expert, International Organization for Standardization (ISO)


Session 9: Conclusion : Internal Coordination and International Cooperation - Keys to Successful


The essential need for intra-government coordination of issuance and inspection programmes in collaboration with international cooperation and assistance.

  • Mr. Barry Kefauver, Expert, International Organization for Standardization (ISO)


Closing Remarks: Mr. Sylvain Lefoyer, Deputy Director, Aviation Security and Facilitation, International 

Civil Aviation Organization


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