STRENGTHENING AVIATION SECURITY THROUGH IMPROVED
(ICAO Headquarters, Montréal, Canada, 15 to 17 November 2016)
Day 1, Tuesday, 15 November 2016
ICAO will be joined by senior officials from related organizations to provide high-level perspectives on the opportunity that improved traveller identification presents to strengthen aviation security and travel facilitation.
SESSION 1: SETTING THE SCENE
Representatives from international organizations most closely involved with the implementation of the ICAO TRIP Strategy will provide updates on their organization's initiatives toward strengthening traveller identification management.
Moderator: Barry Kefauver, Expert, ICAO Technical Advisory Group on the Traveller Identification Programme (TAG/TRIP), International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
SESSION 2: ICAO's GLOBAL LEADERSHIP ON TRAVELLER IDENTIFICATION MANAGEMENT
The implementation of the ICAO TRIP Strategy provides the basis for the International Civil Aviation Organization's leadership on Traveller Identification Management. In that context, speakers will describe the work they are leading to help implement the TRIP Strategy.
Moderator: Mathew Myre, Director, Passport Program Policy, Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
SESSION 3: HOW ICAO TRIP STRATEGY COULD HELP COMBAT LATEST TRENDS IN FRAUDULENT DOCUMENTS AND METHODS?
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.
Moderator: Fons Knopjes, Senior Research & Development Advisor Travel Documents, Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, Netherlands
Day 2, Wednesday, 16 November 2016
SESSION 4: THE 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.
SESSION 5: TECHNOLOGY INNOVATIONS SUPPORTING THE ICAO TRIP STRATEGY
The rapid pace 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: Michael Holly, Senior Advisor for International Affairs of USA, Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Passport Services & Chairperson ICAO New Technologies Working Group (NTWG)
Tom Kinneging, Convenor of ISO/IEC JTC1 SC17, International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
Day 3, Thursday, 17 November 2016
SESSION 6:ASSISTANCE AND CAPACITY BUILDING SUCCESS STORIES
To ensure the successful implementation of the ICAO TRIP Strategy, assistance and capacity building activities are essential to help States develop and maintain robust traveller identification management. Case studies of successful initiatives that have helped to strengthen the identity of individuals while supporting wider economic and development objectives will be presented from different regions of the world.
Moderator: Florian Forster, Head, Immigration and Border Management, International Organization for Migration (IOM)
SESSION 7:INSPECTION SYSTEMS AND TOOLS AND INTEROPERABLE APPLICATIONS
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 such globally interoperable applications and protocols will provide examples of recent initiatives regarding these important elements of the ICAO TRIP Strategy.
Moderator: Raymond Lok, Head of Information Systems Branch, Immigration Department, Hong Kong