Presentations

 

Using Traveller ID for Streamlined Border Controls

 

(ICAO, Headquarters, Montreal, 23-25 October 2018) 

 

DAY 1 – Tuesday, 23 October

 

OPENING SESSION

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.

 

 

Opening Address:

  • Mr. Sylvain Lefoyer, Deputy Director, Aviation Security & Facilitation, Air Transport Bureau, ICAO

 Keynote Speakers:

  • United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism
    Mr. Ulrik P. Ahnfeldt-Mollerup, Senior Political Affairs Officer, Chief of Capacity Building Unit, United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre (UNCCT)
  • World Travel and Tourism Council
    Ms. Gloria Guevara, President and CEO, World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC)
  • Transnational Threats Department, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
    Mr. Simon Deignan, Programme Manager, Travel Document Security, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)
  • International Air Transport Association
    Mr. Pierre Charbonneau, Director Passenger Experience and Facilitation, International Air Transport Association (IATA)

 

ICAO TRIP AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

The TRIP award of excellence is bestowed in recognition of the outstanding contribution of individuals and organizations to the development, promotion and implementation of the Traveller Identification Programme as a pillar of enhanced civil aviation security and facilitation worldwide.

 

SESSION 1.  SETTING THE SCENE

Representatives from international organizations most closely involved with Identification Management will provide updates on their initiatives and projects.

 

Moderator: Mr. Sylvain Lefoyer, Deputy Director, Aviation Security & Facilitation, ICAO

     Mrs. Celine Canu, Head Aviation Facilitation, International Air Transport Association (IATA)

 

SESSION 2. RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE ICAO TRIP STRATEGY

The incorporation of the new/revised provisions related to: Machine Readable Travel Documents (MRTDs) and continued focus on implementation of the ICAO TRIP roadmap which provides target milestones for states and also adherence to the related international Specifications for machine readable travel documents contained in ICAO Doc 9303, Machine Readable Travel Documents. The speakers will outline how the TRIP strategy will harmonize the global line in our shared battle to confront international crime.

 

Moderator: Dr. Narjes Abdennebi, Chief, Facilitation Section, ICAO, ICAO TRIP: USING TRAVELLER ID FOR STREAMLINED BORDER CONTROLS

 

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: Mr. Tony Dean, Member, ICAO Implementation & Capacity Building Working Group (ICBWG)

     Mr. Sanjay Dharwadker, ISO expert, ICBWG Member

 

DAY 2 – Wednesday, 24 October

 

SESSION 4.  ICAO MRTD STANDARDS AND SPECIFICATIONS: TRAVEL DOCUMENT INTERGRITY

Delivering a greatly enhanced travel document security capability is a priority in ensuring authenticity of travel documents. Fraudulent activities present serious challenges thus the need to keep up with the new and evolving trends in document fraud. Technical experts will offer their recent operational experience to highlight current challenges and the possibility of fraudulent documents getting through the border due to chip encoding defects and possible solutions in application and issuance process.

 

Moderator: Mr. Michael Holly, Chairperson, ICAO New Technologies Working Group (NTWG)

 

SESSION 5. PASSENGER DATA EXCHANGE: IDENTIFICATION OF TRAVELLERS & RISK ASSESSMENT

Visa, Electronic Travel Systems and Advance Passenger Information

Border management must deal with the increased flow of passengers and ensure that there are protocols that provide for timely, secure and reliable linkage of MRTDs and their holders to available and relevant data in the course of inspection operations. Experts from different regions of the world share their experience and good practices.

 

Moderator:  Mr. Vijay Poonoosamy, Director International & Public Affairs, QI Group and President, Hermes Air Transport Organisation

 

DAY 3 – Thursday, 25 October

 

SESSION 6. Advance Passenger Information (API) Interactive Session

States in conjunction with the relevant stakeholders are transitioning from the traditional reliance on completing a single step traveller identification and risk assessment at entry controls, towards continuous identification of travellers and risk assessment repeated at each phase of the journey as new information becomes available. The experts will demonstrate how various interactive tools can be used as a decision making tool that border control agencies can employ before a passenger is cleared for travel.

 

Moderator:  Mr. Christopher Hornek, ICAO Project Manager & Passenger Data Exchange Expert

API & PNR INTERACTIVE TOOLS:

 

SESSION 7. BORDER CONTROL: INSPECTION SYSTEMS AND TOOLS & INTEROPERABLE APPLICATIONS

A key element in strengthening aviation security is to ensure that border inspection systems capture, verify and record data contained in the MRTDs and about travellers at the different phases of the journey. The controls should then be enhanced by the global sharing of data about travellers and their travel documents. Experts will provide examples regarding these important elements which aim to expedite the movement of legitimate travellers while identifying high-risk individuals.

 

Moderator:  Mr. Barry Kefauver, ICAO Technical Advisory Group on Machine Readable Travel Documents, MRTD Expert

  • UN Capacity Building Initiatives to Support Member States                                                                                                                                                       

     Mr. Ulrik P. Ahnfeldt-Mollerup, Senior Political Affairs Officer, Chief of Capacity Building Unit United    

     Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre (UNCCT)

     Mr. Fabrizio Di Carlo, Forensic and Police Data Management, General Secretariat, INTERPOL

  • FRONTEX Performance Assessment of Document Inspection Systems: Methodology and Preliminary Results

     Mr. Tom Van Der Hor, Research Officer, Research & Innovation Unit, Capacity Building Division,

     European Border and Coast Guard Agency (FRONTEX)

 

SESSION 8. BORDER CONTROL MANAGEMENT AND FUTURE IN TRAVEL

Effective implementation of the ICAO TRIP Strategy is essential in helping States optimize the economic, social, and political benefits of international travel and to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. It also helps to manage security risks and to respond to threats at borders by enabling better targeting of resources towards persons of interest. The rapid place and diversity of innovation is producing new possibilities for the way in which traveller identification can be managed. Experts will give their views on current and future initiatives and challenges.

 

Moderator:  Mr. Jean Salomon, Member, New Technologies Working Group (NTWG)

 

CLOSING REMARKS by: Mr. Sylvain Lefoyer, Deputy Director, Aviation Security & Facilitation, Air Transport Bureau, ICAO

 

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