Presentations and Biographies

DAY 1 – Tuesday, 25 June


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.


Introduction by Master of Ceremonies


Opening Address.pdf

Samuel Campbell Lucas (Biography), Representative of Australia on the ICAO Council and Chairperson, Air Transport Committee


Keynote Speakers

World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC).pdf

Mrs. Gloria Guevara Manzo (Biography), President & Chief Executive Officer

• Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

Mrs. Rasa Ostrauskaite (Biography), Co-ordinator of Activities to Address Transnational Threats

• International Air Transport Association (IATA)

Mr. Nick Careen (Biography), Senior Vice-President – Airport, Passenger, Cargo and Security


Welcoming Address: Boubacar Djibo, Director (Biography), Air Transport Bureau, ICAO


Session 1. Recent Developments in The International Civil Aviation Organization Traveller Identification Programme (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 ICAO TRIP Strategy will harmonize the global line in our shared battle to confront international crime, while improving faster clearance and more convenient ways for travellers.


 Narjess Abdennebi (Biography), Chief, Facilitation Section, ICAO


ICAO Public Key Directory(PKD)-State of Progress.pdf

Christiane DerMarkar (Biography), ICAO TRIP Officer, Facilitation Section, ICAO 


  Digital Travel Credentials.pdf

Louise Cole(Biography), Expert, ICAO New Technologies Working Group (NTWG)


DAY 2 – Wednesday, 26 June

Session 2. Importance of Innovations in Border Management: Updates From Stakeholders & International Organizations

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


Christoph Wolff, Head of Mobility, World Economic Forum (WEF)



Simon Deignan (Biography), Programme Manager, Travel Document Security, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)


United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism.pdf

Ruth M. Kiragu (Biography), Programme Management Officer, Special Projects and Innovations Division, United

Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism


  IOM update.pdf

Florian Forster (Biography), Head of Division, Immigration and Border Management (IBM), International Organization for Migration (IOM)


 Joint Approach to Border Control Management and Aviation Security Threats at Airports.pdf

Jean-Sébastien, Pard. , Manager, Facilitation and Passenger Services, Airport Council International (ACI) World



Silvia Kolligs-Tuffery (Biography), Team Leader, Document Security, European Commission




DAY 3 – Thursday, 27 June  

Session 3. Supporting Improved National Identity Management Practices

Both technology and generational changes are likely to have an impact on how legal identity could be packaged and shared in the future. Already smartphones are capable of unambiguously verifying physical identity using biometrics stored in interconnected central civil registry eco-system. Automation allows for credible evidence of identity, involving the tracing, linkage and verification of identity against breeder documents to ensure the authenticity of identity.


 Centre of Excellence for CRVS Systems.pdf

Anette Bayer Forsingdal (Biography), Senior Program Specialist, Centre of Excellence, International Development Research Centre, Canada


Moving Breeder Documents From paper to digital Impact on travel identification.pdf

Sanjay Dharwadker (Biography), Expert, ICAO Implementation & Capacity Building Working Group (ICBWG)


ID4D Identification for development.pdf

Seth Ayers (Biography)Senior Program Officer, Identification for Development (ID4D), World Bank


Nigeria Experience in Civil Registration.pdf

Aliyuaziz Abubakar (Biography), Director General, National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Nigeria


Session 4. ICAO Machine Readable Travel Document (MRTD) Standards and Specifications: Travel Document Integrity

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 trusted ICAO-compliant MRTDs and eMRTDs.


State of the art of Morphing Detection.pdf

Fons Knopjes (Biography), Senior Research & Development Advisor, National Office for Identity Data, Ministry of Interior and Kingdom Relations of the Netherlands


 E-Passport Validation –A practical experience.pdf

R. Rajeshkumar (Biography), Expert, International Organization for Standardization (ISO)


How to ensure integrity of travel documents by implement a robust public key infrastructure.pdf

Yolanda Pérez Tocino (Biography), Documentation Division, National Police, Spain

Valentín Ramírez Prieto (Biography), Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre (FNMT), Spain


Interactive Sessions


Session 5. Identification of Travellers & Risk Assessment: Developing Advance Passenger Information (API) and/or Passenger Name Records (PNR) Programmes

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.


Advance Passenger Information Legal Framework.pdf

Christopher Hornek (Biography), ICAO Project Manager & Passenger Data Exchange Expert


Carriers Engagement.pdf

Céline Canu (Biography), Head Facilitation, International Air Transport Association (IATA)


Regional Advance Passenger Information Programme.pdf

Major Michael Jones (Biography), Executive Director, CARICOM IMPACS


• AIRCOP Link to API.pdf


Session 6. Advance Passenger Information (API): Implementation by States

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.


Transnational Threats Department activities on API.pdf

Simon Deignan(Biography), Programme Manager, Travel Document Security, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)



Luvuyo Gqeke, Executive, Aviation Security, Civil Aviation Authority


Strengthening Interoperable Borders, IOM's Technical Assistance in Implementing Passenger Data Systems (API).pdf

Erik Slavenas (Biography), Identity Management and Biometrics Officer, International Organization for Migration (IOM), Geneva


DAY 4 – Friday 28 June 

Session 7. Border Control: Inspection Systems and Tools & 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 security information held in government databases. Experts will provide examples regarding these important elements which aim to expedite the movement of legitimate travellers while identifying high-risk individuals.


ePassport Do Yours the Right Way.pdf

Barry Kefauver (Biography), International Organization for Standardization (ISO)


Spanish National PKD.pdf

Esther Fernndez Crespo (Biography), General Police Directorate, Data Processing Center


The systematic use of API screening Versus INTERPOL SLTD.pdf


Session 8. Steps Forward in Facilitation and Identification

Dissection of the border management continuum to ensure that traveller identification technologies respond to the threats, challenges, and opportunities of the current travel environment through improved dialogue and systemic cooperation, it is expected that traveller identification technology will be aligned with the future needs of borders and air industry. The rapid pace 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.



Beatriz Vacotto, Head of the Maritime Unit, International Labour Standards Department, International Labour Organization (ILO)



Dr. Diego H. Enriquez (Biography), Direction General of Information, Analysis & Migration Control, Ministry of Interior, Argentina


Shortening passenger processing times at airports using biometric data.pdf

Hareendranathan E.P (Biography), Executive Director, Indian Aviation Academy, New-Delhi


CBP Innovation Identity as a Service (IDaaS) Solution.pdf

Michael Hardin (Biography), Director of Policy, Entry/Exit Transformation, Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, United States


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