Fifteenth Symposium and Exhibition on the ICAO Traveller Identification Programme (TRIP)

15th Symposium and Exhibition on the ICAO Traveller Identification Programme (TRIP2019)

25 - 28 June 2019
Montréal , CANADA
ICAO HQ,999 Robert-Bourassa Boulevard
Registration is closed

​Bridging the Physical‑Digital Document Divide 


The ICAO TRIP Symposium and Exhibition on ICAO Traveller Identification Programme (TRIP) will take place from 25 to 28 June 2019 at ICAO Headquarters in Montréal, Canada. The key point of the ICAO TRIP Strategy is a recognized need for a holistic and integrated approach to traveller identification management.


Driven by predicted increases in traveller volumes and ongoing security risks, air industry, border control authorities, and travel document issuing agencies are looking for more efficient and secure ways to identify and process travelers, while harnessing the capabilities and opportunities afforded by emerging or evolving technologies, the focus is to incorporate technology with the interdependent elements of the ICAO Traveller Identification Programme (TRIP) Strategy and maximize the benefits of using digital representation to mitigate challenges for future travellers. Accordingly, the theme of this year's Symposium will highlight how to Bridge the Physical-Digital Document Divide. 


In line with UN Security Council Resolutions 2178 (2014), 2309 (2016) and 2396 (2017) that re-affirmed the importance of border controls to combat terrorism, the Symposium will provide an opportunity to enhance international cooperation and collaboration to address the threats faced by international civil aviation. This will be accomplished by promoting the global framework established by Annex 9 – Facilitation to the Convention on International Civil Aviation. 


ICAO recognizes the benefits of traveller identification management to aviation security and travel facilitation. ICAO's mission is to contribute to the capacity of Member States, under the "No Country Left Behind" objective, to uniquely identify individuals by providing tools and knowledge to establish and confirm the identity of travellers.


An exhibition will complement the Symposium, showcasing a broad range of products and services related notably to travel document security applications, border inspection and automated border control systems, and identity management


The programme of the ICAO TRIP Fifteenth Symposium and Exhibition is currently in development and will be available shortly. Please continue to check back for the latest updates on the Symposium. 


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Who should attend?

  • Ministries of Interior, Foreign Affairs, Immigration and Customs agencies, Justice, as well as embassy Consular staff.
  • International Organizations, Donor Agencies, Private Companies offering technologies and products for effective international identification and border management.
  • Airlines and airport authorities, aviation security and travel facilitation consultants, academia and think tanks.



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