SEAMLESS AND CONTACTLESS - Sharing data to accelerate the recovery
Moderator: Mohamed Rahma, Director, Air Transport Bureau, ICAO
Salvatore Sciacchitano, President of the Council, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
Ambassador Isao Fukushima,
Representative on the Council of ICAO, Japan
Douglas Yeo, Acting Chair, Facilitation Panel & Director, Security Policy & Emergency Preparedness, International Relations & Security Division, Ministry of Transport, Singapore
TRIP Award – Posthumous Recognition for Mr. David PhilPresented by Maria Robertson, Deputy Chief Executive, Department of Internal Affairs, New Zealand
The TRIP Award of Excellence is bestowed in recognition of the outstanding contribution of individuals to the development, promotion and implementation of the Traveller Identification Programme as a pillar of enhanced civil aviation security and facilitation worldwide.
SESSION 1. RECOVERY IN AVIATION - INTERNATIONAL AND REGIONAL PERSPECTIVES
This session will emphasize how international and regional cooperation can stimulate aviation recovery. The session will provide an update on the initiatives and projects of international organizations closely involved with measures to enhance identification management in the post COVID-19 recovery phase.
Moderator: Sylvain Lefoyer, Deputy Director, Aviation Security & Facilitation, ICAO
ICAO CAPSCA & Manual on COVID-19 Cross-border Risk Management Updates, Dr. Johanna Jordaan, Chief, Aviation Medicine Section, ICAO
World Health Organization DDCC, Natschja Ratanaprayul, Technical Officer, Public Digital Health Technology, World Health Organization (WHO)
Impact of COVID-19 on Travel and Tourism, Antonio D. Clarke, Director, AVSEC and Facilitation, Civil Aviation Authority, Bahamas
Health Policy Concepts, Frederico Guanais, Deputy Head, Health Division, Organisation for Economic Co‑operation and Development (OECD)
INNOVATION IN FACILITATION AND THE FUTURE OF 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. The TRIP Strategy 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 pace and diversity of innovation is producing new possibilities in which traveller identification can be managed. Experts will give their views on current and future initiatives and challenges.
Moderator: Narjess Abdennebi, Chief, Facilitation Section, ICAO
Digital Travel Credentials (DTC), Ana Dacal, Senior Policy Analyst, Passport Program Policy, Admissibility Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Canada
Visible Digital Seals (VDS), R. Rajeshkumar, International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Expert
IATA Initiatives Promoting an Effective Use of Passenger Information, Louise Cole, Head, Customer Experience & Facilitation, International Air Transport Association (IATA)
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. National identity management is a fundamental element of traveller identification and experts will share their experiences in ensuring a robust identity management process.
Moderator: Ross Greenwood, Former Chairperson, ICAO Public Key Directory
Evidence of Identity Management – Legal Identity, Sanjay Dharwadker, Senior Digital Identity, Global Data Service Division, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Demystifying the Registration Process for Refugees, Andrew Hopkins, Chief, Identity Management and Registration Section, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
National Identity, Muhammad Tariq Malik, Chairman, NADRA, Pakistan
Identities on the Move: Impact of Electronic Documents on Border Control, Alexander Schuster, Senior Researcher, University of Graz, Austria
ICAO MRTD STANDARDS AND SPECIFICATIONS: TRAVEL DOCUMENT INTEGRITY
Current and emerging ICAO Machine Readable Travel Document (MRTD) specifications for passports, visas and identity cards are significant tools to enhance traveller identification management and security measures. The implementation of related ICAO Annex 9 Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) supports implementation of ICAO-compliant MRTDs and electronic MRTDs.
Christiane DerMarkar, Traveller Identification Programme Officer, ICAO
ICAO Document 9303 – Machine Readable Travel Documents (13 Parts), Joost Van Prooijen, International Standards Organization, WG3 Convenor, Manager Innovation, Public Security & Identity, the Netherlands
What is an ePassport: Benefits, Dion Chamberlain, Manager Product Development, Identity Services, Department of Internal Affairs, Te Tari Taiwhenua, New Zealand
The New Saudi Arabian ePassport, Ali H. Basfar, Senior Specialist, Facilitation, General Authority of Civil Aviation, Saudi Arabia
New Developments in MRTD Specifications (Compliance, 2nd character, etc.), Renée Ong-de Jong, Research and Development Advisor, Travel Documents, Ministry of Interior and Kingdom Relations, The Netherlands
SESSION 5. Health at the Border
This session will highlight how states and organizations have developed tools for passengers to assert health proofs for international travel purposes. The ICAO VDS specification will be highlighted, with a view to explaining its benefits for quick and contactless verification based on existing infrastructure, as well as its advantages for identity binding. Other experiences from around the world will also be shared describing how states have supported the issuance of health proofs, for both domestic and international purposes. A focus of this session will be achieving global interoperability among health proofs to support international travel and aviation recovery.
Diantha Raadgers, Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, Directorate-General for Transport & Aviation Unit, Aviation Safety & Security, Netherlands
Australian Proof of Vaccination Implementing VDS-NC, Ivan Clarke, Passport Technical Specialist, IT Planning, Standards and Biometrics Section, Australia Passport Office
Integrated Approaches for Pandemic Preparedness: Border Management and Health, Damien Thuriaux, Head of Immigration and Border Management (IBM), International Organization for Migration (IOM)
G20 Health Working Group & Indonesia's Implementation of DIVOC and EU DCC, Setiaji Setiaji, Senior Advisor, Digital Transformation, Ministry of Health, Indonesia
BORDER CONTROL: INSPECTION SYSTEMS AND TOOLS & INTEROPERABLE APPLICATIONS
A key element of border inspection systems is the capture, verification and storage of data contained in MRTDs at different phases of the journey. This session will address a key pre-requisite to verifying the identity of travellers – namely the validation of electronic MRTDs. Experts will provide examples regarding important elements that help to expedite the movement of legitimate travellers while identifying high-risk individuals, with a view to focussing on automating the clearance process.
Moderator: Silvia Kolligs-Tuffery, Team Leader, Document Security, European Commission, Belgium
UN Capacity Building Initiatives Supporting Member States, Rocco Messina, Head, Border Security and Management Unit, United Nations Centre for Counter Terrorism (UNCCT)
ePassport Validation and Fraud Detection, R. Rajeshkumar, International Organization for Standardization (ISO), Expert
ICAO Public Key Directory (PKD), Mario Wiesen, Chairperson, ICAO PKD Board & Deputy Director, Passports, Visas and Legalizations Office, Luxembourg; & Ciaran Carolan, Public Key Directory Officer, Facilitation Section, ICAO
INTERPOL Update, Fabrizio Di Carlo, Senior Coordinator, Forensics and Police Data Management, INTERPOL General Secretariat
PASSENGER DATA: IDENTIFICATION OF TRAVELLERS & RISK ASSESSMENT
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 will share their experience and good practices,
with a focus on systems providing electronic authority to travel, as well as enhancing the use of interactive Advance Passenger Information (iAPI) to support pre-travel verification systems.
Moderator: Vijay Poonoosamy, Director, International & Public Affairs, QI Group and Chairman of the Aviation Group of World Tourism Network
Advance Passenger Information & Passenger Name Record, Steven Waterman, ICAO API/PNR United Nations Countering terrorist Travel Programme Project Officer
Comprehensive Update on CTTP Programme, Christine Bradley,
Chief, Countering terrorist Travel, UN Office of Counter-Terrorism, United Nations Countering terrorist Travel Programme (CTTP)
Pre-Travel Checks – Use of Interactive API Systems, Simon Watkin, Head of Border Data Policy, Border Security and Identity Policy, Home Office, United Kingdom & Rapporteur - ICAO Working Group on Annex 9 – Facilitation
Gradual Development of an EU Border & Travel Continuum, Richard Ares Baumgartner, EU Affairs Strategic Advisor, Cabinet Executive Director, Frontex
The ICAO Secretariat and the Technical Advisory Group on Traveller Identification Programme (TAG/TRIP) framework have undertaken a number of initiatives to support Member States to implement Annex 9 provisions, ICAO Doc 9303 and the ICAO TRIP Strategy. This session will highlight various ICAO training initiatives, as well as the work of the respective working groups of the TAG/TRIP on the development of specifications for MRTDs, capacity building and assistance to States. An emphasis will be placed on ICAO's work to identify challenges while designing and issuing passports.
Moderator: Stephen Chapman, International Relations & Stakeholder Engagement, Customer Service, HM Passport Office, United Kingdom
Technical Advisory Group (TAG/TRIP) Subgroups (NTWG & ICBWG) Outreach, Beth Newcombe, Senior Policy Analyst, Passport Program Policy Division, Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada
Pitfalls to Avoid while Designing & Issuing Passports, Dwight MacManus, International Standards Organization (ISO) Expert
WAY FORWARD – ACHIEVING SEAMLESS & CONTACTLESS PROCESSES TO ACCELERATE RECOVERY
This session will outline a strategic way forward and discuss next steps that can be taken to achieve seamless and contactless processes to accelerate aviation recovery. Effective implementation of the ICAO TRIP Strategy is essential in helping States optimize the economic, social, and political benefits of international travel, thereby aiding the recovery of the air transport sector. In doing so, the ICAO TRIP Strategy helps to improve passenger facilitation and border security by enabling better targeting of resources towards persons of interest. The rapid pace and diversity of innovation is producing new possibilities for traveller identification management. From a high-level perspective, this session will also address how facilitation tools such as MRTDs, biometrics and passenger data can improve aviation security.
Moderator: Justin Ikura, Director, Biometrics and Identity Office, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)
Airports Council International Perspective, Jean-Sebastien Pard, Senior Manager Facilitation, Passenger Services and Operations, Airports Council International (ACI)
World Travel and Tourism Council Perspective, James McDonald, Director, Travel Transformation, Industry Affairs and Government Affairs, World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC)
New Biometric Technologies for Identification, Bernhard Strobl, Thematic Coordinator, Intelligent Cameras & Video Analytics, Center for Digital Safety & Security, Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
Ahmed Djibril Coulibaly, Côte d'Ivoire, Chairperson, ICAO Air Transport Committee