Eighteenth Symposium on the ICAO Traveller Identification Programme and Joint International Criminal Police Organization Biometrics Forum

18th TRIP Symposium and Joint ICAO INTERPOL Biometrics Forum

12 - 14 September 2023
Montréal , CANADA
ICAO HQ,999 Robert-Bourassa Boulevard
Registration is closed

Enhancing Traveller Mobility through Technology and Innovation

The Symposium and Exhibition on the ICAO Traveller Identification Programme (TRIP) and Joint International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) Biometrics Forum will take place from 12 to 14 September 2023 at ICAO Headquarters in Montréal.


The TRIP Symposium is a world-class event enabling the exchange of information on all aspects of traveller identification management. Its various sessions will highlight the need to enhance international cooperation and collaboration to facilitate the traveller's journey while addressing the multiple threats faced by international civil aviation. The improvement of the passenger experience will be achieved by promoting the global regulatory framework established by the provisions of Annex 9 – Facilitation to the Convention on International Civil Aviation, and linking it to the new technology tools available on the market.


The COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to advancing technologies and digitized processes and operations to facilitate greater interactions between passengers and border and health authorities. The introduction of these new technologies have contributed to efforts by authorities to gain greater control of their borders. Together with the TRIP Symposium, the ICAO/INTERPOL Joint Biometrics Forum will be the occasion for both Organizations to provide additional insight regarding best practices, specifications, and technical mechanisms allowing a successful application and use of biometrics.


An exhibition will complement the Symposium, displaying a broad range of products and services related notably to travel document security applications, health proofs emission and authentication, border inspection and automated border control systems, and identification management.


The Symposium programme outline can be found under the programme tab. The detailed programme is currently under development and will be available shortly. Please continue to check back for the latest updates on the Symposium.

 Who should attend?

·Passport issuing offices, civil registries offices, border control and law enforcement agencies, immigration and customs agencies, aircraft operators, airport authorities, health authorities, ministries of interior, foreign affairs, 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.

·Please refer to Registration Fee Schedule for the focal Contact emails for States or for additional Categories: Industry, Organization, general public, academia, sponsors, exhibitors, media.

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