Live Streaming: 2018 Global Aviation Security Symposium


All of ICAO’s initiatives in the field of aviation security rely, both globally and regionally, on cooperation amongst States and all other stakeholders. The overarching goal is to enhance global security by implementing uniform security measures around the world, a goal that cannot be achieved without unwavering commitment by all concerned.

We will be live-streaming ICAO’s Global Aviation Security Symposium here, as it is taking place at ICAO Headquarters from 26 to 28 November 2018.  Though we will be broadcasting all of the presentations on YouTube Live, you can follow the broadcasts on this page by scrolling below to the event playlists. After the broadcasts, the videos will be made available for on-demand viewing right here.

ICAO is convening the Second Global Aviation Security Symposium (AVSEC2018) at ICAO Headquarters in Montréal, Canada, from 27 to 28 November 2018, but as a precursor to AVSEC2018, there will be a series of pre-Symposium events on Monday, 26 November 2018, comprised of workshops, presentations and table-top exercises that will stimulate AVSEC2018 plenary discussions. As part of the pre-Symposium activities, and in an effort to address existing and future challenges relating to aviation security technology and innovation, this Industry Day event will bring together a select group of key policy and decision makers from States, stakeholders and industry partner to participate in roundtable discussions and interactive dialogues. Under each of the links below we have indicated who is speaking in that session…make sure to catch all of the presentations!

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#AVSEC2018 – Industry Engagement Day: Opening Session, Session 1
The Present & SkyTalk by Supply Chain: Monday, November 26th (09:00 – 10:35)

Opening Remarks: Mr. Sylvain Lefoyer, Deputy Director, Aviation Security and Facilitation (DD/ASF), International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)

Keynote Remarks – Regulatory Views: Mr. Keith Goll, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Security Technology, Transportation Security Administration (TSA), United States

Keynote Remarks – Industry Perspectives:  Mr. Cameron Mann, Global Market Director – Aviation, Smiths Detection Group Ltd. and Member of the International Coordinating Council of Aerospace Industries Associations (ICCAIA)

Session 1 – The Present: Key challenges for States and Industry stakeholders in developing, adapting or deploying effective and efficient screening technologies that can combat evolving security threats to aviation. Many States do not have the opportunity to implement or test the latest screening technologies; they are often ill-equipped or too understaffed to manage the administrative and financial burdens to meet the demands of testing methodologies and schedules, performance standard definitions, and qualification criteria. The resulting delays in evaluating and approving new and adapted technology impact the global aviation security community’s ability to address emerging threats, and also impede commercial opportunities and inhibit entrepreneurial initiatives. Without access to the latest technologies with the lowest false-positive rates, airports and airlines must extend already stretched lifecycles of currently deployed screening equipment that may be less likely to detect emerging threats. How can we expedite acceptance, installation, operational use, and recertification of enhanced security equipment? How can ICAO and its Member States partner with testing laboratories to expedite this process?

Moderator Mr. Domenic Bianchini, Senior Technical Advisor, Transportation Security Administration (TSA), United States, and Co-Rapporteur of ICAO AVSEC Panel Working Group on Innovation in Aviation Security Panellists Mr. Matthew Vaughan, Director, Aviation Security, International Air Transport Association (IATA) Ms. Sonia Hifdi, Chair, Guidance Material Task Force, European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) and Head, Security Measures Office, Directorate General for Civil Aviation, France Mr. Andy Lee, Director, Test and Evaluation Division, Transportation Security Administration (TSA), United States Mr. Jonathan Stone, Analogic Corporation, Member of the Security Manufacturers Coalition Mr. Wanming Li, General Manager, Capital Airport Aviation Security Co. Ltd., China Mr. Carlos Grau Tanner, Director General, Global Express Association (GEA) SkyTalk 1 – Presented by Supply Chain Safety & Security Association

#AVSEC2018 – Industry Engagement Day: Session 2
The Future & SkyTalk 2: Monday, November 26th (11:00 – 12:20)

Session 2 – The Future: A need for ICAO, States, and Industry to respond more effectively to aviation threats through the use of emerging technology and processes How can ICAO facilitate the delivery of emerging screening technology to the global aviation market? Global aviation interests remain an enduring and evolving high-priority target for terrorists. As adversaries continue to employ novel means to target civil aviation, operators are required to continually consider changes and enhancements to their security postures. Adversaries will continue to explore and employ clever concealment scenarios for explosives, chemical substances, dangerous goods, customs controlled items, and even basic simple sharp objects. National laboratories, start-up companies, and the greater Research and Development community are working hard to help address aviation threats. Likewise, greater pressure is being placed on regulators and manufacturers to quickly develop and employ mitigating solutions. This session will look at innovative approaches to leverage robust and agile screening solutions that could address current and future aviation threats, with the assistance of ICAO.

Moderator: Ms. Anne Marie Pellerin, Managing Partner, LAM LHA Consulting


Dr. David Atkinson, Senior Research Scientist, National Security Directorate, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Mr. Bruno Faviero, Chief Executive Officer, Synapse Technology Corporation

Ms. Beatrice Muthoga, Assistant Security Manager – Quality Control, Kenya Airports Authority, Kenya

Ms. Sarah Snarr, Programme Manager, Future Aviation Security Solutions Programme, United Kingdom

Dr. Amanda Fond, Lead Scientist and Program Management Professional, Noblis

SkyTalk 2 – Presented by CEIA

#AVSEC2018 – Industry Engagement Day: Session 3
SkyTalks by Smiths Detection & Nuctech: Monday, November 26th (13:20 – 15:00)

SkyTalk 3 – Presented by Smiths Detection

Session 3 – Reimagining security screening to relieve the pressure at the checkpoint The landscape continues to change with threats emerging putting additional pressures on screeners and manufacturers to keep up. These include new concealment methods for explosives, chemical substances, dangerous goods, customs controlled items, but also simple sharp items. This session will look at how innovative ways of using and sharing x-ray images can not only relieve the pressure on today’s security screeners, but also provide the opportunity to improve security effectiveness while saving costs. Participants will benefit from new concepts and future innovations that will begin to lay the foundation for tomorrow’s security checkpoint.

Moderator:  Ms. Nathalie Herbelles, Head of Security, Airports Council International (ACI World)


Mr. Murray Breeze, Group Manager, Compliance and Improvement, New Zealand Aviation Security Service, New Zealand

Mr. Panagiotis Kambouroglou, Founder and Managing Partner, Aero Iasion Development Ltd.

Dr. Rod Kunz, Assistant Group Leader, Chemical, Microsystem, and Nanoscale Technologies Group, Lincoln Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Mr. Andrew Cox, Systems Analysis R&D Scientist, Sandia National Laboratories

SkyTalk 4 – Presented by NUCTECH

#AVSEC2018 – Industry Engagement Day: Session 4
SkyTalks 5 & 6: Monday, November 26th (15:30 – 17:10)

SkyTalk 5 – Presented by L3 Security & Detection Systems

Session 4 – Digital Leadership Plenary: Technology Innovations in Transportation In this digital leadership plenary, panellists will explore how technology innovations have been integrated into service delivery across the various modes within the transportation sector leading to increased operational efficiencies, cost effectiveness and impact while enhancing consumer experiences. With technology innovations come the need for enhanced digital protection; these panellists will share best practices to ensure intermodal collaboration across this sector.

Introductory Remarks: Mr. Matthew Vaughan, Director, Aviation Security, International Air Transport Association (IATA)

Moderator:  Mr. Stephen Atkinson, Senior Vice President, Marsh Canada


Mr. Bernard Lim, Senior Director, International Relations and Security Division, Ministry of Transport, Singapore

Mr. William R. Voss, Special Adviser to the Director of Air Navigation Bureau, ICAO

Mr. Shahid Qadeer, Acting Director, General Civil Aviation Authority, United Arab Emirates

Mr. David Hansell, Public Policy Manager, DJI SkyTalk 6 – Presented by DSA Detection

SkyTalk 6 – Presented by DSA Detection



AVSEC Symposium Opening Session: Tuesday, November 27th (09:00 – 10:30)
Opening Ceremony and Leader’s Plenary

Master of Ceremonies: Mr. Denis Chagnon

Opening Remarks: Dr. Fang Liu, Secretary General, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)

Leaders’ Plenary – This session provides an opportunity for senior leaders in the Aviation Security Community to discuss their perspective on current challenges and opportunities in countering threats to civil aviation. Emphasis will be placed on collaborating to achieve the Global Aviation Security Plan (GASeP) targets and implement United Nations Security Council Resolution 2309 (2016).

Moderator: Mr. Sylvain Lefoyer, Deputy Director, Aviation Security and Facilitation (DD/ASF), International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)

Keynote Panellists:

Dr. Fang Liu, Secretary General, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)

Mr. Weixiong Chen, Deputy Executive Director, United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED)

Mr. Rongguo Xue, Commander in Chief, Air Marshals, Public Security Bureau, Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), China

Mr. John Katko, Chairman, Transportation Security Subcommittee, Homeland Security Committee, United States

Ms. Angela Gittens, Director General, Airports Council International (ACI World)

Mr. Nick Careen, Senior Vice President, Airport, Passenger, Cargo and Security, International Air Transport Association (IATA)

AVSEC Symposium Session 1: Tuesday, November 27th (11:00 – 12:30)

Session 1 – Risk Awareness An effective risk assessment requires understanding of threats, impacts, and existing mitigations. This, in turn, involves inputs from a range of sources across Governments and industry. During these discussions, participants will explore the range of sources that are most useful in these risk assessments, what can be done to ensure that these are used as fully as possibly, and, if there are barriers to the most effective exchange of information, how these can best be overcome.

Moderator: Mr. Mark Rodmell, Head of Aviation Security Policy and Regulation, Aviation Directorate, UK Department for Transport, United Kingdom


Mr. Komlan Adonko, Director, AVSEC, National Agency of Civil Aviation of Togo, Togo

Mr. Matthew Vaughan, Director, Aviation Security, International Air Transport Association (IATA)

Mr. Andrew Nicholson, Chief Executive Officer, Osprey Flight Solutions

Mr. David Aguilar, Principal, Global Security and Innovative Strategies (GSIS)

Mr. John Velho, Chief, Screening Oversight and International Operations, Transport Canada, Canada

AVSEC Symposium Session 2: Tuesday, November 27th (14:00 – 15:30)

Session 2 – Security Culture Robust application of enhanced security measures depends on engagement of the front line employees. Concerns about the ‘insider threat’ highlight the potentially negative implications of providing detailed information to an employee who has been corrupted. Participants will discuss the positive and negative consequences of disseminating threat information to all employees involved in aviation.

Moderator: Mr. Bernard Lim, Senior Director, International Relations and Security Division, Ministry of Transport, Singapore


Ms. Carla Pinto, Director, Facilitation and Security Bureau, Portuguese Civil Aviation Authority, Portugal

Mr. Nick Kaldas, Managing Director, Stratium Global

Mr. Ted M. Martin, Senior Aviation Security Inspector, Civil Aviation Authority, Trinidad and Tobago

Mr. Philip Baum, Visiting Professor, Aviation Security, Coventry University

AVSEC Symposium Session 3: Tuesday, November 27th (16:00 – 17:00)

Session 3 – Technology and Innovation The aviation security regime is highly reliant on technology solutions to ensure accurate, expedient threat detection, but specific data are often highly classified. This impedes the ability of manufacturers to ensure new technology provides the necessary detection capabilities. During the dialogue, experts will discuss current constraints affecting rapid development and possible solutions.

Moderator: Ms. Sonia Hifdi, Head, Security Measures Office, Directorate General for Civil Aviation, France and Co-Rapporteur of ICAO AVSEC Panel Working Group on Innovation in Aviation Security


Dr. Tony Mattioli, Chief of Security Technology, Aviation Security ranch, Transport Canada, Canada

Dr. Kang-Jun Lee, Director, Korea Transportation Safety Authority (KOTSA), Korea

Mr. Julien Touzeau, Product Security Director, Americas, Airbus

Mr. Daniel Goh, Assistant President, Nuctech Company Limited

Ms. Anne Marie Pellerin, Managing Partner, LAM LHA Consulting

Mr. Christopher Ross, Deputy Head of Unit, Security, Directorate General for Mobility and Transport, European Commission

Mr. Junyi Ku, Director/Chief, Security Department, China Southern Airlines



AVSEC Symposium Session 4: Wednesday, November 28th (09:00 – 10:30)

Session 4 – Quality Control and Oversight Because of the interconnected nature of commercial aviation, security shortfalls in one airport could be exploited by a terrorist to conduct an attack on another State. Panellists will debate the establishment of a stronger aviation security oversight regime focused on comprehensive countermeasures that protect each State’s citizens.

Moderator: Mr. Ian Gilchrist, Head, Aviation Security Unit, Qatar Civil Aviation Authority, Qatar


Mr. Philbert Bakilana, Principal Aviation Security Officer, Aviation Security Department, East African Community Civil Aviation Safety and Security Oversight Agency (EAC-CASSOA)

Mr. Peter Amasa, Head, AVSEC Training & Certification Division, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Nigeria

Mr. Aibek Alzhanov, Deputy Chairman of the Civil Aviation Committee, Ministry of Investment and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan

Mr. Paul Fujimura, Assistant Administrator, Office of Global Strategies, Transportation Security Administration (TSA), United States

Mr. Dominique Antonini, Head, Aviation Security, International Air Transport Association (IATA)

Mr. Jeffrey Barrow, Manager, Smart Security, Airports Council International (ACI World)


AVSEC Symposium Session 5: Wednesday, November 28th (11:00 – 12:30)

Session 5 – Capacity Building The Global Aviation Security Plan (GASeP) implementation targets reflect increasingly more robust levels of security over the next 12 years. These goals can only be realized through partnerships between contributing and recipient Member States. During these discussions participants will explore how such arrangements can be brokered while ensuring the necessary exchange of information.

Moderator: Ms. Patricia Reverdy, Deputy Executive Secretary, European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC)


Mr. Chris Ford, Deputy Director, Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand, New Zealand

Mr. Luvuyo L. Gqeke, Executive, Aviation Security, South African Civil Aviation Authority, South Africa

Ms. Eleanor Travers, Aviation Security Senior Inspector, Irish Aviation Authority (IAA), Ireland

Mr. Kyal Barter, Senior Aviation Security Advisor and Programme Coordinator, CASP-AP, ICAO

Mr. Oscar Rubio, AVSEC Director, the Airport Security Police, National Aviation Security Authority, Argentina


AVSEC Symposium Session 6: Wednesday, November 28th (14:00 – 15:30)

Session 6 – Implementing the GASeP Following an accelerated development and review process, the Global Aviation Security Plan (GASeP) provides foundations for a global aviation security framework. ICAO Regional Offices held aviation security conferences and tailored Roadmaps were developed to guide achievement of GASeP’s aims and objectives. During this session, Member State and Industry representatives will discuss observations and experiences during their implementation activities.

Moderator: Mr. Mohamed Khalifa Rahma, Regional Director, ICAO Middle East Regional Office


Mr. Weixiong Chen, Deputy Executive Director, United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED)

Mr. Vladimir Chertok, Deputy Director, Federal Authority for Transport Oversight of the Russian Federation, Russian Federation

Mr. Eduardo Cerda, Aviation Security Advisor, Directorate General of Civil Aviation of Chile, Chile

Mr. Nathaniel Kwadzo Deh, Training Manager, Ghana Airports Authority, Ghana

Mr. Mohammad Obaid Al Tayer, Chief Policy Specialist, Policy, Regulation and Planning Department, Security Affairs, General Civil Aviation Authority, United Arab Emirates Captain Althea Bartley, Manager for Aviation Security and Facilitation, Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority, Jamaica


AVSEC Symposium Closing: Wednesday, November 28th (16:00 – 17:00)

Closing Plenary: Mr. Boubacar Djibo, Director, Air Transport Bureau (D/ATB), International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)


Mr. Mohamed Khalifa Rahma, Regional Director, ICAO Middle East Regional Office

Mr. Martial Pagé, Chairperson, Committee on Unlawful Interference

Mr. Samuel Campbell Lucas, Chairperson, Air Transport Committee

Closing Remarks: Dr. Fang Liu, ICAO Secretary General