SkyLive Streaming: ICAO’s Fifteenth Symposium on the ICAO Traveller Identification Programme


Welcome to the page where we live-streamed ICAO’s Traveller Identification Programme (TRIP) Symposium as it took place at ICAO Headquarters from 25 to 28 June 2019.  Though we broadcast all of the presentations on YouTube Live with SkyLive, you can follow the broadcasts on this page by scrolling below to the event playlists.

The ICAO TRIP Strategy recognizes the need for a holistic and integrated approach to traveller identification management. This Symposium will address the five elements of the ICAO TRIP Strategy that include: evidence of identity; machine readable travel documents (MRTDs); specifications and best practices for document issuance; identification management;  and related border security issues.

During the event in Montréal, an exhibition is being held as a complement to the Symposium. Exhibitors will be showcasing a broad range of products and services that relate to travel document security applications, border inspection and automated border control systems, and identity management.

Make sure to catch all of the recordings – they will become available as the sessions occur. All of the SkyLive video presentations will be made available for on-demand viewing on this page thanks to Securiport – with their support, we are able to live stream the presentations as they are taking place!

Securiport leverages next-generation technologies and advanced data analytics tools to provide authorities and the civil aviation industry with the knowledge and assurance to identify and extract relevant, useful and reliable data. Headquartered in Washington D.C., Securiport is a global leader in the design and implementation of civil aviation security, border management, immigration control, and threat assessment systems.

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#TRIP2019 Opening Session: Tuesday, June 25th (14:00 – 15:15)

Senior Officials from aviation-related organizations will join ICAO in providing high-level perspectives on the ways that improved traveller identification can strengthen aviation security and travel facilitation.

#TRIP2019: Session 1: Tuesday, June 25th (15:45 – 17:00)
Recent Developments in the ICAO TRIP Strategy

The session will address the incorporation of the new/revised provisions related to: Machine Readable Travel Documents (MRTDs) and the 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 facilitation for travellers.

#TRIP2019: Session 2: Wednesday, June 26th (09:00 – 10:30)
Importance of Innovation in Border Management (Part 1)

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

#TRIP2019: Session 2 cont’d: Wednesday, June 26th (11:00 – 12:00)
Importance of Innovation in Border Management (Part 2)



The previous session continued: representatives from international organizations most closely involved with identification management will provide updates on their initiatives and projects.

#TRIP2019: SkyTalks Session 1: Wednesday, June 26th (14:00 – 15:00)

These industry participants provided 20-minute workshops that showcased their products and services:

2:002:20 Veridos: Carsten Muller, Senior Business Advisor ID systems

2:202:40 Emperor Technology: Sean Zheng, CEO

2:403:00 Mühlbauer: Dr. Mike Bergmann, Business Analyst and Security Consultant


#TRIP2019: SkyTalks Session 1: Wednesday, June 26th (14:00 – 15:00)

In the day’s second SKYTALKS session, these industry participants also provided 20-minute workshops that showcased their products and services:

3:404:00 De La Rue: Anthony Golledge, Solutions Architect

4:004:20 Entrust Datacard: Mark Joynes, Government Solutions Marketing Director

4:204:40 Idemia: Isabelle Poulard, VP passport and driver license

#TRIP2019: Session 3: Thursday, June 27th (09:15 – 10:30)
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.

#TRIP2019: Session 4: Thursday, June 27th (11:00 – 12:15)
ICAO Machine Readable Travel Document (MRTD) Standards and Specifications

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.

#TRIP2019: Session 5: Thursday, June 27th (14:00 – 15:15)
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 share their experience and good practices.

#TRIP2019: Session 6: Thursday, June 27th (15:45 – 17:00)
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.

#TRIP2019: Session 7: Friday, June 28th (09:00 – 10:15)
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.

#TRIP2019: Session 8: Friday, June 28th (10:45 – 12:15)
Steps Forward in Facilitation and Identification and Closing Remarks by ICAO

Before closing the event, discussions will focus on dissecting 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 are 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.