SkyTalk Live streaming Traveller Identification Programme (TRIP) Symposium


Welcome to #icaoTRIP, ICAO’s Thirteenth Symposium and Exhibition on the ICAO Traveller Identification Programme being held in from 24 to 26 October 2017 in Montreal, Canada. The key point of the ICAO TRIP Strategy is a recognized need for a holistic and integrated approach to traveller identification management.

The Symposium will address the five elements of the ICAO TRIP Strategy, including machine readable travel documents (MRTDs) specifications and best practices for document issuance, identification management and related border security issues.

In line with UN Security Council Resolutions 2178 (2014) and 2309 (2016) 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. Accordingly, the theme of this year’s Symposium will highlight how to secure border integrity through border control management processes, including the implementation of an Advance Passenger Information (API) system.

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.

Day 1 – 24 October 2017

Opening Session – 24 October 2017 9:30-10:30

ICAO will be joined by senior officials from related organizations to provide high-level perspectives on the opportunity that improved traveller identification presents to strengthen aviation security and travel facilitation.

Welcoming Remarks

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


  • Mr. Denis Cosgrove, Head on Border Security and Management, Transnational Threats Department, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)
  • Mr. Pierre Lapaque, Regional Representative for West and Central Africa, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
  • Mr. Francis Deschrijvere, Local Security Officer, Directorate-General for Human Resource and Security, European Commission

Welcoming Remarks:

  • Mr. Boubacar Djibo, Director, Air Transport Bureau (ATB), ICAO

Session 1: Setting the Scene – 24 October 2017 11:00-12:45

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


  • Mr. Sylvain Lefoyer, Deputy Director, Air Transport Bureau, ICAO


  • Ms. Anne-Maria Seesmaa, Associate Legal Officer, Counter-Terrorism Executive directorate (CTED), United Nations Security Council
  • Mr. Mike Comber, Director Member and External Relations ICAO, International Air Transport Association (IATA)
  • Ms. Nina Brooks, Head Security, Airport Council International (ACI) World
  • Mrs. Rochelle Tuner, Research Director, World Travel & Tourism Council

Session 2: Roadmap for TRIP Implementation by Member States – 24 October 2017 14:00-15:15

The roadmap aims to serve as guidance for Member States in their implementation effort. In implementing the roadmap, in the first instance, Member States will continue focusing on implementing the standards and recommended practices (SARPs) in Annex 9 – Facilitation and the related international specifications for machine readable travel documents contained in ICAO Doc 9303, Machine Readable Travel Documents.


  • Dr. Narjes Abdennebi, Chief, Facilitation Section, ICAO


  • Mr. Juan Lamosa, Chief, Aviation Security Audit Section, ICAO:
    Annex 9 Securityrelated-Standards under ICAO USAP Audits
  • Mr. Luis Ernest Camilo, President Civil Aviation, Dominican Republic: State Experience of National Air Transport Facilitation Programme
  • Mrs. Christiane DerMarkar, Public Key Directory (PKD) Officer, ICAO
    State of progress

Session 3: Supporting Improved National Identity Management Practices – 24 October 2017 15:45-17:00

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. Experts in this basic element of the traveller identification will share their works and experiences in ensuring a robust identity management process.


  • Mr. Joseph Atick, Executive Chairman, ID4Africa & Identity Counsel


  • Mrs. Rhodia Maas, National Office for Identity Data, the Netherlands: Innovation in the Identity Domain: is ICAO’s TRIP prepared for innovations?
  • Mr. Simon Deignan, Programme Manager, Travel Document Security, Transnational Threats Department / Action against Terrorism Unit, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and Mr. Zoran Dokovic, Migration / Freedom of Movement, Adviser, Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), OSCE: Compendium on Good Practices in Identity Management
  • Mr. Flavio Ramon Brocca, Director General de TI, Registro Nacional de las Personas: Argentina Federal Network of Civil Registres
  • Mr. Enrique Taborda Álvarez, Principal Commissioner, Spanish National Police Force and Mr. Valentín Ramírez Prieto, Project Manager, FNMT- Spanish Royal Mint: The Spanish eID document, both a national identification and a compliant travel one

Day 2 – 25 October 2017

SkyTalks Solutions Oriented Workshops Part 1 – 25 October 2017 8:30-10:30

SkyTalk Solutions Oriented Workshops

  • ICAO, Mr. Guillermo Iovino, Head of Project Development Unit, Technical Cooperation Bureau ICAO – TCB Assistance in ICAO TRIP strategy implementation
  • IDEMIA, Mr Christophe Rapine, Head of Borders
  • SICPA, Mr Laurent Loup, Product Manager ISS
  • HID Global, Mr Vincent Gourmelen, ID cards Solutions Manager
  • Mühlbauer, Dr. Mike Bergmann, Software Project Manager
  • Veridos, Mr Frank Schmalz, Director Innovations & Business Development

SkyTalks Solutions Oriented Workshops Part 2 – 25 October 2017 11:00-12:40

SkyTalk Solutions Oriented Workshops Part 2

  • X Infotech, Mrs. Jelena Razdorova, Business Development Manager
  • ARH, Mr Gabor Jozsa, Sales Director (ARH), Mr. Janos Friss, Sales Director, Government Solutions (JURA)
  • De La Rue, Mr Julian Payne, Creative Design Director
  • Entrust Datacard Mrs. Mary Olson, Senior Marketing Manager, Government Solutions
  • Gamalto

Session 4: ICAO MRTD Standards and Specifications: How ICAO TRIP Strategy Could Help Combat Latest Trends in Fraudulent Documents – 25 October 2017 14:00-15:15

Fraudulent activities present a serious challenge to ensuring effective and reliable traveller identification management. Technical experts will offer their recent operational experience to highlight current challenges and possible solutions relating to the different types of fraud related to travel documents, as well as involving application and issuance process.


  • Mr. Joel Zlotnick, Bureau of Consular Affairs, U.S. Department of State


  • Mr. Dastan Dogoev, Chairman, Kyrgyz Republic Registration Service
  • Mr. David Sterland, Technical Officer, ICAO Traveller Identification Programme and
  • Mr. Nelson Goncales, IOM African Capacity Building Centre: Memorandum of Understanding implementation plan.

Session 5: Advance Passenger Information – 25 October 2017 15:45-17:00

Border management must deal with the increased flow of passengers and ensure security by identifying each individual as soon as possible in the process.


  • Mr. David Philp, Acting Deputy Chief Executive, Service Delivery and Operations Branch, Department of Internal Affairs, New-Zealand


  • Mr. Ngouedor Orly, Document and Immigration Direction General, Gabon: e-Visa and Advanced Passenger Information
  • Mrs. Celine Canu, Head Facilitation, International Air Transport Association (IATA) Identity management to enhance aviation security
  • Mr. Rufus Ferdinand, Deputy Chief of Operations, Border Security, CARICOM IMPACS: Region’s Advance Passenger Information Programme
  • Mr. Ali Talib Al-athbi, Civil Aviation Authority, Facilitation Unit: Qatar Challenge in API Transmitting


Day 3 – 26 October 2017

Session 6: Border Control: Inspections Systems and Tools – 26 October 2017 9:00-10:15

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. Expert will provide examples regarding these important element which aims to expedite the movement of legitimate travellers while identifying high-risk individuals.


  • Mr. Ross Greenwood, Expert, former Public Key Directory Chairperson


  • Mr. Giovanni Munglioli, Italian Customs Agency: and Michele Sibio, Italian Customs Agency: Border Control Management Border Control Management
  • Mr. Fabrizio Di Carlo, INTERPOL Database Manager: Interpol Commitment on Developing Interoperable Border Solutions
  • Dr. Enrique Belda Esplugues, Deputy Director General, Information and Communication Systems for Security, Spain: Project Smart Borders in Spain

Session 7: Border control Management and Future in Travel & Closing Remarks – 26 October 2017 10:45-12:00

Successful implementation of the ICAO TRIP Strategy is essential to helping Sates develop and maintain robust traveller identification management. This also enhances facilitation, which in turn supports wider economic development objectives. The rapid place and diversity of innovation is 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.


  • Mr. Vijay Poonoosamy, Vice President, International and Public Affairs, Etihad Airways

Keynote Speakers

  • Mrs. Lauren Kim Uppink, Project Lead, Safe and Secure Mobility, World Economic Forum: Future of Security in Travel
  • Mr. Gerald Vingal, Head of Aruba Immigration Service: the HAPPY FLOW and Border Controls
  • Mr. Ross Greenwood, Expert, former Public Key Directory Chairperson: The ICAO TRIP Guide on Border Control Management

Closing Remarks by – 26 October 2017 12:00-12:15

Closing Remarks

  • Mr. Sylvain Lefoyer, Deputy Director, Air Transport Bureau, ICAO