Traveller Identification Programme Symposium 2019

Traveller Identification Programme Symposium 2019

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In June 2019, ICAO convened The ICAO TRIP Symposium and Exhibition on ICAO Traveller Identification Programme (TRIP) at ICAO Headquarters in Montréal, Canada. The key point of the ICAO TRIP Strategy is a recognized need for a holistic and integrated approach to traveller identification management.

Driven by predicted increases in traveller volumes and ongoing security risks, air industry, border control authorities, and travel document issuing agencies are looking for more efficient and secure ways to identify and process travellers, while harnessing the capabilities and opportunities afforded by emerging or evolving technologies, the focus is to incorporate technology with the interdependent elements of the ICAO Traveller Identification Programme (TRIP) Strategy and maximize the benefits of using digital representation to mitigate challenges for future travellers. Accordingly, the theme of the 2019 Symposium highlighted how to Bridge the Physical-Digital Document Divide.

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Traveller Identification Programme Symposium 2019
  • Opening Session

    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.

  • Session 1: Recent Developments in the ICAO TRIP Strategy

    The incorporation of the new/revised provisions related to: Machine Readable Travel Documents (MRTDs) and 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 trav...

  • Session 2: 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.

  • Session 3: 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. Automat...

  • Session 4: Machine Readable Travel Document (MRTDs) Standards & 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 MRTD...

  • Session 5: 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 ...

  • Session 6: Advance Passenger Information (API)- Implementation by States

    Member 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...

  • Session 7: Border Control- Inspection Systems,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...

  • Session 8: Steps Forward in Facilitation & Identification and Closing Remarks

    Dissection of 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 wi...