Dates: September 12-15, 2011
Location: Montréal, Canada
Venue: ICAO Headquarters, 999 University Street, Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Description: The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, is pleased to invite your company to sponsor, exhibit or attend the Seventh Symposium and Exhibition on ICAO MRTDs, Biometrics and Security Standards which will be held at ICAO Headquarters, Montreal, Canada, from 12–15 September 2011. The 2011 Symposium marks the tenth anniversary of 9/11 terrorist attacks, which serves as a reminder that terrorism remains a serious ongoing threat to aviation and national security.
Gain a better understanding of issues directly related to MRTDs and identity management which are becoming part of the emerging comprehensive security framework of the future;
Learn the latest biometric technology in MRTDs, eMRTDs, and ICAO PKD to enhance security in enrollment, issuance, border control inspection systems and airline passenger service systems;
Benefit from an awareness of ICAO’s program to assist States in search for a more comprehensive security architecture able to respond to current terrorist and criminal challenges following the adoption of the ICAO Declaration on Aviation Security;
Establish professional contacts with over 500 officials and industry professionals in MRTDs, aviation security, border control and biometric technologies drawn from ICAO’s 190 Contracting States and the civil aviation industry.
The Symposium will be of particular interest to officials from national identity and travel document issuance authorities, passport offices, immigration, customs and other border inspection and law enforcement agencies; Ministries of Interior, National Security and Foreign Affairs, as well as embassy Consular staff. Other key stakeholders include private companies offering technologies and products for effective international identity and border management, airlines and airport authorities, security and facilitation consultants, academia and think tanks.