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Date: 24 January 2019

AVSEC World Conference Looks at Disrupters & Enablers to Aviation Security

Geneva – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that “Disrupters and Enablers to Aviation Security” will be the theme for the 2019 AVSEC World Conference (Miami, 26-28 February).

"Innovations in security screening technology, passenger processing and risk management have contributed to improvements in aviation security and the customer experience. But challenges to aviation security are constantly evolving. Keeping a step ahead of security threats requires even greater collaboration by government and industry. AVSEC World puts the top issues in aviation security on the table for a broad range of stakeholders to gain insights on which to make critical decisions," said Nick Careen, IATA's Senior Vice President, Airport, Passenger Cargo and Security.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Alexandre de Juniac, IATA Director General and CEO
  • David Pekoske, Administrator, U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
  • Chief Thomas Galati, Commanding Officer of the Intelligence Bureau, New York Police Department (NYPD)
  • Henrik Hololei, Director General, Directorate General Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE) European Commission

Other conference features will include:

  • Tracks
    • Balancing Biometrics Facilitation and Security
    • Aviation Cyber Security and Beyond
    • Screening Challenges and Solutions
    • Inflight Security and Safety
    • Latin American Regional Pathway
  • Workshop in partnership with the ICAO Working Group on Innovation in Aviation Security.

View the complete program and speakers (pdf)

For more information, please contact:
Corporate Communications
Tel: +41 22 770 2967
Email: corpcomms@iata.org

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