ICAO will hold its Fifth Symposium on ICAO MRTDs, Biometrics and Security on 21 – 23 September 2009. An Exhibition will complement the Symposium and highlight important products and services related to MRTDs, biometric identification and border inspection systems.

The 2009 Symposium follows last year's successful event, attended by over 450 participants from States, international organizations, companies and institutions. It will again take place at ICAO Headquarters, 999 University Street, Montréal, Quebec, Canada.

The Programme for the Symposium is presented on this website, which will be updated as required. The Symposium and Exhibition will open in the morning of Monday, 21 September and both will continue on Tuesday, 22 September to noon Wednesday, 23 September 2009. A PKD Workshop will follow in the afternoon at 1400.

The presentations and handouts will be available only in English. Simultaneous interpretation will be available in English, French, Spanish and Russian, as required.

The Symposium will be of particular interest to officials of passport and official ID document issuing agencies, immigration, customs, and other border control and security authorities. Officials from airlines and airports involved in passenger service systems, handling of travel documents, facilitation and aviation security should also participate.

Your participation is encouraged. For further information on the programme, exhibition, and arrangements for the Symposium, please continue to visit this website which will be updated on a regular basis.


For more information please contact:

MRTD Secretariat
Phone: +1 514-954-8219, extension 8165
Fax: +1 514-954-5061
E-mail: MRTDSymposium@icao.int