Joint conference on Enhancing air Cargo Security and Facilitation

21 November 2012

International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)/World Customs Organization (WCO)/Singapore

 

Joint Conference on

Enhancing Air Cargo Security and Facilitation

– Synergy Through Cooperation

Date:
5 - 6 July 2012
Venue:
Orchard Hotel, Singapore
Background:

This Joint Conference is the first major conference collaboration between ICAO, WCO and Singapore.

Both organizations have pledged to join forces to strengthen air cargo security and signed a Memorandum of Understanding in June 2011 to increase cooperation to protect air cargo from acts of terrorism or other criminal activity and for speeding up the movement of goods by air worldwide. To emphasize the commitment of the two organizations to cooperate with each other, the Secretaries General of ICAO and WCO will be participating in the Joint Conference and will deliver keynote speeches.

Singapore is lending its strong partnership and support for ICAO and WCO in their efforts to align their security standards on air cargo consignments and the facilitation of global air cargo movement. Singapore is hosting the Joint Conference and hopes that this and the outcomes from the deliberations will not only complement the on-going work of ICAO and WCO but help move forward the process and accelerate progress. Given the complexity, the sheer range and multiplicity of players involved in supply chains, as well as the fluidity across international borders that characterizes modern supply chains, Singapore supports the holistic total supply chain approach as the most practical and effective way to addressing cargo security and facilitation.

Programme:
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Agenda:

The two-day Joint Conference will focus on raising the understanding and awareness of aviation security and customs authorities to each other’s frameworks, mandates and tools. It will also seek to identify synergies that can be exploited to further enhance coordination and cooperation between aviation security, customs authorities and other key stakeholders with the aim to strengthen aviation and border security and facilitate the movement of air cargo.

Speakers from the regulatory and industry realms will share their thoughts followed by panel discussions on issues related to air cargo security and facilitation with focus on the following themes:

  • Threats, Challenges and Facilitation – Current Situation and Latest Developments
  • Challenges faced by Stakeholders – Policy and Strategy, Operational and Implementation Hurdles
  • Harnessing Synergies – Strengthening Cooperation, Collaboration and Harmonization of Standards and Measures

 

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Other Relevant Information:

The Joint Conference is an opportunity for participants to learn more about the successes and challenges of aviation security and customs authorities and industry in their efforts to secure air cargo, an important component of the global supply chain.

Participants will be able to hear from practitioners on their experience in dealing with air cargo security and facilitation. The conference will focus on enhancing the coordination between aviation security, customs authorities and private sector partners to strengthen aviation and border security and enhance trade facilitation.

Participants will be able to gain a more in-depth understanding of the current international aviation trade challenges, the emerging security protocols around the world and how all stakeholders can work together to enhance aviation security and trade facilitation. The establishment and maintenance of standards is essential, especially in securing the supply chain. This event will be a guide that will support all stakeholders amidst a dynamic and changing international business environment.

Participants of the Joint Conference can also network with an outstanding array of international leaders in the realms of government and multilateral policymaking in the aviation and supply chain industries in a strategically-vital location and a major transportation hub.

Participation at the Joint Conference is only by registration and there is a limited number of seats. As such, the number of participants from each organization may be limited to two, dependent on the number of applications.

There are no registration or participation fees to be paid by participants to attend the event. However, airfares and accommodation costs in Singapore will have to be borne by participants.

To participate in the event, please print out and complete the attached Registration Form and email it to MOT_Secretariat@mot.gov.sg for processing. Those who have registered will be informed subsequently whether their registration is successful and that their participation in the Joint Conference has been confirmed.
Additional Information
Information on Orchard Hotel, Singapore. Located at famous Orchard Road shopping street (442 Orchard Road, Singapore 238879).