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API/PNR - Future Systems to Fight a Global Pandemic?

About This Webinar

The border community are in the frontline of the fight against the current global pandemic, and will be in any future pandemic scenario, in the post Coronavirus world. So how can the border better serve as the first line of defence for countries?

Fortunately, there are some existing tools available that can help in that fight. They are Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) and Passenger Name Record (PNR).

But why is it in their current state these tools are inadequate, and how could they be a more useful tool for the future?

APIS only requires, name, date of birth, nationality, country of residence, travel document type and number. Only in the US is an address of the first night spent required, which in this scenario is invaluable.

PNR is the only system that contains the itinerary for a passenger. But if that traveller has any form of broken travel or books one leg via another agency, then the trail is lost.

However, probably the biggest problem is that these systems are not universally adopted, and information is only shared through bilateral agreements between a limited number of countries; primarily because of privacy concerns.

This webinar will discuss:

- The relative merits of each system.
- How they can be adapted to serve us in the post Coronavirus world.
- Challenges to be faced in getting the systems universally adopted.
- How privacy concerns can be addressed.

Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: Free
Featured Presenters
Webinar hosting presenter
Editor, Border Security Report
Editor of Border Security Report & World Security Report
Webinar hosting presenter
Programme Management Officer, UN Countering Terrorist Travel Progamme
Simon Deignan works as a Programme Management Officer in the UN Countering Terrorist Travel Progamme whose mission is to support States in identifying and detecting foreign terrorist fighters and serious criminals through the collection and use of passenger data (API/PNR). Prior to joining the UN, Simon spent 9 years with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, as part of the both the Irish and swiss Chairmanships and within the Transnational Threats Department, where he led the Travel Document Security Programme and managed a team responsible for helping States to establish API/PNR systems. Prior to his involvement with the OSCE, Simon worked in international business/management consultancy.
Webinar hosting presenter
Passenger Data Exchange Expert, ICAO Subject Matter Expert
Christopher Hornek is a consultant for the ICAO Facilitation Section, where he is a Subject Matter Expert for ICAO Annex 9 and a Passenger Data Exchange Expert and Project.

Before becoming a consultant, Mr. Hornek worked for the International Air Transport Association (IATA) as Manager for Aviation Facilitation, working on passenger data, border control and general facilitation issues. With IATA Mr. Hornek was the Secretary of the IATA/Control Authorities Working Group (CAWG) and helped to prepare industry positions at the ICAO Facilitation Panel.

Previously, Mr. Hornek was with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), where he managed the OSCE Travel Document Security (TDS) programme for 10 years, followed by two years as the Project Co-ordinator of the OSCE Centre in Ashgabat in Turkmenistan. He also was posted to the OSCE Centre in Tashkent in Uzbekistan from 2004-2005.

Mr. Hornek has contributed to both the ICAO Technical Advisory Group (TAG)/Traveller Identification Programme (TRIP) working groups, the New Technologies Working Group (NTWG) and Implementation and Capacity Building Working Group (ICBWG).

Mr. Hornek also has policy experience having developed two OSCE Ministerial Council decisions, the 2009 decision encouraging OSCE participating States to participate in the ICAO Public Key Directory (PKD) and the 2016 decision on adherence to Advance Passenger Information programmes aligned with ICAO Annex 9.

Mr. Hornek holds a Master of Advanced International Studies from the Diplomatic Academy Vienna and a Bachelor of Arts in Modern European History and International Business from Santa Clara University, Ca, USA.
Webinar hosting presenter
API Consultant, Agile Borders
Since starting his consultancy company, Agile Borders, in 2017, Andrew has worked extensively with the OSCE and IOM across Europe, Central Asia, and Africa. He has assisted these inter-governmental organisations in their capacity building projects, educating and supporting governments to introduce API and PNR projects in line with their UN Security Council obligations. He has worked on short term assignments around the world as well as providing ongoing support to countries such as Kyrgyzstan and Georgia, helping them to move from a situation where they had little knowledge of passenger data and how to use it, to the implementation of an intelligence led approach to border management. Andrew has also worked directly with the governments of Denmark and Iceland to implement their API and PNR projects in the role of advisor and project manager, liaising with airlines, legislators, and suppliers.
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