ICAO, IATA, ACI To Discus Aviation Security Challenges In Kuala Lumpur


The International Air Transport Association (IATA), The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and Airports Council International (ACI) have joined forces to address evolving aviation security risks with integrated solutions in Malaysia.

The 25th Aviation Security (AVSEC) World Conference is scheduled to take place between 25 to October 27, 2016 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is expected to attract more than 500 delegates in security-related activities at airlines, airports, government agencies, defense and equipment and technology manufacturers.

Key topics such as securing landside spaces at airports, information sharing among governments, managing the risks of home-grown terrorism and preventing cyber threats will top the agenda at the event.

Speaking on the coming event, the Secretary General, ICAO, Dr. Fang Liu  said, “Aviation security needs to evolve in step with changing threats. The global policy and regulatory framework has to adapt effectively and in a timely fashion to address this increasingly dynamic risk. Having so many global aviation security experts and leading thinkers gathered together at AVSEC World provides a valuable opportunity to identify common objectives and combine the industry’s strengths and resources towards achieving better aviation security and facilitation.”

On his part, Director General and CEO, IATA Alexandre de Juniac said,  “Flying is secure. Keeping it that way is the responsibility of governments and a challenge for all parties involved in air transport. Aviation is the business of freedom. But recent months have shown that it remains a target for terrorists. AVSEC World strengthens the vital partnership between industry and government on security. And it is a catalyst that helps to turn our common interest into a shared agenda to stay a step ahead of those with an agenda of evil.”

Also speaking, the Director General, ACI World, Angela Gittens said, “The recent tragic attacks on Brussels and Ataturk airports have brought aviation security sharply into focus in the worldwide media. “Ensuring the security of the traveling public is a top priority for ACI and its members, and a prerequisite for a sustainable aviation system. This is a goal that can only be accomplished through close collaboration among stakeholders. The landscape of aviation security is changing, and AVSEC World 2016 will lay the groundwork for where we’re going and the best way to get there.”

Liu, de Juniac and Gittens will all deliver remarks at AVSEC World.

Additionally, the conference will feature keynote addresses by Administrator, US Transportation Security, Vice Admiral Peter Neffenger and Director-General for Mobility and Transport, European Commission, Henrik Hololei.