The fourth annual ICAO Global Aviation Security Symposium (AVSEC2020) held online, organised by ICAO on Friday 18th December.
The ICAO Global Aviation Security Symposium 2020 (AVSEC2020) had a theme of “Improving Security Culture by Connecting the Dots”. The Symposium highlighted the importance of raising security awareness in aviation, especially in the light of COVID-19, with experts sharing best practices and practical advice in developing a strong and effective security culture.
The Symposium revealed the benefits of an effective security culture and provide tips on how to establish, change and maintain good security behaviours in the aviation community where security should be everyone’s responsibility.
ICAO AVSEC2020 featured wide-ranging high-level panelists including two Hermes Board Members namely Henrik Hololei, Director-General, Mobility and Transport, European Commission; and Mr. Luis Felipe de Oliveira, Director General, Airports Council International (ACI) World.
Other panelists included Dr. Rannia Leontaridi, OBE, FRSA, Director General Civil Aviation, Department for Transport, United Kingdom; Mr. David Pekoske, Administrator, Transportation Security Administration, United States; Ms. Michèle Coninsx, Assistant Secretary-General and Executive Director, Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), United Nations.