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TSA hosts Europe Regional Industry Summit

First summit held in the Washington, D.C. area

National Press Release
Friday, August 2, 2019

WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration hosted the Europe Regional Industry Summit this week with more than 30 representatives from 29 air carriers. The Regional Industry Summit is an opportunity for TSA to hear from industry partners on regional challenges and provide updates on TSA initiatives. This is the third annual summit held for the Europe region.

The opportunity to meet with partners and discuss TSA’s work on securing the global transportation system is invaluable and a vital component of the TSA mission. This forum is one example of TSA’s pursuit of innovative solutions, sharing information, and the collaborative decision-making process.

TSA Acting Deputy Administrator Patricia Cogswell kicked off the two-day summit that began August 1. Subject matter experts provided briefs on topics including Secure Flight, Air Cargo Advance Screening, security technologies, current threats, and biometrics.

TSA began hosting Regional Industry Summits in 2016 and also holds conferences for the Africa-Middle East, Western Hemisphere, and Asia Pacific regions. The summits bring together foreign air carriers, U.S. aircraft operator communities, and TSA to raise the baseline for global aviation security.

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