2017 Conference Outline – Coming Soon!

*2016 conference agenda shown below for general reference.

7:30am - 3:00pmRegistration Open
8:30am - 9:10amOpening Keynote Panel
The State (Priorities for) of the Border
• Robert C. Bonner, Advisory Board Chairman; Senior Principal, Sentinel Strategy and Policy Consulting
• R. Gil Kerlikowske, Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (Confirmed)
• Linda Lizotte-MacPherson, President, Canada Border Services Agency (Confirmed)
9:15am - 10:00amPanel
Pre-Clearance - What's Next? The Pre-Clearance Agreement and Beyond
• James D. Phillips, President and CEO, Canadian/American Border Trade Alliance
• Daniel Tanciar, Director, Travel and Tourism Initiatives, Office of Field Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (Confirmed)
• Hon. William L. Owens, Senior Advisory Board Member, Canadian/American Border Trade Alliance (Confirmed)
• Public Safety Canada Pre-Clearance Representative
10:00am - 10:30amNetworking Break
10:30am - 11:15amPanel
Ports of Entry: Operational Challenges and Bi-National Cooperation
• Thomas Winkowski, President, Global Border Solutions, LLC; Former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement; Former Acting Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
• Todd C. Owen, Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Field Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (Confirmed)
• Caroline Xavier, Vice President, Operations Branch, Canada Border Services Agency (Confirmed)
11:15am - 12:10pmPanel
Perimeter Security in the Age of ISIS
• Luc Portelance, President and CEO at CrossPoint Integrated Strategies, Inc.; Former President of the Canada Border Services Agency
• Gene Gray, Principal Deputy Counter Terrorism Coordinator, Department of Homeland Security (Confirmed)
• David McGovern, Deputy National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister, Canada (Confirmed)
• Tony Smith CBE, Deputy Director General, BORDERPOL (Confirmed)
12:15pm - 1:15pmLuncheon Keynote Speaker
International Drug Trafficking and Border Security: Law Enforcement Cooperation to Combat Transnational Criminal Organizations
• Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Administrator, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (Confirmed)
1:20pm - 2:45pmPanel
Attacking Transnational Crime: Law Enforcement Cooperation in the 21st Century
• Michael A. Braun, Managing Partner, SGI Global, LLC; Former Chief of Operations, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
• Todd G. Shean, Assistant Commissioner, Federal and International Operations, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Confirmed)
• Lizette Yrizarry, Deputy Chief of Operations, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (Confirmed)
• Patricia Cogswell, Assistant Director, Homeland Security Investigations, Office of Intelligence, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Confirmed)
• Carlos Cases, Assistant Director, International Operations Division, FBI (Confirmed)
• Douglas Harrison, Chief Patrol Agent, Detroit Border Patrol Sector, United States Customs and Border Protection (Confirmed)
2:45pm - 3:15pmNetworking Break
3:15pm - 4:00pmPlenary Keynote
The Polar Border: The Implications of the Changing Arctic
• Admiral Robert Papp, U.S. Special Representative for the Arctic, U.S. Department of State (Confirmed)
4:00pm - 5:00pmNetworking Reception
7:30am - 12:00pmRegistration Open
8:15am - 9:00amOpening Keynote
Can the Border be Managed Better?
• Hon. John Manley P.C., O.C., President and Chief Executive, Business Council of Canada (Confirmed)
9:00am - 9:30amSalute to Fallen Heroes Memorial Ceremony
9:30am - 10:00amNetworking Break
10:00am - 10:30amPlenary Keynote
The State of Maritime Security and Bi-National Cooperation
Vice Admiral Charles Ray, Deputy Commandant for Operations, U.S. Coast Guard (Confirmed)
10:30am - 11:30amPanel
Cyber Security / Cyber Crime
• Pierre-Yves Bourduas, President, P-Y Public Safety Management Inc.; Former Deputy Commissioner of Federal Services and Central Region, Royal Canadian Mounted Police
• Monik Beauregard, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, National and Cyber Security Branch, Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (Confirmed)
• Inspector Mark Flynn, RCMP OIC Federal Policing Cyber Crime Criminal Operations (Confirmed)
• Michael Prado, Associate Deputy Assistant Director, Homeland Security Investigations, Cyber Crimes Center (C3) (Confirmed)
• Dan VanBelleghem, Cybersecurity Operations, Foreign Affairs Group, General Dynamics Information Technology (Confirmed)

11:30am - 12:15pmPanel
Understanding the Government Procurement Process
• David Aguilar, Partner, GSIS; Former Acting Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
• Diane Sahakian, Deputy Executive Director, Procurement, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (Confirmed)
• Lorna Prosper, Director General, Defence Procurement and International Cooperation, Canadian Embassy, Washington D.C. (Confirmed)
12:15pm - 1:30pmLuncheon Keynote
Border Vision: What the Border Should Look Like in 2030
• Seth Stodder, Assistant Secretary for Policy, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (Confirmed)

*Program times, subject and speakers subject to change – please check back regularly.

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