2018 Conference Outline

*Preliminary agenda below. Please check back as details and speakers for the 2018 schedule are announced. 

7:30am - 3:00pmRegistration Open
8:30am - 8:45amWelcome Remarks
8:45am - 10:00amOpening Keynote
• John Ossowski, President, Canada Border Services Agency (Confirmed)
• Kevin K. McAleenan, Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (Confirmed)
10:00am - 10:30amMeet the Sponsors Networking Break
10:30am - 11:30amPanel
Trends and Threats
Moderator: Cathy Munroe, President, Munroe Consulting Services; Former Vice President of Programs, Canada Border Services Agency
• Solomon Wong, CEO, InterVISTAS Consulting Inc. (Confirmed)
• Robert E. Perez, Executive Assistant Commissioner, Operations Support (Acting), U.S. Customs & Border Protection (Confirmed)
• Adam Fisher, Director General Intelligence Assessment Branch, The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (Confirmed)
11:30am - 12:30pmPanel
Beyond Pre-Clearance
Moderator: James D. Phillips, President & CEO, Can/Am BTA
• Gerry Bruno, Vice President, Federal Government Affairs, Vancouver Airport; Chair of Beyond Pre-Clearance Initiative (Confirmed)
• Solomon Wong, CEO, InterVISTAS Consulting Inc. (Confirmed)
• Ron Rienas, General Manager, Peace Bridge (Confirmed)
• Mike Tamilia, Senior Manager Customs, CN (Confirmed)
12:30pm - 1:30pmLuncheon Keynote

1:30pm - 2:45pmPanel
"Border of the Future" - A Case Study
• Royal Canadian Mounted Police
• U.S. Customs and Border Protection
• Canada Border Services Agency
2:45pm - 3:15pmMeet the Sponsors Networking Break
3:15pm - 4:15pmPanel
Moderator: Allen Gina, Co-Founder, CT Strategies; Former Assistant Commissioner, International Trade, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
• Jose Martin Garcia, Representative, Taxation and Customs Affairs, Embassy of Mexico, Washington, DC (Confirmed)
• Michael F. Kergin, Senior Advisor, Bennett Jones LLP; Former Canadian Ambassador to the U.S. (Confirmed)
• Brenda Smith, Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Trade, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (Invited)

4:15pm - 5:15pmTechnology
Moderator: Charles Armstrong, Former Assistant Commissioner, Office of Information and Technology, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
• Elizabeth A. Cappello, Deputy Chief Information Officer, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Confirmed)
• Janet Pence, Chief of Staff, IT, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (Invited)
• Minh Doan, Vice-President, Information, Science and Technology, Canada Border Services Agency (Confirmed)
5:15pm - 6:00pmNetworking Reception
6:30pm - 9:30pmBorder Patrol Foundation Reception: Salute to US/Canada Border

This yearly reception gives BPF a unique opportunity to recognize agents on the northern border that have gone above and beyond. Join us for this very special evening.

Tickets are only $10 and can be purchased at www.borderpatrolfoundation.org (Click on “Events”)
7:30am - 12:00pmRegistration Open
8:15am - 9:15amOpening Keynote
• Royal Canadian Mountain Police
• U.S. Border Patrol
9:15am - 9:45amSalute to Fallen Heroes Memorial Ceremony
9:45am - 10:15amMeet the Sponsors Networking Break
10:15am - 10:45amPlenary Keynote
10:45am - 12:00pmPanel
Moderator: David Aguilar, Principal, GSIS; Former Acting Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection; Former Chief of the U.S. Border Patrol
• Maria Luisa O’Connell, Director, Global Affairs, UPS; Former Executive Director, Office of Trade Relations; Senior Advisor for Private Sector Engagement, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (Confirmed)
• U.S. Customs and Border Protection
12:00pm - 1:30pmPanel
Impact of Legalization of Marijuana and Criminalization - Law Enforcement Panel
Moderator: Pierre-Yves Bourduas, President, P-Y Public Safety Management Inc.; Former Deputy Commissioner of Federal Services and Central Region, Royal Canadian Mounted Police
• Peter Sloly, Partner, Deloitte, Canada; Former Deputy Chief of Toronto Police Service (Confirmed)
• Royal Canadian Mounted Police
• Canada Border Services Agency
• U.S. Customs and Border Protection

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

For more information: john.moriarty@clarionevents.com