2019 Conference Agenda

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7:30am - 3:00pmRegistration Open
8:30am - 9:15amOpening Keynote
Kevin K. MacAleenan, Acting Secretary, Department of Homeland Security (Invited)
9:15am - 10:15amSession
Threats and Trends Assessment
• Jayson Ahern, Principal, The Chertoff Group; Former Acting Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

• Seth Stodder, Partner, Holland & Knight; Former Assistant Secretary, Department of Homeland Security (Confirmed)
• Robert E. Perez, Deputy Commissioner, U.S. Customs & Border (Confirmed)
• Tom Dowdall, Head of Border Policing Command, UK National Crime Agency (Invited)

The panel will identify and assess current threats and trends facing border agencies worldwide, including the different types of non-military threats, terrorism, mass migration (economic and refugee), transnational organized crime, drugs, weapons and contraband smuggling, as well as other trends of note in global trade and travel.
10:15am - 10:30am Networking Break
10:30am - 11:45amSession
Managing Land Borders: A North American Perspective
• 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
• David Aguilar, Principal, GSIS, Former Acting Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection; Former Chief of the U.S. Border Patrol

• Sidney Aki, Port Director San Ysidro and Otay Mesa, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (Confirmed)
• Ciaran Carolan, Director External Affairs and Capacity Building, EU LISA (Confirmed)
11:45am - 12:45pmSession
Implementing Smart Borders: An EU Perspective
• Antonis Kastrissianakis, Former Director of TAXUD of the European Commission

• Philip Kermode, Director for Customs Policy, European Commission Taxation and Customs Union (Confirmed)
• Krum Garkov, Executive Director, EU-Lisa (Confirmed)

12:45pm - 1:15pmBreak
1:15pm - 2:15pmLuncheon Keynote - TBA
2:15pm - 3:30pmSession
Toward Seamless Travel: Automated Pre-Travel Risk Assessment
• Jim Canham, Managing Director, Border Services, Accenture
• Helen Marano, Principal, Marano Perspectives & Associates; Former Executive Vice President of External Affairs, World Travel & Tourism Council

• John P. Wagner Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner Office of Field Operations U.S. Customs and Border Protection (Confirmed)
• Solomon Wong, President and CEO of InterVISTAS (Confirmed)
3:30pm - 4:30pmSession
Leaders' Dialogue
• Rob Bonner, Former Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection; Former DEA Administrator; Former U.S. District Judge
• Luc Portelance, President and CEO CrossPoint Integrated Strategies, Inc., Former President of the Canada Border Services Agency

• U.S. Customs & Border Protection (TBA)
• Tina Namiesniowski, Executive Vice President, Canada Border Services Agency (Confirmed)
4:30pm - 5:30pmNetworking Reception
7:30am - 12:00pmRegistration Open
8:30am - 9:15amKeynote
Rodolphe Gintz, Director General, French Customs and Excise Administration (Confirmed)
9:15am - 10:30amSession
Transnational Organized Crime
• Juan C. Zarate, Chairman and Co-Founder of the Financial Integrity Network

• Nick Fishwick, Advisory, HSBC (Invited)
• Michael Braun, General Manager, SAVA Workforce Solutions; Former Chief of Operations, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration

10:30am - 10:45amNetworking Break
10:45am - 11:45amSession
Invisible Borders and the Movement of Goods: AEOs and the Future of Government/Private Sector Partnerships
• Dr. Lars Karlsson, Managing Director, KGH Global Consulting; President KGH Border Services, KGH Group; Former WCO Director for Capacity Building and DG Swedish Customs

• Dr. Katy Hayward, Queens University, Belfast (Confirmed)
• Shanker Singham, Director of International Trade and Competition Unit, Institute of Economic Affairs (Confirmed)
• Ernani Checcucci, Senior Trade Facilitation Specialist, World Bank (Confirmed)
11:45am - 12:15pmBreak
12:15pm - 1:15pmNetworking Luncheon
1:15pm - 2:30pmSession
E-Commerce’s Impact on Border Management
• Doug Browning, Principal, D M Browning & Associates, LLC;
Former Deputy Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

• Norman T. Schenk, Vice President, Global Customs Policy & Public Affairs, UPS (Confirmed)
• Dana L. Lorenze, Senior Vice President Global Customs, Expeditors (Confirmed)
• Christa Brzozowski, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Trade & Transport Policy, Department of Homeland Security (Confirmed)
2:30pm - 3:30pmSession
Managing Migration Flows Across Borders
• Seth Stodder Partner, Holland & Knight; Former Assistant Secretary, Department of Homeland Security

• Andrew Selee, President of the Migration Policy Institute (Confirmed)