2017 Conference Outline

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7:30am - 3:00pmRegistration Open
8:30am - 9:15amOpening Keynote
Global Border Issues: How Cooperation Can and Is Enhancing Security and Facilitation
John F. Kelly, Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (Confirmed)
9:15am - 10:10amSession
Assessing the Threats
Moderator: Luc Portelance, President and CEO CrossPoint Integrated Strategies, Inc., Former President of the Canada Border Services Agency
• Seth Stodder, Former Assistant Secretary, Department of Homeland Security (Confirmed)
• Olivier Onidi, Deputy Director General of the Directorate General Migration and Home Affairs, European Commission (Confirmed)
• Christian Rousseau, Executive Director, Canadian Integrated Terrorism Assessment Centre (ITAC) (Confirmed)
10:10am - 10:40amNetworking Break
10:40am - 11:35amSession
Securing Land Borders
Moderator: David Aguilar, Partner, GSIS; Former Chief U.S. Border Patrol
• Jose M. Garcia, SAT Attaché, Mexican Embassy to the U.S (Confirmed)
• Nikola Todorov, Deputy Prime Minister, Macedonia (Confirmed)
• U.S. Border Patrol - TBA
11:35am - 12:30pmSession
Management of Ports of Entry to Protect Against Threats
Moderator: Thomas Winkowski, President, Global Border Solutions, LLC; Former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement; Former CBP Acting Commissioner
• John Wagner, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Office of Field Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (Confirmed)
• Jacques Cloutier, Associate Vice President, Operations Branch, Canadian Border Services Agency (Confirmed)
• Simon Hayes, Director of Strategy and Change, UK Visas and Immigration, UK Home Office (Confirmed)
12:30pm - 1:30pmLuncheon Keynote Speaker
Integrated Border Agency: An Idea Whose Time Has Come?
Clarence Yeo, Commissioner, Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) Singapore (Confirmed)
1:30pm - 2:00pmPlenary Keynote
Maria Fernandez, Deputy Secretary of Intelligence and Capability, Department of Immigration and Border Protection, Australia (Confirmed)
2:00pm - 2:55pmSession
Combatting Transnational Organized Crime, Terrorism and Smuggling
Moderator: Gil Kerlikowske, Former Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection
• Michael Braun, General Manager, SAVA Workforce Solutions; Former Chief of Operations, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (Confirmed)
• Tom Dowdall, Deputy Director, Border Policing Command, National Crime Agency, UK (Confirmed)
• Brigadier General Jorge Vargas of the Colombian DJIN (Confirmed)
• Andris Zarins, Acting Chief Superintendent, Director General, Federal Coordination Centres and Covert Operations, Federal Policing Special Services, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Confirmed)
2:55pm - 3:25pmPlenary Keynote
Kevin McAleenan, Acting Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (Confirmed)
3:25pm - 3:50pmNetworking Break
3:50pm - 5:00pmSession
Technology at the Border / Building the Smart Border
Moderator: Jay Ahern, Principal, The Chertoff Group; Former Acting Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
• Clarence Yeo, Commissioner, Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) Singapore (Confirmed)
• Krum Garkov, Executive Director, eu-LISA (Confirmed)
• Maurice Chenier, CIO, Canada Border Services Agency (Confirmed)
• Jim Canham, Managing Director, Border Services, Accenture (Confirmed)
5:00pm - 6:30pmNetworking Reception
7:30am - 12:00pmRegistration Open
8:30am - 9:30amSession
SAFE, SAFER: The next generation of international security standards needed for the global supply chain?
Moderator: Lars Karlsson, Managing Director, KGH Global Consulting; President KGH Border Services, KGH Group; Former WCO Director for Capacity Building
• Professor David Widdowson, Charles Sturt University Australia (Confirmed)
• Alan Bersin, Former DHS Assistant Secretary for International Affairs; Former CBP Commissioner (Confirmed)
• Akshay Pottathil, Co-Director, Center for Information Convergence & Strategy (CICS) San Diego State University (Confirmed)
9:30am - 10:00amNetworking Break
10:00am - 11:15amSession
Securing and Facilitating Legitimate Travel and Tourism
Moderator: Helen Marano, Government and Industry Affairs Senior Vice President, World Travel & Tourism Council
• Javier Guillermo Molina, Head of International Affairs and Cooperation Unit, Ministry of Tourism, Mexico (Confirmed)
• Isabel Hill, Director of the National Travel and Tourism Office, U.S. Department of Commerce (Invited)
• Don Fenhagen, Partner, Homeland Security, IBM GBS, Senior Location Executive, IBM Baltimore and Central MD (Confirmed)
• Donald Brown, VP of Maritime Policy, Cruise Lines International Association (Confirmed)
11:15am - 12:00pmSession
Controlling Maritime Borders
Moderator: Steve Branham, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard (retired); Former Commander, Seventh Coast Guard District
• Vice Admiral Karl L. Schultz, Commander, Atlantic Area, U.S. Coast Guard (Confirmed)
12:00pm - 1:15pmLuncheon Keynote
Ana B. Hinojosa, Director, Compliance and Facilitation Directorate, World Customs Organization (Confirmed)
1:15pm - 2:15pmSession
Collaboration and Cooperation Between Border Agencies
Moderator: Tony Smith, Managing Director, Fortinus Global; Former Head, U.K. Border Force
• Royce Walters, Assistant Director, INTERPOL (Confirmed)
• Troy Miller, Executive Director, National Targeting Center (Confirmed)
• Isabelle Moeller, Chief Executive, Biometrics Institute (Confirmed)
2:15pm - 3:15pmSession
The Future of Border Controls in the Age of Terrorism and Mass Migration
Moderators: Robert Bonner, Senior Principal, Sentinel Strategy & Policy Consulting; Former Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection; Former DEA Administrator; Former U.S. District Judge
Tony Smith, Managing Director, Fortinus Global; Former Director General, U.K. Border Force
• Edward Alden, (Author) Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations (Confirmed)
• Bram DeRidder, Harvard (Confirmed)