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March 22 2018: Thomas Homan (United States), Michael Pezzullo (Australia) and Enrique Canon (Uruguay) Confirmed to Deliver Keynotes

INTERNATIONAL SUMMIT ON BORDERS RETURNS TO WASHINGTON, DC FOR SECOND ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Washington, DC (March 22, 2018) – Clarion Events announces the return of the International Summit on Borders, which launched last June in Washington, DC at the Army and Navy Club. The 2nd annual event, taking place June 19 – 20, 2018, will move to an expanded venue at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC. The theme of this year’s conference is Borders of the Future: Managing Global Borders in the 21st Century.

Global leaders, practitioners and stakeholders will address the most pressing issues facing international border security agencies today. The 2018 program to date has distinguished speakers and border security experts confirmed to speak from the U.S., Canada, Australia, Finland, Ireland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and South Africa. The program is currently supported by 19 international advisory board members who assure the highest caliber content focusing on the most pressing issues, and one that will attract the best and brightest speakers.

Tony Smith CBE, a former Director General of the U.K. Border Force, said “I am delighted to be co-chairing the International Summit on Borders in Washington DC again this year. We will bring together an impressive array of border leaders and experts from across the globe, to discuss common issues and challenges in modern day border management.”

Co-chair Rob Bonner, former U.S. CBP Commissioner, said “How borders are managed in the era of technology has never been more critically important. At the International Summit on Borders, high level officials and experts from around the world will discuss the latest thinking, strategies and technologies. I could not be more pleased with the line-up of top notch speakers for this year’s Summit.”

Michael Pezzullo, Secretary, Department of Home Affairs, Australia will deliver the Luncheon Keynote on the opening day of the conference, Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 12:30 pm.

A Plenary Keynote by Enrique Canon, Director General of Uruguay Customs, Chairperson of the World Customs Organization Council, will open day two, Wednesday, June 20 at 8:30am, followed by a Luncheon Keynote from Thomas Homan, Acting Director, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Kevin McAleenan, Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Clarence Yeo, Commissioner of Singapore Immigration and Checkpoints Control will deliver remarks as part of a high level leaders’ dialogue on best practices for border agencies in the 21st Century.

Also confirmed to speak at the Summit are:
Ahmed Al-Hakbani, Director General, Saudi Customs
Alan Bersin, Former DHS Assistant Secretary for International Affairs; Former CBP Commissioner
Maurice Chénier, Vice President and Chief Transformation Officer, Canada Border Services Agency
Dr. John Coyne, Head, Border Security, Australian Strategic Policy Institute
Annick Febrey, Formerly Human Trafficking, Human Rights First
Krum Garkov, Executive Director, eu-Lisa
Kevin Harriger, Executive Director for Agricultural and Environmental Inspection Services, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Antti Hartikainen, Director General, Finnish Customs
Dr. Katy Hayward, Reader in Sociology, School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work, Queen’s University Belfast
Erich Kieck (Director, World Bank and former official of the South African Revenue Service)
Jean-François (Jeff) Lennon, Vice-President Sales & Marketing, Executive Board Member Vision-Box HQ – Lisbon, Portugal
David M. Luna (Formerly U.S. State Department and Chair of the OECD Task Force on Countering Illicit Trade)
Brian Masse, Member of Parliament, Windsor West, Canad
Sheriff Jim McDonnell, Los Angeles County, CA
Troy Miller, Executive Director, National Targeting Center, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Sophie Otiende, Awareness Against Human Trafficking, (HAART), Kenya
Seth Stodder, Former Assistant Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
Ronald D. Vitiello, Acting Deputy Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
John P. Wagner, Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Field Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

The 2018 International Summit on Borders is sponsored by Accenture and Perceptics.

For attendee information, visit http://www.internationalsummitonborders.com/attendees/
For sponsorship information, visit http://www.internationalsummitonborders.com/why-sponsor/
For the current agenda, visit http://www.internationalsummitonborders.com/conference/


ABOUT INTERNATIONAL SUMMIT ON BORDERS
The International Summit on Borders is the newest addition to the Clarion Events defense and security portfolio, and an annual gathering of global leaders focused on the intersection of international trade and travel with homeland security and other transnational threats. The international audience of exclusive delegates represents a diverse cross-section of political leaders, practitioners and stakeholders to address security challenges and migration management issues. To learn more, visit http://www.internationalsummitonborders.com

ABOUT CLARION EVENTS
Clarion organizes leading events which provide industry leaders, government officials and technical experts with a forum to share ideas, conduct business, develop partnerships, network and access export and growth markets. While the core of the portfolio comprises of military systems and related technologies, it is continually evolving to suit the needs of defence and security bodies in the fight against terrorism, policing humanitarian missions and emergency response and critical national infrastructure planning. Clarion Events is the recipient of the Association of Event Organisers “Most Respected Company of the Year 2017” award.

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Megan Alexander
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May 25 2017: Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly Confirmed to Deliver Opening Keynote at International Summit on Borders 2017

Washington, DC (May 25, 2017) – Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly will open the International Summit on Borders with a Keynote address on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 8:30am, helping kick off the 1st annual event taking place this year in Washington, DC at the Army and Navy Club.

During the keynote presentation, Kelly will address Global Border Issues: How Cooperation Can and Is Enhancing Security and Facilitation.

The Luncheon Keynote, Integrated Border Agency: An Idea Whose Time Has Come? will be delivered at 12:45pm by Clarence Yeo, Commissioner, Immigration and Checkpoint Authority (ICA) Singapore, followed by a Plenary Keynote from Maria Fernandez, Deputy Secretary of Intelligence and Capability, Department of Immigration and Border Protection, Australia. Day one will close with Keynote Speaker Kevin McAleenan, Acting Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Ana B. Hinojosa, Director, Compliance and Facilitation Directorate, World Customs Organization will deliver the Luncheon Keynote on the second day of programming (June 14) at 12:00pm.

Also confirmed to speak at the Summit are:
Edward Alden, Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
Alan Bersin, Former DHS Assistant Secretary for International Affairs; Former CBP Commissioner
Michael Braun, General Manager, SAVA Workforce Solutions; Former Chief of Operations, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
Jim Canham, Managing Director, Border Services, Accenture
Maurice Chénier, Chief Information Officer, Canada Border Services Agency
Jacques Cloutier, Associate Vice-President, Operations Branch, Canada Border Services Agency
Bram DeRidder, Harvard University
Jose M. Garcia, SAT Attaché, Mexican Embassy to the U.S
Krum Garkov, Executive Director, eu-LISA
Olivier Onidi, Deputy Director General for Security, Member Nation of EU
Akshay Pottahil, Co-Director, Center for Information Convergence & Strategy (CICS), San Diego State University
Christian Rousseau, Executive Director, Canadian Integrated Terrorism Assessment Centre (ITAC)
Vice Admiral Karl L. Schultz, Commander Atlantic Area; Commander, Defense Force East; Director, DHS Joint Task Force East
Seth Stodder, Former Assistant Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
John Wagner, Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner, OFO, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Royce Walters, Assistant Director, INTERPOL
David Widdowson, Professor, Charles Sturt University Australia
Andris Zarins, Acting Chief Superintendent, Director General, Federal Coordination Centres and Covert Operations, Federal Policing Special Services, Royal Canadian Mounted Police

The 2017 International Summit on Borders is sponsored by Accenture, Capgemini, Elbit Systems of AmericaMotorola Solutions and Perceptics. BORDERPOL is a sponsoring association.

For attendee information, visit http://www.internationalsummitonborders.com/attendees/
For sponsorship information, visit http://www.internationalsummitonborders.com/why-sponsor/


ABOUT INTERNATIONAL SUMMIT ON BORDERS
The International Summit on Borders is the newest addition to the Clarion Events defense and security portfolio, and will be an annual gathering of global leaders focused on the intersection of international trade and travel with homeland security and other transnational threats. The international audience of exclusive, “invitation only” delegates represent a diverse cross-section of political leaders, practitioners and stakeholders to address security challenges and migration management issues. To learn more, visit http://www.internationalsummitonborders.com

ABOUT CLARION EVENTS
Clarion operates over 200 events in 35 countries from offices in the USA, Germany, Brazil, Singapore, UAE, Turkey, Netherlands, South Africa and the UK. Clarion Events can trace its roots back to 1947 and takes great pride in being one of the oldest independent event organizers in the UK. The teams at Clarion create uniquely effective and stimulating environments that can serve as a platform to build businesses and enhance customer relationships and experiences. http://www.clarionevents.com/

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PRESS INQUIRIES:
Megan Alexander
Clarion Events
917-746-4519
megan.alexander@clarionevents.com

April 18 2017: Kevin McAleenan and Clarence Yeo Confirmed to Deliver Keynotes at International Summit on Borders 2017

Washington, DC (April 18, 2017) – Kevin McAleenan, Acting Commissioner, CBP, will open the International Summit on Borders with a Keynote address on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 8:30am, helping kick off the 1st annual event taking place this year in Washington, DC at the Army and Navy Club.

During the keynote presentation, McAleenan will address Global Border Issues: How Cooperation Can and Is Enhancing Security and Facilitation.

The Luncheon Keynote, Integrated Border Agency: An Idea Whose Time Has Come? will be delivered at 12:45pm by Clarence Yeo, Director General, Singapore Immigration and Checkpoint Authority.

Ana B. Hinojosa, Director, Compliance and Facilitation Directorate, World Customs Organization has been invited to open the second day of programming (June 14) with the Opening Keynote at 8:15am, followed by a keynote luncheon panel that afternoon at 12:45pm, The Future of Border Controls in the Age of Terrorism and Mass Migration. Keynote panelists include Edward Alden, (Author) Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations (Confirmed) and Bram DeRidder, Harvard (Invited), and will be moderated by Robert Bonner, Senior Principal, Sentinel Strategy & Policy Consulting; Former Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection; Former DEA Administrator; Former U.S. District Judge.

Also confirmed to speak at the Summit are:
Edward Alden, Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
Alan Bersin, Former DHS Assistant Secretary for International Affairs; Former CBP Commissioner
Maurice Chenier, Chief Information Officer, Canada Border Services Agency
Jose M. Garcia, SAT Attaché, Mexican Embassy to the U.S
Krum Garkov, Executive Director, eu-LISA
Kevin McAleenan, Acting Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Troy Miller, Executive Director, National Targeting Center
Olivier Onidi, Deputy Director General for Security, Member Nation of EU
Vice Admiral Karl L. Schultz, Commander Atlantic Area, U.S. Coast Guard
Seth Stodder, Assistant Secretary for Policy, Department of Homeland Security
John Wagner, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, OFO, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Royce Walters, Assistant Director, INTERPOL
David Vigneault, Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet – Security and Intelligence,
David Widdowson, Professor, Charles Sturt University Australia

The 2017 International Summit on Borders is sponsored by Accenture, Capgemini, Motorola Solutions and Perceptics. BORDERPOL is a sponsoring association.

For attendee information, visit http://www.internationalsummitonborders.com/attendees/
For sponsorship information, visit http://www.internationalsummitonborders.com/why-sponsor/


ABOUT INTERNATIONAL SUMMIT ON BORDERS
The International Summit on Borders is the newest addition to the Clarion Events defense and security portfolio, and will be an annual gathering of global leaders focused on the intersection of international trade and travel with homeland security and other transnational threats. The international audience of exclusive, “invitation only” delegates represent a diverse cross-section of political leaders, practitioners and stakeholders to address security challenges and migration management issues. To learn more, visit http://www.internationalsummitonborders.com

ABOUT CLARION EVENTS
Clarion operates over 200 events in 35 countries from offices in the USA, Germany, Brazil, Singapore, UAE, Turkey, Netherlands, South Africa and the UK. Clarion Events can trace its roots back to 1947 and takes great pride in being one of the oldest independent event organizers in the UK. The teams at Clarion create uniquely effective and stimulating environments that can serve as a platform to build businesses and enhance customer relationships and experiences. http://www.clarionevents.com/

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PRESS INQUIRIES:
Megan Alexander
Clarion Events
917-746-4519
megan.alexander@clarionevents.com

Feb. 2 2017: International Gathering of Global Leaders to Address Cross-Border Trade, Immigration, Customs Issues and Border Security

International Summit on Borders Launches June 13-14, 2017 at the Army and Navy Club, Washington, DC

Washington, DC (February 2, 2017) – Clarion Events U.S., Inc., a division of Clarion Events Ltd. (UK), has announced the International Summit on Borders, a forum where international trade and travel intersect with homeland security.

“The time is right, particularly in light of recent world events, for a gathering of global leaders to convene in Washington, D.C. to share thoughts and ideas on border security, the cross-border movement of goods and people, and best “smart border” practices, processes and technologies. This forum will address key strategic issues for governments throughout the world, including the advancement of multi-lateral trade agreements, immigration, customs policies, and homeland security, including the disrupting and dismantling of transnational criminal organizations,” said John Moriarty, Event Director Clarion Events U.S., producers of the Summit.

Robert C. Bonner, the Senior Principal at the Sentinel HS Group, and the first Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, appointed by President George W. Bush; former Administrator, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration; and former U.S. District Judge, is the Co-Chairman of the International Summit on Borders Advisory Board. “I am excited to Co-Chair the Summit’s Advisory Board with such an esteemed group of colleagues from throughout the world”, said Bonner. “The need to facilitate legitimate international trade and travel, while establishing security at and between official entry points at our borders has never been greater. Many areas of the world are facing threats from transnational terrorism and organized crime as well as mass migration of refugees and economic migrants. Both the challenges and the opportunities are profound. This forum will bring international policy makers, subject matter experts and industry together to focus and work on the best solutions in these challenging times,” said Bonner.

Bonner is joined by co-chair Tony Smith, former Director General of the UK Border Force; Managing Director of Fortinus Global Limited; former Director of Ports of Entry, Citizenship & Immigration Canada; and Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to UK Border Security during the London 2012 Olympic Games. “The most important ingredient in all this is collaboration. Border leaders – and the politicians that govern them – need to look outwards for support. Not just to other countries – but also to intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations working in this area; to all of the stakeholders in the travel and transportation business; and to the world of technology, where many of the tools to deliver the principles of modern day border management can be found,” stated Smith.
Co-Chairs Bonner and Smith are joined on the Board by an impressive group of experts including:

DAVID AGUILAR
Partner, GSIS; Former Acting Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
JAYSON AHERN
Principal, The Chertoff Group; Former Acting Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
ALAN BERSIN
Former DHS Assistant Secretary for International Affairs; Former Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
STEVE BRANHAM
Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard (retired); Former Commander, Seventh Coast Guard District; Former CFO USCG; Founding Partner and CFO, 3ethos, LLC
GEORGES DAVROU
Senior Investigator, French Customs, Former Chef du Cabinet to the Secretary General of the WCO
LARS KARLSSON
Managing Director, KGH Global Consulting; President KGH Border Services, KGH Group; Former WCO Director for Capacity Building
R. GIL KERLIKOWSKE
Former Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection
CHRISTOPHER L. KOCH
Senior Advisor and Former President & CEO, World Shipping Council
HELEN MARANO
Government and Industry Affairs Director, World Travel & Tourism Council
JOSE GUZMAN MONTALVO
CEO, Global Business and Customs Solutions; Former Director General of Aduanas (Mexican Customs)
LUC PORTELANCE
President and CEO CrossPoint Integrated Strategies, Inc., Former President of the Canada Border Services Agency
MICHAEL SCHMITZ
Attorney, Michael Schmitz Esquire, Former Director for Compliance World Customs Organization; Former Assistant Commissioner International Affairs, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
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
CLARENCE YEO
Commissioner, Immigration & Checkpoints Authority, Singapore

Staged in the heart of the U.S. capital, it will attract an influential international audience of “invitation only” delegates, limited to 300 global leaders representing billions in annual buying power on products, systems, services and supplies.

Clarion Events U.S. has two other annual border security events in the U.S.; the 11th Annual Border Security Expo taking place April 11-13 in San Antonio, TX and the 5th Annual U.S./Canada Border Conference taking place September 12-13 in Detroit, MI, both of which address solutions for eliminating criminal activity while expediting lawful trade and travel along their respective borders.

Registration, conference program, speakers and sponsorship details will be made available at www.internationalsummitonborders.com.

ABOUT CLARION EVENTS
Clarion operates over 200 events in 35 countries from offices in the USA, Germany, Brazil, Singapore, UAE, Turkey, Netherlands, South Africa and the UK. Clarion Events can trace its roots back to 1947 and takes great pride in being one of the oldest independent event organizers in the UK. The teams at Clarion create uniquely effective and stimulating environments that can serve as a platform to build businesses and enhance customer relationships and experiences. http://www.clarionevents.com/

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PRESS INQUIRIES:
Megan Alexander
Clarion Events
917-746-4519
megan.alexander@clarionevents.com