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Check out what took place at the 2019 International Summit on Borders:

Tuesday, June 18

7:30 am – 3:00 pm  Registration Open
8:30 am – 9:15 am Opening Keynote: Kevin K. McAleenan, Acting Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
9:15 am – 10:15 am Threats and Trends Assessment

Moderator: Jayson Ahern, Principal, The Chertoff Group; Former Acting Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Panelists: Seth Stodder, Partner, Holland & Knight; Former Assistant Secretary, Department of Homeland Security; Robert E. Perez, Deputy Commissioner, U.S. Customs & Border Protection; Clarence Yeo, Chief Executive, Home Team Academy, Former Commissioner, Singapore Immigration & Checkpoints Authority

10:15 am – 10:30 am Networking Break
10:30 am – 11:45 am Managing Land Borders: A United States and European Perspective

Moderators: 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

Panelists: Sidney Aki, Port Director San Ysidro and Otay Mesa, U.S. Customs and Border Protection; Ciaran Carolan, Director External Affairs and Capacity Building, EU LISA; Chief Brian Hasting, Chief Law Enforcement Operations Directorate, U.S. Border Patrol; Ana Cristina Jorge, Director Operational Response Division of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, Frontex

11:45 am – 12:15pm Networking Break
12:15pm – 1:00 pm Luncheon Speaker: Congressman Mike Rogers
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Plenary Keynote: Gloria Guevara Manzo, President & CEO, World Travel and Tourism Council
1:30 pm – 2:45 pm Toward Seamless Travel: Automated Pre-Travel Risk Assessment

Moderator: Helen Marano, Founder and President, Marano Perspectives

Panelists: Jim Canham, Managing Director, Border Services, Accenture; Douglas Lavin, Vice-President, Member and External Relations, North America, International Air Transport Association; John P. Wagner, Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner Office of Field Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection; Solomon Wong, President and CEO of InterVISTAS

2:45 pm – 3:45 pm Implementing Smart Borders: An EU Perspective

Moderator: Antonis Kastrissianakis, Former Director of TAXUD of the European Commission

Panelists: Rodolphe Gintz, Director General, French Customs and Excise Administration; Philip Kermode, Director for Customs Policy, European Commission Taxation and Customs Union; Krum Garkov, Executive Director, EU-Lisa

3:45pm – 4:45pm Leaders’ Dialogue

Moderator: Luc Portelance, President and CEO CrossPoint Integrated Strategies, Inc., Former President of the Canada Border Services Agency

Panelists: John Ossowski, President, Canada Border Services Agency; John Sanders, Acting Commissioner, U.S. Customs & Border Protection

4:45pm – 5:30 pm Networking Reception

Wednesday, June 19

7:30 am – 12:00 pm Registration Open
8:30 am – 9:15 am Keynote: Rodolphe Gintz, Director General, French Customs and Excise Administration
9:15 am – 10:30 am Transnational Organized Crime

Moderator: Juan C. Zarate, Chairman and Co-Founder of the Financial Integrity Network

Panelists: Nicholas Fishwick, Advisor, HSBC Holdings; Alberto Bazbaz, Former Head of Mexico Intelligence Agency; Michael Braun, President, SAVA Workforce Solutions; Former Chief of Operations, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration

10:30 am –10:45 am Networking Break
10:45 am – 11:45 am Invisible Borders and the Movement of Goods: AEOs and the future of government/private sector partnerships

Moderator: Dr. Lars Karlsson, CEO & Managing Director, KGH Global Consulting; President KGH Border Services, KGH Group; Former WCO Director for Capacity Building and DG Swedish Customs

Panelists: Dr. Katy Hayward, Queens University, Belfast; Shanker Singham, Head of Trade for the IEA; Ernani Checcucci, Senior Trade Facilitation Specialist, World Bank; Ronaldo Medina, Tax and Customs Attaché of Brazil to United States, Former Under Secretary (DG) of Receita Federal

11:45 am – 12:15 pm Networking Break
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Luncheon | Keynote: Karen Tandy, Administrator, Homeland Security Advisory Council
1:15 pm – 2:30 pm E-Commerce’s Impact on Border Management

Moderator: Doug Browning, Principal, D M Browning & Associates, LLC; Former Deputy Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Panelists: Norman T. Schenk, Vice President, Global Customs Policy & Public Affairs, UPS; Dana L. Lorenze, Senior Vice President Global Customs, Expeditors; Christa Brzozowski, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Trade & Transport Policy, Department of Homeland Security; Kevin Willis, Director – Global Trade Services, Amazon

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Managing Migration Flows Across Borders

Moderator: Seth Stodder, Partner, Holland & Knight; Former Assistant Secretary, Department of Homeland Security

Panelists: Andrew Selee, President of the Migration Policy Institute; Ambassador Martha Barcena, Mexico; Demetrios Papademetriou, Migration Policy Institute

3:00 pm Adjourn