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U.S Canada Border Conference | How Technology is Shaping Border Management

September 12, 2017 @ 7:30 am - September 13, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

About the Conference

The US/Canada Border Conference brings together border security leadership from the U.S. and Canada to provide an educational experience designed to help advance your agency’s mission. The conference is developed by former border security officials who understand the educational needs of today’s border security professionals. View the Advisory Board.

This two-day event, focused on advancing the Beyond the Border Action Plan, is strategically located in Detroit, Michigan, near several of the busiest shared ports between the United States and Canada.

Why Attend?

On February 4, 2011, President Obama and Prime Minister Harper announced the United States-Canada joint declaration, Beyond the Border: A Shared Vision for Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness. Beyond the Border articulates a shared approach to security in which both countries work together to address threats within, at, and away from our borders, while expediting lawful trade and travel. The US/Canada Border Conference will bring together local, state, provincial and federal agencies, as well as business organizations, in a central location convenient to both nations, to advance this significant agenda between the United States and Canada.

2017 Agenda

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

7:30am – 3:00pm: Registration Opens

8:30am – 10:00am: Opening Keynote | John Ossowski, President, Canada Border Services Agency (Confirmed)

10:00am – 10:30am: Networking Break

10:30am – 11:30am: Airport Operations panel | Challenges and Opportunities for Border Management 

11:30am – 12:30pm: Airport Security Panel | Navigating the New Threat Landscape

12:30pm – 1:15pm: Luncheon Keynote | Embracing the New World of Decisions Automation

1:15pm-2:15pm: Ports of Entry Panel | Next Generation Panel

2:15pm – 2:45pm: Networking Break

2:45pm-3:45pm: Free/Fair Trade and the North American Free Trade Agreement 

4:00pm – 5:00pm: Networking Reception

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

7:30am – 12:00pm: Registration Opens

8:15am – 9:00am: opening Keynote TBA

9:00am – 9:30am: Salute to Fallen Heroes Memorial Ceremony

9:30am – 10:00am: Networking Break

10:00am – 11:15am: In Between the Ports Panel | Border Security: Immigration Between Ports of Entry

11:15am – 12:15pm: Maritime/Seaport Security Panel

12:15pm – 1:15pm: Luncheon Keynote

1:15pm: Conference Adjourns


September 12, 2017 @ 7:30 am
September 13, 2017 @ 5:00 pm