2015 Conference Outline

CONFERENCE DAY 1 • TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2015

7:30am - 5:00pm Registration Open
8:15am - 8:30am Welcome, Opening Remarks
8:30am - 9:00am Opening KeynoteKevin K. McAleenan, Deputy Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (Confirmed)
9:10am - 9:50am Plenary Keynote Charles R. Armstrong, Assistant Commissioner, Deputy Office of Information and Technology,
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (Confirmed)

9:50am - 10:10am Networking Break
10:15am - 11:15am Panel Session
Interagency and Cross-Agency Collaboration:
DHS State Directors/State/Local Law Enforcement
Panelists:
Steve McCraw, Director Public Safety, Texas (Confirmed) David M. Marwell, , Director, Joint Task Force – Investigations, Southern Border and Approaches, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (Confirmed)
Commander Robert L. Harris, Director, Joint Task Force – West, Southern Border Approaches Campaign Plan, DHS (Confirmed)
Victor Rodriguez, Chief of Police, McAllen, Texas (Confirmed)
11:15am - 12:15pm Panel Session
Port of Entry Technologies Moderator: Nelson Balido, Chairman and CEO, Border Commerce and Security Council, Principal, Balido and Associates, Inc.; Former Director, Private Sector Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency; Former Member, DHS, Homeland Security Advisory Council
Panelists:
Anh Duong, DHS Borders and Maritime Division, Science & Technology Directorate (Invited)
William K. Brooks, Director, Field Operations, CBP, Tucson, AZ (Confirmed) Hon. Russell Jones, R.L. Jones Customhouse Brokers Inc. (Confirmed)
C-TPAT, CBP (Invited)
12:30pm - 1:30pm Excellence in Border Security Initiatives Award/Keynote Luncheon Michele M. Leonhart, Administrator, Drug Enforcement Administration (Accepted)
EBSI
12:30pm - 4:30pm Exhibit Hall Open
4:30pm - 5:30pm In-Hall Networking Reception

CONFERENCE DAY 2 • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2015

7:30am - 3:30pm Registration Open
8:15am - 8:30am Welcome, Opening Remarks
8:30am - 9:00am Opening Keynote Vice Admiral Charles W. Ray, Commander, Pacific Area Commander, Defense Force West U.S. Coast Guard (Confirmed)
9:00am - 9:30am Plenary Keynote Ronald D. Vitiello, Deputy Chief Border Patrol, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (Confirmed)
9:30am - 10:00am Salute to Fallen Heroes Memorial CeremonySalute to Fallen Heroes
10:00am - 10:15am Networking Break
10:15am - 10:45am Plenary Keynote Daniel Ragsdale, Deputy Director, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Confirmed)
10:45am - 11:45am Panel Session
Optimizing Interagency Operations and Intelligence Panelists:
Timothy Jennings, Director, El Paso Intelligence Center (Confirmed)
Elizabeth W. Kempshall, Executive Director, HIDTA, Arizona (Confirmed) Matthew C. Allen, Special Agent-in-Charge, Homeland Security Investigations (Confirmed)
11:45am - 12:30pm Plenary Keynote Panel Mark S. Borkowski, Assistant Commissioner and Chief Acquisition Executive,
Office of Technology Innovation & Acquisition, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (Confirmed)
12:30pm - 1:30pm Procurement Panel / Luncheon Mark S. Borkowski, Assistant Commissioner and Chief Acquisition Executive,
Office of Technology Innovation & Acquisition, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (Confirmed)
Bill Weinberg, Director and Head of Contracting Activity, ICE (Confirmed) Richard Gunderson, OA, CBP (Accepted)
12:30pm - 4:00pm Exhibit Hall Open



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