DETROIT -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- R. Gil Kerlikowske, Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Luc Portelance, President, Canada Border Services Agency, kick off a two-day comprehensive program on September 16th in Detroit at the Cobo Center as Opening Keynote speakers of the 2nd Annual US/Canada Border Conference. The focus: North America Perimeter Security.
“We intend to build upon last year’s excellent US/Canada Border Conference and will address the biggest challenges and greatest opportunities for making our mutual border more secure, work better, smarter and more fluidly for the North American economic juggernaut,” said Robert C. Bonner, Senior Principal, Sentinel HS Group, and Advisory Board Chairman, US/Canada Border Conference.
The United States-Canada joint declaration, Beyond the Border: A Shared Vision for Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness 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.
Conference attendees include federal, state, provincial and local government officials, and private industry whose interests are aligned with improved border security and facilitating legitimate trade and travel between the U.S. and Canada. Participants will hear speakers from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Canada Border Services Agency, Privy Council – Canada, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Public Safety Canada, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, U.S. Border Patrol, Homeland Security Investigations/ICE, Office of Air and Marine - CBP, Office of Field Operations - CBP, U.S. Coast Guard, Office of International Trade – CBP, Office of Technology Innovation and Acquisition - CBP, Science and Technology – CBSA, Science and Technology Directorate – DHS, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Raytheon is the Corporate Sponsor of the 2nd Annual US/Canada Border Conference, and General Dynamics C4 Systems proudly sponsors the Salute to Fallen Heroes Memorial Ceremony, a binational ceremony that recognizes and honors those who have fallen in the line of duty.
To learn more about the program and speakers, visit the US/Canada Border Conference website. Registration information is available on the US/Canada Border Conference website. The official website also has information on sponsorship opportunities.
Eagle Eye Expositions, LLC, a leading producer of conferences and trade shows, manages the 2nd Annual US/Canada Border Conference, focused on advancing the Beyond the Border Action Plan, and the 9th Annual Border Security Expo, April 21-22, 2015, Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ, with a comprehensive program and exhibition focused on combatting transnational criminal organizations. For more information, visit www.EagleEyeExpos.com.