WESTPORT, Conn.--(Eagle Eye Expositions, LLC presents a new event called the US/Canada Border Conference to take place Sept. 10-11, 2013 at the Cobo Center, Detroit Michigan.)--
“We intend to address the most pressing issues, challenges and opportunities at the US/Canada Border Conference by bringing together thought leaders from both nations to advance the dialogue and their mission.”
The comprehensive two-day conference and exhibition will focus on implementation of the 2011 United States-Canada joint declaration, “Beyond the Border: A Shared Vision for Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness” declaration.
“The declaration put into motion a series of very significant bi-lateral initiatives between the US and Canada,” said Paul Mackler, http://www.eagleyeexpos.com/about-us.php President & CEO, Eagle Eye Expositions. “Our mission is to facilitate discussion and collaboration by bringing together federal, state/provincial and local agencies and industry from both nations.”
“More than $2.0 billion of commerce passes through the ports between the US and Canada every day, and the two administrations are committed to making these ports more efficient while increasing security,” adds Mackler.
The US/Canada Border Conference will provide a forum for federal, state/provincial and local agencies, and business groups, to discuss myriad important topics. The Conference will offer an arena for hundreds of companies with solutions for these government agencies through an expansive exhibition of products and services.
An influential Advisory Board, chaired by former Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, W. Ralph Basham, has been assembled to provide strategic focus to the event. Basham’s tenure as CBP Commissioner, Director of the U.S. Secret Service and his role as Principal for the Command Consulting Group will provide program direction and leadership.
“I am pleased to Chair the US/Canada Border Conference Advisory Board with such an esteemed group of colleagues from both the US and Canada,” said Basham. “We intend to address the most pressing issues, challenges and opportunities at the US/Canada Border Conference by bringing together thought leaders from both nations to advance the dialogue and their mission.”
Basham announced the make-up of the board, citing leaders in all areas of border protection from both the US and Canada:
W. Ralph Basham
Advisory Board Chairman
Command Consulting Group
Former Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection;
Former Director, U.S. Secret Service
Jayson P. Ahern
The Chertoff Group
Former Acting Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Ronald S. Colburn
Treasurer, The Border Patrol Foundation
Former National Deputy Chief, U.S. Border Patrol
President of AMPRAX, Inc.; Former President, Canada Border Services
Agency; Chair of the Audit Committee, World Customs Organization; and
Chair of the Audit Committee, Royal Canadian Mounted Police
James D. Phillips
President & CEO
Canadian/American Border Trade Alliance
Robert C. Bonner
Sentinel HS Group
Former Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection; Former
Administrator, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration; and Former U.S.
District Judge for California's Central District
Charlie T. Deane
Police Chief (Retired)
Prince William County, VA
Joseph L. Nimmich
Rear Admiral, U. S. Coast Guard (Retired);
Former Director, Joint Interagency Task Force South
D. Brian Peterman
Vice Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, (Retired)
Director, San Francisco Office of Field Operations, (Retired) U.S.
Customs and Border Protection
The US/Canada Border Conference is expected to draw attendance from all relevant agencies by bringing officials from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Canadian Ministry of Safety, Canada Border Services Agency, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, United States Coast Guard, Canadian Coast Guard, Drug Enforcement Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Homeland Security/ICE, State/Provincial and local police, Canadian/American Border Trade Alliance, and more.
The Cobo Center is situated just blocks from the busiest port of entry for commercial truck traffic between the two nations – the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel, and a mile from the Ambassador Bridge and rail ports of entry.
Eagle Eye Expositions, LLC, a leading producer of conferences and trade shows, manages the US/Canada Border Conference and the 7th annual Border Security Expo, March 12-13, 2013, Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ, and the Global Summit on Borders, May 7-8, 2013, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, D.C.