Border Security Expo to Focus on Multi-Lateral Cooperation and Transnational Crime

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Border Security Expo to Focus on Multi-Lateral Cooperation and Transnational Crime

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is still four months away, but it is quickly becoming one of the most highly anticipated for all those involved in border security, customs, and .

Running March 12 – 13 in Phoenix, AZ, over 2,000 law enforcement professionals, local, state and federal policy makers and industry, will convene at Border Security Expo to see the latest products and technologies at the exhibition, and to attend the two-day, comprehensive . Topics will focus on multi-lateral cooperation between the United States and its Mexican and Canadian neighbors to the south and north, strategies and tactics to disrupt and dismantle transnational criminal organizations, and improvements to the legal flow of goods, products and people at our ports of entry.

The Border Security Expo Advisory Board, Chaired by Jayson Ahern, Principal at The Chertoff Group, and former Acting Commissioner, U.S. , has assembled a diverse group of leading experts who have developed a stellar program offering thought-leadership, insight and technological solutions for state, local, federal, and international law enforcement and officials.

“The program, with its series of keynote speakers and panel experts from government and industry, is indispensable to the agencies charged with protecting our nation and facilitating trade and travel at our ports of entry,” said Paul Mackler, president and CEO of Eagle Eye Expositions, producers of the event. “The conference offers a broad, timely, leadership perspective on critical issues faced by these agencies and industry, and will be an invaluable gathering for those who put their lives on the line every day to protect our borders.”

A keynote discussion on technology and its growing significance in enhancing border protection and promoting efficient commerce flow will be led by Mark S. Borkowski, Component Acquisition Executive & Assistant Commissioner, Office of Technology Innovation and Acquisition, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Conference session, “Effectively Combating Transnational Criminal Organizations and Identifying Prosecution Trends and Best Practices for Investigations,” will offer a global view on mitigating crime and drug trafficking across nations and regions. Presenting best-case scenarios and success stories, Ahern, will moderate a panel of international experts from South America, the Middle East and Central America.

and partnership rounds out the major themes of the . The importance of the U.S. and Canada “Beyond the Border” Declaration – Bi-lateral Cooperation between U.S. & Canada will be moderated by Ralph Basham, Partner, Command Consulting Group and Former Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and former Director, U.S. Secret Service. Joining Basham will be Kevin K. McAleenan, Acting Assistant Commissioner, Office of Field Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and senior officials from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), and Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).

Other topics on the agenda include: meeting the complex challenges of securing the border in the 21 century; by land-air-sea; and breakout panel discussions featuring local border and law enforcement.

“The changing landscape for protecting and modernizing borders in today’s volatile world makes this a must-attend,” Mackler said. “With a line-up of enlightening sessions, international speakers, combined with an exhibition filled with more than 150 companies exhibiting a broad array of cutting-edge products, services and technologies, provides an unparalleled opportunity to see, test and compare the latest tools and technologies addressing complex .” For more information, visit .