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Global Border Security

The Global Border Security Conference and exposition is a launch event that will work in conjunction with key governmental agencies in the United States, Europe and Latin America. This two-day international conference and exposition will focus on cross border cargo transport and security, immigration issues and drug cartel containment. We anticipate an international audience of exhibitors and attendees from over 10 countries.
Conference Agenda

Tuesday, May 8

9:00 a.m. -
       12:00 p.m.
Workshop A - Procurement Opportunities in Mexico and Canada
Presented by the United Kingdom Trade and Investment
(This workshop is limited to a maximum of 150 people)

1:00 p.m. -
       5:00 p.m.
Workshop B - Procurement Opportunities in Border Security
(SBINet - ACE - U.S. VISIT, DoD, State)

Opening Remarks: Speaker TBA

Jerry McElwee, Vice President Secure Border Initiatives, Advanced Systems, The Boeing Company
U.S. Border Patrol, DHS, Speaker TBA

P. T. Wright, Acting Deputy Director, U.S. VISIT

ACE Program
Joni Bettge, Customs, Ports, and Border Management Consultant, IBM

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. – COFFEE BREAK

Department of Defense
Dan Shackelford, Associate Director for Small Business, United States Army Medical Command, Department of Defense

Greg Davis, Executive Vice President, HAZMED

State of Texas
A Model for Homeland Security Funding
The Honorable Penny Redington, Executive Director, Texas Association of Regional Councils
Judge Jake Brisbin, Jr., Rio Grande Council of Governments, Chairman of NADO, Homeland Security Committee
Jim Reed, Executive Director, Central Texas Council of Governments
Regina Chapline, State Citizen Corps Manager

5:00 p.m. -
       7:00 p.m.
Strengthening Global Friendship - An Evening Reception at The Alamo

Welcome Remarks: Dr. Juliet V. Garcia, President, University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College
The Honorable Rick Perry, Governor of Texas*
Barry Walker, President and CEO, CoVi Technologies, Inc.
Rob Douglas, Deputy Chairman of the South East England Development Agency (SEEDA)

Wednesday, May 9

9:30 a.m. -
       4:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m. -
       3:00 p.m.
Private Meeting: Texas Chapter of the FBI National Academy Associates

8:15 a.m. Joint Honor Guard - University of Texas at Brownsville, Texas Southmost College, and University of Texas at San Antonio

Moderator: Douglas M. Browning, Senior Vice President, Sandler & Travis Trade Advisory Services, Inc., former Deputy Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

8:20 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
Dr. Juliet V. Garcia, President, University of Texas at Brownsville

8:50 a.m. Introduction and Recognition of Sponsoring Organizations
Michael Rosenberg, Vice President, E.J. Krause & Associates

8:55 a.m. Corporate Sponsor Comments

9:00 a.m. Opening Keynote: The Secure Border Initiative - Impact on Trade, Cargo and People
Introduced by Ben Reyna
The Honorable David Aguilar, Chief, Border Patrol, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

9:40 a.m. -
       10:40 a.m.

10:40 a.m. Keynote
The Honorable Stockwell Day, Minister of Public Safety, Government of Canada

11:10 a.m. Keynote Speaker
Introduced by Ben Reyna
Lic. José Luís Santiago Vasconcelos, Deputy Attorney General for International Affairs, Procuraduría General De la Republica, Mexico

11:45 a.m. E-Borders and Other European Border Security Initiatives
Featured Speaker: Peter Graham, Director Special Projects, Immigration and Nationality Directorate, Government of the UK

12:20 p.m. -
       2:00 p.m.
Awards Luncheon - For Excellence in Border Security Initiatives
Special Award: Government of Mexico
Kansas City Southern Railroad - Speaker TBA
FedEx - Speaker TBA
U.S. Border Patrol - Speaker TBA

2:15 p.m. The Nexus of Organized Crime and Drug Cartels
Ralph Diaz, Special Agent in Charge, FBI, San Antonio, Texas*
James D. Craig, Assistant Administrator Operational Support, United States Drug Enforcement Administration
Alonzo Pena, Special Agent in Charge, Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Peter Leitner, Senior Advisor, Office of the U.S. Secretary of Defense

3:45 p.m. -
       4:15 p.m.

4:30 p.m. -
       5:30 p.m.
North American Cooperative Efforts in Border Security
Mexico - Speaker TBA
Superintendent Joe Oliver, Director, Customs and Excise, Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Thomas Tass, Executive Director, Borderpol


Organizer Kelly Wash


Tue, May. 8 - Thu, May. 10, 2007
3:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central


Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center - Hall B
San Antonio, Texas