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The 10th Annual Border Security Expo

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Border Security Expo draws attendees from around the world and has become the most highly anticipated conference and exhibition on border security. As in years past, the exhibit hall will feature more than 150 companies showcasing a wide array of cutting-edge border security products, technologies and systems aimed at increasing security while facilitating legitimate trade and travel. In addition to the expansive exhibit hall, attendees benefit from a comprehensive conference program covering the key issues addressing border security, as well as networking, special events, ceremonies, and idea-sharing throughout the two-day event.

VENUE LOCATION

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, 900 East Market Street, San Antonio Texas,

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Paul Hunter

Paul Hunter has over 20 years’ experience supporting the Immigration, Customs and Border Protection and Homeland Security mission. In 1995, Paul began his Federal career as a U.S. Immigration Inspector at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York and later accepted a position at the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) headquarters in Washington, DC.

AGENDA

Apr 13   
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
 
West Registration Lobby
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
8:15 AM - 8:30 AM
 
River Level, Room 007
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
 
River Level, Room 007
 
 
 
Speaker(s)
Joseph L.  Nimmich
Deputy Administrator
Federal Emergency Management Agency
 
 
 
 
 
 
9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
 
River Level, Room 007
 
 
 
Speaker(s)
John P.  Wagner
Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Office of Field Operations
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
 
 
 
 
 
 
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM
 
River Level Foyer
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
 
River Level, Room 007
 
 
 
The panel will discuss the challenges associated with enforcement along our nation’s southern border. The complexities and criticality of collaboration, cooperation in joint operations, and...
 
Moderator
David Aguilar
Partner, GSIS
Former Acting Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
 
 
Panelists
Manuel Padilla, Jr.
Chief Patrol Agent, Sector Chief for the Rio Grande Valley, U.S. Customs and Border Protection; 
Commander, South Texas Corridor (STC), Joint Task Force West (JTFW)
Shane  Folden
Special Agent in Charge, HSI
ICE San Antonio
Victor Rodriguez
Chief of Police
McAllen, Texas
Joseph M.  Arabit
Special Agent in Charge, Houston Division
Drug Enforcement Administration
 
 
 
 
 
 
11:05 AM - 12:00 PM
 
River Level, Room 007
 
 
 
This session will provide information on recent operational experiences using advanced biometric technologies.
  • Leveraging technology for biometric identification, data capture and verification
  • Mobile iris and...
 
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
Antonio J.  Trindade
Associate Chief, Enforcement/Technology
U.S. Border Patrol
Michael  Hardin
Deputy Director of Entry/Exit Office, Office of Field Operations
U.S.Customs and Border Protection
Patrick J.  Nemeth
Director of the Identity Operations Division, Office of Biometric Identity Management, National Protection and Programs Directorate
Department of Homeland Security
Paul Hunter
Chief Biometrics Strategy/Biometrics Division, DHS/USCIS/ Immigration Records and Identity Services (IRIS) Directorate
USCIS
 
 
 
 
 
 
12:10 PM - 12:40 PM
 
Bridge Hall
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12:30 PM - 5:30 PM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
 
Bridge Hall
 
 
 
Speaker(s)
Ronald Vitiello
Acting Chief, U.S. Border Patrol
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
 
 
 
 
 
 
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Apr 14   
7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
 
West Registration Lobby
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
8:15 AM - 8:30 AM
 
River Level, Room 007
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
 
River Level, Room 007
 
 
 
Speaker(s)
Daniel Ragsdale
Deputy Director
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
 
 
 
 
 
 
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
 
River Level, Room 007
 
 
 
Texas has implemented the toughest and most comprehensive border security plan of any state in the United States of America. This panel will discuss the...
 
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
J.D. Robertson
Commander
Texas Rangers
Larry  Phillips
Texas State Representative
Chair, Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
 
River Level Foyer
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
 
River Level, Room 007
 
 
 
Speaker(s)
Robert  Harris
Director, Joint Task – West
Department of Homeland Security
 
 
 
 
 
 
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM
 
River Level, Room 007
 
 
 
Speaker(s)
Janice Ayala
Director, Joint Task Force – Investigations
Investigations, U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement
 
 
 
 
 
 
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
 
Bridge Hall
 
 
 
This session will provide an opportunity to directly engage officials from a variety of government agencies and ask specific questions relating to contracting, procurement offerings...
 
Moderator
Michael Braun
Managing Partner, SGI Global, LLC
Former Chief of Operations, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
 
 
Panelists
Gary Hickey
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Procurement Operations
Department of Homeland Security
James Dana  Adams
Assistant Director in OAQ for Detention, Compliance, and Removal
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Richard K. Gunderson
Executive Director for Procurement and Head of the Contracting Activity
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
 
 
 
 
 
 
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
 
Bridge Hall
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Apr 15   
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
 
Blackhawk Shooting Range
 
 
 
The BSE Demo Day 2016 is designed for manufacturers, distributors, retailers and others to demonstrate and network with attendees and end-users at an outdoor range....

 

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