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Border management conference & Technology Expo
Information, Integration and Rapid Response

15 October, 2012 - 17 October, 2012, El Paso, TX, United States

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Now in its 2nd year, the Border Management Conference & Technology Expo is the largest growing event for discussions on effective practices and technologies needed to ensure our borders are safe from recent security threats.

What makes Border Management Conference & Technology Expo your must-attend event for 2012?

  • Exposure to the top government agencies and law enforcement officers dedicated to securing our nations’ borders
  • Updated DHS mission priorities and information to support the latest developments in border technologies
  • Discuss the latest implementation strategies and program initiatives to ensure the flexibility and preparedness of agencies working together to battle violent crime on the border
  • Examine the complexity of securing America’s borders on the ground, in the air, and by sea

The Border Management Conference & Technology Expo 2012 event will provide a platform to discuss strategies that enhance operational efficiency and advance border security. You will also have the opportunity to collaborate and network with representatives from the border management community, as well as personnel from various government agencies, local and federal law enforcement, manufacturers/contractors, and technology service providers. Attendees will include thought leaders and decision makers involved in air, land, and maritime border operations.

New Discussions that will be Featured at Border Management Conference & Technology Expo 2012:

  • Current and future requirements of U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • The new Border Patrol strategy: A risk based management approach
  • Riverine operations and major ports of entry
  • Effectively tapping on new technologies and new applications for biometrics
  • Northern border flaws and solutions
  • Coast Guard recapitalization
  • Joint efforts with the goal of securing our nations’ borders
  • Proven border technologies: Mobile Surveillance Systems, Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Thermal Imaging Devices, and Tower-Based Remote Video Surveillance Systems


“Great info, great discussion, great briefs.”
Joint Information Operations Warfare Center

“Our nation's southern border has experienced a dramatic surge in cross-border crime and violence in recent years due to intense competition between Mexican drug cartels and criminal smuggling organizations that employ predatory tactics to realize profits.”
Border Enforcement Security Task Force

“Great set of topics; excellent speakers/presentations; diverse technologies and applications were excellent.”
Lockheed Martin Radar Systems

Why Attend

Features of Border Management Conference & Technology Expo 2012:

  • An Opportunity to Meet 1,000+ Attendees throughout the Two Day Exposition
  • 100+ Booths within the Exhibition Hall
  • 30+ International and National Experts, End Users and Industry Executives all Focused on Border Management
  • 16 Speakers Presenting within a Two Day Conference Agenda
  • 6 Specialized Presentations on a Separate UAV Focus Day
  • 4 Focused Interactive Sessions throughout the Conference & Exhibition
  • 4 Specific Exhibition Hall Tour Times for VIP Guests
  • 3 Fully Interactive Days – 1 Truly Remarkable Event

Attend the Border Management Conference & Technology Expo and Learn about:

  • Border security and the deployment of capacities and capabilities to effectively manage risks
  • Interoperability challenges related to regional border security forces and intelligence organizations
  • Latest developments in border technologies required to apply a sustainment approach and increase situational awareness
  • Utilizing an effective management approach to support mission planning, command and control and tactical operations
  • Future requirements of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Coast Guard and related agencies working together to battle violent crime on the border
  • Unmanned Aerial Systems applications for national security
  • 2013 procurement and acquisition strategies for overcoming detection and surveillance challenges and bridging resource  gaps

Main Conference & Focus Day

  • Hear from over 30+ speakers addressing the hottest issues in border management and security
  • 8 specialized presentations on a separate Unmanned Aerial Systems Focus Day
  • Receive an up-to-date overview on 2013 procurement and acquisition strategies
  • Understand current and future requirements of the Department of Homeland Security
  • Hear strategic plans to contend with border threats

Exhibition and Presentation Theatre

  • Get exclusive access to the latest technology needed to secure U.S. ground, air and maritime borders
  • Interact with over 100 vendors and thousands of attendees on the exhibit hall floor
  • Secure a front row seat to 6 educational sessions, 4 keynote presentations and 2 interactive panel discussions in the Exhibit Hall Presentation Theatre
  • Network and build partnerships across government agencies
  • Examine ways industry can help by concentrating on resource needs and gaps

Venue & Accommodation

Judson F. Williams Convention Center
One Civic Center Plaza
El Paso, Texas 79901
(915) 534-0600 or (800) 351-6024

The beautiful Judson F. Williams Convention Center was newly remodeled and expanded in May, 2002. The brand new center offers state-of-the-art meeting rooms and high quality services to make your meeting, convention or banquet the perfect event.

The agenda is available as PDF under downloads.

Focus Days & Conference Speakers

  • Thomas Winkowski, Deputy Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Daniel Ragsdale, Deputy Director, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
  • Donna Bucella, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Intelligence and Investigative Liaison
  • Ilkka Laitinen, Executive Director, FRONTEX
  • John Smietana Jr., Chief Patrol Agent, Big Bend Sector
  • Rodolfo Karisch, Chief Patrol Agent, Del Rio Sector
  • Nelson Balido, President, Border Trade Alliance
  • Patrick Flynn, Director of Communications and Outreach, DHS Joint Wireless Program Management Office
  • Angela Miller, Branch Chief, Emerging Technologies, Department of State
  • Dennis Ulrich, Acting Special Agent in Charge, El Paso Office, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)
  • Mark Morgan, Special Agent in Charge, El Paso Field Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Manny Mora, Senior Vice President, Strategic Business Development & Integration, General Dynamics C4 Systems
  • Ted J Venable, Counter Illicit Trafficking Program Manager, Commander U.S. Naval Forces South and U.S. Fourth Fleet
  • Jeremiah Gertler, Specialist in Military Aviation, Congressional Research Service
  • Alan S Frazier, Assistant Professor, Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, University of North Dakota
  • Richard Prosek, Manager, Unmanned Aircraft Program Office, FAA
  • Randy Willis, Acting Manager, Unmanned Aircraft Systems Group, FAA
  • Paul F Nelepovitz, President, Saguaro Chapter, Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International
  • Dr. James Wilson, Senior Scientist, Jove Sciences, Inc.
  • Matthew Addington, SAC/Director, El Paso Intelligence Center
  • Rich Stanek, Sheriff, Hennepin County, MN
  • Rick Van Schoik, Director, North American Center for Transborder Studies
  • Luis Alvarez, Deputy Assistant Secretary, International Affairs, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

2012 Presentation Theatre Speakers

  • Michael Fisher, Chief, U.S. Border Patrol
  • Congressman Silvestre Reyes, 16th District of Texas, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Sigi Gonzalez, Sheriff, Zapata County, TX and former Chairman, Southwestern Border Sheriff’s Coalition
  • Peter Minarik, Ph.D, Regional Director, Western Regional Office, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
  • Bert Tussing, Director, Homeland Defense and Security, U.S. Army War College
  • Maj Gen Michael Kostelnik, USAF (Ret), Assistant Commissioner, Office of Air and Marine
  • Stephen Pitotti, Executive Director, Acquisition Policy and Oversight, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Michael Stone, Biometrics and Identity Management, USNORTHCOM
  • Captain Anthony Lloyd, Commanding Officer, National Maritime Center, U.S. Coast Guard
  • Bill Kalin, Management Consultant, U.S. Customs and Border Protection


Event details

15 October, 2012
17 October, 2012
El Paso
Judson F. Williams Convention Center
United States


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