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3rd Annual Border Management Summit North
Creating a Safe, Secure, and Efficient Border

25 March, 2013 - 27 March, 2013, Detroit, MI, United States

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The U.S. Canadian Border is the largest international land border in the entire world. Nearly $1.6 billion in trade as well as 300,000 people travel across the border on a daily basis. The U.S. and Canada share a unique relationship, and are focused on a joint effort to protect against terrorism and organized crime, while steadily advancing economic trade and growth, as detailed in the “Beyond the Border” action plan. In order to create a safe, and efficient border, it is imperative that threats are detected and rapidly dealt with, while trade is encouraged and efficiently facilitated.

Border Management North 2013, will bring together those who have an expertise on the topic of protecting our northern border with those who are seeking to implement it.

This year’s summit takes places at an interesting and innovative time in the implementation of border protection technology and management. In order to further explore these new and exciting advancements happening along the U.S. Canadian border this year’s summit will focus on preventing Terrorism, organized crime, trade facilitation, and cross border law enforcement. Join us in discussing advancements on the U.S. Canadian border such as Automated Targeting Systems (ATS), Remote Video Surveillance Systems (RVSS), Maritime Radar Systems, Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT), and the “Beyond the Border” action plan, and we can begin to work towards improving the security and efficiency of our shared border.

This Years Border North Will Deliver:

  • Unparalleled access to the Detroit Operational Integration Center employees and perspectives
  • Insights from the Canadian border agencies for future cross border collaboration and innovation
  • Exclusive show and tell of new border security technology provided by the OIC

Innovative New Focus for 2013:

  • Remote Video Surveillance Systems, Marine Surface Radar, Automated Targeting Systems
  • C-TPAT and cargo initiatives for improving trade facilitation
  • Cross border collaboration and the integrated role of the OIC in collecting information and advancing technology

Exclusive Site Tour of the Operational Integration Center:

  • A behind the scenes look at the most advanced border protection tool available
  • Incredible insights into the future of border management
  • Understanding the role of the OIC for the US and Canada
  • Limited Spaces Available!

Venue & Accommodation

DoubleTree Hilton Suites Detroit Downtown
525 W. Lafayette Boulevard, Detroit, Michigan
48226, United States
Phone: 313-963-5600

Once the iconic Fort Shelby hotel, the restored historical building features a welcoming modern interior and all-suite accommodation in the heart of the city. Our friendly shuttle drivers will be delighted to take you to downtown Detroit attractions.

Our Detroit hotel's all-suite accommodations offer more space for rest, work and play. Enjoy the comfortable amenities and modern technology in a suite at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Detroit Downtown- Fort Shelby. Each suite has complimentary high-speed internet access, allowing you to stay connected during your stay. Our downtown Detroit hotel provides services and equipment at the 24-hour business center.

Experience local favorites in an upscale atmosphere at Finn and Porter Restaurant or join us in the RoundBar. Located on the street corner, the RoundBar is an energetic, downtown bar offering a variety of menu items, drink specials and entertainment. The RoundBar is a great place to meet before the game or show. Sip an aromatic cup of coffee at the Bear Claw Coffee Shop, while taking advantage of the complimentary WiFi. We also offer a fully equipped fitness center featuring the latest in cardio and strength equipment.

Group Rate:  $91 plus 15% per night

Please identify you are part of the IDGA - Border North group to ensure the special rate. Rate is available three days pre- and post-event, based on availability. Please make your reservation before March 3, 2013 in order to ensure you are eligible for the group rate, based on availability.

Reservations Telephone: 800-445-8667

The summit agenda is available as PDF under downloads.


  • RADM Michael Parks, Commander, 9th District, US Coast Guard
  • Dr. Shaun Kennedy, Director, National Center for Food Protection and Defense
  • Wolf Tombe, Chief Technology Officer, US Customs and Border Protection
  • Dr. Daniel Gerstein, Deputy Under Secretary, Science and Technology, Department of Homeland Security
  • John Kruzceck, Director, Operational Integration Center, Customs and Border Protection
  • Christopher Perry, Director, Field Operations Detroit, Customs and Border Protection
  • Eric Rembold, Director, Office of Air and Marine Great Lakes, US Customs and Border Protection
  • Richard Yatto, Director of the Northern Border, Information Technology and Aquisitions, Customs and Border Protection
  • Harvey Seddon Inspector, Officer In Charge, Border Integrity, O Division Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • Ronald May, Director, C-TPAT Buffalo Field Office, US Customs and Border Protection
  • Peter Berry, Harbor Master, Windsor Port Authority
  • James Jarvis, Regional Coordinator, Office of Emergency Communications, Department of Homeland Security
  • Captain Thomas Sands, Captain, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division, Michigan State Police
  • Gregory Lambert, Supervisor, Special Operations, US Border Patrol
  • Randy Gallegos, Chief Border Patrol Agent, Detroit Sector, US Border Patrol
  • Dr. Christian Leuprecht, Assistant Professor, Political Science, Royal Canadian Military Academy
  • Dr. Bill Anderson, Ontario Research Chair and Professor, Cross-Border Transportation Policy, University of Windsor
  • Dr. Hady Salloum, Distinguished Service Professor, Director of Advanced Research Programs, Stevens Institute of Technology


Event details

25 March, 2013
27 March, 2013
DoubleTree Hilton Suites Detroit Downtown
United States


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