The US/Canada Border Conference, September 12-13, 2013, Cobo Center, Detroit, MI, and the 8th Annual Border Security Expo, March 18-19, 2014, Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, Arizona, are both vitally important international conferences and exhibitions focused on disrupting and dismantling transnational criminal organizations, and improving legitimate cross-border traffic and trade at 330 ports of entry.
These two meetings provide attendees, including federal, state and local law enforcement, an opportunity to expand their knowledge and interact with experts in the field, as well as interact with industry. The educational program focuses on best practices, knowledge gaps, and methods to best utilize the tools, techniques, and technologies, to improve security at our borders, and improve the efficient flow of legal products, goods and people at our 330 ports of entry.
Expert advisory boards made up of former government officials play a key role in the development of the program content and selection of speakers, to provide the most timely and relevant information to conference attendees. Speakers and attendees come from a wide range of government agencies, including Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Border Patrol, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Drug Enforcement Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Marshals Service, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Coast Guard, Chiefs of Police, Sheriffs, as well as government agencies from our neighbors to the north and south, including Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Canada Border Services Agency, and the Mexican Secretariat of Public Security.
In addition to the two-day conference, an exhibition featuring over 180 companies display the latest products, services, systems and solutions to help advance the mission of these critical law enforcement agencies, and help keep our front line defenders safe.