The exhibit hall will feature more than 150 companies showcasing a wide array of border security products On April 13-14, 2016, the 10th Annual Border Security Expo will open at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas. 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. Fulfilling law enforcement requirements "Border Security Expo has proudly served the needs of federal, state, local and international law enforcement, as well as private-industry focused on border security, for the past decade," said Paul Mackler, President & CEO of Eagle Eye Expositions, producers of the annual event. "Given the confluence of federal and state events over the past year on the southwest border, including the newly formed Joint Task Force West, Southern Border Approaches Campaign, headed up by Director Robert Harris, being headquartered in San Antonio, and the sweeping $800 million border security legislation signed into law by Texas Gov. Abbott (House Bill 11), a change of venue to Texas in 2016 is in order to continue to best serve the needs of the border security community." Border Security Expo's Advisory Board is chaired by Jayson P. Ahern, Principal at The Chertoff Group, and former Acting Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The Advisory Board includes a diverse and distinguished group of leading experts well-versed on all facets of border security. While the same high caliber speaker roster is expected, event management says there are new dynamics to the conference and exhibition that will make the overall event even more productive for exhibitors and attendees with the move to San Antonio. The full program will be announced in the months to come.
The 9th Annual Border Security Expo brings together senior officials and veteran leadership to showcase new technologies Ten top experts in border security make up the 2015 Border Security Expo Advisory Board chaired by Jayson P. Ahern, Principal, The Chertoff Group and former Acting Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, it was announced recently. The 9th Annual Border Security Expo, April 21-22, 2015, Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ, brings together senior officials and veteran leadership every year to showcase new technologies and to hear keynotes and panels on in-roads and policy decisions affecting border security. “This Board represents a unique and distinguished cross-section of knowledgeable and dedicated former government officials and private-industry, to direct the development of what is unquestionably the most important and comprehensive conference on border security in the world”, said Paul Mackler, President & CEO of Eagle Eye Expositions, LLC, producer of the 9th Annual Border Security Expo. “The composition of this Board, including+ experts from the U.S. and Mexico, assures that critical security issues will be discussed by senior government and law enforcement officials responsible for securing our borders”. “It gives me great pleasure to once again serve as Chairman of the 9th Annual Border Security Expo Advisory Board, along such esteemed colleagues and industry leaders”, said Jayson P. Ahern, Principal, The Chertoff Group, and a former Acting Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. “We all bring passion and different perspectives to this dynamic Board, and we all understand the challenges and opportunities in a rapidly changing and complex landscape.” The 2015 Border Security Expo Advisory Board includes: Jayson P. Ahern, Advisory Board Chairman Principal, The Chertoff Group Former Acting Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection David V. Aguilar Partner, GSIS Former Acting Commissioner U.S. Customs and Border Protection Nelson H. Balido Chairman and CEO, Border Commerce and Security Council Principal, Balido and Associates, Inc. Former President, Border Trade Alliance "The 2015 program will focus on countering transnational organised crime; an important component of counter-terrorism strategy" W. Ralph Basham Partner, Command Consulting Group Former Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection; Former Director, U.S. Secret Service Robert C. Bonner Senior Principal, Sentinel HS Group Former Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection; Former Administrator, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration; and Former U.S. District Judge for California's Central District Michael A. Braun Managing Partner, SGI Global, LLC Former Chief of Operations, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Ronald S. Colburn President, The Border Patrol Foundation Former National Deputy Chief, U.S. Border Patrol Chris Marzilli President, General Dynamics C4 Systems Gustavo Mohar Founder and Director General, Grupo Atalaya Former General Secretary of CISEN (Mexico´s national security intelligence agency), Former Undersecretary of the Ministry of the Interior, and Chief Liaison for Border Security, Drug Trafficking and Immigration, Mexican Embassy in the U.S. Julie Myers Wood Chief Executive Officer, Guidepost Solutions Former Assistant Secretary, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement “The dynamic on the border is constantly changing. The 2015 program will focus on countering transnational organised crime; an important component of counter-terrorism strategy. Both U.S. and Mexican agency leadership, international law enforcement officials, policy-makers, and other federal, state and local law enforcement, will all have a voice at the conference, to discuss, share, engage, inform and advance the mission”, said Mackler. “The event is also host to the largest exhibition of products, services and technologies anywhere in the world, focused on the tremendous task of securing our borders at and between ports of entry”. Attendees at Border Security Expo 2014 came from over 38 states and 14 countries, and government attendees represented 72 agencies, components and municipalities.