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U.S.-Canada border security conference set

Officials from 18 U.S. and Canadian government agencies and departments are coming together next month with industry to discuss border security issues.
By Richard Tomkins   |   Aug. 28, 2014 at 10:39 AM

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DETROIT, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Border control officials and industry representatives from the United States and Canada are gathering to discuss border control challenges and opportunities.

The meeting -- the second annual U.S.-Canada Border Conference -- is being on the 16th and 17th of next month in Detroit, Mich. Raytheon is its corporate sponsor.

"We intend to build upon last year's excellent U.S./Canada Border Conference and will address the biggest challenges and greatest opportunities for making our mutual border more secure, work better, smarter and more fluidly for the North American economic juggernaut," said Robert C. Conner, senior principal official of the Sentinel HS Group and advisory board chairman of the conference.

Conference organizers said U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske and Luc Portelance, president of the Canada Border Services Agency, will be keynote speakers. Other speakers will be representatives from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Public Safety Canada, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and other organizations.

Eagle Eye Expositions LLC is managing the event.

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