Information, Integration and Rapid Response

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. At a time when border threats are more imminent than ever, identifying and addressing security requirements for our borders is imperative; eliciting the need for a national comprehensive event for the border security community to share critical information and best practices.

What makes IDGA’s 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
“I look forward to Border Management Conference & Technology Expo, it’s one of the yearly events that I go to. Over the past few years I start seeing the same people, so I can’t keep using old material. You keep me sharp in my presentation. Thank you again for the opportunity.”
Michael Fisher, Chief, U.S. Border Patrol

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.

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

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

Who Will Attend?

The Border Management Conference & Technology Expo has already received an overwhelming amount of registrants including top representatives from the organizations below. View the 2011 Past Attendee Snapshot to learn more.

Current 2012 registrants include senior officials from:

  • Army War College
  • Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • DHS Joint Wireless Program Management Office
  • Local Police, Sheriff and Fire Departments
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • Homeland Security Investigations
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Texas Comptroller Criminal Investigation Division
  • Texas Senate
  • U.S. Air Force
  • U.S. Army
  • U.S. Coast Guard
  • U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • U.S. Fourth Fleet
  • U.S. Government Office
  • U.S. House of Representatives
  • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
  • And hundreds more



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2012 Esteemed Speakers:

  • Thomas Winkowski
    Deputy Commissioner
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection
    Daniel Ragsdale
    Deputy Director
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
    Michael Fisher
    U.S. Border Patrol
    Donna Bucella
    Assistant Commissioner
    Office of Intelligence and Investigative Liaison
  • Maj Gen Michael Kostelnik
    USAF (Ret, Assistant Commissioner
    Office of Air and Marine
    Matthew Addington
    Special Agent in Charge/Director
    El Paso Intelligence Center
    Congressman Silvestre Reyes
    16th District of Texas
    U.S. House of Representatives
    Luis Alvarez
    Deputy Assistant Secretary, International Affairs
    U.S. Department of Homeland Security

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