PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--U.S. Customs and Border Protection Deputy Commissioner, David V. Aguilar, will open the 7th Annual Border Security Expo on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona at the Phoenix Convention Center. Aguilar was appointed deputy commissioner of U. S. Customs and Border Protection April 11, 2010. Since Dec. 30, 2011 Deputy Commissioner Aguilar has been CBP’s highest-ranking official, leading the agency responsible for integrated border management, which includes immigration control and trade and travel processing, Aguilar leads a workforce of 60,000, including 43,000 uniformed law enforcement officers. Aguilar served as acting commissioner Dec. 30, 2011-August 29, 2012. He became an agent in 1978, earning the 2005 President’s Meritorious Excellence Award and the Presidential Rank Award in 2008.
Border Security Expo is one of the most highly anticipated events for those involved in border security, customs, immigration enforcement and national security. In less than six weeks, 2,000 law enforcement professionals, local, state, and federal policy makers, and industry, will convene in Phoenix to hear Aguilar outline the CBP’s directives. Following the keynote, Border Security Expo will offer two days of education, networking and training. The comprehensive conference program will focus on disrupting and dismantling transnational criminal organizations throughout the world, improvements to the legal flow of goods, products and people at ports of entry, and on multi-lateral cooperation between the United States and its Mexican and Canadian neighbors.
In addition, more than 175 companies will exhibit a broad array of cutting-edge products, services and technologies to deal with border security that address complex border security challenges.
“The Border Security Expo Advisory Board, chaired by Jayson Ahern, Principal at The Chertoff Group and former Acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, is made up of a prestigious and diverse group of border security insiders who developed an expert program cultivated from years of working in federal and international law enforcement,” said Paul Mackler, President and CEO of Eagle Eye Expositions, producers of the event.
Other topics on the agenda include: meeting the complex challenges of securing the border in the 21st century; border enforcement by land-air-sea; and breakout panel discussions featuring local border and law enforcement. For full advisory board and conference program information, visit www.BorderSecurityExpo.com.
Eagle Eye Expositions, LLC, a leading producer of conferences and trade shows produces the 7th annual Border Security Expo, March 12-13, 2013, Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ; the US/Canada Border Conference, Sept. 10-11, 2013, Cobo Center, Detroit MI and the Global Summit on Borders, scheduled for 2014, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, D.C. www.EagleEyeExpos.com.