As a result of the Beyond the Borders Action Plan, there’s been a plethora of initiatives aimed at improving cross border processes in recent years. While many of those changes continue, new ones are always emerging.
Join us for Building Bridges: The 21st Century Can-Am Border — an exclusive opportunity on April 29 in Toronto to explore the impact recent cross-border initiatives have had on the highway sector and learn what else awaits trucking.
This is your opportunity to sneak a peek at the future border from the government agencies directly, network with other carriers learning of anticipated impact to your operations, and voice your concerns – get your issues on the radar of OTA, US CBP and CBSA.
Click here to register online and to learn more about the informative, one-day symposium. Don’t wait! In the meantime, check out the agenda with recently added speakers below:
10 am – 11 am: Beyond the Border: Looking Back while Moving Forward.
The Privy Council Office will highlight trucking-related achievements as part of Beyond of the Border Action Plan. An overview of the future for the Beyond the Border Action Plan will be included.
Nancy Faraday-Smith, Advisor, Privy Council Office: Nancy Faraday-Smith is an Advisor with the Border Implementation Team at Privy Council Office (PCO), which oversees the implementation of the 2011 Canada-U.S. Beyond the Border Action Plan. Previously, Nancy was a senior analyst at the Department of Finance, where she worked for nine years on various social policy and labour market files. Prior to joining the federal government, Nancy worked for the Ontario Ministries of Intergovernmental Affairs and Labour, and for the Nova Scotia Department of Finance. She has a Masters of Economics from Dalhousie University in Halifax and an Honours B.A. (Economics) from Carleton University in Ottawa. Nancy is the current President of the Ottawa Economics Association and was Chair of the National Capital Regional Group of the Institute of Public Administration (IPAC) from 2006-2012.
11:00 am – 11:15 am Break
11:15 am – 12:15 pm: Envisioning the Future Border; the View from Canada.
Canada Border Services Agency will discuss the current state of the CA-US border, such as Advanced Commercial Information, Single Window Initiative, Trusted Trader Programs including operational updates on current initiatives contained in the Beyond the Border Action Plan. CBSA will also discuss the future of the border including initiatives that are being reviewed to improve the commercial process.
Beverly Boyd, Executive Director, Commercial Transformation, Commercial Program Directorate, Canada Border Services Agency
Sharon Crawford, A/Director / Commercial Transformation / Programs Branch
Canada Border Services Agency / Government of Canada
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm LUNCH (provided)
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm: Envisioning the Future Border; the View from the US.
US Customs and Border Protection will review recent changes at the CA-US border related to the Beyond the Border Action Plan and highlight potential changes to the cross border experience for highway carriers.
Ann Marie Paul, Assistant Director, Trade Operations, Buffalo Field Office
Ann Marie Paul is the Assistant Director Field Operations (ADFO) Trade for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at the Buffalo Field Office. As the ADFO Trade, she oversees commercial operations at all ports of entry in the State of New York, excluding New York City, and is responsible for areas such as manifest and entry processing, cargo inspections, agriculture quarantines, import safety, seizures and penalties, duty collection, intellectual property rights and antidumping enforcement, and free trade agreements. In November 2012, Ms. Paul was appointed Director of CBP’s Industrial and Manufacturing Materials Center of Excellence and Expertise that opened in Buffalo, NY on April 15, 2013.
During her 23-year career with CBP and the former U.S. Customs Service, Ms. Paul has held various trade positions, including Assistant Port Director Trade at the Port of Buffalo from 2003 to 2010. Ms. Paul has vast experience working with a variety of industries and the trade community in the development and expansion of numerous CBP programs and trade transformation initiatives.
2:15 pm – 2:45 pm: The Current and Future Border: What Emerging Change Means for Highway Carriers
A highway carrier panel will discuss the initiatives outlines by PCO, CBSA and CBP, outlining anticipated operational impacts to highway carriers. A summary of best practices will be reviewed and provided to participants to prepare for the next few years. The panel includes:
Rick Morgan, CCLP, CDS, Quality & Compliance Manager, Logikor Inc.
Lorne McIntosh, Manager Customs Compliance , Quik X Group of Companies
2:45 pm – 3:30 pm: Q & A with all speakers, Open forum.
Nancy Faraday-Smith, PCO
Beverly Boyd and Sharon Crawford, CBSA
Ann Marie Paul, CBP
Lorne McIntosh, Quik X
Rick Morgan, Logikor