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Building a Better Border
March 10, 2016

Registration / Breakfast

8:15 am to 9:00 am
Registration and Networking Breakfast

Opening Plenary

9:00 am to 9:45 am
Closed session, participants only
Dr. William Anderson, Director, Cross-Border Institute
Introduction: the importance of the Canada-US border and how it can be better
Mr. Mike Cautillo, President and CEO, Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority
The Gordie Howe International Bridge

The Border and its Impact on the Economy

9:45 am to 10:30 am Moderator: Dr. William Anderson, Director, Cross-Border Institute
  • Mr. Ray Fischer, Manager, Chrysler Canada Customs
  • Dr. Kathryn Bryk Friedman, Director of Cross-Border and international Research at the UB Regional Institute 
  • Mr. Bob BallantynePresident CEO of Freight Management Association of Canada 

Coffee Break with Security Displays

10:30 am to 11:00 am
Dr. Roman Maev and Mr. Fedar Seviaryn Biometric Acoustic Screening, University of Windsor
Dr. Sazzadur Chowdhury, Small Radar Devices, University of Windsor
Dr. Hanna Maoh, Mr. Shakil Khan and Mr. Kevin Gingerich, Traffic Lab, Cross-Border Institute
Dr. Mitra Mirhassani, Dr. Kamal Tepe and Dr. Huapeng Wu, Vehicle-Vehicle/Infrastructure Communications, University of Windsor

Border of the Future

11:00 am to 11:45 am
Moderator: Dr. Kathryn Bryk Friedman, Director of Cross-Border and international Research at the UB Regional Institute
  • Mr. Scott Taymun, Director General, Canada Border Services Agency
  • Ms. Laurie Tannous, CEO, Institute for Border Logistics and Security
  • Mr. Ronald O. Marcell, Assistant Attaché, Homeland and Security Investigations, US Department of Homeland Security


11:45 am to 1:15 pm
The Honourable Brad Duguid, Ontario Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure.

Cross-Border Logistics

1:15 pm to 2:00 pm
Moderator: Mr. Bob Armstrong, President, Atlas-Armstrong Logistics
  • Ms. Jennifer Fox, VP Trade and Security, Canadian Trucking Alliance
  • Mr. Alan Cooke, Owner, Strangford Consulting
  • Mr. Wes Mang, Director, Logistics & Warehousing, Export Packers Limited

Thank You and Closing Remarks

2:00 pm to 2:15 pm
Dr. Trevor Pitcher, (Acting) Executive Director, Research and Development, Research and Innovation, University of Windsor
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