Focus 2012: Beyond the Border-A Changing Landscape

June 13 & 14 – The Hilton Garden Inn, Watertown, NY

Wednesday, June 13
8:00 to 8:45 Registration & Continental Breakfast 8:45 to 9:00 Welcome  Carolyn Fitzpatrick, Chairwoman, Jefferson County Legislature, Watertown, NY  Robert Horr, Executive Director, Thousand Islands Bridge Authority  Howard Kelly, Director, The Capital Corridor 9:00 to 10:30 Priority Infrastructure at the Border  Daniel McGregor, Border Policy, Transport Canada, Ottawa, ON  Kris Wisniewski, Executive Director, Eastern Border Transportation Coalition, Lansing, MI  Hal Parker, Director, Infrastructure Delivery, Canada Border Services Agency 10:30 to 11:00 Break & Networking 11:00 to 12:30 Will a “Thinner” Border Help with Branding & Key Attractions in The 1000 Islands  Gary S. DeYoung, Director of Tourism, Thousand Islands Regional Tourism Development Corporation  Don McEachern, President & CEO, North Star Destination Strategies, Nashville TN  Simon Fuller, Developer, Maritime Discovery Centre, Brockville, ON 12:30 to 1:45 Lunch & Networking  Special Guest Speaker: Peter Milliken, Former M.P. Kingston and the Islands and Former Canadian Parliament Speaker of the House 1:45 to 2:45 The Economy and the Border –Resources For Bi-National trade  Marta Moszczenska, Consul General, Consulate General of Canada, Buffalo, NY  Sue Saarnio, Minister Counselor for Economic Affairs, U.S. Embassy, Ottawa, ON  Eric Miller, Senior Policy Advisor (Industry) Canadian Embassy, Washington, DC 2:45 to 3:15 Break & Networking 3:15 to 4:30 Operational Consistency on Business Traveler Issues  Speaker TBD – Canada Border Services Agency  Speaker TBD – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, District Field Office, Buffalo, NY  Gary Douglas, President, Plattsburgh North Country Chamber of Commerce 5:30 Evening Reception at Seaway Trail Interpretive Center, Sackets Harbor, NY – Tour of War of 1812 battleground

Thursday, June 14
8:00 to 9:00 Registration & Hot Buffet Breakfast 9:00 to 10:30 What Role do our Elected Officials Play in Border Issues  Congressman Bill Owens, D-23rd District NY  M.P. Gord Brown, Leeds and Grenville, ON  Assemblywoman Addie Russell, 118th District, NY 10:30 to 11:00 Break & Networking 11:00 to 12:45 Trusted Trader & Traveler Programs – Effects on Bi-National Logistics and Warehousing  Jack Ampuja, Executive Director, Center for Supply Chain Excellence, Niagara University, Buffalo, NY  Rob Haggarty, President & COO, International Truckload Services, Belleville, ON  Bob Peters, Senior Development Officer, Cornwall Business Park, Cornwall, ON 12:45 to 2:00 Lunch, Networking & Conference Wrap Up  Special Keynote Speaker: Senator Chuck Schumer, D-NY (invited)

Note: Program and speakers are subject to change

howardkelly@thecapitalcorridor.com

Focus 2012: Beyond the Border-A Changing Landscape
June 13 & 14 – The Hilton Garden Inn, Watertown, NY

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howardkelly@thecapitalcorridor.com

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