Speaker Announcement: Gil Kerlikowske, CBP

icc/uscib customs and trade facilitation symposium: finding solutions to cross-border challenges

Keynote Speaker Confirmed:

R. Gil Kerlikowske


We are pleased to announce that Gil Kerlikowske, Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, will be a keynote speaker at the ICC and USCIB Customs and Trade Facilitation Symposium from February 22 to 24 in Miami, Florida. As commissioner, Kerlikowske oversees the dual U.S. Customs and Border Protection mission of protecting national security objectives while promoting economic prosperity and security. His insights into international customs operations will be invaluable at the event.

R. Gil Kerlikowske was nominated by President Obama and sworn in on March 7, 2014 as Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection taking the helm of the 60,000-employee agency with a budget of $12.4 billion. As Commissioner, he runs the largest federal law enforcement agency and second largest revenue collecting source in the federal government. Most recently, he served as Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.

Mr. Kerlikowske brings four decades of law enforcement and drug policy experience to the position, including as Chief of Police for Seattle, Washington; as Deputy Director for the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services; Police Commissioner of Buffalo, New York; and in the police department in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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ICC and USCIB Customs & Trade Facilitation Symposium:

Finding Solutions to Cross-Border Challenges

February 22-24, 2015

The Four Seasons Hotel | Miami, Florida, USA

Limiting cross-border friction is increasingly vital to smooth the flow of trade and boost competitiveness for all business, especially for small and medium sized companies and emerging industry sectors. This conference brings business, government, international organizations and operational customs and trade experts together from the world over for an important dialogue on the most effective means to ease the movement of goods and services between countries along supply chains.

Topics Will Include:

  • Best regional practices and global cooperation on single window initiatives
  • de minimis
  • Intellectual property rights, and supply chain solutions
  • Balancing security and trade facilitation
  • WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement: implementation and challenges

If you wish to register via fax or email, please click here for the registration form.

For questions please contact Diana Jack at djack@uscib.org or (202) 617-3156.

For information on how you can become a sponsor contact Abby Shapiro at ashapiro@uscib.org or (617) 515-8492.

Staff Contact:   Megan Giblin

Director, Customs and Trade Facilitation
Tel: 202.371.9235

Megan Giblin manages USCIB’s work on customs policy, and provides support on trade and investment policy, handling issue management, policy development, and staff support for USCIB committees and working groups. Additionally, she serves as an International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) representative to the World Customs Organization’s Harmonized Systems Committee.
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