2015 WCO TI Forum

WCO Technology & Innovation Forum: Pushing Boundaries, Changing Horizons

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Monday, 26 October 2015
16.00 - 18.00Pre-registration

World Trade Center Rotterdam
Beursplein 37
3011 AA Rotterdam
18.00 - 20.00Welcome cocktail

Hosted by City Rotterdam

Burgerzaal in the Stadhuis (City Hall)
Stadhuis, Coolsingel 40, 
3011 AD Rotterdam

Day 1: Tuesday, 27 October 2015, Cooperation among supply chain actors
8.00 - 9.00Arrival of the participants and registration; welcome coffee
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9.00 - 09.50Opening addresses
Mr. Kunio Mikuriya, Secretary General, World Customs Organization
Ms. Aly van Berckel - Van de Langemheen, General Director , Customs Administration of the Netherlands
Mr. Eric Wiebes, State Secretary, Ministry of Finance, The Netherlands
09.50- 10.20Keynote address: Corporate Sponsor
Mr. Paul Simpson, Vice President & General Manager, Cargo Solutions, L-3 Security & Detection Systems
10.20 - 11.20Coffee and networking break in the exhibition area (plus press conference)
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11.20 - 12.00Opening presentations: customs enforcement vision - pushing boundaries
Mr. Frank Heijmann, Head, Trade Relations, Customs Administration of the Netherlands
12.00 - 13.30Round-table 1: Emerging challenges & border responses
Moderator: Mr. Hans van Grieken, Research Vice President, Office of the CIO Research Group, Gartner
Mr. Kunio Mikuriya, Secretary General, World Customs Organization
Mr. Karl Brauner, Deputy Director General, World Trade Organization
Mr. Fabrice Leggeri, Executive Director, Frontex
Mr. Marek Retelski, Deputy Secretary General, IRU
13.30 - 14.30Buffet lunch and networking break in the exhibition area
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14.30 - 16.00Round-table 2: Doing more with less: a policy option or a strategic priority?
Moderator: Mr. Tomas Kucirek, Head of Unit, Customs Policy, Directorate General TAXUD, European Commission
Admiral Jay M. Cohen (ret-USN), Chief Operating Officer , Decision Sciences International Corporation (DSIC)
Mr. Eric Jones, Senior Engagement Lead, DCTA
Mr. Leigh Winchell, Deputy Director, Enforcement Sub-Directorate, World Customs Organization
16.00-16.30Coffee and networking break in the exhibition area
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16.30-18.00Session 1: Managing risks in times of big data
Moderator: Dr. Ziv Baida, Business Development Director European Government, Dun & Bradstreet
Mr. Kenneth J. MacDonald, Co-Principal Investigator, Northeastern University, Institute for Security and Public Policy
Mr. James Canham, Managing Director, Global Customs Lead, Accenture
Dr. Richard Heimann, Adjunct professor, University of Maryland
Hosted by Dutch Customs

Day 2: Wednesday, 28 October 2015, Inspections & technology
8.00 - 9.00Registration, welcome coffee
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9.00 - 09.30Keynote address
Mr. Danny Mekić, Dutch entrepreneur / Boardroom consultant
09.30 - 11.00Session 2: What's in the box? New detection technologies & their functions
MC: Ms. Huda Hamid Abdulla Belhoul, Acting Director of Risk Management Department , Federal Customs Authority, United Arab Emirates
Mr. Noriaki Oka, Director General of Central Customs Laboratory, Ministry of Finance, Japan
Mr. Gregorio Lora Arias, Advisor to the Director General, Deputy Director, Technologies and Communications, Dominican Republic Customs
Mr. Gerardo Suarez Hasbach, Head of Office, Field Operations, General Administration of Customs, Mexico
Mr. Marc-Antoine Godat, Vice President, Nuctech Europe
11.00 - 11.30Coffee and networking break in the exhibition area
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11.30 - 13.00Session 3: The why and how of modern surveillance technologies
Moderator: Mr. Adrian Stone, Business Development Director, Authentication & Traceability, De La Rue
Mr. Rudy K. Hui, Staff Officer, Office of Project Planning and Development, Customs and Excise Department, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Ms. Colleen M. Manaher, Executive Director of Planning, Program Analysis and Evaluation in the Office of Field Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Mr. Agung Kristiyanto, Head of Section, Directorate of Enforcement and Investigation, Indonesian Customs
13.00 - 14.00Buffet lunch and networking break in the exhibition area
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14.00 - 18.00Break-out session 1Break-out session 2Break-out session 3Break-out session 4. Research Track/ Poster Session

Research Track

14.00 - 14.30I.
Mr. Philippe Grosjean, Chief Information Officer , International Road Transport Union (IRU)
Mr. Robert S. Frankle, Global Marketing Director for Radiation Detection Products, Rapiscan Systems
Ms. Prathna Singh, Senior Manager, EALA Customs Lead, Accenture
Research Track Speakers
Mr. Aris Tsois, Scientific Project Leader, European Commission
Mr. Wout Hofman, Senior Innovator, TNO
Dr. Thierry Verduijn, Associate Professor, Supply Chain Management, Fontys University of Applied Sciences
Ms. Marcia Mendes, research scientist , University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW)
Ph.D. Theobald Fuchs, Chief Scientist, Fraunhofer Development Center X-ray Technology EZRT
Prof. Dr. Albert Veenstra, scientific director, Dutch Institute for Advanced Logistics, Dinalog
Mr. Yao-Hua Tan, professor of Information and Communication Technology at the Technology, Policy and Management, Delft University of Technology
Mr. Dmitrii Vakhtin, Senior Research Scientist , APSTEC Systems
14.30 - 15.00II.
Mr. Brian W. Lee, Technical Committee Chair, DCTA
Mr. Nick Cutmore, Research Scientist , Nuctech
Dr. Aaron S. Poynton, Director, Global Safety and Security Sales, Thermo Fisher Scientific
15.00 - 15.30III.
Mr. Leon Kanters, Partner, KPMG Meijburg & Co Trade & Customs
The Honorable Jay M. Cohen, Chief Operating Officer, Decision Sciences
Ms. Barbara Soto, Deputy- Manager, Business Development for the Scanning Services Unit, SGS Société Générale de Surveillance
15.30 - 16.00Coffee and networking break in the exhibition area
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16.00 - 16.30IV.
Mr. Eric Geerts, Director Product Management - Customs Solutions Europe, Descartes
Mr. Richard Mastronardi, Director of Business Development, American Science and Engineering, Inc.
Mr. Chris Corrie, Director, Global Trade and Cargo Security Practice, Dun & Bradstreet

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16.30 - 17.00V.
Mr. Mircea Tudor, President, MB Technologies
Mr. Jean-Olivier Fer, Product Director for high-energy Inspection, Smiths Detection
Mr. Gerwin Zomer, Senior Programme Manager , TNO Sustainable Transport & Logistics
17.00 - 17.30VI.
Mr. Iain Baguley, Sales & Marketing Director, Trans 2 Logistics Solutions Pty Ltd
Mr. Peter Höjerback, CEO, Serstech
Mr. Wicher Visser, project manager, Center for Adaptive Security Research and Applications (CASRA)
Ms. Claudia Lüchinger, Product manager , Center for Adaptive Security Research and Applications (CASRA)
17.30 - 18.00VII.
Mr. Robin Puthli, Director , Itude Mobile
Mr. Joan Padreny, Information Systems Officer, TIR secretariat, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
Dr. Geraint Dermody, Director of Business Development, Symetrica
Dr. Antonino Scribellito, Senior Project Manager, PostEurop
18.00 - 19.00Free time
19.00 - 23.30Dinner
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Day 3: Thursday, 29 October 2015, Trusted trade relationships
08.00 - 09.00Welcome coffee
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9.00 - 9.20 Keynote address. Shared Data Integration for Secondary Inspection Regimes.
Mr. Jonathan Fleming, President, S2 Global
9.20 - 9.40Results of the Research Track. Award Ceremony and Presentation of the winning paper.
Yao-Hua Tan (TU Delft and Rotterdam School of Management), Thierry Verduijn (Fontys University of Applied Sciences), Klaas Wassens (Rotterdam School of Management)
9.40 - 11.10Session 4: Fostering partnerships in the fight against illegal trade
Moderator: Mr. Leon Kanters, Partner, KPMG Meijburg & Co Trade & Customs
Mr. Stevan Jones, Senior Officer, Fast parcel targeting and Air freight, UK Border Force
Mr. Varun Vira, Chief of Analysis, C4ADS
Mr. Sauro Nicli, Head of Solutions and Innovation, SICPA Government Security Solutions
11.10 - 11.40Coffee and networking break in the exhibition area
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11.40 - 12.10The new Renaissance and the endless possibilities of the network and information age
Mr. Martijn Aslander
12.10 - 12.30Official Closing of the Forum
12.30 - 13.00Buffet lunch and networking break in the exhibition area
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13:00 - 19:00Specialized visits

The Forum delegates can choose one of the three visits:

Schiphol airport tour – the yellow trip - the focus is on Customs - Trade partnerships in the use of technologies to increase safety and security in the global supply chains  

Rotterdam harbour tour  - the blue trip – the focus is the use of modern technologies, auto-detection equipment and its efficient placing in the logistics chains

Heineken plant tour – the green trip – the focus is on the efforts of compliant traders in control measures implementation.

Since the number of seats for each tour is limited, they will be filled on the first come-first served basis.

Day 4: Friday, 30 October 2015