Event Details

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Creating a Partnership to Fight Illicit Trade

Event Information

Date & time

Wednesday, March 6, 2019
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location

Tel Aviv, Israel

Contact

Spencer Cresswell at +1-646-250-7012 or scresswell@bciu.org

The pace of technological innovation continues to rapidly transform the daily lives of people around the world.  Innovation seamlessly weaves its way into the fabric of how we shop, how we travel and how we communicate….and certainly when it comes to our safety. 

For Israel, perched at the epicenter of global threats, no topic can be more paramount. The threats we face require a new level of sophistication to guard against terrorism and transnational criminal syndicates. BCIU will organize a symposium to focus on the solutions offered by innovation and best practices to enhance national security and defense and protect critical infrastructure. We will also explore the role of regulation in enabling innovation.

After a successful start to this discussion on illicit trade in Washington, DC and Panama City Panama, we continue to encourage collaboration among leaders in government, civil society, and the private sector in addressing both the root causes and the negative effects of this global issue. The threats we face require a new level of sophistication to guard against terrorism and transnational criminal syndicates. BCIU will organize a symposium to focus on the solutions offered by innovation and best practices to enhance national security and defense and protect critical infrastructure, and also on how to address and tackle illicit trade.

To RSVP, please contact Spencer Cresswell at scresswell@bciu.org with the following information: name, title & affiliation. 

For more information, please contact Spencer Cresswell at scresswell@bciu.org or +1-646-250-7012.

 

Biographical Information

2:00 p.m. Introduction
• Hon. Robert Pittenger, Former U.S. House of Representatives (NC-9) (confirmed)
• Ms. Irene Mia, Global Editorial Director, The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) (confirmed)
• Mr. Stefano Betti, Deputy Director General, TRACIT (confirmed)

2:30 p.m. Panel 1 (Strategic Alliances to Curb Illicit Trade and Organized Crime Financing)
• Mr. Stefano Betti, Deputy Director General, TRACIT (confirmed)
• Mr. Brandon Lord, Deputy Executive Director, Trade Policy & Programs, Office of Trade, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (confirmed)
• Prof. Simon Perry, Senior Lecturer, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (confirmed)
• H.E. Ksenia Svetlova, Member of the Knesset (confirmed)
• Moderator: Ms. Irene Mia, Global Editorial Director, The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) (confirmed)

3:10 p.m. Panel 1 Q&A

3:25 p.m. Break

3:35 p.m. Industry Innovation Presentation
• Mr. Meir Ben Shaaya, Marketing Director, Rafael (confirmed)

3:50 p.m. Panel 2 (Illicit Trade as a Barrier for Innovation and a Threat to Our Future)
• H.E. Dr. Anat Berko, Member of the Knesset (confirmed)
• Mr. J.R. Helmig, Innovation Lead, Global Security Intelligence, SAS (confirmed)
• Mr. Tal Venezia, Director, Programs and Customer Services, LDS -Laser Detect Systems (confirmed)
• Mr. John Walsh, President & CEO, SightSpan, Inc. (confirmed)
• Moderator: Ms. Alison Lynn, Senior Director, Product Communications, American Chemistry Council (confirmed)

4:30 p.m. Panel 2 Q&A

4:45 p.m. Cocktail Reception

5:45 p.m. Conclusion