MELOA Diversity Training Conference Agenda

September 4-5, 2019

Please note: Conference agenda items subject to change without notice.  Please continue to check this page for updates as we continue to confirm additional panelists and speakers.
Breakfast & Lunch will be provided to conference attendees for both days.

Breakfast/Registration begins at 8:00 AM

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

  • Registration/Networking Breakfast

  • Presentation of Colors/National Anthem
    Joint CBP/TSA Honor Guard

  • Opening Remarks
    Assistant Director, Field Operations Tinesha Cherry 
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Detroit Field Office
    Executive Assistant Administrator David Kohl
    Transportation Security Administration, Law Enforcement/Federal Air Marshal Service

  • Partnering with foreign governments & stakeholders to protect transportation networks

  • Regional Maritime Threats from Criminal Human Smuggling Organization
    United States Coast Guard, Detroit Sector

  • Human Smuggling Case Presentation
    Homeland Security Investigations

  • Human Trafficking Panel
    Homeland Security Investigations
    U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Michigan
    Michigan State Police

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Networking Breakfast

  • Day 2 Welcoming Remarks (PENDING CONFIRMATION)

  • Protecting Embassies
    U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security

  • FirstNet Emergency Communications
    Michael Rhodes
    AT&T FirstNet Program

  • How CBP Works with international counterparts to protect our borders
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection

  • Working with foreign law enforcement agencies (PENDING CONFIRMATION)

  • Closing Workshop (PENDING CONFIRMATION)