University of Arizona's BORDERS Center continues partnership with E.J. Krause's Border Security Expo for 2011

 

TUCSON, Ariz. -- For the third consecutive year, the National Center for Border Security and Immigration (the "BORDERS Center") at The University of Arizona has been named as the official academic organization for the Border Security Expo. The fifth annual event, produced by E.J. Krause & Associates Inc., will be held February 15-16, 2011, at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona. The BORDERS Center has served as the official academic organization of the Border Security Expo since 2009.

"We are proud to have the opportunity to continue our partnership with E.J. Krause for another year," BORDERS Center executive director Dr. Elyse Golob said. "The Border Security Expo has been a very effective vehicle for our center's outreach efforts. The event gives us the opportunity to showcase our latest research and interact with larger, more diverse groups of government and law enforcement stakeholders in a single setting. But it also provides an opportunity to visit with the key industry vendors and discuss their latest product and service offerings. The past two events have exceeded our expectations and we are looking forward to another very productive show."

The Border Security Expo has experienced significant growth in both attendance and exhibitor participation since its move from El Paso to Phoenix in 2009. In 2010, over 800 attendees participated in the event -- which included exhibit hall displays of cutting-edge technologies, workshops and speaker presentations on critical border security issues, and certified training programs for law enforcement professionals. Event organizers expect the 2011 Border Security Expo to improve on last year's figures with an even better lineup of seminars, workshops, and exhibitors.

According to Mike Rosenberg, Vice President and Director of Border Security Expo, input and participation from the National Center for Border Security and Immigration (the "BORDERS Center") at The University of Arizona has been invaluable in creating a world class conference and exhibition. The 2011 event will include a “Best Technology “ contest with input from DHS, and some of the top experts in the world, discussing the tough issues you won’t hear anywhere else, on drug cartels, money laundering and what can and must be done to stop the violence in Mexico from spilling over into our cities.

The exhibit hall will feature a wide variety of firms that offer advanced systems, equipment, vehicles and security-related products for use in border security, law enforcement, and surveillance applications. A more complete listing of the areas of interest can be found athttp://www.ejkevents.com/bse/bse07-12-10.html.

Registration is now open for the 2011 Border Security Expo, and all attendees are strongly encouraged to pre-register. Admission to the two-day conference, including all seminars and receptions, is available for a fee of $695/person for industry members and $295/person for military and government personnel. Admission to the expo hall is free, although pre-registration is still required.

To register, or to learn more about the 2011 event, please visithttp://www.bordersecurityexpo.com.

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About E.J. Krause & Associates, Inc.

Founded in 1984, E.J. Krause & Associates, Inc. (EJK) is one of the largest privately owned exhibition management companies in the United States. Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, EJK has 11 offices across four continents including Mexico City, Beijing, Hong Kong, Dusseldorf, Paris, Tokyo, Moscow, Seoul, Madrid, and Washington, DC. As a worldwide trade show and conference organizer, EJK produces over 60 events in 16 different industries.

For additional information: http://www.ejkrause.com.

About the National Center for Border Security and Immigration (BORDERS)

The National Center for Border Security and Immigration (often referred to as the "BORDERS" Center) is a multi-university research team headquartered at The University of Arizona. The center was created by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in 2008.

The mission of the BORDERS Center is to develop, test, and evaluate cutting-edge sensor, network, and data fusion technologies that will improve the operational effectiveness of the DHS along the northern and southern borders of the United States. Additionally, BORDERS has a mandate to objectively study the effects of immigration and provide scientifically-informed knowledge to United States policymakers. Its immigration-related research topics include: Migration and population trends, economic policy effects, impacts on law enforcement and international trade, as well as the legal impacts of immigration policies on civil liberties and human rights.

For more information, visit the BORDERS website at http://www.borders.arizona.edu.

About The University of Arizona (UA)

The University of Arizona is the leading public research university in the American Southwest. Its mission is to discover, educate, serve and inspire. The UA produces more than $530 million in annual research and is the state's only member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. Its world-class faculty creates discoveries that improve the human condition and fuel the state's economy, and its research enterprise provides students with opportunities that can be found in few universities in the world.

For more information, visit UA’s website at http://www.arizona.edu.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011