CT Strategies attended the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), annual Trade Symposium on July 23 – 24 in Chicago. The event was a great opportunity for representatives from CBP and other agencies to discuss trade programs and initiatives with members of the trade community. It was also a great opportunity to connect with former CBP colleagues and fellow service providers in the private sector.
The first day of the Symposium featured opening remarks by CBP Acting Commissioner, Mark Morgan, and a keynote delivered by Acting Homeland Security Secretary, Kevin McAleenan.
The second day began with a CBP Leadership Town Hall, during which senior executives discussed the priorities of their office and efforts to support the agency’s strategic mission. Participants included Deputy Commissioner Robert Perez and Executive Assistant Commissioners Todd Owen of the Office of Field Operations and Brenda Smith of the Office of Trade.
Throughout the Symposium, members of CBP conducted panel discussions along with other stakeholders in the trade field. Topics included promoting economic prosperity in the Northern Triangle, the modernization of customs processes, and the challenges and opportunities posed by e-commerce. This event underscores the importance of collaboration between stakeholders in achieving secure trade and promoting economic prosperity. CT Strategies was pleased to participate and looks forward to next year’s symposium.