Agenda Preliminar

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 - First day



Ricardo Sanabria

  • Ricardo Sanabria, President BASC Colombia Opening Remarks
  Emilio Aguiar
  • Emilio Aguiar, President, Board of Directors World BASC Organization
    “Opening ceremony”
09:30 Robert Bonner

Robert Bonner, Comissioner, United States Customs and Border Protection, CBP (former).

Keynote Address:

"The evolution of border security and trade facilitation in an era of terrorism and illicit trade"

10:15 Robert Pérez

Robert Pérez, Deputy Commisioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

“Customs Border Management in the 21st Century - CBP Leading the Way”

11:00 Coffee Break and Visit to Exhibition Area

Moderator: Daniel Toro González, Vice chancellor Technological University of Bolivar

"The role of a robust private-public sector partnership in developing and promoting international commerce, port security and trade facitilation in Latin America and the Carribbean"

  Eric Olafason
  • Eric Olafason, Director, Director, Port and Business Development (invited)
  Jimmy Nares
  • Jimmy Nares, Section Chief, Aviation Maketing, (Miami-Dade Aviation Department) MDAD
  Juan Ricardo Noero Arango
  • Juan Ricardo Noero Arango – President Puerto Bahía. Cartagena
12:30 Lunche
14:00 Álvaro Alpizar

Moderator: Alvaro Alpizar, General Director of the Rex America Group, Member of the WCO’s Private Sector Consulting Group and WBO Board of Directors.


  • Juan Carlos Andrade, , General Manager - Terraferti, Nestle Group Ecuador
  • July de la Cruz - Security Director - Port of Caucedo, Dominican Republic
  • Arturo Cassinelli - General Manager Talma S.A.- Peru
  • Gabriel Echavarria Obregón - Business Leader - Colombia

“BASC as a tool for supporting corporate social compliance objectives”

15:00 Lenny Feldman

Moderator: Lenny Feldman, Customs Attorney, Sandler and Travis, Washington and Miami; Vice-Chair, Commercial Customs Advisory Committee (COAC).


"Legal threats facing companies that incur a security breach in the absence of evidence of a robust risk management system”

  Martín Gustavo Ibarra
  • Martín Gustavo Ibarra, Araujo Ibarra & Associates, Bogota, Colombia
  Sandra Clavijo
  • Sandra Clavijo, Sandra Clavijo Business & Investor Immigration. United States – Colombia
15:45 Coffee Break and Visit to Exhibition Area
16:15 Ana Hinojosa

Ana Hinojosa - Director, Trade Facilitation and Enforcement, World Customs Organization, WCO

"Customs and Private Sector - creating synergies to promote simplify, facilitate and secure trade"

17:00 Luis Fernando Fuentes

“Securing the role of AEO and BASC in light of the WVO’s SAFE Framework of Standards”

Moderator: Luis Fernando Fuentes Ibarra - Director of Foreign Trade of the Ministry of Trade Industry and Tourism


  Ingrid Diaz

Ingrid Diaz, Director of Customs Management (DIAN) Colombia

Strengthening the alliance of the OAS and BASC programme in view of the SAFE framework

  Gustavo Romero

Gustavo Romero, National Intendant for Customs Control, Customs (SUNAT- Peru)

19:00 Welcome Reception - White Night - all dressed in white
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2019 - Second day
09:00 Marco Llinás

Eduardo Moreno Peláez.

Book launch: “Challenges in Today’s Global Trade Environment”


09:10 José Manuel Restrepo

Laura Valdivieso. Vice Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, Colombia.

"Security and trade facilitation as critical elements in attracting business and promoting national security and economic prosperity”

09:40 Allen Gina

Allen Gina, Founder, CT-Strategies and former Assistant Commissioner U. S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

“BASC – A Winning Strategy for Business Competitiveness and Securing the International Supply Chain”


Miguel Velásquez


Signature of Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) between World BASC Organization and Florida Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association, Inc. (FCBF)

10:10 Miguel Velásquez

Miguel Velásquez Olea, Executive Director, BASC Bogota

"Integrated risk management: promoting confidence and trust in public sector risk management practices – the Colombia Case"

  Miguel Velásquez

General Luis Fernando Navarro Jiménez

Commander Colombia’s Armed Forces

  Miguel Velásquez

General Oscar Atehortúa Duque

Director Colombia’s National Police

11:00 Coffee Breack and Visit Exhibition Booths
11:30 Marco Llinás

Marco Llinás – VP, Bogota Chamber of Commerce

“Competitiveness: The key to successful export proceses”

12:00 Fermín Cuza

Fermín Cuza, Internartional President, WBO

“Presentation of BASC Distinguished Leaders Awards"

  Luis Bernardo Benjumea

Luis Bernardo Benjumea, Executive Director BASC Colombia

“Presentation of BASC Distinguished Leaders Awards"

12:30 Marta Lucía Ramírez

Doctora Marta Lucía Ramírez - Vice President, Colombia

"Closing Remarks"

13:00 World BASC Organization - BASC Colombia – BASC Peru


“Closing Ceremony and Launch World BASC Congress in Peru - 2021”

13:15 Lunch

Continuation - FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2019 - Visit to the Port of Cartagena

Registration for visit to the Port of Cartagena

Registration at www.congresomundialbasc.org (QR code for pre-registration will be provided)


Transportation to the Port of Cartagena

  • Private transport company for guests and conference attendees.

Welcome to the Port of Cartagena & Facilities Tour

  • Security overview for the port tour.
  • Attendees should wear casual and comfortable clothes, long pants (no shorts or skirts), closed footwear (no heels), in order to comply with the security requirements of the areas visited.

Tour Port facilities

  • Tour organized by the port, to visit the inspection areas, container yard, control system and logistics center.

Departure to the Hotel

  • Meeting at meeting point to return to hotel.