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TAPA EMEA offers free virtual conference places as experts discuss supply chain risks and resilience in 2022 and beyond

Freight, logistics and supply chain specialists are being invited to register free of charge for the Transported Asset Protection Association’s (TAPA EMEA) 2021 Virtual Conference next week, which looks at the impact of Covid and risks to the resilience of global supply chains in 2022 and beyond.

TAPA EMEA Virtual Conference 2021

The event, organised by the Association’s Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region from 8-12 November 2021, features three-hour daily sessions with presentations from Subject Matter Experts discussing challenges for manufacturers/shippers and their freight transport and logistics providers after two of the most disrupted years ever for international supply chains.

Presentations will begin daily from 1100hrs CET until 1400hrs CET and all stakeholders with an interest in supply chain resilience are invited to attend free of charge by registering at https://tapaemea.org/tapa-emea-virtual-conference-2021. Over 850 delegates have already confirmed their intention to participate in the event, including representatives of manufacturers, logistics service providers and freight forwarders, road transport operators, courier and express companies, last mile delivery businesses, security service providers, insurers and law enforcement agencies.

Day 1, November 8, opens with a presentation by Brendan Sullivan, Global Head of Cargo at IATA, looking at ‘Air cargo: challenges of the pandemic & lessons learned’. Alan Murphy, CEO at Sea-Intelligence will discuss ‘Oceanfreight - A world of turmoil: The impact of COVID on container markets’ and, in a third look at transport modes, Raluca Marian, Director EU Advocacy & General Delegate of the Permanent Delegation to the EU, International Road Transport Union (IRU) will address the impact of the pandemic on road transport and share the IRU’s views on the outlook, opportunities and challenges for the sector in 2022 and beyond.

As TAPA EMEA focuses on both supply chain resilience and cargo security, Days 2, 3, 4 and 5 will also feature presentations by leading experts from Europol, Amazon, McKinsey & Company, Everstream Analytics, the Healthcare Distribution Alliance, cyber security specialists Lemonshark, the Fake Carrier Intelligence Group, BSI, the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI), G4S Telematix, criminologist Dr. Eric Bervoets, Pinkerton Consulting & Investigation, Risk Intelligence and the Port of Rotterdam.

Presentation topics will cover:

  • Supply chain resiliency in a post-pandemic world
  • ‘Operation Vax’ & the security of global COVID vaccine distribution
  • A richly connected world: resilience against digital attacks on logistics
  • Cargo Theft: Petty crime or part of organised crime?
  • Bogus transport operators – understanding the threat
  • Is loss prevention still up-to-date? The view of marine insurers
  • Breakthrough Requested – Research on vulnerabilities to crime in road and logistics in The Netherlands
  • Protecting the conveyance of transportable assets in Eastern Europe and EMEA
  • Pitfalls, hints and tips for secure intermodal sea container transportation
  • Three high-risk European routes
  • Container 42: How the smartest container in the world can contribute to port & cargo security
  • Emerging Supply Chain Risk Trends for 2022 & how to adapt
  • Resilience in future global supply chains

Thorsten Neumann, President & CEO of TAPA EMEA said: “Supply chains and all of their critical suppliers have just been through the most challenging two years most of us can ever remember, and the disruption of the pandemic continues to raise so many questions relating to supply chain resilience as we head into 2022. The speakers at our Virtual Conference will discuss many of these topics and help to raise awareness and offer guidance on what lies ahead, as well as looking at the growing threat of cargo theft to virtually all types of products and they transit through supply chains. As this is such a game-changing time for all concerned, we are pleased to be able to offer this unique and free of charge opportunity for freight and logistics providers and supply chain specialists in manufacturers and other connected sectors to join us to listen to the outstanding group of presenters we are bringing together.”

Delegates will also learn more about TAPA EMEA’s industry standards for facilities, trucking and secure truck parking, see a demonstration of the region’s new intelligence system and hear about its training provision for 2022.

To see TAPA EMEA’s full five-day agenda and to register, go to https://tapaemea.org/tapa-emea-virtual-conference-2021.

The Virtual Conference will follow Chatham House Rules.

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