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Alongside our record numbers of members, Standards certifications and training participants in the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region, we have now achieved our biggest-ever registration for a TAPA EMEA event … two months before it begins!
This is not only great news, it is a great opportunity to continue growing the number of supply chain resilience stakeholders taking part in our first-ever Virtual Conference, Exhibition & Networking Event in EMEA, which will take place over the week of 8-12 November 2021.
Some key things to bear in mind:
OPEN TO ALL & NO CHARGE TO PARTICIPATE
Our November event is:
BUILT AROUND YOUR WORKDAY
Our daily conference sessions will begin at 1030CET each day and last up to 3 hours. This timeslot is designed to give delegates the chance to begin their normal working day before joining our event … and leaves your afternoons free to stay on top of the requirements of your day job and to engage with our conference delegates, exhibitors and TAPA EMEA 2021 Premier Partners at your leisure.
ALL-DAY EXHIBITOR INTERACTION
Our exhibition will be open throughout each day of the conference, giving you maximum opportunities to chat, set up meetings, watch videos, download and request information from the leading supply chain resilience and security service providers in our exhibition area. This gives you a fantastic opportunity to quickly and easily learn about all of the latest solutions and innovations designed to help you protect and optimise the efficiency of your supply chains.
SPECIALIST SPEAKERS READY TO SHARE THEIR KNOWLEDGE
We are building an outstanding group of speakers to address a wide range of supply chain security and resilience topics… and more are in the pipeline.
REGISTER, REGISTER, REGISTER
Don’t miss out … please send this link to your colleagues, customers, partners and suppliers today
ON THE PODIUM…
Our speaker line-up for TAPA EMEA’s Virtual Conference, Exhibition & Networking Event in November is rapidly taking shape and we’ve just announced our first group of subject matter expert speakers who’ll be joining us from:
… and we be issuing updates on more specialist speakers with our regular email updates as we bring together leading experts to discuss:
We hope you’re among the near-500 delegates already registered to join us over the week of 8-12 November – and you’ve shared our registration link with your colleagues and supply chain resilience stakeholder groups. The event is free for TAPA EMEA members and non-members. Register here
NEVER TOO LATE TO REPORT INCIDENT DATA
In July, TAPA EMEA’s incident database received reports of only 82 cargo crimes. We expect more intelligence on July crimes to filter in over the coming weeks as supply chain and security managers return from their summer vacations. This, in turn, raises the question, is it ever too late to report attempted cargo crimes or product losses to us? The answer is simple. No. we always want your information!
Often, we receive months and months of intelligence from our law enforcement agencies partners in one go. All of this information is assessed by our IIS Team and then added to our database because we know historical incident reports going back months all provide vital insight for companies using IIS to identify risks and plan resilient supply chains.
It’s always refreshing when a TAPA EMEA activity prompts a proactive response, and this certainly seems to have been the case following our recent Vigilant report on fake carriers.
It prompted a group to companies to connect and form a new fake carrier intelligence group to share experiences, information, and best practice to find out more about the number of these crimes which are occurring. This may prove to be particularly timely.
Driver shortages are at a record high, and this will continue long into the future. This is likely to steer more businesses towards other sources of drivers and truck capacity which, is turn, may increase their level of risk. With offenders producing increasingly authentic-looking driver IDs and other documentation, the task of spotting bogus operators when they turn up to collect cargo loads is becoming more and more challenging for frontline operations staff.
While we continue to stress the need to always complete thorough due diligence on all suppliers before handling over control of goods, one of the first actions of the group is likely to be guidance notes for companies to help their warehouse personnel spot tell-tale signs of falsified documents.
We have offered the group the opportunity to become a TAPA EMEA working or special interest group, and will support their objective as much as we can. Anyone else who has intelligence to share on the activities of fake carriers, or who is interested in joining the group, should contact us.
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND
TAPA EMEA’s Remote Virtual Auditing course continues to receive fantastic feedback and we’ll be including an article on our latest training in next month’s Vigilant. Our next event will be back by popular demand on the mornings of 16 & 17 December 2021, which will include a live audit. We welcome up to 12 people on each course so, to get in early, you can request details via our contact form.
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We’ve launched a new TAPA EMEA Twitter account @tapaemea
Please follow us to keep up-to-date with our latest newsfeeds and updates and kindly retweet our posts to your own followers and help us build our audience of supply chain resilience professionals in the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region.