If you’re one of the more than 400 delegates already registered to attend TAPA EMEA’s Conference in Berlin on 27 & 28 March, get ready – because you have a lot to learn.

As always, TAPA has assembled a group of leading security specialists to share their knowledge and expertise, ensuring every delegate will leave Berlin with new intelligence, solutions and contacts to help them manage supply chain risks and avoid becoming a victim of cargo crime.


TAPA is delighted to welcome Michael Schmidt, Chief Security Officer of Volkswagen AG, as our keynote speaker. Michael started his career as a police officer before spending 10 years as a Security Manager at TNT Express, becoming a member of the senior management and General Manager for Security and Data Protection for the Central and Eastern Europe regions. Between 1999 and 2006, he was Senior Vice President Corporate Security at Deutsche Post World Net AG before joining RWE AG as Head of Group Security. He was appointed to his current post at Volkswagen AG in April 2013.

He is also a Board Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.


Other presentations will include:


Securing a culture of innovation and collaboration across Facebook


Nick Lovrien, CPP, is the Chief Global Security Officer at Facebook, responsible for the overall leadership of Facebook’s Global Security Organization. Nick previously served as a Counter Terrorism Operations Officer with the Central Intelligence Agency and held a number of leadership roles with Target Corporation prior to joining Facebook. Nick is a member of numerous professional security organisations, including ASIS International, ISMA, ISSA, ISACA, The CSO Center, FBI Domestic Security Alliance Council (DSAC) and the US Department of State Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC). To protect their vast, global infrastructure as well as its people, assets and reputation, Nick will illustrate Facebook’s progressive approach in delivering a safe and secure workplace, while addressing unique risk and prominence levels.


Advanced threats to the supply chain - electronic and physical attack tools

Peter Thompson, Managing Director of CanTrack Global Ltd will present a summary of technology trends utilised in the theft of and from vehicles involved in supply chains. His presentation has particular relevance to supply chain logistics companies operating light and heavy commercial vehicles. A recognised expert in vehicle crime, Peter will show the tools being actively used by Serious Organised Criminal Gangs (SOCGs).


Disrupting UK Freight Crime OCGs

Andrew Round, Intelligence Development Manager, NaVCIS Freight Desk at the National Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service (NaVCIS) will describe the impact of Organised Crime Groups committing freight thefts in the UK and show how NaVCIS is assisting UK Law Enforcement Agencies to disrupt, deter and detect these criminal groups by working in partnership with police, industry and government.


Next is Now. Acting on Zero Tolerance

Jacques de Smit, Regional Logistics Director of Samsung SDS will present a case study on the Samsung Electronics security landscape, its zero tolerance strategy and specific theft prevention solutions implemented in close cooperation with preferred service providers. This includes processes, compliance, audits, risk management, breach and incident management and continuous improvement as well as information exchange with Law Enforcement Agencies.

The agenda also includes:

·        The TAPA EMEA Annual General Meeting

·        A full update on TAPA’s Security Standards

·        An Incident Information Service (IIS) panel discussion

·        TAPA 2020 – our way into the future for TAPA EMEA