Delegates attending TAPA’s 20th Anniversary Global Conference on October 25 & 26, 2017, won’t just be heading to London, they’ll be taking a journey into the future of the supply chain to discover how new company thinking, changing consumer habits and next generation technologies will impact supply chain resilience.

This special event will be the biggest gathering of global supply chain security professionals in TAPA’s history with over 500 members and partners expected to attend from the EMEA, Americas and Asia Pacific regions.

TAPA will bring together speakers and panellists to give their expert insight into the changing world we live and work in. The conference will go beyond simply looking at cargo crime and security to explore the changes that will ultimately impact the way products are handled and transported, and help to identify the challenges and opportunities for supply chain security in the future.

A leading Futurist will set the scene for the conference by looking at how the world is changing. Major manufacturers will also take to the stage to give their visions of the future and to talk about their evolving supply chains. Technology will be a major focus as TAPA invites specialists to deliver updates on everything from robotics in warehouses, driverless trucks, the potential impact of 3D printing, and the use of drones. Experts will also discuss the future impact of cybercrime and identity fraud and highlight the ways criminals will increasingly use technology to target companies and their products.

Another session will look at policing in the future, the challenges facing law enforcement agencies, the linkage between terrorism and the supply chain, and how organised criminals are expected to utilise new technologies. TAPA will also be inviting policing professionals to highlight how such technologies are also assisting in the fight against crime.

Other topics currently being developed will look at the global ‘hotspots’ for cargo crime and whether these are likely to change in the years ahead – and discuss TAPA’s future role in helping its Manufacturer and Logistics Service Provider members to protect their supply chains. The future role and responsibilities of supply chain security professionals will also be a focus as well as the challenge of developing the next generation of security leaders.

The full agenda will be published on TAPA EMEA’s website and shared with members once it is completed.

The size and scope of the event will also offer unprecedented networking opportunities and TAPA is exploring new ways to encourage delegates at the event to engage with each other and establish new global contacts.

If you want to take a look into the future of supply chain security, register now to be sure of your place at the world’s biggest-ever TAPA event. You won’t want to miss it.

Thorsten Neumann