London (PRWEB) February 24, 2006
Telematics Update, organiser of Container Tracking and Security 2006, 10-11 April in Rotterdam, has confirmed that speakers from Panalpina, Ace Insurance and the Rotterdam Customs Office have joined the event’s prestigious list of presenters.
The newly confirmed speakers join those already on the roster, including:
- Paul Collins, Head of the Frontier Security team, HM Revenue and Customs Frontiers;
- Jozef Hupperetz, European Commission, Taxation and Customs Union Directorate-General, Customs Policy (DG TAXUD), Supply Chain Security;
- Jurjen Duintjer, Security Advisor, Port of Rotterdam Authority; and
- Hans van Aurich, Product Manager, Marine and Land Material Insurance, Nationale Nederlanden Insurances, and member of the Cargo Committee, Dutch Association of Insurers.
The two-day event, sponsored by Sony Ericsson, will bring together cargo underwriters, forwarders and shipping companies to discuss the security risks facing container shipping, the latest Government security initiatives, and the most compelling security solution offerings on the market today.
Risto Talas, a lecturer in Maritime Security at City University, London, will serve as chairman of the event. In a recent article, Talas points out that the globalised world economy, “held together with the ribbons of ‘just-in-time’ logistics” is vulnerable to a wide variety of disruptions, from strikes and natural disasters to terrorist attacks.
In such an environment, he says, “the issue of ‘securing’ supply chains is not about solutions in isolation but about combining the interactions of its three inherent facets: the people, the processes and the technology. A deficiency in any of these is a weakness which can be exploited.”
Container Tracking and Security 2006 is therefore focused on all three factors, with sessions designed to explain the reality of today’s container security situation, explore government mandates and programs, evaluate available technology solutions and make the business case for investing in tracking and monitoring containers.
For a complete programme, visit http://www.telematicsupdate.com/25
To register, visit http://www.telematicsupdate.com or call +44 (0) 207 375-7575. An early-bird discount of 300 Euros is available until the 15 March 2006.