On 25 October 2017 a journey begins for supply chain security stakeholders. A journey into the future. A journey into the way customers are thinking. A journey to understand  the way big business is changing. A journey to see how a new generation of technologies is going to change the way you work. A journey to discover new and emerging threats to your supply chains.

Are you onboard?

Do you know what it’s going to take to future-proof your supply chain?

Preparations are now well under way for TAPA’s 20th Anniversary Conference in London on 25 & 26 October 2017.

Already, over 300 members of the Association have registered to participate in the two-day event, which will take delegates on a journey into the future to hear and discuss how many global brands are preparing for a new world of business. New technologies will provide the potential to take people and cost out of the business equation. Customers will expect smarter and faster ways to buy and receive products. Whether this new way of working is driven by evolution or revolution, supply chain security professionals will have to keep pace.

The greater use of technology may play directly into the hands of global criminals. Increasing automation in warehouses and distribution centres and the anticipated shift to driverless trucks will almost certainly make supply chains more susceptible to cyberattacks. IT masterminds in the criminal world may find it even easier to target goods in transit, arranging deliveries to their door by taking over control of the logistics process. The recent ‘hacking’ of global corporations reminds us of the vulnerability of big business. Many experts see this as just a small sign of the challenges that lie ahead.

In London, TAPA is lining up a host of speakers and panellists to debate the future. Global brands including Amazon and Microsoft have already confirmed their participation to give an insight into the way their business thinking is changing. They will share the platform with leading professionals from logistics service providers such as DHL Life Sciences and DB Schenker.

TAPA has invited representatives of global law enforcement agencies to share their intelligence into the way criminals will operate in the future, and to discuss how police forces around the world plan to respond to these threats. Technology providers will also share their vision of the future, both near and long-term, and insurers will add their thoughts on managing new risks.

Ultimately, the question for TAPA, will be how it needs to change to support its members in the future. The Chairs of each region – EMEA, Americas and Asia Pacific – will give their views. Delegates, too, will be expected to help direct the conversation.


TAPA is seeking members’ support in three key areas:


Over 300 TAPA EMEA members have already signed up to join in the event. If you are a TAPA member and haven’t yet registered, you should do so as quickly as possible to be guaranteed a seat at the conference.


TAPA is looking to invite companies with new supply chain and supply chain security technologies to present ‘live’ demos during the London event. If you wish to nominate a product or company or if you have seen a new technology demonstration you believe will add value for other TAPA members, please send the details to info@(*** please remove ***)tapaemea.org


London will be a unique opportunity to showcase TAPA to potential new members and other security stakeholders. The association intends to issue invitations to non-member guests to provide an opportunity for them to come and see TAPA in action. TAPA members can nominate an industry colleague, partner or supplier to be considered for a guest invitation by forwarding their contact details to info@(*** please remove ***)tapaemea.org


TAPA has already received strong support from:

Boekestijn Transport Service



GGL Security



Maple Fleet Services

Mega Fortris Group


Pegasus Integrated Solutions

SBS Security & Safety Products

Sensitech Inc.


If you wish to find out about the opportunities to take an exhibition space in London or to be a sponsor of TAPA’s biggest-ever global supply chain security event, please contact Claudia Ziegler-Kusche at claudia.ziegler@(*** please remove ***)conzieglio.de