TAPA SETS OUT ITS GLOBAL PRIORITIES FOR 2017

As the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) enters its 20th anniversary year, what are the main priorities in 2017 for the members of its World Wide Council?

AS EMEA TAKES THE HELM OF TAPA’S WORLD WIDE COUNCIL, WHAT ARE THE ASSOCIATION’S TOP PRIORITIES FOR 2017?

In 2017, it is TAPA EMEA’s turn to set the agenda and manage the development and stability of TAPA’s global strategy.

Stewardship of the Association’s World Wide Council (WWC) is shared between the three regional TAPA Boards. In upcoming editions of Vigilant, we will be bringing you news of initiatives and alignments that aim to deliver long-term benefits for TAPA members and partners. We will also be inviting our members to become even more engaged in shaping TAPA’s global strategy.

The WWC meets every month by conference call for around 90 minutes, normally with a minimum of three participants from each region, including the Chairs and Vice-Chairs.

Once or twice-a-year, the WWC meets face-to-face for two days and this year’s meetings will be in Asia Pacific next month and in Europe in October.

 

Priorities for 2017

Priorities for this year include further alignment of the TAPA regions, closer collaboration and more standardisation. Much more detail will be published in next month’s Vigilant following February’s meeting in Asia Pacific. The following points, however, give a flavour of the 'direction of travel' of the Association over the next 12 months: 

  • Smooth roll-out of the 2017 FSR and TSR Security Standards and associated new training materials and formats
  • Mapping out and launching of the next Change Control Process
  • Assessment of existing and emerging Security Standards and Certification models
  • Standardisation of presentations and promotional materials
  • Expansion of the scope and reach of TAPA’s Global Incident Information Service (IIS)
  • A review of the options for possible global membership
  • Assess potential new activities for TAPA, for example deeper involvement in Cybercrime,
  • Counterfeiting and Business Continuity
  • Increase the effectiveness of TAPA partnerships with governmental, international law enforcement and non-governmental organisations