Transported Assets Protection Association Asia Pacific (TAPA APAC) successfully held the Supply Chain Resilience and Sustainability Conference 2023.
Kuala Lumpur, June 22 and 23, 2023 – TAPA APAC, organized a Supply Chain Resilience and Sustainability Conference 2023 at JW Marriott.
The Supply Chain Conference aims to bring together experts and industry players, share experiences and best practices, and provide insights on optimizing the supply chain. The goal is to inspire participants to embrace innovation and acquire knowledge essential for efficiently growing and enhancing modern supply chains.
The Supply Chain Resilience and Sustainability Conference was a resounding success, with numerous industry leaders worldwide delivering keynote speeches and sharing their experiences and insights. Over 300 industry experts representing diverse sectors, international organizations, and TAPA APAC members attended the event.
Simultaneously, over 200 viewers were participating online at the Conference Live Telecast, engaging with the interactive Q&A and poll questions throughout the event.
Chairman of TAPA APAC, Mr. Tony Lugg, first delivered a speech, expressing a warm welcome to the arrival of the attendees, and shared his views on rebounding stronger in recovery and the importance of a resilient & sustainable supply chain.
Subsequently, 30 industry leaders delivered keynote speeches and elaborated on key issues during panel discussion for various supply chain topics.
During the conference keynote session, Dr. Christian Fjäder, Managing Director of Geostrategic Intelligence Group, shared his insights on the two critical aspects of resilient supply chains.
The next keynote speaker, Mr. Iftikhar Baig, Consultant of Ed Labs, focused on risk assessment, compliance, and audit to stay ahead in the supply chain industry.
In the panel discussion on the topic ‘Prepare for the next big crisis and how can supply chains manage impacts from global events,’ Ms. Janet Wong, Regional Fusion Centre Manager of Project Argus; Mr. Jason Le Busque, Global Head of Security of Toll Holdings; Mr. Fred Kong, Global Supply Chain Security of APJC Leads Dell Technologies, Mr. Iftikhar Baig; Consultant of Ed Labs and Dr. Christian Fjäder, Managing Director of Geostrategic Intelligence Group, offered valuable insights and engaged in an informative conversation.
Following this, Mr. Mark Nuttall, a Geopolitics, Risk, AML & Security Expert, shared his insights on the latest supply chain threat landscape on geopolitical events, disruptive supply chain issues, and the impact on the global supply chain.
In another insightful panel discussion, Mr. Richard Hancock, Regional Director APAC of CRISIS24; Mr. Mark Nuttall, a Geopolitics, Risk, AML & Security Expert, and Mr. Matt Lee, Director of Corporate Security of Dell Technologies, Vice-Chairman of TAPA APAC, looked at the lessons learned from COVID-19 pandemic and how they can be applied through the recovery period in the panel discussion.
In the next keynote session, Ms. Jo-Ann Shanti, Vice President of Sales & Commercial of Project Argus, shared the importance of managing complex delivery networks through technology.
Mr. Thorsten Neumann, President & CEO of TAPA EMEA, then shared his experience and practices in preventing cargo losses with data intelligence as a member of TAPA.
Subsequently, Mr. Ratnakar Bade, Board of Director of TAPA APAC; Mr. Rajesh Shekhawat, Regional Head of Security of Johnson Matthey; Mr. Firoze Hussain, CSO of Delhivery, and Ms. Jo-Ann Shanti, Vice President Sales & Commercial of Project Argus discussed the strategies for transforming supply chains to withstand disruptions in the panel discussion.
For the last keynote speaker for Day 1, Prof. Goh Puay Guan, Associate Professor, National University of Singapore (NUS), introduced Industry 4.0 for recovery excellence and successful supply chain digitalization strategies.
Lastly for day 1, we had the last panel discussion, Mr. Madu Lokan, Executive Director of TAPA APAC; Dr. Christian Fjäder, Managing Director of Geostrategic Intelligence Group; Prof. Goh Puay Guan, Associate Professor, National University of Singapore (NUS); and Mr. Jason Le Busque, Global Head of Security of Toll Holdings shared their views on supply chain digitalization for competitive advantage.
On the second day of the conference, Mr. Matt Lee, Director of Corporate Security of Dell Technologies and Vice-Chairman of TAPA APAC, started the conference with his views on breaking barriers, redefining possibilities for supply chain success.
During the conference, Mr. Kunal Bhogal, Chief Design Officer of IIRIS, focused on the technology framework for secure warehouses and logistics value chain.
Following this, Mr. Gabriel Heng, Dyson’s Senior Regional Security Manager in APAC, focused on the process and collaboration for supply chain visibility.
For the next panel discussion, Mr. Mark Nuttall, a Geopolitics, Risk, AML & Security Expert; Mr. Keith Kee, Business Director of Asian Resources Centre; Mr. Gabriel Heng, Senior Regional Security Manager in APAC, of Dyson; Mr. Ratnakar Bade, Board of Director of TAPA APAC and Mr. Tom Kane, Director of Security of Technology and Facilities, revealed the key data integration and interoperability challenges onboard their entire supply chain network that would aid in reducing carbon footprint.
Mr. Ramesh Raj, Regional Director Asia of Pharmaceutical Security Institute, then delved into the root causes of counterfeit product crimes, the steps businesses can take to defend the brand against counterfeits, and shared strategies for ensuring authenticity and security in the supply chain.
In the next keynote session, Mr. Chandrasegaran Marappen, General Manager of Philip Morris International, shared his knowledge on protecting the brand & business revenue.
In another panel discussion, Mr. Alan Liu, TAPA APAC China Office Representative of TAPA APAC, Mr. Ramesh Raj, Regional Director Asia of Pharmaceutical Security Institute; Mr. Sudesh Singh Dhanda, Regional ORM Manager APAC Supply Chain of Kenvue Inc.; Mr. Chandrasegaran Marappen, General Manager of Philip Morris International; and Mr. Shamsir Bin Ali, Regional QA Manager of Zuellig Pharma Holdings, respectively shared their views on brand protection and the opportunities to choke the supply chain of counterfeit goods on the panel discussion.
Subsequently, Mr. Richard Hancock, Regional Director APAC of CRISIS24, introduced the latest innovations to empower organizations to identify and manage risks more effectively through data intelligence and analytics.
Following the keynote session, Mr. Danny Chan, Regional Security Officer Asia Pacific of Mastercard, focused on preventing eCommerce fraud and securing transactions and cargo shipments.
Additionally, Mr. Danny Chan, Regional Security Officer Asia Pacific of Mastercard; Mr. Bjorn Hartong, Global Head of RE Marine, Security & Supply Chain, Zurich Insurance Company Ltd; Mr. Richard Hancock, Regional Director APAC of CRISIS24; Mr. Kunal Bhogal, Chief Design Officer of IIRIS shared their expertise and insights on the panel discussion topic ‘How big data can help manage your risks across the supply chain effectively.’
Mr. Abdul Halim Jantan, CEO of Sterling Group, then shared his perspectives on how supply chain businesses can custom-tailor ESG approaches that align with sustainable business agendas and utilize opportunities to gain a competitive edge.
In the last keynote session, Mr. Edward Goh, Head of Group Security of TES-AMM, shared his perspective on the topic, ‘sustainable tomorrow, a journey in scrap management and sustainability.
For the last panel discussion, Mr. Alvin Lau, Executive Director of TAPA APAC, Mr. Edward Goh, Head of Group Security of TES-AMM; Mr. Verghese Thirumala, Managing Director of Maxitulin; Mr. Abdul Halim Jantan, CEO of Sterling Group and Ms. Jo-Ann Shanti, Vice President Sales & Commercial of Project Argus explored supply chain strategies with an all-rounded focus on achieving profit-oriented business solutions along while maintaining a resource-efficient, socially and environmentally conscious planet, and workforce.
At the end of the event, Mr. Tony Lugg, TAPA APAC chairman, shared TAPA APAC’s direction ahead and new standards training, including Risk Assessment Standards, which would ensure that companies stay ahead in today’s fast-paced and dynamic business environment.
The Supply Chain Resilience and Sustainability Conference was an outstanding success, with significant participation and constructive networking opportunities. The event brought together top industry leaders and notable experts from different countries and industries. The conference provided an excellent platform to share knowledge and exchange valuable insights regarding emerging industry trends in the supply chain.
The diverse perspectives, tested industry insights, and vast knowledge presented by the industry leaders were top highlights of the conference, providing a unique and insightful experience for attendees. The discussions ignited by the conference helped inspire attendees to create innovative best practices, embrace new technologies, and implement dynamic solutions, aiming to propel the supply chain industry into new and brighter horizons.