Transported Assets Protection Association Asia Pacific (TAPA APAC) China Office Representative Office successfully held the “Technology and Innovation Empowerment for Post-Pandemic Supply Chain Resilience and Security” Seminar and TAPA APAC China Representative Office Opening Ceremony
Shanghai, May 26, 2023 – TAPA APAC, the Transportation Assets Protection Association Asia Pacific, held a “Technology and Innovation Empowerment for Post-Pandemic Supply Chain Resilience and Security” Seminar and the Opening Ceremony of TAPA APAC China Representative Office at the World Expo Qiantan Centre this afternoon. It aims to explore the impact of digital transformation on supply chain security, share the latest technologies and solutions in the industry, improve the overall security level of the industry, and promote supply chain resilience and innovation. It covers transportation safety, intelligent logistics, supply chain risk management and many other aspects.
The seminar and the opening ceremony invited the leaders of the Shanghai Municipal Transportation Commission, the Pudong New Area Commerce Commission, the World Expo Administration Bureau and the Shanghai Public Security Bureau, as well as important guests such as the Chairman of TAPA APAC, the Executive Director of the Greater China region, and the Chief Representative of the TAPA APAC China to attend the speeches. Numerous industry leaders delivered keynote speeches, sharing their insights and experiences.
At the opening ceremony, TAPA APAC officially announced the establishment of the China Representative Office in China and set sail, and a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held, marking an important step in the development of TAPA in China. More than 100 industry experts from the government, representatives of various industries, international organizations, representatives of TAPA members and third-party organizations attended the event, and many of them delivered wonderful speeches covering the frontiers of the industry and looking forward to the future. At the same time, thousands of people participated in the live broadcast on the Internet to discuss the challenges and opportunities of supply chain transportation asset protection under the new normal.
First of all, the host of the event, Ms. Lu Nan, introduced the deputy party secretary and deputy director of the World Expo Administration Bureau, Shi Yinhua, deputy director of the management committee and other distinguished guests who attended the meeting. Tony Lugg, chairman of TAPA Asia-Pacific region, first delivered a speech, expressing a warm welcome to the arrival of the attendees, and Shared TAPA’s vision, views on digital transformation, and emphasized the importance of digital transformation to supply chain security.
In the speeches of the government leaders, Shen Lan, Deputy Director of the Shipping Department of the Shanghai Municipal Transportation Commission, and Dong Xiaoling, Deputy Director of the Shipping Office of the Pudong New Area Commercial Committee, delivered speeches respectively, sharing the government’s policies and measures in terms of digital transformation and supply chain security.
Alan Liu, Chief Representative of TAPA Shanghai Representative Office, delivered a speech, introducing TAPA’s achievements and plans in promoting supply chain security. Subsequently, Erek Zhou from Dyson shared their experience and practices in digital transformation and supply chain security as a member of TAPA.
After the ribbon-cutting ceremony and a group photo, the meeting entered the discussion session, and a total of six guests delivered speeches.
Wang Peng, general manager of Sensormatic Solutions China, shared how RFID can help the digital supply chain. Liu Huaize, vice president of Convergint, introduced the digital application of smart logistics-logistics park business scenarios. Shi Runchao, an expert in Microsoft cloud security and compliance technology solutions, focused on supply chain security construction in digital transformation. Xu Kaijun, director of Hikvision’s business & logistics industry, introduced AIoT to help the digital operation of supply chain logistics. Finally, Wang Huipeng, Bekaert Asia Pacific Enterprise Security Director, and Bai Yulong, Chairman of the International Emergency Management Association IAEM Asia, respectively shared TAPA’s practical experience in helping to solve security challenges in the supply chain and supply chain Emergency Management (EM) and Business Continuity Management (BCM).
This digital supply chain seminar brought together the strengths of government and industry leaders, discussed the challenges and opportunities of digital transformation for supply chain security, shared the latest technologies and solutions, and provided valuable ideas and experience for the construction of supply chain security. TAPA APAC China Representative Office stated that it will continue to work on promoting the importance of supply chain resilience, promoting digital transformation and the healthy development of the industry.
Transportation Assets Protection Association, TAPA, is an international non-profit organization established in 1997, which aims to provide safety standards, education and training, information exchange and cooperation mechanisms for the transportation industry to improve the protection level of transportation assets and reduce losses and risks. TAPA currently has more than 670 member units in the Asia Pacific region, including manufacturers, logistics service providers, carriers, insurance companies, law enforcement agencies, etc. TAPA covers Southeast Asia, India, Japan, South Korea and other regions in the Asia Pacific region. TAPA APAC China Representative Office is the latest branch of TAPA in the Asia Pacific region, and will be committed to providing professional services and support for China’s transportation industry.