UK and European fighters against counterfeiting will get their dues in a US conference.
UK and European fighters against counterfeiting get their dues in a US conference in Atlanta from January 29 to February 1. Opening the event, Surrey-based consultant Ian Lancaster of Reconnaissance International will outline how threats to brands – from sunglasses to medicines – are becoming more complex thanks to the internet. Among the speakers at the Authentication and Counterfeiting Protection conference are Alex Jarvis, formerly of the Bank of England and now an adviser to manufacturers De La Rue on specifying the euro banknotes; and Eliza Reid of De La Rue on the Home Office-funded scheme between the manufacturer, drinks firm Allied Domecq and container pool operator CHEP International to tackle theft of goods in the supply chain, in this case by ?chipping? objects. Also discussed will be a Crimestoppers-backed campaign in Manchester to change public attitudes against counterfeits; the links between product counterfeiting and terrorism; and the cross-over of security printing technoques into brand protection. Contact organisers Pira International on 01372 802044 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.