Enhanced Supply Chain Security: Combating Human Trafficking and Other Smuggling Through Legitimate Trade.
Washington, DC, 1:30 PM GMT
In-Person Event at:
600 14th St. NW Suite 200
Washington, DC 20005
Effective supply chain security is critical to protecting from theft the high-value goods that comprise much of today’s trade flows. These security measures also serve another important purpose – preventing the use of otherwise legitimate trade to further human trafficking and other smuggling. The introduction of contraband – shockingly, even human beings – into cargo shipments is an increasingly significant problem. With lives at stake, this problem demands urgent and innovative solutions across supply chains and transportation systems.
Recent efforts to counter other types of illicit trade – specifically, the movement of chemical, biological, radioactive and nuclear materials – may offer potential new ways to counter this problem. In particular, the United States and other governments have leveraged key economic incentives to form partnerships with the private sector to counter illicit trade. These initiatives, among others, may be used to encourage the information sharing required to identify critical links in the international transportation system exploited by human traffickers, as well as the areas in the supply chain most vulnerable to illicit activity.
This program will convene a panel of experts in the field to discuss ways to enhance supply chain security in combating human trafficking. The experts will identify the vulnerabilities that exist in supply chains and transportation systems; best practices employed by leading companies, U.S. government security and capacity building programs, and other government initiatives that may be employed to counter the illicit trafficking of human beings.
- Mikhail Reider-Gordon, Director, Disputes & Investigations, Navigant
- Kevin Peters, Chief of the Cross-border Networks, Border Security Division, Office of Intelligence and Analysis-United States Department of Homeland Security
- Martin Garvey, PURVIS Systems, Incorporated, Experimentation Integrator, PURVIS Systems, Incorporated, Allied Command Transformation, North Atlantic Treaty Organization
- Andrew Farrelly, Co-Founder of CT Strategies, Command Consulting Group, Former Chief of Staff for the Deputy Commissioner of U.S Customs and Border Protection
- Jonathan Michael Meyer, Attorney at Law, Board of Advisors, Nuspay™ International