26 - 28 May, 2020
London, UK

Conference Day Two | 18 April

8:00 am - 9:00 am REGISTRATION AND COFFEE

9:00 am - 9:10 am CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS


9:15 am - 9:45 am COMBATTING FUEL FRAUD IN THE UK

·         Examining the scale of the challenge in the UK and what has already been achieved in countering this crime
·         The introduction of a recent fuel marking programme: How chemistry is helping defeat fuel fraud?
·         Understanding role of mulitnational intelligence sharing in apprehending and prosecuting criminals in the UK

9:45 am - 10:15 am ENABLING TRUST IN THE HYDROCARBONS MARKET: WHY PRODUCT MARKING, AUTHENTICATION & SECURE TRACEABILITY MATTERS

  • SICPA’s 90 years of global expertise in currency security solutions, product marking, authentication & secure traceability across various industries
  • Understanding the illicit fuel market & building trust in the fuel supply chain
  • Key references and testimonials of successful project implementations worldwide

10:15 am - 11:00 am PANEL DISCUSSION: COUNTERING EXCISE FUEL FRAUD ACROSS THE EUROPEAN UNION

Aim: To establish a better framework for cooperation among revenue and excise authorities across the EU
 
Method: To hear from authorities involved in multinational operations to counter excise fuel fraud and analyse methods for further cooperation
 
  • What are the main challenges when working with multiple international stakeholders to achieve a common goal?
  • Are there barriers to information and intelligence sharing and how can this be overcome?
 Would common fuel marking programmes assist in countering this crime across the EU?

11:00 am - 11:30 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:30 am - 12:15 pm DESIGNER FUEL FRAUD - CURRENT STATE OF PLAY

·         Definition, involved products, current trends
·         Results of analysis (Actions from Customs Cooperation Working Party (CCWP) 9.1.2.2, Smuggling of Designer Fuels)
·         Results achieved based on international cooperation
·         Current proposals for amendment of EU legislation

12:15 pm - 12:45 pm FUEL MONITORING APPROACH IN GEORGIA

·         The roots of excise fuel fraud in Georgia and the challenges of preventing smuggling in contested regions
·         Approaches to countering fuel smuggling along Georgian borders, particularly with neighbouring nations (Russia and Azerbaijan) with substantially subsided fuel products
·         Establishing cooperative efforts with customs and border guards in contested regions

12:45 pm - 2:00 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm SECURING THE SUPPLY CHAIN AND CURBING PETROLEUM PRODUCTS LEAKAGES IN GHANA

·         Securing transportation assets again the theft of oil and petroleum products
·         Countering the laundering of Nigerian oil and fuel with Ghanaian  produce
·         The role of the Ghana Air Force, Ghana Navy and Second Infantry Battalion (2BN) army in providing adequate security against any illegal oil bunkering operations
·         The prevention of marine source pollution

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm THE ROLE OF CHEMICAL LABORATORIES IN SUPPORTING CUSTOMS AND EXCISE

·          Chemical laboratories: The need for scientific support for customs and excise to provide objective evidence that proves fraudulent activity
·          Description of the current frauds detected in Italy (with specific regards to the automotive diesel fuel)
·          How chemical laboratories can provide their technical knowledge to the other stakeholders involved in countering this crime
 
 

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm CYBER SECURITY RESILIENCE FOR OIL AND GAS INFRASTRUCTURE

·          Exploring the challenge of operational cybersecurity, threats to pipelines and storage facilities
·          Are guidelines enough to protect critical infrastructure? Requests for mandatory security and cybersecurity requirements
·          What technologies can be utilised to mitigate cybersecurity risk? 

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm CYBER SECURITY RISKS TO ESSENTIAL SERVICES - NIS AND SUPPLY CHAINS

·          Understanding the impact of cyber security on your supply chain
·          Transfer of risks, responsibility and insurance to mitigate costs
·          Responding to cyber events - cyber capabilities of your supply chain

5:00 pm - 5:05 pm CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF CONFERENCE