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Anti-Counterfeiting Forum - Hampshire

The annual Anti-Counterfeiting Forum will return on Wednesday 20th March 2019 for its 10th seminar.

Held at BAE Systems Park Centre in Farnborough, Hampshire, the Forum aims to an informative series of seminars on counterfeit mitigation practices suitable for both those new to the topic and experienced professionals.

Presentations will look at new developments in the management of counterfeit devices including in international standards, to be presented by SAE Industry Technologies Consortia, and in detection methods with Obidos Consulting. While Cranfield University promises to reveal new detection solutions.

The UK’s Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy will introduce its newly formed Office for Product Safety and Standards and explain how this new body will provide support to industry. Moreover, the UK’s Intellectual Property Office – jointly with the Anti-Counterfeiting Forum – will lead an open discussion session on the development of a new protocol to provide clearer guidance on what to do when a counterfeit device has been detected, providing delegates with an important opportunity to help shape the protocol.

Counterfeit semiconductors are still the single largest major issue we face and a presentation from Rochester Electronics will look at the increasing sophistication of these counterfeits and their potential impact on electronic systems and equipment as the capability of the counterfeiters develops.

A presentation from the Performance Review Institute will explore third party accreditation for organisations in the management of counterfeits, a key element in helping procurement professionals differentiate between potential suppliers and in enabling suppliers themselves achieve competitive advantage.

For more information, including a copy of the draft agenda or about exhibiting at our co-located table top exhibition, please contact the Forum via

Bethan Grylls

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