Luna Global Networks Net-Centric Partnerships to Fight Illicit Trade

Clean Supply Chains for a Secure World


In partnership with KW Group and GTDW, Luna Global Networks is delighted to bring together top business executives and senior experts across industries for frank and open dialogues with governments and international organizations on the critical nexus between innovation and investment, and market integrity in 2018-2020 as part of the Global Trade Development Week (GTDW) Summit series. GTDW & Luna Global Networks will be coordinating several workshops on "Brand Protection: Why Countering Illicit Trade and Promoting Market Integrity Are Vital" as part of the GTDW series internationally including in China and UAE in 2018-2020, and new events in Africa and Latin America in 2019.

"Illicit trade is a growing security concern globally across economies, markets, and industries. Cross-sectoral, cross-industry partnerships are powerful force multipliers for safeguarding intellectual property, protecting venerable brands, securing market reputational value, and for nurturing market integrity, economic growth, and innovation," said David M. Luna, President and CEO, Luna Global Networks.

GTDW Anti Illicit Trade Alliance is a network of coalitions and net-centric partnerships (A Network of Networks) – focused on fighting illicit trade and related security threats globally. Our credo is “We Can Do More Together” -- fighting illicit networks across borders, sectors, industries, and communities to prevent and disrupt transnational criminal and illicit networks who trade in counterfeit and pirated goods such as medicines, luxury apparel, technology, automotive parts, and other illicit commodities including trafficking in narcotics, endangered wildlife, illegally-harvested timber and environmentally-sensitive materials, food stuff, illegal tobacco and alcohol, etc. Often such illicit trade is associated with human trafficking and slavery. 

The over-arching goal is to help better coordinate, leverage, and harness global efforts to counter illicit activities across borders, industries, and markets by providing a united voice and more vibrant coalition for the mobilization and activation of more robust public-private partnerships to fight webs of corruption and criminality in today's illicit markets and to promote clean, secure supply chains and safer communities. 

  • Targeted Enforcement: Track, degrade and/or defeat (TD&D) identified illicit actors and markets through the employment of Cross-sectoral, Cross-Industry Partnerships 

  • Develop effective Anti-Illicit Trade Curriculum to train and educate individuals and institutions across sectors and industries in cutting edge counter-illicit trade tactics, methods and processes, and to support innovative research. 

  • Strengthen Cross-Sectoral, Cross-Industry Partnerships, Multi-Dimensional Approaches and Solutions through national, regional, and global engagement including strategic dialogues, training workshops, and Net-Centric roundtables and meetings, and on-line instructional webinars and training curriculum.  

  • Refine and improve our understanding of illicit actors and networks – facilitating the planning and evaluation of TD&D efforts.  What's working? What is not working? 

  • Curate Advanced Technologies and Market Intelligence-based Consortium, Data Analytics and Threat Mapping, Visualization Platforms and Illicit Trade Intelligence Units (ITIUs), and Illicit Trade/Threats Hub (Center) to share new and innovative tools and market intelligence to shape Anti-Illicit Trade strategies and to enhance counter-illicit trade activities and tactical disruptions and operations across illicit markets. 

Learn More about GTDW Series and Brand Protection: Anti Illicit Trade Alliance

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