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.