In today’s fast-paced business world, companies must keep up with the ever-changing trade regulations to avoid delays, minimise risks and maintain a competitive edge. Trade compliance is an integral part of the supply chain and requires a deep understanding of the regulations, documentation requirements, and risks involved.
To understand this in detail, iCustoms has organised a free webinar where Lars Karlsson, Walter Van der Meiren and Mark Denney will guide businesses through the regulatory changes, and how technology is revolutionising the trade compliance industry. They will also discuss how companies can leverage innovative solutions to automate their compliance processes, minimise risks, and improve their bottom line.
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If you are a trade compliance professional or a supply chain manager looking to learn about new regulatory changes and optimise your trade compliance processes, don’t miss this webinar.
Listen to an insightful discussion on the future of trade compliance and how technology can help your organisation stay ahead of the curve.
Date: 11th May 2023
Time: 16:00 – 16:50 BST
Global Head of Trade & Customs Consulting – Maersk
Lars Karlsson is a globally recognized leader in trade and customs consulting with over three decades of experience in the industry. He is the Global Head of Trade & Customs Consulting at Maersk, one of the world’s largest shipping companies.
Mr. Karlsson has served in several senior leadership roles throughout his career, including Director General and Head of Compliance at the Swedish Customs Service. He has also worked as a CEO at KGH Customs Services, where he played a vital role in expanding the company’s operations globally.
Mr. Karlsson is widely respected for his knowledge and expertise in global trade and customs and has been a guest speaker at numerous international conferences and seminars. He has authored many publications and articles on customs and trade-related topics and has been recognized with several prestigious awards, including the Swedish Royal Medal for his contributions to international trade and customs.
Mr. Karlsson holds a Master of Science degree in Economics from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden and is a Certified Customs and Trade Compliance Professional. He continues to be a driving force in the global trade and customs industry.
Director for Customs Brokerage – UPS Europe
Walter Van der Meiren is a seasoned executive with extensive experience in customs brokerage and logistics. He is currently the Director for Customs Brokerage at UPS Europe, one of the world’s largest express companies.
With over 30 years of experience in the industry, Mr. Van der Meiren has held several leadership positions in customs brokerage and logistics. He served as Chairman of the Customs and Trade Facilitation Committee at Amcham EU and vice-chair of its Brexit Task Force. He is chairperson of the Trade Facilitation Committee of the European Express Industry.
He represents trade at the EU Commission DG Taxud’s Trade Contact Group and a subject matter expert in different customs working groups from the European Commission. He won the ICC’s Customs Professional Award 2020 and received the WCO’s Certificate of Honor for rendering exceptional service to the international Customs Community.
Throughout his career, Mr. Van der Meiren has been recognized for his expertise in customs brokerage and logistics, and has been a sought-after speaker at international conferences and seminars. He is also actively involved in various industry associations and has served on the boards of several organisations, including the Belgian Association of Customs Brokers and Forwarders.
With his extensive knowledge and expertise, he continues to lead the way in the customs brokerage and logistics industry.
Technology Advisor – iCustoms
Mark Denney is an accomplished technology executive with a strong background in digital transformation, payments infrastructure, and strategic change. He is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) at iCustoms.
He served as Chief Digital and Information Officer (CDIO) at HMRC. Mark was fully responsible for delivering the UK COVID schemes and the EU Exit Border Technology, enabling the UK to smoothly leave the EU on the 31st Dec 2020.
Mr. Denney’s extensive experience includes over a decade at Barclays, where he served as Managing Director, Chief Information Officer, and Head of Change at Barclays Corporate Bank and Payments. He has also held senior positions at JP Morgan Chase and GE Capital.
HMRC highlighted Mr. Denney’s expertise in technological change and payments infrastructure, which will be particularly relevant as the organisation expands its online services for business and personal customers and implements its digital strategy. With his proven track record in digital transformation, Mr. Denney is well-equipped to help HMRC drive innovation and efficiency in its operations.
Founder & CEO – iCustoms
Adnan Zaheer is the Founder and CEO of iCustoms, a technology company that provides cutting-edge software solutions for the customs industry. Under his leadership, iCustoms has been transforming the legacy customs software used for $22 trillion trade.
He founded Seers Group and currently serves as its President. In just four years, he was able to build the company into a market-leading privacy and consent management platform that enables businesses to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), LGPD and numerous other data protection and privacy regulations.
In addition, Adnan was a founding member of Smart Pension, a firm that is currently worth one billion dollars.
He is an entrepreneur and professional who launched his first business, which was also successful, when he was just 15 years old. After that, he worked for SMEs as well as for one of the Big 4 consulting organisations.
Before founding Seers, he worked at PwC, where he helped small and medium-sized enterprises expand and meet regulatory requirements.