PR: Anti-Counterfeiting Forum announces the details of its 10th annual seminar

The Anti-Counterfeiting Forum is delighted to announce the details of its 10th Annual Seminar, which is to be held on Wednesday 20th March 2019 at BAE Systems Park Centre in Farnborough, Hampshire.

The emergence of high volume applications in recent years continues to dominate demand for electrical and electronic components while component manufacturers struggle to match supply to demand. Lead times on many products have now become almost unmanageable often forcing the use of untried sources of supply and often in the grey market.

Long and complex business relationships in the grey market heighten the risk of counterfeiting infiltrating the supply chain. As a result of increased lead times, even low value components are being counterfeited and, at the same time, counterfeit components are becoming increasingly difficult to detect, both due to increased miniaturisation and ‘improved’ fabrication techniques by the counterfeiters.

Fortunately, action to counter the threat is also evolving with new best practice and solutions developing all the time. This seminar will focus on current trends and new developments in combating counterfeits in the supply chain. Whether new to the threat and keen to learn more or already experienced in counterfeit mitigation practices, delegates will find this seminar valuable.

Scheduled to run from 9.45 am to 3.30 pm with breaks for refreshments and a buffet lunch, the seminar will include presentations providing information on:

  • Current and emerging new threats to the supply chain
  • Current and developing best practice for the management of counterfeits in the supply chain
  • Current and developing new methods for the detection of counterfeits
  • How to access further information, much of it free of charge.

There will be plenty of opportunity for delegates to raise questions, participate in a discussion forum and interact with our speakers during the day. Delegates will also be able to meet potential solution providers during breaks in our co-located table top exhibition space.

For more information and to book delegate or exhibition spaces, please go to or contact the Anti-Counterfeiting Forum via

About the Anti-Counterfeiting Forum

The Anti-Counterfeiting Forum is wholly owned and managed by Elan Business Support Ltd.

The Forum helps to exchange, develop and disseminate best practice and intelligence to mitigate against the threat of counterfeits in the electronic and electrical supply chains by:

  • Working closely with a number of Government and industry bodies and attending a number of relevant Government and industry forums. As founder members, the Anti-Counterfeiting Forum last year received the Ministry of Defence Quality Award in recognition of its contribution to the MOD Industry Counterfeit Awareness Working Group
  • Managing the Anti-Counterfeiting Forum website, organising annual counterfeit awareness seminars and providing presentations and talks at relevant industry events.

To access the Anti-Counterfeiting Forum website and for more information about and to contact the Anti-Counterfeiting Forum, please go to

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