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Trade Waste & Cyber Crime Event October 30, 2008

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The BT Convention Centre hosted a dual event to keep Merseyside businesses up to date on the pressing issues of the environment and cyber crime.

The event, hosted by Liverpool Chamber of Commerce’s Business Crime Direct team, provided an exhibition showcasing environmental and trade waste companies and cyber crime and online fraud protection businesses.

The event saw guest speakers and panellists address the crowd on a wide range of environmental, trade waste and IT issues. Keynote speakers joined in highlighting the importance to businesses of tackling the green agenda before new legislation catches them out.

The day also highlighted how businesses could save money by being green. Frazer Kearney of the NWDA explained how turning off one light bulb would not only save the energy of that bulb, but would save twice the amount of energy again needed to send the power from the power plant to your office.

Companies were also told of how they could save money through reducing their materials usage, re-using and recycling, as it is often more cost effective than simply disposing of spent materials while the exhibition was able to link companies providing these services to potential clients.

The afternoon session focused on measures businesses can take to prevent themselves becoming victims of online fraud. Steve Jackson, Chair of the North West Fraud Forum opened the afternoon’s presentations by outlining the massive cost of online fraud, which is conservatively estimated as costing the country £14 billion a year, although some believe the total cost could be more than £70 billion.

For more information and advice on tackling online fraud and other IT issues, visit www.businesscrimedirect.org.uk, www.getsafeonline.org or www.northwestfraudforum.co.uk.

Mornings Are Rubbish… September 23, 2008

Posted by liverpoolchamber in Arena & Convention Centre, Business Crime Direct, Events.
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Afternoons bring peace of mind!

Come along to our FREE combined Trade Waste / Computer Security event at BT Convention Centre, Liverpool on 29 October 2008

We listened and you told us that trade waste and computer security are two issues you are concerned about.  So on Wednesday 29 October 2008 we are organising a double event at the BT Convention Centre on the Kings Dock.

The morning session will tell you everything you need to know about waste and recycling with presentations from the Environment Agency and others and case studies of firms who have mastered the art of reducing the cost of waste and saving our environment.

09.00    Registration

10.00    Welcome and introduction by Chair of morning session
Jack Stopforth, Chief Executive, Liverpool Chamber of Commerce

10.05    Climate Change and Year of the Environment
Councillor Berni Turner, Executive Member for the Environment, Liverpool City Council

10.20    The North West Development Agency and the Environment Agency
The regional and national perspectives on business waste.

Questions and Answers

11.00 Coffee and Exhibition

11.30    Groundwork Merseyside (Enworks), Envirolink, Knowsley Business Environment Club and Encams
All the local help and advice you need to help the environment and make a profit.

Questions and Answers

12.45 Lunch and Exhibition.

In the afternoon, Merseyside Police High Tech Computer Crime Team, the City of London Fraud Squad, and Littlewoods Shop Direct should help keep your computers clean from nasty viruses and give you some tips on trading on the Internet.

14.00  High Tech Crime
Chaired by Steve Jackson,  North West Fraud Forum

14.15  Computer Security
Detective Sergeant Geoff Conway, Merseyside Police,
High Technology Crime Unit.

14.45 Coffee and Exhibition.

15.30 Fraud on the Internet
Detective Inspector Roy West, City of London Police,
Mike Wyeth, Head of Security, Littlewoods Shop Direct .

Questions and Answers.

16.00 Visit exhibitors.

17.00 Finish.

Throughout the day Merseyside recycling companies and computer specialists will exhibit their products in the exhibition area, which is also where you will find your free coffee and lunch. You will be able to speak to firms that recycle everything from your food waste to your paper to your old computers. Plus all the specialists who can keep your IT secure.

If you want the chance to exhibit your company at the conference, get in touch with Sue or Melissa on 0151 227 1234.

To book your place at this FREE event please email your name and company details to events@liverpoolchamber.org.uk