An Event You Can’t Afford to Miss: NJFC Loss Prevention Conference and Exhibition

The New Jersey Food Council (NJFC), in partnership with the New Jersey Retail Merchants Association, hosts the 2017 Loss Prevention Conference and Expo at Forsgate Country Club in Monroe Township on Thursday, November 2 at 8 a.m.

Linda Doherty, president & CEO of NJFC, said the event tackles all aspects of loss prevention, ensuring security professionals have all the latest information to preserve and protect company resources. In addition, awards will be presented to individuals and law enforcement officials committed to loss prevention.

“There is no question that loss continues to have a devastating affect on our business model,” she said. “This conference is a must-attend event as the latest security and safety trends will be addressed.”

The event offers a number of compelling presentations, including:

  • State Police Major Fred Fife, Commander, Regional Operations & Intelligence Center, will be discussing “Private Sector Partnerships: The Intelligence Age for a Secure New Jersey.”
  • Jesse Levine, Ravitz Family Markets, Director of Loss Prevention & Quality Assurance, and Derrick Price, Wakefern Food Corporation, Retail Loss Prevention Manager, will detail the latest in facial recognition software and other emerging technologies.
  • Mitch Cowit, a police training specialist, will address forensic interview techniques and effective communication.
  • Kris Hoffman, an area director for the federal Occupational, Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will provide an update on retail safety.

Doherty said awards will be presented to loss prevention leaders and law enforcement agents who implement new strategies to combat loss prevention and retail theft. 

Steve Hoptay, Vice President of Loss Prevention at Wakefern Food Corp., will accept the “Loss Prevention Professional Award.” In addition, the “Retail Law Enforcement Achievement Award” will be given to Franklin police Capt. Gregory Borlan, State Police Sgt. Jamie Champ and Gloucester Police Detective Anthony Massi.

The conference will also offer three roundtable discussions: “Business Continuity and Emergency Management Planning,” “Safety: Open Discussion,” and “Using Analytics to Improve Loss Prevention Operational Outcomes.”

There will also be a program on “E-commerce Fraud,” by Andrew Iaci, a managing director of JPMorgan Chase & Co. and “Private Sector and Law Enforcement: Operational Perspectives and Best Practices.” That seminar will be run by State Police Major Ron Hampton of the Intelligence & Criminal Enterprise Section and State Police Lt. Dan Bergin of the Interstate Theft North Unit.

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