Loss Prevention Conference Association Closes

The Loss Prevention Conference (LPC), a transportation industry association dedicated to educating its members on the prevention of freight loss and damage, recently announced to its membership that it will no longer operate as a member-based organization. SMC3 will begin offering an annual loss prevention conference event that will be consistent with the LPC’s high quality educational conferences.

“The integration of the LPC’s educational mission with SMC3’s organizational principles provides a win-win relationship that all freight claims professionals will clearly benefit from,” said A. J. Mitchell, Southeastern regional manager for MTI Inspection Services (Colorado Springs, CO) and outgoing LPC President.

SMC3 will host its first annual loss prevention conference this coming October in Atlanta. Previous LPC board members are working with SMC3 in an advisory capacity to ensure that the SMC3 offering continues to be the industry’s premier loss prevention education event. Consistent with previous LPC annual meetings, the SMC3 Loss Prevention Conference will deliver valuable information for preventing freight loss and damage, as well as best business practices for claims resolution, said Mitchell.

“Not only will the educational content remain highly relevant, but the peer interaction and exchange of ideas the LPC meetings offered will continue on as well,” said John Rader, SMC3 director of industry and educational services, and former LPC executive director.

SMC3 plans to announce the details surrounding its 2008 Loss Prevention Conference soon, including confirmed dates, speakers and a conference agenda. Those interested in receiving conference information as it becomes available can send their contact information to [email protected].

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