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SCN will celebrate 10 years at its 2012 international conference in Miami

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Security Cargo Network will hold its 10th annual international conference April 11--13, 2012 at the Eden Roc Renaissance Hotel in the heart of Miami Beach, USA.  The event will mark the 10th anniversary of the founding of the group in March of 2002.

Since then, SCN has grown to be comprised of 197 member companies operating 372 enrolled Dave Lucia offices in 94 countries.  Founder and president Dave Lucia said that he originally conceived of the group as growing to represent about 200 companies as an optimal size, and that number has been the ceiling for some two or three years now, with new members generally offsetting attrition in the time since.

"We always wished to be the 'right-sized' network, and that is where we are at right now," Lucia said.  "If we were very much larger, it would be hard to keep my finger on the pulse of the group, and so I hope to remain at this size.  I have always been involved in all the matters that come before such a group's administration, and I never want that to change. 

"Right now we have our maximum self-imposed limit of members in all the major markets of the world, and adequate representation in most of the rest of the significant markets.  Our only gaps are in Central America and the Caribbean and parts of Africa, and we continue to look for members in those markets.  Some second-tier markets in North America could also use an SCN member representative, but it is not critical as those markets can generally be served by our existing members.

For the 2012 conference, Lucia hopes to gather a core group of leading members into a kind of consortium to plan, fund and deliver some truly memorable diversions for the group.  "Our members who will travel from all corners of the world to be with us deserve a very special conference at this milestone, and I intend to deliver it with the help of our many stalwart supporting members," Lucia concluded.