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The Combined Industries Theft Solutions (CITS) board is delighted to announce that the 8th annual CITS Conference and Exhibition will take place at JCB’s impressive World Headquarters in Rocester, Staffordshire on Thursday 12th November 2015. This follows a very successful conference, at the same venue, in November 2014.

Datatag ID Limited, a long-term supporter of CITS, has confirmed that it will be exhibiting at this year’s event “Small Tools Big Losses”.

With criminals employing increasing sophisticated technology and innovative techniques to attack companies operating in the construction, agricultural and utilities sector, it is getting harder for managers to protect company assets. To help businesses the Combined Industries Theft Solutions board, a group affiliated to the Home Office Plant Theft Action Group, is gathering leading security experts in their field to present the latest strategies to combat organised criminals.

Datatag ID limited, the power behind the official CESAR marking and registration scheme for securing all items of plant and agricultural machinery is one of the confirmed exhibitors. CESAR was launched into construction in 2007 and into agriculture in 2009. Since then it has been a remarkable success story. CESAR now protects over 200,000 items of construction and agricultural equipment. Recent statistics show that CESAR marked equipment is up to 6 times more likely to be recovered if stolen and 4 times less likely to be stolen in the first place. Leading insurers offer insurance premium discounts of up to 25% for CESAR marked equipment.

CITS, a non profit organisation, set up by industry bodies and police officials for the construction and agricultural industry has been established for 30 years. CITS prides itself on raising awareness of the latest threats to businesses, and owners and users of construction and agricultural equipment, as well as equipment manufactures and other interested bodies.

CITS, with the support of the Metropolitan Police’s Plant & Agricultural National Intelligence Unit (PANIU) is able to provide the latest information on potential threats and help protect the industry from professional criminal networks and on-line ‘scams’.

The 8th Conference and Exhibition, will attract around 200 industry delegates and 200 police officers. The event is set to be the biggest, most exciting and informative annual conference yet. Speakers will consist of government officials, police officers and security industry experts.

The full programme will be announced shortly but you can pre-register to attend this year’s conference, which is free, at

Any potential exhibitors should contact Faye Coton

Date Created: 28/07/2015

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