61st Annual IAATI International Training Seminar Rimini, Italy


61st Annual IAATI International Training Seminar Rimini, Italy


Date:29 Sep 2013 to 4 Oct 2013
Location:Rimini, Italy


They are about to turn on the spotlights of 61st edition of the Annual IAATI International Training Seminar, and for the first time from 29th of September to 4th of October 2013 this global event will raise its curtain in Italy.

Further details and information can be found here http://iaati.it/indexuk.html

From all over the world, not only the professionals of the Police Services from five continents, but also “private” professionals of diverse experience with a strong working knowledge in the field, will come to Rimini, on the Adriatic coast. In order to deal with issues of the criminal phenomenon of vehicle crime, in the context of what has become a traditional event: Annual IAATI Seminar (International Association of Auto Theft Investigators).

Experts from all over the world will exchange views on the main developments in planning the future. Learn about the major new legislation and technology to support investigative activities, with a possibility to attend specialised courses on the various thematic issues of their interest, and, why not… renew old and establish new national and international friendships, internally and externally of our association, with investigators from all continents in the spirit of constructive dialogue among Police Services and private sector who have been involved in this field for years.  

In this non stop five-day activity, almost one hundred speakers of leading renowned experts and highly qualified representatives of Police Services, but also companies and associations in the field, will alternate in the various sessions, and focussed  courses, offering a very rich programme, absolutely not to be missed!


At the same time with the thematic sessions, a specially equipped area will host the companies in the field that will be exhibiting, what’s innovative and advanced in the area of the fight against crime related to vehicle theft, and they will also through practical demonstrations revive the most comprehensive review of technologies and products in the sector.

Details of the Companion Tour are now released at




Call for Sponsors

IAATI International Seminar
Rimini, Italy 29.September–4.October 2013.

The International Association of Auto Theft Investigators (IAATI), established in 1952, has its origins in the United States police force.  Its membership has grown to include organizations which are actively involved in the prevention of automobile theft: insurance companies, car manufacturers, private investigators, and companies that process vehicle data.

IAATI is a worldwide organization with branches on every continent, including the European Branch.  Total membership has reached approximately 3700.  IAATI has contacts in the United Nations, Europol, Interpol, and many national governments.  In Europe alone we have members in more than 30 countries.

The European Branch organizes its own Annual Seminar.  The purpose of the Seminar is to keep the participants up-to-date on the latest developments in the field of international vehicle crime and to discuss the most effective ways of combating this type of criminal activity.  The seminars and the networking opportunities are open to policy-makers and specialists.

In 2013 European Branch will organize the International Seminar in Rimini, Italy, from 29.September– 4.October 2013. This will be the second time that the European Branch has organised the International Seminar.  The first time was in Antwerp in 2004. We are hoping to have at least 250 participants from all over the world attend this prestigious event.

We are now looking for local partners to help organize our next Annual Seminar.  Such partners are crucial to the success of the event.  IAATI is a non-profit organization and the sponsorship agreements with our partners help reduce the fees which we have to charge, thereby making it possible for many more organizations to send their representatives to the Seminar.  Especially law-enforcement agencies and other governmental bodies, whose participation at events like this is important, often have very limited budgets.

By signing up as a local partner your organization will be able to attend the Seminar, enjoy access to the latest information about vehicle theft, meet some of the best experts in the field, and present your products and services to the participants.







The Full Seminar Program an be found on the main Seminar website at:




Companion Tour Information:

President's Reception


On the evening of Sunday, September 29 - At the Yes Hotel Touring

Welcome-buffet with President's greetings, let's start to know each other testing Italian specialties and fine Italian wine.


On the evening of Thursday, October 3 - At the Yes Hotel Touring

18.00 - 19.00 Cocktail Hour
19.00 Official banquet with the presentations of Awards and the new IAATI-President and new International- and European Board


Visit to the Republic of San Marino


Most Serene Republic of San Marino is an independent state with size of 61.5 km² and population of 31.978 habitants.


On Tuesday, 1 October 2013, the whole day visit is planned to the Republic of San Marino and three castles with departure at 9.00 from the conference venue and transfer by bus coach.


Download the tour brochure


More information and registration at the Seminar Secretariat.


Tour in Rimini


On Wednesday, 02 October 2013, a half day visit is planned with departure at 9.00 from the conference venue by public transport n.11, to Rimini city centre.
Roman monuments will be visited: Arch of Augustus, Tiberius Bridge, the Villa of the Surgeon and the Castel of Sismondo (rocca malatestiana).
We will visit the Village of San Giuliano (old fisherman village) and at the end the traditional weekly market.
The visit is organised by local staff with translation in English language.

 Full details can be found here  http://iaati.it/socialeUK.htm

More information and registration at the Seminar Secretariat.

Main Sponsors

Lo-Jack Corporation


Silver Sponsors

Regula Baltija Ltd


Datatag ID Ltd


ELSAG North America




‘By sharing knowledge with IAATI, we can make a difference.’

This year ITEB Schadeservices is a Silver Sponsor of the 61st International Training Seminar of IAATI.
ITEB is an independent loss adjusting firm, which has strong links with motor insurance through its owner, Allianz Nederland Groep N.V. and Allianz Group, one of the largest motor insurers in the world.
Every year car crime costs insurance companies millions in claims. ITEB is convinced that with skill, expertise and courage, we can successfully reduce unjustified claims.
With its international organization of both commercial and private members, IAATI helps the insurance community to achieve the necessary co-operation between players so that they share their extensive knowledge of and experience with car crime and risk prevention. In this way, ITEB and IAATI can make a difference.
On behalf of ITEB and Allianz, I wish you a very informative and inspirational IAATI seminar in Rimini.
Best regards,
Sjoerd Laarberg
General Manager Allianz Nederland

Automatrics Limited


Automatrics Limited
Automatrics was established in 2006, they supply a unique line of feature rich and Thatcham Quality Assured tracking systems. Automatrics have an enviable reputation for supplying a premium 24/7 service that’s recognised globally by insurance companies. Their self powered devices can be discreetly hidden by owners and then armed for illegal movement detection via a remote control, enabling the proactive alarming, live track and recovery of virtually any asset. The company has won several innovation awards and has been used for special intercontinental tracking projects by the BBC and Greenpeace. Technology includes GPS, GSM and UHF location for tracking assets indoors if hidden from satellite view,  such as inside steel shipping containers – Automatrics boast a prolific 98% theft recovery record.
Automatrics Limited, Forum 3, Solent Business Park, Whiteley , Hampshire. UK  PO15 7FH

Guard Systems AS


Guard Systems AS

Supplier of ”positioning technology” & ”recovery solutions”
Headquarter in Norway – represented in 9 countries
Established 1992 – Experience and ”know how”
Have done over 4.000 track and trace operations
Strong owner structure – Long term shareholders
50 employees
Approx 45.000 active systems – all over Europe

Bronze Sponsors

Harley Davidson