International Risk Congress 2022: Combating Financial Economic Crime
How will we be able to combat Financial Economic Crime? Which types of crime lie at the horizon? What strategies have already been deployed in the public and private sectors? How destabilising will criminal organisations be to society during the COVID-19 pandemic and in five years from now? What types of solutions are most desirable and necessary? And are we combating FEC in an effective and concerted manner?
Criminal organisations are increasingly present in the upper world, undermining governance in both the public and private sectors. Systemic fraud and infiltration pose a real threat to the systems designed to protect us against corruption, money laundering, cybercrime, human trafficking and occupational fraud and abuse. Some sectors of society are more vulnerable than others, and thus have an urgent need to further strengthen their fraud risk governance. The public sector is evidently one of these vulnerable sectors. Are they sufficiently focusing on the serious crimes that destabilise public functions, rather than on petty crime?
Furthermore, privatisation of public functions implies a huge responsibility for protecting these functions. In the private sector, several industries are becoming increasingly aware that financial economic crime can pose a serious risk to the objectives of a company. But are all of the players sufficiently aware of this? Are they adequately funded and empowered to respond to this risk, and are they responding in a coordinated manner? We can only find out by listening to the organisations that are currently spearheading the fight against Financial Economic Crime.
The backgrounds of the speakers at our Congress are diverse and consist of: five different nationalities, three visionary keynote speakers, four top experts in a moderated panel, and one FEC professor who will wrap up the Congress and contemplate on what lies ahead. All of these speakers will be hosted by our eminent day chairman Evert-Jan Lammers. Several conference partners will also provide lunchworkshops. Two short movies will also provide extra food for thought. So, we can guarantee an exciting afternoon, which will also be followed by a networking cocktail at the headquarters of Euroclear in Brussels.