Criminal organisations are increasingly present in the upper world, undermining governance in both the public sector and the private sector. Systemic fraud and infiltration pose a real threat to the systems designed to protect us against corruption, money laundering, cybercrime, trafficking and occupational fraud and abuse. Some sectors of society are more exposed 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?
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Welcome from Congress Chairman Michel Klompmaker. Introduction of speakers and programme by the Day-Chair.
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