Scores of fraud fighters came from the United Kingdom and the continent to learn practical procedures unique to Europe at the 7th Annual European Fraud Conference
Oct. 28-29 in London.
Attendees at the 7th Annual European Fraud Conference not only had many opportunities to network but they had a choice of 12 breakout sessions within three tracks - Current Issues, High Tech, and Practical Fraud Techniques.
Ken Farrow, detective superintendent, City of London Police, presented the first day's keynote address on "UK Law Enforcement and Fraud Investigation." During the first working lunch, Chris Brogan, corporate investigator for Security International Limited in London, spoke on "European Directive on Data Protection: How Does it Impact on the Investigation of Fraud & Money Laundering?" The first general session featured Nick Ridley, CFE, an intelligence analyst with Europol, who presented the talk, "Money Laundering from the European Perspective."
Gerrit F. de Gooyer, Associate Member, independent security consultant in Amsterdam, gave the fraud fighters an update on "E-Movement of Funds" during his keynote address on the second day. Harold Warren, Associate Member, retired U.S. treasury agent with the Internal Revenue Service, shared his expertise on "Money Laundering from the U.S. Perspective" during the second working lunch. And during the closing session, Joseph T. Wells, CFE, CPA, founder and Chairman of the board of the Association, reviewed the PricewaterhouseCoopers 2001 European Economic Crime Survey and the ACFE's 2002 Report to the Nation during his message, "Occupational Fraud: How Bad is it?"
Participants enjoyed a gala conference dinner on the second night of the conference.