Event: Art Fraud

The Institute of Fraud Auditors (IFA) aims to set the scene to launch the debate on Fraud in the Art Sector by bringing together representatives of the art sector, international experts, public sector investigators, academics, forensic auditors and other stakeholders.

During the event, the various types of fraud in the art sector will be discussed such as fake art, stolen art and money laundering. Creating transparency and increasing awareness of the personal risks for the various players, is the basis to move towards fraud prevent, detection and integer behavior in the art sector


Friday 7th October 2022

Agenda of the day:

  • 13h00 - 13h30 : Arrival of the guests
  • 13h30 - 13h40 : Welcome speech by IFA President Rudy Hoskens
  • 13h40 - 14h15 : “Keeping the church in the middle: the particular role of the Directorate General Economic Inspection (DGIE) in the fight against fraud in the art sector. ” by Michiel Vervloet, Investigator Directorate-General Economic Inspection
  • 14h15 - 14h45 : “Art fraud in context” by Dr. Naomi Oosterman, permanent lecturer Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • 14h45 - 15h00 : Break
  • 15h00 - 15h30 : “Recovering Stolen Art: Case Studies from the Recovery of Nazi Loot, Private Sector Theft, Cultural Heritage, and Fraud” by Christopher A. Marinello, CEO & Founder, Art Recovery International
  • 15h30 - 16h00 : “Insurance of art, mission impossible?” by Eric Hemeleers, Insurance broker Eeckman Art & Insurance
  • 16h00 - 16h15 : “The ‘Art’ of Forensic Auditing” – What is the role of the forensic auditor in arts fraud?” by Peter Leyman, Executive Director Forensic & Integrity Services, EY
  • 16h15 - 17h00 : Panel debate with the speakers and other experts; closing remarks by IFA president
  • 17h00 - 18h00 : Guided tour at the Wiels Contemporary Art museum
  • 18h00 - 19h30 : Networking reception


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Registration for the event is open to everyone.   Register here !


WIELS, the centre for Contemporary Art in Brussels, offers art exhibitions with new ideas, artworks, practices and perspectives.

Built in 1930 as the flagship of the Wielemans-Ceuppens brewery by architect Adrien Blomme, the building which is now home to WIELS (also known as the Blomme building or the Wielemans tower) still brims with elements that recall its industrial past. During the renovations in 2005-2008, some of these elements were restored and remain available to be enjoyed by modern-day visitors. A prime example is the brewing hall with its copper vats, tiling, windows and special light, one of the best kept remnants from this illustrious past.




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