Annual Fraud Conference

Fraud Conference 2019

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On 19 November 2019, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Belgium, the Institute of Internal Auditors Belgium and the Institute of Fraud Auditors organised their annual Conference on Fraud Awarness.  An overview of the presentations is provided. Copies of the presentations are only available to the participants of the conference

Introduction

While heading to 2020, the time has come to look back on the most interesting fraud cases of the past 10 years. Understanding the past, is the most valuable approach to prevent history from repeating itself. During the current decade, we have been confronted with numerous and very diverse fraud cases such as the Fipronil case, Diesel gate, match fixing and money-laundering in the Belgian Football, recent cyber-attacks resulting in economic shutdowns of companies, …

Although there is a never-ending stream of information on those cases in the media, the real truth seems to be only available for the inner circle of insiders. This event gathers those key players willing to share their insights with you. Through their different roles, they will approach the case from different angles: as a victim, internal investigator, prosecutor, perpetrator, external investigator, lawyer, internal auditor, …

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Agenda

The event was moderated by Francesca Vanthielen, journalist at Kanaal Z - Canal Z.

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The welcome session

Sonny Luypaert, President Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Belgium

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A quick scan of the fraud cases from the past decade

Bart De Bie, Partner i-Force

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A testimonial of fraud cases in the public sector

Wim De Naeyer, Audit Vlaanderen

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The FIPRONIL case, one of the most significant food scares in Europe

Klaas Vansteenkiste, Inspector National Investigative Unit FASFC (Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain)

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Diesel gate, How a little student lab got Volkswagen down on its knees

Marc Besch, Researcher at Center for Alternative Fuels, Engines and Emissions - Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, West Virginia University

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The new EU Directive protecting whistleblowers: impacts for the public and private sector

Vigjilenca Abazi, Dr., Maastricht University

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CEO Fraud and ransomware related incidents

Paul Gérard, Federal Prosecutor

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The criminal use of cryptocurrencies

Christophe Landries, Federal Crime Computer Unit (FCCU)

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Elizabeth Holmes: The Fallen Angel of Silicon Valley. A psychological Analysis

Dr. Cornelis Van Putten, Director and Investigative Psychologist, Dantes Psychology Services

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The use of penitents in a judicial investigation: a critical reflection as a result of the matchfixing case

Kris Luyckx, lawyer, Desdalex advocaten

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Closing remarks

  • Sonny Luypaert - The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Belgium 
  • Bart De Bie - The Institute of Fraud Auditors
  • Katleen Seeuws - The Institute of Internal Auditors Belgium

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Q&A

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Thank you to our sponsors

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And also thanks to the numerous participants

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