MEDIA RELEASE

12th November 2020

SOCEX CONFERENCE TARGETS TRIPLE ATTENDANCE

This year’s SOCEX Economic Crime Conference will be a virtual event with a new format, greater audience engagement and the aim to triple attendance to over 1,000.

Founded and sponsored by Altia-ABM, SOCEX is Europe’s leading conference for those investigating fraud and economic crime, uniting the leading experts in intelligence, detection, enforcement, technology, regulation and best practice.

The speakers include:

  • Nikki Holland QPM, Director of Investigations, National Crime Agency
  • David Whitehouse-Hayes, Head of Policy Engagement and Assurance, Counter Fraud Centre of Expertise at the Cabinet Office
  • Tom Keatinge, Director, RUSI Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies
  • Ian Dyson, Commissioner of the City of London Police
  • Mick Beattie, National coordinator, National Police Chiefs’ Council Financial Crime Portfolio, Derbyshire Police HQ
  • Jacquie Connor, Head of Financial Investigation Unit, Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service
  • Dr Elisabeth Carter, University of Roehampton London
  • Andrew Penhale, Head of Specialist Fraud Division, Crown Prosecution Service
  • Paul W Roden, Head of Investigations UK, HSBC

This year’s event will be spread over seven days and will adopt a Netflix-style format so that attendees can access the content at a time that suits them.

The live webcasts will be broadcast as scheduled, with pre-recorded content released throughout the week in a series of ‘episodes’ to give the audience time to view and reflect on each presentation.

For the first time the presentations will be made available on-demand beyond the event itself, adding to the educational element of the conference. During the live webcasts, attendees will be able to question the presenters and interact with each other through a streaming Q and A.

Rob Sinclair, CEO of Altia-ABM said: "We are proud to continue to sponsor SOCEX and to support the law enforcement community. This is a perfect forum for networking, sharing best practice and the development of ideas, particularly at a time when economic crime is an increasing threat to businesses and individuals. The UK leads the world in investigating and prosecuting fraud and we are delighted to sponsor this event. Our thanks go to Ian Dyson of City of London Police, for acting as Chair.”

Martin Jack of Think Different Events said: “This new hybrid event structure will bring an extra dimension to the SOCEX conferences. Despite being virtual, the conference will still include opportunities to network and learn from peers in the law enforcement community. The format will also enable a wider audience, nationally and internationally, to participate.”

The conference will take place between Wednesday 25 November and Tuesday 1 December, hosted on a multi-functional events platform, providing delegates with both on-demand content along with studio-quality live broadcasts streamed directly to delegates’ laptops and mobile devices. Presentations will be available via Soundcloud as an audiocast in addition to being made available on video.

Martin Jack continued: “Networking has always been an important factor of the SOCEX Conferences and, while physical networking is ruled out, delegates will have the ability to connect with others. By highlighting topics of interest during the registration process, two or more delegates can take the opportunity to connect and continue the discussion via the conference platform.

“This ability to host individual one-to-one networking meetings, for delegates, partners and other stakeholders, will seek to recreate what has become a core aspect of the face to face events over the years.”

The first session begins on 25th November at 10am. To register please visit: SOCEX Economic Crime Conference.

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Media contact:
Caroline Middleton Gordon, Media House International
caroline@mediahouse.co.uk  07759 258844

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