26-27 November, Stratford-upon-Avon

 The 4th annual SOCEX economic crime conference will take place on 26-27 November in Stratford-upon-Avon, uniting the UK’s leading figures in the investigation  and prevention of financial crime.

SOCEX (the Serious & Organised Crime Exchange) enables policy makers and senior figures in the law enforcement community, both public and private sector, to share best practice, case studies and expertise.

Among the experts who will make a presentation at this year’s conference are:

  • Karen Baxter – Commander and National Co-ordinator for Economic Crime, City of London Police
  • His Honour Judge Michael Hopmeier – Circuit Judge, Southwark Crown Court
  • Toby Davies – Head of Banknote Resilience, Bank of England
  • Steve Kidd – International Cooperation and Development Team, the Home Office
  • Mike Haley – Chief Executive Officer, CIFAS
  • Ben Russell – Deputy Director, National Economic Crime Centre
  • Matt Allen – Head of Financial Crime Strategy, Santander
  • Helena Wood – Associate Fellow of the Royal United Services Institute

Topics to be addressed will include: the future of cash; cyber-crime; how gold continues to be targeted by money launderers; the evolution of pension scams; and the use of UK companies in global money laundering.

SOCEX has expanded from a single annual event attended by 250 people to two events per year – one focusing on strategic enforcement and one on economic crime – each attended by 400 people and spread over two days. Altia-ABM is the headline sponsor and co-founder of SOCEX events.

Ian Watson, CEO of Altia-ABM said:

“We are delighted to continue to sponsor SOCEX and to be able to hear from the leading professionals in the field.

“Public-private partnerships have become a key strategy underpinning the prevention of economic crime in the UK. Altia-ABM is privileged to work with the world’s leading experts in the detection and prevention of serious economic crime which costs the UK £190 billion per year and causes real suffering to individual victims. SOCEX is a chance for us to give something back to the law enforcement community.”

Altia-ABM’s software is used by every police force in the UK, HMRC, local authorities and the Home Office as well as law enforcement agencies in South America, Australia, Asia and North America.