I am delighted to welcome you to the second annual Financial Crime Conference which is a key component of the SOCEX (Serious and Organised Crime Exchange) series of events supporting law enforcement agencies and practitioners across the UK. I am also delighted that this year we have incorporated City of London Police into the organisation of the conference.
Over the next two days, the conference will provide opportunities to discuss and exchange intelligence relating to the detection and prosecution of serious crimes. In addition, the latest investigative techniques and methods, most up to date application and best practice regarding new powers on multi-agency investigations from those at the cutting edge tackling the current and emerging threats from Financial Crime will be discussed.
The programme offers a breadth of contributions from Companies House, CPS, Europol Criminal Assets Bureau, HM Land Registry, HMRC, Home Office, National Fraud Intelligence Bureau, National Trading Standards, NCA, Paypal, The Pensions Regulator together with the contributions of a Crown Court Judge and legal representatives from a leading QC Chambers and others actively involved in the detection of financial crime.
The two-day event is made possible by the generous support of founding partner Altia ABM., together with other business partners who are exhibiting here, and I would encourage delegates to explore the solutions that these partners are offering and supplying to the wider law enforcement community.
This event has directly led to positive change in our approach to the investigation of Financial Crime in recent years, and I have seen some of that change in my own organisation, there is no other event that brings together the issues, the thinking and the solutions in such a way and at this level.
Deputy Chief Constable
East Midlands region