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Fraud and Corruption Conference 2017

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The Serious Fraud Office hosted the Fraud and Corruption Conference 2017 ‘Bringing together the old and new’ at Sky City Conference Centre in Auckland on Thursday 23 February 2017.

Fraud and corruption are not new crimes. Today’s perpetrators are finding new ways to deceive and corrupt. The challenge for law enforcement, government and the business community is to stay one step ahead of the offenders by embracing new methods and technology to prevent, detect and prosecute those responsible.

We were delighted to be joined by a high calibre of international speakers who shared their experiences with us and contributed to the conversation of how we tackle these crimes with new methods of investigation, intelligence and innovation.

If you joined us for this event, thank you for coming along. We hope you enjoyed the thought provoking and challenging day as much as we did.

Speakers* included:

Alexandra Wrage, Canada
Alexandra Wrage is president and founder of TRACE. She speaks frequently on topics of international law, anti-corruption initiatives and the hidden costs of corruption. Alexandra is a former member of FIFA’s Independent Governance Committee and served on the 2015 B20 Taskforce on Anti-Corruption.

David Green CB QC, United Kingdom 
David was appointed Director of the UK Serious Fraud Office in 2012 after a career that involved 25 years of prosecuting and defending at the Criminal Bar and was the first Director of Revenue and Customs Prosecutions.

Michael Kelly, United States of America  
Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) Michael P. Kelly manages the Economic Crimes Squad for the FBI’s Boston Field Office. In that role, he oversees investigations involving money laundering, financial institution and mortgage fraud, corporate and securities fraud, intellectual property rights violations and other complex financial crimes. SSA Kelly has been with the FBI for approximately 12 years, working exclusively on criminal matters. 

Kera Langlois, Singapore
Kera Langlois is a Special Agent with the United States Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) based in Singapore.

Steve van Aperen, Australia
As an expert on human behaviour, Steve shows companies and government departments how to read and interpret micro expressions, distress signals and facial expressions. A person may be able to lie with words but their body language is much more overt. 

Nick McKenzie, Australia
Nick McKenzie is a leading Australian investigative newspaper and broadcast journalist. He has won Australia’s highest journalism award, the Walkley award, seven times for investigations spanning a diverse range of topics including corruption and integrity issues in public sector and policing agencies, the criminal justice system, corporate corruption and international bribery by large multinationals. 

Q&A Session
Facilitated by Solicitor-General Una Jagose.

*Presentations count towards Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours for Accountants attending the event.