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Thirty-Fifth International Symposium on Economic Crime

The 35thCambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime Preventing and controlling economic crime in the modern world – whose responsibility and are they really up to it?
When Sep 03, 2017 01:00 PM to
Sep 10, 2017 12:00 PM
Where Jesus College
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Contact Phone + 44 (0) 1223 872160
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The thirty-fifth international symposium on economic crime is the most extensive and ambitious programme that we have so far attempted. The over-arching theme is simply who is responsible for protecting us from economic crime and
are they up to this important task? If not, then how can we assist them to do a better job – for all our sakes!

These vital issues are pursued in a practical, applied and relevant manner, by those who with the benefit of experience are best placed to do so. The symposium, although held in one of the world’s leading universities and recognising the significance of intelligent deliberation, is not a talking shop for those with vested interests – official or commercial. We strive to offer a rich and deep analysis of the real issues and in particular threats to our institutions and economies presented by economically motivated crime and misconduct. We are also equally concerned to offer and assist in developing if not solutions at least better practices based on real experience and application. Therefore, well over 600 experts from around the world will share their experience and knowledge with other participants drawn from policy makers, law enforcement, compliance, regulation, business and the professions. The programme is drawn up with the
support of a great number of agencies and organisations throughout the world and the Organising Institutions and principal sponsors greatly value this global commitment.

In considering how to better discourage and control economic crime we examine the real threats facing our economies and in particular those who look after other people’s wealth not just from criminals and terrorists, but also indirectly as
a result of law enforcement and regulatory intervention. We also context these risks and the responses not only in terms of the law, but also regulation and especially compliance practice. Therefore in every specialist panel or workshop there is an array of relevant practical experience and expertise.

In recent years the symposium has attracted well over 1,800 participants from over 90 countries. This year will be no different, although we are privileged to with the support of China be able to give a special focus in some parts of the
programme on its particular circumstances and the impact on the rest of us. As in previous symposia we do not focus on a single – no matter how important issue. Just spend a few minutes to look through the 35th Symposium programme, I
am confident that you will be impressed by its depth, breadth and relevance. The symposium is not an ordinary conference. It was conceived to fulfil a very practical purpose - to promote understanding of the real issues in controlling economically motivated crime and facilitate co-operation and effective action, ideally preventive. Consequently, we make every effort to foster networking and promoting meaningful co-operation.

The annual symposium over the last thirty-five years has brought together in one of the oldest medieval Colleges of the University of Cambridge, ministers, legislators, senior officials, diplomats, judges, regulators, law enforcement,
intelligence and security officers, financial intermediaries, bankers, professional advisers, compliance and risk officers and researchers from around the world. This programme is structured to provide a depth and breadth of opportunity -
second to none, for those participating in the symposium to become aware not only of existing, but also new threats, and how best to address them.

The Cambridge Symposium is not and has never been just a conference. It is organised on a non-profit making basis by some of the world’s most respected academic and research institutions with the active involvement and support of
numerous governmental and inter-governmental organisations. Those who are concerned to protect and promote the integrity and wellbeing of their national economy, institution or enterprise – or who are concerned to better understand
the risks facing business today, cannot afford to miss this very special event.

The above programme is confirmed subject to where the contrary is indicated by an asterisk. Inevitably given the number of speakers and panellists there will be changes and a fully updated programme will be available on the website,

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