Conference Agenda (28 Feb)

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Thursday 28 February, 2013


08:30 – 09:00

Delegate Registration and Welcome Coffee

09:00 – 09:10

Opening Remarks

Glenn Vaughan, Executive Director, British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium

09:10 – 09:30

Keynote Address: The scale of the challenge / conference objectives

Rob Wainwright, Director, Europol

09:30 – 11:00

Session 1: High Level Roundtable Discussion - How does serious organised crime hurt legitimate business and society?

Moderated by:
Nicholas Ilett, Director, OLAF
Myria Vassiliadou, EU Anti-Trafficking Coordinator, European Commission
Michael Rauschenbach, Head of Serious and Organised Crime, Europol
Tom McHale, Chair of ECPA Anti-Counterfeit Expert Group, DuPont
Pat Heneghan, Global Head of Anti-Illicit Trade, BAT

11:00 – 11:20

Coffee Break

11:20 – 11:40

Keynote Address: Impact of organised crime on the protection of the EU's financial interests

Algirdas Šemeta, Commissioner for Taxation, Customs, Statistics, Audit and Anti-Fraud, European Commission

11:40 – 13:10

Session 2: How can technology facilitate police cooperation and stop criminals and terrorists?

Moderated by:
Isabella Chiodi, Vice President of EU Unit, IBM

11:45 – 11:55

Setting the Scene: Working together to combat (& prevent) crime

Brian Donald, Head of the Office of the Director, Europol

11:55 – 12:05

The role of technology in combating and preventing crime

Ron Fellows, Global Lead for Crime Analytics, IBM

12:05 – 12:25

Case Study: Operation Golf

Colin Carswell, Chief Inspector, Operation Golf, Joint Investigation Team - UK and Romania, London Metropolitan Police


13:10 – 14:15


14:15 – 14:35

Keynote Address: Global and trans-regional organised crime and EU external relations

David O'Sullivan, Chief Operating Officer, European External Action Service

14:35 – 14:50

Session 3: Opening Remarks

Salvatore Iacolino, Member, European Parliament

14:50 – 16:00

Session 3: Legislative and practical priorities for the EU and business

Moderated by:
Glenn Vaughan, Executive Director, British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium
Nicholas Ilett, Director, OLAF
Jakub Boratynski, Head of Unit, European Commission
Peter De Buysscher, Director - Directorate of International Police Cooperation, Belgian Federal Police
Salvatore Iacolino, Member, European Parliament

16:00 – 16:20

Keynote Speech: US-EU Cooperation in the field of Serious and Organised Crime

William E. Kennard, Ambassador to the European Union, United States Mission to the EU

16:20 – 16:30

Commercial Partners' Closing Comments

16:30 – 16:40

Closing Remarks from Europol

Brian Donald, Head of the Office of the Director, Europol



Thursday 28 February, 2013
08.30 to 16.45




Renaissance Brussels Hotel

Rue du Parnasse 19
1050 Belgium

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