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Thank you to all who attended the European Serious & Organised Crime Conference 2015, which took place on the 22nd April 2015 at the Renaissance Brussels Hotel.


This year's conference provided a platform for EU policymakers and law enforcement authorities to discuss with business leaders means of fighting serious and transnational crime which poses an increasing threat to EU and global security. In addition, it focussed on the Serious Organised Crime priorities agreed by Council for 2013-2017 and, in particular, counterfeit goods, excise & VAT fraud. Discussions also dealt with the impact of terrorism and cyber crime on Europe’s ability to do business, while examining the emerging, significant links between human trafficking and forms of organised criminal activities.

Speakers include

Kristalina Georgieva

Kristalina Georgieva

Vice-President for Budget and Human Resources

European Commission

Rob Wainwright

Rob Wainwright



Matthias Ruete

Matthias Ruete

Director General, DG HOME

European Commission

Ingeborg Gräßle

Ingeborg Gräßle

MEP, Chair of the Committee for Budgetary Control

European Parliament

Nicholas Ilett

Nicholas Ilett

Director of Investigations




The speaker presentations that have been received can be found below:


Ernesto Savona

Maria-Manuela Cabral

Ewan Duncan


*Please note that not all speakers granted permission for their presentations to be pulished. Should you require any further information, please contact Rhian Morgan on or on +44 (0) 2920 783 026.


Further Information


Economic activity in Europe is subject to a range of pressures, not least the impact of organised crime on citizens and legitimate business. With employment and economic growth key priorities for the new Juncker Commission, set within a new institutional structure aimed at ensuring greater coordination in policymaking across the college, the conference will focussed on the most pressing criminal activities damaging growth prospects, how cross-sector, cross agency cooperation can deliver on the targets to tackle serious organised crime and what the new European Commission’s focus will be in the field of home affairs.


Sessions at the conference will focussed on:


- What impact is serious organised crime & terror having on Europe’s security & economy?

- How can business play its part in combating serious organised crime?

- Is Europe's response adequate and what will success look like?


For further information on this event, please contact Rhian Morgan on or on +44 (0) 2920 783 026.




Wednesday 22 April, 2015
08.30 to 16.30




Renaissance Brussels Hotel

Rue du Parnasse 19
1050 Belgium

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