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Hope to see you at the Cambridge Economic Crimes Symposium this week (Sept 1 – 8)!!

Posted by William Byrnes on August 29, 2019

It is almost 40 years now – each year the first week of September, over 2,000 delegates (government, financial institutions, large firms) from 120 countries descends on Jesus College, Cambridge University for the world’s oldest and #1 international economic crimes and money laundering risk symposium.

The Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime first convened nearly 40 years ago as a result of widespread concern that both the development and the integrity of the global financial system were at risk from those who engage in economically motivated crime, and those who would assist them.

8 days: The symposium runs over eight days and offers hundreds of opportunities to connect formally and informally. 3 meals a day together in the Jesus College Cambridge formal meals halls, drinks from 5pm until dinner every night, Jesus College Bar for after-dinner conversations and networking. Come for the week; or drop in for a day!  September 1 – September 8, 2019: registration by day or the week is here https://www.crimesymposium.org/register

120+ sessions: With the emphasis on expertise, topicality and practicality, there are over 120 plenary sessions and workshops, as well as smaller interactive workshops and think tanks.

650+ experts: The symposium’s emphasis has always been practical; therefore, we bring together experts across a range of fields to share knowledge and expertise.

It’s my 10th attendance and always come away with new ideas, much learned, and many new colleagues made through the networking. Three professors from Texas A&M University (Dr. Andrew Morriss, Dr. Lorraine Eden, and myself) will be in attendance and participating in workshops and plenary.  So if you’ve been thinking about joining the symposium but needed a push, then come meet us at the afternoon drinks after the last plenary session.

September 7th Saturday 11am plenary I will be chairing a transfer pricing and economic crimes discussion and idea generation session. Check out the full 8-day program https://www.crimesymposium.org/programme-37


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