Geolab's director Prof. Stavros Katsios at the 35th Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime
The thirty-fifth international symposium on economic crime is the most extensive and ambitious programme that has so far been 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.