ACFE Hosts European Fraud Conference in Brussels this April


Koen Albers, ACFE Belgian Chapter President 

The Belgium Chapter of the ACFE is proud to host the 2011 ACFE European Fraud Conference, April 17-19, the first one organized on the European continent. We are excited to welcome all anti-fraud professionals. Whether European or not, whether already an ACFE member or not, Brussels is looking forward to your visit.

In a couple of months, we will welcome anti-fraud professionals from all over Europe and the rest of the world to Brussels, Belgium: the city where Northern Europe meets Southern Europe, the capital of the European Union and the European community, and the location of many international and European headquarters. Whether you are a first-time visitor or a regular guest, you will appreciate the great food and ambiance (and some of the best chocolates and beer in the world).

The 2011 ACFE European Fraud Conference will take place in the center of Brussels, where there are many hotels, restaurants and sights, all within walking distance. There are also many convenient places to continue your networking after a day of challenging presentations and to discuss hot fraud topics with experts, including many local European speakers, from all over the world. The ACFE conference is an excellent value for your money. I’m looking forward to a couple of great days packed with a wide variety of topics and the option to choose the sessions that best suit you.

Why not come a couple of days early and spend the Saturday exploring the great city? Or, visit the Atomium and Mini-Europe, where you can see all the major European sites in just a couple of hours. On Sunday, after a morning stroll on the famous flea and antique market of the Marolles, followed by an early lunch in one of the typical brasserie restaurants, you can attend the Pre-Conference workshop to get the latest information regarding the UK Bribery Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the bribery and corruption efforts of the OECD.

Monday and Tuesday are packed with experienced speakers sharing their knowledge and providing you with practical tips that will help you think outside the box to consider new approaches that can make a difference in your fraud practise. Enjoy the excellent food served at lunches whilst continuing to get informed on the latest fraud fighting methods by expert speakers of well-known organizations. I’m especially looking forward to the great mix of speakers from all over the European continent, the UK and the United States. This conference is a great opportunity to meet representatives from Europol, government agencies, private companies, world-renowned journalist and author Jeffrey Robinson, and the ACFE President and CEO James D. Ratley.

See you soon!

To register or for more information, go here.