Annual Fraud Conference 2019 - A reflective walk through 10 years of fraud


The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Belgium, the Institute of Internal Auditors Belgium and the Institute of Fraud Auditors

invite you to their annual Conference
19 November 2019

Enabel Conference Center - Espace Jacqmotte, Brussels

"A reflective walk through 10 years of fraud"

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Dear members and contacts,

The Institute of Fraud Auditors, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Belgium and the Institute of Internal Auditors Belgium have the pleasure to inform you that they are jointly organizing a full-day event on 19 November 2019 during the International Fraud Awareness Week. This event will take place at the Enabel Conference Center, Rue Haute 139, 1000 Brussels.




While heading to 2020, the time has come to look back on the most interesting fraud cases of the past 10 years. Understanding the past, is the most valuable approach to prevent history from repeating itself. During the current decade, we have been confronted with numerous and very diverse fraud cases such as the Fipronil case, Diesel gate, match fixing and money-laundering in the Belgian Football, recent cyber-attacks resulting in economic shutdowns of companies, …

Although there is a never-ending stream of information on those cases in the media, the real truth seems to be only available for the inner circle of insiders. This event gathers those key players willing to share their insights with you. Thanks to their different roles, they will approach the case from different angles: as a victim, internal investigator, prosecutor, perpetrator, external investigator, lawyer, internal auditor, …

Fraud Conference Agenda

The event will be moderated by Francesca Vanthielen, journalist at Kanaal Z - Canal Z.

Discover the agenda of the event:

8:30am: Welcome with coffee and breakfast

9:00am: Opening session

Sonny Luypaert, President Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Belgium

9:15am: A quick scan of the fraud cases from the past decade

Bart De Bie, Partner i-Force

9:30am: A testimonial of fraud cases in the public sector

Wim De Naeyer, Manager-auditor Audit Vlaanderen

10:15am: the FIPRONIL case, one of the most significant food scares in Europe

Klaas Vansteenkiste, Inspector National Investigative Unit FASFC (Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain)

11:00am: Coffee and networking break

11:30am: Diesel gate, How a little student lab got Volkswagen down on its knees

Marc C. Besh, Phd, Research Assistant Professor, Center for Alternative Fuels, Engines and Emissions Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, West Virginia University

12:15am: The New EU Directive protecting whistleblowers: impact for public and private sector

Vigjilenca Abazi, Dr., Maastricht University

1:00am: Lunch break

1:45pm: CEO Fraud and ransomware related incidents

Paul Gérard, Federal Prosecutor

2:30pm: The criminal use of cryptocurrencies

Christophe Landries, Federal Crime Computer Unit (FCCU)

3:15pm: Coffee and networking break

3:45pm: Elizabeth Holmes: The Fallen Angel of Silicon Valley. A psychological Analysis

Dr. Cornelis Van Putten, Director and Investigative Psychologist, Dantes Psychology Services

4:30pm: The use of penitents in a judicial investigation: a critical reflection as a result of the matchfixing case

Kris Luyckx, lawyer, Desdalex advocaten

5:15pm: Closing remarks

5:30pm – 6:30pm: Reception and networking




Event price

Early bird
(until 15 oct)


Members (1)

242 €

363 €


363 €

484 €


(1) Members of one of the 3 organising associations.


CPE: 6 hours for members of the Orde van de Vlaamse Balies

CPE: 7 hours for the ACFE/IIA/IFA members



Don’t miss this opportunity to prepare for the next decade: Stay tuned for more information coming up on this event!


We hope to welcome you there!

Sonny Luypaert
The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Belgium

Katleen Seeuws
The Institute of Internal Auditors Belgium

Rudy Hoskens
The Institute of Fraud Auditors


The “Enabel Conference centre” is located Rue Haute 139, 1000 Brussels.


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Enabel Conference Center
Espace Jacqmotte