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The Global Anti-Scam Summit Europe 2024

 

June 24–25 | SQUARE Brussels Meeting Centre, Belgium & Online

Online scams are the most reported type of crime. Most countries now state that between 20%-50% of all crimes reported are related to online fraud. This is only the tip of the iceberg, as only 7% of all scam victims report the crime to law enforcement. With nearly $1.026 trillion lost last year, affecting 1-in-4 individuals worldwide, fast action is required.

On June 24–25, 2024 in Brussels, Belgium, the 1st Global Anti-Scam Summit (GASS) Europe will take place. The goal of the Summit is to bring governments, consumer & financial authorities, law enforcement, brand protection agencies, and (cybersecurity) companies together to share knowledge and define joint actions to protect consumers from getting scammed.

GASS Europe follows the 4th Global Anti-Scam Summit held in October 2023 that saw participation from more than 1,100 virtual and 250 physical guests from 70+ countries. GASS Europe will be similarly organized in hybrid style. Last year's event focused on further defining the 10 Recommendations to Turn the Tide on Scams, underscoring the imperative for unified action against the increasingly sophisticated networks behind online scams.

In 2024, there will be three GASS events, with editions spanning three continents. America and Asia will each host their own GASS event for the first time in our history, with the European GASS entering its 5th year. GASS Europe aims to fortify the global network of anti-scam forces by fostering collaboration.

 

Together, these stakeholders can pool resources, share intelligence, and devise coordinated strategies to disrupt and dismantle the intricate networks perpetrating online scams. Only through concerted and unified action can we effectively combat the pervasive threat of online fraud.

Program Committee

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Abigail Bishop

Amazon

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Dr. Nino Goldbeck

Office of the Public Prosecutor General, Bamberg

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Matthias Govaerts

Belgium Police

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Alexander Pluvinage

ING bank

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Jorij Abraham

Global Anti-Scam Alliance

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Lynn van Meijgaard

Dutch Banking Association

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David Laramy

Danske Bank

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Ives Vilain

Belgium Police

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Helena Wood

Cifas

Day 1 Event Schedule:
June 24, 2024

Online & Physically at SQUARE Brussels Meeting Centre, Belgium

09:00
Plenary – Introduction Keynotes
09:40
Global State of Scams Panel
Chair: Glen Prichard, Chief Cybercrime and Anti-Money Laundering, United Nations
10:30
Break
11:30
Plenary – Global Best Practices
13:00
Lunch
14:00
Workshop 1: Awareness & Education
Karen Ghysels, ECC Director, European Consumer Centre Belgium
TBA
Workshop 2: Anti-Fraud Policy & Prosecution
Rafael Fernandes, Prosecutor & Chief Planning Officer - Prosecution Office of the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil
TBA
Andrei Skorobogatov & Ayesha Baber, UK Home Office
International Efforts to Fight Fraud
Dr. Nino Goldbeck, Senior Public Prosecutor, Office of the Public Prosecutor General in Bamberg
TBA
Workshop 3: Detection & Intervention
Workshop 4: Data Sharing
Workshop 5: Prosecution & Enforcement Workshop
Ng Li Sa, Singapore Anti-Scam Command
TBA
Aileen Yap, Singapore Anti-Scam Command
TBA
Matthias Govaerts, Chief Inspector, Belgium Police
TBA
Ives Vilain, Chief Inspector, Belgium Police
TBA
Peter Hagenaars, Politie NL
TBA
17:00
Plenary - Recap
17:15
Alexander Pluvinage & Danny Boerenhout, Anti-Fraud, ING Bank
TBA
17:35
Drinks

Day 2 Event Schedule:
June 25, 2024

Online & Physically at SQUARE Brussels Meeting Centre, Belgium

 
09:00
Plenary – Global Best Practices
10:00
Workshop 1: Financial Services
Lynn van Meijgaard, Dutch Banking Association
TBA
David Laramy, Danske Bank
TBA
Workshop 2: Telecom
Workshop 3: Big Tech & Social
Workshop 4: Registrar/Registry
Workshop 5: CyberSecurity
Joc Cing Tay, Gogolook
The Evolution of AI Scams
13:00
Lunch
14:00
Plenary – Wrap-up

When, Where & How

When

 

24th & 25th of June, 2024

Where:

SQUARE Brussels Meeting Centre, Belgium & Online

BE AWARE: TO ENTER THE CONFERENCE, YOU WILL NEED TO SHOW YOUR ID/PASSPORT. 

Virtual participants will receive a link to the live stream shortly before the summit commences.

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