This in person conference will examine successful methods of tackling fraud and corruption in the public sector. Attendees will be provided with an update from Cifas on the ‘Fighting Fraud and Corruption Locally Strategy 2020’ and hear from fraud experts from the Cabinet Office. In addition, best practice practitioners will share guidance on implementing effective data matching practices, building an organisational counter-fraud culture, and conducting effective fraud investigations.
This in person Conference will also feature a range of interactive sessions including live roundtables on the new normal in tackling fraud after the pandemic, as well as workshops on data matching and how to conduct fraud investigations.
What to expect
- Updates from Cifas and the Cabinet Office on effectively tackling fraud
- Structured and interactive networking sessions
- Roundtable discussions focusing on the impact of Covid-19 on tackling fraud
- Interactive questions and answers sessions using our interactive platform Mentimeter
In Addition to the In Person Event: An Additional Interactive Platform
Your delegate ticket also gives you access to our Conference online platform. Here you will be able to connect with attendees, set up virtual meetings before and after the Conference, and engage in discussion boards.
- Following an introduction from the Chair we’ll be kicking off this live, face to face event with interactive icebreakers designed to encourage early introductions ahead of further networking throughout the day.
- Get to know fellow colleagues and participants and share your key learning objectives for the day.
- Share your thoughts and ideas through live polling and comments using our interactive platform
- Expect lots of interactivity with this being a brilliant opportunity to interact, network and learn from your peers in a safe, face to face environment
- Learning lessons in Covid-19
- The use of Risk, Intelligence and Data in Counter Fraud
- Building capability and capacity
- Exploring the ‘Fighting Fraud and Corruption Locally Strategy for 2020’ and the blueprint it provides for a coordinated response to fraud
- Understanding the types of risks local authorities are dealing with in relation to fraud, especially as a result of Covid-19
- Highlighting how CIFAS is supporting the public sector in tackling fraud, through its fraud covid-19 screening service and advice and resources online
- Sharing how collaboration across the public sector can support tackling fraud
Engage with our keynote speakers and submit your questions using our interactive platform. Share your thoughts, challenges, and ideas for the keynote speakers and your peers to discuss.
During this session, delegates will be encouraged to put forward questions and their common challenges for the panel to discuss through our interactive platform.
Panellists will discuss strategies for effectively embedding a counter-fraud culture in organisations, including measures for fraud prevention, risk management and detection.
- Sharing key challenges organisations face in effectively embedding a counter-fraud culture and how to tackle them
- Discussing how to embed anti-fraud, bribery and corruption measures effectively throughout an organisation
- Highlighting the importance of robust governance and executive support in preventing and tackling fraud
- Outlining effective measures for fraud prevention to help manage risk and prevent fraud from occurring in the first place
- Sharing how data was used to detect and prevent fraud during Covid-19
- Highlighting the role of the Digital Economy Act in sharing data to prevent fraud
- Examining the future role of data in preventing and detecting fraud
By preventing bid rigging and procurement fraud you could save the taxpayer at least 20% in terms of contract costs – but how can you best do this? In this session the CMA will:
- Outline its role in tackling public sector procurement fraud
- Explain what bid-rigging and procurement fraud tactics look like in practice
- Share valuable lessons learnt from enforcement cases – where the competition watchdog has taken suppliers to task
- Signpost to advice and support for procurers
During these roundtable discussions you will assess how the pandemic has impacted fraud, what has changed and the new normal for fraud prevention and detection. These sessions will allow you to assess the challenges faced by your organisation over the course of the pandemic and share insights and solutions with other delegates.
In this series you will be able to choose one roundtable to participate in. Each session will be chaired by a fraud specialist who will be able to offer key insights to enhance learning outcomes throughout the sessions:
- Outlining how the Rapid Response intervention works to focus on an individual organisation’s vulnerabilities
- Exploring how the Rapid Response Taskforce is working to assess risk to organisations as workers return to offices post covid-19
- Understanding the different vulnerabilities faced by an organisation including, human behaviour, digital security and physical security
- Highlighting the importance of developing innovative approaches to tackling fraud and financial crime
During this short session, the chair will invite delegates to break into small groups to discuss the key themes that arose during the day and will provide an opportunity for delegates to share what they have learnt with peers.
Finally, the chair will provide some concluding remarks and share key takeaways from the day that delegates can look to implement within their organisations in the fight against fraud.
This Forum is specifically designed for Local and Central Government and the wider Public Sector. Typical job titles will include:
- Heads of Audit or Internal Audit
- Counter-Fraud and Corruption Managers
- Heads of Assurance
- Finance Directors
- Chief Executives
- Revenues and Benefits Managers
- Case Managers
- Operation Managers
- Cabinet Members for Finance and Governance
- Finance Officers
- Investigating Officers
- Procurement Business Managers
- Account Managers
- Public Sector£395+ VAT
- Voluntary Sector (Large - £1Million+ Annual Income)£325+ VAT
- Voluntary Sector (Small- Under £1Million Annual Income)£275+ VAT
- Private Sector£595+ VAT
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