International Fraud Awareness Week  

Agenda, November 18. - 22. 2019.

In cooperation with many eminent experts, we are aiming to initiate a dialogue about exposure to corruption and fraud, prevention and consequences, as well as the challenges and trends in the fight against corruption and fraud.

Monday, November 18, 2019.

Central conference

Location: Hotel Holiday, Zmaja od Bosne 4, Sarajevo


08:30 - 09:00

09:00 - 09:15
Opening ceremony
: Welcoming speech

09:15 - 09:30
Keynote Speaker: Eric Nelson, U.S. Ambassador to BiH

09:30 - 09:45
Keynote Speaker: Johanna Strömquist, Swedish Ambassador to BiH

09:45 - 10:00
Keynote SpeakerMatthew Field, British Ambassador to BiH

10:00 - 11:30
Panel discussion: “Improving investment climate through combating corruption and fraud”
Moderator: Manuela Naessl, Head of EBRD BiH


  • Emanuel Salinas, Country Manager for BiH and Montenegro, World Bank
  • Sandrine Friscia, Representative for BiH and Montenegro, European Investment Bank
  • Stana Marić, Principal, Investigations, EBRD, London
  • Alexander Skrzynski, Principal Risk Officer, IFC, Vienna
  • Gordan Milinić, Director, FIPA
  • Matea Tadić-Antičević, Finance manager, dm drogerie markt
  • Ivana Korajlic, Director, Transparency International

11:30 - 11:45
- Coffee Break

11:45 – 11:55
Keynote Speaker: Kathleen Kavalec, Head of the OSCE Mission to BiH

11:55 - 13:25
Panel discussion: “Global trends and experiences in the fight against corruption”

Moderators: Mathias Muehle and Tihana Puzić, Team leader and Senior Advisor of the GIZ Programme „Strengthening of Public Institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina“


  • Pauline Arifin, Anti-Corruption Expert, Certified Lead Auditor Anti-Bribery Management System (ABMS), SustaIN, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Sylvia Aluoch, Lawyer, Advisor on Public Procurement, Internal Controls and Asset Recovery at the GIZ Programme „Strengthening Good Governance“, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Mwaniki Gachoka, Commissioner of the Ethics and Anti-Coruption Commission of Kenya and former Chairman of the Public Procurement Review Board of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Yuri Sidorovich, Managing Partner and Forensic leader for Deloitte's Adriatic Region

13:25 - 13:35
Presentation of Survey results: “Students’ perception of fraud and corruption in BIH.”

13:35 - 13:40

Student contest: “Announcing the winner: Say no to fraud with your Instagram profile!”

13:40 - 14:40
Networking - Catering

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019.

Anti-Corruption and Anti-Fraud Conference

Location: Hotel Holiday, Zmaja od Bosne 4, Sarajevo


08:30 - 09:00

09:00 - 09:05
Opening speech

9:05 - 9:30
Introductory presentation: “Regional cybersecurity trends - What can possibly go wrong?”, Lajos Antal, Cyber Risk services leader, Deloitte Central Europe

9:30 - 10:30
Panel discussion: „Cybersecurity regulations & trends and repercussions for BiH“
Moderator: Lajos Antal, Cyber Risk services leader, Deloitte Central Europe


  • Vladica Babić, Assistant Director, Agency for Prevention of Corruption and coordination of the Fight Against of Corruption
  • Predrag Puharić, Cyber crime consultant, CISO at the Faculty of Criminalistics, Criminology and Security Studies and Director of Criminal Policy Research Centre
  • Sanja Čatibović, Project Officer for Security Co-operation, OSCE
  • Zlatan Omerspahić, Data Protection and Compliance Lawyer, NSoft
  • Sanela Stupar, CISO, NLB Banka

10:30 - 10:40

Presentation: "Law Implications and Tools for the Protection of Whistleblowers"Aida Hamur, Legal consultant, Deloitte BiH

10:40 - 10:55
- coffee break

10:45 – 11:10
Movie screening: „Oni pobjeđuju: Borko Josifovski (Al Jazeera Balkans)

11:10 - 12:45
Panel discussion: “The role of media and NGOs in Whistleblowers protection“

Moderator: Amra Softić, Program Development Manager, Fondation INFOHOUSE


  • Mevludin Džindo, Assistant Director, Agency for prevention of corruption and coordination of the fight against corruption
  • Emir Mehmedović, Chief Administrative Inspector, Ministry of Justice BiH
  • Nermin Kadribašić, Consultant, Lucid Lin
  • Dženana Alađuz, Director, INFOHOUSE Fondation
  • Vladimir Radomirović, Founder of the portal Piš (Skype)
  • Edo Čelebić, News Editor, Al Jazeera
  • Jelena Jevtić, Journalist, Center for Investigative Reporting
  • Nebojša Milanović, Lawyer, Milanović Law Office

12:45 - 13:00
Coffee Break

13:00 - 13:15
Presentation: „Fraud in Financial and Tax Law: Overview and Recommendations“, Doc. dr. Edina Sudžuka, Faculty of Law, University of Sarajevo

13:15 - 14:30 Panel discussion: “Procurement Fraud and How to Prevent It”

Moderator: Manuela Naessl, Head of EBRD BiH

  • Evgeny Smirnov, Associate Director, Procurement Policy and Advisory Department, EBRD, London
  • Mathias Muehle, Team leader of the GIZ Programme „Strengthening of Public, Institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina“
  • Dražen Vidaković, Head of Department for Legal Affairs, Public Procurement Agency of BIH
  • Nermin Lapandić, Ministry of Defence and Faculty of Administration
  • Zoran Jachev, Team Leader, EU project “Institutional support for Anti-corruption” (IPAK)
  • Aleksandra Martinović, Board member, Transparency International

14:30 - 15:30
Catering and Networking

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019.

„Youth Financial Crime Academy„

Location: School of Business and Economics Sarajevo, Trg oslobođenja - Alija Izetbegović 1, Sarajevo


09:00 - 09:30

09:30 - 09:35
Opening speech

09:35 - 10:50
Presentation & Case study: „Forensic Investigation Introduction“

  • Vedran Arnautović, Manager, Financial Services, Deloitte
  • Adnan Bahtanović, Senior Manager, Audit Services, Deloitte

10:50 - 12:00
Lecture and Worshop: „Money laundering: Concept, consequences and practical examples“, Damjan Rezek, Expert, European Union IPA Twinning Project, "Support to the Fight against Money Laundering"

12:00 - 12:15

12:15 - 13:30
Lecture and Workshop: „Personality, criminal behavior and corruption“, Erduan Kafedžić, Head of the Anti-corruption and Quality Control Office of Canton Sarajevo

13:30 – 13:40

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Thursday, November 21, 2019.

EU and BiH: Together for Strong Rule of Law

Location: EU Info centre Sarajevo, Skenderija 3a, Sarajevo


10:00 – 10:15
Press conference

10:30 – 12:00
Moderated roundtable discussion: Rule of Law reform in BiH through the eyes of EU projects
Moderator: Leila Bičakčić, Director, Center for Investigative Reporting

12:00 – 13:00
Tête à tête' discussions and networking

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Friday, November, 22. 2019.

Panel discussion: „Fraud and corruption in arbitration“

Location: Deloitte Sarajevo, Zmaja od Bosne 12c, Sarajevo

12:00 - 13:30
Panel discussion: „Fraud and corruption in arbitration“
Moderator: Armela Ramić, Attorney at Law and Co-Founder of the Arbitri Association


  • Nevena Jevremović, President, Arbitri Association
  • Almir Gagula, Lawyer, Law office Gagula
  • Dika Osmanović, Foreign Investment Promotion Agency of BiH
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Webinar: "The difference between tax evasion and tax avoidance and how to reduce the risk of misclassification".

9:00 - 10:00
Emir Ibišević
, Head of Tax, Legal and BPS Department, Deloitte BiH

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