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International Fraud Awareness Week in Croatia

16 to 20 November 2020

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Deloitte Croatia, together with numerous partners*, is joining the global efforts against financial crime, fraud, and corruption, by commemorating the International Fraud Awareness Week, from 16 to 20 November 2020, for the second time in Croatia.

In cooperation with a number of 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.

The entire Week will be held under the patronage of the Presidency of Croatia.

The International Fraud Awareness Week has been established in 2000 by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) to help increase public knowledge of the risk of fraud and since then, hundreds of organizations worldwide joined the Initiative to help in shining a spotlight on this global problem and promote anti-fraud awareness and prevention. 

This year, the Week will be organized in Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro and Northern Macedonia.

* Partners: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), European Commission Representation in the Republic of Croatia, Global Compact Croatia, Croatian Employers Association (CEA), Croatian National Bank (CNB), Croatian Banking Association (CBA), Croatian Financial Services Supervisory Agency (HANFA), International Chamber of Commerce Croatia (ICC), Ministry of Justice, The Commission for Conflict of Interest, World Bank, University of Zagreb - Faculty of Economics, Libertas University, Faculty of Economics in Osijek, University College PAR, VERN' University, Zagreb Stock Exchange , Office of the Ombudsman, OECD Croatia, Algebra University College, CODUPO.

This year's edition of the International Fraud Awareness Week will be organized in strict compliance with all epidemiological measures and recommendations that will be in force at the time of the event.

Under the patronage of the President of the Republic of Croatia

AGENDA:

The organizer reserves the right to make changes to the agenda.

General Opening Ceremony
Croatian Employer Association (Hybrid event)

REGISTRATION

  • 08:30 – 09:00: Registration
  • 09:00 – 09:15: Welcome Message and Official Opening:
    • Ph.D. Damir Zorić, General Director, Croatian Employer Association
    • Vedrana Jelušić Kašić, Partner, Deloitte Croatia
    • Martina Drvar, Vicegovernor of the Croatian National Bank and Member of the EBA Management Board
    • Ph.D. Ante Žigman, President of the Board of Hanfa
  • 09:15 – 09:30: Lecture: "Anti-Corruption Strategy 2021-2030 – Step Forward in Fighting Corruption”
    Ivan Crnčec, Assistant Minister and President of the Council for Fraud Prevention, Ministry of Justice
  • 09:30 – 09:45: Presentation of the Results of the Student Anti-corruption Survey,
    Stjepan Bradvica, Student at Faculty of Economics and Business Zagreb and Member of Student Council
  • 09:45 – 10:00: Lecture: “Operational Risk in Changing Business Model in the Financial Sector”, Martina Drvar, Vicegovernor of the Croatian National Bank and Member of the EBA Management Board
  • 10:00 – 10:15: Lecture: “Role of EBA in AML/CFT Supervision: Development of AML/CFT Policy for Competent Authorities and Financial Institutions in EU”, Piers Haben, Director, European Banking Authority
  • 10:15 – 11:15: Panel: “AML in 2020 and Onwards”
    Moderator: Vedrana Jelušić Kašić, Partner, Deloitte Croatia
    Panelists: 
    • Martina Drvar, Vicegovernor of the Croatian National Bank and Member of the EBA Management Board
    • Ph.Stjepan Šutija, Head of Anti-Money Laundering Office, HANFA
    • Ante Biluš, Deputy Director, Anti-Money Laundering Office - Ministry of Finance
    • Petar Repušić, CEO, Partner banka 
    • Dinko Lucić, CEO, Privredna banka Zagreb

 

Financial Crime Academy
Deloitte; Virtual meeting: Zoom
The event will be held in English

REGISTRATION

  • 11:30 – 11:40: Welcome Speech: Una German, Head of Forensics, Deloitte Serbia
  • 11:40 – 12:30: Lecture: "Office for money laundering prevention: EU regulation on AML, good practice, etc.”; Branka Glojnarič and Leo Pongračič, Ministry of Finance, Republic of Slovenia
  • 12:30 – 13:15: Lecture: "Fraud Prevention and Detection – perspectives from the European Investment Bank”; Catalina Manea, European Investment Bank
  • 13:15 – 14:00: Lectures:
    • How technology can assist with ongoing customer due diligence?
    • AML/CFT sanctions risks and regulatory requirements suitable to be addressed by technologies, including other risk that customer can pose?
    • Typical issues with monitoring of transactions and customer behaviour. Why superb technology is not enough?
    • How to ensure your screening solutions are adequate?

Vladimir Cupal, Assistant Director, FA Deloitte Czech Republic and Aries Spilkin, Forensic Manager, Deloitte Slovakia

  • 14:00 – 14:45
    Lecture: „How Public-Private and Private-Private Partnerships can contribute in the fight against financial crime?”
    Maarten Rijssenbeek, Partner, Deloitte Netherlands
  • 14:45 – 15:15: Lectures:
    1. Engagement third party suppliers for the delivery of key financial crime processes as a cost-effective and efficient solution to manage AML compliance.
    2. Possibilities and obligations resulting from the regulations regarding the outsourcing in Poland and Slovenia.
    3. Presentation of specificity of Know Your Customer (“KYC”) remediation as example of outsourced process.

Monika Strzelecka, Manager, Forensic and Financial Crime, Deloitte Poland

  • 15:15 – 15:45: Lecture: Whistleblowing
    1. Regulatory requirements and upcoming changes (EU Directive)
    2. Whistleblowing as the most effective fraud detection tool (based on ACFE research)
    3. Effective implementation of whistleblowing
    4. Presentation of Deloitte Halo

Adam Kwiecien, Manager, Forensic and Financial Crime, Deloitte Poland
Alexandru-Ovidiu Nae, Manager, Forensic Services, Deloitte Romania
Elton Mata, Senior Associate, Forensic Services, Deloitte Romania

  • 15:45 - 16:15: Lecture: Cyber crime,
    Thomas S. Dougherty, Senior Trial Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ), Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section
  • 16:15 - 16:30: Wrap up

CENTRAL FRAUD CONFERENCE;
Croatian Employer Association (Hybrid event)

REGISTRATION

  • 09:00 – 09:30: Registration
  • 09:30 – 09:45: Opening Speeches:
    • Vedrana Jelušić Kašić, Partner, Deloitte Croatia
    • Kristina Posavec, Deputy State Secretary, Central State Office for the Development of Digital Society
  • 09:45 – 10:00: Lecture: „State of Information Security in Croatia”, Ines Šarić, COO, Diverto
  • 10:00 – 10:15: Lecture: "Security for the Future: Work Smart and Stay Safe”, Boris Tešija, Manager, Deloitte United States
  • 10:15 – 11:15: Panel: „New Safe – Doing Business in Cyber Fraud World”, Moderator: Vedrana Jelušić Kašić, Partner, Deloitte Croatia
    Panelists:
    • Kristina Posavec, Deputy State Secretary, Central State Office for the Development of Digital Society
    • Nikola Dujmović, CEO, Span 
    • Lucijan Carić, CEO, DefenseCode 
    • Goran Oparnica, Director, INsig2
    • Plamenko Barišić, CEO, KING ICT
  • 11:15 – 11:45: Break
  • 11:45 – 12:00: Lecture: „The New Area of GDPR Compliance and Dealing with Cyber-attacks”, Tarja Krehić, Managing Partner at Law Firm KREHIĆ & PARTNERS in collaboration with Deloitte Legal
  • 12:00 – 13:00: Panel: „The New Area of GDPR Compliance and Dealing with Cyber-attacks”,
    Moderator: Tarja Krehić, Managing Partner at Law Firm KREHIĆ & PARTNERS in collaboration with Deloitte Legal
    Panelists:
    • Zlatko Bazianec, Partner, Deloitte Croatia
    • Luka Pavleković, Head of Legal Affairs, INA 
    • Mario Blažević, Senior Information Security Consultant, Diverto 
    • Marijan Bračić, Data Privacy Manager, Poslovna Inteligencija
  • 13:00 – 13:15: Lecture: "Digital Identity: the Opportunities and the Challenges”, Ph.D. Leo Mršić, Vice Dean for Research and Development, Algebra University
  • 13:15 – 14:15: Panel: „Digital Identity: the Opportunities and the Challenges”, Moderator: Ph.D. Leo Mršić, Vice Dean for Research and Development, Algebra University
    Panelists:
    • Ph.D. Ksenija Vitale, University of Zagreb School of Medicine, „Andrija Štampar” School of Public Health
    • Robert Ilijaš, CEO & Founder, Identyum
    • Tomislav Vračić, Public Sector Account Technology Strategist Adriatics & Baltics, Microsoft
    • Andreja Kajtaz, Director of Commercial Digital Solutions Sector, FINA

 

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Fraud on the financial services market
HANFA,
Virtual event: platform TBC

REGISTRATION

  • 11:00 - 12:00
    Lecture: Fraud on the financial services market
    Experts form Consumer Protection Monitoring and Education Department

 

“Impact of Environmental Factors on the Efficiency of Tax Organizations”
Deloitte; Virtual event: Skype

REGISTRATION

  • 09:00 – 09:15: Opening Speeches:
    • Natko Sertić, Partner, Deloitte Croatia 
  • 09:15 – 09:30: Intro Lecture: “Tax Efficiency in a Cha(lle)nging Environment”,
    Filip Kanić, Senior Manager, Deloitte Croatia 
  • 09:30 – 10:30: Panel: “The Impact of State Aid to the Economy and the Control of the Risk of Abuse, but also the Control by Tax Authorities”
    Moderator: Domagoj Novokmet, journalist, N1
    Panelists: 
    • Vitomir Palinec, CFO, Adris grupa
    • Vesna Gilja, Assistant Director, Tax Administration of the Ministry of Finance
    • Dražen Oreščanin, CEO of Poslovna Inteligencija and Executive Director at Glas PODUZETNIKA
    • Dražen Nimčević, Partner, Deloitte Croatia, CFO, Adris grupa

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„Challenges of Business Integrity and Compliance in the Covid-19 era“
ICC Croatia; Virtual event: MS Teams

REGISTRATION

  • 11:00 – 11:05: Welcome speech:
    • Sunčanica Skupnjak Kapić, Secretary General, ICC Croatia
  • 11:05 – 11:20: Presentation of new ICC Guidance on Integrity for a Covid-19 Response and Resilient Rebuild
    Silvija Vig, Ph.D, Codupo, member of ICC Commission on CR and Anti-corruption
  • 11:20 – 12:15: Panel: “The impact of Covid-19 on Compliance, Ethics and Risks of Companies – Practical Experiences”
    Moderator: Sunčanica Skupnjak Kapić, Secretary General, ICC Croatia
    Panelists:
    • Tomislava Pribanić, Compliance Officer Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Novartis Croatia 
    • Vinko Berković, Compliance Officer, CROATIAN TELECOM Inc
    • Ana Luketin, Head of Legal Affairs, AD Plastik
       
  • 12:15 – 12:30: Q & A
     

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“How to Gain a Competitive Edge in a Global Marketplace”
EBRD-Codupo; Virtual event

REGISTRATION

  • 13:00 – 13:40: Lecture: “Investigating Fraud and Corruption During Pandemic”,
    Chiawen Kiew, Associate Director for Investigations at the Office of the Chief Compliance Officer, EBRD
  • 13:40 – 13:50: Intro Lecture: “Business ethics and its value in current times”,
    Ph.D. Silvija Vig, CEO, Codupo
  • 13:50 – 14:45: Panel disucssion
    Moderator: Ph.D. Silvija Vig, CEO, Codupo
    Panelists:
    • Ph.D. Yuri Sidorovich, Managing Partner and Forensic Leader, Deloitte South CE
    • Vjekoslav Kozina, Compliance Office Director, Croatian National Bank 
    • Ivana Gažić, CEO, Zagreb Stock Exchange
    • Neven Vranković, Group Vice President for Corporate Activities, Atlantic Group

How to make progress in fight against corruption?
World Bank;
Virtual event: Webex

REGISTRATION

  • 11:00 – 13:00
    Launch of the World Bank publication: ”Enhancing Government Effectiveness and Transparency: The Fight Against Corruption”

Virtual event: Webex

Moderator:

  • Pedro Arizti, Senior Public Sector Specialist

Presenter:

  • Rajni Bajpai, Lead Governance Specialist

Panelists:

  • Nataša Novaković, President at Comission for the Resolution of the Conflicts of interest
  • Vuk Vuković, PhD in political economy - Univeristy of Oxford and CEO of Oraclum Intelligence Systems Ltd.
  • Alexander Nagy, Forensic Partner, Deloitte Czech Republic

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Vedrana Jelušić Kašić

Vedrana Jelušić Kašić

Partner in Financial Advisory Services

Vedrana Jelušić Kašić is the Partner in Financial Advisory Services responsible for providing advisory expertise around the M&A transactions, financial restructurings, capital raising and forensic. Ve... More

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