Sea, Sand and Fraud 2017

Sea, Sand and Fraud 2017
Come join us at Sea, Sand and Fraud 2017 and enjoy the beautiful Greek seaside while learning from global leaders in an exclusive two-day anti-fraud training.   Themes: Conducting Fraud Risk Assessments and Measuring your Organizations Ethical Temperature Special Topic: Emerging Trends in Global Art Fraud and utilizing the latest tools in Art Forensics!   Abstract: Conducting a Fraud Risk Assessment (FRA) is an important element when evaluating an organizations internal control environment. Successful FRA’s should not only evaluate the control environment for proper coverage, but also work to determine the resilience of such programs. In other words, how effective are the internal controls be at preventing, deterring and detecting fraud during times of higher than normal stress and/or adversity. In order to make that judgement, practitioners will need to be able to measure the organizations “ethical temperature”. This can be done by conducting specialized surveys, focus groups and workshops with employees.   Learning objectives: Understand the basics of conducting a fraud risk assessment and the tools that are available to professionals (IIA and ACFE guidance and tools) Simple and easily repeatable steps one can take to measure the ethical temperature of an organization over time (sample questions, real life examples) Best practices in conducting fraud risk assessments (use of anonymous balloting technology) Ability to successfully communicate results of the fraud risk assessment, including the meaning of ethical temperature to various stakeholders  (Ability to raise fraud risk awareness through the exercise)   Target Audience: External auditors, internal auditors, controllers, CFO’s, fraud investigators, law enforcement, finance officers, compliance managers and board members.   Special Topic: Emerging Trends in Global Art Fraud and utilizing the latest tools in Art Forensics!   Abstract: The Global Art Market reached .5 Billion in 2016, and as the largest unregulated licit market in the world, it is a ripe target for fraud. Art fraud is a prolific problem. High prices for art and antiques encourage the creation and sale of fakes and forgeries, while the passionate desire to acquire rare and important works blinds buyers to the need to question their authenticity, thereby fueling both supply and demand. Fakes and forgeries have been created for centuries. Reproductions, replicas, and facsimiles can often confuse later generations of collectors and curators, especially if the works have been artificially aged. The intent of the maker to deceive and the intent of the seller to defraud are at the heart of the matter. In line with the overall explosion of internet usage in the past decade, the online sale of art has proliferated. Given the nature of the Internet, so too has online art fraud, and in increasingly sophisticated ways: the digital space is extremely dynamic with new websites and modes emerging at an incredibly rapid pace. While the largest proportion of online sales is in marketplaces, there is growing commercial activity in closed groups, private auctions, and even on the Dark Web. In some markets, moreover, mobile commerce is beginning to outstrip other e-commerce platforms. Effective monitoring of such highly dynamic and evasive channels requires innovative, smart technology and analytic systems. The burden of proof to establish fraud can be heavy. The provenance may be difficult to establish or it may be incomplete; knowledgeable experts and connoisseurs may disagree; and scientific analysis may not identify all the facts needed to prove lack of authenticity in a court of law. This section of the program will address these complex issues.   Learning objectives: Understand the prolific nature of art fraud, including; egregious forgery, online art fraud, provenance documentation fraud, and illicit antiquities trafficking. A review of the criminal, psychological and artistic profiles of some of the most successful art forgers in history—what can we learn from them? Understand the red flags and missed investigative opportunities in the Knoedler Gallery Case, the largest art fraud in United States History. Simple and easily repeatable steps one can take to conduct due diligence in an art transaction. Overview of the emerging role of scientific analysis in the attribution process, and an understanding of what tests are available for each situation. Case studies will be presented. Overview of the trends in forensic protection of cultural heritage sites and objects—using traceable forensic liquids. Case studies will be presented. Overview of new Art & Artistic Legacy Protection tools as a countermeasure to online fraud. Best practices in conducting art fraud risk assessments. Target Audience: External auditors, internal auditors, controllers, CFO’s, fraud investigators, law enforcement, finance officers, compliance managers and board members. Auction houses, dealers and collectors of fine art and antiquities. Cultural heritage protection professionals.   Further details including a complete agenda can be found at   Conference Cost: Tickets for the conference range from Euro 175.00 – 375.00 depending on your professional membership status and the duration of your attendance (one versus two days). Due to the fact that we will have participants from Greece and other European countries, we will not require payment in advance via Eventbrite, but will let registration to take place without payment. Payment will be due upon arrival at the conference and can be made with credit/debit card or in cash. The conference offers up to 16 CPE's for CFE's, including 2 Ethics CPE's.  The conference fee includes continental breakfast, lunch and all-day refreshments. Also included in your conference fee is a networking social hour on Monday evening.     Conference Location:   Sea, Sand and Fraud 2017 will be held at the Istion Club Hotel and Spa in beautiful Chalkidiki, Greece. This five star property not only has a great conference center, but also all the amenities you would expect from a holiday resort. Rooms can be booked directly at the hotel at a discounted rate. Please note that once the allocated block of rooms has been taken, you will no longer be entitled to a SSF discount. For more information please visit our webpage at for the booking code for the event. You can also visit the hotel's webpage directly at Speaker Biographies   Steve Morang CFE CIA CRMA Steve is a global leader in fraud prevention, detection and investigation. Over the past fifteen years Steve has developed multiple methodologies to help organizations stay ahead of the latest trends in fraud. He has a Masters of Business Administration (Finance) and is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and holds the Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA).  Known internationally as a Fraud and Ethics "Gun for Hire", Steve has been featured in publications such as Forbes, Internal Auditor, American Banker and Fraud Magazine.  Steve has also established Frank, Rimerman's first Forensic IT Lab, which has the ability to support both local and long distance investigations using best in class EnCase Forensic Software and specialty forensic hardware.  Steve graduated from Webster University and received his M.B.A. in Finance. Steve is the current President of the San Francisco Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.   Colette Loll Colette is the founder and director of Art Fraud Insights a consultancy dedicated to art fraud-related lectures, training, and specialized investigation of artworks. She has been involved in several independent projects related to the topic of fine art forgery and art forensics including participating in documentary film projects, serving as the lead researcher in attribution and authentication investigations, providing research for a historical biography, conducting forensic investigations for private collectors on suspect artworks, and curating exhibitions. Her specialization in online art fraud earned her a role designing and leading an anti-fraud initiative for a major online auction house. Colette has lectured widely at universities, museums, and forensic institutes in the U.S. and Europe and trains Federal agents in forgery investigations for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cultural Heritage Protection Program. She was also invited to give a presentation on art fraud at Interpol’s inaugural International Conference on Counterfeit Art. Colette Loll Art Fraud Insights CEO / Founder Steve Morang SF ACFE President

at Istion Club Hotel & Spa

Néa Fókaia, Greece

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