17 - 18 April, 2019
Hilton London Canary Wharf, London, United Kingdom

Conference Day Two

8:00 am - 9:00 am REGISTRATION AND COFFEE

9:00 am - 9:10 am CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS


·         Examining the scale of the challenge in the UK and what has already been achieved in countering this crime
·         The introduction of a recent fuel marking programme: How chemistry is helping defeat fuel fraud?
·         Understanding role of mulitnational intelligence sharing in apprehending and prosecuting criminals in the UK
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Michael Brennan

Senior Officer Intelligence Development Team (Oils Organised Crime Threats)
HMRC Risk & Intelligence Service

  • SICPA’s 90 years of global expertise in currency security solutions, product marking, authentication & secure traceability across various industries
  • Understanding the illicit fuel market & building trust in the fuel supply chain
  • Key references and testimonials of successful project implementations worldwide
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Rilind Bytyqi

Director of Business Development, Marking & Security Solutions (MSS) Global Government Security Solutions
SICPA S.A.

Aim: To establish a better framework for cooperation among revenue and excise authorities across the EU
 
Method: To hear from authorities involved in multinational operations to counter excise fuel fraud and analyse methods for further cooperation
 
  • What are the main challenges when working with multiple international stakeholders to achieve a common goal?
  • Are there barriers to information and intelligence sharing and how can this be overcome?
 Would common fuel marking programmes assist in countering this crime across the EU?
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Barry Conway

Assistant Principal Officer, Investigations & Prosecutions Division
Revenue Commissioners, Ireland

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Gerry Little

Higher Executive Officer, Investigations & Prosecutions Division
Revenue Commissioners, Ireland

11:00 am - 11:30 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

·         Definition, involved products, current trends
·         Results of analysis (Actions from Customs Cooperation Working Party (CCWP) 9.1.2.2, Smuggling of Designer Fuels)
·         Results achieved based on international cooperation
·         Current proposals for amendment of EU legislation
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Lieutenant Colonel Renáta Kravcová

Criminal Office of the Financial Administration, Investigation and Coordination Section, Department of coordination Unit for Combating Fraud on Mineral Oil,
Slovakia

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Major József Pető

Senior Officer, National Tax and Customs Administration,
Hungary

·         The roots of excise fuel fraud in Georgia and the challenges of preventing smuggling in contested regions
·         Approaches to countering fuel smuggling along Georgian borders, particularly with neighbouring nations (Russia and Azerbaijan) with substantially subsided fuel products
·         Establishing cooperative efforts with customs and border guards in contested regions
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Elgudja Loliashvili

Head of Division, Taxpayer Services, The Service Department,
Georgian Revenue Service

12:50 pm - 1:20 pm THE ROLE OF CHEMICAL LABORATORIES IN SUPPORTING CUSTOMS AND EXCISE

·         Chemical laboratories: The need for scientific support for customs and excise to provide objective evidence that proves fraudulent activity
·         Description of the current frauds detected in Italy (with specific regards to the automotive diesel fuel)
·         How chemical laboratories can provide their technical knowledge to the other stakeholders involved in countering this crime

1:20 pm - 2:30 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm IMPLEMENTING ZAMBIA’S FUEL MARKING PROGRAMME

Langiwe H. Lungu - Executive Director, Energy Regulation Board, Zambia
·         Countering an illegal fuel trade which costs Zambia 81 million USD per year
·         Addressing rampant illegal fuel dumping and adulteration in the country
·         Results of a baseline sampling and testing of the petroleum supply chain
·         Embarking on enforcement action as a matter of urgency, particularly in the North to South corridor, where the vice is most prevalent
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Langiwe H. Lungu

Executive Director
Energy Regulation Board, Zambia

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm SECURING THE SUPPLY CHAIN AND CURBING PETROLEUM PRODUCTS LEAKAGES IN GHANA

Hassan Tampuli - CEO, National Petroleum Authority, Republic of Ghana
·         Securing transportation assets again the theft of oil and petroleum products
·         Countering the laundering of Nigerian oil and fuel with Ghanaian  produce
·         The role of the Ghana Air Force, Ghana Navy and Second Infantry Battalion (2BN) army in providing adequate security against any illegal oil bunkering operations
·         The prevention of marine source pollution
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Hassan Tampuli

CEO
National Petroleum Authority, Republic of Ghana

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: GOVERNANCE REFORM REQUIREMENTS AND DEVELOPING A FRAMEWORK FOR PROSECUTING CRIMINALS

Aim: To explore best practice for the effective prosecution of those engaging in this illegal activity
 
Method: To hear from those currently involved in international, national and regional efforts to investigate and prosecute criminals
 
·         How can nations maximising intergovernmental cooperation between relevant authorities to ensure that the legal framework supports the work of law enforcement and prosecution
·         Who should lead international / regional cooperation efforts to counter this multinational crime
·         Exploring proposals for institutional and legislative reform
 Approaches to develop public awareness of this criminal activity and how their actions can continue to fuel this crime

5:00 pm - 5:05 pm CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF CONFERENCE