Transnational and serious organised crime involves groups and networks of individuals working across the globe, planning and executing illegal businesses and profiting in the order of hundreds of millions of dollars each year. These groups and networks are becoming much more diversified by engaging in highly sophisticated, technology-supported endeavours that involve money laundering, human trafficking, smuggling and kidnapping, trafficking of drugs, weapons, endangered species, body parts, toxic waste and nuclear material, and illicit goods.
CSI’s principal areas of focus are transnational crime and criminal activity linked to illicit trade, human trafficking, environmental and wildlife crime, cybercrime and international fugitives. As such, the Conference will take a broad approach when it comes to the question of cybercrime and explore the role it plays in each of these areas.
To be held 14 – 16 October 2019 at the Hilton Singapore, Orchard Road, Singapore, the Conference marks the very first occasion on which CSI has staged this annual event in Asia.
Singapore has been chosen to host this important event in recognition of its status as a major international hub, home to INTERPOL’s Global Complex for Innovation, the SE-Asian headquarters for many leading, global corporations and agencies and, importantly, to emphasize CSI’s intention to expand its footprint in the Region.