From our partner: Risk & Compliance Jaarcongres 2024

13-06-2024 | 13:15

Landgoed Groot Kievitsdal, Baarn


Voor VCO-leden geldt een korting van 50 Euro

The Wwft: what can and should we do with it?

The program of the Risk & Compliance Jaarcongres will kick off on Thursday, June 13, 2024, starting at 1:15 p.m. The Wwft as a subject is the focus of this. Namely, the theme is “The Wwft: what can and what should we do with it?”

The Wwft is causing a lot of headaches in practice. It affects many organizations, but also private individuals, including accountants and notaries, real estate and vehicle dealers, as well as safes rental companies, among others. Banks, payment service providers, trust companies are faced with a very complicated law, the Wwft, and many people working there are wondering how to deal with it in practice.

The intent of the law is undoubtedly good, which is to combat money laundering and terrorist financing. But what about in practice? According to many, financial institutions in particular have gone a bit overboard in their fear of the various regulators. And those supervisors, there are quite a few of them. We have, of course, De Nederlandsche Bank, the Stichting Autoriteit Financiële Markten and the Bureau Financieel Toezicht, as well as the Dean (lawyers), the Ministry of Finance and the Gaming Authority. Next we encounter the phenomenon of “unusual transactions. But who determines what is unusual and what about the duty to report to the FIU?

In short, enough headaches for an interesting afternoon with keynotes Helène Erftemeijer, Simon Lelieveldt and Richard Hoff and top experts such as Robin de Jongh and Anita van Dis, among others, from the field. But science is also featured thanks to the traditional Professor Debate during the networking dinner, led by our moderator Edwin Weller. The professors who will debate with each other and the attendees are Tom Loonen and Birgit Snijder-Kuipers.

Read more here!

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From our partner NBA: Compliance and algorithms

30-01-2024 | 16:00 - 18:00

NBA, Mercuriusplein 3, 2132 HA Hoofddorp


Voor leden | Gratis

The NBA Community Compliance Officers invites VCO members to the following knowledge session: Compliance and algorithms: how can the compliance officer contribute to safe use in the world of controlled and sound business practices?

Learn more and sign up here.


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Compliance news in the crypto sector

21-03-2024 | 17:00 - 19:30

Rosarium Amstelpark, Europaboulevard 1, 1083HZ Amsterdam

Leden en niet-leden

Voor leden | Gratis, voor niet-leden 25,00

Are you a compliance professional interested in crypto? Then this seminar is the opportunity to update and broaden your knowledge on compliance topicalities facing the crypto sector. And there is more. You will meet and discuss with peers and specialists. We will offer you interesting speakers and panelists, including a senior compliance officer managing crypto assets and experts in combating crypto related money laundering and financial economic crime.

We invite you to attend the seminar Compliance news in the cryptosector organized by the FEC Expert Group of the VCO on Thursday 21 March.

Register for the seminar now here. Limited seats available.



From 16.30 hrs. Registration

17.00 hrs.: Opening by Frank Basjes

17.05 hrs.: Implementatie MiCAR and other challenges
Mauro Halve, Senior Compliance Officer at Amdax

17.35 hrs.: Financial crime risks & crypto currencies

Leon Kort and Peter Engering of Compliance Champs

18.05 hrs.: Paneldiscussion led by Maarten Ligthart with Mauro Halve, Leon Kort en Ingrid von Burg

18.35 hrs.: Closing

Until 19.30 hrs. Networking drinks with snacks and drinks


There is space for 50 participants. Please note that the seminar will be in Dutch.

  • • Members have free entry and priority registration.
  • Non-members pay € 25,00. As a non-member, you can also become a member directly via the site and then participate for free.

Register for the seminar now here. Full = Full!

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ALV and New Year Event

18-01-2024 | 15:30 - 20:00

De Groene Afslag te Laren (Amersfoortse straatweg 117)

Nieuwjaarsevent en ALV (alleen voor leden)

Voor leden, introducees en onze partners | Gratis

We warmly invite you to our New Year’s Meeting on January 18, 2024. We have interesting guest speakers, including professor and author Jan Rotmans. He will speak about his book “Embrace Chaos”.

The event starts with an AGM (for members only). The content program is open to members and other invited guests, including our partners.

Sign up for this New Year’s Meeting here!

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22-11-2023 | 16:30 - 17:30

Online via MS Teams

For over 22 years, the VCO has focused on professionals professionally involved in Ethics, Integrity and Compliance. Once originated from the Financial sector but nowadays no longer sector-specific.

Driven by many factors, the VCO is also changing. And grow to the next “level” where we share core values as a community that are contained in a Code of Professional Conduct. A Professional Code that serves as the basis for new professional competence profiles, a central registry, advocacy and other relevant topics.

The Professionalization Job Task Force has drafted a Draft Professional Code where we need your input. Finally, you as a member, stakeholder or other interested party also benefit from a clear, workable and strong Code of Professional Conduct that exudes confidence. So your opinion matters!

You will find the Code here.

We hereby cordially invite you to participate in one of the ‘Teams live’ consultations that will be held starting Oct. 31. Of course, you can also respond in writing Register here for one of the following dates:

  • Wednesday, Nov. 1 from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. for members
  • Wednesday, Nov. 8 from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. for members
  • Wednesday, Nov. 22 from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 22 from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. for those who could not attend earlier


How to proceed after consultation?

After the consultation rounds, your feedback will be processed. The final Professional Code will be presented at the VCO’s ALV in January. The AGM will be held before the New Year’s Meeting on Jan. 18. In it, we also tell you more about the next steps.

Do you have any questions or comments now? Feel free to send them to . We look forward to your feedback, in the live sessions or in writing!

Warm regards,

On behalf of the Task Force,

Richard Hoff, Supervisor
Bianca Bernecker, Group Compliance Officer / Diversity & Inclusion Ambassador
Alexander McLean, Chief Compliance Officer
Edgar Karssing, Hoogleraar Filosofie, Professional Ethics and Integrity Management
Michelle Fisser, Chairman VCO
Kim Brandon, projectmanager VCO
Tara Ditzel, projectmanager VCO

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