From our partner Risk & Compliance Platform Europe: Annual Conference 2023



Landgoed Groot Kievitsdal, Baarn


VCO-korting van 50,- (ex BTW)

On Thursday, June 15, 2023, the Risk & Compliance Annual Conference will take place at the Groot Kievitsdal Estate in Baarn. This time on the role of technology in surveillance and enforcement. It definitely promises to be a special day; technology experts, financial institutions and regulators will come together and discuss the innovative applications of the constantly changing laws and regulations.

The role of technology is becoming increasingly important in international surveillance in global society. From regulators and legislators, technological capabilities are sometimes viewed with suspicion. What could be the role of RegTech? What percentage of the many billions of euros from the criminal circuit do they surface? This is what participants and speakers will discuss with both the public and private sectors. The chairwomen of the VCO, Michelle Fisser is one of the chairmen of the day at this event.

If you are a member of the VCO, you will receive a VCO discount of 50 euros, excluding VAT. The normal fee including networking dinner is 395 euros, excluding VAT.

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VCO Summer Event (incl. ALV for members)


06-07-2023 | 16:00 - 20:30

Rosarium Amstelpark, Europaboulevard 1, 1083HZ Amsterdam

Zomerevent en ALV

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THE SUMMER EVENT: Almost a year on from our Lustrum event but in the meantime we definitely have something to celebrate again! On Thursday, July 6, we hope to see you at our SUMMER EVENT. We will celebrate winning the NATIONAL COMPLIANCE AWARD. We do this together with, among others, Jelle van Baardewijk, who received the incentive prize at this event. Jelle is a lecturer in business ethics and has a fascinating perspective on our field. The event is preceded by the annual ALV. We will conclude with a BBQ and all this provided at the ROSARIUM in AMSTERDAM (near station Zuid). Start 16.00 hours.

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Client and engagement acceptance and continuation of audit firms

30-03-2023 | 16:00 - 18:00

RSM Utrecht (Oorsprongpark 12, Utrecht)


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The VCO Accounting Industry Knowledge Table officially launched in December 2022. The first event of this knowledge table will take place on Thursday, March 30. With the AFM as a guest, this promises to be an interesting afternoon. Among other things, we discuss with two employees of the AFM how audit firms are addressing the recent AFM report ‘Get going! ‘Outcomes survey of client and engagement acceptance and continuation of audit firms’ can operationalize. Among other things, we answer the question of what is the role of the compliance officer in this and how you can support the board in implementing the recommendations in your organization.

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To learn more about the Accountancy Sector Knowledge Table click here.

Walk-in: starting at 3:30 p.m.
Meeting: 4 p.m.-6 p.m.

RSM Utrecht
Oorsprongpark 12
Please note that the office is downtown, so limited parking is available!

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The ‘S’ of ESG: Corporations and human rights violations

16-03-2023 | 16:00 - 18:00

Tropenmuseum Mauritskade 63 | 1092 AD Amsterdam


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As part of the discussions in the House of Representatives on the Corporate Responsibility Act, the VCO Knowledge Table on ESG announced that it is hosting a meeting on March 16 on corporations and human rights violations, in light of the roles the compliance officer has.

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In recent years, there has been an increasing focus on ESG within the business community. This is also reflected in the increasing demand for additional human rights legislation:

  • Already more than 3,800 Dutch companies such as banks, accounting firms and law firms are required to report when human rights violations involve unusual transactions.
  • There is already the Child Labor Duty of Care Act in the Netherlands since 2019.
  • Internationally operating Dutch companies have already been bound by laws to prevent and combat human trafficking (Modern Slavery Acts) in the United Kingdom since 2015 and in Australia since 2018.
  • Our neighboring countries France (Loi Sur le Devoir de Vigilance des Multinationales 2017) and Germany (Lieferkettengesetz2021) as well as, albeit further afield, California (California Transparency in Supply Chains Act 2012) have already implemented local legislation on this topic.
  • In the Netherlands and at the European level, discussions about passing legislation aimed at protecting even more human rights are in full swing.

Child and human trafficking, contrary to popular belief, also takes place in the Netherlands and with the involvement of Dutch companies. The complexity of corporate value chains makes visibility and accountability for (preventing) gross human rights violations difficult. What should companies, both financial institutions and non-financial institutions, do now and soon under the expected legislation? These and other questions will be addressed during the meeting in which the following speakers will explain the various aspects regarding human rights violations by companies: Wim Huisman, professor of criminology at VU University Amsterdam and head of the VU School of Criminology. He is founder and board member of the European Working Group on Organizational Crime (EUROC) of the European Society of Criminology, co-editor-in-chief of Crime, Law & Social Change and co-chair of the ASC Division of White-Collar and Corporate Crime; Wim reports the findings of investigations into all cases in which companies have been accused of involvement in the grossest human rights violations since World War II. Wim shows what kind of companies are involved, who their “partners in crime” are and how they get involved in these serious crimes. He shows what high-risk industries and situations are. He further discusses possible motivations and justifications of the companies involved and their directors.

Mr.dr.drs. Jill Coster van Voorhout, Associate Professor of Transnational Criminal Law at the University of Amsterdam. She leads NWO-funded interdisciplinary research on undermining crime in a (financial) public-private partnership, COMCRIM, and is also program director of the master’s in international and transnational criminal justice with Columbia Law School. She is also a Research Fellow at theAmsterdam Center for Criminal Justice (ACCJ), at the Amsterdam Center on International Law (ACIL) and at the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS); Jill discusses recent convictions of not only corporations but even their executives for crimes such as drug trafficking, money laundering and human trafficking. Sometimes it might be thought that companies are only involved in this far down the chain in foreign countries. But criminal responsibility is getting closer, even for Dutch companies.

After the presentations, there will be room for discussion and questions with the two speakers over drinks.

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From our partner ENFCO: How to Improve Ethical Behaviours & Culture in Financial Services Firms

21-03-2023 | 13:00 - 14:00



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Our partner ENFCO is hosting a webinar on the Whistleblowing Directive.

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