Beating business crime is the goal of a major new conference taking place at Harrogate International Centre this spring.
With the UK’s retail industry losing an estimated £603 million a year, the Business Crime 2015 conference will feature experts on everything from cyber crime to preventing violent attacks against shop staff.
The event, which takes place in HIC Yorkshire’s Queen Suite on March 5, is organised by Yorkshire and Humberside Partners Against Crime (YHPAC).
YHPAC chairman Steve Hunt said: “Business crime is a pernicious disease affecting society, costing millions, undermining business profitability, causing fears about community safety and presenting a constant strain on private and public resources.
“This conference will provide delegates with the opportunity to hear other people’s ideas on the issue, but also share their own, so that together we can further develop an effective approach to reducing and detecting business crime.”
He said the event would give delegates a chance to engage with security industry experts, police, local authorities, crime interest groups and other businesses.
Speakers confirmed for the conference will include Julia Mulligan – Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, Richard Barron – chief executive of the National Association of Business Crime Partnerships, Paul Bessant – managing director of Retail Knowledge and Tim Edwards – chair of National Retail Loss Prevention Fashion Forum.
Exhibitors at the event will include a range of companies offering services and technology for reducing business and retail crime.