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Professional Investigators' Conference 2024

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Devere Hotel, Windsor
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Devere Hotel, Burfield Rd, Old Windsor, Windsor SL4 2JJ

An Industry Conference presented by The Association of British Investigators

De Vere Beaumont Estate, Windsor

To book participation in any of the events, please email to arrange payment by BACS (no booking fees) or use the Eventbrite linked button (booking fees apply):

Date Event ABI Members & their guests Other delegates
Friday & Saturday All events over the two days £175.00 + VAT £195.00 + VAT
Please provide dietary requirements.
Friday 26th April 2024 Seminar (day) & drinks etc (evening) £55.00 + VAT £65.00 + VAT
Saturday 27th April 2024 Seminar (day) inc lunch £65.00 + VAT £75.00 + VAT
Please provide dietary requirements.
Saturday 27th April 2024 Awards Ceremony inc pre-dinner President's Drinks Reception (evening) £80.00 + VAT £95.00 + VAT
Please provide dietary requirements.

The overnight rooms are discounted to £118 + VAT B&B for single occupancy per night or £144 + VAT B&B for double occupancy per night.
To reserve rooms, call the reservations team on +44 (0)1753 640000 and quote event ID BB20264156. Let them know if you want double or single occupancy and the number of nights.

Event Schedule:

Friday, April 26, 2024

1400: Registration Opens

1500: New Member Workshop 

A workshop for all new members to ask questions and get a good head start for your membership with the ABI.

1600: Welcome 

A warm welcome and the official opening of the 2024 Professional Investigators' Conference.

1610: On the Doorstep: Process Serving & Making Enquiries

Peter Farrington & Nicci Ashby - The clock is ticking, and you are instructed to attend an address. In this workshop, we will think about ways to get the most out of the opportunity and how to avoid tricky situations.

1800: Speed Networking

1830: Drinks Reception & Friday night quiz

Sponsored by Surelock: Join us in the Parlour Suite for light bites, drinks and a great British Tradition of the Friday Night Quiz.

Saturday, April 27, 2024

0930: Registration Opens and Networking

1030: Crypto is NO hiding place

Nigel Nicholson - Many criminals and fraudsters believe they can hide stolen assets in Crypto currency, with a limited probability it will ever be detected. They are totally wrong. GreyList is among several parties developing methodologies that will unmask digital exchanges and cold wallets and reveal account transaction flows and balances.

1130: Break Network, grab a cuppa, and visit our exhibitors.

1145 : LIVE DEBATE: Should investigators be licensed?

Peter Farrington: A live debate discussing the pro’s and con’s of licensing UK investigators.

1230: Lunch: Enjoy lunch, networking, and visiting our exhibitors.

Sponsored by Hatfield Investigation Services Pvt Ltd:

1330: Social Media Check Plus

Roger Bescoby, Conflict International: A step-by-step walk-through in utilising a rare useful tool that examines closed and private social media profiles, which is typically used for reputation management and pre-employment screening.

1400: ABI UK GDPR Code of Conduct

Nick McAleenan, Brabners Solicitors: An update on the ABI UK GDPR Code of Conduct, the benefits of the Code, and what Brabners offers the investigation sector.

1430: Break Network, grab a cuppa, and visit our exhibitors.

1500 : Annual General Meeting by invitation only and ABI members

The Annual General Meeting for the Association of British Investigators

1900: President's Drinks Reception

Hosted drinks reception by the President of the Association of British Investigators

1930: Awards Banquet

Sponsored by IP Forensics (GB) Limited - An evening of our industry awards, a three-course meal, and evening entertainment round off the weekend. Dress code: ‘Dress to Impress!’