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This spring, IPPR will host a major conference on combating transnational kleptocracy.

The UK has made considerable progress on tackling economic crime and illicit finance since Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. This conference will ask how to build on those developments to ramp up the fight against kleptocracy, including ideas to better detect, investigate and prosecute money laundering. The UK’s nodal position in transnational kleptocracy means it is in a position to strike the biggest blow to this corrosive trade.

The event will feature a keynote speech from Rt Hon David Lammy MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs.

The event will conclude with a networking reception between 17:30-18:30.

Places are limited and registration is required to attend. Please register using the link on the right-hand side of the page.


For more information, please contact Olivia Vaughan.

Schedule

13:00 Event opens and refreshments served
13:40 Welcome

Carys Roberts, Executive Director, IPPR

14:00 Beyond the cover of war: From defanging to dismantling the UK’s complicity with kleptocracy

Panel discussion:

  • Nigel Mills MP, Co-Chair of the APPG on Anti-Corruption and Responsible Tax
  • John Penrose MP, former Prime Minister’s Anti-Corruption Champion
  • Oliver Bullough, writer
  • Dr Susan Hawley, Executive Director, Spotlight on Corruption
  • Dr Maria Nizzero, Research Fellow, Centre for Finance and Security, RUSI
  • (Chair) Carys Roberts, Executive Director, IPPR
15:10 Refreshment break
15:30 No more secrets: Stopping the flow of dirty money through UK overseas territories and crown dependencies

Panel discussion:

  • Rt Hon Dame Margaret Hodge MP, Chair of the APPG on Anti-Corruption and Responsible Tax
  • Duncan Hames, Director of Policy and Programmes, Transparency International UK
  • Peter Geoghegan, author and investigative journalist
  • Mat Lawrence, Founder and Director, Common Wealth
  • (Chair) Parth Patel, Senior Research Fellow, IPPR
16:45 Keynote speech

Rt Hon David Lammy MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs

17:25 Closing remarks

Carys Roberts, Executive Director, IPPR

17:30 Networking drinks
18:30 Close