About the Conference

Find out about the Join the Fight conference including our photo gallery and what was on the agenda in 2016.

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About the conference 2016

In November 2016, the Join the Fight conference was held jointly by Norfolk and Suffolk Trading Standards services.

This dynamic conference, in its second year, brought together these two County Trading Standards Services and regional partners to raise awareness of how vital it is we join together to fight scams. Delegates enjoyed a varied agenda featuring many different scams including scam phone calls, scam mail, online scams and rogue doorstep traders.

In 2016 as well as looking at how we can better identify and assist scam victims we focused on exploring the much wider impact of scams on our communities.

Our delegates had the opportunity to hear from a wide range of excellent guest speakers, took part in our two workshops and offered valuable insight on how we can work together even more effectively together.

With delegates representing over 50 different local, regional and national organisations and services there was plenty opportunity for networking with colleagues from other organisations and to explore how together we can tackle scams and rogue trading.

Photo Gallery

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More pictures from the conference are available in our photo gallery

Conference agenda

9am Registration & coffee

9:30am Welcome & introduction, Councillor Matthew Hicks, Cabinet Member for Environment & Public Protection, Suffolk County Council

9:45am Key note speaker, Professor Keith Brown, Bournemouth University

    • ‘Financial Scamming- How can Lasting Power of Attorney’s help and the Mental Capacity Act’

10:30am Paul Maskall, Cybercrime Security Advisor, Norfolk & Suffolk Constabularies

    • 'Risks and Security Culture'

11am Film: 'How Rogue Traders Affected My Life’

    • ‘The Doran Case’

11:15am Refreshment Break

11:35am Workshops

    • Workshop 1- ‘Whose Job is it Anyway?’ - Norfolk Trading Standards, with Nationwide and Barclays
    • Workshop 2- ‘Friends against Scams’ - The National Scams Team

12:20pm Walter Lloyd-Smith – Safeguarding Adults Board Manager, Norfolk County Council

    • 'Safeguarding Adults at Risk of Scams'

12:50pm Councillor Matthew Hicks

    • Summing up the morning

1pm Lunch, networking and exhibitors

2pm Workshops

    • Workshop 1- ‘Whose Job is it Anyway?’ - Norfolk Trading Standards, with Nationwide and Barclays
    • Workshop 2- ‘Friends against Scams’ - The National Scams Team

2:45pm At Home with Mrs Partridge

3pm Mark Murphy, BBC Radio Suffolk

    • ‘A Conversation on Scams’ with guests

3:30pm Heads of Norfolk and Suffolk Trading Standards – Summary & conclusions

    • Joining the Fight and Consumer Champion Awards

3:45pm Refreshments, networking, exhibitors

4:15pm Conference close

Conference Organiser

Suffolk Trading Standards
Suffolk County Council
Landmark House
4 Egerton Road
Ipswich
Suffolk IP1 5PF

Telephone: 01473 264859

Email: tradingstandards@suffolk.gov.uk

Key contact

Clare Davies, Senior Trading Standards Officer

Email: clare.davies@suffolk.gov.uk