With criminals ever ready to exploit a situation, the COVID-19 pandemic has presented a perfect storm.  This very focused one-hour session that was webcast live on 16 June 2021, saw our expert panel discuss how the pandemic is directly impacting human trafficking, illicit trade and cyber security.


  • Paul C DWYER, President, International Cyber Threat Task Force (ICTTF) – Dublin
  • Matt FRIEDMAN, Founder & CEO, The Mekong Club – Hong Kong
  • Jeff HARDY, Director-General, Transnational Alliance to Combat Illicit Trade (TRACIT) – New York
  • Ian MONTEITH, Global Anti-Illicit Trade Director, JTI – Geneva


  • Nichole MAASSEN, Public Safety & Justice Industry Lead, Microsoft – Australia
  • Shane BRITTEN, CEO Crime Stoppers International – Canberra


ICTTF: Cyber Risk Specialist Course

Mekong Club: COVID & Financial Services

Mekong Club: COVID & Hospitality

Mekong Club: COVID & Supply Chains

TRACIT: Fake Pharmaceuticals Alert

TRACIT: Illicit Trade & the SDGs

TRACIT: Illicit Alcohol during Lockdown

JTI: The Gathering Storm report


Each year, Crime Stoppers International hosts a major conference featuring a blend of plenary sessions, keynote speakers, panel discussions and workshops, complemented by important networking opportunities.

The Annual CSI Conference attracts senior officials from regional and international government and law enforcement agencies, leaders from major corporates, business and the NFP sector, civil society executives, media representatives, academics and researchers, and Board directors and management from Crime Stoppers programs around the globe.

CSI also helps co-ordinate and provide support for regional conferences, summits and workshops hosted by or in conjunction with our affiliated and accredited Crime Stoppers programs.

In 2019, our 40th Annual International Conference was held in Singapore and brought together key influencers and critical stakeholders to discuss the growing threat of cybercrime and to explore strategies to keep communities safe.

A recap of 2019’s three-day event, Cybercrime: partnerships to mitigate cyber threats, can be viewed here

List of previous CSI Conferences



When it comes to delivering on its vision of helping to stop, solve and prevent crime globally, Crime Stoppers International is serious about identifying excellence and best practice in crime reporting and crime prevention.

One of the most constructive ways in which CSI does this, is through acknowledging the innovation, talent and commitment of its certified and affiliated programs and the dedicated individuals who contribute to these organisations.

CSI’s prestigious Annual Awards recognise the ‘best of the best’ – locally, nationally and internationally – with winners announced at a presentation ceremony, generally held in conjunction with the Crime Stoppers International Annual Conference in front of an international audience of the recipients’ peers and distinguished guests.

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