The purpose of this seminar was to bring all vehicle crime investigators (private and official) together in order to establish new networks and exchange information about new trends or modus operandi in this crime area
The International Association of Auto Theft Investigators (IAATI), established in 1952, has its origins in the United States police forces. Its membership has grown to include organisations which are actively involved in the prevention of automobile fraud such as insurance companies, car manufacturers, private investigators and companies that process vehicle data.
IAATI is a worldwide organisation with branches on every continent, including the European branch. Total membership is approximately 4,800. IAATI has contacts in the United Nations, Europol, Interpol and many national governments. In Europe alone, we have members in 31 countries.
The European Branch organises its own annual Seminar. The purpose of the Seminar is to keep the participants up-to-date on the latest developments in the field of international vehicle crime and to discuss the most effective ways of combating this type of criminal activity. At least 200 participants from all over Europe are expected to take part and this will certainly guarantee the attention of the international media.
This year’s programme focused on training needs. The training sessions ran simultaneously, giving the participants even more choice than usual. An important objective was to bring together experts in vehicle crime from governmental authorities and agencies and the private sector.