The Medaille Trust International Criminal Justice Conference (2019) is now over. It was a full week, crammed with presentations, relationship building and even a bit of sight-seeing!
But was it worth it?
At the beginning of the conference, delegates outlined their expectations. They wanted to build new contacts and networks to assist with effective cooperation on investigations, to get an honest appraisal of what is happening and what does / doesn’t work and to share knowledge and learn from each other.
At the end of the conference the feedback was superb:
“It’s been really helpful hearing what other UK and overseas police forces are facing and identifying emerging trends. I can now encourage colleagues to go a step further, because it can be done” – UK delegate
“Up until now my unit didn’t have a NGO contact in the UK and now I do. Thank you all from the UK, because I know that you help victims from my country. Don’t hesitate to contact us at any hour, any day” – International delegate
“This conference has enabled us to cooperate more with each other and to meet colleagues from different countries. Organized crime doesn’t limit itself to borders – it will go wherever it can make money. So we need to cooperate more” – UK delegate
“It’s so interesting engaging with practitioners from slightly different parts of the whole process and to see how they all come together – the commitment and the passion in this room gives you reassurance that what we do makes a difference” – UK delegate
A big thank you from Medaille Trust to all who came and made this conference an incredibly special time. And huge thanks as ever to the Sisters who took exceptional care of us at the Retreat House – our venue for the week. We are confident that this conference marks the beginning of many impactful partnerships.
And for those interested in the outcome of the traditional conference volley ball competition? As ever, the European Police reigned supreme!