FIRE UK: Welcome Back Summit

23rd & 24th September 2021 Syon Park, London, UK 

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It has been a long 18 months for all so welcome back! Join us at the FIRE community's first in-person event.

Relight your FIRE this September:

Re-connect with your network and meet contacts both old and new. Featuring Dan McCrum of Wirecard fame, a mix of in-depth content and much needed networking activities, do not miss the chance to interact in person without a zoom mute button in sight.

Keynote afternoon

Our unique keynote plenary afternoon will feature
industry heavy weights and insights from:

  • Dan McCrum, the investigative journalist on Wirecard
  • John Howell, co-ordinator of Ablyazov litigation 


FIRE Workshops 

Benefit from focused and indepth sessions in smaller groups where you can learn and network at the same time.

Choose from a number of workshops throughout the morning which will be led by a multitude of experts 


FIRE Starters Half Day 

Designed for the rising stars of the industry, it will mix content with networking in a refreshing new format.

End the morning with an Escape Room style activity testing and challenging attendees to crack the case


Dan McCrum
FT, Wire Card Investigative Journalist

Live and in person! Hear direct from Dan McCrum on the inside story of Wirecard

From the outset of his initial investigation to the global breaking of the shattering story. 

Originally slated to speak at FIRE International in Villamoura, multi-award-winning investigative journalist Dan McCrum will join us in actual person, at Syon Park. His work for the Financial Times has helped expose accounting problems and fraud at several listed companies, most recently Wirecard.

His previous work at the FT includes helping to expose accounting problems at; The world's largest listed law firm which pretended to be a technology company; A software group which had pretend customers; An Australian listed law firm which pretended it was good at buying other ones; and a Greek based international jewellery company where $1bn of sales just vanished.

John Howell
Director, John Howell & Company Ltd

Listen in on Dan McCrum and John Howell interviewed by our advisory board!

What are their specialist views and experience on global asset recovery?

John Howell is currently coordinating one of the largest asset recovery processes to come out of the 2008 crash as well as on projects relating to Private Sector Development and Derisking.

With clients that include the EBRD, the Dutch Ministry of Justice, the National Banks of Kazakhstan, Hungary and the Netherlands as well as the Regulatory Management and Reform Group, OECD John specialises in reducing the risk of policy failure and has undertaken a number of independent reviews including for UK regulators, the European Council and the European Commission. 

Advisory Board

Mike Leeds
Mike Leeds Partner
Grant Thornton
Anastasia Konstantinova
Anastasia Konstantinova Counsel
Rybalkin Gortsunyan Partners (Russia)
James Popperwell
James Popperwell Partner
Kristina Kicks
Kristina Kicks Managing Director
Interpath Advisory
Rebecca Hume
Rebecca Hume Partner
Kobre & Kim (Cayman)
Rick Brown
Rick Brown Partner

Expert speaking faculty also includes:

Alex Jay
Alex Jay Partner
Sue Thackeray
Sue Thackeray Partner
Kingsley Napley
Stewart Hey
Stewart Hey Partner
Charles Russell Speechlys
Nicola Boulton
Nicola Boulton Partner
PCB Byrne
Richard Healey
Richard Healey Partner
Emma Ruane
Emma Ruane Of Counsel
Peters & Peters
Jon Felce
Jon Felce Partner
PCB Byrne (UK)
Sarah Murray
Sarah Murray Partner
Stevens & Bolton
Dan Wyatt
Dan Wyatt Partner
Sinead Harris
Sinead Harris Partner
Syedur Rahman
Syedur Rahman Partner
Rahman Ravelli
Caroline Greenwell
Caroline Greenwell Partner
Charles Russell Speechlys

Event Partners

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