One Day Workshop "Avoiding Trade Frauds in an Uncertain Economic Climate" - 7.5 PDUs

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“Avoiding Trade Frauds in an Uncertain Economic Climate  


The economic outlook in many parts of the world continues to be uncertain in this environment. The risks of defaults and frauds increase when these events take place.  The chances of recovery are usually very few and they are expensive.  The seminar will look at the changing pattern of fraud in today’s environment, including the increased use of the internet to give the fraudulent transaction credibility.

It is important that all those involved in shipping and trading are aware of the vulnerabilities that currently exist, how the frauds can be prevented and, once they take place, what options there are for recovery.


The workshop is largely based on cases handled by the IMB.  In this way, the discussions are more realistic and meaningful and should give rise to interactive discussion, comments and questions.

Who Should Attend:

  • Bankers
    • Risk Management
    • Product
    • Operations
    • Customer Services
  • Exporters and Importers
  • Logistics and Insurance Personnel
  • Lawyers
  • Academics
  • Etc


Speaker : Mr. Pottengal Mukundan (Muku)

Mukundan is Director of ICC Commercial Crime Services (CCS).   CCS is the anti- crime arm of the International Chamber of Commerce, comprises three specialised bureau : International Maritime Bureau (IMB), Financial Investigation Bureau (FIB), Counterfeiting Intelligence Bureau (CIB). 

The IMB is dedicated to the prevention of trade finance, maritime, transport and trade fraud and malpractice,  is a focal point for the international trading and shipping industry and those associated with facilitating the movement of goods. The IMB also manages the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre which is one of the major providers of information on piracy attacks to the world.

In 1981 Mukundan joined the newly formed ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) as an investigator. He has investigated numerous maritime insurance claims including many fraud cases from charter party failures, diversion of cargoes, phantom ships, hijackings and container theft.  Mukundan completed a BSc (Hons) degree in Nautical Studies at Plymouth, UK and MBA at the Cranfield School of Management in the UK.

He has written many papers on fraud and malpractice in shipping and trading, given expert and factual testimony in civil and criminal cases around the world.

He became the Assistant Director at the IMB in 1987, Director in 1996 and Director / CEO of its holding body ICC Commercial Crime Services in 1999.

He is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the World Maritime University’s Journal of Maritime Affairs.

For further information, you can download proposal here: /One Day Workshop with Mr. Pottengal Mukundan "Avoiding Trade Frauds in an Uncertain Economic Climate" - 7,5 PDUs.pdf