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Focused on Results

Dubrovnik, Croatia | 17 - 19 October 2017

IFFS 2017: Focused on Results

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About IFFS 2017

We are honoured to partner with INTERPOL on the fourth edition of IFFS, which brings together the world’s foremost law enforcement officials, public safety administrators, policy makers, and forensic science experts. IFFS 2017 will provide attendees with an inspiring symposium experience by addressing the most pressing challenges facing intelligence and policing communities today.

The symposium’s three-day comprehensive program will cover a broad spectrum of topics related to preventing, investigating and solving firearm-related crime. We will learn about firearm recovery protocols and best practices for providing investigators with timely leads; we will elaborate how to create a multi-disciplinary unit to collect and share intelligence effectively; we will discuss how legislation can better assist investigators in solving firearm crime; we will explore the link between organized crime and terrorism; and finally, we will hear many success stories from around the world that exemplify the best practices deliberated each day.


A Dynamic, Hands-On Approach

IFFS 2017 is the only symposium that brings together the best minds in law enforcement and public safety for three-days of in-depth presentations and discussions on the rapidly changing matters of firearm trafficking, intelligence gathering and international policing.

This year, a new hands-on format will ensure that attendees are actively engaged while learning effective methods for prioritizing evidence and generating investigator leads. Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn how intelligence communities in jurisdictions around the world are handling complex firearm challenges.


“If you want to see heaven on earth, go to Dubrovnik.”– George Bernard Shaw

For centuries, The Pearl of the Adriatic has captivated and seduced travellers, merchants and conquerors alike with its ideal location, breathtaking setting and enchanting architecture.

With nearly 2,000 metres of stone wall enclosing long-standing medieval homes and establishments, Dubrovnik is a celebrated UNESCO site and popular tourism destination. It is also a sought-after location for photographers, artists and filmmakers—Game of Thrones fans may find some of the city’s locales strangely familiar!

One of the most attractive and best-known cities in the Mediterranean, Dubrovnik’s exquisite natural beauty and well-preserved heritage are complemented by an exceptional range of tourist facilities and services.

Venue & Accomodation

Hotel Dubrovnik Palace

Hotel Dubrovnik Palace **FULL**

The Symposium will take place at the magnificent, five-star Hotel Dubrovnik Palace, nestled between a fragrant pine forest and the shimmering turquoise waters of the Adriatic Sea. Just a few minutes’ drive northwest of Dubrovnik’s Old Town, the Hotel’s thoughtful design provides phenomenal views of the rugged Elafiti Islands and sweeping Croatian sky at every turn.

The Hotel’s spacious sun terraces make for refreshing coffee breaks and cocktails, while its chic Sunset lounge is perfect for casual meetings or just relaxing at the end of the day. This award-winning luxury resort also offers direct access to a peaceful private beach, three pools (one indoor), a diving centre, tennis court and leafy jogging or walking routes.

This hotel is full. Please, contact us for more otpions: [email protected] .

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Guest Speakers

IFFS 2017 is proud to welcome many of the international policing community’s highly distinguished investigators, officials and experts to the fourth edition of its increasingly popular symposium. Attendees can look forward to stimulating workshops, presentations and panel discussions and to gaining access to an extensive network of firearms expertise and invaluable forensic resources.

Stay tuned to know who will be there!


Day 1

FORENSICS: The Starting Point

Day one will focus on how forensic practioners can better assist police investigators solve firearm-related crime in a more timely fashion. The day will feature presentations, panels and workshops on topics such as firearms recovery protocols and best practices for accurate and efficient evidence collection, analysis and lead generation, with an emphasis on the use of IBIN and other INTERPOL services.

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Day 2


Day two immerses attendees in the finer points of structuring and implementing successful units for gathering and sharing firearm-related intelligence, followed by expert advice on analytics using the latest technologies. The day closes with an international law-enforcement panel on their countries’ efforts to counteract trafficking of illicit firearms, organized crime and terrorism.

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Day 3

POLICY: The broader picture of investigations

Day three provides a stimulating blend of presentations and panel discussions on post conflict programs to maintain peace and stability in a region and legislation that helps Police investigate and solve firearm crime more efficiently. A keynote speaker will close out the symposium with a success story that embraces many of the recommendations elaborated over the three days and that provides a strong framework for any region facing post-conflict issues, organized crime and terrorism.

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