Digitpol's stolen car department celebrates the 30th anniversary of its partner, VbV, on November 16. The occasion brought together stakeholders from Police, Insurance, Leasing, Rental, Government, Automotive Security, and decision-makers, making it a remarkable day. The enduring partnership between Digitpol and VbV has been evident in their joint efforts across diverse security-focused automotive projects, encompassing forensics and the tracking of stolen vehicles. Digitpol extends hearty congratulations to VbV and looks forward with optimism to their future collaborations and successes.
On November 16, VbV celebrated its 30th anniversary with an anniversary conference 'De 30e Versnelling' at an industrial, grand and attractive Schiecentrale Events location on the harbor in Rotterdam. The event chairperson Saskia Paulissen started the conference with a short business (flirtation) moment. Her loose and entertaining style of presenting created a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere.
Valuable contributions were made by Jan Janse (District Chief of the Rotterdam Seaport Police), Paul Vugts (Crime journalist Het Parool), Bob Hoogenboom (Professor of fraud and regulation), Laurens Stiekema (Chairman of the VbV Foundation), Edwin Karelsen (VbV Director) and Rob Smitskamp (Manager). Enforcement & Supervision at VbV). With a spectacular ending by voice artist Niek Boes. And afterwards there was time to network while enjoying a snack and a drink with DJ Mr. Marvin and a positive note from the Compliment Girls.
We look back on a successful day where we discussed the challenges associated with tackling vehicle crime using inspiring stories and examples. With a number of concrete starting points to improve the approach to organized crime.