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WIS International is pleased to announce their sponsorship of The Fraud Awards 2016. Send in your nominations and entries now!

The Fraud Awards will take place on the evening of the 6th of October, after the Retail Risk – Leicester conference. They will showcase and celebrate the very best in retail risk and loss prevention - people, processes, strategy and technology.

Entries and nominations open today, the 21st April 2016, and the award categories cover a variety of different areas of Loss Prevention including:

• Best Newcomer
• Most Innovative In-Store Product
• Most Innovative In-Store Surveillance
• Most Innovative Online Product
• Most Innovative Cross-Functional Product
• Vendor of the Year
• Best Collaborative Solution
• Crime Partnership of the Year
• Rising Star Award
• LP Team of the Year – In Store
• LP Team of the Year – Online
• LP Team of the Year – Online/Cross-Functional
• LP Director of the Year

This year The Fraud Awards is expected to attract some 600 guests, including vendors, academics and executives representing more than 80% of the UK’s top 250 retailers. It is the biggest LP networking event of the year, with a ‘who’s who’ of retailer and supplier A-listers in attendance.

Steve Simmonds, Head of Sales at WIS International commented, “We are very pleased to continue our support of The Fraud Awards. We think it’s really important to celebrate those doing outstanding work and really making a difference in the fight against retail crime. Without them, retailers would not be able to stay ahead of the increasing hazards of fraud.”

The judges, drawn from some of Britain’s top retail businesses and having a wealth of experience, are looking for something exceptional in the area of retail risk and loss prevention.

If you think you or your team have just that, nominate them. Entries open today, 21st April 2016. It is easy to make a nomination. Simply email


Notes to editor:

Retail Knowledge, which hosts The Fraud Awards, are organisers of the Retail Risk conferences worldwide, promoting best practice and leadership in retail risk and loss prevention.

The Fraud Awards sponsors:
WIS International is one of the leading global inventory and data collection services companies. Using their internally developed software, patented hardware and skilled workforce they provide physical inventory counting, merchandising and space optimization services to the majority of leading retailers worldwide. WIS International maintains an industry reputation for many first-ever, proprietary technology innovations including the integrated, single-handed inventory count terminal.

The Fraud Awards showcases and celebrates the very best in retail risk and loss prevention. Entry categories cover people, processes, strategy and technology. Entries are adjudicated by an independent panel of judges taken from leading UK retailers.

The Retail Risk shows are the definitive events for all aspects of physical and technological fraud prevention within the retail and online environment. Building on the increasing success of their events in London, Leicester and Dublin, Retail Risk conferences have now also been launched in Cape Town, Dubai, Oslo, Amsterdam, New York, Dallas, Singapore and Melbourne with further shows being added in the near future, making it the largest retail fraud and loss prevention conference series in the world.

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