Bob Arno

Bob Arno

The World's Only Legal Pickpocket
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Risk Management in the Real World—Adventures of a Thiefhunter with Bob Arno.
We’ve also been busy updating our separate keynote presentations (especially since our exciting work within the international intelligence community). Our keynotes are a mix of audience participation (visual segments from our comedy show), and tense anecdotes from “in-the-field” undercover work deep inside global criminal outfits. They’re illustrated with hidden-camera video footage, and play like spy-thriller movies. We address risk management and customize content to ensure a good fit for events in the insurance and financial industries.

Many market sectors today are concerned with risk, fraud, internet security, and safety for their traveling employees. All these subjects are within Bob’s expertise and keynote options. Risk management is a growing necessity and conference topic of which Bob simply has no competition.

The Art of the Steal, with National Geographic’s Pickpocket King, Bob Arno.
Few entertainers can provide an interactive comedy show with global appeal. Since much of Bob’s material is visual, we are an obvious choice for international audiences. When clients want sheer fun and hilarious audience interaction, Bob’s comedy-in-action presentation is a proven winner with a long track record.

Risk Management in the Real World—Adventures of a Thiefhunter with Bob Arno.
We’ve also been busy updating our separate keynote presentations (especially since our exciting work within the international intelligence community). Our keynotes are a mix of audience participation (visual segments from our comedy show), and tense anecdotes from “in-the-field” undercover work deep inside global criminal outfits. They’re illustrated with hidden-camera video footage, and play like spy-thriller movies. We address risk management and customize content to ensure a good fit for events in the insurance and financial industries.

Many market sectors today are concerned with risk, fraud, internet security, and safety for their traveling employees. All these subjects are within Bob’s expertise and keynote options. Risk management is a growing necessity and conference topic of which Bob simply has no competition.

World’s Only Legal Pickpocket
Bob has had his hand in many strangers’ pockets—stealing wallets, watches, hotel keys, and more. Bob’s a professional pickpocket—but not a criminal. He’s both a comedy entertainer and a law-enforcement advisor; a white-hat pickpocket and a crime prevention specialist who has been active in NATO counter-intelligence units, teaching “SEAL units” unusual skills. Bob’s career spans over thirty years, including ten years as a featured performer on Las Vegas stages. He’s travelled the world befriending thieves, persuading them to reveal their secrets, then using that intelligence to entertain audiences and train and security forces. In his interactive comedy stage show, Bob touches on themes that haunt and intrigue the curious mind: treachery, risk-taking, dishonesty, and dangerous pursuits. But yes—it’s comedy!

Why Book Bob Arno?

  • As a leading international expert on theft and risk-management solutions, Bob consults globally with police departments, security experts, and film producers.

  • He is a sought-after authority on identity theft, con artists and scams, with an entertaining presentation.

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    For the past 20 years, Bob Arno has been “in the field,” tracking and filming real street thieves in action in the world’s top travel destinations. His goal was to bring new material to his presentations, adapted from the latest MOs of the street thieves themselves. His interviews and interrogations of countless criminals have given him a backdoor perspective on the mindset of this underclass. His unique footage of candid conversations and crime-in-action is incorporated into his presentations, shared with police and security forces around the world, and made into documentaries.

    Bob’s career has moved from nightclubs to casino showrooms to theaters to industrial entertainment, and spans 30 years of success on five continents. He currently specializes in multinational corporate events, where audiences arrive with vastly varied experience and expectation. Multilingual and highly visual, his physical funny-business and audience participation break all language barriers.

    He is a frequent presenter at Tourism Safety and Security Conferences and pre-Super Bowl seminars for law enforcement and security professionals. With exclusive video, live demonstrations, and well-appreciated humor, Bob offers a global perspective on diversion theft techniques and the latest international trends.

    Bob Arno is a speaker, entertainer, author, and special lecturer to law enforcement agencies. With his wife, Bambi Vincent, he is co-author of the book Travel Advisory: How to Avoid Thefts, Cons, and Street Scams.

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    Reviews

    "Bob was awesome. He had the audience in the palms of his hands."
    --Mutual of Omaha

    "Bob is a MUST for your event. Attendees at our engineering and construction event were talking about his performance for days. Captivating, funny, an amazing, talented performer."
    --North American Society for Trenchless Technology

    “The audience LOVED Bob Arno ... A huge hit with everyone! Attendees at our event were talking about his performance for days. Captivating, funny, an amazing, talented performer. Bob is a MUST for your event. In addition, Bob & Bambi were such a pleasure to meet and work with.”
    --Benjamin Media

    "Bob Arno was exactly what my members needed to end our conference on a high. Smart, witty, intriguing and hilarious, I have never seen such a reaction from my folks. He was a pure delight to work with both on and off the stage and was the buzz of the conference...definitely!"
    --GAMA International

    “Re-booking Bob Arno was a great choice. And the success of his presentation proved it, …. he was the best entertainer and comedian that they had seen in the 24 years of our conference. I really, truly haven't heard as much positive feedback about one of our entertainers as I have after Bob's performance.”
    --NASTT

    "Bob Arno was a huge hit at our conference. He combined entertainment with solid content that connected the world of security and internet protection to our segment of the finance industry. We were impressed and delighted that Bob had our usually serious folks on their feet and laughing, and that he also gave them useful information."
    --National Advisors Trust

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