Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists 2011 Conference

by Michael Diaz Jr. on May 9, 2011

Viva Las Vegas!

 

Las Vegas – September 19-21, 2011: The Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) ACAMS 10th Annual conference is packed with practical information including newly revamped and highly interactive sessions led by experts from leading global organizations. [See highlights below]

Diaz Reus is pleased to be the Diamond Sponsor for this first-class, annual event and I hope you’ll join us there. Attendees not only benefit from the educational sessions but also receive ample opportunity to network with colleagues and other professionals at the forefront of the Anti-Money Laundering community.

Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists | Hot Topics for 2011

  • Developing Innovative Practices to Further Public and Private Sector Relationships
  • Emerging Payment Channels and New Products: Emerging Money Laundering Risks?
  • Ponzi Schemes and Corporate Fraud: Can Your Organization Survive These New Threats?

Ponzi Schemes and Corporate Fraud: Can Your Organization Survive These New Threats?

I will be joined by an esteemed panel of experts on Wednesday, September 21 at the 
Plenary Session beginning at 10:55 a.m. where we will be discussing:  Ponzi Schemes and Corporate Fraud: Can Your Organization Survive These New Threats?

The evolution of crime has resulted in individuals further refining their attempts at defrauding financial organizations and orchestrating multi-layered international Ponzi schemes. In order to maintain your advantage against such individuals, your compliance department must evolve accordingly. This session examines the latest developments in illegal activities and reviews key elements of cases such as the Madoff, Stanford and Martin Frankel scandals amongst others. Learn which mechanisms and internal controls your organization must have in place to spot the transactions associated with these schemes and avoid related monetary penalties and citizen lawsuits.

ACAMS 2011 Conference Highlights

Plenary Sessions
Leading international AML/CTF authorities have agreed to share critical intelligence and proven best practices to combat financial crime. You will receive the latest legislative updates and insight into regulatory expectations. Whether you are affiliated with a financial institution, a non-depository institution or a government agency, you cannot afford to miss these insightful presentations.

Seminars
Seminar sessions are strategically selected topics addressing your most pressing challenges. They provide vital regulatory updates presented by panels of globally-recognized AML/CTF experts. These highly informative presentations give you practical takeaways covering areas such as emerging financial crimes and creating meaningful public-private partnerships. Walk away with new insight to ensure your AML/CTF program exceeds regulatory expectations.

Workshops
This year’s workshop track is packed with practical information and interactive exercises in each and every session, all led by experts representing organizations around the world. Learn ready-to-use techniques for your investigations department, tools to integrate FCPA into your existing AML program and best practices for managing your FIU through these hands-on sessions.

Financial Institution Case Study Analysis [NEW TRACK]
For the first time in its history, the ACAMS Annual conference features a track solely dedicated to the detailed analysis of real-life case studies. Hear international thought leaders and government officials dissect recent incidents regarding alternative currency, trade finance and mortgage fraud–and share best practices and real-world techniques to apply to your own program.

Focus on Audit [NEW TRACK]
In response the increased use of independent audit findings in regulatory scrutiny, the following audit-focused sessions have been added to the program, providing you with the most effective tools and techniques for conducting AML audits, fortifying your current practices and efficiently testing your existing program.  Learn directly from experienced presenters how to overcome the critical challenges directly affecting the AML audit professional.

Financial Institution Discussion Group
Effective training and peer-to-peer information sharing are pivotal elements of any AML/CTF program.  Join these intimate bank-specific discussion groups to connect with your peers and get the latest intelligence on how to fortify your current AML/CTF program against financial crimes.

Government Focus Discussion Groups
As a government official, training and partnerships are key elements in preventing criminal activity. The goal of these discussion groups is to provide a platform for government and industry professionals to exchange ideas, share best practices and forge valuable new alliances with peers. Join skilled moderators as they lead compelling and ground-breaking discussions.

Regional Focus Discussion Groups
Join expert moderators as they assess the potential risks of—and innovative approaches to—conducting business in international jurisdictions. Get updated information on the latest criminal schemes affecting your international business and learn how extraterritorial and local laws can potentially change the way your department operates.

Non-Depository Institutions Discussion Groups
Targeted exclusively to securities, insurance and MSBs, these discussion groups provide a thorough update on the latest challenges affecting non-depository institutions. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with industry peers and expert moderators, expanding your knowledge and increasing your network of AML/CTF contacts.

AML Knowledge Networking [NEW TRACK]
These sessions are a unique combination of networking and active learning. Take advantage of hands-on trainings to expand your knowledge and forge new relationships; while tackling some of the most challenging issues affecting the AML professional.

IMPORTANT DATES:

If you’re planning to attend, here are some important dates to consider:

  • May 31 $300 early bird expires
  • June 30 $200 early bird expires
  • July 26 Speed Networking registration opens
  • July 30 $100 early bird expires
  • Aug 1 Entries due for Awards
  • Aug 15 Finalists for Awards announced
  • Aug 17 Hotel group rate expires
  • Sept 7 Materials available online
  • Sept 13 Registration bar code distribution via email
  • Sept 18 Pre-conference workshops
  • Sept 18 CAMS Exam Prep Seminar
  • Sept 19 Main conference starts
  • Sept 20 Award ceremony
  • Sept 20 10th Anniversary Gala Networking Reception

Stay tuned for more reporting in the days leading up to the conference. Las Vegas – September 19-21, 2011 – See you there!

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