Leading Anti-Money Laundering Association Expands Global Conference Calendar to African Continent

By Association Of Certified Anti-money Laundering Specialists, PRNE
Wednesday, June 29, 2011

JOHANNESBURG, June 30, 2011 -

- ACAMS, Local Chapter Announce
Inaugural AML/CTF Conference in

The Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists
(ACAMS) in conjunction with its local South African Chapter are set
to host several hundred anti-money laundering (AML) compliance
professionals from both the private sector and government in
Johannesburg, 2-4 November, for a flagship conference.

“For many countries in Africa, there is a great need to
demonstrate that stringent preventative measures are in place to
prohibit the proceeds of crime from entering into the legitimate
financial systems of the region,” said John Byrne, executive vice
president of ACAMS.

Africa’s complex money laundering and terrorist financing
challenges require a multi-pronged approach of education,
networking and cooperation,” said Byrne. “We feel an annual
conference featuring leading international AML/CTF authorities is
the perfect medium to provide solutions to these challenges.”

The conference will kick off with a special keynote address by
Murray Michell, Director, Financial Intelligence Centre,
South Africa, and will offer two full days of intensive training
covering key regional and international regulatory developments,
the complexities of global sanctions requirements and the latest
financial crime trends and typologies affecting the African
continent’s ever-expanding financial system.

Renowned international and local speakers from both the
government and private sectors will offer guidance on overcoming
the region’s unique challenges including combating money laundering
in a cash-based economy, meeting multi-jurisdictional requirements
and mitigating money laundering risks of alternative remittance and
emerging payment systems. Featured speakers include top executives
representing Standard Chartered Bank, Nedbank, Bank of Namibia,
Financial Intelligence Unit of Malawi, Uganda’s Inspector General’s
Office, GIABA and the World Bank.

“A collaboration between ACAMS and the South Africa Chapter is
the perfect way to provide comprehensive training as well as a
fresh perspective on the most recent trends in AML,” said Roy
, co-chair of the ACAMS South Africa Chapter. “It goes along
perfectly with our mission of advancing the knowledge of local
specialists while providing a vehicle through which they can
network and improve their overall level of AML/CFT understanding
and effectiveness.”

For more information and to register, visit href="www.amlafrica.org/">www.amlafrica.org.

Press Inquiries
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Founded in 2001, the Association of Certified Anti-Money
Laundering Specialists® (ACAMS®) is an international membership and
certification organization dedicated to enhancing the knowledge and
skills of anti-money laundering professionals around the globe.
Representing 11,000 members from the private and public sectors in
more than 160 countries, ACAMS is proud to be the worldwide leader
in AML/CTF training, education and networking. Visit href="www.acams.org/">www.ACAMS.org for more


Kourtney McCarty-Llopis, Director of Marketing, ACAMS, +1-786-871-3109, kmccarty at acams.org

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