Chicago, April 13, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — As part of its ongoing efforts to combat illicit finance across the Asia-Pacific region, ACAMS will host the 13th Annual Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crime Conference – APAC Virtual in partnership with the Macau Association of Anti-Money Laundering Specialists from April 23-24, 2022. Attendees of this two-day all-virtual conference will learn about evolving financial crime threats and compliance practices from leading subject matter experts, including senior representatives of the Asia/Pacific Group against Money Laundering, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the Macau Monetary Authority , Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Financial Services Authority of Indonesia, Financial Intelligence Bureau, Macao SAR, Singapore Police and some of the largest depository institutions, casinos, cryptocurrency exchanges, development banks and industry associations operating in the region.
Conference attendees will hear tips and best practices on topics such as investigating illicit financial flows linked to environmental crime, deploying data analytics to identify criminal activity disguised as e-commerce purchases, l assessment of emerging risks related to online games and casino games, tracing suspicious payments made with virtual assets and optimizing transaction monitoring with RegTech and artificial intelligence tools, among other topics.
“With Asia-Pacific governments increasingly targeting corruption and money laundering in the region, geopolitical tensions complicating sanctions compliance around the world, and new technological tools in the hands of criminals, AFC professionals face real pressure to step up their efforts to mitigate their financial crime risks,” said ACAMS CEO Scott Liles. “That’s why we designed this event not only to foster industry dialogue on critical AFC issues, but also to serve as a forum for greater collaboration between the public and private sectors.”
“Whether you are looking to strengthen sanctions controls for dual-use goods, conduct enterprise-wide AML risk assessment to improve compliance effectiveness, or better identify transactions involving the exploitation illegal logging and other environmental crimes, the ACAMS APAC Virtual Conference is designed to give you practical advice on how best to protect your institution from regulatory sanctions and reputational damage,” he said.
The full program of the ACAMS APAC Virtual Conference can be found here.
ACAMS is the largest international membership organization dedicated to providing financial crime prevention (AFC) education, best practices and peer-to-peer networking opportunities for AFC professionals worldwide. With over 90,000 members in 180 jurisdictions, ACAMS is committed to ending financial crime by providing knowledge sharing services on anti-money laundering/counter-terrorism financing and sanctions, thought leadership, risk mitigation services, ESG initiatives and platforms for public-private dialogue. The association’s CAMS certification is the benchmark qualification for AFC professionals, while the CGSS certification is its premier specialist qualification for sanctions professionals. ACAMS’s 60 chapters around the world further amplify the association’s mission through educational and networking initiatives. Visit acams.org for more information.