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9th Annual AML/CFT, Anti Fraud and Financial Crimes Conference

Monday, July 17, 2017  
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July 10 -11, 2017 | Sandals Grand Antigua Resort and Spa | Dickenson Bay St. John’s, Antigua


ACFCS was represented again at this year’s conference by EVP and Executive Director, Garry Clement. Garry not only represented ACFCS, but also actively participated in the conference by providing an overview of the value of ACFCS and a session on Enhanced Due Diligence using open source internet techniques. 


The conference was again a huge success, with ACFCS’s Caribbean partner Kem Warner spearheading the event with his talented team. Speakers from the United States, Canada and the region focused on AML and financial crime threats that exist today. Recognizing that our industry needs to stay abreast of emerging technologies and cyber-crime threats, overview presentations ensured that the attendees went away with the latest knowledge.


During the conference, ACFCS also provided three drawing prizes consisting of two one-year memberships that included the new “Financial Crime Essentials” online course and one full membership inclusive of certification. Winners are: 

  • 1 Year ACFCS Membership + Financial Crime Essentials Access – Marva C.
  • 1 Year ACFCS Membership + Finanical Crime Essentials Access – Zorah I.
  • 1 Year ACFCS Membership + CFCS Certification – Elcah J. 

Additionally, ACFCS provided everyone at the conference with the opportunity to sign up for a 30-day free membership. The offer was well-received and widely subscribed to.


Next year will bring the organization’s tenth conference to life, and Kem and his team are looking forward to creating a deeper conference relationship with ACFCS something supported by our EVP.


“The ACFCS mission and promise resonated with everyone in attendance and there was total agreement that taking a siloed focus in compliance has not served our industry well,” Garry said. “Adopting an enterprise-wide risk approach and factoring in all aspects of financial crime, including cyber-crime, is a focus which many in the audience accepted with open arms.”

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