-- David Lewis to Deliver Keynote Address at the ACAMS 9th Annual European Conference in Amsterdam
MIAMI, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- David Lewis, Head of Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Finance Policy and Sanctions and Illicit Finance at Her Majesty's (HM) Treasury will be the keynote speaker at this year's 9th Annual European AML & Financial Crime Conference. The two-day event, hosted by the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS), takes place 20-21 June in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Grahame White, Head of Europe at ACAMS, remarked, "David's experience extends beyond just AML/CTF; he brings an abundance of knowledge from his tenure at the Serious Organised Crime Agency, where he helped establish a new unit designed to bridge the gap and enhance efficacy between public and private sectors." White continues, "His first-hand exposure to AML initiatives and unique insight into the FATF international standards will serve great value to conference delegates."
Mr. Lewis represents the UK at the EU level, at the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), and at FATF-style Regional Bodies including the Caribbean FATF and the East and South Africa Anti-Money Laundering Group. He also currently leads AML initiatives under the UK Presidency of the G8.
Mr. Lewis will present on the need for change taking into account the revised FATF Recommendations, the EU 4th Directive and recent high-profile enforcement actions, with an insightful focus on corporate culture and effectiveness, implications for supervision and enforcement, and what is next for FATF and the EU.
White also cites past attendee feedback as the impetus for various enhancements to this year's conference: "Our past attendees have given us plenty of feedback from prior events and we have listened. We have taken the comments - both positive and negative - and fine-tuned the conference. I am confident this year's forum will be the best yet and all of us at ACAMS look forward to welcoming our attendees."
White notes the following enhancements, including:
- Additional case studies. Topics this year will analyse real-life scenarios, including recent enforcement actions, various financial crime investigations, and sanctions
- Increased concurrent sessions. Day one of the conference will offer attendees choices between audit, anti-bribery and corruption, risk management, AML/CTF, new products and services, corporate ethics, and governance
- Working groups. These intimate gatherings promote idea sharing and provide an open forum for best practises to overcome daily compliance challenges
- Roundtable discussions. Facilitated by conference faculty, these lunchtime discussions focus on topics ranging from transaction monitoring to challenges for MSBs, among others
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About the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists® (ACAMS®)
ACAMS is the largest international membership organisation dedicated to enhancing the knowledge and skills of AML and financial crime professionals from a wide range of industries with extensive resources designed to develop and sharpen the skills required for superior job performance and career advancement. Its CAMS certification is the most widely recognized AML certification among compliance professionals worldwide. Visit www.acams.org for more information.
SOURCE Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS)