The 17th Annual International Anti-Money Laundering Conference - March 21-23, 2011, The Westin Diplomat, Hollywood, Florida USA

"Excellent conference! It's very important for us to know the U.S.A regulatory positions in different topics and share with other countries and colleagues."

Claudia Lavechia
Account Manager
Banco de la Republica Oriental del Uruguay

"Informative – Highlights developing trends in prevention & detection of ML and international best practices."

Gina Phillips Black
Myers Fletcher & Gordon

"This is the Rolls Royce of all the AML conferences."

Charles A. Mella
Executive Vice President
The Frost National Bank

"[This] conference provides up-to-date information that is useful in understanding the scope & significance of harboring a compliance culture in my institution."

Deca Penn
BVI Financial Services Commission

"It addresses the most current topics – Provides insight and ideas that save time and money."

Lenette Santiago
AML Investigator
Intesa Sanpaolo

Thank you to all who attended the ACAMS 17th Annual International AML Conference. We especially want to thank our speakers, sponsors and exhibitors for their contributions in making this year’s conference a huge success.

2012 Conference Summary

17th Annual International Anti-Money Laundering Conference Breaks Record Attendance with Top AML Executives from Across the Globe

A record 1,300 attendees gathered at the ACAMS 17th Annual International Anti-Money Laundering Conference to share the latest issues and trends for 2012 that are affecting the compliance industry as it relates to everything from global financial crime to corruption. 
"In 2012, banks and financial institutions can expect to face a host of new laws and regulations, including requirements around sanctions, beneficial ownership, monitoring e-money and tracking the transactions of transnational crime organizations,”  said Kieran Beer, editor-in-chief of  “This year’s conference brings together top government officials, financial crime experts and compliance professionals in order to foster insight and even mastery of these compliance requirements, with an eye to helping financial institutions detect and even prevent financial crime.”

Conference Program Highlights

The conference kicked off with opening remarks from Adam Szubin, Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control US.  In response to the most recent occurrences in the region, Szubin’s address focused on organized crime in the Middle East, and pressing AML concerns such as human trafficking, sanctions, and the private –public sector partnership in the fight against financial crimes.

As the first official joint event of ACAMS and, the turnout and enthusiasm of the attendees are unprecedented,” said John Byrne, CAMS, ACAMS executive vice president. “The breadth of topics and quality of speakers clearly shows that this conference is the pre-eminent forum for sharing global intelligence and executive-level strategy.”

Other highlights from the three-day event include panel discussions led by a roster of industry luminaries such as “Critical Insight from Recent Enforcement Actions: What Lessons Can Financial Institutions Learn?” and “Preparing for the Next Generation of Money Launderers: Mitigating Threats Posed by m-Payments and e-Money.”  The latter specifically dives into emerging mobile payment challenges in South Asia, Latin America and Africa and their impact on compliance operations –all topics that are relevant to the conference’s international audience.

New This Year

New to this year’s conference is the recognition of two key players in the fight against human trafficking for tremendous partnership efforts in addressing this global crime.  JPMorgan Chase and ICE Homeland Security Investigations will be honored with the Private-Public Sector Service Awards.

 “At the heart of ACAMS’ mission, we strive to build partnerships and facilitate open dialogue between the private and public sectors. Therefore ACAMS is pleased to honor those who have the dedication to create those partnerships that bring recognition to both law enforcement and the financial sector who are on the frontlines of preventing international crime and terrorist financing,” said John Byrne, CAMS, ACAMS executive vice president.

Coming in 2013…

ACAMS will host its 18th Annual International AML & Financial Crime Conference once again at The Westin Diplomat in 2013.  The pre-conference workshops and CAMS Examination Preparation Seminar will take place on March 17, followed by the main conference beginning March 18 through 20.  To register, please call +1 305.373.0020 or send an email to