ACAMS Returns to Dubai for the 3rd Annual AML & Financial Crime Conference

– Two-day conference unites global thought-leaders, focuses on AML and financial crime prevention from regional perspectives

MIAMI, Jan. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire – This Sunday the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) will host hundreds of financial crime detection and prevention professionals at the Grosvenor House Hotel for its 3rd Annual AML & Financial Crime Conference in Dubai. The two-day conference will address perennial and emerging issues impacting the region, such as the risks of banking politically exposed persons (PEPs), complying with extraterritorial sanctions regimes, and adopting multi-jurisdictional compliance procedures to spot tax evasion.

“We’re proud to be back in the region with the opportunity to provide an engaging forum where compliance professionals can discuss and share global best practices in the context of the realities of the MENA region,” said John Byrne, CAMS, ACAMS Executive Vice President.

The opening keynote address will be delivered by Mr. Adel Al-Qulish, Executive Secretary at the Middle East-North Africa Financial Action Task Force (MENAFATF). Among his various responsibilities, Mr. Al-Qulish coordinates member countries’ efforts in the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing and oversees the process of mutual evaluation of other countries.

Also presenting at the conference is Dr. Muhammad Baasiri, Third Vice Governor at Banque du Liban and the Chairman of the National Committee for Coordinating AML Policies. Dr. Baasiri played a key role in the creation of MENAFATF, and was awarded the 2008 ACAMS “Professional of the Year” in the MENA region.

About the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists ® (ACAMS®)
ACAMS is the largest international membership organization 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 for more information.

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