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ACAMS 17th Annual AML & Financial Crime Conference to Address Evolving Technologies and Trends


Keynote presentations by investigative journalist and author Lydia
Cacho and IRS Chief of Criminal Investigation Division Don Fort

With rapidly evolving regulations, technology and financial crime
methods, anti-money laundering (AML) and financial crime prevention
professionals are faced with the challenge of staying abreast of new
developments in financial crime, payment methods and money laundering
schemes. The ACAMS 17th Annual AML &
Financial Crime Conference
draws influential AML professionals,
regulators, law enforcement investigators and government officials
worldwide for expert analysis of the changing compliance landscape and
practical strategies to master the complexities of this demanding era.
Centered on the theme "Viva the Future! Acing the New AML," the
conference will take place at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on
October 3–5, 2018.

"The financial crime landscape is constantly evolving," said Timothy D.
McClinton, president and managing director at ACAMS. "It is critical
that financial crime prevention professionals have a forum where they
can stay up-to-date on new AML developments and best practices. Our
conference in Las Vegas is filled with opportunities to network with
more than 2,500 anti-financial crime professionals and learn from
subject-matter experts on various AML trends, such as cryptocurrencies,
artificial intelligence, synthetic identities and more."

This conference is one of the largest gatherings of ACAMS members and
AML professionals in North America. During the course of three days, the
financial crime prevention community has the opportunity to learn from
inspiring subject-matter experts, connect with other industry
professionals and gain new insights and practical strategies to help
their institutions combat financial crime.

Sessions include:

  • News, Views and Emerging Issues: A Regulatory Roundtable on the Latest
    AML Trends
  • Artificial Intelligence: A Real Option to Improve AML?
  • A Bright and Shining SAR: Practical Tips to Polish SAR Narratives
  • Crafting Compliance Models to Mitigate Unique Cryptocurrency AML Risks
  • Special Presentation and Q&A: Southwest Border Anti-Money Laundering

Other speakers include:

  • Spencer W. Doak, Director for BSA / AML Policy, Office of the
    Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)
  • Lisa D. Arquette, CAMS, Associate Director, Division of Risk
    Management Supervision, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
  • Suzanne L. Williams, Deputy Associate Director, Federal Reserve Board
  • André Burrell, Director of Industry Solutions, Cloud, Banking and
    Capital Markets, Microsoft
  • Bob Hurst, Global Head of Sanctions, PayPal
  • Frank Lawrence, CAMS, Global Head of Payments Compliance, Chief
    Compliance Officer, Facebook
  • Benjamin J. Floyd, CAMS, Senior Vice President, Corporate AML Officer,
    Caesars Entertainment
  • Paul Camacho, CAMS, Vice President of AML Compliance, Stations Casinos

For more information and to download the full conference schedule, visit
The conference offers a real-time
broadcast option
that provides access to live streaming videos
of keynote addresses and panel discussions, downloadable session audio
recordings, online chat capabilities with participants, and certificate
of participation and CAMS credits.

Editor's Note: Members of the media may contact Kieran Beer at
or +1 646.330.4866 for credentials to cover the conference or for login
information to participate through the virtual conference option.

About the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists®
ACAMS is a member of Adtalem Global Education (NYSE:ATGE),
a global education provider headquartered in the United States. ACAMS is
the largest international membership organization dedicated to enhancing
the knowledge and skills of anti-money laundering (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.

About Adtalem Global Education

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achieve their goals, find success and make inspiring contributions to
our global community. Adtalem Global Education Inc. (NYSE: ATGE; member
S&P MidCap 400 Index) is a leading global education provider, and the
parent organization of Adtalem Educacional do Brasil, American
University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Association of Certified
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