ACAMS 23rd International Annual AML and Financial Crime Conference

Includes keynote presentations from Kenneth Blanco, Director, FinCEN and Jeffrey L. Cannon, Section Chief, Counterterrorism Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation

MIAMI--()--AML professionals today face unprecedented challenges in staying ahead of regulatory and technological developments. This year’s ACAMS 23rd Annual AML and Financial Crime Conference will focus on the future of AML, giving attendees insight into how innovations in FinTech and virtual currencies are changing traditional oversight processes. The conference, centered on the theme “Taking Charge of Change,” will take place at the Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, Florida on April 9-11, 2018.

“Change is constant in AML and this conference is focused on providing the tools, peer networking and access to thought leaders necessary to proactively address a rapidly changing compliance and risk environment.”

“It has never been more important for AML professionals to be up-to-date with emerging trends, regulatory developments and evolving technologies,” said Timothy McClinton, president and managing director at ACAMS. “Change is constant in AML and this conference is focused on providing the tools, peer networking and access to thought leaders necessary to proactively address a rapidly changing compliance and risk environment.”

The Hollywood Conference is a trusted meeting place for the AML/CTF/financial crime community and is one of the largest gatherings of ACAMS members, CAMS-certified professionals and government officials. Opportunities to build connections with like-minded peers within the AML community will be available in niched groups, as well as in sessions for all participants during the course of the three-day conference.

Led by industry leaders in banking, government and law enforcement, the Hollywood Conference’s panels and workshops tackle the leading AML issues head-on, with thought-provoking sessions in critical areas, such as:

  • Virtual Realities: Managing the Risks of FinTech and Crypto-currencies
  • Weapons of Mass Corruption: Strengthening ABAC Oversight

    • Reviewing corruption case studies such as FIFA and 1MDB to identify common money laundering typologies of PEPs and kleptocrats
  • All Systems Go: A Vital Countdown to CDD Final Rule Implementation

    • Developing multi-platform client communication programs to build awareness of rule’s requirements and enhance customer experience
  • Mastering Disruption: Convergence, Compliance and the New AML

    • Reviewing regulatory developments such as NYDFS 504 on required tech-driven monitoring and filtering
    • Creating risk management protocols to mitigate growing AML threats such as the dark web
  • Analyzing the Equifax Data Breach: Human Errors and Technological Failure

Speakers to include:

  • Frank Lawrence, CAMS, global head of payments compliance, chief compliance officer, Facebook
  • David Griesbach, AML experimental operations officer, Google
  • Raymond Villanueva, assistant director, Office of International Operations, Homeland Security Investigations

For more information and to download a full conference schedule, visit The conference offers a real-time broadcast option that provides Internet access to a video feed of the keynote addresses, general sessions and select concurrent sessions. More than 50 recorded sessions will be archived in an online library for post-conference referral.

Editor’s Note: Members of the media may contact Kieran Beer ( at +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®)

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

The purpose of Adtalem Global Education is to empower students to 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 Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, Becker Professional Education, Carrington College, Chamberlain University, DeVry University and its Keller Graduate School of Management, Ross University School of Medicine and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. For more information, please visit


Media Contact for Conference Attendance:
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