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

August 22, 2018
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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 Alliance

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.

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