The Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) is now into into its 7th year as joint venture partner with the New Zealand Police Financial Intelligence Unit, organising this major conference at Te Papa, Wellington.
Gary will again act as expert chair (on behalf of the ACAMS Australasia Chapter) of the event, alongside the head of the Police financial crimes group. In light of the recent extremist shooting tragedy in Christchurch the programme will focus strongly on counter-terrorist funding as well as anti-money laundering, corruption and sports integrity, virtual assets and crypto-currency – plus many more compliance, legal and government law enforcement topics, local and international.
Venue capacity is strictly limited to 450 persons, and registrations will open in September.
As part of the 10th anniversary of the AML-CFT Act 2009, there will be a look back at how far things have come, and a look forward at embedding further value in the financial crime fighting environment. While the programme is still being assembled, the dates for 2019 have been confirmed as:
- 8-9 October 2019 – two full days of plenary sessions
- the day prior (Monday 7th October 2019) – AML Supervisors’ half-day reporting entity workshops.
In recent iterations of this hugely successful public-private sector financial crime conference, Gary has presented and also hosted the popular “AML Interview” sessions such as with:
- an international journalist who worked inside the Panama Papers exposé
- the lead prosecutor for AUSTRAC in both the the high-profile prosecutions of TabCorp and CBA Bank
- a panel on recent enforcement trends in New Zealand and Australia including the DIA v Ping An case.
For copies of Gary’s slides from 2017 or 2018 presentations, please email him or contact via this website.