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The annual conference in Las Vegas brings together ACAMS members and industry professionals under one roof to gather inspiration, generate ideas, and learn the latest trends and techniques for fighting financial crime. Featuring the largest gathering of law enforcement and regulatory officials, this is your go-to for bridging the communication gap between the private and public sectors. Join us for 3-days of educational and networking opportunities you won’t find at any other conference.

Come alone or with a team and gain the most rewarding conference experience with a mix of casual conversations and in-depth sessions providing you practical knowledge and results-driven strategies to overcome your compliance challenges. Key themes for this year’s conference include terrorist financing, sanctions, risk management, blockchain and FinTech.

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Customize Your Learning Experience with 15 Tracks

Compliance Summit

Compliance Summit

In a world where compliance is increasingly complex, AML professionals need practical strategies to simultaneously manage multiple complicated tasks. At these sessions, compliance veterans share their insights and advice for expertly handling AML’s thorny challenges, while juggling ever-longer lists of professional responsibilities.

Risk Management

NEW Risk Management

A risk-based approach to AML isn’t just a smart idea – it’s a regulatory requirement, as evidenced most recently by the Treasury’s final rule on Customer Due Diligence. But effective risk management is both an art and a science, and it’s up to compliance officers to achieve the right balance. These sessions focus on effective risk management methods that will serve institutional interests while meeting all regulatory obligations.

Roundtable Series

NEW Roundtable Series

Everyone’s a participant in these sessions, with a highly interactive format that combines hands-on exercises and lively group discussions to foster collective learning. Led by expert facilitators, the sessions provide new and thought-provoking ways to analyze and resolve compliance issues, ultimately leading to advanced professional skills and knowledge.

Connection Corner

NEW Connection Corner

Join your colleagues and peers for intensive small-group networking that’s fast, fun and friendly. Each 30-minute session in the Connection Corner is limited to 40 participants and is designed to enable executives with common interests to exchange insights and ideas – and to forge new connections that will last a lifetime. We hope to see you in the Connection Corner, located inside the Exhibit Hall on Convention Center Level I.

AML Knowledge

AML Knowledge

No one can do it all, which means modern compliance programs must depend on external partners for help in areas such as screening technology, data analytics and transaction processing. These sessions are led by ACAMS sponsors, who track the latest industry trends and pinpoint potential productive partnerships you may be overlooking.

Multi-Industry Training

Multi-Industry Training

The modern era of AML began with 1970s’s Bank Secrecy Act, but compliance is clearly no longer the responsibility of the banking industry alone. In this track, specialists detail the unique compliance challenges of non-bank institutions, sharing practical solutions for tailoring oversight programs to address the distinctive AML issues of their respective client pools and business models.

Chapter Insights

Chapter Insights

Across the globe, ACAMS chapters regularly convene thought leaders from their respective regions, to engage in collaborative discussions and peer group learning. But the generated knowledge generates is just too good to keep local. These panels showcase special presentations submitted by local chapters, with applicable lessons for AML managers in any location.

AML Innovations

NEW AML Innovations

These dynamic 30-minute sponsor-led presentations will focus on cutting-edge compliance products and services and will take place on day two of the conference. Whether reviewing tech innovations or engaging in peer-group information sharing, these concise sessions are rich with new knowledge — the most valuable asset of every compliance professional.

Emerging Technologies

Emerging Technologies

Rapidly emerging technologies are playing a greater role in virtually every aspect of AML oversight – and make it difficult for compliance officers to stay ahead of the trends. These panels keep you up to date, whether the subject is utilizing tech to better manage risks like sanctions, or defending against tech-based threats like hacking. In a world of advancing technologies, these panels advance your ability to put them to use.

AML Advanced Training

AML Advanced Training

If there’s one clear requirement for a long career in AML, it’s this: Keep learning. Sessions in this track focus on highly skilled compliance specialists who are looking to stay at the top of their game. Featuring deep-dive sessions designed to further sharpen well-honed professional skills, these panels are aimed at experienced hands who plan to remain at vanguard of their field.

AML Core

AML Core

The compliance field is rapidly expanding, creating career opportunities for novices to the field while requiring experienced professionals to acquire new skills. These sessions serve both groups, with panels that advance the skills of newcomers, providing them a competitive edge in the job market, as well as sessions designed to update the expertise of AML veterans in areas like financial crime trends.

Community Banks and MSBs

NEW Community Banks & MSBs

With limited resources, small institutions often must punch above their weight when it comes to compliance – and these sessions showcase pulls no punches on explaining how to do it. Whether it’s managing on a shoestring budget or taking command of complex tasks like regulatory exams, these panels are heavy with practical advice for AML departments that are light on resources.

AML Spotlight

NEW AML Spotlight

Gain a much greater understanding of an influential AML individual or topic. Walk away enlightened and informed. A keynote or VIP gives an informal address in the exhibit hall.

Investigation Techniques

Investigation Techniques

Financial crime cases don’t solve themselves – that task requires savvy investigators using increasingly sophisticated detective tools. At these panels, internal investigators and law enforcement alike treat attendees to fascinating behind-the-scenes looks at real-life financial crime cases, sharing unparalleled expertise on the best methods for identifying red flags, investigating suspicious activities and bringing cases to successful resolutions.

Audit Focus

Audit Focus

How good are your AML programs? Good audits can tell you – and these sessions provide roadmaps for conducting them. From verifying data integrity to identifying systemic shortcomings requiring corrective action, these panels provide imminently useful strategies on planning and executing AML audits, and putting the findings to practical use in ways that strengthen overall oversight.

Watch the Conference from Your Desk

Can’t spend time away from the office? Tune in to the live broadcast streaming live from Las Vegas. This convenient online training option provides you and your team access to watch the keynote addresses, special presentations, all general sessions and Compliance Summit sessions. Plus, receive downloadable audio recordings of 50+ sessions and earn CAMS credits.

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Free CAMS Seminar

CAMSThe Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) designation denotes a superior level of understanding of international AML/CTF principles. Internationally renowned and accepted, world governments acknowledge the CAMS certification as the gold standard in AML/CTF. Make the most of your conference experience by attending the CAMS Seminar on Sunday, September 25. This seminar is free for conference delegates who purchase the certification package or are in the process of certifying. Please note that seating capacity is extremely limited and participation must be reserved in advance.

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Aria Resort & Casino

A block of rooms at the Aria Resort & Casino has been reserved at a discounted rate for this event. The last day to reserve rooms at the group rate is August 26, or until the room block is sold out. Due to the high demand for rooms, we recommend that you book your room reservation as early as possible.

Aria Resort & Casino

3730 Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89158

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Reserve over the phone: 866.359.7757 or 702.590.7757

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