ACAMS Annual International AML and Financial Crime Conference—Caribbean

TRAVEL & TRANSPORTATION

Airline Discounts

ACAMS has arranged discounted air travel. Below please find our exclusive discounts for ACAMS Las Vegas Conference attendees only!

American Airlines

American Airlines is offering a 5% discount on all applicable fares when traveling to Miami (MIA, FLL or PBI airports) for the ACAMS Annual International AML and Financial Crime Conference-Caribbean. Travel dates included are December 7 -12, 2019.

*Visit aa.com to book your flight. After selecting your flights, enter promo code 38D9BP when completing passenger details. The promo box is located near the payment page as you go through the booking details.

Or, you may contact the American Airlines Meeting Services Desk at 1-800-433-1790 for assistance with reservations and ticket purchase.

Delta

Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounts for Assoc for Certifiied Anti Money Laundering Specialists.

You may also call Delta Meeting Network® at 1.800.328.2216* Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m. –7:30 p.m. (CT) and refer to Meeting Event Code NMT47

*Please note there is not a service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via our reservation 800 number


Discover Miami

  • South Beach
  • Crandon Park
  • The Bass Museum
  • Miami Beach Cinematheque
  • Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science
  • Miami Speed Boat Adventures
  • Monty’s South Beach
  • Lincoln Road
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Ground Transportation

Taxi

On average, a one-way taxi ride from the Miami International Airport (MIA) to the Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood is approximately $23.43 (gratuity and fees not included).

ESTIMATE FARE FROM MIA

On average, a one-way taxi ride from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) to the Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood is approximately $72.60 (gratuity and fees not included).

ESTIMATE FARE FROM FLL

Ride Sharing

Miami has a multitude of rideshare car service options, including Uber and Lyft.

Airport Transportation

Avoid parking and traffic traveling to and from Miami International Airport by using one of our affordable and convenient choices. Metrobus, Metrorail and Tri-Rail airport connections are located in the Miami Central Station.

You need an EASY Card pass to ride on public transit. To purchase your fare, the EASY Card vending machines are located in the Miami Central Station.

Metrorail: Trains depart every 30 minutes during the weekday, with more frequent service on the weekends every 15 minutes.

  • Green Line Board a Green Line train if you are traveling to Palmetto, Okeechobee, Hialeah, Tri-Rail, Northside, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. or Brownsville stations.
  • Orange Line Board an Orange Line train if you are traveling to Dadeland North, South Miami, University, Douglas Road, Coconut Grove, Vizcaya, Brickell, Government Center, Historic Overtown/Lyric Theatre, Culmer, Civic Center, Santa Clara, Allapattah or Earlington Heights stations.

Miami Beach Bus: Service runs every 30 minutes from 6 a.m. – 11:40 p.m., seven days a week, between the Miami International Airport Metrorail station (just a short MIA Mover ride away from MIA) and Miami Beach (from 41st Street to South Pointe Drive).

For just $2.65 each way, traveling to and from Miami Beach just became fast, easy and convenient. You can ride in style aboard 40-foot buses equipped with luggage racks and comfortable seating.

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Venue Accommodations

A block of rooms at the Hyatt Regency Miami has been reserved at a special rate for this event. The last day to reserve rooms at the group rate is November 15, 2019, 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.

Hyatt Regency Miami

400 SE Second Ave
Miami, FL 33131

Reservation Phone: (305) 358-1234

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Visa Information

If you need a travel visa, begin the visa application process now! We strongly encourage you to apply for your visa as early as possible. Please send an email to info@acams.org to obtain a letter of invitation from ACAMS.

Please ensure that you include the following information when requesting the letter of invitation to the above-mentioned email:

  1. Name as it appears on your Passport
  2. Passport number
  3. Passport expiration date
  4. Country of Passport
  5. Dates you will be in the U.S.

A citizen of a foreign country, wishing to enter the U.S., generally must first obtain a visa, either a nonimmigrant visa for temporary stay, or an immigrant visa for permanent residence. The type of visa you must have is defined by immigration law, and relates to the purpose of your travel. Visas are issued by American embassies and consulates.

Certain international travelers may be eligible to travel to the U.S. without a visa if they meet the requirements for visa-free travel.

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Please note: ACAMS is not able to contact any Embassies or government institutions in support of an individual attempting to gain entry into a country to attend an ACAMS event, including requests for assistance for visas and passports.


Weather

Miami has a tropical climate, with pleasantly warm winters and long muggy summers. In December, Miami averages a minimum of about 59°F (15°C) and a maximum of about 77°F (25°C)

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POLICIES & SPECIAL SERVICES

Attire

Business casual attire is appropriate for all sessions and receptions. Hotel meeting room temperatures are difficult to regulate and tend to be on the cooler side. It is a good idea to bring a jacket or sweater.


Fees and Payment Policy

The standard fee for attending the conference is outlined in the pricing section. This registration fee includes breakfast, lunch and refreshments, as well as presentation materials (available only in PDF electronic format). You may submit payment with your registration or request to be invoiced.

Payment is due within 30 days of registering. If registering within 30 days of the conference, payment is due immediately. If registering with an early bird rate, or any special rates, payment must be submitted by the special rate’s expiration date. If payment has not been received prior to the event, a credit card guarantee will be required to attend the conference.


Guest Policy

If you wish to invite a guest to the networking receptions, the cost is US$125 per reception. Please send your request to info@acams.org by 12:00 PM (ET) on December 5, 2019. Payment must be submitted at the time of the request. Upon check-in at the conference, please have your guest present a valid government-issues form of identification at the Registration Desk to pick up their name badge. Requests that are submitted after the eligible time-frame will not be considered.


Name Badge Policy

It is very important to wear your name badge during the conference. Admission to all functions, including sessions and the networking events, is by badge only. If you lose your badge, there is a US$50 charge to replace it. Please pay the replacement fee at the Registration Desk to obtain a replacement badge. Conference badges are nontransferable and may not be shared.


Photography/Videography

Registrations and attendance at, or participation in this conference constitutes an agreement by the registrant to ACAMS’ use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes.


Special Dietary Requirements

If you have special dietary restrictions (Kosher, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, etc.), please email info@acams.org at least 30 days prior to the conference. Our team will do their best to accommodate your dietary request; however, requests received within less than 30 days of the conference cannot be guaranteed.


Special Services

Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please email info@acams.org if you require specific aids or services during the conference.


Substitution and Cancellation

Cancellations received up to October 14, 2019 will receive a full refund minus a US$250 administration fee. Cancellations received October 15, 2019–November 11, 2019 will be issued a credit voucher to be used toward next year’s conference. Cancellations received on or after November 12, 2019 will not be refunded.

Substitutions of registered attendees must be submitted in writing to info@acams.org by 12:00 PM (ET) on December 5, 2019. Please note that if the transfer is made from an ACAMS member to a non-ACAMS member, you will be charged the difference in cost. If you neither attend the conference nor designate a substitute prior to the event, you are still responsible for the full registration fee. Requests submitted after the eligible time-frame will not be considered. If for any reason ACAMS cancels or reschedules the conference, we do not accept responsibility for airfare, hotel or other costs incurred by registrants.


MATERIALS & TRAINING CREDITS

Certificate of Participation

Certificates will be emailed 3 (three) weeks after the conference (in PDF electronic format).


Session Materials

Attendees will receive a link to the online conference materials a week before the conference. Please note that materials will be available online only. If you would like hard copies to reference during the sessions, we suggest that you download and print the presentations prior to the conference. Updated conference materials will also be available online after the conference.