ACAMS 10th Annual AML & Financial Crime Conference – MENA

TRAVEL & TRANSPORTATION

Airline Discounts

Attractive discounts, up to -15%, on a wide range of public fares on all AIR FRANCE, KLM and their code-shared flights worldwide.

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ID Code: 35803AF

Travel Valid Period: 03/11/2019 to 18/11/2019

Proof of attendance-fare eligibility

At any point of their journey, passengers have to be able to justify the usage of the discounted AIR FRANCE-KLM Global Meetings & Events fares by showing the proof of attendance-fare eligibility document. Your participants will receive this document automatically when they book their tickets on our online booking platform globalmeetings.airfranceklm.com.

Please provide this document to the agency you chose to issue the tickets. The agency will fill it in by adding its name, phone details and stamp before sending it to the participants for whom it would have issued tickets.


Lufthansa Group Partner Airlines offer a comprehensive global route network linking major cities around the world. We offer special prices and conditions to participants, visitors, exhibitors, invited guests as well as employees of the Contracting partner and their travel companions.

To make a reservation, please click on www.lh.com/event-flight-booking and enter the access code USZQNSN in the "Offer for discounted flights" area. This will open an online booking platform that will automatically calculate the discount offered or provide you with an even better offer if another promotional fare is available.

Special offer: Discounted travel with Lufthansa Group Partner Airlines

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Discover Abu Dhabi

There are many things to do while you are in Abu Dhabi:

  • Corniche Beach
  • Jebel Hafeet
  • Louvre Abu Dhabi
  • Observation Deck at 300
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  • Warner Bros. World
  • Wadi Adventure

Although the attitude toward clothing is fairly liberal throughout the Emirates, a healthy amount of respect for local customs doesn’t go amiss when shopping or sightseeing. Short or tight clothing may be worn, but it will attract attention—most of it unwelcome.

Malls, health clubs and resort facilities are generally more accepting of what is fashionable, but when visiting government offices it is best to cover your shoulders and legs. It is recommended that you dress more conservatively during Ramadan.


Ground Transportation

Abu Dhabi International Airport

Hotel direction: 15.5 miles SE

Taking the air-conditioned bus to and from the airport and Abu Dhabi city is economical and comfortable.

Look out for the green and white A1 bus. Buses depart from:

  • The lower curbside outside Terminals 1 and 3 and outside Terminal 2
  • The Cargo Building
  • The Police Complex

All bus stops are clearly indicated with blue and white signs.

Route: The bus runs from the three terminals and stops at all legal bus stops going into the city. It passes by the Bus Stand at Muroor and Street 11 and terminates at the Old Fish Market on Al Nasr Street (near NYU Abu Dhabi).

Timing: Every 40 minutes, 24 hours a day

Cost: One-way fare is AED 4

Transfer time: Travel time to the city is approximately 45 minutes, depending on traffic

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Venue Accommodations

A block of rooms at the Rosewood Abu Dhabi has been reserved at a special rate for this event. The last day to reserve rooms at the group rate is 16 October 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.

Rosewood Abu Dhabi

Al Maryah Island
PO Box 41184
Abu Dhabi, UAE

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Reservation Phone: +971 2 813 5550


Visa Information

Citizens of Australia, Andorra, Austria, Brunei, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of America and the Vatican State can get a free-of-charge entry visa upon arrival at Abu Dhabi International Airport.

GCC citizens do not need a visa to enter the UAE.

Citizens of all other countries will need to apply for a Tourist, Transit or Visit Visa prior to their trip.

You can apply for a visa through your nearest UAE embassy.

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

Abu Dhabi has a sub-tropical, arid climate. Sunny blue skies and high temperatures can be expected most of the year. During the cooler months, November through April, temperatures are around 24C (75F) during the day and 13C (56F) at night.

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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 8:00 PM (GMT+4) on 7 November 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 15 September 2019 will receive a full refund minus a US$250 administration fee. Cancellations received 16 September 2019–13 October 2019 will be issued a credit voucher to be used toward next year’s conference. Cancellations received on or after 14 October 2019 will not be refunded.

Substitutions of registered attendees must be submitted in writing to info@acams.org by 8:00 PM (GMT+4) on 7 November 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)


Continuing Education Credits

CAMS CREDITS

CAMS-Seal

ACAMS members will automatically receive 10 CAMS credits for attending this event.


On-Demand Recordings

All attendees will have access to audio recordings of select sessions within 3 (three) weeks after the conference.


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.