After a break in 2020 due the COVID pandemic, South Africa’s no.1 conference on anti-money laundering, financial crime, fraud and corruption is back this year.
The event will be held on 4 & 5 August 2021 at the Indaba Hotel, Fourways and will be a hybrid event also affording delegates from outside South Africa to attend on-line. This annual gathering stays one of TCI’s flagship conferences, with the 2019 event receiving rave reviews from delegates. Nearly 200 top AML and compliance professionals attended the event.
This year’s event is taking place against the backdrop of the COVID pandemic that means that banks and other regulatory authorities’ bankers have to up their game in AML compliance and the technology that can help them get there.
With customer attitudes and behaviors changing and an uptake in digital banking services due to COVID, financial criminals will evolve their technique. The rise of virtual currencies will for instance prove to be a breeding ground for money launderers. In South Africa alone, about one third of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is lost to corruption and organised crime.
The 2020 review of South Africa’s anti-money laundering standards could have wide repercussions for the way its banks conduct vetting procedures, including adverse media screening. Although South Africa has strengthened its anti-money laundering (AML) regulations it is still losing between $10 billion and $25 billion a year in illicit financial flows. The call for higher levels of collaboration and innovation in AML circles has been building over the past few years.
New regulations and adjustments from sanctions and screening to illicit financial flows, compliance, risk and fraud will all be addressed in the conference programme. The top class speaker panel will address all the latest important developments, challenges and opportunities existing in the fight against money laundering, bribery and corruption.
Attend this conference and meet more than 30 speakers a s well as representatives from major banks, insurance companies, financial services, government and services providers from southern Africa. Nearly 800 attendees have befitted in attending this conference since 2015.
As organisers, Trade Conferences International (TCI) is once again looking forward to welcome delegates to this major industry forum.