ABA/ABA Money Laundering Conference

The American Bar Association and American Bankers Association Money Laundering Conference is now in session in Washington D.C. See the full program here (PDF).

White Collar Crime Conference - September 14-15 in Washington DC

Thanks to the White Collar Crime Prof blog for its post alerting readers to an upcoming white collar crime conference in Washington, D.C., on September 14-15, 2006 at at the Georgetown Law School.

Click here to view the agenda and here to register.

Jewelers Vigilance Committee Offers Anti Money Laundering Seminars

The Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC), a not-for-profit trade association that provides legal compliance services to the jewelry industry, will be offering two more free seminars in August and September to help jewelry businesses develop their anti-money laundering (AML) programs to comply with the U.S. Patriot Act.

The first seminar will take place in Los Angeles at the Los Angeles Athletic Club on Wednesday, Aug. 23, and the second in Miami at the Hyatt Regency Miami on Tuesday, Sept. 19. Cecilia Gardner, JVC president, CEO and general counsel, will cover a wide range of topics, including Internal Revenue Service (IRS) rules for reporting of cash transactions of $10,000 or more; how to comply with new anti money laundering regulations; and the top five ways to avoid being sued.

See further details here.

Office of Thrift Supervision Schedules July 31st Conference Call on Money Laundering Compliance Issues

The Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) announced today that it plans to host a 90-minute conference call on Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) compliance issues on July 31, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EDT.  The telephone conference call will provide an informative briefing by senior OTS staff on BSA/AML compliance issues, including best practices, avoiding common violations and the consequences of noncompliance. The conference call represents a valuable opportunity for compliance officers, risk managers, auditors, attorneys and senior bank and thrift managers to interact directly with OTS experts. At least 40 minutes of the call will be set aside for a Question and Answer session that will allow participants the opportunity to receive answers to specific questions directly from senior OTS staff and BSA/AML specialists.

Advance registration is required. Reservations are complimentary and will be accepted up until the day of the conference call. Interested parties may make a reservation by going to www.mymeetings.com and choosing “Web RSVP” under “Join Events.” The conference number is 9324674, and the passcode is “BSA.” Each registered site will receive one phone connection where an unlimited number of listeners can participate.

See full details here in a press release issued by OTS.

Third Annual European Money Laundering Conference & Exhibition

The Third Annual European Conference & Exhibition for anti-money laundering professionals will be held on October 30, 2006 through November 1, 2006 in Berlin, Germany at the The Estrel Berlin Hotel & Convention Center. The theme is Protecting Yourself from Dirty Money and Terrorist Funds under the New EU and Global Rules.

Topics to be covered include:

  • How to comply with the new AML procedures laid out in the EU Third Directive
  • The connection between corruption, organized crime, and money laundering and how you can protect your institution from all three
  • Learn how money launderers are taking advantage of emerging technology and the lack of regulation
  • Implementing a Risk-Based Approach to Money Laundering Controls
  • Lively, Audience-Participation Sessions Led by Global Experts
  • Extraordinary Networking Sessions to Meet Counterparts from Over 30 Countries
  • Learn the New Risks and What You Must Do to Guard Against Them

See further details here, including registration.

7th Annual Latin-American Money Laundering Conference

Anti-money laundering professionals at banks, broker-dealers and other financial institutions may want to consider attending the 7th Annual Latin-American Money Laundering Conference on August 2-4, 2006 at the Sheraton Centro Histórico Hotel, Mexico City, Mexico. The sessions will be conducted in Spanish.

See further details here.

See registration information here, including costs.