What you missed at the sold-out ACFE Fraud Conference Middle East

More than 450 anti-fraud professionals gathered in Abu Dhabi, Feb. 25-27, for the 2018 ACFE Fraud Conference Middle East. The ACFE presented the conference — for the first time in Abu Dhabi — in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Accountability Authority (ADAA).

In his keynote presentation at the conference, H.E. Hamad Al Hurr Al Suwaidi, chairman of the ADAA, highlighted the importance of the event and the role of ADAA. “The goal of this event is to come up with lasting solutions and recommendations to support all participant nations in addressing fraud and corruption challenges,” he said. “Whether you are from the private sector or the public sector, from the UAE or from around the world, together we can work to devise strategies to mitigate these risks.”

Under an agreement signed at the conference, the ADAA Knowledge Center can now promote and offer the Certified Fraud Examiner Exam Review Course. This recognizes the ADAA Knowledge Center as the only such government training facility in the Middle East authorized to provide this specialized training.

Keynote speakers included Alexandra Wrage, former member of the FIFA Independent Governance Committee, and body-language expert Cliff Lansley. Roomy Khan, a convicted fraudster and insider trader, shared her story of being intimately involved in the Galleon insider trading case, which resulted in more than 90 convictions throughout hedge funds, corporations and individual investors.

The ACFE and the ADAA welcomed a distinguished lineup of keynote speakers and anti-fraud experts from the region to lead more than 15 breakout sessions.

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