ACAMS continues expanding in Canada
MONTREAL, Sept. 12, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Association of Certified Anti‐Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) has announced the creation of a new Chapter in Canada. The Montreal Chapter is the 3rd addition to ACAMS' Chapter roster in Canada.
"Chapter development and expansion is one of the key goals that drive the ACAMS mission," said John Byrne, CAMS, ACAMS, executive vice president. "As the global leader in Anti‐Money Laundering/Counter Terrorism Financing compliance, it's exceedingly important to address regional challenges and topics; chapters provide that necessary local focus and offer an opportunity for ACAMS members to connect and network face‐to‐face. As our membership base continues its international expansion, we'll continue to develop new Chapters to meet that growing regional demand," continued Byrne.
The Chapter's Executive Board is comprised of industry leaders with a broad range of professional backgrounds including regulatory, legal, law enforcement and compliance.
"As the first and most significant francophone Chapter in North America, ACAMS Montreal's mission is two-fold: to support the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (ACAMS) in promoting best practices in the fight against money laundering and to contribute to improving professional awareness and proficiency amongst industry experts. It will reach these objectives by providing an open forum of exchange and networking opportunities to experts from Montreal and throughout the province of Quebec. In collaboration with ACAMS, the Chapter will develop documentation, training tools and a certification process in the French language" said Sylvain Perreault, CAMS, Chair of the Montreal Chapter.
The Montreal Chapter represents the 4th chapter addition in 2013. Three more chapters are scheduled to launch this year. Other scheduled chapters include a diverse international mix from all around the world. ACAMS has a full listing of its Chapters on their website www.ACAMS.org.
What: ACAMS Montréal Chapter
When: September 19th 2013, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Casino de Montréal, in the Bar/Lounge Le Carré.
Keynote address: Jacques Duchesneau CM, member of the Quebec National Assembly for the riding of Saint-Jérôme. Former Montreal Urban Community Chief of Police and former President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority
Sponsors: MNP, one of Canada's largest national accounting and consulting firms and SAS, the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market are the lead sponsors of the event.
To participate or become a member: ACAMSMontrealChapter@acams.org
About the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists®
ACAMS is the largest international membership organization dedicated to enhancing the knowledge and expertise of AML/CTF and financial crime detection and prevention professionals, from a wide range of industries, in both the public and private sectors.
ACAMS serves 17 000 members in more than 160 countries with extensive resources designed to develop and sharpen the skills required for superior job performance, and career advancement including certification, moneylaundering.com (the industry's leading online news and information resource), ACAMS Today (the premier AML magazine) international conferences, full day seminars, web seminars, customized training and peer networking opportunities.
The CAMS certification is the most widely recognized AML certification among compliance professionals worldwide. Candidates who pass the rigorous CAMS examination distinguish themselves as experts fully qualified for the demanding anti-money laundering duties in business and government. Visit the ACAMS website at www.ACAMS.org.
SOURCE: Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists
For further information:
John Byrne (Miami)
Sylvain Perreault (Montréal)