Groundbreaking Keynote Addresses Presented at ACAMS Annual AML & Financial Crime Conference in Vegas Speakers include FBI's Terrorism Financing Operations Section official and an award-winning investigative journalist

MIAMI, June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) announced that Jane Rhodes-Wolf and Michael Hudson will deliver keynote addresses at this year's Annual AML & Financial Crime Conference, September 23-25 in Las Vegas. Ms. Rhodes-Wolf is the section chief of the FBI's Terrorism Financing Operations Section (TFOS) and Mr. Hudson is a senior editor at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.

John J. Byrne, CAMS, Executive Vice President at ACAMS, emphasized the high quality of presenters and variety of educational sessions as key reasons to attend the conference. "As the Vegas conference grows annually, so does our commitment to providing the AML compliance community with an enhanced calibre of speakers, multi-format learning sessions and extensive networking opportunities." Byrne continued, "We are proud to welcome both Ms. Rhodes-Wolf and Mr. Hudson, who provide unique views from the vantage points of law enforcement and investigative journalism, respectively, and can speak first-hand to the challenges we all face in combating financial crime."

This conference is the largest of its kind for financial crime detection and prevention professionals, and provides insight on global issues, regulatory changes, emerging money laundering trends and compliance best practices. The annual event brings together more than 1,500 delegates from around the globe and provides critical training to banking, law enforcement, money services businesses and insurance professionals, among others.

Byrne also cited past attendee feedback as the source of key enhancements to this year's conference, including:

  • Additional Educational Tracks. Among the new tracks this year are Risk Management, focused on implementing successful risk scoring and client screening; and AML Core Training, with refresher courses designed to update your essential skills.
  • Expanded Audit Workshop. Programming tailored to auditors and compliance testers, with education credits toward attendees' CAMS Audit certification.
  • Executive Summit. Closed-door discussions for industry veterans and senior-level executives to collaborate and debate key strategic issues.
  • AML Think Tank. A peer-driven collaboration space designed for continued conversations, information sharing and networking. All discussion topics are scheduled and planned by attendees.

Returning this year, after strong demand from past attendees, are targeted breakout sessions for law enforcement, insurance providers, money services businesses and small financial institutions.

For full conference details and to register for the event, visit or contact ACAMS at +1 305.373.0020 or

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About the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists® (ACAMS®)    
ACAMS is the largest international membership organization dedicated to enhancing the knowledge and skills of AML and financial crime professionals from a wide range of industries with extensive resources designed to develop and sharpen the skills required for superior job performance and career advancement. Its CAMS certification is the most widely recognized AML certification among compliance professionals worldwide. Visit for more information.

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