The 17th Annual International Anti-Money Laundering Conference - March 21-23, 2011, The Westin Diplomat, Hollywood, Florida USA

"Excellent conference! It's very important for us to know the U.S.A regulatory positions in different topics and share with other countries and colleagues."

Claudia Lavechia
Account Manager
Banco de la Republica Oriental del Uruguay

"Informative – Highlights developing trends in prevention & detection of ML and international best practices."

Gina Phillips Black
Myers Fletcher & Gordon

"This is the Rolls Royce of all the AML conferences."

Charles A. Mella
Executive Vice President
The Frost National Bank

"[This] conference provides up-to-date information that is useful in understanding the scope & significance of harboring a compliance culture in my institution."

Deca Penn
BVI Financial Services Commission

"It addresses the most current topics – Provides insight and ideas that save time and money."

Lenette Santiago
AML Investigator
Intesa Sanpaolo

Thank you to all who attended the 16th Annual Conference. We especially want to thank our speakers, sponsors and exhibitors for their contributions in making this year’s conference a huge success.

2011 Conference Summary

More than 1,100 international executives present at the world's largest multi-industry AML forum

In the wake of news headlines spotlighting global financial crime, bribery and corruption, more than 1,100 AML/CTF professionals from 50 countries attended the 17th Annual International Anti-Money Laundering Conference in Hollywood, Florida, March 21-23.

"The fight against drug traffickers, those that would fund terrorism, and the rising use of economic sanctions against rogue regimes by the international community are just some of the reasons why financial institutions are more focused than ever on fighting money laundering, said Kieran Beer, editor-in-chief of And, to aid in that fight, we assembled a ‘Who's Who' in AML from government, law enforcement and the financial industry to present the latest in best practices, real-life case studies and analysis of recent laws and regulations in more than 50 unique sessions."

Conference Program Highlights

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. provided the opening keynote, "Combating Crime in the 21st Century." His presentation focused on cybercrime and identity theft and initiatives for cooperation between prosecutors and financial institutions.

Other conference highlights included a keynote by Jennifer Shasky Calvery, Chief, Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section of the US Department of Justice. Calvery focused on the Department's priorities for 2011, including its Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative, which is designed to target and recover the proceeds of foreign official corruption that have been laundered into or through the United States. She also touched on issues around shell companies and transparency as well as the Bank Secrecy Act.

New This Year

This year, conference association sponsor, ACAMS, honored Stuart Levey, newly retired US Treasury Under Secretary for Terrorism & Financial Intelligence, with its first Leadership in Government Award. ACAMS Advisory Board Chair, Richard A. Small, Vice President, Enterprise-Wide Anti-Money Laundering and Sanctions Risk Management at American Express, presented the award, recognizing Levey for his critical role as an architect of sanctions policy under two U.S. presidents.