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Sixth annual Regional Compliance Conference set for March

Trinidad will play host to the foremost event on compliance in the region at the beginning of March. An additional Excel workshop will be held on March 3. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Caribbean Regional Compliance Association (CRCA) has announced that the sixth annual Regional Compliance Conference will be held in Trinidad March 1-2, with additional Excel Workshop to follow on the March 3.

A comprehensive, networking opportunity for professionals in the compliance, regulatory, and anti-money laundering sectors of the financial services industry, the conference will bring together compliance professionals throughout the region with an international line up of speakers, sponsors and delegates.

The award-winning journalist and best selling author Antonio Nicaso will be providing the key note address titled Follow the Money.

“This is the only conference that is founded by associations in the region for the region,” says BACO President Kesna Pinder, representative of The Bahamas for the 2012 CRCA Conference Planning Committee.

“We have a stellar programme to offer compliance practitioners as well as a peer networking opportunity, so that we can all learn from each other. We have also included a significant amount of accreditation so delegates can be assured of enhancing their professional portfolio and skills.”

The theme, Compliance – The Elephant in the Room, captures a mix of specialized compliance and AML subjects and includes such topics as the cost of counterfeiting, CFATF mandate, FATCA , client name filtering, and sanctions compliance. Credits available include ICA CPD, CAMS and FIBA CPD.

Additional Excel workshop on March 3 will be lead by Microsoft certified trainer and learning consultant Bentley Beckles.

The workshop will cover the basics of customizing Microsoft Office Excel to suit the participant’s methods and preferences, as well as the application window. Included in the workshop is writing and understanding the structure of formulas and functions.

CRCA member jurisdictions include Bermuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, the British Virgin Islands (BVI), Cayman Islands and Trinidad & Tobago with representation from Anguilla and the Dutch Caribbean.

Sponsors of this year’s event include: the Bankers Association of Trinidad & Tobago, Thomas Reuters Accelus, RBC Royal Bank, KPMG, ACAMS, GOKIXKO, World Compliance, AuthorIt, and KYC360. Media partners are Cayman Finance, IFC Review, Bahamas B2B and Cayman Financial Review.

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