Catching-Up After Berlin


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This is the first European Connect column I am writing since our incredible Berlin conference in June. It was the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists’ (ACAMS) 15th Annual Conference in Europe and my fifth as ACAMS head of Europe.

Feedback from this year’s event was overwhelmingly positive, reinforcing that it is the place to hear what is current in anti-financial crime across countries, industries and sectors as well as to connect with old and new friends. I encourage you to visit to view highlights from the conference.

We will soon announce our theme and speakers for next year’s #ACAMSEurope conference. I hope you will mark your diaries to join us in Frankfurt next year on 8-10 June 2020.

In other news, our fantastic chapter network continues to grow. The Spain Chapter is holding their gala launch in Madrid in September and the Luxembourg Chapter is relaunching.

Before this year is over, the Malta Chapter will bring our total European chapter count to 13 and we are already planning to launch chapters in Portugal and Caucasus in 2020. I could not be prouder of the high quality programming and networking that our hardworking volunteer chapter boards contribute to our profession. Thank you to all involved./p>

There are so many exciting professional development opportunities that ACAMS is releasing in the next few months from symposia, boot camps and a range of foundation certificates in French, German and Spanish. Additional developments include new online certificates in current topics and the much anticipated CAMS-level global sanctions qualification—the Certified Global Sanctions Specialist (CGSS) certification.

My team works hard to bring world-class training to your door. If you have not looked at what is new for a while, now might be a great time to call and arrange a coffee with one of them!

Angela Salter, head of Europe, ACAMS, London, U.K.,