Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA-Dubai) along with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) will host the 2020 ACFE Fraud Conference Middle East in Dubai 23-25 February.
This conference will bring together more than 350 professionals from public and private sectors, and will provide a platform to exchange ideas, expertise and discuss the latest trends and tools in fraud detection, response and prevention. Attendees will hear from expert speakers about important cases and trends that have emerged in the technology development and financial sectors.
His Excellency Major General Mohamed Ahmed Al Marri, Director General of GDRFA-Dubai said, “We are pleased to host this conference, which is a platform that brings together elite speakers in the field of anti-fraud to discuss the main challenges and obstacles in combatting fraud operations and reducing its negative impacts. The conference will provide us the opportunity to learn about global best practices in this field and enhance our leadership position and support the efforts of Dubai in providing an attractive, strong and transparent work environment.”
Major General Al Marri added that the GDRFA-Dubai seeks to contribute in enhancing transparency and accountability practices. He highlighted that GDRFA-Dubai has the qualified human cadres to manage these practices and implement them in accordance with the laws and frameworks of GDRFA-Dubai, as part of its main role in developing the human resources to contribute in achieving development goals and advancing sustainable economic growth.
Bruce Dorris, J.D., CFE, CPA, and President and CEO of the ACFE, thanked GDRFA-Dubai for hosting the conference, saying it is an important event in spreading knowledge in this field. “Fraud, corruption and governance issues affect organizations of all sizes around the world. Due to the international nature of the current fraud landscape, it is of utmost importance for groups in all regions to work together to come up with solutions to these issues,” he said. “By bringing together hundreds of attendees together from the Middle East and surrounding regions, we are facilitating important conversations about the current reality of fraud.”
He added, “It is of paramount importance for governments to set an ethical tone at the top — especially when it comes to transparency — and GDRFA is setting an important example for organizations not just in the Middle East, but the world.”