Excellent feedback from AML Conference attendees

Feedback from attendees at the recent AML & Financial Crime Southern Africa Conference was overwhelming positive.

The event was held as a hybrid. The physical conference took place on 1 & 2 September 2021.

More than a third of the 180 attendees said that they attended the conference because of interesting programme topics, while 18% said the top class speaker panel was the main reason. Interestingly 15% mentioned networking that still shows that delegates see mixing with sponsors, other delegates and speakers as very important, despite the COVID challenges.

More than 55% said it was a must attend event and that COVID did not influence their decision to attend.

Everyone was happy with the speakers and the quality of the live streaming was praised by all.

95% said they were satisfied with the content and 95 % said the conference was well organised and was worth attending.

Here are just some of the comments from attendees:

  1. “It was well organised and informative and worth attending” – Tshabi Ruth Mokone, Absa Financial Crime – Transactional Monitoring
  2.  “The facilitator was on point and friendly made more exciting session. I enjoyed the speakers and different choice of topics that were very informative. It covered wide based AML trends and topics” – Chantal Padayachee, ABSA
  3. “The speakers were well versed in their topics” – Lwazi Zaca, AML Specialist, FirstRand
  4. “TCI members were very involved when interacting with attendees” – Nomsa Nhlapo, Regulatory Risk Specialist, FNB
  5. “The venue – the presentation and technical team was good”- Nqobile Moyedi, ABSA Bank 
  6. “It was a great networking session and meeting new people” – Ross Winson, Investec
  7. “Enjoyed the speakers Loius de Koker and Kevin West” Deepak Singh, CCI-Enhanced due diligence specialist, Investec Bank
  8.  “Speakers are experts in their fields” – Wainedon Parry, Legal Counsel: Regulatory Legal & Financial Crime, ABSA
  9. “Well organised, social distancing and COVID measures were in place. Quality speakers and topics” –Delfina Franco, LexisNexis Risk Solutions
  10.  “Speakers discussed interesting content” – Sharlome King, Financial Crime Regulatory Specialist, ABSA
  11. “The event was well planned; speakers spoke well on a variety of topical issues in the industry. The food was great and COVID regulations were well covered” – Deborah Maqana, RMB
  12. “Conference was well organised and very informative, it was very interesting to get some insights into topics that aren’t part of my day to day duties” – Ntokozo Mthembu, Deloitte & Touche
  13. “The extensive experience and knowledge and relevance of the speakers was good” – Keitumetsi Dlamini, Legal and Compliance, Sanlam Specialised Finance
  14. “A lot of topics were covered and speakers were very qualified” – Hardus Swart, Investec 
  15. “Enjoyed the part were they clearly indicated that we should do more don’t just comply, join the fight”- Deon van Loggerenberg, CCI – Enhanced Due Diligence, Investec. 
  16. “The speakers were very knowledgeable and passionate about their topics” – Bronwen Singlam, Investec 
  17. “Thank you for the wonderful conference last week, it was super great to connect and engage with other professionals”  – Wandile Mngadi, Regional Manager – Africa, ACAMS
  18. “I am so glad the conference went well! It was great to support on the event and thank you to you, Thunile, Simone and all of the team for all your help/assistance during the process and with our sponsorship. It was also great to see the return on face to face events as well.  I look forward to working with you in the future” –  Roshni Kaylan, LexisNexis Risk
  19. “Yes, it was really good, thanks very much. You did great.” – Jolanda van der Westhuizen, Group Compliance – Discovery Limited
  20. “I have enjoyed the conference. Nice to rub shoulders with people with so much knowledge of the subject matter. I am going to share the knowledge with the rest of my team.” – Marina Loots, FinGlobal
  21. “I am glad we managed to pull this webinar even though we signed up at the very last minute. I’ve received very good feedback from both Anton and Neil (our delegates) and will share this with you from the email you sent yesterday. We hope that next year, we will see each other in person”  – Ngoyi Sonia, Moody’s Analytics
  22. “I really enjoyed attending. All the topics were interesting. Will see you at the next conference. ”  Marie de Waal, Vice President: Financial Crime, ABSA
  23. “As always, it was indeed a good one!  I think most people just missed the usual interactions and networking with the presenters during the breaks and lunches, but other than that, it was a really great 2 days!” – Wainedon Parry, Legal Counsel: Regulatory Legal & Financial Crime Group Legal
  24. “Glad to hear the conference was successful. Glad I could be of help.” – Riaan Botha, Anti-Money Laundering Regulatory Specialist, Absa Financial Crime Compliance: Policy and Regulatory Management
  25.  “Thank you for last week.  It really was a great event, and I fully enjoyed taking part of it” – Shane Prophy, Oracle
  26. “It was very well organised and would definitely recommend to my colleagues.” – Nellia Musamba, Senior Specialist Legislation & Regulatory Oversight – Market Conduct Division, The Banking Association South Africa
  27. “It was a great seminar. Until next time, keep up the good work”-  Simone Osborne, Human Resource Manager, SABRIC
  28. “As an evolving AMLCO. I found the conference scope insightful” –  Katlarelo Koosaletse, AML Compliance Officer,  Sesiro Insurance Company
  29. “Thank you for an enjoyable conference. A wide variety of informative topics were covered, thank you!” – Quinton Stone, Business Analyst: Risk System Solutions Risk Management, Capetic
  30. “Thank you very much for a very successful conference. Our sponsorship with TCI is always worth it. I think the hybrid format worked well. ” – Lizette Sander, Bateleur Software
  31. “Well done to the team for hosting an excellent conference and on the excellent line-up of speakers. I can honestly say I really enjoyed this conference and got so much from it.” – Emile Schlechter  Senior Specialist: Compliance AML/CFT/ABC Functions, FICO System Custodian, Liberty Compliance
  32. “The conference was very well run. I liked that I was able to have a split-screen to see the slides, as well as the speakers. As mentioned above, the themes were very relevant and thought-provoking. I enjoyed the presentation by Willem Janse van Rensburg, as well as the speaker from Standard Bank. It was very topical and engaging”  Neil den Bakker, Product Specialist, Bureau van Dijk
  33. “It was a huge success as always, The tech was top class, don’t think that any person has been crazy enough to do a hybrid! I had so much fun and so cool to be invited to take part in such a distinguished line-up of speakers. Well done and congratulations” Sean Stander, Chief Operating Officer, Group Anti Financial Crime, Standard Bank
  34. “You have done pioneering work with the hybrid model. Feedback to me was overwhelming positive. You have a great team” – Willem Janse van Rensburg, (speaker and chairperson)
  35. “As always, very relevant topics presented by some of the county’s (and abroad) most leading experts. Presentations are not limited to theory, but includes the invaluable practical application thereof in practice applicable to all AML/CFT practioners” – Illze Calitz, Monivation

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