For 5 years in a row, the Indaba Hotel in Fourways, Johannesburg plays host to the biggest gathering of AML and financial crime professionals in southern Africa each year.

This year the annual Anti-Money Laundering Southern Africa Conference took place on 23 & 24 October and turn out to be a huge success.

A record crowd of over 180 attendees attended the conference. The attendance figure underlines the fact that AML is a hot topic, and that it will stay a hot topic in the foreseeable future.

The speaker panel included speakers from the Banking Association South Africa, Financial Intelligence Centre, Absa, Clientele, Arachnys, FrameAML, Tyme Bank, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr,  Fico Tonbeller and FNB. All in all 27 speakers presented at the event.

MD of Trade Conferences International, Ryno van Ellewee, thanked all the speakers, sponsors and delegates who contributed to making the event a success.

He said that according to the feedback TCI has received that more than 90% of delegates indicated that they have enjoyed the conference and that it is an informative and worthwhile event to attend, and also that it was well organised.

“At TCI we are extremely proud of our events and this event was no exception. Over the last 5 years, we have built up this conference as probably Africa’s most important commercial conference for AML, financial crime and compliance professionals.”

Thunile Nkosi, project manager at TCI, said TCI trust that delegates were able to network sufficiently and met everyone at the conference and made new business relationships.

“Delegates were all a great bunch of people, who made our job as organisers so much easier.”

“There were many positive comments that we greatly appreciate, but there were also directives on how to improve the conference. We analyse each of our events and see any form of criticism as an opportunity to improve on our service to our delegates. “

We are looking forward to seeing delegates again at next year’s event which will take place over 3 days from 21 to 23 October 2020, and which will include an introductory day for junior personnel dealing with AML and financial crime.