Board of Directors and Business owners of 30 regulated industries will meet in Miami to participate to the First Caribbean Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crimes Business Owners & Board of Directors Conference. This important event taking place April 16 & 17 will feature speakers from regulating agencies of the Caribbean and the US.
According to Antigua born organizer, Ms. Michelle Martin, this event is key since “all board members and business owners are required under Anti-Money Laundering laws to receive training annually. Given the workload regulation impose on Compliance Officers, it is a challenge for many organization to design training specifically for their owners or board members . The conference is a great opportunity because all content is aligned with board and business owners preoccupations. Not only this event will enable participants to comply with regulation but they also get to meet in person the heads of law enforcement agencies. This is also a great opportunity to exchange with other business leaders of the region challenged by similar regulatory issues.”
The conference will cover hot topics such as FATCA and the OECD’s Automatic Tax Information Exchange System that will be implemented by most Caribbean territories in 2017-18. Emerging threats, increasing fines and law enforcement focus for 2015 are among some of the 20 topics covered at the event.
Mr. Calvin Wilson, the Executive Director from Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) will deliver the keynote address. Other prestigious speakers include: Mr. Robin Sykes, Chief Technical Director, Financial Investigations Division (Jamaica); Mrs. Susan S. François, Director, Financial Intelligence Unit (Trinidad and Tobago); Mr. Lindsey Cacho, Director, Financial Reporting Authority (Cayman Islands); Lt. Col Edward H Croft, Director, ONDCP (Antigua & Barbuda); Mr. Cleviston Haynes, Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Barbados, Ms. Kozel Creese, Attorney-at-Law, Financial Intelligence Unit (St. Vincent and the Grenadines); Dr. Christopher Malcolm, Lecturer at the UWI Faculty of Law at Mona (Kingston, Jamaica), Partner at Malcolm Gordon, Chair at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Caribbean Branch) & Former British Virgin Islands Attorney General.
“This conference is open to every regulated businesses across the Caribbean. We have participants from all over the region including Aruba, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Jamaica & St. Lucia to name a few.” explains Jean Morency, co-organizer of the event.