Many anti-fraud practitioners have the dates inked in - Aug. 5-10 for the 12th Annual Fraud Conference & Trade Show. Approximately 2,000 diverse professionals from all over the world will gather at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel in Lake Buena Vista (Orlando), Fla., to learn about the latest in the detection and deterrence of white-collar crime.

This event is actually three conferences in one; participants can attend any or all segments.

  • The four-hour, Pre-Conference, Off-Book Frauds, on Sunday, Aug. 5, will teach about schemes that don't appear in books and records.
  • In the 2 ½-day Main Conference, Aug. 6-8, practitioners will choose from 12 tracks (two more than last year) and attend several provocative and thought-provoking general sessions taught by experts - in some cases, the criminals themselves.
  • The Post-Conference, Aug. 9-10, is divided into tracks for auditors and investigators, and provides basic level training in the tools and techniques of fraud examination.

By attending all segments, fraud examination practitioners can earn up to 44 fraud-related continuing professional education (CPE) hours.

The 12th Annual Fraud Conference & Trade Show will also feature a trade show, beginning on Sunday evening, Aug. 5, and continuing through Tuesday, Aug. 7.

The Association will host two social events: a Welcome Reception on Sunday, Aug. 5, as well as the Rockin' Beach Party at the Rock N Roll Beach Club on Downtown Disney® Paradise Island on Tuesday, August 7.

For the latest 12th Annual Conference & Trade Show information visit www.fraudconference.com. To register call the Association toll free at (800) 245-3321 or (512) 478-9070 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday, or e-mail the Association at info@cfenet.com to ask for a registration form.

Pre-Conference: Off-Book Frauds 

Off-Book Frauds is a four-hour executive roundtable seminar and discussion for exchanging ideas on Sunday Aug. 5. Participants will work in small groups in three 70-minute sessions: Identification of Off-Book Schemes, Investigation of Off-Book Schemes, and Prevention of Off-Book Schemes.

After attendees register for the Pre-Conference, they'll receive in the mail a 70-page outline and other materials. Those who spend up to four hours of study and preparation before the session will receive continuing professional education credit and four more hours at the session.

When registering for the Pre-Conference, participants will be required to complete a questionnaire, which the Association will use to assign them to the appropriate discussion group. Registrants will be grouped with other attendees to provide maximum diversity.

The sessions will concentrate on brainstorming to seek new approaches for the detection and deterrence of off-book frauds. During the first 40 minutes of each session, groups will discuss the advance material and during the remaining 30 minutes, will present conclusions to the rest of the attendees.

At the conclusion of the conference, the Association will prepare a formal position paper and distribute it to Pre-Conference attendees within 120 days. Following are the sections of the Pre-Conference:


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