Texas, Aug. 13, 2013—Hundreds of professional fraud fighters from around Canada
will gather Sept. 8-11, 2013 in Montreal to share best practices in fraud
prevention and detection at the 2013 ACFE Canadian Fraud Conference. Data
analytics, open source intelligence and new laws and regulations are among the
timely fraud training issues on the agenda.
Andreas Pohlmann, Chief
Compliance Officer, SNC-Lavalin Group will present a keynote address during
lunch on Monday, “Ethics and Compliance in a Globally Operating Engineering
Company: A Management Responsibility of Highest Priority.” With more than 25
years of experience as senior executive in various industries, Pohlmann’s role at
SNC-Lavalin was created to overhaul corporate ethics and governance practices at
the company in the wake of global bribery allegations.
During Tuesday morning’s
general session, international fraud expert Chris Mathers will present “Sharing
Information – The Police and the Private Sector.” Mathers has worked undercover
for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), U.S. Drug Enforcement
Administration (DEA) and the U.S. Customs Service, and is the founder of consulting
Ed Rosenberg, vice president
and chief security officer for BMO financial group, will speak during Tuesday’s
working lunch. Rosenberg will provide his insight into the evolution of fraud
in financial institutions, including what is new today and what skills are
being brought to bear.
Attendees will also hear from
Peter Dent, partner and national practice leader for Deloitte Forensic, as well
as ACFE president and CEO James D. Ratley, CFE. A Wednesday panel discussion
focusing on the Corrupt Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA) will be moderated
by the Globe and Mail’s chief Quebec
correspondent Sophie Cousineau.
Their messages will be shared
with an audience of Certified Fraud Examiners (CFEs), investigators, auditors,
attorneys, law enforcement officers, and other security, risk and compliance
from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the world’s largest
anti-fraud organization and leading provider of anti-fraud training and
education, lend a sense of urgency to the event. According to ACFE’s 2012 Report to the Nations on Occupational
Fraud and Abuse, companies worldwide lose an estimated 5 percent of
revenues to fraud – with the typical fraud case in Canada resulting in a median
loss of nearly C$90,000. The statistics show billing schemes to be the most
common fraud scheme in Canada, present in more than a third of fraud cases.
Discount registration is
available through Aug. 15, 2013. For more information on the agenda, speakers
and location, visit http://www.acfe.com/canadian.