The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Holds First-Ever ACFE Middle East Fraud Conference



More than 300 anti-fraud professionals will gather at Atlantis, the Palm in Dubai on 14-15 February 2016 to discuss emerging issues in fraud prevention and listen to leaders in the anti-fraud field.

Hosted by the Financial Audit Department under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Chairman of FAD, the 2016 ACFE Middle East Fraud Conference will provide delegates the opportunity to choose from four tracks of concurrent sessions and hone their skills at preventing and detecting fraud. As the first-ever ACFE conference held in the Middle East, this informative event will be a landmark for global fraud prevention. His Excellency Abdulla Mohammed Al Huraiz, Acting Director General, Financial Audit Department, Government of Dubai said, “Anti-fraud collaboration is a mutual responsibility between FAD and the auditees; thereupon, FAD was keen to host the 2016 ACFE Middle East Fraud Conference in Dubai to encourage all auditees to share the responsibility of anti-fraud and to be equipped with international skills.”

Keynote speakers will include Hamed Kazim, CEO of HK Consulting and Senior Advisor to the Government of Dubai[MAM1] ; Jeffrey Robinson, bestselling author of 27 books and international expert on organised crime and fraud; and Professor Dr. Marco Gercke, the Director of the Cybercrime Research Institute.

Concurrent sessions will discuss trends in cybersecurity, how to use analytics to conduct effective investigations and how to adapt fraud prevention and detection techniques for a global audience.

About the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Founded in 1988, the ACFE is the world's largest anti-fraud organisation and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education. Together with more than 75,000 members, the ACFE is reducing business fraud worldwide and inspiring public confidence in the integrity and objectivity within the profession. For more information, visit


About the Financial Audit Department (FAD)

The Financial Audit Department (FAD) is the supreme audit institution of Dubai and was established by the law No (1) of 1995 issued by His Highness the Ruler of Dubai on 29 January 1995. His Highness Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Deputy Ruler of Dubai, is the Chairman of FAD. The audit jurisdiction of FAD covers all government departments, public corporations, companies in which Dubai government shareholding is above 25 percent, organisations for which the government provides a financial subsidy, and/or any other body where an audit is commissioned by His Highness the Ruler of Dubai. The FAD conducts regular financial audits, performance audits and information systems audits for ascertaining the extent of legality, adequacy of financial prudency and management of financial operations. The objectives include reviewing of efficiency, effectiveness and economy in planning, directing, execution, controlling and monitoring of operations.

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