Press Release

UAE Ministry of Finance to Host 2023 ACFE Fraud Conference Middle East

Apr 28, 2023

The two-day event will be held in Dubai on 8-9 May, 2023, returning for its eighth annual conference in the region.

The Ministry of Finance of the United Arab Emirates will host the 2023 ACFE Fraud Conference Middle East. This region’s premier anti-fraud conference will take place on 8-9 May at Hotel Fairmont The Palm in Dubai.

This conference brings together anti-fraud professionals from public and private sectors and will provide a platform to exchange ideas and expertise, as well as discuss the latest trends and tools in fraud detection, response and prevention. Keynote speakers for the conference include Jamal Saleh, Director General of the UAE Banks Federation; Hala Bou Alwan, Founder and CEO of Hala Bou Alwan (HBA) Consultancy; and Nina Schick, author, entrepreneur and Generative AI expert.

Her Excellency Mariam Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for the Government Financial Management Sector at UAE Ministry of Finance, said in a statement: “The Ministry of Finance is keen to continue supporting the UAE’s ongoing efforts in combating fraud and maintaining the stability and integrity of the fiscal system, and we are committed to enabling a robust fiscal performance in the UAE. Hosting the [2023 ACFE Fraud Conference Middle East] supports our endeavours to combat fraud and white-collar crimes while providing the UAE’s public and private sectors with the necessary tools and solutions to develop their anti-fraud capabilities. The conference also allows us to enhance best governance and transparency practices, thereby contributing to advancing the UAE’s comprehensive and sustainable development process.”

Bruce Dorris, J.D., CFE, CPA, President and CEO of the ACFE, commended the Ministry of Finance for their partnership and for helping advance anti-fraud efforts across the Middle East and surrounding regions. “Managing evolving fraud risks and addressing sustainability issues remain key indicators of organizational stability around the world,” Dorris said. “And as the global financial market has shown in recent years, the best way to combat unforeseen challenges is being equipped with the latest tools, technologies and knowledge.”

He added, “Governments must demonstrate through action the need for constant innovation. The Ministry of Finance’s mission ‘to be a global leader in the fiscal field and to contribute towards achieving the UAE Vision’ is furthered by this partnership and sets an important example not just in the Middle East, but around the world.”

Breakout sessions of the conference will cover a variety of fraud topics, including the evolution of fraud in the global financial market, the importance of technology in anti-fraud programs, fraudster profiles and cyber fraud trends, and a leadership panel on how to navigate fraud-related compliance and ethics challenges. Subject matter experts and executives from Standard Chartered Bank, NMC Healthcare, Central Bank of UAE, NEOM, First Abu Dhabi Bank, BEEAH Group and more will share their insights and anti-fraud experience with attendees.

The 2023 ACFE Fraud Conference Middle East is supported in part by UAE Banks Federation, Al Nazaha Association, and airline partner Qatar Airways.

For more information and to see the full agenda of sessions, visit the 2023 ACFE Fraud Conference Middle East website.

About the ACFE

Founded in 1988 by Dr. Joseph T. Wells, CFE, CPA, the ACFE is the world’s largest anti-fraud organization. Together with more than 90,000 members, the ACFE works to reduce business fraud worldwide and inspire public confidence in the integrity and objectivity within the profession.

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