ACFE's annual conference is more than a networking opportunity; it's a clearinghouse of practical, relevant fraud examination knowledge.
With every year, the Association's fraud conference & trade show adds to the fraud examination body of knowledge. The new fraud examiner can learn the basics while the veteran will glean the latest techniques.
The 13th Annual Fraud Conference & Trade Show, Aug. 4-9 at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel, offers hours of valuable instruction in 10 tracks with breakout session titles ranging from "Internal Cyber-Investigations: Counseling the Victims Before the Fraud" to "Developing Benchmarking Strategies in Fraud Prevention for Your Client."
Sherron Watkins, the Enron executive credited with helping expose the company's alleged financial statement fraud, will be a featured speaker.
Other general session speakers will include former white-collar criminal John Everroad and Association Regent J. Scott Newton, J.D., CFE, assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi, who will present an update on new laws affecting fraud examiners.
Three Conferences in One
The 13th Annual Fraud Conference & Trade Show is actually three conferences in one; participants can attend any or all
- The four-hour Pre-Conference, "The New Face of Identity Fraud," on Sunday, Aug. 4., will teach how to detect and prevent this ubiquitous and insidious fraud.
- In the 2 1/2-day Main Conference, Aug. 5-7, you'll choose breakout sessions from 10 tracks and attend the general sessions and working lunches.
- The Post-Conference, Aug. 8-9, 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.
This event will also feature a trade show, beginning on Sunday evening, Aug. 4, and continuing through Tuesday, Aug. 6. The Association's Annual Trade Show gives attendees an opportunity to experience first-hand the latest in anti-fraud products on the market today.
Vendors will showcase their fraud-fighting tools and you'll be able to meet with them one-on-one, try out new software, and see for yourself the many fraud prevention resources that are available.
The Association will host three social events: a Welcome Reception from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4; "That's a Wrap!" party on the pool terrace of the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6; and a Happy Hour from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8. (See article on page 21.)