Fraud Fighters to Gather in Montreal for ACFE Conference


Best practices, trends in prevention will be shared at Canada’s largest anti-fraud event


AUSTIN, 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 group chrismathersinc.


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 professionals.


Statistics 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. 


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