"Business Unusual: Dealing with fraud and its aftermath in a world where the rules have changed” is the topic of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners South Africa (ACFE SA) Third Annual Africa Fraud Conference & Exhibition.
Set to take place at Johannesburg's Sandton Convention Centre between Monday 13 and Wednesday 15 September, the event seeks to address fraud as the universal challenge that it is, all the more compounded by the global economic crisis.
Included in the mix will be a variety of presentations to equip the forensic practitioner with the most up to date information and skills to combat fraud and corruption. Outstanding speakers and experts will share their views on best practice, emerging issues and a variety of business and personal development topics.
The following keynote addresses will take place as follows:
* Monday 13 September (09h00): Martin Welz (Editor: Noseweek), speaking on the topic of Business Unusual: Dealing with fraud and its aftermath in a world where the rules have changed;
* Tuesday 14 September (08h30): Brigadier ST Nkosi (Section Head: Serious Economic Offences Unit; Division: Priority Crime Investigation, SAPS Commercial Crime), speaking on the topic of Having a working relationship between the private and public sector; and
* Wednesday 15 September (08h30): UN Office on Drugs and Crime Southern Africa, speaking on the topic of UNODC’s efforts to assist with the fight against fraud and corruption.
A key objective of the Pretoria Headquartered South African chapter of the global Association for Certified Fraud Examiners organization – that is, the ACFE SA – is to combat white collar crime via its committed membership of highly skilled forensic professionals.
The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is an international, professional organisation dedicated to fighting fraud and white-collar crime. With offices in the US and Europe, and with chapters around the globe, the Association is networked to respond to the needs of anti-fraud professionals everywhere. As the premium provider of training for anti-fraud professionals in South Africa, its members are committed to supporting the organisation's mission of reducing the incidence of fraud and white-collar crime through prevention and education.
As fraud becomes increasingly more prevalent and complicated in the 21st century, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is continually researching and developing new publications, self-study products (this forms part of the international service), and cutting-edge fraud training conferences designed to educate and prepare fraud examiners for the challenges they face.
The South African Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is a collection of individuals from all industries and professions, who all have a single goal in mind: the reduction of white-collar crime in South Africa.
Says ACFE SA president Clayton Thomopoulos, CFE: "Fraud continues to be a major area of concern in both the public and private sectors. While many professionals try to keep abreast with the latest techniques to combat fraud, the financial losses and costs of investigating such are enormous. There is a need for Certified Fraud Examiners to form part of a robust fraud risk management strategy within both public and private sectors, and part of this entails the continuous professional development of resources.
"The conference aims to provide delegates with a broad spectrum of knowledge sharing and information and it is anticipated that there will be an ideal opportunity to network with peers from various sectors. If you are a forensic practitioner, this event forms an integral part of the continuous development required to remain up to date on the latest anti fraud techniques and trends.”
The conference and exhibition seeks to attract anti-fraud professionals from a variety of industries who are committed to finding the best products and services to help perform their job.