See ABA’s calendar for a complete list of upcoming conferences.
Dec. 3-5 ABA/ABA Financial Crimes Enforcement Conference
Registrations are currently being accepted for the ABA/ABA Financial Crimes Enforcement Conference –
formerly known as the Money Laundering Enforcement Conference – to be held Dec. 3-5 at the Gaylord National
Resort in National Harbor, Md. Bankers who register before Sept. 22 can take advantage of a $200 discount.
Keynote Speakers Announced for Financial Crimes Enforcement Conference
ABA announced that Sigal Mandelker, the Treasury Department’s undersecretary for terrorism and crimes, has
joined the list of keynote speakers that will address attendees to this year’s ABA/ABA Financial Crimes
Enforcement Conference, set for Dec. 3-5 at the Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor, Md.
Mandelker joins a lineup that includes acting FinCEN director Jamal El-Hindi and John Smith, director of the
Office of Foreign Assets Control. The conference – formerly known as the Money Laundering Enforcement
Conference – brings together top talent in the banking, legal, law enforcement and regulatory communities to
deliver banker-focused solutions in several areas including Bank Secrecy Act, anti-money laundering and
terrorist financing, fraud, OFAC compliance and sanctions and cybersecurity.
General session topics at this year’s conference include reg tech, regulatory enforcement issues, the dark web
and cybercrime, legal implications of fraud and money laundering, and BSA/AML compliance. Meanwhile,
numerous concurrent sessions will cover the third line of defense, challenges of legacy transaction monitoring,
international AML topics and trade-based money laundering concerns, emerging fraud risks, customer due
diligence/beneficial ownership, data quality, sanctions enforcements trends, model governance, derisking,
banking non-traditional businesses and more.
Conference attendees also have the option of attending a pre-conference workshop on leading practices for
financial crimes investigations. View the program and register.
ABA Compliance Schools — Get the Full Picture
Practical, in-depth training for all levels of experience! The ABA Compliance Schools provide the essential
understanding, career-enhancing skills and critical strategies to master the challenges of regulatory change more
effectively. Taught by today's most respected compliance practitioners and experts, this intensive, face-to-face,
interactive classroom training provides the latest information and professional tools you need to cover the full
range of today's compliance issues. What's more, you will develop a vital, ongoing network of contacts and
resources you can rely on well into the future.
March 10-16, 2018 – Foundational Compliance School – Denver, CO
This 7-day program is intended for those with less than 5 years of experience in the compliance field.
Gain comprehensive instruction in core federal banking laws and regulations. Develop the basic foundation
to maintain an effective compliance program. The school is divided into two modules, Deposit and Lending, so
students can elect to attend both or just one.
March 14-16, 2018 – Intermediate Compliance School – Denver, CO
This 3-day program further develops compliance skills and delivers practical knowledge through interactive
learning. Gain the insight needed to identify and assess regulatory compliance risk at your institution, make
sound decisions and take action. Apply foundational knowledge of compliance regulations through team-based
exercises and small group discussion. Focus on the most pressing issues and topics facing compliance