ACFE to Co-Host First Seminar Ever in Gulf Region


Anil Narayan
ACFE Global Business Development Manager

Bahrain? An event in Bahrain? That was the general reaction from my colleagues in our Marketing department when I announced that the ACFE was planning to hold its first ever multi-day public seminar, Fraud Prevention and Fraud Risk Management, in the Gulf region 22-24 September 2013.

The ACFE Global Fraud Conference, as well as our seminars around the U.S., draws a significant number of attendees from Gulf nations. In many cases, the roundtrip air travel time for members in the Middle East is actually longer than the duration of our multi-day courses – apparently only a minor inconvenience for anti-fraud professionals craving ACFE material.

When the Bahrain Institute of Banking & Finance (BIBF) contacted the ACFE in early January about a collaborative effort, we were immediately impressed with their organisation’s commitment to providing quality training to Bahraini nationals employed in the financial industry. Backed by the Central Bank of Bahrain, BIBF has grown over the last 30 years to also provide educational seminars on leadership, accounting, IT and Islamic Banking while expanding their footprint into 18 countries.

Having such a reputable partner in the region made the decision to hold a seminar in Bahrain an easy one. BIBF has selected the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Manama as the venue for the three-day course. Open to the public, Fraud Prevention and Fraud Risk Management details why traditional internal controls can be ineffective in preventing many frauds and how to combat fraud more effectively and economically. The instructor will also explain how organisations can integrate anti-fraud initiatives into their risk management programs.

If you are an anti-fraud professional living in the Gulf region, we highly encourage you to register for this inaugural seminar. With the expected success of this event, we are confident that the ACFE will be returning to the Middle East in 2014 and in the years to come.

To register and find more information about the upcoming seminar, click here.