The 2017 ACFE Fraud Conference Middle East was held in Dubai, January 29-31. Nearly 400 attendees from 27 countries helped make the second ACFE conference in the Middle East a huge success. The ACFE thanks the UAE Chapter and other Middle East chapters for all of their help promoting the conference and for their assistance on-site.
The Middle East chapters played an instrumental role in the success of the conference. The chapters sent out multiple emails marketing the conference, and while on-site, the UAE Chapter assisted at registration to help nearly 400 attendees register in a matter of minutes. In addition, the UAE Chapter also helped introduce speakers for all the breakout sessions and assisted in taking orders at the bookstore.
We also had the opportunity to welcome the new UAE Chapter Leaders and thank the previous officers.
Attendees at this year’s conference received an exclusive first look at the 2016 Report to the Nations: Middle East and North Africa Edition. The latest regional report highlights fraud trends and statistics specific to the region. In addition, the ACFE announced that for the first time since the report was published in 1996, the ACFE Report to the Nations on Occupation Fraud and Abuse has been translated into Arabic thanks to the efforts of the ACFE Saudi Araba Chapter, with support from Saudi Aramco.
If you were unable to attend or you missed a session, online coverage gives you a glimpse into the education that nearly 400 anti-fraud professionals experienced in Dubai.
Thanks again to everyone involved for all the hard work making the conference so successful.