In mid-January, ACAMS launched its Ireland Chapter with a networking event at the Westin Hotel in Dublin. Close to 200 anti-money laundering professionals attended the hugely successful launch, hearing from Executive Vice President John Byrne, Editor-in-Chief of moneylaundering.com Kieran Beer and Keynote Speaker Domhnall Cullinan from the Central Bank of Ireland.
Despite predictions of snow in Dublin, the Irish crowd stayed late into the night enjoying the conversation and canapés. In addition, news of the event made national newspapers, radio and television. The chapter board, co-chaired by Elizabeth Henry from HSBC Ireland and Therese Agnew from JP Morgan Commerce Solutions, has plans for even more continuing professional development and education events throughout the year to build on the enthusiastic interest shown.
Angela Salter, head of Europe for ACAMS said, “The launch event verified the huge levels of optimism around the progress Ireland has already made, and demonstrated a clear sense that the country is ‘on track’ to achieve the government’s goal of becoming an EU hub for banking and FinTech companies.”
If you are interested in joining the Ireland Chapter, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To read more details about the event visit www.acams.org/acams-chapters/ireland/#events.