On September 16, 2015, the ACAMS Nordics Chapter held its inaugural meeting at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Copenhagen, marking another important step in the continued international expansion of ACAMS activities to meet the needs of members within their own jurisdictions.
The ACAMS Nordics Chapter aims to attract members from the entire Nordics region—Åland Islands, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden—and will be co-located in Copenhagen, Denmark and Stockholm, Sweden.
At the founding meeting, ACAMS Nordics Chapter co-chairs, Karl-Johan Karlsson and Marie Lundberg, together with fellow chapter board members Julia Jensen, Tiffany L. F. Ikkala, Håkan Svensson and ACAMS Head of Europe, Angela Salter, posed for a celebratory photograph. The chapter board members possess a diverse mix of skills and experience and are currently located or have recently worked closely with different areas of the Nordics. This diversity ensures good member representation from across the region.
The objective of the ACAMS Nordics Chapter is to support ACAMS in its mission to advance the professional knowledge, skills and experience of those dedicated to the prevention and detection of money laundering and financial crime. In addition, the chapter will provide a Nordic perspective and input into regional and international standards for the detection and prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing, and offer networking platforms through which anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (AML/CTF) professionals can collaborate with their peers throughout the Nordic countries. The chapter will also deliver Nordic-focused member events on a regular basis and welcome inquiries from potential speakers, trainers and sponsors. All ACAMS Nordics Chapter events will take place in English.
The ACAMS Nordics Chapter plans to officially launch with a kick-off event in March 2016. The exact date and location will be announced in the ACAMS Connection and on the ACAMS Nordics Chapter website.