The Singapore Chapter’s inaugural launch event was held at the premises of Wong Partnership in the Marina Bay Financial Center on the 14th of November 2013. After a long planning phase to get the chapter up and running we were proud to attract more than 120 delegates and invited DBS’ CEO, Mr. Piyush Gupta to deliver the keynote address.
Attendees enjoyed light hors d’oeuvres prior to the event, and the welcome address was delivered by Nick Stokes (chapter co-chair) and Hue Dang (head of Asia, ACAMS and chapter co-treasurer), who briefly described the objectives and plans for ACAMS Singapore .
This was followed by Mr. Piyush Gupta’s keynote speech where he highlighted the ever-growing impact of financial crimes on financial institutions which constantly required the organization to adapt. He also identified a few new trends, their evolution and why financial institutions need to stay focused and remain on top of such developments. He also reiterated Ms. Dang’s message of the importance of the collaborative nature of AML compliance, both internal and external to any financial institution, and the essential contribution of community-building efforts by an organization like the ACAMS Singapore Chapter.
Chapter communications director Andrew Chow moderated a questions and answer session which followed the joint presentation on the latest challenges in AML by Jean Ward (SCB), Erik Wilgenhof Plante (PayPal) and our international guest from London, David Clark (GE Capital). The presentation slides can be downloaded from here.
Refreshments were served after the Q&A session, and many members and guests remained until later in the evening.
Nick Stokes – Greetings
Hue Dang – Welcome
Mr. Piyush Gupta’s keynote speech
David Clark, Jean Ward, Erik Wilgenhof Plante – Presentation I
Dave, Jean, Erik – Presentation II
Andrew introducing the presenters
The Board of the Singapore Chapter