Allied Compliance Consultants “ACC” is delighted to announce the great success of the world-class event: “ACC 1st Annual GRC & Financial Crimes Conference & Exhibition”. The event was attended by 150 delegates from various financial and non financial institutions from all over the MENA region, benefiting from a cutting edge learning and networking opportunity with 20 international speakers and experts including the Secretary General of the European Banking Federation “EBF”, the Executive Director of the Egyptian Institute of Directors “EIOD”, Regulators and international speakers from all over the world as USA, UK, Belgium, Cayman Islands, Antigua & Barbados, Italy and UAE.

The event touched on the most sensitive topics that are the major concern for Financial and Non Financial Institutions in today’s ever challenging times, providing best practice solutions and recommendations to survive the financial crises, ensure compliance in turbulent times, manage the risks, fight financial crimes and maintain proper Corporate Governance.

Mr. Hossam Abd El-Rahman; Founder & Managing Partner of Allied Compliance Consultants “ACC” said: “ACC conference brought top industry experts, regulators, vendors and associations together with financial institutions in a world-class event to discuss critical challenges and areas of concern for organizations in the financial realm.”

“The event provided a learning experience as well as offered real-world solutions to the most pressing issues and challenges of Governance, Risk, Compliance, Anti-Money Laundering and Anti Financial Crime legislations which every institution faces today.” Added Mr. Abd El-Rahman

ACC also announced honouring Mr. Sajith Kumar PK, Director and CEO of the Dubai-based, JRG International Brokerage DMCC for the 2009 Best Achiever Award in the Middle East Region considering his valuable contribution to financial service industry by launching the Client Segregated Bank Account System- a first of its kind in the world.

Mr. Abd El-Rahman, Managing Partner of ACC gave away the award to Mr. Kumar on the occasion of “ACC 1st Annual GRC & Financial Crimes Conference & Exhibition” which took place in Dubai on November 8 & 9, 2009.

Mr. Abd El-Rahman mentioned that this event will take place on November of every year and he is so proud to spread the GRC & Anti-Financial Crimes awareness around the globe. He added that ACC will continue to offer all their valued clients, financial & non-financial Institutions world class services and cutting edge training and events.

Following are some testimonials and feedback from delegates:

“Really appreciable are ACC efforts to conduct such a valuable event. I really enjoyed listening and speaking at the conference” – Mohamed Zahid Gill, Vice President – Compliance Group – MCB Bank Ltd

“I would like to thank ACC for this well organized and informative conference. It was really a pleasure being there, getting to know all of the speakers as well as having the chance to listen to what each had to say in order to acquire additional knowledge and reflect on institutions’ current status and think about a strategic way out of unhealthy situations.” – Lara Jaber, Portfolio Management & Credit Risk Analytics, Senior Officer – Byblos Bank sal

“I have attended your recent Annual Conference, which was indeed an excellent event in terms of knowledge sharing/ networking. Thank You” – Zeeshan Qamar – QA Analyst – Dubai Customs

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