The International Compliance Association reaches new milestone – the 10th anniversary of the ICA Annual Conference: the BIG Compliance Conversation

8 March 2018

Regulatory and financial crime compliance is a changing faster than ever before. Globalisation, geopolitical uncertainty, challenger businesses and technological advances have impacted every aspect of our lives. The speed of change is unprecedented. But what does this mean for the compliance community? What is our relevance and how can we future-proof our businesses? These issues, among others, will be the key theme of the ICA’s 10th Annual Conference: The Big Compliance Conversation.

The conference promises to be the most successful to date, with a packed-out agenda and a wealth of subject matter experts (mostly drawn from the ICA Fellowship) addressing key AML, compliance and financial crime issues in 2018 and beyond. The Big Compliance Conversation, the title of the conference, is an ICA worldwide initiative designed to get the global compliance community talking about the key issues of today and tomorrow. It is designed to provide exploration and debate around the latest challenges and issues facing our members, and regulatory and financial crime compliance professionals all over the world.

There will be multiple streams for delegates to choose from with each session focused around a question to encourage discussion and debate. Speakers include Tom Cardamone, Managing Director, Global Financial Integrity; Ruth Dearnley, CEO of Stop the Traffik; Adrian Burton, Channels Business Risk Director of Lloyds Banking Group and Mark Dunn, Head of Entity Due Diligence and Monitoring at LexisNexis.

Bill Howarth, ICA President states ‘I’m really excited about this year’s conference, particularly because so many ICA Fellows are joining us as speakers and facilitators.The strength of our compliance community is built on the network of our members and giving our Fellows, with their wealth of industry experience, the opportunity to discuss and debate the challenges that matter to them will provide an invaluable experience for all. We’ll be covering all of the latest topics from GDPR to doing business in high-risk jurisdictions but in a uniquely practical, thought-provoking and interactive way. I’m also delighted that we will be joined by Mark Cardamone and Ruth Dearnley who can share their knowledge, expertise and vision on how we can all help to make the world a more successful and stable place’.

For more information on the agenda and to book your place on the conference please visit ICA Annual Conference -


Notes to editors

About the International Compliance Association

ICA is the professional membership and awarding body for regulatory and financial crime compliance professionals globally.

We provide a wealth of knowledge, tools, resources and practical support to compliance professionals at all stages of their career.

This vibrant community of specialists, regulators and practitioners looks to ICA for inspirational and unparalleled professional development in order to meet their demands and challenges in an ever-changing environment.

Being a member of ICA’s global community demonstrates a commitment to the highest standards of practice and conduct, enhances your professional reputation and employability and, significantly protects and improves the performance of your organisation.

From offices across the globe, ICA also provides certifications and professional qualifications in anti money laundering, governance, risk and compliance, and financial crime prevention. The qualifications are awarded in association with Alliance Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester and represent the highest level of academic achievement and commitment to professionalism.

The training leading to the award of ICA qualifications is provided by a number of preferred partners across the globe including International Compliance Training, our primary and longest-established training partner.


Sponsorship opportunities

Our conference provides an invaluable opportunity to reach hundreds of regulatory and financial crime professionals and to raise your profile or that of your firm.

We are looking forward to welcoming our members and the wider compliance community to a day packed full of practical insight. Attendees will hear from two inspirational keynote speakers but will also attend niche streams on topics relevant to you and your role including: technology as an enabler, developing a compliance culture, managing change, doing business with high risk jurisdictions, GDPR and much more.

If you are looking for opportunities to reach a focused audience, please get in touch with Jo Lewis at to find out more.

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