ACAMS Conferences

ACAMS Canada

Attendee information


    Fees and Payment Policy 

    The fee for attending the conference is outlined on the main landing page. This registration fee includes breakfast, lunch and refreshments, and access to presentation materials (pdf only, where applicable). 


    You will be invoiced for the conference (and where appropriate, workshop) fees within one week of registering online. Payment is due within 30 days of receipt of invoice. If registering within 30 days of the conference, payment is due immediately upon receipt of invoice.


    If registering with an early bird discount rate, or any special rates, payment must be submitted by the discount expiration date.


    If payment has not been received prior to the event, a credit card guarantee will be required at the onsite registration desk to facilitate entry to the conference. 


    Public Sector Pricing

    ACAMS is proud to be a community of private and public sector industry professionals. In order to facilitate wider participation in our events, and in keeping with most ACAMS programs, offer special rates for public sector delegates. 


    Representatives of the following types of organization are eligible for these preferential rates: 

    • Government and public organization (at federal, regional and local levels) including central banks, state regulators, FIUs, law enforcement and military
    • International bodies e.g. FATF
    • NGOs and Arm’s Length Bodies
    • Publicly funded academic institutions - both academic staff and students
    • Think tanks
    • 3rd Sector, not-for-profit, registered charities

    Special Services 

    Please email if you require specific aids or services during the conference.


    Substitution and Cancellation 

    Canada 2022 Refund Policy


    ACAMS Canada Conference 2022 passes are non-refundable. Pass holders may request a pass transfer to another person, colleague or client up until October 12, 2022. 


    Covid-19 Policy: At the discretion of ACAMS, pass holders will receive a refund of a conference pass if the pass holder is unable to attend the in-person event, at any time, in Toronto because the pass holder has been diagnosed with Covid-19 or if government-issued travel restrictions are in place during the event dates. If a pass holder is unable to attend because of the Covid-19 illness, ACAMS reserves the right to request proof of a positive diagnosis. If a pass holder has been potentially exposed to someone who is positive for COVID-19, a pass transfer to a future in-person event can be made.


    Government-issued travel restrictions include: 

    • The country/state that you live in closes its borders to travel
    • The country/state you live in issues advice not to travel to Toronto, Canada
    • The country/state you live in has imposed an unavoidable quarantine on return from travel
    • There is an unavoidable quarantine on arrival in Toronto, Canada 
    • There is a further lockdown phase in the country/state you live in that prevents you from leaving your home except for essential requirements

    In the event Toronto, Canada announces a return to Covid-19 restrictions, ACAMS will abide by local government and the Public Health Agency of Canada guidelines. Due to new limited seating your conference pass may be subject to change to the next in-person event. Seats will be allocated based on time of purchase.


    If the province of Ontario governing body imposes a new restriction that prohibits ACAMS from holding an in-person event you will be able to transfer your pass to virtual or the next in-person event. Refunds will not be available.


    Health and Safety Guidelines

    On September 26, 2022, the Government of Canada announced the removal of all COVID-19 entry restrictions, as well as testing, quarantine, and isolation requirements for anyone entering Canada, effective October 1, 2022.


    Effective October 1, 2022, all travelers, regardless of citizenship, will no longer have to:

    • submit public health information through the ArriveCAN app or website;
    • provide proof of vaccination;
    • undergo pre- or on-arrival testing;
    • carry out COVID-19-related quarantine or isolation;
    • monitor and report if they develop signs or symptoms of COVID-19 upon arriving to Canada.


    Transport Canada is also removing existing travel requirements. As of October 1, 2022, travelers will no longer be required to:

    • undergo health checks for travel on air and rail; or
    • wear masks on planes and trains.


    Although the masking requirement is being lifted, all travelers are strongly recommended to wear high quality and well-fitted masks during their journeys.


    ACAMS Credits

    ACAMS members can automatically receive up to 17 ACAMS credits for attending this event; 11 credits for the main conference, and 6 credits for the CAMS Exam live-preparation Seminar on Oct. 28. These credits will be applied to your profile within 48-hours after the completion of the live event.  

    Certificate of Participation 

    Yes. The Certificate of Participation will be sent to participants’ email address within two weeks after the conference.

    Session Materials 

    Attendees will receive a link to the conference materials website prior to the event. Please note that materials will be available online only (where applicable).

    Dress Code

    Business attire is suitable for all conference sessions and receptions. For the pre-conference training day, business casual is appropriate. Conference Center room temperatures can be on the cooler side, so we recommend dressing with this in mind.


    Dietary Requirements

    If you have any special dietary requirements, please email specifics, at least 30 days before the start of the event. Our team will do their best to accommodate these requests, however requests received less than 30 days before the conference cannot be guaranteed.


    Name Badges

    You will be asked to present photo ID before being issued with a conference badge onsite. It is very important to wear your badge during the conference as entrance to all sessions, the exhibition hall, and networking receptions is by badge only. There is a US$50 replacement charge for lost badges, payable at the registration desk. Conference badges are not transferable and must not be shared.



    Your registration and attendance at this conference constitutes an agreement by the registrant to ACAMS’ use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videos, electronic reproduction and audio reproduction. 



    A block of rooms at Hilton Toronto have been reserved at a special rate for this conference. The last day to reserve rooms at the discounted group rate is October 3, 2022 or until the room block is sold out. Due to the high demand for rooms, we recommend that you book your room reservation as early as possible. Click here to book now and select "attendee".


    To call in reservations: 1 800 HILTONS or booking on the Hilton Toronto website, be sure to use Special rate promo code: ACAM22


    Hilton Toronto
    145 Richmond Street West
    M5H 2L2



    9:00 AM – 9:10 AM

    Welcome Remarks

    9:10 AM – 9:40 AM

    Keynote Address with Q&A

    9:40 AM – 10:20 AM

    Policy Overview: A Conversation with Finance Canada

    10:20 AM – 11:00 AM

    Regulatory Update: A Conversation with FINTRAC

    11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

    Networking Break in Virtual Exhibit Hall


    11:30 AM – 12:30 PM


    All Together Now: The Emergence of Convergence in the Fight Against Financial Crime

    11:30 AM – 12:30 PM


    High Tech: Utilizing Advanced Technologies to Improve AML Investigations - Presented by Quantexa
    12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

    Networking Luncheon


    1:30 PM – 2:30 PM


    Presented by Verafin 

    Turning the Tide of Payments Fraud: Navigating and Managing the Evolving Threats

    1:30 PM – 2:30 PM


    Hell to Pay: Shining a Light on Biker Gangs, Organized Crime and Money Laundering
    2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

    Networking and Refreshment Break in Exhibit Area


    3:00 PM – 4:00 PM


    Great Expectations: A Look at the Cullen Commission’s Report and Recommendations

    4:00 PM – 4:05 PM

    Closing Remarks

    4:05 PM – 5:05 PM

    Networking Reception in Exhibit Area


    9:00 AM – 9:05 AM

    Opening Remarks

    9:05 AM – 9:35 AM

    Special Presentation with Q&A

    9:35 AM – 10:50 AM


    Executive Roundtable: The Industry Responds

    10:50 AM – 11:20 AM

    Networking and Refreshment Break in Exhibit Area

    11:20 AM – 12:20 PM


    Pay Up: Regulating Crowdfunding, Payment Service Providers (PSPs) and Payment Processors

    12:20 PM – 1:30 PM

    Networking Luncheon


    1:30 PM – 2:30 PM


    What Else is New: Protecting Against Emerging Financial Crime Risks
    1:30 PM – 2:30 PM


    Presented by Nice Actimize

    2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

    Networking and Refreshment Break in Exhibit Area


    3:00 PM – 3:30 PM


    Networking for Law Enforcement and Banking Professionals

    3:30 PM – 4:00 PM


    Networking for FinTech and Crypto Professionals

    3:00 PM – 4:00 PM


    Juggling Act: Balancing Data Privacy Laws Within Public/Private Partnerships

    4:00 PM – 4:10 PM

    Time to move to General Session


    4:10 PM – 5:10 PM


    The Russian Conundrum: Keeping Up with Russian Sanctions and Risks

    5:10 PM – 5:15 PM

    Closing Remarks