ACAMS Europe Conference

Attendee information

    ATTENDEE INFORMATION

     

    POLICIES & SPECIAL SERVICES

    Fees and Payment Policy 

    The fee for attending the conference is outlined on the pricing section. 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 programmes, we offer special rates for public sector delegates.

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

     

    • Government and public organisations (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 emea@acams.org if you require specific aids or services during the conference.

     

    Substitution and Cancellation

    ACAMS Europe Conference 2022 passes are non-refundable. Pass holders may request a pass transfer to another person, colleague or client up until May 30, 2022.

     

    Covid-19 Policy: pass holders will only be entitled to a refund of your conference pass if you are unable to attend the in-person event in Brussels, Belgium because you have been diagnosed with Covid-19 or if government-issued travel restrictions are in place during the event dates.
    If you are unable to attend because of the Covid-19 illness, ACAMS reserves the right to request proof of a positive diagnosis.
    If you have been potentially exposed to someone who is positive for COVID-19, you can request to transfer your pass to a future in-person event.

     

    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 Brussels, Belgium
    • The country/state you live in has imposed an unavoidable quarantine on return from travel
    • There is an unavoidable quarantine on arrival in Brussels, Belgium
    • 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 Brussels announces a return to Covid-19 restriction, ACAMS will abide by local government and World Health Organization guidelines.
    Should capacity limits impact 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 Brussels governing body imposes a new restriction that prohibits ACAMS from holding an in-person event you will be able to transfer your pass to the next in-person event. Refunds will not be available.

     

     

    Onsite Information

    Health and Safety Policy

    ACAMS considers the health and safety of all those on-site at the 2022 ACAMS Europe Conference as our priority.

     

    ACAMS is offering in-person attendance at the 2022 ACAMS Europe Conference in Brussels, Belgium in compliance with local government orders permitting such gatherings at this time.
    ACAMS will therefore follow the guidelines and requirements from the World Health Organisation (WHO), the SQUARE Brussels Meeting Center, and the Belgian government.

     

    In Belgium local law requires presentation of a COVID Certificate, also known as a Covid Safe Ticket (‘CST’) to attend indoor gatherings of more than 50 individuals.
    Attendees will be asked to show their CovidSafeBe application QR code that links to their Covid Certificate or a printed Covid Certificate upon arrival at the SQUARE. SQUARE staff will verify the CST and, in accordance with our privacy policy, retain a record that the attendee holds a valid CST as evidence of compliance with local laws.
    ACAMS will not be collecting or storing any information. SQUARE requires attendees to re-present their CST every time they enter the building. All attendees and staff are expected to fully comply with applicable safety precautions, such as staying home if exhibiting signs of illness.
    Sanitization stations will be available throughout the meeting space.

     

    What is a COVID certificate/COVID Safe Ticket?

     

    A COVID certificate/ COVID Safe Ticket (‘CST’) allows you to travel safely and freely within the European Union. There are 3 different types of certificates that prove you are Covid-safe:

     

    • A vaccination certificate proves that you have been fully vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus.
    • A test certificate proves that you have taken a negative Covid-19 test.
    • A recovery certificate shows that you have recovered from Covid-19 after a previous positive Covid-19 test.

     

    More information about the COVID certificate / COVID Safe Ticket including frequently asked questions can be found on CovidSafe.be.

     

    Currently there are no restrictions involving capacity limits or large gatherings in Brussels. However, in the event that hospitalization rates rise, Brussels could re-instate capacity limits, which could impact the number of attendees permitted at the 2022 ACAMS Europe Conference. If this were to occur, you would be notified as to the status of your registration.
    If state or local capacity restrictions require ACAMS to reduce the number of attendees at the 2022 ACAMS Europe Conference, and you are unable to attend the event in person, you will be able to transfer your pass to the next in-person event. Refunds will not be available.

     

    If you test positive for COVID-19 during or after the conference, please contact Judy Jurado (JJurado@acams.org). They will provide your information to the local health department to support any contact tracing efforts.
    In accordance with local health department requirements, ACAMS will comply with any contact tracing and/or notification protocols if we are notified that any attendee has tested positive for COVID-19.

     

    To view the SQUARE Brussels Meeting Center sanitary and safety guidelines please visit their website. To view the Belgian Federal Public Services Covid-19 plan please visit their website. To view a list of approved vaccines by the European Medicines Agency visit their website. To view the rules for travellers arriving in Belgium visit their website.

     

    Please continue to monitor this website for up-to-date information about Covid protocols for this event.

     

    Venue Safety Plan

    TO BE CONFIRMED

     

    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 emea@acams.org 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.

     

    Photography/Videography

    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.

     

    Event Venue

    The Square Brussels. Situated on the imposing Mont des Arts with a broad vista over Brussels, SQUARE sits in the historical and cultural heart of the city, very close to the centre of European government.

     

    Glass Entrance
    Mont des Arts/Kunstberg
    B-1000 Brussels

     

     

    MATERIALS & TRAINING CREDITS

    ACAMS Credits

    ACAMS members can receive up to 17 ACAMS credits for attending this event; 11 credits for the main conference, 3 credits (up to 6) for each pre-conference workshop.

     

    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).