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The Assembly

November 7-8, 2023   Dubai, UAE   12 ACAMS Credits

    Compliance at the Crossroads

    The Middle East and North Africa have been geopolitical crossroads for centuries. Even though the region’s global importance is longstanding, the challenges faced by AML/AFC professionals are ever-changing. The growing adoption of virtual assets, stricter standards for identifying beneficial owners, and an increased focus on DNFBPs are just a few issues demanding compliance professionals’ attention. But the past shows us that new challenges become new opportunities — if the right knowledge and skills are present. Even the shadow of greylisting falling over a few countries can have the silver lining of strengthening AML/CFT efforts regionally, as lessons are learned and applied. 


    For these reasons, The Assembly MENA comes at a critical time for AML/AFC practitioners. Join like-minded peers, top regulators and financial industry leaders Nov. 7-8 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates for updates and guidance crafted especially for the unique circumstances of this region. 

    The Assembly MENA in Numbers








    Days of Training
    and Networking

    *ACAMS members can earn 12 ACAMS Credits for attending the main conference, and 3 additional credits for the post-conference workshop.

    Top Sessions

    Regulatory Roundtable: What’s Top of Mind for Top Regulators
    The DNFBP Dilemma: Anti-Financial Crime Compliance by Non-Financial Entities
    Addressing AML/AFC Liabilities of Virtual Assets


    The program is listed in Gulf Standard Time, and is subject to change.




    Speakers and Task Force


    Prices are subject to local tax.


    The Assembly MENA 2023 - Package
    Standalone Workshop - Becoming a Tougher Target: Protecting from Business Fraud
    Early Bird Prices

    Please log in to view entitled rates for members/non-members from the public or private sectors. Prices displayed include early bird discounts and are only available for a limited time. See pricing schedule below for upcoming rates.

    Special Pricing

    Special pricing may be available for Enterprise members and groups of 3 or more. Please contact for further details.


    The post-conference workshop taking place on November 9, 2023, is not included with your main conference pass. Participation requires a separate registration and fee.

    Pricing Schedule


    Private Sector Main Conference – Standard Rate
    US$1,795 US$1,895
    Public Sector Main Conference – Standard Rate
    US$1,395 US$1,495
    Public Standalone Workshop
    US$350 US$350
    Private Standalone Workshop
    US$400 US$400



    The workshop listed above "Becoming a Tougher Target: Helping to Protect Your Institution from Business Fraud” will take place post-event on November 9, 2023. You can add the workshop to your conference experience or choose it as a standalone.

    Hotel and Accommodation

    Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre

    Airport Rd - Garhoud - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

    A block of rooms has been reserved at a special rate for this conference. Due to the high demand for rooms, we recommend that you book your room reservation by October 5, 2023 or as early as possible. Click here to book your group rate for ACAMS - The Assembly MENA 2023.


    Read warning and notice regarding bookings with unaffiliated sites and third parties here.

    Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre

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