Call For 2024 Speakers

The ACFE Annual Fraud Professional’s Conference is our flagship event, returning for a 26th year to provide our members with a unique opportunity to meet as a community, network with each other and to learn from our distinguished speakers. We hope you join us for this upcoming virtual event.

This event is proudly sponsored by:

Past Speakers


Peter German QC, PhD

President of the International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Chair of the Advisory Committee of the Vancouver Anti- Corruption Institute (VACI).

The Cullen Commission 

The Cullen Commission on Money Laundering reported in June 2022, making over 100 recommendations to the Province of British Columbia in a report that exceeded 1,000 pages in length

Peter German is a lawyer and member of the Ontario and British Columbia bars, he was previously a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, serving as its Director General of Financial Crime and as Deputy Commissioner for Western and Northern Canada. 

Lorena Rivera, MSc

Knowledge Management, Training and Community Manager at the KeyNorth Group

An Update on the Open Source Intelligence Landscape and How It Affects Fraud Examiners

The seminar will conclude with a discussion on past, present and future open source intelligence techniques

Ms Rivers has nearly 15 years of experience as a mixed data researcher. Over the last decade, she has focused on using data for monitoring, knowledge management and capacity building for different types of organizations. Since joining the KeyNorth Group two years ago, she has managed the learning experience of over 900 OSINT learners, as well as 300 OSINT community members for the KeyNorth Group, the majority of whom were from the public sector

Jeffrey Gilbert

Executive Director, Investigations & Strategic Projects, Office of Auditor General of Manitoba

Professor, Auditing, University of Manitoba

The Psychology of Fraud

This session will discuss some fraud examples and provide behind the scene details to explain what occurred. root causes for each of the cases will be discussed. These cases will illustrate some big picture fraud themes and help to explain why victims were susceptible. The discussion will include tactics and techniques used to help gain advantage over individuals.

Jeff continues to follow his grandfather’s advice about lifelong learning, having read approximately one book a week for over a decade, meaning his total is at least 520! Two of his favorite books are: Empire of Deception by Dean Jobb and Poor Charlie’s Almanack by Charlie Munger

Kristin Solvason

A/Executive Director, Financial Crime Coordination CentrePublic Safety Canada

The Financial Crime Coordination Centre (FC3) and the future of financial crime in Canada

This session will provide background and overview of FC3, ongoing initiatives to support enforcement efforts, discuss the implications of the Cullen Commission and touch on the future of FC3 and plans for the Canadian Financial Crimes Agency.

Kristin took on the role of Acting Executive Director of the Financial Crimes Coordination Centre in May 2022. Kristin has worked in the federal public service for nearly 25 years, of which the last decade has been with Public Safety Canada. Best known as a strong collaborator and communicator she has a strong track record of tackling large, complex and high priority policy initiatives. She is pleased to be in this position at a time of transformation on the horizon.

In previous roles, Kristin was Director of Indigenous Policing Policy and lead the team responsible for both reforms and investments of almost $900M in new funding for policing and community safety. Previous to this, she held advisor positions in various government departments including Treasury Board Secretariat, the Department of Finance, RCMP and the Public Service Commission.

Marc Tassé

Fellow Chartered Professional

Ethical Dilemmas in Time of Turbulence

This session will expand on how the board assesses whether the organization has a sustainable culture of integrity to support transparency and ethical decision-making and protect against the risk of fraud or damage to the organization’s reputation?  

Over the last 35 years, he has been actively involved with different prestigious international organizations such as the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the World Bank Group (WBG), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Chris Pierre

 Managing Director of the KeyNorth Group

An Update on the Open Source Intelligence Landscape and How It Affects Fraud Examiners

In this seminar attendees will learn key information from research performed by the KeyNorth Group about updates on the open-source intelligence landscape and how it can assist fraud examiners in their work

Mr. Pierre has worked with multiple agencies in the provision of training, drafting investigation policies and procedures, resourcing requirements and negotiating with internal stakeholders, particularly in their use of OSINT.

Craig Hicks

Senior Forensic Accountant with the Canadian Federal Government

Crypto currency

In this session attendees will learn about crypto assets in the marketplace, crypto asset fraud, and some recent cases involving crypto currencies.

Craig Hicks is an experienced Forensic Accountant with expertise in financial analysis, money laundering indicators and cryptocurrency tracing. Craig has a broad base of education and experience spanning his 20-year career including earning an MBA, CPA, CFE and Certified Bitcoin professional (CBP) designations

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