ACFE 26th Annual Fraud Professional's Conference (In Person With Virtual Option)

  • 24 Jan 2024
  • 8:45 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Delta Hotel Ottawa | Online
  • 42


  • Administrator and Speakers
  • Members who register before December 31, 2023.
  • Members who register after December 31, 2023
  • Non-members who registered before December 31, 2023
  • Non-members who register after December 31, 2023.
  • Special rate available for a full-time student
    Must register before January 24, 2024

In Person With Virtual Person Event

CPE Credit: 7


Registration, Welcome and Opening Remarks

Session 1 - Canada's Beneficial Ownership Registry: What's Ahead For the Country

Speaker: Sasha Caldera, Campaign Manager, Beneficial Ownership Transparency, Publish What You Pay Canada 

This talk will highlight how Canada's policy landscape is changing in regards to beneficial ownership transparency at Canada's federal level and among provinces and territories

Health Break

Session 2 Perceptions and Knowledge of Money Laundering, Fraud and Cyber Security

Speaker: Kristin Solvason, A/Executive Director, Financial Crime Coordination Centre, Public Safety Canada

Panelist: John Armit, Economic Crimes and Corruption Unit (ECCU - Ottawa)/Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) Acting Detective Sergeant| Anti-Rackets Branch (ARB) Ontario Provincial Police

This presentation will highlight key findings from the public opinion research report authored by EKOS Research Associates Inc., bringing forward key results of online survey and focus group discussions that were conducted between March 2023 and June 2023.

10:50  Health Break

Session 3 - Hiding in the Shadows

This presentation will illustrate a case study of one of the largest online defamation cases in North America, how investigators used data analytics to find the perpetrator, how the ACFE played a huge role, and what fraud investigators should do to protect themselves from being defamed.

Speaker: Ryan Duquette, CPE, CFCE, PI, Partner, National Lead of Digital Forensics, MNP

 11:50  Lunch
 12:30  Networking Session

Session 4 - The Current State of Digital Evidence - how it affects eDiscovery & forensics

Speaker: Kevin Lo, CISSP, CCE, CFI, PMP, EnCE, Senior Director of Digital Forensics, MT>3, a Division of McCarthy Tétrault LLP

In this session, Kevin will discuss the growing trend for digital forensics and how this trend might impact forensic investigations. Additionally, the presentation will also discuss the challenges facing forensic investigators as technology evolves, including his thoughts on what the near future holds for investigators

1:50 Health Break

Session 5 - Ethics in Public Safety

Speaker: Marc Tassé, MBA, CPA, CA, CFF, FCPA(USA), CFS(USA), CICA(USA), CACM(USA), Corporate Ethics and Financial Crimes Expert

In this session, Marc will discuss how ethical dilemmas in public safety revolve around challenging decisions where crucial values, such as protecting lives, upholding civil liberties, and ensuring justice, may conflict. These dilemmas include prioritizing resource allocation during emergencies, balancing individual rights against community safety in law enforcement, and navigating confidentiality versus the need for transparency.

2:50 Health Break

Session 6 - Program Integrity in Canada – How We Are Doing 

Speaker: Mihaela Voicu, PhD, MSc, Manager, Deloitte

With the increase in scams, identity theft and synthetic IDs, fraud against government programs is unfortunately growing. When the integrity of our government services is not protected, we risk losing citizens’ trust and disrupting the flow of important funds to those that need it. The UK, US and Australia have all implemented programs to improve Program Integrity and reduce fraud, waste, and abuse. While there are some bright spots across Canadian Federal and Provincial programs, Canada as a whole is behind on the forward looking and proactive steps required to reduce fraud.

3:50 Closing remarks + Networking Session

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