The International Conference on Financial Crime and Terrorism Financing (IFCTF 2019) was held on 5–6 November 2019 at Shangri-La Hotel, and provided a timely and important platform for the financial community in Malaysia and beyond to share insights and discuss issues and solutions to today’s most pressing financial crime and terrorism financing challenges while strengthening their global network and collaboration. Themed “Building Trust and Transparency: Collaborate, Accelerate, Strengthen”, it brought together global thought leaders and top experts, who shared insights on the exigency of financial crime and potential solutions to this global epidemic. The event also highlighted the need for fundamentally stronger ethics and integrity as the first line of defence.
At the event, YAB Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Prime Minister of Malaysia, delivered a special address and launched a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) initiative in combating financial crime at the event. BNM Governor YBhg. Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus and Chief Commissioner of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission YBhg. Puan Latheefa Koya also addressed the conference delegates.
IFCTF 2019 was organised by the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB) and its Compliance Officers’ Networking Group, and supported by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), Securities Commission Malaysia and the Labuan Financial Services Authority. It drew more than 1,300 delegates from the public and private sector, including regulators and banking and financial practitioners.