ACFE and ADAA Bring Regional Fraud Conference to Abu Dhabi


Hundreds of anti-fraud professionals will gather this winter at the 2018 ACFE Fraud Conference Middle East, hosted by The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and Abu Dhabi Accountability Authority (ADAA). The event will take place 25-27 February 2018 at Jumeirah at Etihad Towers.

Hamad Al Hurr Al Suwaidi, Chairman of ADAA highlighted the importance of the conference in encouraging the exchange of knowledge, experience and best practices to help combat fraud and corruption, specifically in light of current financial technology development, the global landscape of electronic security and today’s more digital and economic form of globalization.

"The Abu Dhabi Accountability Authority’s hosting of the 2018 ACFE Fraud Conference Middle East comes within the framework of the authority’s strategy to improve performance, accountability and transparency,” said Al Suwaidi. “Under this strategy, ADAA is looking to implement best practices to improve the validation of financial reports and the compliance of subject entities to all relevant laws, regulations, rules and governance to promote and achieve accountability."

“We look forward to working with the ADAA to put on another valuable conference for anti-fraud professionals in the Middle East,” said ACFE Vice President and Program Director Bruce Dorris, J.D., CFE, CPA, CVA. “The ADAA’s commitment to this event underscores the importance of setting an ethical tone for not just the public sector, but for the region as well.”

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About the ADAA

The Abu Dhabi Accountability Authority (ADAA) was established as an independent body in 2008 under the authority of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. ADAA is primarily responsible for enhancing and promoting transparency and accountability across Abu Dhabi government entities in a manner to ensure that these entities are managing and utilizing their resources and funds efficiently, effectively, economically, ethically and in alignment with the overall vision for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.