The **Caribbean Regional Compliance Association** will sponsor its 5th Annual CRCA Conference from November 10-11, under the theme: ***“Confidence in Compliance: The Corporate Advantage in a Changing Market”.*** The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Port of Spain, Trinidad.

Pre conference, on November 8-9, the CRCA Conference will provide its delegates with the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS) Preparation Seminar and Examination.

Mr. Richard Berkhout of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) will present the keynote address. Conference organisers say that he will speak to:

• The FATF’s revised mandate – issued in February 2007 for the period 2008-2012 *(discussions should include plans for future recommendations/ developments)*

• The FATF’s position on Building Capacity in Low Capacity Countries

• The FATF’s involvement with the Private Sector – how the FATF is building a framework for consultations with the private sector and how the Caribbean region could benefit

Conference Topics include The Cost of Counterfeiting, Compliance Risk Associated with Insurance Products, Technical Tools, Designated Corporate Secretary, High Risk Individuals, Compliance Risk vs Commercial Interests, Implications of Basel II in the Caribbean, Main Records Management, Islamic Banking, Benefits of Adopting Central Compliance, Assessing Client Relationship Risk, Emerging Threats for the Caribbean Jurisdictions, and an Overview of Recent Financial Services Legislation in the Caribbean.

Post conference activities include a Communications Workshop on November 12, and on November 12-14 a 3-day Training Basel II Workshop on the New Basel Capital Accord.