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The 24th Annual Fraud Conference will again be held over a 2 1/2 day period – 03-05 October 2022. The Board has decided, given the uncertainty related to the continued emergence of new strains of COVID-19, we will plan for a virtual conference via the University of Toronto’s Zoom platform.

Our initial slate of strong speakers include:

Michael Nowina – Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP ; Bruce Engel – Criminal Defence Lawyer, Engel & Associates; Jeff Kehoe – Director of Enforcement, Ontario Securities Commission; Marie-Chantal Dréau – Partner, Forensic Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP; Jean-Charles Plante – Director, RSM Canada; Matt McGuire – Co-Founder & Practice Leader, The AML Shop; Jack Blackier – Partner, Cox & Palmer; Tim Braovac – Official Receiver | Senior Bankruptcy Analyst , Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy; Charles Smedmor – Owner, Smedmor & Associates; Patricia Harris – Senior Investigator, CPA Ontario; Jesse Dufour – Audit Manager, Office of the Auditor General of Ontario; Daniel Goldbloom – Principal, Goldbloom Law; Joe Albert – Licensed Insolvency Trustee and Co-Owner, Albert Gelman Inc.; Fred Watkin – Managing Director, Pinnacle CPAs Professional Corporation; Lauren Liang – Partner, Clark Wilson LLP; Kevin Lo – Managing Director, Digital Forensics, Froese Forensic; Andrew Heal – Partner, Heal & Co LLP; Terence Karacsony – Senior Manager/Vice President, MDD Forensic Accountants; Suzanne Schulz – Director, MDD Forensic Accountants; Cameron Field – Senior Manager, AML Intelligence Liaison and Special Initiatives, BMO Financial Group ; Richard Billington – Founder, Billington Barristers; Julie Fawcett – Manager-Forensics, Investigative Services Consultant, Ernest & Young; Nick Angellotti – President, Williams Meaden & Moore Inc.; David Debenham – Counsel, Low Murchison Radnoff LLP; Ivor Gottschalk – Partner, Williams Meaden & Moore Inc.; Jeffrey Gilbert – Executive Director Investigations and Strategic Projects, Office of the Auditor General Manitoba; Erin Egeland – Accounting Professor & Department Chair , Vancouver Island University; Varoujan Arman – Partner, Blaney McMurtry LLP; Dave Oswald – Owner, Forensic Restitution; Norm Groot – Director/Lawyer, Investigation Counsel PC; Chetan Sehgal – Partner, BDO Canada LLP; and David Stewart – Partner, Forensics, Financial Crime, Deloitte; Khaled Shoeb – Senior Advisor, Cyber Fraud, Laurentian Bank Financial Group

We look forward to sharing their “Sneak Peeks” into their presentations in the near future.

We received an over 90% average grade this year!

The 2021 ACFI Annual Fraud Conference participants gave our speakers an average grade of 4.56 out of 5!  More than 10% of our 40 speakers received a grade of better than 95%. All of our speakers scored approximately 80 percent or above.  We thank all our speakers and participants for making this year’s conference a huge success.

We would like to recognize in particular those three speakers that received the highest ratings:

  • Maureen Ward – Partner, Bennett Jones LLP – “Asset Recovery for Multiple Victims”
  • Mark Grenon – Forensic Accounting Specialist, Forensic Accounting Management Group (FAMG), Govt of Canada – “Elder Abuse”
  • Rob DeToni – Founder, National Capital Law/Cynosure Coaching Inc – “Stocking Your Resilience Toolbox: How to be Proactive in Managing Your Stress

If You Need to Increase Your Knowledge or Obtain Some CPDs Sooner…

You are now able to access recordings of the sessions from our 2021 Conference.

Conference Brochure & some
“Sneak Peeks” into those sessions

Go to the recordings…

2021 Conference Collection (Recordings) 

Many thanks to our 2021 sponsors….