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JOIN US FOR THE 2019 ACFE FRAUD CONFERENCE Middle East

24-26 February 2019 | Abu Dhabi

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Abu Dhabi Accountability Authority

ABU DHABI, UAE

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, the bustling capital of the United Arab Emirates, features a mix of traditional culture and international influences that create a vibrant fusion of both new and old.

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, the bustling capital of the United Arab Emirates, features a mix of traditional culture and international influences that create a vibrant fusion of both new and old.

Abu Dhabi

From the majestic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, to the UAE Pavilion’s striking dunes and the world’s furthest leaning man-made tower, Abu Dhabi’s architectural marvels are all a sight to see.

Abu Dhabi

From the majestic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, to the UAE Pavilion’s striking dunes and the world’s furthest leaning man-made tower, Abu Dhabi’s architectural marvels are all a sight to see.

Abu Dhabi

From towering skyscrapers to shimmering waters and white sand beaches, outstanding golf courses and the world’s fastest roller coaster, Abu Dhabi offers rich culture and exciting attractions.

Abu Dhabi

From towering skyscrapers to shimmering waters and white sand beaches, outstanding golf courses and the world’s fastest roller coaster, Abu Dhabi offers rich culture and exciting attractions.

Speakers

Ian Yip

Chief Technology Officer, Asia-Pacific, McAfee

Ian Yip has worked with organisations globally on cybersecurity initiatives and projects, particularly in the areas of strategy and transformation, data protection, threat management, and governance, risk and compliance. Yip has held positions across the Asia-Pacific region and Europe in some of the world's leading companies including McAfee, EY and IBM.

He has built, led and managed teams with multi-million-dollar sales, operational and delivery targets, defined and executed go-to-market strategies based on market analysis and needs, set corporate and product strategy, brought new products to market, run major cyber transformation programs and engagements, delivered keynote presentations at industry events, been interviewed and quoted in the media and contributed articles to a variety of publications.

Ryan C. Hubbs, CFE, CIA, CCEP

Global Anticorruption and Fraud Manager, Schlumberger
ACFE Regent

Ryan C. Hubbs is the global anticorruption and fraud manager for Schlumberger in Houston, Texas. Hubbs has more than 16 years of experience managing corporate investigations, forensic audits and compliance initiatives. He has conducted hundreds of sensitive internal engagements concerning fraud, corruption, contracts, vendors and suppliers, and employee-related issues. Hubbs also has extensive experience with organization-wide anti-fraud and compliance programs and measures, corporate investigation programs and protocols, and fraud data analytics. He has extensive experience investigating and researching anonymous shell company networks as well as developing analytics and process improvements to combat this emerging fraud risk area. Hubbs also previously served 13 years as a commissioned law enforcement officer in both Louisiana and Texas.

Hubbs is a member of the ACFE Faculty where he co-presents the CFE Exam Review Course, as well as specialized training such as Interviewing Techniques for Auditors, Auditing for Internal Fraud, Contract and Procurement Fraud, Detecting Fraud Through Vendor Audits, Principles of Fraud Examination and Conducting Internal Investigations. Hubbs co-wrote the guidance to the ACFE Standards and developed the ACFE Chapter Leaders Resource Guide. He has served ten years as an ACFE Chapter President and officer for both the New Orleans and Houston ACFE Chapters. In his role as President of the Houston ACFE Chapter he helped guide the chapter to be recognized as the ACFE’s 2014 Chapter of the Year and the recipient of the ACFE’s 2015 Chapter Newsletter of the Year. Hubbs’ continued involvement and contributions in the anti-fraud profession resulted in him being awarded the Greater Houston Fraud Impact Award in 2014.


Eugene Soltes

Author, Why They Do It: Inside the Mind of the White-Collar Criminal
Jakurski Family Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Eugene Soltes is the Jakurski Family Associate Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School where his research focuses on how individuals and organisations confront and overcome challenging situations. He teaches in several of the school’s executive education programs and was awarded the Charles M. Williams Award for outstanding teaching in 2015.

Soltes’ work on corporate misconduct and fraud culminated in the book Why They Do It: Inside the Mind of the White-Collar Criminal, which was described by Kirkus Reviews as “a groundbreaking study” on white-collar criminality. The book explores why often wealthy and successful executives engage in deception. The investigation draws on more than seven years of interaction with nearly 50 of the most high-profile former executives responsible for the most significant corporate crimes. The book refutes popular explanations of why seemingly successful executives engage in fraud and instead shows that most executives make decisions the way we all do—on the basis of intuitions and gut feelings. The trouble, Soltes shows, is that these gut feelings are often poorly suited for the modern business world and often lead to the harmful acts that we so often read about in the news.

At the organisational level, Soltes examines how firms voluntarily disclose information to investors, employees, regulators and the media. This research has been published in leading finance, accounting and economics journals and resulted in numerous awards including the Hillcrest Behavioral Finance Award, California Corporate Finance Conference, and the Financial Research Association Best Paper Award.


Venue

Jumeirah at Etihad Towers

Etihad Towers, West Corniche
Abu Dhabi, UAE
+971 2 811 5555 (Use code ACF2320219 for phone reservations)

Room Rate: AED 1010 single (inclusive of breakfast and 5% VAT)
Hotel Cut-Off: 22 January 2019
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Highlights from the 2018 Conference

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