CRCA conference

The founding members of the Caribbean Regional Compliance Association (CRCA) are pleased to support the Seventh CRCA Conference in November of 2013 in St. Maarten.


The Caribbean Regional Compliance Association (CRCA) is pleased to announce that the 7th annual Regional Compliance Conference will be held in St. Maarten – November 7 & 8 with a CAMS preparation workshop to be held on the 6th November. COMPLIANCE …THE MOVING TARGET?


A comprehensive, networking opportunity for professionals in the compliance, regulatory, and anti-money laundering sectors of the financial services industry, the conference will bring together compliance professionals throughout the region with a full international and regional line up of speakers, sponsors and delegates.

The Windward Islands Bank Ltd is proud to have the CRCA conference held in St. Maarten and has thus partnered with a platinum sponsorship for this prestigious event.


This year, back by popular demand, our keynote speaker is Avinash Persaud. Avinash wowed the CRCA audience in 2012 with his insightful and thought provoking session and feedback demanded his return. Several years before the financial crisis hit Avinash recognized the dangerous interaction between the "herd" behaviour of financial firms and new risk management practices and will speak to the application of this concept in the Caribbean region.

"As in previous years the conference committee has worked hard to put together a relevant and meaningful learning opportunity that is delivered by experts from a variety of fields" reported Carolyn Hanson, Co -Chair of the 2013 CRCA Conference Planning Committee, "We understand the ongoing challenge that continuing professional development presents Caribbean compliance professionals with so we have looked for a wide based program including extensive accreditation from a variety of professional organizations". Credits available include ICA CPD, CAMS and FIBA

The theme "Compliance – The Moving Target" sums up the feeling within the compliance environment at the moment where seemingly the only constant is change. Providing a mix of specialized compliance and AML subjects the conference includes such topics as the Cost of Enforcement (KYC Remediation), Balancing Disclosure with Confidentiality, extensive coverage on FATCA from 101 to working under an IGA, Correspondent Banking and Sanctions to name just a few.

Sponsors who support the CRCA Conference of 2013 also include: Platinum level – The Windward Islands Bank Ltd.; Silver level – Silo Compliance System, Thomson Reuters Accelus; Coffee Break level – BVI International Finance Centre; Exhibitor level – Kixko, ACCUR, Compliance Services Caribbean; Corporate level – Baker Tilly, Nagico Insurances, CIBC FCIB, Global Bank of Commerce Ltd. and; Media sponsors – ACAMS, BahamasB2B, IFC Review, KYC360 and International Compliance Association.

CRCA member jurisdictions include Antigua & Barbuda, Bermuda, Bahamas, Barbados, British Virgin Islands (BVI), Cayman Islands, Curacao, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago with representation from Anguilla, St. Maarten, and more…

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