African Compliance Community to Come Together at Virtual Event


International Compliance Association and Navigate Compliance to Host Conference Exploring the Latest Regulatory & Financial Crime Compliance Developments in Africa – 27-29 October 2021

The International Compliance Association (ICA) – part of Wilmington plc has announced it will host a three-day virtual conference to explore the latest regulatory and financial crime compliance developments and challenges in Africa.   

With community as the underlying narrative of this event, ICA Live: Africa will bring together a diverse range of topics presented by 59 speakers from 18 countries including multiple regions in Africa, in addition to leading international presenters.

Hosted in partnership with South African-based regulatory training and advisory firm Navigate Compliance, the event is designed for all Africa-based professionals in the regulatory and financial crime compliance space. It will gather industry experts from 50 organisations from the public and private sectors including representatives from: financial services, think tanks, telecoms, fintech, regulators, asset forfeiture units, NGOs, legal services and law enforcement, to deliver a series of immersive and informative presentations and panel debates between 27-29 October 2021.

Sessions will cover:

  •  Building the Africa We Want
  •  Tech: Is there a Risk of Falling Behind?
  • Where Crypto and VASP Compliance Gets Interesting
  •  The New Challenges of Data Privacy
  • Known Unknowns: The Threat of Cyber Crime
  • Freedom is an Attitude
  • Ethics in the Workplace: Everyone’s Responsibility
  • Green Crime: Intel to Action
  • Human Smuggling, Trafficking & Modern Slavery
  • Free Trade Zones, Illicit Finance and Financial Crime Risk
  • Asset Recovery
  • Human Risk: Just Because You Can, Doesn't Mean You Should
  • The Fishrot Scandal
  • ESG: What Is It and Why Does It Matter?
  • Working Between the Lines
  • The Crime-Terror Nexus

There will also be panel discussions including a regulatory roundtable where participants are invited to join representatives from regional FIUs and the FATF Regional Style Bodies (FRSBs) to discuss local, regional and international trends and the importance of public-private partnerships.

Sholane Sathu, Practice Head at Navigate Compliance, commented: ‘Whether the community is local, regional, continent wide or international, we at Navigate Compliance believe that it takes a collective approach to solve many of the issues that surround financial crime, illicit activities and ethical challenges, which many try to solve in isolation. It takes a community – on various levels – to learn and grow, which is why community is at the very core of the ICA Live: Africa event.’

ICA President, Bill Howarth, explains: ‘The Africa Live virtual conference promises to be a platform for demonstrating best practice in compliance. Through lively informed discussion, our expert speakers will cover the latest industry developments and provide practical advice to help attendees navigate their latest challenges. By coming together, we can create positive change in the region.’

Since 2001, ICA has enhanced the knowledge, skills and behaviour of over 150,000 professionals in more than 150 countries either through its internationally recognised portfolio of professional qualifications (awarded in association with Alliance Manchester Business School, the University of Manchester) or through accredited in-company training. 

Registration: To join hundreds of like-minded professionals from across the continent to hear from expert speakers at this exciting event please see: or follow the #ICALIVEAFRICA hashtag on social media.

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