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​​The ACCPA Compliance Conference


The ACCPA Compliance Conference is a premier event where top and elite Risk & Compliance professionals meet to discuss the most challenging and pressing issues within the profession. The ACCPA Conference is a place to for Risk & Compliance professionals to share ideas and experiences in dealing with ongoing issues in the field. It is an opportunity for Risk & Compliance professionals to learn from one another and expand on their knowledge in the field. The conference is suitable for professionals who are willing to learn from other professionals while providing their own perspective on specific issues.

The conference is open to professionals at different career levels – whether they are at the entry-level, mid-level, or senior-level. ACCPA believes that all professionals can share their experiences and provide a unique perspective no matter which career level they find themselves at. Unlike other conferences, the ACCPA Conference focuses on issues that are relevant and specific to the African context. The cases that are discussed at the ACCPA Conference are real-world examples and typologies that reflect the African reality. The ACCPA Conference provides an opportunity for an-depth understanding of the Risk & Compliance challenges that plague the African continent. Unlike other compliance events, the ACCPA Conference does not just focus on a discussion of selected topics. Rather, the conference seeks to under the root-cause of the most pertinent issues facing Risk & Compliance professionals in Africa.


The ACCPA Conference brings together a host of speakers, presenters, and panelists from different countries across the continent and the world at large. The speakers, presenters, and panelists who are invited to the ACCPA Conference are world-class experts in their area of specialization. The international nature of the ACCPA Conference allows for cross-exchange of ideas and best practices among professionals from different parts of the African continent and the world at large. While the ACCPA Conference is open to professionals in the financial sector in general, many of the participants work in compliance, regulatory risk, internal control, risk management, financial crimes, and fraud protection. No matter what area you work in, you will walk away from the ACCPA Conference with acquired knowledge that will significantly improve your level of confidence and sense of professionalism. 


The ACCPA Conference is hosted in a specific African country each year. The host country is determined by primarily the level of commitment of the ACCPA members in that country. Since ACCPA is a tri-lingual body, content provided at the conference comes in English, French, and Portuguese. Presentations and discussions are translated into all three languages to ensure all delegates participate fully in the event no matter what language they speak.


Venue for the ACCPA Conference

The ACCPA Conference is hosted in a specific African country each year. The host country is determined by primarily the level of commitment of compliance professionals and financial institutions in that country. Since ACCPA is a tri-lingual body, content provided at the conference comes in English, French, and Portuguese. Presentations and discussions are translated into all three languages to ensure all delegates participate fully in the event no matter what language they speak. The host country does not have bearing on the languages used for the conference. The ACCPA Conference accommodates all three languages no matter where the conference is held. The host country is preferably rotated on regional basis to allow each region of the continent get the chance to host the ACCPA Conference. The countries that have hosted the ACCPA Conference so far include Kenya (2016), Ghana (2017), and Angola (2018).


ACCPA Conference in Kenya (2016)

In 2016, Kenya became the first host country of the ACCPA Conference with attendees coming from all over the continent. The conference was held at the Ole Sereni Hotel in Nairobi in August 2016. Many financial institutions sent their delegates to represent them at the conference. Presenters and speakers at the conference came from across Africa, the United States, Canada, and Europe. The conference also attracted many sponsors who enriched the conference with technological innovation in compliance software. 


ACCPA Conference in Ghana (2017)

Ghana was the second country to host the ACCPA Conference in 2017. Like the conference in Kenya in 2016, the ACCPA Conference in Ghana was well-attended with representation from all over the continent. The conference was held at the Kempinski Hotel in downtown Accra in August 2017. The conference was hosted in partnership with the African Development Bank who provided support for the conference. The Keynote Speaker at the conference was the Minister of Planning of Ghana. The media was present at the conference to capture the event in local newspapers.


ACCPA Conference in Angola (2018)

In 2018, the ACCPA Conference was hosted by Angola. The conference in Angola was the first conference to be hosted in a non-English speaking country and it was a major success. Like the two previous conferences, the ACCPA Conference in Angola was well-attended. Financial institutions from all corners of the continent were represented at the conference. The conference was held at Hotel Diamante in downtown Luanda in August 2018. Like the previous conferences, the conference in Angola attracted sponsors who enriched the conference with the expertise in compliance.