ABU DHABI, The Fourth ACFE Fraud Conference Middle East, organised by Abu Dhabi Accountability Authority, ADAA, will commence on Sunday (February 24, 2019), with the event being held in Abu Dhabi for the second consecutive year. The conference is being held in collaboration with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, ACFE � the world's largest anti-fraud organisation.

Bringing together a host of experts, academics, and decision makers from the region and the world, the 2019 ACFE Fraud Conference Middle East runs until Tuesday, February 26, 2019.

"Hosting the 2019 ACFE Fraud Conference Middle East reflects the prominent role that the Abu Dhabi Accountability Authority is playing in raising awareness around this pressing and serious phenomenon and the urgent need there is to synchronise global efforts to curb its negative impact on the business community," said ADAA Chairman Hamad Al Hurr Al Suwaidi.

"This initiative � much like all of ADAA's projects � are instruments to implement the vision of our wise leadership, provide counsel, promote transparency and accountability across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, and ensure efficiency in managing and utilising financial resources," he added.

"As we host this conference, which presents a prominent platform bringing together world-renowned experts, we look forward to exploring all the tools and ideas with the potential to serve our common objectives and to foster stronger cooperation with our partners from around the world," Al Suwaidi concluded, calling on all stakeholders with a vested interest in accountability, financial audit and governance to attend the conference and its sessions.

The 2019 ACFE Fraud Conference Middle East is hosting 20 sessions that explore studies and practical examples of fraud mitigation, highlighting the challenges impeding anti-fraud efforts around the world. The forum will examine effective solutions that identify the root causes of fraud, discuss preventative measures to curb its effects and review systems that ensure financial and digital security.

Cybersecurity has become a prominent concern in light of growing threats to data and the proliferation of tech-enabled cyber-fraud, which affects governments, companies, institutions and individuals. The conference will be looking in detail at this issue, shedding light on the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation,GDPR, and underlining the critical changes that organisations need to implement to secure their data.

Source: Emirates News Agency