10 April 2024

An International Forum on Combating Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing to Be Held in Nizhny Novgorod

An International Research-to-Practice Forum “Topical Issues of Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism” will be held in Nizhny Novgorod on April 24–26, 2024.

The Forum was organized by Rosfinmonitoring jointly with the Government of the Nizhny Novgorod region, the Eurasian Group on Combating Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism (EAG), the Council of Heads of Financial Intelligence Units of the CIS Member States (CIS CHFIU), the International Training and Methodology Center for Financial Monitoring (ITMCFM) and Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod.

The central events of the first day of the Forum will be the Plenary session “Topical Issues of Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism at the Present Stage” and the meeting of the BRICS Council on Combating Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism (as scheduled in the event calendar of Russia’s chairmanship in BRICS). Representatives of countries will share experience and discuss joint projects and cooperation between relevant state agencies.

The events will be attended by leaders of relevant Russian and foreign ministries and agencies, experts from Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Congo, Cuba, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Madagascar, Mauritius, Oman, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, UAE and Uzbekistan. Representatives from Brazil, China, Mexico, South Africa and Venezuela will join the event via videoconference.

On the second day of the Forum, April 25, participants will be able to attend thematic round tables and discuss global and national trends in AML/CFT. The discussions will include combating cybercrime, education and career development, international and regional cooperation, as well as legislative activities based on the standards of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

A meeting of the International Compliance Council will also take place on the second day of the Forum, with an aim to strengthen the dialogue between the private sector and supervisory authorities of the regional and global anti-money laundering network.

On the final day of the program, April 26, academics, postgraduates and university students will exchange experience in financial security and regulation of virtual assets on the margins of a student conference at Lobachevsky State University. Participants will attend VR-enabled master classes, thematic sections and other events.

Detailed Information


A note to the media

Mandatory accreditation is required to participate in the Forum. An application with the full name, position, mass media name, email and contact phone number must be sent to  by 6PM on April 18, 2024.


Contacts for mass media accreditation: Irina Ryazanova, Head of the Press Service at Rosfinmonitoring, +7 (985) 663-20-29; Anastasia Syomina, Press Service Consultant, +7 (926) 990-10-10.

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