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ACFI Annual
Fraud Conference 2024

3 days of industry leading talks
9-11th Sept 2024


Annual Fraud
Conference 2024

3 Days of Talks by Industry Leaders 


This event is: Virtual  

Our speakers are industry leaders working with the latest trends and technologies. It's time to grow your arsenal to combat fraud in Canada. More Canadians are becoming the victims of fraud than ever before, get inspired and expand your anti-fraud programs!  


Participating in the conference not only gives you up to 26 CPD hours, you will also gain valuable knowledge, perspectives and materials to make a positive impact in your industry and strengthen Canada's anti-fraud program. 








CPD Hours

Keynote Speakers

Our 26th Annual Fraud Conference brings together some of the best in the business - outstanding speakers with amazing stories and experiences to inspire.

David Debenham
David Debenham

David is a commercial trial lawyer who is certified as a specialist in construction law by the Law Society of Ontario. He is the President of the Association of Certified Forensic Investigators of Canada. He also has a Masters in Forensic Accounting from the U of T and is a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants of Ontario. He is also a licensed adjudicator under Ontario’s prompt payment provisions in the Construction Act.

David is the author of “The Law of Fraud and the Forensic Investigator” and “Executive Liability and the Law”, both published by Thomson Publishers. 

David is a regular speaker and writer on legal, accounting and other matters in Canada and the United States. David is a Fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America and a member of the Trial Law Institute and Diversity Law Institute.

Jinisha Bhatti
Jinisha Bhatt

Jinisha Bhatt is a human trafficking and anti-money laundering instructor who started her career investigating human trafficking and conducting anti-money laundering investigations for Scotia Bank in Canada, which is one of Canadas largest banks.  During this time frame she became a go to person for examining the financial side of human trafficking, especially within the illicit massage business industry. 


Jinisha has assisted many law enforcement agencies in the United States with gathering intelligence and financial data to bolster their investigations, create linkage among organized crime groups and track currency throughout the United States and into other parts of the world.  Jinisha has also participated in boots on the ground programs with national non-profits at events like the Super Bowl with scrapping escort ads and doing intervention with possible trafficking victims at these events.

Norman Groot
Norman Groot

Based on his police experience and his experience thereafter as a litigator, Norman has joined forces with other lawyers with police experience and created the law firm Investigation Counsel Professional Corporation.

Norman’s practice is focused on fraud recovery litigation for retailers, insurers, private companies and individuals who have incurred losses to rogue employees, officers or directors, or due to failed investments or contractual arrangements with ill intentioned third party service providers or others. 


Norman also provides Independent Supervising Solicitor (ISS) services for other law firms that obtain Anton Piller orders (civil search warrants).  Norman’s practice also consists of representing police and private sector investigators in criminal, civil, and regulatory actions.

Meet Our Speakers

Proudly bringing together industry leading speakers from across Canada. Click on the speaker image to view more details!

Meet Our Sponsors

We are so thankful to our Sponsors for the ongoing support of our organization's events. Their sponsorship has had a tremendous impact on our ability to deliver the education and knowledge our members and the industry require for fraud prevention. We would like to express our sincere appreciation for their support & dedication.


Click on the sponsor to learn more about them.

Online Workshop

The Itinerary

32 Innovative Industry Leading Speakers
26 Sessions
26 CPD Hours

Choose from educational sessions that present you with the latest anti-fraud techniques, latest tools, and discoveries at the 2024 ACFI Fraud Conference. Gain knowledge and education while earning valuable CPD credits. All sessions are recorded and available to watch at your convenience for one year following the event!  The list below outlines the information for each session. Register and pay for an Event Pass and we will send you a link within 7 days of the conference.


Monday Sept 9th | 8:30 am to 8:45 am

Opening Remarks


David Debenham

Monday Sept 9th | 8:45 am to 9:40 am

Nextpoint with Connor Jenkins, Jack Lipinsky, Estee Sandefur


Connor Jenkins, Jack Lipinsky & Estee Sandefur

Monday Sept 9th | 9:45 am to 10:30 am

Fraud & Scams in Wills, Estates and POA’S


Kimberly A. Whaley & Bryan Gilmartin

Monday Sept 9th | 10:30 am to 11:15 am

Drawing Permissible influences in an Investigation


Avin Persad-Ford

Monday Sept 9th | 11:15 am to 12:15 am

When the Unthinkable Happens. What to do when Partners, Associates or Staff commit fraud


David Debenham

Monday Sept 9th | 12:15 noon to 1:00 pm



Enjoy your break!

Monday Sept 9th | 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm

Tax Evasion


Chris Nardi

Monday Sept 9th | 1:45 pm to 2:30 pm

Dealing with Expert Witnesses: Tips & Traps for Lawyers


Jack Blackier

Monday Sept 9th | 2:30 pm to 3:15 pm

WYNTK - Cyber Business Interruption, Fidelity / Crime / Employee Dishonesty


JC Plante

Monday Sept 9th | 3:15 pm to 4:00 pm

When Regulators Govern Conduct Outside Professional Practice...


Tamara Center

Monday Sept 9th | 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm

Fraud in the Olympics


Murad Tirmizey

Virtual Event Passes

The ACFI Members, Affiliates and Students as well as Groups will receive significant discounts for the

ACFI Fraud Conference 2024.   

Register today to earn valuable CPD credits!!  


Members, Affiliates, Student & Groups please refer to your discount code when checking out!!

VISA, MasterCard, AMEX, Apple Pay & Google Pay accepted through our secure cart.
Conference attendees will receive confirmation of registration.
Cancellation Policy: Enrolment will be limited to ensure maximum participation and exchange of ideas. A full refund less $25 (plus tax) will be made for cancellations received in writing 14 days before
 the start of the conference , by email to As commitments are made based upon numbers of attendees booked, cancellations received after this date will be billed in full. Substitution will be accepted up to the start of the conference. Please note: If at any time after registration, online materials are accessed prior to cancellation; no refund will be issued.

PROGRAMME DISCLAIMER: The Association of Certified Forensic Investigators of Canada reserves the right to alter or delete items from the programme, or cancel the Conference at which time liability will be limited to conference fees paid. Presenters will have prepared material for the professional development of participants. Although they trust that it will be useful for this purpose, the presenters cannot warrant that the use of this material would be adequate to discharge the legal or professional liability of participants in the conduct of their business operations. The ACFI reserves the right to refuse any application for registration or sponsorship at any ACFI event, in its sole and absolute discretion

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Benefits of ACFI

The Association of Certified Forensic Investigators of Canada is the Canadian Not-for-Profit Corporation administering the Certified Forensic Investigators’ accreditation program in Canada ensuring that the Certified Forensic Investigator (CFI) designation is the symbol of the highest standard of excellence in its field in Canada.  One of the benefits of being a member is the significant discount on the conference for members!  

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