AUSTRAC will be hosting the 25th Egmont Group Plenary (the Plenary) meeting from 24-27 September 2018 in Sydney.
The Egmont Group is a body made up of 155 financial intelligence units (FIUs) from around the world. It facilitates the exchange of financial intelligence, expertise and capability to combat money laundering, terrorism financing and serious financial crime.
The Plenary event brings together the Heads of FIUs to make operational decisions based on the recommendations of the Egmont Committee and Working Groups. The Plenary represents an opportunity to further strengthen the relationships and intelligence sharing between FIUs around the world and expand the Egmont Group network still further.
The Egmont Group continues to support the efforts of its international partners and other stakeholders to give effect to the resolutions and statements by the United Nations Security Council, the G20 Finance Ministers, and the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). The organisation is able to draw upon operational experience to inform policy considerations, including anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing (AML/CFT) implementation and reforms.
AUSTRAC is proud to have been a part of the Egmont Group since its inception in 1995, including as the Information Exchange Working Group Chair in 2016 to 2018 and previously hosting the Plenary in 2003. Over 400 delegates from FIUs around the world are expected to attend the 25th Plenary in 2018.