Now in its 6th year, AML SUMMIT has welcomed more than 2,000 attendees!

This annual conference was established to bring together AML professionals while educating them in all things AML.

Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with key industry players as well as peers from all over the country tasked with carrying out the same AML obligations.

The presenters and workshop facilitators are all expert AML/CFT practitioners and represent involvement from the NZ AML/CFT Supervisors, NZ Police, Ministry of Justice, and local AML/CFT industry experts.

We look forward to seeing you there.


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Event Details

What you can expect from AML SUMMIT


Industry-leading Speakers


Engaging Workshops


Days of Access to the Conference Recordings

500 +


Past Summits

AML SUMMIT 2020 VIRTUAL – 30 April/1 May 2020

New Zealand’s fifth AML Summit 2020 conference was run as a Virtual conference due to COVID-19 with over 500 on-line delegates.

This was a great opportunity for all reporting entities to hear from AML experts and Supervisors to learn more about the AML/CFT legislation and guidance, common issues, and hear the latest expectations for your sector. An exciting line up of speakers also provided insightful information about the role which New Zealand plays in money laundering across the world.

AML SUMMIT 2019 – SKYCITY – 26 March 2019

The 4th AML Summit conference was a 1-day event held in Auckland at SKYCITY Convention Centre on 26 March 2019.

The event attracted over 315 attendees from Phase 1 and Phase 2 reporting entities from within New Zealand and overseas.

We had many informative sessions from leading experts in the field of AML/CFT. Our Keynote Speaker was Will Fitzgibbon – a senior reporter with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). Will is well known for his work with the Panama and Paradise Papers and flew to NZ from Washington, DC to speak at the Summit. We also heard from Andrew Hill from FIU, May Newey from MOJ and senior representatives from the NZ Supervisors – the DIA, FMA and RBNZ.

AML SUMMIT 2018 – CROWNE PLAZA – 17/18 May 2018

We hosted our third AML conference on the 17-18 May 2018 at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Auckland.

Some of the highlights included engaging addresses from International Keynote speaker, Timothy Goodrick from Financial Action Task Force and Mike Bush, Commissioner of Police.

We hosted a record 410 attendees across the two days.

AML SUMMIT 2017 – CROWNE PLAZA – 9 March 2017

Our second NZ AML Summit was held in Auckland on 9 March 2017, attracting over 275 attendees across all sectors.

An impressive speaker line-up included keynote Martin Woods – Head of Financial Crime at Thomson Reuters, London, senior representatives from the MOJ, FIU, NZ Police, and NZ Supervisors, alongside speakers from leading reporting entities, a University Professor, the Governor of the Central Bank of Samoa, a blockchain specialist, and expert AML/CFT consultants from KPMG and AML Solutions.


AML SUMMIT 2015 – CROWNE PLAZA – 5 November 2015

We were delighted to host the first NZ AML Summit in Auckland on 5 November 2015.

The inaugural event attracted over 220 attendees from around the country with international and local representatives from FATF, FIU, NZ Police, RBNZ, DIA and FMA speaking among leading reporting entities from the New Zealand market.

Event Sponsors

AML Summit are thrilled to be working with the following Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

Cloudcheck is a flexible electronic identification verification tool that assists Reporting Entities in verifying the identity of their customers in seconds using biometric checks, Australian and New Zealand data sources and global PEP & Sanction databases.

Whether you would like a fully integrated solution, a stand-alone web portal or the option to send your customers links to self-verify, there is a Cloudcheck solution to suit your business needs and budget.


Gold Sponsors

strategi logo

Strategi is a leading provider of independent AML/CFT audit services, training and ongoing support services since 2013. Having completed over 1,000 AML/CFT audits, Strategi prides itself on producing high-quality, cost-effective audit reports, that identify compliance and non-compliance and provides practical solutions to remediate any non-compliance. Strategi's national coverage offers the flexibility of onsite or remote audits to meet your needs.

AplyID Lgo

Using the world's leading biometric technology, APLYiD captures your ID and verifies who you are. Our experienced team of developers and engineers are on hand for more complex integrations. Our mission is to bring the best verification technology to every business or individual, making ID verification and the onboarding of customers simple, accurate, secure, slick and cost effective.

amlhub logo

The AMLHub is a cloud-based solution (SaaS) much as Xero is for accountancy which has been operating with 10,000 users since 2018. The AMLHUB is designed to reduce the administrative and record keeping burden of compliance allowing reporting entities to focus on their core business. The AMLHUB is designed to provide a complete end to end solution and we would welcome the opportunity to demonstrate the platform.

Networking Drinks Sponsor


ACAMS is the largest international membership organization for Anti-Financial Crime professionals. We support individuals and organizations who are dedicated to ending financial crime through thought leadership, continuing professional education, and our best-in-class peer network.

ACAMS achieves our mission by:

  • Certifying the achievements of our members
  • Creating networking platforms to share best practices at both local and international levels
  • Providing world-class continuing professional education for all levels of Anti-Financial Crime professionals, regardless of location, sector or industry
  • Supporting organizations to build robust Anti-Financial Crime readiness


In the event the Conference can not be run on the scheduled date due to government Covid-19 level restrictions, the event will be postponed to a future date and all tickets will remain valid for the new dates.  If the physical conference needs to be cancelled due to on-going Covid-19 restrictions, the conference will be run as a virtual event, and all attendees will have access to the conference presentations via an on-line platform. While there are no full refunds, in the case that the conference does become a virtual event, conference ticket holders will be refunded the difference between their ticket price paid and the virtual ticket prices.