Korea was the host this year of the annual Conference of the Financial Action Task Force, an inter-governmental body that deals with matters relating to combatting money laundering and terrorism financing. After 2M already provided the conference interpreters for this conference in Brisbane last year when Australia was hosting the conference, it was again the 2M conference interpreters who were called for in Korea. The 2M French/English conference interpreter team travelled to Busan, Korea, and organisers were extremely pleased to have the same French conference interpreters back in the interpreting booth to ensure the message got across. Conference Interpreting is a passion here at 2M experienced and our skilled team has been interpreting at the G20 Summit in Brisbane and countless international events across Australia and Asia Pacific.
The Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF) was established during the 1989 G7 Summit in Paris to combat the growing problem of money laundering. The task force was charged with studying money laundering trends, monitoring legislative, financial and law enforcement activities taken at the national and international level, reporting on compliance, and issuing recommendations and standards to combat money laundering. At the time of its creation, the organisation had 16 original members.
The FATF Secretariat is located at the OECD Headquarters in Paris. Our 2M Europe office in Paris is involved with the FATF and also the OECD with our CEO Tea Dietterich attending the OECD Forum in Paris every year on behalf of Australia representing SME sector in OCEANIA.