Public Corruption and the Curse of Oil

Lessons from Developing Countries

Platinum Sponsor

CIFA Consulting

CIFA Consulting is the consultancy arm of the Caribbean Institute of Forensic Accounting (CIFA), and the combination brings together extensive experience in providing forensic consultancy and training services both locally and regionally. Our core services include the following;

  • Forensic Accounting and Auditing
  • Asset Tracing and Recoveries
  • Computer Forensics and Data Analytics
  • Independent Assessment of Energy Sector Contracts
  • Contract & Procurement Investigations
  • Due Diligence
  • Special Investigation
  • Document Examination
  • Anti-Fraud and Forensic Training

Our network of forensic professionals from CIFA’s honorary members’ panel, includes forensic accountants, certified fraud examiners, law enforcement experts, computer forensic experts and asset recovery specialists.

Our team possess the technical skills, knowledge, and most importantly, the hands on experience necessary to investigate white-collar crime and to advice on managing and mitigating risk.

The CIFA brand as a result of our skills and specialties have attracted key clientele across the Caribbean in both training and consultancy. Territories include Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Suriname, St. Lucia, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Vincent & The Grenadines, and Jamaica

Platinum Sponsor

Fortress Security Services

Our motto is to provide:
“Protection Beyond Your Expectation”.

Fortress Security Services is an innovative, professional medium sized security firm with demonstrated experience in protective security services. Our operational and business philosophy is quite simple: Develop and provide the best security service program for our clients. With over forty years of experience, training business experts and security experts got together and formed this impeccable army in the fight against crime to offer unique security services to the public.
Our company can offer immediate security personnel on a 24-hour basis. We have an operational fleet which undertakes nightly patrols and alarm responses within the protective security division, supported by our fully manned 24/7 Central Monitoring Station, where your asset events are recorded and stored in our secure location.

Platinum Sponsor

Zcloud LLC

Zcloud LLC is a Consulting Firm and NetSuite Solution Provider Partner authorized to resell Oracle NetSuite Licenses, Implementation and Support Services in the Caribbean and South America. As a Solution Provider Partner, Zcloud had to demonstrate to Oracle NetSuite that its team had the necessary training and experience in Accounting / ERP, CRM and /or Ecommerce to ensure your success.
Located in Washington DC, Zcloud has a hybrid model of virtual offices and partners globally to be able to access the most talented consultants. We have presence in Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, and Guyana and plans to open in other Caribbean Islands in the future. We understand the need to have local presence and more importantly to incorporate your trusted partners such as you auditors and/or 

accountants in the process. Our Alliance Partners are global and with major presence in US, India and Canada.


Zcloud are advocates of cloud computing technologies, one of the biggest trends in business today. Zalena Khan is one of the Founders and Managing Partner of Zcloud LLC. In June 2016, Ms Khan presented “The Digital Era” at the 34th Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean (ICAC) Conference held in Belize followed by another presentation in Trinidad titled “Cloud Technology – Is this the Future” at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Trinidad & Tobago (ICATT) 2016 Finance & Accounting Conference held in October. 

Gold Sponsors

Grant Thornton

Halcyon Law Group



Bronze Sponsors