Anti-Financial Crime Symposium – Ireland

This full-day Symposium provides a briefing on the most challenging topics in financial crime prevention right now including sanctions, 4AMLD and the compliance technology revolution.

Sessions vary from ‘big picture’ regulator panel discussions – helping you keep up with 2017’s fast-paced rate of change, and a look forward to what’s on the horizon for 2018 – to real-life and in-depth case studies practically demonstrating how you can act to help protect your institution.

Our AFC Symposia feature expert speakers from public and private sectors, including regulators, financial institutions, MSBs and FinTechs, and feature networking sessions for you to meet and learn from your peers.


8:15 – 9:00 Registration and networking breakfast
9:00 Keynote Address
9:15 From transposition to implementation: law enforcement and regulator perspectives
10:15 – 10:45 Networking and refreshment break
10:45 Over the horizon: strategies to implement AFC compliance across a multi-jurisdictional organisation
11:45 Practical learning session: anatomy of a financial crime case
12:45 Interactive Q&A (covers all of the morning’s sessions)
13:00 – 14:00 Networking Luncheon
14:00 Managing risk in the aggregate: adopting practical strategies to mitigate sanctions risks
15:00 – 15:15 Networking and refreshment break
15:15 Eyes on the forest, not the trees: initiatives by the FinTech sector to identify and stem financial crime risks
16:15 Closing remarks
16:30 – 17:15 Networking session


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$550 USD $650 USD
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Moderator Faculty

Kieran Beer
  • Kieran Beer

  • Chief Analyst
  • ACAMS & Editor-in-Chief at


Mr. Beer has been the editor-in-chief and editorial director for ACAMS since January 2007. Prior to that he was executive editor of Bloomberg Wealth Manager, a trade magazine for financial advisers to wealthy individuals, and he also served as a staff writer for Bloomberg Markets Magazine. Mr. Beer has been a financial journalist for more than 20 years, beginning his career at Institutional Investor, where he worked as a reporter and editor in the newsletter division and was a contributor to Institutional Investor magazine. He served as editor-in-chief of The Bond Buyer, founding editor of Thomson Municipal News/The Bond Buyer Wire and as the editor of the American Banker. Mr. Beer writes a column and periodically reports on money laundering and bank compliance. He has served as a panelist and moderator at industry conferences and appeared on CNN, CNBC, WCBS and spoken on NPR and Bloomberg radio (WBBR).



Samantha Sheen is a financial crime risk professional who recently completed work with a global insurer based in Milan, Italy, where she focused on enhancing its financial crime measures across offices in three continents. Sheen previously worked as the inaugural director of the Financial Crime Division for the Guernsey Financial Services Commission. She joined the Commission in 2010 as its first legal counsel. Prior to joining the Commission, Sheen worked as legal counsel for various financial companies both in Canada and Australia. While in Sydney, Australia, Sheen worked with a large accountancy firm in its compliance advisory team before moving to Guernsey. Originally from Montreal, Canada, Sheen started her legal career in Toronto in the late 1990s.

Moreover, Sheen holds a bachelor’s degree in public administration, an LLB and a master’s degree in risk management. She is a member of ACAMS and is a graduate of the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government Strategic Management of Regulatory and Enforcement Agencies program. Sheen’s particular area of interest is in relation to the effectiveness of risk management and mitigation measures in influencing changes in staff behavior and culture within financial institutions.


Mark Ashdown
  • Mark Ashdown

  • Head of Regional Compliance
  • MoneyGram International

Declan Casey

Rick Cerna
  • Rick Cerna

  • Senior Director, Head of AML Enhancement Team
  • Mizuho Bank

Chloe Cina

Julie Cooper
  • Julie Cooper

  • International Trade Compliance Manager
  • Spectris

Domhnall Cullinan

Jose Cerdeira Estirado

Keith Gross
  • Keith Gross

  • Head of Financial Crime and Security
  • Banking and Payments Federation Ireland

Kate Hotten

Rebecca Marriott
  • Rebecca Marriott

  • Associate, FINTRAIL & Co-organiser
  • FinTech FinCrime Exchange (FFE) & Financial Crime Investigator

Paul Ryan
  • Paul Ryan

  • Senior Director, Global Compliance Investigations
  • Paypal

Thaer Sabri
  • Dr Thaer Sabri

  • CEO, Electronic Money Association & Managing Partner
  • FM Legal

Slava Stefanova
  • Slava Stefanova

  • Specialist at Analytical Project Suspicious Transactions
  • Europol

Nigel Verdon

George Voloshin


George is the head of Aperio Intelligence’s Paris office. Prior to joining Aperio in 2016, he headed the Russia/CIS coverage at Risk&Co (Paris) and previously collaborated with a number of UK-based advisory and analytical organisations as well as government clients. He is the author of two books on the geopolitics of Central Asia and over a hundred articles on international affairs, with a focus on Russia and the former Soviet Union which are the primary areas of his specialisation.

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