ACAMS Australasia Conference

June 20 - June 21, 2022
The Fullerton Hotel Sydney
12 ACAMS Credits

    ACAMS 2nd Annual AML & Anti-Financial Crime Conference – Australasia is officially open for registration.

    Expanding Horizons

     

    2022 started off with a strong sense of global déjà vu. For AML and AFC professionals in Australasia, however, the end of 2021 and beginning of the new year brought plenty of change. The sanctions landscape kept evolving, with increased focus on cybercrime and new government measures that significantly widen the scope of Australian human rights sanctions legislation. Money launderers continue to adopt new technologies as quickly as they are developed, challenging financial institutions and law enforcement agencies to keep up.

     

    For these reasons and more, the 2nd ACAMS AML & Anti-Financial Crime Conference–Australasia is a must-attend event for compliance professionals. ACAMS speakers and attendees are leaders in the financial services industry and experts in compliance and regulatory affairs. Don’t miss this opportunity to hone the knowledge and skills that are essential to an AML career.

    Top Sessions

    Sanctions: Who Feels the Pain?
    ESG Focus: Modern Slavery, Global Human Trafficking and Child Exploitation
    Environmental Crime, From Foresting to Fishing
    Not Just a Game: Money Laundering Through Casinos and Sports Gambling

    Australasia by the numbers

    2

    Days of networking and learning

    500+

    Expected attendees

    40+

    Expert speakers

    Up to 18

    ACAMS Credits*

    *ACAMS members automatically receive up to 18 ACAMS credits for attending this event; 12 credits for the main conference, 6 credits for the pre-conference seminar. CAMS preparation seminars are complimentary with registration for the in-person event and purchase of the CAMS package. Attendees must register for the CAMS preparation seminar separately by emailing us at apac@acams.org.

    Program

    The program is listed in Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) and is subject to change.

    8:00 - 9:00

    CAMS Examination Preparation Seminar Check-in (Separate registration required.)

    9:00 -17:00

    CAMS Examination Preparation Seminar

    Led by CAMS-certified instructors, the CAMS Examination Preparation Seminar reviews critical information in an easy-to-follow format that prepares you to sit for the CAMS Examination. Benefit from this interactive study session as AML experts walk you through core content areas and practice questions.

    To register for a live-preparation seminar please contact apac@acams.org.

    Instructor:

    Aub Chapman, CAMS-Audit, Director, Aub Chapman Consulting Services

    8:00 - 17:30

    Registration Desk Open

    8:00 - 18:30

    Exhibit Hall Open

    8:00 - 9:00

    Networking and Welcome Refreshments in Exhibit Hall

    9:00 - 9:10

    Welcome Remarks

    Scott Liles, Chief Executive Officer, ACAMS

    9:10 - 9:55

    Keynote Address with Q&A

    Nicole Rose, PSM, Chief Executive Officer, AUSTRAC

    Moderator:

    Kieran Beer, CAMS, Chief Analyst, Director of Editorial Content, ACAMS

    9:55 - 11:00

    Regulatory Trends Roundtable

    • Examining recent regulatory changes and actions, including updates of FATF guidelines
    • Detailing possible outcomes of the AML/CTF Parliamentary Inquiry, including Tranche II
    • Assessing the impact of differing AML/AFC requirements across jurisdictions

    Moderator:

    Kieran Beer, CAMS, Chief Analyst, Director of Editorial Content, ACAMS

    Presenters:

    Gavin Coles, Australian Chapter Board Advisory Board  

    Hue Dang, CAMS-Audit, Global Head of New Ventures | Senior Asia Pacific Leader, ACAMS

    David Shannon, Director, Mutual Evaluations, Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG) Secretariat

    11:00 - 11:30

    Networking and Refreshment Break

    11:30 - 12:30

    Risk Management: What’s New for 2022?

    • Identifying best practices to address risks posed by DNFBPs and Reporting Entities
    • Discussing lessons learned from New Zealand’s implementation of Phase 2 of AML/CFT reforms and evaluating the potential impact of Tranche II in Australia, if enacted by Parliament
    • Assessing the deflection of risk from larger to smaller financial institutions

    Moderator:

    Jeremy Moller, Senior Advisor - Risk Advisory, Norton Rose Fulbright Australia

    Presenters:

    Hue Dang, CAMS-Audit, Global Head of New Ventures | Senior Asia Pacific Leader, ACAMS

    Brad Nichols, CAMS, Head of Regional Compliance, Asia Pacific, Moneygram International

    12:30 - 13:30

    Networking Luncheon

    13:30 - 14:30

    Environmental Crime, From Foresting to Fishing

    • Evaluating how information sharing with law enforcement can help combat environmental crime — the opportunities and obstacles to cooperation
    • Assessing how the transnational nature of environmental crime attracts organized crime syndicates
    • Reviewing the role of crypto/VASPs in illegal wildlife trade, especially fishing

    Moderator:

    Todd Harland, CAMS, Senior Manager, AML Risk & Assurance, Legal & Risk, The Star Entertainment Group 

    Presenters:

    Bubba Cook, Western and Central Pacific Tuna Programme Manager, WWF

    Kim Downs, CFE, ACFE, Senior Manager Enterprise Fraud Risk Management, ANZ 

    13:30 - 14:30

    KNOWLEDGE SESSION

    Australia and New Zealand: The Value of a Financial Crime Utility in AML/CTF Outcomes - Presented by NICE Actimize

    • Reviewing the opportunities and benefits of a true financial crime utility in Australia and New Zealand
    • Discussing the history, challenges, and benefits of taking an industry initiative forward
    • Outlining key areas to focus on based on existing global frameworks including the KYC and screening model (Nordics), the transaction monitoring with consortium data analytics model (Netherlands), and the COSMIC high risk client sharing model (Singapore)
    14:30 - 15:30

    Financial Crime 2022: Emerging Trends and Typologies

    • Identifying red flags for terrorism financing and proliferation financing in the Australasian region
    • Evaluating the uses of Section 501 of the Migration Act in AFC and AML efforts
    • Identifying money laundering risk factors in the Pacific Islands and Papua New Guinea

    Moderator:

    Dr. Nathan Newman, Executive Intelligence and Risk Assessment, National Australia Bank (NAB) 

    Presenters:

    Stephen Dametto, Commander Counter Terrorism, Australian Federal Police 

    Tom McNally, Head of AML Solutions – APAC, Quantexa

    Vandhna Narayan, Group General Manager Compliance, BSP Financial Group Limited

    15:30 - 16:00

    Networking and Refreshment Break

    16:00 - 17:00

    Sanctions: The Cost of Conscience

    • How Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has impacted sanctions obligations, priorities and the culture of compliance
    • Evaluating recent developments in human rights sanctions regimes in Australia and New Zealand
    • Reviewing the lessons learned from overseas jurisdictions that have implemented Magnitsky-style sanctions

    Moderator:

    Jeremy Moller, Senior Advisor - Risk Advisory, Norton Rose Fulbright Australia

     

    Presenters:

    Cameron Mitchell, Head of Geopolitical Risk, ANZ 

    17:00 - 17:05

    Key Takeaways / Closing Remarks

    17:00 - 18:05

    Networking Reception - Courtesy of Chainalysis

    8:00 - 17:20

    Registration Desk Open

    8:00 - 16:00

    Exhibit Hall Open

    8:00 - 9:00

    Networking and Welcome Refreshments in Exhibit Hall

    9:00 - 9:05

    Opening Remarks

    Kieran Beer, CAMS, Chief Analyst, Director of Editorial Content, ACAMS

    9:05 - 9:50

    Keynote Address with Q&A

    David Shannon, Director, Mutual Evaluations, Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG)

    Moderator:

    Aub Chapman, CAMS-Audit, Director, Aub Chapman Consulting Services

    9:50 - 10:50

    The Crossroads of Crypto and Criminality

    • Describing NFTs and how they fit into the AML framework, specifically in the market for art
    • Identifying best risk-management practices for emerging threats posed by NFTs, cryptocurrencies and virtual currencies, including sanctions risks
    • Assessing the nexus of cryptocurrency and cybercrime, including ransomware

    Presenters:

    Joby Carpenter, Global SME – Cryptoassets and Illicit Finance, ACAMS

    10:50 - 11:20

    Networking and Refreshment Break

    11:20 - 12:20

    ESG Focus: Modern Slavery, Global Human Trafficking and Child Exploitation

    • Assessing how existing CDD/ECDD procedures can be enhanced to combat modern slavery, human trafficking, and online child exploitation
    • Identifying ways to find and report the financial proceeds of online child exploitation
    • Evaluating whether existing frameworks can block financial flows from modern slavery, human trafficking and child exploitation before they happen

    Moderator:

    Aub Chapman, CAMS-Audit, Director, Aub Chapman Consulting Services

     

    Presenters:

    Serena Grant, Head of Business Engagement, Walk Free at Minderoo Foundation 

    Brad Moult, Head of Projects, ICMEC Australia  

    11:20 - 12:20

    AML Knowledge Session

    12:20 - 13:20

    Networking Luncheon

    13:20 - 14:20

    Nothing’s Certain but Death and Tax Evasion

    • Identifying the red flags for tax evasion
    • Assessing the impact of New Zealand’s foreign trust regime and its impact on tax crimes
    • Examining tax evasion as a predicate crime to money laundering: Case studies from the region
    13:20 - 14:20

    KNOWLEDGE SESSION

    Presented by Identitii

    14:20 - 15:20

    Not Just a Game: Money Laundering Through Gambling

    • Understanding how Sport Integrity Australia and the National Integrity Framework relate to AML efforts
    • Reviewing regulators’ expectations for the gaming and casino industries and pubs and clubs
    • Identifying behavioral red flags as indicators of money laundering activity through gaming: the perspective of law enforcement

    Moderator:

    Armina Antoniou, CAMS, Executive General Manager, MLRO, Financial Crime Risk, Crown Resorts

    Presenter:

    Jeff Gough, Director, Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC)   

    Devan Naidoo, Head of Financial Crime Risk, Tabcorp

    Dr. Catherine Ordway, Assistant Professor, Sport Integrity Research Lead, University of Canberra

    15:20 - 15:50

    Networking and Refreshment Break

    15:50 - 16:50

    Lessons From Recent Enforcement Actions

    Gary Hughes, Barrister, Britomart Chambers

    Alex Elith, Director of Enforcement, AUSTRAC

    Sonja Marsic, PSM, Senior Executive Lawyer, AGS

    16:50 - 17:00

    Closing Remarks & Conference Takeaways

    Pricing

    ACAMS 2nd Annual AML & Anti-Financial Crime Conference - Australasia
    $1,395.00
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    Venue

    The Fullerton Hotel Sydney,

    No. 1 Martin Place, Sydney,

    New South Wales, 2000, Australia

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