ACAMS Canada Conference

October 26 - October 27, 2022
Hilton Toronto
11 ACAMS credits

    Analyze. Strategize. Act.

     

    Can’t catch a break. We hoped things would get easier this year and while we seem to finally be making our way out of the pandemic and getting back to normal, 2022 has brought a whole new set of domestic and global challenges for Canada’s AML professionals.

     

    Join us on Oct 26-27, 2022 for a deep dive into the current state of Canada’s AFC landscape – whether it’s new requirements for crowdfunding platforms under the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Regulations after the truckers’ convoy or sanctions challenges resulting from the Russian invasion of Ukraine. In addition, the country’s top AML experts will address critical issues affecting compliance professionals today such as the Cullen Commission’s recommendations and what they could mean for the Canadian economy. Expert panelists will also address the risks posed by new digital developments such as NFTs and metaverse casinos. Finally, the conference will analyze money laundering cases by domestic organized crime groups with international connections, such as Niagara’s Wolfpack, the “Millennial Mobsters” who trafficked cocaine for El Chapo and his Sinaloa cartel.  
     

    Canada by the numbers

    40+

    Expert Speakers

    2

    Full Days

    11

    ACAMS Credits*

    * ACAMS members can automatically receive up to 17 ACAMS credits for attending this event; 11 credits for the main conference, and 6 credits for the CAMS Exam live-preparation Seminar on Oct. 28. CAMS Exam live-preparation is complimentary with purchase of registration for the in-person event. If you wish to register for the CAMS Exam live-preparation, you must also have purchased the CAMS Certification Package. Attendees must register for the CAMS preparation seminar separately.

    Top Sessions 

    Pay Up: Regulating Crowdfunding, Payment Service Providers (PSPs) and Payment Processors 
    Great Expectations: A Look at the Cullen Commission’s Report and Recommendations
    Hell to Pay: Shining a Light on Biker Gangs, Organized Crime and Money Laundering
    The Russian Conundrum: Keeping Up with Russian Sanctions and Risks

    Program

    8:00 AM – 5:05 PM

    Registration Desk Open

    8:00 AM – 5:05 PM

    Exhibit Area Open

    8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

    Networking Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Area

    GENERAL SESSION

    9:00 AM – 9:10 AM

    Welcome Remarks

    9:10 AM – 9:40 AM

    Keynote Address with Q&A

    Moderator:

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

    Presenter:

    The Hon. Austin Cullen, Former Commissioner, Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia

    9:40 AM – 10:10 AM

    Policy Overview: A Conversation with Finance Canada

    10:10 AM – 10:40 AM

    Regulatory Update: A Conversation with FINTRAC

    Moderator:

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

    Presenters:

    Stacey Hopps, Compliance Manager, Strategic Reporting Entity Engagement, FINTRAC

    Nathalie Martineau, Regional Director - Central Region & Major Reporters, FINTRAC

    10:40 AM – 11:10 AM

    Networking Break in Virtual Exhibit Hall

    CONCURRENT SESSIONS

    11:10 AM – 12:10 AM

    FINANCIAL CRIME TRENDS

    All Together Now: The Emergence of Convergence in the Fight Against Financial Crime

    • Breaking down silos between AML, cybercrime and fraud divisions by establishing clear communication, information sharing and collaboration
    • Developing a dynamic financial crime risk management model in which risk appetite, risk assessment and governance are in alignment amongst all departments
    • Consolidating efforts by establishing a financial crimes unit within your organization to monitor and protect against all types of illicit economic activities

    Presenters:

    Christopher Ghenne, CAMS, Global Lead for Banking/Compliance Solutions, SAS  

    Mandy Ramlow, CAMS, Managing Director, AML Systems, Data, Innovation and Operations, BMO Financial Group

    Rob Vingerhoets, Detective Constable, Proceeds of Crime Section, Financial Crimes Unit - Detective Constable, York Regional Police

    11:10 AM – 12:10 AM

    DIGITAL DEVELOPMENTS

    Pay Up: Regulating Crowdfunding, Payment Service Providers (PSPs) and Payment Processors

    • Understanding the new requirements for crowdfunding platforms under the recent changes to the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Regulations following the Canadians truckers’ convoy
    • Analyzing the obligations for PSPs operating in Canada under the new Retail Payments Activities Act (RPAA) including the safeguarding of funds and operational risk management
    • Studying the new definition of MSBs and EFTs under the amended Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Regulations and its impact on payment processors

    Moderator:

    Jacqueline Shinfield, Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

    Presenters:

    Laura Colella, Compliance Manager, Policy Interpretation, FINTRAC

    Jessica Davis, President, Insight Threat Intelligence

    Gabriel Ngo, Director, Enforcement, Retail Payments Supervision, Bank of Canada

    12:10 PM – 1:30 PM

    Networking Luncheon

    CONCURRENT SESSIONS

    1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

    CONFERENCE INTERACTIONS

    Networking for FinTech and Crypto Professionals

    1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

    COMPLIANCE SUMMIT

    Hell to Pay: Shining a Light on Biker Gangs, Organized Crime and Money Laundering

    • Analyzing the connection between Canadian and Mexican organized crime, including how the Wolfpack, a tech-savvy millennial mobster group in Niagara, is smuggling cocaine into the country for the Sinaloa and other cartels
    • Understanding how criminal networks have used “white-label” ATM machines to skirt financial-system safeguards and launder billions of dollars in dirty money
    • Detailing the success of Project Divergent in which the RCMP and international police forces dismantled the Hells Angels’ massive drug and firearms trafficking network that spanned from Canada to Colombia, Greece and the United States

    Presenters:

    Cameron Field, BAA, MSc, Manager, Special Initiatives and Training, AML Financial Intelligence Unit, BMO Financial Group

    Joseph Mari, CAMS, Director, Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) and External Partnerships, Global Risk Management, Scotiabank

    2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

    Networking and Refreshment Break in Exhibit Area

    GENERAL SESSION

    3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

    PANEL DISCUSSION

    Great Expectations: A Look at the Cullen Commission’s Report and Recommendations

    The complete report from the Cullen Commission is expected in the next few weeks and should include a plethora of findings and accompanying recommendations meant to address British Columbia’s AML deficiencies and prevent further money laundering in the province. The question on everyone’s mind is: what happens next? Will the Cullen Recommendations become legislation for BC? And if so, the legislation be enforced? Will the rest of Canada follow BC’s lead? How will the report and related legislation impact beneficial ownership registries? Will this completely change the way DNFBPs such as lawyers and accountants do business? In this session, our experts will detail how AML professionals can prepare for the Cullen Recommendations, and the potential impact on the Canadian economy.

    Moderator:

    Jacqueline Shinfield, Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon

    Presenters:

    James Cohen, Executive Director, Transparency International Canada

    Maureen Maloney, QC, Professor of Public Policy / Senior Associate, Simon Fraser University / International Centre for Criminal Law Reform (ICCLR)

    4:00 PM – 4:05 PM

    Closing Remarks

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

    4:05 PM – 5:05 PM

    Networking Reception in Exhibit Area

    8:00 AM – 2:45 PM

    Registration Desk Open

    8:00 AM – 2:45 PM

    Exhibit Area Open

    8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

    Networking Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Area

    GENERAL SESSION

    9:00 AM – 9:05 AM

    Opening Remarks

    9:05 AM – 9:35 AM

    Special Presentation with Q&A

    9:35 AM – 10:50 AM

    PANEL DISCUSSION

    Executive Roundtable: The Industry Responds

    Join our top compliance leaders for practical insights and guidance on the issues discussed during the regulatory sessions. During this session experts from the top financial institutions will analyze current and upcoming regulatory developments from an industry perspective and their global and domestic impact on the compliance community.

    Presenters:

    Michael Bowman, Global Chief AML Officer, TD Bank Group

    Stuart Davis, CAMS, Global Head, Financial Crimes Risk Management and Group CAMLO, Scotiabank

    Michael Donovan, Senior Vice President and Chief AML Officer, CIBC

    Jay Stark, SVP Financial Crime and CAMLO, RBC

    Georgia Stavridis, Executive Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer, HSBC

    10:50 AM – 11:20 AM

    Networking and Refreshment Break in Exhibit Area

    CONCURRENT SESSIONS

    11:20 AM – 12:20 PM

    FINANCIAL CRIME TRENDS

    AML Late Edition: Analyzing the Newest News for Compliance Professionals

    This panel’s topics are so fresh they haven’t happened yet. As the ACAMS community knows, the one constant of AML is change — including after the conference program was published and before the conference commenced. This session fills that gap, with up-to-the-minute coverage of the hottest AFC topics and news. While we don’t yet know the subjects we’ll be covering, we can confirm our authoritative panelists will go beyond the headlines to deliver the inside scoop. Any questions? Good — they’re taking them.

      11:20 AM – 12:20 PM

      AML KNOWLEDGE

      Presented by Quantexa

      12:20 PM – 1:30 PM

      Networking Luncheon

      CONCURRENT SESSIONS

      1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

      RISK ASSESSMENT

      What Else is New: Protecting Against Emerging Financial Crime Risks

      • Creating effective risk management strategies amid digital asset developments including the rise of NFTs and the withdrawal of virtual currency into third-party e-wallets
      • Fine-tuning your compliance program to mitigate new threats associated with online gambling and single-sports betting such as bitcoin and metaverse casinos
      • Ensuring proper CDD protocols are in place to spot potential red flags related to banking cash-intensive entities such as marijuana-related businesses

      Presenters:

      Ryan Hamilton, Detective Sergeant, Provincial Asset Forfeiture Unit, Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau, Ontario Provincial Police

      Derek Ramm, Director, Anti-Money Laundering, The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario

      Insp.Adrienne Vickery, OiC Financial Integrity - Money Laundering/Cryptocurrency, Federal Policing Criminal Operations, Royal Canadian Mounted Police

      1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

      AML KNOWLEDGE

      2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

      Networking and Refreshment Break in Exhibit Area

      CONCURRENT SESSIONS

      3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

      CONFERENCE INTERACTIONS

      Networking for Law Enforcement and Banking Professionals

      3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

      COMPLIANCE SUMMIT

      Juggling Act: Balancing Data Privacy Laws Within Public/Private Partnerships

      Knowledge is power. The more information and that support compliance professionals have, the more effective they will be at their jobs. The Canadian government has increased its focus on public/private partnerships (PPPs). One example of this is reflected in Public Safety Canada’s Departmental Plan for 2022-2023, in which they will team up with private and public sector partners to fight criminal activities such as the flow of illegal firearms, human trafficking and cybercrime. However, these collaborations can be challenging for the public sector because they must ensure and enforce that data sharing and investigations are compliant with privacy protection laws. In this panel, our experts will dive into the current challenges government personnel faces with public-private partnerships, information sharing and data privacy.

      Presenters:

      Nolan Fuller, Attaché, IRS Criminal Investigation, United States Embassy – Ottawa

      4:00 PM – 4:10 PM

      Time to move to General Session

      GENERAL SESSION

      4:10 PM – 5:10 PM

      PANEL DISCUSSION

      The Russian Conundrum: Keeping Up with Russian Sanctions and Risks

      Much of the world has come together to oppose the Russian invasion of Ukraine, imposing tough sanctions meant to impact Russia’s economy and weaken its war effort. During this session our experts will address compliance challenges presented by the complex new sanctions, including the use of cryptocurrency for sanctions evasion and the potential cyberattacks via ransomware.

      Presenters:

      John Boscariol, Partner, Leader of the International Trade and Investment Law Group, McCarthy Tétrault

      Jennifer Graham, Deputy Director Sanctions Policy Division, Global Affairs Canada 

      Paul Jonathan Saguil, Deputy Head, Global Sanctions Compliance & Anti-Bribery/Corruption Program, TD Bank Group

      5:10 PM – 5:15 PM

      Closing Remarks

      8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

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

      9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

      Registration Desk Open

      9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

      CAMS Examination Preparation Seminar

      Led by CAMS-certified instructors, the CAMS Examination Preparation Seminar reviews critical information and study tips in an easy-to-follow format that prepares you to sit for the exam. Benefit from this intensive study session as AML experts walk you through core content areas and sample exam questions. (Separate registration required.)

      Instructor:

      Eugenio Di Mira, CAMS-Audit, Chief Identity Officer, The AML Shop

      Speakers & Task Force

      Pricing

      ACAMS 10th Annual AML & Anti-Financial Crime Conference – Canada
      $2,095.00
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      Hotel and Accommodation

      A block of rooms at Hilton Toronto have been reserved at a special rate for this conference. The last day to reserve rooms at the discounted group rate is October 3, 2022 or until the room block is sold out. Due to the high demand for rooms, we recommend that you book your room reservation as early as possible. Click here to book now and select "attendee".

      To call in reservations: 1 800 HILTONS or booking on the Hilton Toronto website, be sure to use Special rate promo code: ACAM22

      Hilton Toronto
      145 Richmond Street West
      M5H 2L2

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      2019 Recap

       

       

       

      “Content of presentations and presenters was of high quality and provided interesting information for those in the AML industry.”

       

      Diana Berton
      AML Manager at TD Bank