ACAMS Europe Conference

June 14 - June 15, 2022
Brussels
17 ACAMS Credits

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    Focused, Effective: AFC’s Next Generation

    Effectiveness is the keyword as the European Union adopts measures to transform AML supervision, expand information sharing and create a “single EU rulebook.”

     

    Join us in Brussels June 2022 as we dive into complex AFC issues, including the EU Commission’s new AML/CFT legislative package, what to expect from the new EU Anti-Money Laundering Authority (AMLA), the regulation of cryptocurrencies, and the post-pandemic rise of technologies such as blockchain forensics and alternative payment platforms.

     

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    Europe by the Numbers

    500+

    Expected Attendees

    80+

    Expert Speakers

    17

    ACAMS Credits*

    2

    Days of Networking and Learning

    * ACAMS members automatically receive up to 17 ACAMS credits for attending this event; 11 credits for the main conference, 3 credits (up to 6) for each pre-conference workshop.

    Top Sessions

    Changing Scope: How ESG can Fight Financial Crime
    Battle Stations: Europe Wages War on Bribery and Corruption
    A Disrupted World: Sanctions & Supply Chain
    Digital Revolution: AML and the Rise of Crypto

    Program

    ***The program is listed in Central European Summer Time (CEST) and is subject to change

     

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    8:00am-8:00pm

    Pre-Conference Registration

    8:00am-9:00am

    Workshop A Check-in (Separate registration required)

    8:00am-9:00am

    Networking Continental Breakfast

    9:00am-12:00pm

    WORKSHOP A - A New Reality: Exploring Perpetual KYC

    The EU’s latest AML/CFT legislative package seeks to address AML reform. With the cost of compliance in 2020 reaching US$213.9bn and studies expecting this to increase, firms are looking at how they can utilise technology to drive more efficient, effective and streamlined KYC processes. Most organisations continue to perform periodic reviews, repeating expensive remediation exercises. Perpetual KYC offers a different solution to this cycle.

    In recent years there has been significant emphasis on KYC at onboarding and periodic reviews. Regulated entities have spent millions of pounds on remediation projects, only to see this boom-and-bust cycle of investment in financial crime efforts repeating itself. In this interactive workshop, our experts will explore perpetual KYC as an alternative to the traditional periodic review model, review how hard it is to achieve and what investment is needed. Join this hands-on and expert-led workshop to learn the many ways in which KYC/CDD plays a pivotal role in the fight against financial crime and how embracing a perpetual KYC model can build out a dynamic AFC risk management framework.

    Key Areas Covered

    • Reviewing why perpetual KYC; how it can assist with effectiveness and efficiency in the KYC journey, and how to move to this state
    • Identifying essential risk assessment components and how to make this process dynamic
    • Demonstrating how targeted data analytics derived from KYC can be utilised to increase efficiencies in the end-to-end KYC process and enable a risk-based approach

    Who Should Attend

    • Compliance Managers
    • IT Specialists
    • AML Officers
    • Regulators
    • Industry Consultants

    Facilitators:

    Shilpa Arora, Senior Director - Anti-Financial Crime Portfolio Solutions, ACAMS

    Helène Erftemeijer, KYC Lead, ING

    Mark Turkington, Managing Director, Group Head of Transaction Monitoring Controls Risk and Compliance, HSBC Bank Plc

    Howard Wimpory, KYC Transformation Director, Encompass

    12:00pm-1:00pm

    Workshop B Check-in (Separate registration required)

    1:00pm-4:00pm

    WORKSHOP B - Creating a Compliance Culture in Crypto Enterprises to Avoid Regulatory Issues and Cement Banking Relations

    For many virtual asset service providers or decentralised financial enterprises, having the right anti-financial crime culture is at best a secondary priority - something they are aware of when they become the focus of regulatory attention or face difficulty finding or keeping a banking relationship. This workshop will detail the policies, procedures and controls a VASP or DeFi enterprise should have in place to help them satisfy bank compliance departments and avoid regulators ire. It will aid cryptocurrency businesses and the financial institutions that serve them in understanding the components of a healthy AFC culture and implementing them.

    In this interactive workshop, our experts will take attendees through case studies that examine how traditional FIs, VASPs and other cryptocurrency businesses have been used to launder money via digital assets and what controls might have prevented that criminal activity. The workshop will also offer scenarios covering the gamut of decision making that can create a failed compliance culture — from hiring and firing ethical and non-ethical individuals to training, governance and risk appetite statements and all they entail.

    Join this expert-led workshop to learn the many ways in which culture is the start and end of the fight against financial crime – and how the crypto sector can be a force multiplier in the AFC environment.

    Key Areas Covered

    • Appointing the right people for the right jobs including money laundering reporting officers and senior managers overseeing the compliance function
    • Learning lessons from the recent past on how a failure to instil the right culture leads to a stain on companies’ reputation that is hard to shake off and in some cases causes institutional collapse (think Wirecard)
    • Defining an appropriate risk appetite statement tailored for the crypto sector and the specific risks it faces, communicating that risk appetite and ensuring others are empowered and incentivized to make the right decisions
    • Controls and tools to identify, report and block illicit transactions

    Who Should Attend

    • Compliance Managers
    • Banking Sector representatives
    • Money laundering reporting officers
    • Fintechs/start-ups
    • Regulators
    • Senior leaders
    • Industry Consultants

    Facilitator:

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

    Rick McDonell, Former Executive Secretary, Financial Action Task Force (FATF), Executive Director, ACAMS 

    Shelley Schachter-Cahm, Chief Compliance Officer, CEX.io

    5:30pm-7:00pm

    Welcome Reception

    7:45am-5:35pm

    Registration Desk Open

    7:45am-5:35pm

    Exhibit Hall Open

    7:45am-8:45am

    Networking Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

    8:45am-9:00am

    Welcome Remarks

    Presenter:

    Scott Liles, Chief Executive Officer, ACAMS

    9:00am-9:30am

    Keynote Address with Q&A

    Moderator:

    Rick McDonell, Former Executive Secretary, Financial Action Task Force (FATF), Executive Director, ACAMS

    Presenter:

    Burkhard Mühl, Head, European Financial & Economic Crime Centre (EFECC), Europol

    9:30am-10:30am

    Regulatory Outlook: Trends and Emerging Issues in Europe

    • Analysing how the EU Commission’s new AML/ CFT legislative package provides a “single EU rulebook” via a unified compliance regulatory framework
    • Detailing the new EU Anti-Money Laundering Authority (AMLA)’s role in transforming AML/CFT supervision and facilitating information sharing amongst FIUs
    • Understanding the expansion of criminal liability under 6AMLD which will allow for the punishment of legal persons including companies or partnerships

    Moderator:

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

    Presenters:

    Carolin Gardner, Head of Unit (AML/CFT), European Banking Authority

    Raluca Prună, Head of Unit, Financial Crime, DG FISMA.D.2, European Commission

    Jo Swyngedouw, Deputy Director, Head of the Unit Financial Stability, AML supervision and Banking Prudential Policy, National Bank of Belgium

    10:30am-11:00am

    Networking and Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall

    11:00am-12:00pm

    On the Look Out: Using Technology to Improve Transaction Monitoring

    • Creating transaction monitoring protocols to detect and resolve potential indicators of fraud such as atypical spending or anomalous movements or transfers of assets
    • Capturing efficiencies and effectiveness of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence to strengthen transaction monitoring and enhance AFC discipline across enterprise
    • Crafting formal response processes to transaction monitoring alerts to ensure comprehensive reviews of red flags and standardize expectations in areas such as escalation of investigations

    Moderator:

    Andrea Bielska, Head of Financial Crime Audit, Nordea

    Presenters:

    Dan Benisty, Head of Compliance Northern Europe, Western Union

    Annegret Funke, CAMS, Head of Financial Crime (interim), Featurespace

    Nitzan Solomon, Head of Transaction Monitoring, AML & Fraud, Revolut

    Christophe Ferrand, Head of Group AML, Societe Generale

    11:00am-12:00pm

    Coupled Up: Creating Strong Bank/FinTech Partnerships

    • Establishing joint comprehensive customer profiles to ensure robust KYC/CDD measures are in place to meet ID verification and beneficial ownership challenges
    • Negotiating partnership terms to clarify risk management responsibilities and meet regulatory compliance expectations
    • Jointly developing solutions to detect anomalies and flag suspicious activity 

    Moderator:

    Aamir Hanif, Head of EMEA Financial Crime and UK MLRO, Stripe

    Presenter:

    Raphaelina Arthur, Head of Financial Crime & Deputy MLRO, Kroo

    Ruth Bailey, Managing Director, ICG Risk & Controls: Financial Crime Lead, Citi

    Nigel Rundle, Director, Anti-Financial Crime, Business Partner for Corporate Cash Management and Fintech, Deutsche Bank

    Wolfgang Berner, CTO and Co-founder, Hawk.ai

    11:00am-12:00pm

    KNOWLEDGE SESSION

    Optimise your Financial Crime Investigations for Faster and Efficient Decision-making - Presented by Bottomline Technologies

    • Stepping away from intensive, siloed and fragmented risk views to create operational efficiencies
    • Enhancing your investigations by adopting a holistic risk view and optimise your financial crime operations teams enterprise-wide
    • Examining the latest practices with a transparent information sharing approach across community to fight financial crime

    Moderator:

    Gregory Dellas, Chief Compliance and Innovation Officer, ECOMMBX, Chair ACAMS Cyprus Chapter, Associate Fellow, RUSI

    Presenters:

    Denitsa Rebaine, CAMS, Sanctions Compliance Officer, Citibank

    Mohammad Zraiqat, Senior, Product Manager - Financial Crime Risks, Bottomline Technologies

    11:00pm-12:30pm

    Sanctions Roundtable: Implementing Escalating Russia Sanctions (By invitation only)

    This ACAMS facilitated Chatham House roundtable will be an expert-level discussion on the rapidly evolving Russia sanctions situation. It will cover aspects such as priority compliance and export control implementation aspects, operationalisation of bank account deposit limits, and public-private sector information sharing needs, particularly in relation to international efforts to target the assets of Russian elites, proxies and oligarchs.

    12:00pm-1:00pm

    Networking Luncheon

    1:00pm-2:00pm

    New and Improved: Taking on the Modern-Day Fraudster

    Fraud is not a new crime, but today’s fraudsters are way past forged signatures. Instead, post pandemic criminals are having machines do the dirty work for them by targeting online transactions and creating synthetic identities. Join this session for expert insights on how financial institutions can protect their clients from novel forms of fraud, including the use of deepfake technologies, and account takeovers via identity fraud.

    Moderator:

    Mark Turkington, Managing Director, Group Head of Transaction Monitoring Controls Risk and Compliance, HSBC Bank Plc

    Presenters:

    Carsten Helm, Head of Global Fraud, Bribery and Corruption Prevention, Commerzbank

    Jason Lane-Sellers, Director, Planning EMEA, Fraud & Identity, LexisNexis Risk Solutions

    1:00pm-2:00pm

    Changing Scope: How ESG can Fight Financial Crime

    • Integrating ESG protocols into risk management models to strengthen oversight in areas such as supply chain investigations and enhance detection of criminal activities such as corruption and trafficked labor
    • Assessing whether the methods used to launder illicit proceeds generated from wildlife trafficking in Europe are captured by existing AFC management frameworks, and how these can be improved
    • Utilising CDD and EDD to identify red flags indicative of environmental crimes, including illegal logging, mining and waste trafficking

    Moderator:

    David Clark, Senior Financial Crime Compliance SME & Change Manager, ING

    Presenters:

    Jane Alimonda, Regional Audit Director, Financial Crimes, Fraud and ESG Audit EMEA, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) 

    Alexandria Reid, Senior Global Policy Adviser, Global Witness

    Michael Zammert, Chief Compliance Officer, BlackRock Asset Management EEGA (Eastern Europe, Germany, Austria)

    1:00pm-2:00pm

    KNOWLEDGE SESSION

    Enabling a Data Driven Compliance Vision: Contextual Monitoring for Trade Based AML - Presented by Quantexa

    • Providing insight into the pioneering concept of decision intelligence within AML/CFT Programmes
    • Outlining contextual monitoring and investigation in a complex real-world example – Trade Based Money Laundering
    • Outlining key differences between rules based and contextual monitoring

    Moderator:

    Peter Oakes, Independent Director, Regulated FinTech  

    Presenters:

    Alexon Bell, Chief Product Officer, Quantexa

    Audrey Jadin, Head of Compliance Transformation, BNP Paribas

    Kaushika Ruwangalla, Global Head of Financial Crime Compliance - Trade & Receivables Finance, HSBC

    2:00pm-2:30pm

    Networking and Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall

    2:30pm-3:20pm

    Using KYC/CDD to Expose Financial Criminals

    • Identifying essential risk assessment components such as geography, client profile and products and analysing methodologies to support precise analysis
    • Using targeted data analytics derived from KYC/CDD processes to create discrete onboarding and ongoing monitoring models for high-risk entities
    • Assessing strategies to share suspect information stemming from rigorous transaction monitoring KYC/CDD measures while upholding data privacy laws

    Moderator:

    Rebecca Marriott, VP Risk and Compliance, MLRO, Tide

    Presenters:

    Charles Delingpole, CEO & Founder, ComplyAdvantage

    Luiza Jarocka, CAMS, Head of Compliance (EMEA FIU), MoneyGram International

    Anna Streuli Lippert, Head of Financial Crime Regulatory Secretariat, Danske Bank

    2:30pm-3:20pm

    Battle Stations: Europe Wages War on Bribery and Corruption

    • Reviewing the Pandora papers and the role Designated Non-Financial Businesses and Professionals (DFNBPs) played in enabling corruption
    • Linking corruption and human rights violations and how incorporating ESG objectives into your AFC programme can help prevent both
    • Exploring initiatives to strengthen the EU anti-corruption framework, including ultimate beneficial ownership (UBO) registries and the establishment of the EU Public Prosecutor’s office

    Moderator:

    Daniel Thelesklaf, Project Director, Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking (FAST) Initiative, United Nations University Centre for Policy Research (UNU-CPR)

    Presenters:

    Alexandra Belmonte, Head of Anti-Corruption, Sanctions & Export Controls, A.P. Moller – Maersk

    Jennifer Hanley-Giersch, CAMS, CAMS Audit, Managing Partner, Berlin Risk Advisors GmbH

    Nazifa Hussain, UK Head of Anti-Bribery & Corruption, Anti-Tax Evasion Facilitation and Modern Slavery, Commerzbank AG 

    2:30pm-3:30pm

    KNOWLEDGE SESSION

    Innovative Ways to Fight Financial Crime from a Technology and Policy Perspective - Presented by SAS

    • Discussing how policy frameworks can help enable innovation
    • Embarking on a journey towards innovative financial crime fighting using available technology
    • Understanding what results we can expect by deploying innovation in KYC and transaction monitoring

    Moderator:

    Frits Fraase Storm, CAMS, CGSS, Principal Financial Crime Advisor, Global Banking Compliance Team, SAS

    Presenters:

    Eduard Hovsepyan, CAMS, Anti-Money Laundering & Sanctions Policy Adviser, European Banking Federation (EBF)

    Roger Kaiser, CAMS, Senior Policy Adviser, European Banking Federation (EBF)

    Stephanie Ora, Senior Financial Crime Advisor, EMEA Fraud & Security Intelligence Team, SAS

    3:00pm-4:30pm

    AFC Roundtable: Preparing for the New Reality (By invitation only)

    Following Chatham house rules, ACAMS will bring together AFC executive leaders for a candid discussion on key industry issues including the challenges in the regulatory landscape, building and implementing a robust AFC culture and adopting automation best practices.

    3:20pm-3:50pm

    Networking and Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall

    3:50pm-4:40pm

    Russian Repercussions: Reassessing the Sanctions Risk Landscape

    • Reviewing the scope of existing sanctions programs, international priorities and future trajectory
    • Assessing how an intelligence-led approach can support detection and prevention of sanctions evasion
    • Detailing how sanctions programs have integrated risks of ‘dark money’, kleptocracy and international efforts to target oligarch assets
    • Examining the need for preparedness to evolving threats, including cyber activities, ransomware and other criminal activity

    Moderator:

    Dr Justine Walker, Global Head of Sanctions, Compliance & Risk, ACAMS

    Presenters:

    Chloe Cina, Head of Global Sanctions Advisory, Deutsche Bank

    John Smith, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP

    Alina Nedea, Head of Unit, Sanctions, Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (DG FISMA), European Commission

    4:40pm-5:10pm

    Special Presentation with Q&A

    5:10pm-5:15pm

    Closing Remarks

    5:15pm-7:00pm

    Networking Reception

    8:00am-4:00pm

    Registration Desk Open

    8:00am-4:30pm

    Exhibit Hall Open

    8:00am-9:00am

    Networking Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

    9:00am-9:30pm

    Keynote Remarks with Q&A

    Moderator:

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

    Presenter:

    David Lewis, Former Executive Secretary, Financial Action Task Force

    9:30am-10:30am

    Executive Roundtable: The Industry Responds to Regulatory Developments

    Join our anti-financial crime experts for a lively discussion as they provide practical insights and guidance on the issues discussed in the regulatory outlook panel and what keeps them up at night. This panel will address current and upcoming regulatory affairs from an industry perspective and its global and regional impact on compliance professionals and financial institutions.

    Moderator:

    Rick McDonell, Former Executive Secretary, Financial Action Task Force (FATF), Executive Director, ACAMS

    Presenters:

    Emma Hardaker, Head of Financial Crime and Compliance, Lloyd’s of London

    David Howe, Global Head, Financial Crime Compliance, Conduct and Compliance Frameworks, Standard Chartered Bank

    Jaap van der Molen, Global Head AML & Sanctions, ABN AMRO Bank N.V.

    Lora von Ploetz LL.M., Director  - Head of Global Financial Crime Unit, Commerzbank AG

    10:30am-11:00am

    Networking and Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall

    11:00am-12:00pm

    Digital Revolution: AML and the Rise of Crypto

    • Examining regional and global efforts to regulate digital currencies including the EBA’s mandate of FATF’s Travel Rule within the EU
    • Understanding the latest crypto trends including Decentralized Finance to develop oversight of transactions occurring outside of regulated institutions
    • Establishing policies, including auditing AFC controls of VASPs to mitigate risks such as illicit proceeds conversion, ICO fraud and sanctions evasion schemes

    Moderator:

    Markus Schulz, Global Deputy Head Financial Crime Compliance & Head Change Management FCC, ING

    Presenters:

    Mark Aruliah, Senior Policy Advisor, EMEA, Elliptic

    Delphine Forma, Senior Compliance Manager, Bitmex, Board Member, OpenVasp

    Erik Wilgenhof Plante, Chief Compliance Officer, PingPong

    11:00am-12:00pm

    KNOWLEDGE SESSION

    AML/CFT Regulations in the EU: The Expanding Place of Screening Controls - Presented by LexisNexis Risk Solutions

    • Examining the latest EU AML package and the key changes introduced to screening requirements
    • Understanding the various types of watchlists and their value for assessing financial crime risks and compliance
    • Reflecting on the data quality challenges for maximizing screening controls’ robustness

    Moderator:

    Sam Cousins, Senior Associate – Sanctions, Ransomware & Risk, ACAMS

    Presenters:

    Vincent Gaudel, Financial Crime Compliance Expert, LexisNexis Risk Solutions

    11:00am-11:30am

    AML INNOVATION SESSION

    Holistic Fraud and Financial Crime Case Management…Is Now Finally the Time? - Presented By Pegasystems

    • Improving investigative outcomes with a holistic approach to case management
    • Triaging smartly with multiple alerting detection engines
    • Prioritizing which manual tasks to automate for enhancing investigations

    Presenters:

    Chiara Gelmini, Director Industry Principal, Customer Risk & Due Diligence, Pegasystems

    Jason Grasso, Industry Market Lead, Customer Risk and Due Diligence, Pegasystems

    Mitchell White, CAMS, Due Diligence Lead, Santander Consumer Bank – Nordics

    12:00pm-1:00pm

    Networking Luncheon

    1:00pm-2:00pm

    A Disrupted World: Sanctions & Supply Chains

    • Analysing the impact of major sanctions related regulatory developments on international trade, supply chains and finance
    • Examining the latest developments in industrial, human rights and corruption sanctions, and their consequent impact on supply chains
    • Identifying the characteristics of an effective sanctions risk assessment to identify risk exposure through screening, data analytics, KYC & CDD

    Moderator:

    Dr Justine Walker, Global Head of Sanctions, Compliance & Risk, ACAMS

    Presenters:

    Arjun Ahluwalia, Global Trade and ESG Compliance Lead, Shell

    Alexandra Belmonte, Head of Anti-Corruption, Sanctions & Export Controls, A.P. Moller - Maersk A/S

    Allan Jorgensen, Head for Responsible Business Conduct, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development(OECD) 

    1:00pm-2:00pm

    Tech Talk: Adopting New Technologies to Boost AFC/CTF

    • Employing the use of natural language processing and machine learning to improve accuracy in beneficial ownership, PEPs, SARs and transactions data
    • Studying how pandemic-related disruptions have accelerated migration of manual AML functions such as onboarding and report generation toward efficient AI solutions
    • Conducting a case study review of how French authorities used artificial intelligence and data analytics to counter the finance of terrorism and identify transactions with ISIS ties

    Moderator:

    Jaime Prieto, CAMS, Chief Compliance Officer, Ekonoo, Board Member, Luxembourg Chapter, ACAMS

    Presenters:

    Chris Ghenne, Global Head Banking Compliance Solutions, SAS

    Nitzan Solomon, Head of Transaction Monitoring, AML & Fraud, Revolut

    Louie Vargas, CGSS, CSS, Principal Compliance Officer, Danske Bank

    1:00pm-2:00pm

    Finding Your Path to Greater AML Effectiveness - Presented By NICE Actimize

    It’s easy to say that you can drastically improve AML effectiveness but when the rubber meets the road, efforts are often impeded by poor data, inexperienced people, manual processes, and legacy technology. Join NICE Actimize for this interactive information sharing roundtable exploring a better path to AML effectiveness and how we can overcome common challenges to better fight financial crime.

    1:00pm-1:30pm

    AML INNOVATION SESSION

    Going Beyond the Mantra of AI and Machine Learning - Presented by Symphony Ayasdi

    • Combining supervised, semi supervised and unsupervised models and rules to reduce false positives and discover hidden risks
    • Discussing how systems can meet regulatory standards, including analysis of dicta from disciplinaries and speeches
    • Tailoring programs to the unique requirements of financial institutions and specific sectors such as retail banking, corporate banking and many more

    Presenter:

    Trevor Barritt, Senior Solutions Consultant, Symphony Ayasdi

    2:00pm-2:30pm

    Networking and Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall

    2:30pm-3:30pm

    What’s Next: A Conversation on the Future of FinTechs and Compliance

    The FinTech industry has changed the face of banking as we know it making it quicker and more convenient. However, the innovative sector has also presented the AML community with significant challenges. How do you regulate a product that is constantly evolving? What changes can we expect to see in the future for FinTechs? How will AML professionals handle it? Join our seasoned AML experts for a lively discussion on the future of the FinTech compliance landscape and its continued development.

    Moderator:

    Shilpa Arora, Senior Director - Anti-Financial Crime Portfolio Solutions, ACAMS

    Presenters:

    Michael Blackwell, CAMS, Compliance Manager, Coinbase

    Gregory Dellas, Chief Compliance and Innovation Officer, ECOMMBX, Chair ACAMS Cyprus Chapter, Associate Fellow, RUSI

    Stephan Niermann, Director of Group Compliance and Licensing, Group MLRO, N26 Group

    Evelin Salazar López, Head of Compliance & MLRO Europe, WorldRemit

    2:30pm-3:30pm

    Breaking Barriers: Europe Takes on Information Sharing

    • Detailing common obstacles to financial intelligence sharing in Switzerland and the EU, as well as recent initiatives to promote data exchanges
    • Analysing case studies that show the real-world impact of effective data exchanges or reveal failures, including the raid on the German FIU for its alleged failure to share suspicious activity reports with law enforcement
    • Discussing the need for EU regulatory guidance that facilitates information sharing at the domestic and international level and addresses data protection concerns

    Moderator:

    Koos Couvée, Senior Reporter, Europe, ACAMS moneylaundering.com

    Presenters:

    Rūta Bajarūnaitė, Expert, Center of Excellence in Anti-Money Laundering

    Matis Mäeker, Head, Estonian FIU, Member, MONEYVAL Bureau, Council of Europe

    Michaela Schütz, Head of International Department MROS, Bundespolizei Fedpol

    Daniel Thelesklaf, Project Director, Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking (FAST) Initiative, United Nations University Centre for Policy Research (UNU-CPR)

    2:30pm-3:00pm

    AML INNOVATION SESSION

    Harnessing Process Mining to Optimise Financial Crime Compliance - Presented by Protiviti

    • Optimising AML resources by using predictive analytics to proactively manage operational challenges
    • Uncovering hidden process deficiencies to reduce compliance costs
    • Enhancing teams’ structures using simulation of scenarios and planning

    Presenters:

    Justin Pang, Director, Risk & Compliance, Protiviti UK

    Matt Taylor, Managing Director, Protiviti UK

    2:30pm-4:00pm

    International Sanctions Compliance Task Force Meeting: Emerging Threats and Future Task Force Priorities (by invitation only)

    This meeting of the ACAMS International Sanctions Compliance Task Force will be focused on addressing emerging threats and risks in the sanctions space, such as ransomware, corruption and supply chains.

    3:30pm-4:00pm

    Networking and Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall

    4:00pm-5:00pm

    Pay Check: Managing the Compliance Risks of Alternative Payment Platforms

    • Highlighting the wider use of cryptocurrency via social media and the need for robust AFC and consumer regulations as alternative payment models evolve
    • Creating risk management strategies for new developments such as the withdrawal of cryptocurrency via payment service providers
    • Fostering collaboration between banks and new payment systems amid crypto to fiat currency conversions

    Moderator:

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

    Presenters:

    Peter Oakes, Independent Director, Regulated FinTech

    Elena Martinova, CAMS, Director of Crypto Center of Excellence, Swedbank

    Erik Wilgenhof Plante, Chief Compliance Officer, PingPong

    5:00pm-5:05pm

    Closing Remarks

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

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