ACAMS Las Vegas Conference

October 11 - October 13, 2022
ARIA Resort & Casino
15 +ACAMS Credits

    Effective, Efficient, Empowered

     

    As if 2021 wasn’t challenging enough, 2022 has tested AML and Anti-Financial Crime professionals like never before — a trend certain to continue. From expansive sanctions following Russia’s Ukraine invasion, to the explorable rise of FinTech and crypto, to shifting regulatory demands such as FinCEN’s national priorities, today’s AML requires new knowledge, new strategies — and constant reinvention.

     

    The ACAMS 21st Annual AML & Anti-Financial Crime Conference - Las Vegas shows how. From Oct. 11-13, ACAMS Las Vegas is the epicenter of the vast and dynamic anti-financial crime community, drawing attendees from — and leaders of — the banking, FinTech, law enforcement and regulatory sectors.

     

    At this high-powered conference the risks and rewards of innovations like blockchain are dissected. The practical AML benefits of tools such as artificial intelligence are detailed. Investigators from law enforcement share case studies. Thought leaders from the public and private sectors deliberate on enhancing collaboration to more effectively fight financial crime.

     

    Clearly, today’s AML has more risks — and more solutions — than ever before. Learn about both at ACAMS Las Vegas 2022.

    Las Vegas by the numbers

    100+

    expert speakers

    90 days

    of on-demand recordings 

    21

    ACAMS Credits*

    * ACAMS members automatically receive up to 21 ACAMS credits for attending this event; 15 credits for the main conference, 3 credits (up to 6) for each pre-conference workshop, or 6 credits for the CAMS Live Preparation Seminar. The pre-conference training day is only applicable to the in-person event.

    Top Sessions

    What We Do and Don’t Know About Regulating Crypto
    Ukraine and You: Strategies to Comply With Sanctions Against Russia
    Asked and Answered: A Guide to Inter-Institutional Information Sharing Using 314(b) Requests
    The Innovators’ Dilemma: Creating AML Frameworks for FinTech’s Unique Risks

    Program

    8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

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

    8:00 AM – 7:30 PM

    Main Conference Registration Desk Open

    9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    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 salesrequests@acams.org.
     

    Instructor:

    Kevin Sullivan, CAMS, President, The AML Training Academy and Advisory LLC

    9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    Workshop A - Justice League: How FIs, Law Enforcement and Prosecutors Unite to Fight Crime

    From SAR filings to filing charges, investigating cases or arguing them in court, fighting financial crime requires collaboration, with financial institutions, law enforcement and prosecutors playing complementary and mutually supportive roles. This workshop brings each of these vital constituencies to the table, providing an inside look at how this complex process works, sharing insights that attendees can put to practical professional use. Workshop leaders will walk attendees through subjects such as strengthening SAR narratives, best practices for conducting law enforcement investigations and how prosecutors leverage financial data when preparing for trial. Then, attendees will engage in interactive group exercises such as conducting mock interviews, assembling evidence and preparing to testify. Join this expert-led workshop to gain a comprehensive understanding of how, when it comes to AML, there are many players — and one team.

    Key Areas Covered

    • Identifying best practices to optimize SARs and supporting documents in assisting post-filing processes such as law enforcement investigations and preparation for indictment or trials
    • Examining pre-trial procedures of law enforcement and prosecution to detail processes such as mapping legal strategy and anticipating potential counter-arguments of defense counsel
    • Conducting group exercises and presenting findings to gain perspectives on processes and roles of financial institutions, law enforcement and prosecutors in countering financial crime

    Who Should Attend

    • AML/BSA Specialists
    • Risk Managers
    • Compliance Officers
    • SAR Review Team Members
    • Law Enforcement Investigators
    • Legal Advisors
    • Prosecutors
    • Regulators
    12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

    Workshop B Check-in (Separate registration required)

    1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

    Workshop B

    5:00 PM – 5:30 PM

    ACAMS First-Time Attendee Orientation

    5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

    Welcome Reception

    8:45 AM – 5:15 PM

    Virtual Doors Open

    8:00 AM – 5:15 PM

    Registration Desk Open

    8:00 AM – 5:15 PM

    Exhibit Hall Open

    8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

    Networking Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

    9:00 AM – 9:10 AM

    Welcome Remarks

    Scott Liles, President and Managing Director, ACAMS

    9:10 AM – 9:40 AM

    Keynote Address with Q&A

    9:10 AM – 9:40 AM

    PANEL DISCUSSION

    Regulatory Trends Roundtable

    • Examining regulatory initiatives such as FinCEN National Priorities and AMLA to detail shifting compliance expectations and outline appropriate responses by affected institutions
    • Analyzing regulatory trends for non-bank entities including FinTech, crypto and NFTs to identify potential systemic AML risks and review potential regulatory resolutions
    • Reviewing progress of effectiveness standard to assess achievement of regulatory goals and outline ramifications such as accelerated transition toward tech-driven AML systems 

    Moderator:

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

    11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

    Networking Break in Exhibit Hall

    11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

    Special Presentation with Q&A

    12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

    Networking Lunch for Main Conference Attendees

    12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

    AML Knowledge Luncheon

    CONCURRENT SESSIONS

    1:15 PM – 2:15 PM

    FINTECH

    What We Do and Don’t Know About Regulating Crypto

    • Reviewing President Biden’s executive order on digital assets to discern potential regulatory issues and responses such as mitigating systemic risks exploring a US CBDC
    • Comparing potential benefits of regulation such as greater stability and acceptance vs. risks such as stymied innovation and migration of crypto activity to less-regulated jurisdictions
    • Surveying jurisdictions initiatives to regulate crypto and detailing FATF’s guidance on a risk-based approach to virtual assets to assess global challenges for standardizing oversight 
    1:15 PM – 2:15 PM

    REGULATORY TRENDS

    Asked and Answered: A Guide to Inter-Institutional Info Sharing Using 314(b) Requests

    • Detailing requirements to utilize 314(b) safe harbor provisions such as prior FinCEN notification, designating 314(b) contacts and creating policies to safeguard shared information
    • Reviewing key components of effective information requests such as detailed entity identification, reason for inquiry and relevant data such as suspicious transaction timelines
    • Analyzing practical benefits of 314(b) exchanges such as enhancing risk assessments, strengthening investigations and supporting SAR filing or account exiting decisions

    Presenters:

    Monique L. Johnson, CAMS, CAMS-Audit, Audit Project Manager – Regulatory Compliance, U.S. Bank

    Dan Stipano, Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

    1:15 PM – 2:15 PM

    SANCTIONS

    Sanctioned Strategies for Strengthening Sanctions Compliance

    • Quantifying sanctions risks in areas such as business lines, geographic footprint and PEP exposure to prioritize institutional vulnerabilities and needs are resourced appropriately
    • Assembling required IT such as AI-driven analytics and machine learning to achieve proficiency in areas such as SDN/OFAC screening, sanctions evasion detection and alert triage
    • Reviewing recent developments such as OFAC’s guidance on sanctions compliance for virtual currencies and first sanction of a crypto mixer to detail and anticipate emerging trends
    1:15 PM – 2:15 PM

    FRAUD & INVESTIGATION

    Protect Your Elders: Fighting Financial Abuse of Seniors and Vulnerable Populations

    • Partnering with law enforcement, social service agencies and community organizations to develop staff awareness of elder fraud risks such as romance or Social Security scams
    • Formalizing monitoring protocols for at-risk populations to detect and escalate red flags such as power-of-attorney changes or atypical financial transfers for caregivers or relatives
    • Formalizing SAR filing systems for suspected elder financial exploitation and regularly reviewing guidance of FinCEN, CFPB and others to keep EFE prevention protocols robust
    1:15 PM – 2:15 PM

    KNOWLEDGE SESSION

    1:15 PM – 2:15 PM

    KNOWLEDGE SESSION

    1:15 PM – 1:45 PM

    CONFERENCE INTERACTIONS

    1:50 PM – 2:20 PM

    CONFERENCE INTERACTIONS

    2:15 PM – 2:45 PM

    Networking Break in Exhibit Hall

    CONCURRENT SESSIONS

    2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

    FINTECH

    The Innovators’ Dilemma: Creating AML Frameworks for FinTech’s Unique Risks

    • Conducting organizational risk assessment to detail discrete challenges of FinTech entities such as client verification, high-speed transactions and evolving regulatory landscapes
    • Developing written AML controls with components such as designated BSA officers, alert responses and SAR filing protocols to establish expectations for compliance discipline
    • Engaging stakeholders in areas such as training on regulatory expectations and AML to embed a culture of compliance that incentivizes both innovation and risk-based decisioning

    Presenters:

    James A. Candelmo, CAMS, Chief BSA, AML Sanctions Officer, PNC

    Nicole Kitowski, CAMS, Chief Risk Officer, Executive Vice President, Associated Bank

    2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

    PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS

    Leveraging Public/Private Partnerships to Counter the Financing of Cyber Terrorism

    • Outlining ways emerging technologies such as Web3, the metaverse and alternative social media platforms can be weaponized by hacktivists and rogue states to facilitate cyber terrorism
    • Surveying how tech developments such as DeFi and the Dark Web enable anonymous and pseudonymous transfers and impede identifying and investigating terrorist financing flows
    • Analyzing public/private partnerships and initiatives such as information sharing to detail best practices for working jointly to detect and disrupt funding for cyber terrorists and extremists
    2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

    SANCTIONS

    Uncharted Waters: Navigating Unique Sanctions Risks of Supply Chain Disruption

    • Detailing sanctions risks tied to supply chain disruptions such as changes in suppliers or trade routes to mitigate issues such as transactions with prohibited entities or jurisdictions
    • Analyzing indirect risks such as violations of OFAC;s 50% rule to develop beneficial owner controls and ensure at-risk clients include sanctions screening in procurement practices
    • Outlining sanctions trends such as individuals involved in alleged human rights abuses in China’s Xinjang province to highlight obscure risks tied to trade with banned persons
    2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

    DATA MANAGEMENT

    Conduct Unbecoming: Can Behavioral Analytics Help Fight Financial Crime?

    • Analyzing how behavioral analytics strengths in areas such as targeting anomalous activity, reducing false positives and predicting criminal threats to identify AML applications
    • Understanding limitations and potential risks in an AML context such as algorithmic bias and data security to preserve client privacy and confidentiality of information
    • Converging behavioral analytics with legacy rules-based systems to create hybrid systems that leverage value of both models in detecting and disrupting criminal activity

    Moderator:

    Clyde Langley, Vice President, Fraud Risk Management, Financial Crimes Risk Management, Charles Schwab

    2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

    KNOWLEDGE SESSION

    2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

    KNOWLEDGE SESSION

    2:45 PM – 3:15 PM

    CONFERENCE INTERACTIONS

    3:20 PM – 3:50 PM

    CONFERENCE INTERACTIONS

    3:45 PM – 4:15 PM

    Networking Break in Exhibit Hall

    CONCURRENT SESSIONS

    4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

    FINTECH

    Blockchain Reactions: Managing Financial Crime Risks of Distributed Ledgers

    • Charting growing blockchain-driven developments such as NFTs and Decentralized Finance to identify defenses for unique risks such as fraud and lack of intermediary oversight
    • Adapting KYC/CDD and monitoring to mitigate unique risks of VASPs and crypto assets such as potential roles involving illicit fiat conversions and ransomware schemes
    • Developing response plans for crypto alerts such as corroborating KYC/CDD data and deploying blockchain forensics to resolve red flags such as potential terrorist financing activity
    4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

    PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS

    Rock SARs: Law Enforcement SAR Review Teams, Harmonious Public/Private Partnering

    • Explaining processes of law enforcement SAR review teams to detail benefits of multi-agency analysis of suspicious activity reports such as identifying those meriting greater scrutiny
    • Utilizing SAR review teams to foster proactive outreach to financial sector through SAR feedback, addressing common challenges and detailing data most useful to law enforcement
    • Evaluating current trends and typologies emerging from SAR team reviews and detailing best practices for producing SAR narratives of optimal value to law enforcement investigators

    Presenter:

    James A. Candelmo, CAMS, Chief BSA, AML Sanctions Officer, PNC

    4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

    COMMUNITY BANK SPOTLIGHT

    Community Institution Focus: Mitigating Risks of Banking Higher-Risk Clients

    • Consulting with business lines and senior management to develop risk appetite standards and identify potential opportunities involving high-risk entities or sectors
    • Developing controls for onboarding and managing high-risk entities such as enhanced due diligence, client transparency requirements and regular reviews to keep risk profiles current
    • Formalizing alert escalation and investigation protocols to ensure conformity with risk tolerances and take additional actions such as SAR filing or accounting exiting as warranted

    Presenters:

    Victor R. Cardona, CAMS, Senior Vice President, BSA Officer, Golden State Bank

    Monique L. Johnson, CAMS, CAMS-Audit, Audit Project Manager – Regulatory Compliance, U.S. Bank

    4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

    DATA MANAGEMENT

    AML Data: Quality Is Job 1

    • Conducting data quality assessment of for key compliance stakeholders to identify and rectify issues such as inadequate information, systemic duplication and false alert proliferation
    • Establishing controls for assessing quality of externally acquired data to ensure accuracy, determine potential limitations and define its role in achieving AML objectives
    • Creating management protocols such as naming data stewards and collaborating with business lines and IT leaders to ensure ongoing monitoring and maintenance of data quality

    Presenter:

    Nicole Kitowski, CAMS, Chief Risk Officer, Executive Vice President, Associated Bank

    4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

    KNOWLEDGE SESSION

    4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

    KNOWLEDGE SESSION

    4:15 PM – 4:45 PM

    CONFERENCE INTERACTIONS

    4:15 PM – 4:45 PM

    CONFERENCE INTERACTIONS

    6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

    Networking Cocktail Reception

    8:45 AM – 5:15 PM

    Virtual Doors Open

    8:00 AM – 5:15 PM

    Registration Desk Open

    8:00 AM – 6:15 PM

    Exhibit Hall Open

    8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

    Networking Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

    GENERAL SESSIONS

    9:00 AM – 9:20 AM

    Opening Remarks and ACAMS Awards Ceremony

    9:20 AM – 9:50 AM

    Fireside Chat with Q&A

    9:50 AM – 10:40 AM

    Special Presentation: Chatting with the Chiefs

    Moderator:

    Lauren Kohr, Senior Director, AML-Americas, ACAMS

    10:40 AM – 11:10 AM

    Networking Break in Exhibit Hall

    11:10 AM – 12:00 PM

    PANEL DISCUSSION

    12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

    Networking Lunch for Main Conference Attendees

    12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

    AML Knowledge Luncheon

    CONCURRENT SESSIONS

    1:15 PM – 2:15 PM

    FINANCIAL CRIME CASE STUDIES

    Crypto-Cons: Analyzing Typologies of Recent Virtual Currency Criminal Cases

    • Reviewing how crypto trading platform BitMEX utilized lax AML and assistance in obscuring client identities to enable transactions with darknet markets and unregistered MSBs
    • Detailing alleged methods of Ilya Lichtenstein and Heather Morgan such as “chain-hopping” bitcoin and high-volume automated trading to launder proceeds stolen from Bitfinex
    • Examining investigative procedures of law enforcement such as decryption of virtual currency wallets and blockchain forensics to identify evolving anti-financial crime practices
    1:15 PM – 2:15 PM

    REGULATORY TRENDS

    AMLA 2020 Vision: Clear-Eyed Insights on the Impact of the AML Act of 2020

    • Evaluating progress of AMLA objectives such as enhancing effectiveness of anti-financial crime efforts through initiatives such as greater information sharing and PPPs
    • Examining development status of beneficial ownership registry to details its potential — and challenges — in combatting financial crimes such as laundering proceeds of corruption
    • Reviewing practical implications of AMLA’s regulatory mandate to foster use of “innovative methods, processes and new technologies” to enhance compliance with BSA

    Presenter:

    Dan Stipano, Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

    1:15 PM – 2:15 PM

    TECH TRENDS

    AML Nonstop: How Perpetual KYC Can Strengthen Oversight

    • Detailing concept of Perpetual KYC to highlight benefits of tech-driven systems such as enhanced efficiencies of labor and capital and robust detection and resolution of AML red flags
    • Analyzing key elements of PKYC such as acquiring staff expertise, clarifying desired outcomes and vetting potential vendors to ensure support of risk appetites and tolerances
    • Developing conversion plan to establish system management structures, ensure staff training across enterprise and facilitate cohesive and effective transition to PKYC oversight

    Moderator:

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

    1:15 PM – 2:15 PM

    MSB

    Making Change: MSB Compliance Strategies for the New Era of Financial Services

    • Reviewing recent MSB industry report on AML/CTF to analyze best practices in areas such as business-specific risk assessment/management, internal controls and staff training
    • Analyzing CSBS’s Model Money Transmission Modernization Act to detail regulatory trends in areas such as multi-state harmonization of MSB licensing, regulation and supervision
    • Utilizing AML tools such as formalized internal information sharing to strengthen illicit activity detection, assist law enforcement agencies and facilitate stronger banking relationships
    1:15 PM – 2:15 PM

    KNOWLEDGE SESSION

    1:15 PM – 2:15 PM

    KNOWLEDGE SESSION

    1:15 PM – 1:45 PM

    CONFERENCE INTERACTIONS

    Connection Corner

    Want to expand your professional network? Then join like-minded colleagues at this networking session. Connection Corner brings together members of specific niches from across the highly diverse AML universe for contact creation, casual conversation and informal exchanging of ideas and interests. There’s no agenda, and the sole learning goal is the names of new friends. Meet them at Connection Corner.

    1:45 PM – 2:15PM

    CONFERENCE INTERACTIONS

    Connection Corner

    Want to expand your professional network? Then join like-minded colleagues at this networking session. Connection Corner brings together members of specific niches from across the highly diverse AML universe for contact creation, casual conversation and informal exchanging of ideas and interests. There’s no agenda, and the sole learning goal is the names of new friends. Meet them at Connection Corner.

    2:15 PM – 2:45 PM

    Networking Break in Exhibit Hall

    CONCURRENT SESSIONS

    2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

    ALTERNATIVE PAYMENTS

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    2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

    PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS

    Left of Boom” Public/Private Partnerships: Beating Criminal Typologies to the Punch

    • Applying law enforcement’s “left of boom” concept to enhance usage of tools such as 314(a) and (b) and spur cross-sector sharing of emerging risks revealed in threat assessments
    • Employing “left of typology” methods at PPPs to hinder criminal typology development with near real-time sharing of intelligence and financial information and proactive monitoring
    • Addressing challenges in operationalizing PPPs such as cultural, technological and reputational barriers to create governance frameworks that meet all legal and regulatory dictates
    2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

    TECH TRENDS

    Tech It To the Next Level: Using AI, Machine Learning and Other Tools To Strengthen AML

    • Analyzing strengths and limitations of various advanced technologies such as natural language processing and negative news screening to identify potential roles in AML oversight
    • Assessing risk management priorities and complexities in areas such as beneficial ownership and sanctions to ensure selected tech solutions are appropriate and cost-effective
    • Formalizing staff training of new technologies and conducting post-integration audits to verify quality of results and detect and correct systemic deficiencies as warranted

    Moderator:

    Clyde Langley, Vice President, Fraud Risk Management, Financial Crimes Risk Management, Charles Schwab

    2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

    DATA MANAGEMENT

    Data-Driven AML Systems: The Right Information Makes the Strongest Foundation

    • Identifying data requirements and crafting data management models to design metrics-based AML systems that enhance threat identification and reduce alert response times
    • Utilizing data-driven analytics and other technologies to more efficiently perform AML functions such as manual risk assessments and minimize friction points in compliance systems
    • Incorporating responses for data-generated alerts and threats into controls to optimize value of data-based systems while meeting regulatory expectations for AML effectiveness
    2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

    KNOWLEDGE SESSION

    2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

    KNOWLEDGE SESSION

    2:45 PM – 3:15 PM

    CONFERENCE INTERACTIONS

    Connection Corner

    Want to expand your professional network? Then join like-minded colleagues at this networking session. Connection Corner brings together members of specific niches from across the highly diverse AML universe for contact creation, casual conversation and informal exchanging of ideas and interests. There’s no agenda, and the sole learning goal is the names of new friends. Meet them at Connection Corner.

    3:15 PM – 3:45 PM

    CONFERENCE INTERACTIONS

    Connection Corner

    Want to expand your professional network? Then join like-minded colleagues at this networking session. Connection Corner brings together members of specific niches from across the highly diverse AML universe for contact creation, casual conversation and informal exchanging of ideas and interests. There’s no agenda, and the sole learning goal is the names of new friends. Meet them at Connection Corner.

    3:45 PM – 4:15 PM

    Networking Break in Exhibit Hall

    CONCURRENT SESSIONS

    4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

    NON-BANK INSTITUTIONS

    Pay to Play: Game Plans for Tackling Risk Management Issues of Sports Betting

    • Surveying sports betting following Supreme Court’s PASPA decision to detail AML issues such discordant state regimes, new gambling products and rapid sectoral growth
    • Identifying risks of online and app-based sports betting such as fraud and illicit funds conversion to identify AML solutions such as enhanced onboarding, KYC and monitoring
    • Analyzing gaming trends such as esports growth, bitcoin betting and memorabilia NFTs to anticipate AML challenges for sports betting going forward and develop pro-active oversight
    4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

    PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS

    Two-for-One Deal? Organizing Public/Private Partnerships to Combat Organized Retail Crime

    • Charting Organized Theft Group actors such as boosters, fences and diverters and detail benefits of collective actions by law enforcement, retailers and FIs such as information sharing initiatives
    • Analyzing PPP case studies such as Operation King of Thieves for best practices in areas such as awareness training, curating useful data for law enforcement and filing SARs with targeted key words
    • Detailing the nexus between ORC illicit proceeds and transnational crimes such as human trafficking, narcotics smuggling and terrorism to strengthen oversight and investigations going forward
    4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

    TECH TRENDS

    Chapter and Verse on Web3 and the Metaverse: Fighting Financial Crime Risks

    • Outlining Web3 and metaverse basics to detail risks such as ID theft, hacking, fraud and oversight challenges including pseudonymity, nascent regulation and lack of intermediaries
    • Surveying global efforts to mitigate Web3 and metaverse risks in areas such as trade-based money laundering, sanctions evasion and potential terrorist financing schemes
    • Reviewing potential Web3 opportunities for countering financial crime through activity such as network activity monitoring, digital forensics and enhanced data auditing
    4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

    DATA MANAGEMENT

    Seeing the Big Picture: How Data Visualization Can Strengthen AML

    • Reviewing how data visualization translates information into graphical representations to detail uses in AML such as enhancing detection of suspicious trends, patterns or activities
    • Building linear narratives from data visualization that enhances comprehension of information and facilitates collective vision of risk mitigation issues, goals and solutions
    • Understanding concepts such as data ingestion and structuring to ensure visualization is comprehensive and supports AML needs and functions of constituencies across enterprise
    4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

    KNOWLEDGE SESSION

    4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

    KNOWLEDGE SESSION

    5:15 PM – 6:15 PM

    Networking Cocktail Reception

    8:45 AM – 12:00 PM

    Virtual Doors Open

    8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

    Registration Desk Open

    8:00 AM – 11:10 AM

    Exhibit Hall Open

    8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

    Networking Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

    9:00 AM - 9:10 AM

    Opening Remarks

    GENERAL SESSIONS

    9:10 AM – 9:40 AM

    Special Presentation with Q&A

    9:40 AM – 10:40 AM

    Late Edition with ACAMS: The Newest News Compliance Professionals Can Use

    As ACAMS members know, there are no slow news days in the AML world. But the reality is, the Las Vegas program is published months before the event itself — and a lot can happen in the interim. So we’ve saved this spot, to provide up-to-the-minute coverage of AML topics so hot, and compliance news so fresh, it hasn’t even happened yet. 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.

    10:40 AM – 11:10 AM

    Networking Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

    11:10 AM – 12:10 PM

    Ukraine and You: Strategies to Comply With Sanctions Against Russia

    • Surveying sanctions against Russia to identify affected products, people, entities and transactions and conducting an institutional risk assessment to identify potential vulnerabilities
    • Ensuring screening systems capture frequent SDN changes and performing EDD and beneficial owner reviews to identify at-risk entities such as relatives of sanctioned persons
    • Reviewing FinCEN alert on potential sanctions evasion schemes such as illicit use of CVCs or transfers from at-risk jurisdictions to detect, resolve and report suspicious activities
    12:10 PM – 12:20 PM

    Closing Remarks

    Speakers & Task Force

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    Workshops can be added to your purchase by emailing info@acams.org. 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 and workshops separately. 

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    Each year during the Las Vegas Conference, we acknowledge outstanding ACAMS members that have made considerable contributions to our community. Our award winners are the innovative thinkers and problem solvers of the world, and we are honored to be able to recognize them!

     

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