AML & Financial Crime Conference


DATE: 13th February 2020

TIME: 08:30 – 17:30

LOCATION: Westin Dragonara, St. Julian’s

PRICE: €125 (excl. VAT)

 

 

The road to meaningful reform

ARQ Group and the Malta Bankers’ Association will be organising a full day AML/CFT and Financial Crime Conference in Malta.

The central theme of the event will be the action being taken following the publication of the recent MONEYVAL report, together with other topical subjects such as effective de-risking,
correspondent relationships and terrorism financing.

We have confirmed an impressive line-up of speakers, including the Deputy Chair of MONEYVAL, international anti-financial crime experts who will provide an analysis of the MONEYVAL report,
heads of regulatory authorities, policy makers and sector representatives.

 

Highlights

 

Agenda

 

08:30 – 09:00

 

Registration & Coffee

 

09:00 – 09:05

 

 

Introduction

Dr Manfred Galdes – Managing Partner (ARQ Group)

 

09:05 – 09:20

 

 

Address by the Minister for Finance

Prof Edward Scicluna – Minister for Finance and Financial Services

 

09:20 – 09:45

 

 

The banks, as guardians against financial crime and of Malta’s reputation

Marcel Cassar – Chairman (Malta Bankers’ Association)

 

09:45 – 11:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MONEYVAL 5th Round Evaluation of Malta – Focus on supervision, financial institutions & DNFBPs

Overview of Findings

Richard Walker – Vice-Chair of MONEYVAL

Panel Discussion

Moderated by Richard Walker – Vice-Chair of MONEYVAL.

  • Alfred Camilleri – Chairperson of the National Coordination Committee on Combating Money Laundering and Funding of Terrorism
  • Joseph Attard – Head of Compliance and AML (Malta Gaming Authority)
  • Dr Alexander Mangion – Senior Legal and International Relations Manager (Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit)
  • Dr Michael Xuereb – Senior Advisor (Malta Financial Services Authority)

 

11:00 – 11:30

 

Networking Break

 

11:30 – 12:00

 

 

Terrorism Financing – The threat we tend to ignore

Yehuda Shaffer – International AML / CFT Expert

 

12:00 – 12:45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Correspondent Banking Relationships: Are the banks causing or suffering hardship?

Panel Discussion

Moderated by Karol Gabarretta – General Secretary (Malta Bankers’ Association)

  • Rick Hunkin – Chief Executive Officer (Bank of Valletta plc)
  • Jane Estey – Head of Financial Crime Compliance (HSBC Malta plc)
  • Dr Anthony Abela Medici – Commissioner for Voluntary Organisations
  • Fabio Axisa – President (Malta Institute of Accountants)
  • Enrico Bradamante – Chairman (iGEN)

 

12:45 – 13:45

 

Lunch

 

13:45 – 14:45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MONEYVAL 5th Round Evaluation of Malta – Focus on Law Enforcement

Overview of Findings 

Yehuda Shaffer – International AML / CFT Expert

Panel Discussion

Moderated by Dr Manfred Galdes – Managing Partner (ARQ Group)

  • Alfred Zammit – Deputy Director (Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit)
  • Yehuda Shaffer – International AML / CFT Expert
  • Dr Elaine Mercieca Rizzo – Officer of the Attorney General (TBC)
  • Judge Joseph David Camilleri – Chairperson of the Asset Recovery Bureau (TBC)
  • Senior Representative of the Malta Police Force

 

14:45 – 15:00

 

 

Private / Public Partnerships

Richard Walker – Vice-Chair of MONEYVAL

 

15:00 – 15:30

 

Networking Break

 

15:30 – 16:30

 

 

 

 

 

Regulatory Updates

  • Marianne Scicluna – Chief Officer Supervision (Malta Financial Services Authority)
  • Alfred Zammit – Deputy Director (Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit)
  • Heathcliff Farrugia – Chief Executive Officer (Malta Gaming Authority)
  • Dr Helga Buttigieg Debono – Executive Head of the National Coordinating Committee on Combating Money Laundering and Funding of Terrorism
16:30 – 17:15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Practical Challenges Being Faced by DNFBPs

Panel Discussion

Moderated by Clara Borg Bonaci – Senior Officer of Legal Affairs (Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit)

  • Dr Wayne Pisani – President (Malta Institute of Financial Service Practitioners)
  • George DeBrincat – Council Member (Malta Remote Gaming Council
  • Lucienne Pace Ross – Assurance Partner (PwC)
  • Dr Louis de Gabriele – President (Malta Chamber of Advocates)
  • Douglas Salt – President (Federation of Estate Agents)
  • Dr Clinton Bellizzi – President (Notarial Council)

 

17:15 – 17:30

 

Closing Remarks and Takeaways

 

 

 

 

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