AML & Financial Crime Conference


DATE: 13th February 2020
TIME: 08:30 – 17:30
LOCATION: Westin Dragonara, St. Julian’s

 

PRICE: €125 (excl. VAT)
CPE HOURS: 6.5

 

The road to meaningful reform

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

The central theme of the event was 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.

 

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 – Director of Financial Crime Policy (Government of Guernsey)

Panel Discussion

Moderated by Richard Walker – Director of Financial Crime Policy (Government of Guernsey).

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 – Head of Legal Affairs (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 – Senior Lawyer (Office of the Attorney General); Senior Representative from the Asset Recovery Bureau; Senior Representative from the Malta Police Force

14:45 – 15:00

 

Private / Public Partnerships

Richard Walker – Director of Financial Crime Policy (Government of Guernsey)

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); Joseph Attard – Head of Compliance and AML (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 –Manager Guidance and Outreach – 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 (Estate Agents Section of the Malta Developers Association); Dr Clinton Bellizzi – President (Notarial Council)

17:15 – 17:30 Closing Remarks and Takeaways

 

Event Photos:

Dr Manfred Galdes & Prof Edward Scicluna at AML Conference  

Dr Manfred Galdes at AML Conference   Prof Edward Scicluna at AML Conference

 

AML Conference   Panel Discussion at our AML Conference

Event Video:

Post-Conference Press Release

 

 

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