ACAMS 6th Annual AML & Financial Crime Conference - Canada

Oct 31, 2018 ‐ Nov 1, 2018

In today’s global compliance landscape, anti-financial crime professionals face a complex and ever-evolving environment where they continue adapting to address and keep up with new AML challenges. This year’s conference will explore a myriad of topics, including real estate and mortgage fraud, the rapidly evolving marijuana legislation, the next generation of payment systems, cryptocurrencies and AML’s emerging technologies. Join us in Toronto and get ahead of the future of AML.

Standard: $595.00


Welcome Remarks Welcome Remarks

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Welcome Remarks

Oct 31, 2018 8:30am ‐ Oct 31, 2018 8:40am

Identification: WED01

  • Kieran Beer, CAMS, Director of Editorial Content, ACAMS

Keynote AddressKeynote Address

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Keynote Address

Oct 31, 2018 8:40am ‐ Oct 31, 2018 9:10am

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Regulatory Roundtable: Assessing the Latest Regulatory and Policy Updates, Compliance Trends and Hot Topics

Oct 31, 2018 9:10am ‐ Oct 31, 2018 10:25am

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  • Reviewing key points from the Parliamentary Review of the “Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist Financing Regime.”
  • Discussing regulatory updates from theDepartment of Finance, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) and FINTRAC
  • Highlighting new approaches on how the Department of Finance and Regulators to engage with the private sector

  • Kieran Beer, CAMS, Director of Editorial Content, ACAMS

Reviewing Examination Trends and Developing Preparation Strategies Based on Guidance from FINTRAC

Oct 31, 2018 10:55am ‐ Oct 31, 2018 12:10pm

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  • Understanding the evolution of FINTRAC’s Examinations and Administrative Monetary Penalties Programs
    • The assessment approach and methods FINTRAC uses during its examinations
    • Update on FINTRAC’s new approach for penalty calculations
  • Developing strategies to prepare for examinations including conducting process walkthroughs and performing detailed, sample-based effectiveness testing

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Navigating the Rapidly Evolving Marijuana Legislative and Regulatory Landscape and Compliance Risks

Oct 31, 2018 1:25pm ‐ Oct 31, 2018 2:40pm

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  • Identifying key points in the new Cannabis Act, Bill C-45, such as the establishment of classes of registration including selling, transporting, distributing, delivering, testing, producing and advertising of cannabis
  • Understanding what marijuana legalization means for global cross-border transactions with the U.S. and other nations
  • Adapting risk assessments, transactional review policies and suspicious transaction monitoring programs to effectively manage the risks of the marijuana industry
  • Identifying marijuana challenges in varied provincial regulations, including a ban on home-grown cannabis

  • Kieran Beer, CAMS, Director of Editorial Content, ACAMS

Developing Policies, Procedures and Models to Identify and Combat Emerging Financial Crime Threats

Oct 31, 2018 3:10pm ‐ Oct 31, 2018 4:25pm

Identification: WED08

  • Identifying emerging financial crime threats, including cyber fraud, ransomware and hacking schemes
  • Detailing practical strategies and tools to counter evolving financing methods used by terrorists
  • Assessing current compliance issues and updates for Designated Non-Financial Businesses and Professions (DNFBPs)
  • Examining recent case studies and typologies to determine applicable lessons for mitigating emerging financial crime threats and risks

  • Rick McDonell, Executive Director, Former Executive Secretary, ACAMS, Financial Action Task Force (FATF)
  • Shannon Brazil, Cybercrime Investigation Team, RCMP
  • Jessica Davis, Insight Threat Intelligence Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), President and Principal Consultant Former Senior Intelligence Analysis
  • Cameron Field, Manager of Strategic Initiatives Enterprise AML Office, BMO Financial Group

Closing RemarksClosing Remarks

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Closing Remarks

Oct 31, 2018 4:25pm ‐ Oct 31, 2018 4:30pm

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Opening RemarksOpening Remarks

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Opening Remarks

Nov 1, 2018 8:25am ‐ Nov 1, 2018 8:40am

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  • Kieran Beer, CAMS, Director of Editorial Content, ACAMS

Special PresentationSpecial Presentation

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Special Presentation

Nov 1, 2018 8:40am ‐ Nov 1, 2018 9:05am

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  • Kieran Beer, CAMS, Director of Editorial Content, ACAMS
  • Nicholas Burbridge, F.C.I.S., Owner, Nicolas Burbidge AML Consulting Corporation
  • Rick McDonell, Executive Director, Former Executive Secretary, ACAMS, Financial Action Task Force (FATF)

Effectively Partnering and Collaborating with Law Enforcement and Government Agencies

Nov 1, 2018 9:10am ‐ Nov 1, 2018 10:25am

Identification: THU03

  • Leveraging investigative resources when filing STRs, facilitating information sharing and collaborating with law enforcement and government agencies to investigate and resolve alerts
  • Assessing practical strategies to ensure your cyber-related STR production process addresses law enforcement needs
  • Reviewing AML and financial crime initiatives such as Project Guardian (anti-fentanyl/opioid trafficking) and Project Protect (anti-human trafficking)
  • Detailing actual cases with successful partnership results, as well as initiatives in public-private partnerships, including romance scams/fraud and the opioid crisis

  • Joseph Mari, CAMS, Senior Manager, Major Investigations - AML FIU, BMO Financial Group
  • Lepa Jankovic, CAMS, Sensitive and International Investigations, National Division, Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • Deanna Pacitti, Head, Financial Crime Threat Mitigation, HSBC Bank Canada
  • Diane Wehner, Special Agent, Criminal Investigative Division, FBI