ACAMS 7th Annual AML & Financial Crime Conference - Canada

Oct 23, 2019 ‐ Oct 24, 2019

Mastering the New World of AML

As criminals increasingly exploit tools such as the Dark Web and cryptocurrencies, and AML oversight is transformed by innovations such as artificial intelligence and data analytics, Canadian compliance specialists must acquire new skills and knowledge to stay ahead of the trends transforming their profession. On 23–24 October 2019, join over 450 anti-financial crime and AML experts from both the public and private sectors to examine Canadian-specific compliance challenges, and share expert insights on meeting regulatory expectations and serving institutional interests in an era of constant and transformative change.

Earn up to 18 CAMS credits at the conference: 12 credits for the main conference and 6 CAMS credits for the examination preparation seminar.

Standard: $595.00


Welcome Remarks iconWelcome Remarks

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Welcome Remarks

Oct 23, 2019 8:30am ‐ Oct 23, 2019 8:40am

Identification: WED01

Keynote Address iconKeynote Address

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Keynote Address

Oct 23, 2019 8:40am ‐ Oct 23, 2019 9:10am

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  • Timea E. Nagy, MSM, National Bestselling Author, CEO, Timea’s Cause

AML Roundtable: Insights on the Latest AML & Industry Developments in Canada

Oct 23, 2019 9:10am ‐ Oct 23, 2019 10:25am

Identification: WED03

  • Analyzing the Canadian Department of Finance’s amended STR requirements, including the new filing deadline
  • Understanding new regulations for foreign money services businesses and its impact on Canada’s correspondent banking relationships
  • Examining the recent amendments to the Proceeds of Crime and Terrorist Financing Act (PCMLTFA) focusing on virtual currency dealers including the new entity reporting obligations for transactions over $10,000

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

Managing the Risks of Cryptocurrencies and Prepaid Payment Products in Today’s AML Regime

Oct 23, 2019 10:55am ‐ Oct 23, 2019 12:10pm

Identification: WED04

  • Grasping the definitions of virtual currency and prepaid payment products in Canada’s banking system under the recent PCMLTFA amendment
  • Training staff on the new customer due diligence, recordkeeping, monitoring and reporting requirements for prepaid payment products
  • Reviewing recent fentanyl cases, such as Project Caboche, to spot and stop the usage of virtual currency in Dark Web drug trafficking operations

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AML Hot Topics  iconAML Hot Topics

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AML Hot Topics

Oct 23, 2019 1:25pm ‐ Oct 23, 2019 2:40pm

Identification: WED05

Do you have questions? Well we have answers. Consistently among the most popular panels, Hot Topics brings together experts from across the AML universe to respond to questions submitted by attendees. To ensure timeliness, submissions must be received within two weeks of the conference, ensuring the topics are “hot” and the discussion lively.

  • Joseph Mari, CAMS, Director, External Partnerships, Global Risk Management, Scotiabank

Getting Clear on the New CDD Requirements

Oct 23, 2019 3:10pm ‐ Oct 23, 2019 4:25pm

Identification: WED06

  • Updating your AML program with the new CDD flexibility on identity verification outsourcing, recordkeeping, and low-risk customers
  • Detailing the new AML provisions for life insurance companies under the PCMLTFA amendments
  • Ensuring employees understand the latest EDD requirements pertaining to entities including timeliness of relevant verification documents and accuracy of beneficial ownership updates

Moderator(s): Speaker(s):
  • Stephen Cheeseman, CAMS, Head of Business Affairs and Alliances, Thinktum
  • Lilly Di Felice, CAMS, Associate Vice President, Global AML Policy, Training and Governance, TD Bank
  • Gene DiMira, CAMS-Audit, Head of Global Compliance AMLATF Program, Manulife Financial
  • Christine Duhaime, CAMS, Lawyer, Barrister and Solicitor, Duhaime Law

Special Presentation  iconSpecial Presentation

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Special Presentation

Oct 24, 2019 8:30am ‐ Oct 24, 2019 9:05am

Identification: THU02


Taking the Gloves Off: Inside BC’s War Against Money Laundering and the Lessons for Canada

Oct 24, 2019 9:05am ‐ Oct 24, 2019 10:25am

Identification: THU03

  • Diving into Dirty Money Part 2 to spot real estate red flags, including unfinanced purchases, private lending and unusual interest rates
  • Tracing how transnational crime organizations use straw buyers, off-shore purchasers and the PST rebate to launder criminal proceeds through BC’s luxury car market
  • Fighting money laundering in BC’s gambling sector problems by examining how wealthy gamers from China used BC’s casinos to launder millions

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

Financial Crime Case Studies: Lessons Learned from SNC-Lavalin and the Vancouver Model

Oct 24, 2019 10:55am ‐ Oct 24, 2019 12:10pm

Identification: THU04

  • Discussing Canada’s recent role in the SNC-Lavalin case including alleged inappropriate political pressure on prosecutors by government officials
  • Understanding how the Triads used the Vancouver Model to transfer and launder illicit funds derived from criminal activities

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

Compliance Summit: Protecting Your Institution from TBML Risks

Oct 24, 2019 1:10pm ‐ Oct 24, 2019 2:25pm

Identification: THU05

  • Reviewing recent criminal cases in Canada in which TBML was used to launder drug trafficking funds
  • Evaluating recent Canadian efforts such as the Trade Fraud and Trade-Based Money Laundering Centre of Expertise to fight TBML
  • Enhanced due diligence and key economic sanctions issues for the AML practitioner

Moderator(s): Speaker(s):
  • Stephen Alsace, Director, Global Investigations & Compliance, Navigant
  • John W. Boscariol, Partner, Leader of International Trade & Investment Law Group, McCarthy Tétrault, LLP
  • Suzanne Bourgouin, CPA-CGA, CAMS, Assistant Vice-President, Compliance and Regulatory Risk Management, Laurentian Bank of Canada
  • Kim Manchester, Managing Director, ManchesterCF