ACAMS 5th Annual AML & Financial Crime Conference - Canada

Oct 31, 2017 ‐ Nov 1, 2017

With a focus on Canadian AML/CFT compliance challenges for both public and private sectors, the ACAMS 5th Annual AML & Financial Crime Conference – Canada is a can’t-miss event for AML and financial crime professionals. This conference will bring together the brightest minds across business lines for a two-day in-depth look at tech innovations, cybercrime, sanctions violations, human trafficking, risk assessments, trade-based money laundering and other AML-related issues.

Join us for this year’s intensive training sessions and walk away with the latest tools to tackle emerging risk vulnerabilities and overcome your institution’s day-to-day regulatory compliance challenges.

Standard: $595.00


Welcome Remarks iconWelcome Remarks

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Welcome Remarks

Oct 31, 2017 8:30am ‐ Oct 31, 2017 8:40am

Identification: G1


Keynote Address: It's All About the Money

Oct 31, 2017 8:40am ‐ Oct 31, 2017 9:10am

Identification: G2


Regulatory Roundtable: Reviewing Evolving Compliance Expectations, Trends and Requirements

Oct 31, 2017 9:10am ‐ Oct 31, 2017 10:25am

Identification: G3

  • Catching up on key concerns for Canada’s regulators, including upcoming policy changes
  • Examining what’s to come from the Parliamentary Committee review
  • Assessing potential changes in regulation or federal law to detail future regulatory risks associated with marijuana-related businesses

Moderator(s): Speaker(s):

Maintaining an Effective Risk Management and Risk Assessment Framework

Oct 31, 2017 10:55am ‐ Oct 31, 2017 12:10pm

Identification: C1

  • Understanding FATF and other government guidance on the “risk-based approach” and how it impacts any AML/CFT or related obligations
  • Developing the elements needed to create a comprehensive risk assessment and the accompanying effect on policies and procedures
  • Addressing how risk management practices in 2017 can hinder financial inclusion and overall access to the financial sector


Enhancing Current Beneficial Ownership Identification Practices to Meet Regulatory Standards

Oct 31, 2017 1:25pm ‐ Oct 31, 2017 2:40pm

Identification: C3

  • Clarifying best practices for onboarding, including verifying information received from customers
  • Creating AML policies and procedures that ensure you meet your compliance obligations
  • Examining the growing global consensus for transparency standards around beneficial ownership in Canadian, US and EU jurisdictional requirements

  • Milo Barutciski, Partner & Co-Chair, International Trade & Investment, Bennett Jones LLP
  • Kieran Beer, CAMS, Chief Analyst, Director of Editorial Content, ACAMS
  • Lilly Di Felice, CAMS, Associate Vice President, Global AML Policy, Training and Governance, TD Bank
  • Josée Nadeau, Principal , McDonell-Nadeau Consultants Inc.

Incorporating Tax Evasion Management and Compliance Strategies into Your AML Framework

Oct 31, 2017 3:10pm ‐ Oct 31, 2017 4:25pm

Identification: G4

  • Understanding the convergence of AML/KYC and tax transparency requirements under the Common Reporting Standard for automatic information exchange
  • Formalising best practices to investigate and resolve alerts indicating potential tax evasion
  • Analysing recent cases to identify avoidable errors and establish tax oversight best practices


Closing Remarks Day One iconClosing Remarks Day One

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Closing Remarks Day One

Oct 31, 2017 4:25pm ‐ Oct 31, 2017 4:30pm

Identification: G5

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

Opening Remarks and ACAMS Award Ceremony

Nov 1, 2017 8:25am ‐ Nov 1, 2017 8:40am

Identification: G6

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

Keynote Address: Project Protect

Nov 1, 2017 8:40am ‐ Nov 1, 2017 9:10am

Identification: G7

  • Lepa Jankovic, CAMS, Sensitive and International Investigations, National Division, Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Countering Terrorism’s Evolving Funding Patterns and Techniques

Nov 1, 2017 9:10am ‐ Nov 1, 2017 10:25am

Identification: G8

  • Identifying emerging trends in terror funding to elevate your counter-terrorism finance program
  • Understanding how FINTRAC and law enforcement utilise financial intelligence to disrupt and combat terrorist financing
  • Detailing the rise of emerging terrorist threats, including autonomous cells and lone wolves
  • Monitoring transactions for links to high-risk jurisdictions and businesses for potential terrorist ties

  • John Shoemaker, Chief Anti-Money Laundering Officer, Great-West Life Assurance
  • Ryan Hendy, Manager, Terrorist Financing and Threats Unit, FINTRAC
  • Ronald O. Marcell, Assistant Attaché, Homeland Security Investigations
  • Brittany McBain, Officer in Charge Toronto West Detachment, Serious & Organized Crime, RCMP
  • Marwan Zogheib, Officer in Charge Toronto West Detachment, Serious & Organized Crime, RCMP