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Wednesday
Welcome Remarks
08:30am - 08:40am Eastern - October 31, 2018 | Room: Toronto Ballroom
Track: General Session

Wednesday
Keynote Address
08:40am - 09:10am Eastern - October 31, 2018 | Room: Toronto Ballroom
Track: General Session

Wednesday
  • 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


Wednesday
Reviewing Examination Trends and Developing Preparation Strategies Based on Guidance from FINTRAC
10:55am - 12:10pm Eastern - October 31, 2018 | Room: Toronto Ballroom
Track: Concurrent Session
  • 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

Wednesday
  • 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

Wednesday
  • 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

Wednesday
Closing Remarks
04:25pm - 04:30pm Eastern - October 31, 2018 | Room: Toronto Ballroom
Track: General Session

Thursday
Opening Remarks
08:25am - 08:40am Eastern - November 1, 2018 | Room: Toronto Ballroom
Track: General Session

Thursday
Special Presentation
08:40am - 09:05am Eastern - November 1, 2018 | Room: Toronto Ballroom
Track: General Session

Thursday
Effectively Partnering and Collaborating with Law Enforcement and Government Agencies
09:10am - 10:25am Eastern - November 1, 2018 | Room: Toronto Ballroom
Track: General Session
  • 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