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Wednesday, 11 October 2017 from 08:30 to 18:30 (BST) Conference One 2017: NORTH

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
1st Release Admission 10 Oct 2017 £100.00 £6.79
2nd Release Admission 10 Oct 2017 £150.00 £9.89
3rd Release Admission Not Started £200.00 £12.99
Standard Admission Not Started £225.00 £14.54
HALF-DAY Admission (AM) 10 Oct 2017 £150.00 £9.89
HALF-DAY Admission (PM) 10 Oct 2017 £150.00 £9.89

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Event Details are pleased to bring you our first venture outside the M25! Join us for the beginning of a new series of conferences held in Birmingham; kindly hosted by our friends at Squire Patton Boggs!

Agenda and further details to be announced shortly.

The delegate fee includes refreshments, lunch and a post-event networking drinks reception, hosted by our friends at Squire Patton Boggs. The conference will be held at their Birmingham offices; Rutland House, 148 Edmund St, Birmingham B3 2JR

The various presentations will be provided to paying delegates electronically post-conference*.

The conference will provide delegates with the information to enhance the scope and depth of their knowledge across a broad range of subjects, as well as earn valuable CPD points.


08:30 - 09:00

Registration & Coffee

Delegate’s arrival/ registration and a chance to grab a pre-event coffee and some nibbles before settling into the day's busy schedule!

09:00 - 09:10

David Pelled, CEO

Chairman's Introduction
A quick welcome to Conference Three 2017 from our CEO and an update on the latest forum news and developments.

09:10 - 09:55

Jon Colclough Barrister, New Square Chambers

Session Information Pending

09:55 - 10:40

Paul Anderson Partner, Squire Patton Boggs

Paul will be taking us through the upcoming changes that the next MLD5 will bring. 

10:40 - 11:00

 Morning Coffee

Selection of teas, coffees, cakes and fresh juice available.

11:00 - 11:40

Cybercrime and the Associated AML Issues

Jason Sugarman QC Barrister, Foundry Chambers

  • The history of the legislation changes to counter cybercrime
  • The statutory changes and sentencing approaches
  • Approaches taken by the Police in recent cases
  • The applicability of POCA to any funds stolen due to Cybercrime
  • Recent applicable cases
  • AML risks
  • The impact on the banking sector and further expected changes by the international community

11:40 - 12:20

Regulatory Conflicts

Jonathan Williams Former Head of Payments & Strategy, Experian

Jon will be looking at how the various new pieces of legislation such as PSD2, GDPR and UK’s data protection bill overlap; and what to do when they do! Jon will also be addressing the issues of how different stakeholders are affected by each of these contradictions and how that can lead to conflicts of interest. 

12:20 - 13:00

Denis O'Connor Financial Crime Expert

A look back over 20 years of the risk-based approach, PEP's, Basel and how we are doing as AML practitioners. Denis is a well-known and regular contributor to who always provides incredibly detailed technical content, which looks at situations we all face daily from a new perspective and backs it up with rigorous fact-based research. His last session for took the FIFA debacle and walked us through the whole situation step by logical step based on thoroughly researched facts. Everyone came away knowing a whole lot more than they started with. This time Denis will look at the last twenty years of the risk-based approach, and how we are doing with it. Having known about PEP’s for 20 years, how is that progressing in real-world terms, what are we doing right and what are we missing. Denis is always thorough, often controversial and never a session you want to miss.

13:00 - 14:00


Selection of sandwiches, drinks and snacks available.

14:00 - 14:45

Garon Anthony Partner, Squire Patton Boggs

Chris Webber Partner, Squire Patton Boggs

Garon Anthony and Chris Webber (Financial Services’ Disputes Partners at Squire Patton Boggs) will look at regulatory enforcement activity around AML issues and predict the FCA’s regulatory priorities going forward in this area. They will also update on developments with the SMR roll out to firms.

14:45 - 15:30

Employee Screening- A Hole in your Defences

Michael Whittington
Head of Employee Screening, The Risk Advisory Group

Michael will talk about how employee screening has been specifically referenced in recently introduced MLRO industry related standards, legislation and regulations. These include; ISO 37001- Anti-Bribery Management Systems, the Money Laundering Regulation 2017 and the Financial Conduct Authority's Senior Manager and Certification Regime, and what this means for MLROs.

15:30 - 15:50

Afternoon Coffee

Selection of teas, coffees, cakes and fresh juice available.

15:50 - 16:40

Speaker TBC

We are waiting for final confirmation on this speaker who is a well know SME practising in the Birmingham Community.

He will if authorised be covering a session entitled “Super SARS” Where he will take an in depth look at the SARS regime and the problems and benefits that the changes are bringing and how we should be looking at dealing with some of the new challenges that this brings.

16:40 - 17:20

The new AML Landscape

Mark Rainsford QC Barrister, 33 Chancery Lane

A review of the shifting sands following the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 (the “2017 Regulations”):
  • Who is affected by the changes
  • Implementing changes to internal controls
  • When and how to conduct Enhanced Customer Due Diligence
  • Beneficial ownership
  • Criminal liability for regulatory breaches.

17:20 - 17:30

Panel Q&A

Our panellists will be available for the usual lively question and answer session dealing with the issues raised by the day’s discussions and anything else the audience can think of!

17:30 - 19:30

Evening Reception & Networking

A fantastic opportunity to decompress with a drink and some food; and network with your peers and the expert speakers of the day, hosted by Squire Patton Boggs.
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Squire Patton Boggs
148 Edmund St
B3 2JR Birmingham
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 11 October 2017 from 08:30 to 18:30 (BST)

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