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Wednesday, 28 February 2018 from 08:30 to 17:30 (GMT) Conference One 2018 North

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
1st Release Admission 27 Feb 2018 £100.00 £8.11
2nd Release Admission 27 Feb 2018 £150.00 £11.86
3rd Release Admission 27 Feb 2018 £200.00 £15.62
Standard Admission Not Started £225.00 £17.49
HALF-DAY Admission (AM) 27 Feb 2018 £150.00 £11.86
HALF-DAY Admission (PM) 27 Feb 2018 £150.00 £11.86

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Event Details are pleased to bring you our first venture outside the M25 for 2018. Join us for the next in our series of conferences held in Birmingham; kindly hosted by our friends at Squire Patton Boggs!

Along with our Keynote speaker; Pawel Kuskowski of Coinfirm, who is flying in from Poland for the event to speak to us about cryptocurrencies and AML/CTF. Topics covered on the day will also include:

  • Facing an FCA investigation;
  • The changing face of AML/ FC management;
  • KYC and the Financial Crime challenges;
  • GDPR- an update on implementation and the ICO's views;
  • Whistleblowing;
  • An AML trial - you become the jury to understand  the underlying laws in a historical case. 


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.

Agenda & Speakers


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's Introduction

A quick welcome to Conference One 2018 North from our CEO and an update on the latest forum news and developments.

09:10 - 09:55

Chris Webber
Partner, Squire Patton Boggs

Garon Anthony
Partner, Squire Patton Boggs

An Inspector Calls; What to Do When the FCA Comes Knocking

FCA fines for regulatory misconduct are on the rise again and the FCA is promising more investigations into more firms and individuals in 2018. Against that background, a proper and considered response to a regulatory issue has never been more fundamental to a firm’s ongoing relationship with the FCA, to it hard own market reputation and to minimising the risk of litigation. Garon Anthony and Chris Webber, partners in Squire Patton Boggs’ finance disputes team, will help you get to grips with the FCA’s investigation and enforcement powers and offer up their top tips for managing a regulatory issue.

09:55 - 10:40

Lana Abdullayeva
Director Risk & Compliance Solutions, Experian

The changing face of AML / Financial crime management – Don’t Reinvent the wheel!

We have been dealing with the risk-based approach for the past 20 years, looking to achieve effective systems and controls. However, the repeated feedback from the Regulators continues to raise concerns over the failure to implement a sustainable, relevant systems and controls environment
The tech revolution and the disruptions that come with it are changing both regulatory and customer expectations. The market and industry landscape is being transformed now!

Increased regulatory scrutiny in this transformed landscape drives the need for a more proactive end to end solutions approach to manage AML & Financial Crime risk and processes.

As time is of the essence, machines and data become critical in helping across the overall governance framework – holistically, consistently and dynamically across all layers of risk activities, aligning the framework with growth strategy of the business as a whole.

Do we need to start from ground zero to build a new way of dealing with this, or can we learn more efficiently from other sectors that have had to change in order to cope with a similar challenges
Lana will explore various options and key success factors in light of various regulatory guidance and industry developments.

10:40 - 11:00

 Morning Coffee

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

11:00 - 11:40

Jamil Choudhry
Head of Financial Crime Compliance Strategy, Oversight & Reporting, HSBC UK

Role, responsibilities and challenges of an MLRO in a major bank
• Roles and responsibilities
• Internal and external environment
• Challenges and opportunities
• Hot topics


Ben Helps
CEO, Factern

How Explicit Metadata Management will Help to tackle Fin Crime and Rebuild Trust Online

KYC and identity proofing processes are on the front line of anti-money laundering efforts, and often already suffer both from high costs and reliance on data which can quickly go out of date. How to address these problems at the same time as handling the new risks and apparently contradictory requirements imposed by PSD2, Open Banking and GDPR?

Contrary to first impressions, implementing personal privacy rights, fostering greater agency (i.e. giving data subjects greater control over their own data) and permissioned data sharing can be harnessed to mutualise the costs of collecting and maintaining the data that MLROs need for their KYC processes. Beyond this, they also open up new markets for AML trust services and create powerful new ways to combat ‘bad actors’, giving MLROs a new toolkit to tackle financial crime.

Ben explores how an explicit metadata management is key to unlocking these opportunities, and to managing many of the new risks emerging in a connected, digital age

12:20 - 13:00

Stuart James
Partner, Squire Patton Boggs

GDPR, an Update with less than 3 Months to go

The General Data Protection Regulation comes into force in the UK on 25 May 2018. It represents the most fundamental reform of data protection law and practice in 30 years and will affect every business in the UK that deals with personal data in whatever form.  Stuart James is a partner in Squire Patton Boggs’ Commercial and IT team and has been advising clients on GDPR compliance for many years. Stuart will provide an update on progress of implementation of GDPR and the ICO’s views on good and bad conduct.

13:00 - 14:00


Selection of sandwiches, drinks and snacks available.

14:00 - 14:45

Tanveer Quereshi
Barrister, Carmalite Chambers

Members of the Jury – an AML Trial!


You are hereby summonsed to jury service.

We will be trying a recent historic case in a realistic mock trial with you the delegates as the members of the jury.

The company director has been charged with fraud as a result of information passed to the police by a member of staff who works in the IT department.

It is alleged the director has been fraudulently applying for EU grants and then diverting the funds for personal use.

He is on trial and his employee is about to be cross-examined……

The case has some significant twists and turns and you will have to decide the outcome!

There will be pre event learning materials and post event materials supplied to delegates to ensure this session provides significant key learning opportunities.

14:45 - 15:30

Jonathan Cox
former Global Head of Whistleblowing, Barclays

Whistleblowing- Navigating the Icebergs

A presentation designed to assist companies and organisations to anticipate the challenges they will face when they operate an effective whistleblowing programme.

Topics covered will include: –

  • Deciding on the programme’s name
  • Understanding exactly who is and isn’t a whistleblower
  • Managing and maintaining reporting hotlines
  • Utilising third-party vendors
  • The identity status of the reporter, and why it’s important
  • Appreciating global differences in legislation, regulation and data privacy
  • Recognising and handling malicious allegations
  • Providing feedback to reporters

The presentation will conclude with several case studies.

15:30 - 15:50

Afternoon Coffee

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

15:50 - 16:40

Paweł Kuskowski
CEO & Founder, Coinfirm


Pawel and Coinfirm are at the leading edge of AML and risk discovery and management in the Bitcoin and Blockchain space.

Until now, being able to see what has actually happened on a bitcoin address, how many transactions, with what other sort of entities etc. has only been a wish list item. Coinfirm are changing this paradigm and giving us a simple integrated detailed and holistic view of an address and its risk rating with a view of all of the underlying data.

We are sure delegates are going to leave this session with a quantum leap increase in their understanding of bitcoin and blockchain and how to deal with its risks and benefits in a truly useable fashion.

16:40 - 17:30

Panel Q&A


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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Wednesday, 28 February 2018 from 08:30 to 17:30 (GMT)

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