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Tuesday, 12 September 2017 from 08:30 to 19:30 (BST) Conference Three 2017

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Early Bird Admission 11 Sep 2017 £100.00 £6.79
2nd Release Admission 12 Sep 2017 £150.00 £9.89
3rd Release Admission 12 Sep 2017 £200.00 £12.99
Standard Admission 12 Sep 2017 £225.00 £14.54
HALF-DAY Admission (AM)   more info 12 Sep 2017 £150.00 £9.89
HALF-DAY Admission (PM)   more info 12 Sep 2017 £150.00 £9.89

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Event Details are pleased to bring you the third of our regular industry renowned conferences for 2017. Our conferences are always a great value, full day event, packed with major topical issues and expert speakers.

As always you can expect a full complement of highly relevant speakers and panellists of the very highest calibre, discussing topics of the moment that are essential to the effective day to day practice of your profession.

The delegate fee includes refreshments, lunch and a post event networking drinks reception, hosted by our friends at Gordon Dadds. The conference will be held at the Amba Hotel Charing Cross, The Strand, London, WC2N 5HX.

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

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

Gavin Proudley Global Director- Due Diligence, Dow Jones

Gavin will be looking into data driven risk mitigation technologies and how this can improve the speed and accuracy of the due diligence process. 

09:55 - 10:40

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.

10:40 - 11:00

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

11:00 - 11:40

Adam Wiseman Barrister, New Leaf Advisory in conjunction with Gordon Dadds Financial Markets

GDPR – Myths, mystique and market perceptions  With well under a year to go until GDPR D-Day, Adam Wiseman (Barrister-at-Law) provides a unique insight into the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Adam’s presentation will cover the legal view, practical application of the rules, typical challenges firms are facing and also take questions from the audience.

11:40 - 12:20

John Karantzis CEO and Managing Director, iSignthis Ltd (ASX : ISX)

The changing landscape of AML regulations in the UK and the EU
John will be presenting on the changes and challenges faced with AML regulations in both the UK, focusing on the latest JMLSG draft and the European Union, with the introduction of the 4th AML Directive, Payment Service Directive 2 and the General Data Protection Regulations. This presentation should give attendees an up-to-date view of the regulatory landscape in both the UK and EU, and what regulated merchants need to be doing to prepare.

12:20 - 13:00

Andrew Tait Partner, Gordon Dadds


Alex Ktorides Partner, Gordon Dadds

Andrew will be presenting on preventive measures required under the 4AMLD. with a strong focus on AML Risk Assessment – What it is? What’s new? How to quantify risk, how to address change of control as well as going through audits and reviews. Alex will then take us through Failure to Comply:  disciplinary enforcement and white collar penalties. What should you be aware of and where should your focus lie in this matter. With all the new regulations coming through and the changing landscape, this is becoming more important that it has been before. 

Alex Ktorides circled

13:00 - 14:00


Selection of sandwiches, drinks and snacks available.

14:00 - 14:45

Simon Airey Partner, Paul Hastings Chairman of the Advisory Board

Simon Airey will outline the key aspects of the new corporate criminal offence of failing to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion. He will highlight important features of the related Guidance and what companies need to be doing now. He will focus on the importance of a properly constructed risk assessment, an analysis of the risks related to certain categories of “associated person” and the need for tailored training for senior management, staff and relevant third parties. He will point out likely pitfalls for the unwary, provide examples of taxes and duties that may give rise to particular problems and will suggest what are to be likely areas of focus for HMRC and the SFO in investigating and prosecuting companies who fall foul of the law.

:45 - 15:30

Andrew McDonald Former Head of the NTFIU

We are excited to have Andrew speak about Counter Terrorist Finances as well as Fraud at Conference Three 2017. Andrew has over 20 years of experience at the top of his field and will bring his knowledge to help you find out what you can be doing to help. 

15:30 - 15:50

Afternoon Coffee

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

15:50 - 16:40

Jonathan Williams Principal Consultant, Mk2 Consulting

Roy Ramm Chairman, Comsec

Dominic Thorncroft Chairman, AUKPI

Panel Discussion– Regulations: Synergies, Conflicts and AML

The panel 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! The panel 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. This promises to be a lively discussion from a diverse panel of significant SME’s each bringing a wealth of experience and a different perspective on regulation, Regtech, financial crime and compliance.

16:40 - 17:20

Keynote Speaker

We are excited to announce that we have now confirmed the keynote speaker for this event and are just waiting for government approval of the session content and marketing text!

The session content is sensitive and Crown Copyright; and therefore will only be available to attending delegates on the day. It will not be included in any of the printed or digital materials for the event either on the day or post event.


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.

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Amba Hotel Charing Cross
WC2N 5HX London
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 12 September 2017 from 08:30 to 19:30 (BST)

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Since those early days, has grown at a furious pace driven by a drive to bring as many practicing financial crime professionals together to support one another and improve the quality standards in this extremely tough and ever changing working environment. is now undoubtedly the premier industry lead forum for financial crime practitioners. However, the story doesn’t end there for us!
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