National Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Summit 2014 Sydney

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  • The 2014 National Anti-​Money Laun­der­ing (AML) Sum­mit car­ries the theme “From tech­ni­cal com­pli­ance to prac­ti­cal effec­tive­ness — exam­in­ing Australia’s AML/​CFT régime”. The event will be held on Sep­tem­ber 11 – 12, 2014 in Syd­ney at the Radis­son Blu Plaza Hotel Syd­ney.

    Top­ics of the Summit

    The Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment have announced a review of what col­lec­tively forms Australia’s AML/​CTF régime — encom­pass­ing the AML/​CTF Act, Reg­u­la­tions and Rules. The impe­tus toward meet­ing its inter­na­tional oblig­a­tions whilst offer­ing prac­ti­cal effec­tive­ness for the effi­cient con­duct of busi­ness, is an ongo­ing chal­lenge for all stakeholders.

    From the com­plex­ity of the exist­ing régime to the reg­u­la­tory bur­den that is placed on large and small report­ing enti­ties, a dynamic and proac­tive approach is required to tackle acquis­i­tive crime. The cur­rent AG review into AML and the impend­ing reg­u­la­tory changes presents impec­ca­ble tim­ing for the National Anti-​Money Laun­der­ing Sum­mit, to host stake­holder par­tic­i­pa­tion in dis­cussing the major issues.

    These include:

    • Pol­icy
    • Reg­u­la­tory burden
    • An AML/​CTF snapshot
    • Com­pli­ance challenges
    • Enforce­ment
    • Imple­men­ta­tion of tranche two
    • Impact of technology
    • Pri­vacy
    • Record keep­ing

    Agenda

    Day One

    • Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment AddressAnthony Coles, Assis­tant Sec­re­tary, Crim­i­nal Law & Law Enforce­ment Branch, Attorney-General’s Department
    • Expert Com­men­taryDr. Hugh McDer­mott, Bar­ris­ter and Direc­tor, Finan­cial Crime Pro­grams – Aus­tralian Grad­u­ate School of Pol­icy and Secu­rity, Charles Sturt University
    • Exam­in­ing pri­vacy con­cerns for ser­vice providers (i.e. accoun­tants) under the poten­tial sec­ond tranche of AML leg­is­la­tionMichael Fraser, Report­ing Pol­icy Leader, Char­tered Accoun­tants Aus­tralia and New Zealand
    • Dis­cus­sion Panel: Changes on the hori­zon – a look at the AML/​CTF land­scape
    • Case Study: Ensur­ing com­pli­ance across mul­ti­ple juris­dic­tionsCrispin Yuen, Head of Com­pli­ance, Aus­tralia and New Zealand, Ria Financial
    • Case Study: Man­ag­ing AML/​CTF com­mit­ments and require­mentsBrad Bardell, Senior Man­ager – Fraud, CUA
    • Case Study: Deal­ing with the chal­lenges of AML/​CTF for an insti­tu­tion with a global foot­printWar­ren Dick­ins, Finan­cial Crime Offi­cer, GE Cap­i­tal International
    • Prac­ti­cal tips and tools to com­pe­tently nav­i­gate the pit­falls around Know­ing Your Cus­tomerJoe Gar­butt, Direc­tor and Founder, GARC Consulting
    • PEP’s and Cor­rup­tion RiskDylan Ryan, Senior Man­ager Foren­sic Ser­vices, Ernst and Young

    Day Two

    • Research into anti-​money laun­der­ing and counter ter­ror­ism financ­ing – trends and responsesDr. David Chaikin, Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor — Uni­ver­sity of Syd­ney Busi­ness School, Uni­ver­sity of Syd­ney and Bar­ris­ter, NSW Bar
    • Global per­spec­tive: A look at the finan­cial ser­vices industry’s global response to money laun­der­ingDavid Lui­jerink, Part­ner — Foren­sic, KPMG Foren­sic and Jeremy Allan, Asso­ciate Direc­tor, KPMG Forensic
    • Dis­cus­sion Panel: Anti-​Money Laun­der­ing Audits
    • An exam­i­na­tion of cur­rent AML/​CTF crime trends and effec­tive­ness of the enforce­ment régimeDetec­tive Super­in­ten­dent Stephen Dametto, Coor­di­na­tor Crime Oper­a­tions, Aus­tralian Fed­eral Police
    • A look at sanc­tionsBen Playle, Direc­tor, Legal Sanc­tions Sec­tion, Depart­ment of For­eign Affairs and Trade
    • Trans­for­ma­tion of pay­ment and set­tle­ment sys­tems in ASEANMr. Suresh Rajalingam, Com­mer­cial Direc­tor – Key Accounts, Ocea­nia, Soci­ety for World­wide Inter­bank Finan­cial Telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions (SWIFT)
    • Ensur­ing ade­quate pro­vi­sions and safe­guards for AML/​CTF pur­poses
    • Deal­ing with the sec­ond tranche of AML reformsChris Cass, Foren­sic Advi­sory Part­ner, Deloitte

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