2018 Agenda

2019 Agenda under development

DAY 1 MAIN CONFERENCE

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08:00am – 09:00am

Registration & Networking Breakfast
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09:00am – 09:15am

Welcome Remarks
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09:15am – 09:45am

Keynote Address

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09:45am – 10:00am

Morning Networking Break
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10:00am – 10:45am

Stirring the PEP’s Nest: Applying Global Magnitsky Sanctions to Prevent Abuse and Corruption
  • A rich exchange of ideas to a new sanctions regime that cuts off listed public officials and other cronies
  • Leveraging due diligence at the intersection of AML and sanctions to detect PEPs who may be dodging sanctions
  • Monitoring the behavior and transactions of oligarchs in light of this new sanctions regime
  • Understanding special risks when dealing with state-owned businesses
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10:45am – 11:00am

Morning Networking Break
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11:00am – 12:15pm

Government Panel: Enforcement of Sanctions and Regulatory Priorities
  • Understanding what key agencies’ priorities are, so you can prepare
  • What bank regulators are looking for in sanctions compliance programs
  • New or heightened challenges due to interagency and international cooperation
  • Critical changes in enforcement for sanctions program missteps
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12:15pm – 01:15pm

Networking Luncheon
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01:15pm – 02:00pm

Sanctions Governance Framework: Driving Compliance Through a Global Organization
  • Practical strategies to develop your OFAC/sanctions compliance program concepts
  • Comparing program structures and how they differ in impact and scope
  • Change the way you change: Out-of-the-box strategies for driving compliance in a dynamic geopolitical environment
  • Keeping costs low: A closer look at budget, streamlining resources and potential outsourcing
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02:00pm – 02:15pm

Afternoon Networking Break
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02:15pm – 03:00pm

List Matching: Best Practices for Screening and Alert Handling
  • Tailoring the content and application of watch-lists to the organization’s risk profile and appetite
  • Screening unconventional and previously overlooked areas of sanctions risk
  • Identifying potential gaps and inefficiencies in screening controls
  • Lessons learned from recent enforcement actions
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03:00pm – 03:15pm

Afternoon Networking Break
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03:15pm – 04:00pm

Case Study: Compliance with New Sanctions Targeting Terrorist Networks
  • This session uses audience polling and covers a case study
  • Hezbollah and other new terror sanctions: What are the implications for your compliance program
  • Multinational challenges: Dealing with diverging designations across Canada, Europe, and the Gulf
  • Detecting financial support networks and other conduits of funding for militant groups
  • Compliance with non-SDN lists associated with anti-terrorism programs, including State’s FTO
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04:00pm – 04:15pm

Afternoon Networking Break
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04:15pm - 05:00pm

Breakout Roundtables

Ask practical questions and problem solve with your peers. Attendees will have a choice of moderated roundtable topics in which they can engage on more detailed discussions and benefit from a more topic-specific networking opportunity. These roundtables will take place before the networking reception on day one and after lunch on day two—giving attendees the option to choose two different topics. See page 11 for more Roundtable topics.

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05:00pm – 06:00pm

Networking Reception

DAY 2 MAIN CONFERENCE

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08:00am – 09:00am

Networking Breakfast
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09:00am – 09:45am

Rise of the Machines: Use of AI and Emerging Tech in Your Sanctions Compliance Program
  • Using AI for list matching and customer due diligence
  • How to achieve optimized infrastructure with advanced automation tools and data analytics
  • Using big data to augment risk management decisions
  • Case study showing how a company leveraged cutting-edge technology towards better compliance
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09:45am – 10:00am

Morning Networking Break
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10:00am – 10:45pm

No Man is An Island: How Sanctions Compliance Fits in with AML, Compliance and the Business
  • How functions work together throughout procurement, compliance and sales
  • People – processes – software: Coherent deployment and overcoming operational silos
  • How to achieve management buy-in, and determine program responsibility in business lines?
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10:45pm – 11:00pm

Morning Networking Break
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11:00am - 12:00pm

Breakout Roundtables

Spend one-on-one time in a frank discussion with an industry expert and your fellow sanctions compliance professionals, then move to a different table for a different topic. These roundtables will take place before the networking reception on day one
and after lunch on day two—giving attendees the option to choose two different topics. See page 11 for more Roundtable topics.

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12:00pm – 01:00pm

Networking Luncheon
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01:00pm – 01:45pm

Customer Due Diligence: Uncovering Shell Companies to Detect Hidden Beneficial Owners
  • Lessons learned from enforcement actions: Role of shell companies and offshore havens in sanctions busting
  • FinCEN’s CDD rule and how to use it to enhance your OFAC program
  • Using company registers, search engines, the “invisible web” and much more.
  • OFAC’s 50% rule and UBOs: How far should you go?
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01:45pm – 02:00pm

Afternoon Networking Break
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02:00pm – 02:45pm

Performing Risk-Based Metrics in Auditing the OFAC/Sanctions Compliance Programs
  • Aligning audits to OFAC/sanctions risks
  • Functional roles in the auditing process (business units, audit, legal, compliance)
  • Metrics: How to measure the effectiveness and consistency of your audit.
  • Reporting the results of your review
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02:45pm – 03:30pm

Crisis Exercise

This session is not for the faint-of-heart: Here you can test your ability to be cool under fire. The “what would you do if….” exercises have been designed to put you in the shoes of a real-life OFAC/sanctions risk management disaster, as it unfolds. Participants will face dilemmas and have to make critical decisions any organization faced with a crisis will have to make. After this exercise, you’ll understand the importance of planning in advance: You’ll never want to be caught unprepared again.

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03:30pm

End of Conference