Association of Certified Sanctions Specialists

International Sanctions Conference

 

October 16-18, 2019
Princeton Club
New York, NY

AGENDA
May 20, 2019

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 16, 2019

Pre-Conference Seminar: Certified Sanctions Specialist (CSS) Exam Prep Seminar (Separate Registration Required)

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08:00am – 09:00am

Registration & Networking Coffee
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09:00am – 09:10am

Welcome Remarks
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09:10am – 10:30am

Regime Types, Goals, Sanctions Imposers and Targets
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10:30am – 10:45am

Coffee Break
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10:45am – 11:30am

Sanctions Evasion: Typologies and Schemes
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11:30am – 12:00pm

Designing and Maintaining a Sanctions Risk Assessment
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12:00pm – 01:00pm

Lunch Break

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01:00pm – 02:00pm

Essential Pillars of a Sanctions Risk Management Program
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02:00pm – 02:30pm

Technology and List Screening
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02:30pm – 02:45pm

Coffee Break
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02:45pm – 03:30pm

Other Operational Processes: Licenses, Blocking/Freezing and Reporting
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03:30pm – 04:00pm

Government Investigations and Enforcement
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04:00pm – 04:30pm

Sample Questions, Wrap Up and Q &A
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05:30pm – 06:30pm

ACSS Exchange

Sanctions Officers, Service Providers, Attorneys, Government Officials, and other industry Professionals working in all capacities within sanctions have the opportunity to connect with fellow conference attendees during this dedicated session in a series of pre-scheduled, one-on-one meetings.

This networking session provides dedicated meeting time for all conference attendees. Creative partnerships come from creative thinkers and needn’t fit a predefined formula. Ask career advice, listen to a new product idea, share common challenges and solutions with colleagues, find a unique take on your organization’s sanctions compliance story and share it — the opportunities are only limited by the extent of our imaginations.

THURSDAY OCTOBER 17, 2019: MAIN CONFERENCE DAY 1

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08:00am – 09:00am

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

Welcome Remarks by Saskia Rietbroek, ACSS Executive Director, and Clay Stevenson, Chairman of ACSS Advisory Board

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09:15am – 09:45am

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Oliver Bullough – Author “Money Land” – How Kremlin Oligarchs and Other Sanctions Evaders Hide Their Money and Assets

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09:45am – 10:00am

Morning Networking Break
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10:00am – 10:50am

GENERAL SESSION: Government Panel - Regulatory Expectations and New Sanctions on the Horizon
  • Regulatory expectations from bank regulators, such as:OFAC, NYDFS and others
  • Learn about potential new sanctions restrictions on the horizon
  • How to coordinate the rules from multiple government agencies efficiently, including BIS
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10:50am – 11:05am

Networking Break
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11:05am – 12:00pm

GENERAL SESSION: Shock Treatment: How to Do an Impact Assessment of a New Sanctions Regime
  • How to assess the impact of a new sanctions regime on your business
  • How to proactively update your policy in response to a changing regulation
  • Dealing with change from an operational perspective
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12:00pm – 01:00pm

Networking Luncheon
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01:00pm – 02:30pm

Breakout Round Tables

Back by popular demand – the ACSS Conference break out Round Tables! Ask practical questions and problem solve with your peers. Attendees will have a choice of moderated roundtable topics where they can engage in detailed discussions and benefit from a more topic-specific networking opportunity. There are two back-to-back sessions of 40 minutes each. After session one, attendees can go to the next topic of their choice. These roundtables will take place both on day one on day two—giving attendees the option to choose four different topics.

Topics:

  1. Essential Pillars of an OFAC/Sanctions Compliance Framework
  2. Lead Like a Legend: How To Master Your Influence as a Chief Sanctions Officer
  3. Iran Sanctions: the JCPOA, EU Blocking Statute, and Beyond
  4. Russia, Venezuela and Other Sectoral Sanctions
  5. OFAC Compliance for Domestic/Regional Banks
  6. Sanctions Risk in Correspondent Banking and Trade Finance
  7. Sanctions Compliance for Corporations: Commercial Insurance, Maritime Shipping, Manufacturers, Telecom, and more.
  8. What to Know about the Latest EU Sanctions
  9. Canadian Sanctions
  10. What Enhanced Due Diligence, Technology and Screening is Right for your Business
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02:30pm – 02:45pm

Afternoon Coffee Break
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02:45pm – 03:00pm

GENERAL SESSION: Lessons Learned from the Latest Enforcement Actions
  • Dissection of root compliance missteps in OFAC settlement agreements and other cases
  • Insights required to ensure compliant and effective controls in a vigorous enforcement environment
  • Enforcement trends
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03:00pm – 03:15pm

Coffee Break
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03:15pm – 04:00pm

GENERAL SESSION: Going Global – Practical Considerations in Dealing with Sanctions Conflicts
  • Delve into the challenges of staying compliant with the EU Blocking Statute on Iran
  • Handling other conflicts of law
  • Global organization trade compliance and sanctions considerations
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04:00pm – 04:15pm

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

GENERAL SESSION: Sanctions Evasion Whack-a-Mole: Securing Compliance in Complex Networks of Front Companies, Illicit Shipping Practices, and Cryptocurrency.
  • Ship to ship transfers and other sanctions red flags from OFAC Shipping Advisories
  • Schemes from UN Panel of Expert Reports you need to know NOW!
  • Latest typologies using cryptocurrency
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05:00pm – 05:10pm

Closing Remarks Day 1
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05:15pm – 06:15pm

Networking Reception

FRIDAY OCTOBER 18, 2019

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08:00am – 09:00am

Networking Coffee
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09:00am – 09:45am

GENERAL SESSION: Government Panel: Latest Federal and StateInvestigations into Sanctions Violations
  • Analysis of root causes of apparent violations of U.S. economic and trade sanctions programs identified during investigations
  • How the government agencies follow the money to detect potential sanctions violations
  • Lessons from cases
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09:45am – 10:00am

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

GENERAL SESSION: Cross-Sectional Sanctions Exposure – Are you Connecting the Dots (Sanctions, AML Surveillance, High Risk PEP Program) to Ensure Compliance
  • How to Leverage Compliance Tools and Resources across departments
  • Using an “Financial Intelligence Unit” for AML – Sanctions – PEP – screening
  • Sanctions and FCPA compliance framework – Connecting the Dots
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10:45pm – 11:00pm

Morning Networking Break
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11:00am - 11:45am

GENERAL SESSION: Is This Legal? Interactive Hypothetical Scenarios
  • Is this legal?– ask an attorney
  • Test your knowledge on OFAC 50% ownership guidance
  • Get answers on complex facilitation and sectoral sanctions issues
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11:45am – 12:45pm

Networking Luncheon
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12:45pm – 02:15pm

Breakout Round Tables (Repeat from Day 1)
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02:15pm – 02:30pm

Networking Break
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02:30pm – 03:15pm

GENERAL SESSION: 21st Century Sanctions Screening: Using Artificial Intelligence and Other Emerging Technology Trends to Stay Compliant
  • Use of Blockchain in Sanctions Compliance
  • Use of Artificial Intelligence for sanctions screening
  • Other latest trends every sanctions officer needs to know
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03:15pm – 03:30pm

CLOSING REMARKS
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03:30pm

End of Conference