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AML/CTF Annual Summit Philippines 2021

AMLC-FINTELEKT AML/CTF ANNUAL SUMMIT (PHILIPPINES) 2021

November 22nd – 26th, 2021 (Virtual Event)
9.00 am to 4.00 pm Philippine Standard Time

Following the recent identification of the Philippines as “Jurisdiction under Increased Monitoring” with serious AML/CTF deficiencies, the AMLC Philippines and other involved government agencies have undertaken a variety of capacity building initiatives and efforts involving stakeholders. These initiatives have already addressed a breadth of concerns noted in the 2019 Mutual Evaluation report by the Financial Action Task Force, and subsequent follow-up reviews.

To continue its progress in plugging gaps in implementing measures against money laundering and terrorism financing, the importance of co-operation between all actors on the national and global level in fighting money laundering and terrorism financing cannot be emphasized enough.

The AMLC-Fintelekt AML/CFT Annual Summit 2021, held from November 22 to 26, 2021 aimed to support this ongoing effort in the Philippines by providing a forum for all stakeholders to discuss strategic priorities and expected efforts towards positive and tangible progress. The summit delivered the most up-to-date information and emerging best practices in AML/CTF from global experts and practitioners.

Speakers

BENJAMIN E. DIOKNO, Ph.D.
AMLC Chairman
Governor of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

ATTY. MEL GEORGIE B. RACELA
Executive Director
Anti-Money Laundering Council Secretariat

SHIRISH PATHAK
Managing Director
Fintelekt Advisory Services

NICHOLAS TURNER
Of Counsel
Steptoe & Johnson

MARYLIZ S. NUÑEZ
Bank Officer V
Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) Secretariat

MARK NUTTALL
Anti-Crime Specialist and Business Generalist

DARYA DOLZIKOVA
Research Fellow
Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

CHRISTIAN KAUNERT
Professor of International Security, Dublin City University and Professor of Policing and Security, University of South Wales & Director International Centre for Policing and Security & Jean Monnet Director (Centre, Chair & Network)

CHRIS DEPOW
Senior Advisor – Financial Institution Regulation & Compliance
Elliptic

GARY HUGHES
Barrister
www.Law-Strategy.nz, Akarana Chambers, New Zealand

DANTE T. FUENTES
Adviser
Association of Bank Compliance Officers, Inc.

MUHAMMAD IMRAN
Criminal Intelligence Officer, Financial Crimes Unit
INTERPOL

CLAIRE WILSON
Partner
Holland & Marie

SOFIA EL MANSOURI
Compliance Consultant & Founder
Compliantly LLC

MARIANO FEDERICI
Managing Director, K2 Integrity & Former Chair of Egmont Group of FIUs

LAKSHMI KUMAR
Policy Director
Global Financial Integrity

KAISA DE BEL
Policy Analyst
Global Financial Integrity

PRAMOD KHANDELWAL
Senior Faculty Member
Fintelekt

GUADA VERGEL DE DIOS
Head of Compliance and Government Relations
Xendit

MATTI KOHONEN
Executive Director
Financial Transparency Coalition

JERMY PRENIO
Principal Advisor, Financial Stability Institute
Bank for International Settlements

SURENDRA THAPA
President & Founder
Global Intelligence Analysis Corporation, New York

DANIEL THELESKLAF
Project Director, Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking (FAST) Initiative at United Nations University Centre for Policy Research (UNU-CPR)

AVANEESH RAMAN
Consultant – Fiji & Pacific
Fintelekt Academy

NATHAN CATANIA
Partner
XReg Consulting

RAVIN GILL
Senior Policy Advisor/AML Specialist
Malaysian Companies Commission

ALEX COBHAM
Chief Executive
Tax Justice Network

ATTY. JOESHIAS B. TAMBAGO
Bank Officer V
AMLC Secretariat

ATTY. ARNOLD G. FRANE
Acting Deputy Director
AMLC Secretariat

DIPHAT TEMBO
Director – Compliance and Prevention Department
Financial Intelligence Centre, Zambia

GUY SHEPPARD
Head of APAC Financial Crime, Initiatives and Intelligence
SWIFT

DEBMALYA MAITRA
Senior Director – Banking, Financial Services & Insurance
Chokshi Group

LARA LEVINSON
Principal
Kobre & Kim LLP

CALVIN KOO
Principal
Kobre & Kim LLP

Agenda

DAY 1 - NOVEMBER 22, 2021 (MONDAY)

9.00 am
Welcome Note
Shirish Pathak, Managing Director, Fintelekt Advisory Services

9.15 am
Keynote Address
Benjamin E. Diokno, Ph.D., AMLC Chairman, Governor of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

9.30 am
Special Address
Atty. Mel Georgie B. Racela, Executive Director, Anti-Money Laundering Council Secretariat

9.45 am
Targeted Financial Sanction Obligations for Terrorist Financing (TF) and Proliferation Financing (PF)
Nicholas Turner, Of Counsel, Steptoe & Johnson

10.45 am
The Role of Culture and How Should Supervisors Communicate It
Mark Nuttall, Anti-Crime Specialist and Business Generalist

12.00 pm
Lunch

1.30 pm
An Assessment of the Philippines’ Exposure to External and Internal Threats Based on Suspicious Transaction Reports 2018-2020
Maryliz S. Nuñez, Bank Officer V, Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) Secretariat

2.30 pm
Proliferation Financing Risk Assessment
Darya Dolzikova, Research Fellow, Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

3.30 pm
Terrorist Financing (TF) Typologies and Red-Flag Indicators and TF Investigations
Christian Kaunert, Professor of International Security, Dublin City University and Professor of Policing and Security, University of South Wales & Director International Centre for Policing and Security & Jean Monnet Director (Centre, Chair & Network)

DAY 2 - NOVEMBER 23, 2021 (TUESDAY)

9.00 am
Virtual Asset Service Provider Supervision Trends
Chris DePow, Senior Advisor – Financial Institution Regulation & Compliance, Elliptic

10.00 am
International Cooperation on ML Investigations
Gary Hughes, Barrister, www.Law-Strategy.nz, Akarana Chambers, New Zealand

11.00 am
AML/CTF Controls on Casino Junkets
Dante T. Fuentes, Adviser, Association of Bank Compliance Officers, Inc.

12.00 pm
Lunch

1.30 pm
ML/TF, Financial Crime and Illicit Flows Observed during the Covid-19 Pandemic: Learnings & Recommendations
Muhammad Imran, Criminal Intelligence Officer, Financial Crimes Unit, INTERPOL

2.30 pm
Money Laundering (ML)/TF Typologies in Virtual Assets & Implementation of Travel Rule
Claire Wilson, Partner, Holland & Marie

3.30 pm
Anti-Bribery and Corruption
Sofia El Mansouri, Compliance Consultant & Founder, Compliantly LLC

DAY 3 - NOVEMBER 24, 2021 (WEDNESDAY)

9.00 am
Private-Public Partnership Successes/Trends
Mariano Federici, Managing Director, K2 Integrity & Former Chair of Egmont Group of FIUs

10.00 am
ML/TF Typologies for the Real Estate Sector
Lakshmi Kumar, Policy Director, Global Financial Integrity and Kaisa de Bel, Policy Analyst, Global Financial Integrity

11.00 am
Trade-Based Money Laundering
Pramod Khandelwal, Senior Faculty Member, Fintelekt

12.00 pm
Lunch

1.30 pm
ML Typologies in Relation to Violations of Intellectual Property Laws
Guada Vergel de Dios, Head of Compliance and Government Relations, Xendit

2.30 pm
Beneficial Ownership Registries and Accessing Beneficial Ownership Information
Matti Kohonen, Executive Director at Financial Transparency Coalition

3.30 pm
Emerging Regulations on the Use of Artificial Intelligence in Finance
Jermy Prenio, Principal Advisor, Financial Stability Institute, Bank for International Settlements

DAY 4 - NOVEMBER 25, 2021 (THURSDAY)

9.00 am
Criminal Forfeiture
Suren Thapa, President & Founder, Global Intelligence Analysis Corporation, New York

10.00 am
The Role of the Financial Sector to End Slavery and Trafficking
Daniel Thelesklaf, Project Director, Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking (FAST) Initiative at United Nations University Centre for Policy Research (UNU-CPR)

11.00 am
The Evolving Drug Trade in Asia and Nexus to Pacific
Avaneesh Raman, Consultant – Fiji & Pacific, Fintelekt Academy

12.00 pm
Lunch

1.30 pm
AML Risks from Decentralized Finance
Nathan Catania, Partner, XReg Consulting

2.15 pm
ML/TF Monitoring of the Non-Profit Organization (NPO) Sector
Ravin Gill, Senior Policy Advisor/AML Specialist, Malaysian Companies Commission

3.15 pm
Illicit Financial Flows: Vulnerability and responsibility of the Philippines
Alex Cobham, Chief Executive, Tax Justice Network

DAY 5 - NOVEMBER 26, 2021 (FRIDAY)

9.00 am
AMLC Issuances: AMLA (Particularly Investigative Tools/ Techniques)
Atty. Joeshias B.Tambago, Bank Officer V, AMLC Secretariat

10.00 am
Role of AMLC in TFS
Atty. Arnold G. Frane, Acting Deputy Director, AMLC Secretariat

11.00 am
International Cooperation in Asset Recovery
Diphat Tembo, Director – Compliance and Prevention Department, Financial Intelligence Centre, Zambia

12.00 pm
Lunch

1.00 pm
Cross-Border Measures: The Impact of ISO 20022
Guy Sheppard, Head of APAC Financial Crime, Initiatives and Intelligence, SWIFT

2.00 pm
ML/TF Typologies for the Insurance Sector
Debmalya Maitra, Senior Director – Banking, Financial Services & Insurance, Chokshi Group

2.45 pm
AML’s Potential Intersection with Cryptocurrency and NFTs: Digital Asset Tracing and Recovery
Lara Levinson, Principal, Kobre & Kim LLP & Calvin Koo, Principal, Kobre & Kim LLP

3.30 pm
Summit Closing Remarks
Atty. Mel Georgie B. Racela, Executive Director, Anti-Money Laundering Council Secretariat
Shirish Pathak, Managing Director, Fintelekt Advisory Services

Registration

All participants are requested to apply for participation using the link below.

The approval process for various categories of applicants is as follows:

A] Participants from Regulatory Organisations, Judiciary, Intelligence, Law Enforcement and Other Government Agencies.

There is no registration fee for this category. You will receive a confirmation along with the joining link from Zoom on or before November 19, 2021, subject to approval from the organisers.

B] Covered Persons (such as banks, financial institutions, insurers, brokers, designated non financial businesses and persons and other reporting entities to the AMLC) and Academic Institutions: US$ 50 per participant

Following your application, you will receive an email from Fintelekt containing the payment link within 3 working days, subject to approval from the organisers.

C] Technology and Consulting Firms or Others: US$ 100 per participant

Following your application, you will receive an email from Fintelekt containing the payment link within 3 working days, subject to approval from the organisers.

PARTICIPATION CERTIFICATES

All registered participants who attend the summit will receive a Fintelekt-AMLC Participation Certificate via email in .PDF format on or before December 10, 2021. 

FAQS

Will the summit content be relevant to my country?
Yes. The summit themes have been designed so that they are relevant and customised for the AML/CTF ecosystem in the Philippines.

Which sectors will the summit cover?
The summit will be relevant for all AML/CTF covered persons – such as banks, financial institutions, insurance, mutual funds, capital markets, lawyers, accountants, brokers, casinos, etc. It will also be relevant for regulators, government, law enforcement agencies, academicians, NGOs, consulting and technology services companies connected to AML/CTF.

I am retired / student / academic / independent. What category should I register myself in? Can you provide a discount?
Please register under the Covered Persons category. The summit has been priced nominally and hence we are unable to offer a further discount.

Will the session recordings be available after the summit?
Session recordings will be available to all registered participants.

How do I join the summit?
All registered participants will receive a joining link for the summit on November 21, 2021. If you have registered, but not received a joining link, please write to contact@fintelekt.com or send a WhatsApp message to +91 9370078917.

What do I need to attend the summit?
You can join the session through a laptop/personal computer, tablet or mobile phone. A stable internet connection (preferably with an average speed of at least 2 mbps) is recommended for uninterrupted streaming. Please note that some organisations block access to external emails, webinar platforms, or audio/visual hardware. Kindly contact the IT team of your organization to resolve any such issues. Or alternatively, use a personal computer to log in to the session.

Is a participation certificate included in the registration fee?
Yes. All registered participants who attend the summit will receive a participation certificate.

When will the participation certificate be sent?
The participation certificate will be emailed in .PDF format to the registered email id of the participant on or before December 10, 2021.

Can I get a refund for the registration fee?
Registration fees are non-refundable.

How can I provide my suggestions or feedback?
You are welcome to provide your suggestions or feedback about the summit by writing to us at contact@fintelekt.com.