15 October, Pre-Conference Masterclass Workshops
9:00am - 9:30am Registration and coffee
9:30am - 12.30pm Masterclass: Anti Money Laundering

In this facilitator led session we will explore current and emerging trends in the AsiaPacific financial crime risk landscape. There will be an opportunity to learn and apply greater efficiencies when it comes to controls as well as a deep dive case study into a recent public-private partnership initiative that resulted in the successful disruption of horrifying crime syndicates. We will analyse how lessons from this investigation can be applied to your organisation to ensure your risk assessment is tuned for maximum effectiveness against predicate money laundering crimes. 

High level agenda:

  1. Whats happening right now in the AsiaPacific region?
  • AML 
  • Sanctions 
  • Bribery & Corruption

2. Exercise: Leveraging cross disciplinary controls in your compliance framework 

3. Regulatory and enforcement trends in the Asia Pacific Region: 

  • FATF (including upcoming Mutual Evaluations and Follow Up visits) 
  • Australia (variations to the AUSTRAC supervisory approach) introduction of a cash transaction ban, Royal Commission outcomes & the CBA, AfterPay)
  • NZ (signals of a tougher enforcement approach, update on Phase 2 legislation)

4. Case study and exercise: Is your risk assessment and transaction monitoring tuned accurately? Analysing outcomes from the AUSTRAC Fintel Alliance initiative to combat child exploitation. 

Tutor: Alice Saveneh, Co-founder, Murray Waldren Consultng

1pm - 1.30pm Registration and Coffee
1.30pm - 4.30pm Masterclass: Governance, Risk and Compliance

In this facilitator led session, we will be exploring the latest topics and trends impacting the GRC landscape. Case studies and practical exercises will also be included to enhance discussion and networking opportunities.

Tutor: Rebecca O'Sullivan, Head of Quality Assurance, Governance and Projects - Asia. Compliance. Commerzbank AG

16 October, Main Conference - Day One
8:30am - 9:15am Registration and networking breakfast
9:15am - 9:25am  Welcome from ICA Director of Education Pekka Dare and Conference Chair Radish SinghExecutive Director, FAS, Deloitte Singapore
9:30am - 10:15am Keynote Speaker: Loo Siew YeeAMD Policy, Payments & Financial Crime, Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)
10:15am - 11:15am Panel session: Women in Compliance
  Yvette Cheak, FICA, Managing Director, Ace Compliance Ltd (Panel session moderator)
Harpejan Kaur, MICA, Head of Compliance, COFACE Malaysia, Singapore & Indonesia
Angelia LeeRegional Director, Business Integrity, CSL Behring

Radish SinghExecutive Director, FAS, Deloitte Singapore
Alice Chen, COO & General Counsel InvestaCrowd
11:15am - 11:45am Networking break
11:45am - 12:45pm Breakout - Stream One
Session 1: How do I build a great compliance team?
  Sandra HormaFinancial Crime Senior Lead, Transferwise
In the age of the compliance specialist versus the compliance generalist, how can we best create successful multi-skilled teams?  Transferwise consider how you can build a team that has all the competencies you need in order to effectively manage financial crime risk and deliver strong performance.
Session 2: Why are Money Service Businesses (MSBs) a risk worth taking?
  Alice SavenehPartner, Murray Waldren Consulting
In this session, Alice will examine the role of MSBs in promoting financial inclusion across APAC and will discuss some practical steps that can be taken to embrace this growing industry and help allay the 'derisking' fear factor.
Session 3:  Are you prepared for a Tax Audit? 
  John ShoemakerAttorney, Butler Snow Law
A formal FATCA/CRS audit process is on the horizon. How will you demonstrate compliance when you are asked to? John will look at key elements including records and staff issues and will discuss the type of questions you may be asked (and help provide answers!)
Session 4:  Sponsor session: How can you combat bribery risks with ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery Management Systems?

Dr Danny Ker, Vice President, Quality Management, TÜV SÜD PSB

Businesses across the world are facing and combating an ongoing practice of bribery and corruption that can pose a threat to the brand’s trust and reputation. Anti-bribery Management Systems (ABMS) compliant with ISO 37001 standard can help you to minimise the risk of bribery, and enable you to maintain customer trust and confidence in your product and service offerings in today’s competitive global market. In this session, Dr. Danny will be providing attendees a good understanding and familiarisation with the basic concepts of ISO 37001 ABMS on how to develop and implement reasonable measures to prevent bribery and mitigate related risks.

What you will get out of the session:

  • Introduction to ISO 37001 Anti-bribery Management Systems (ABMS)
  • ISO 37001 ABMS - General requirements of clauses
  • Development and Implementation Strategy towards Certification
  • Basic Fundamental Principles of an Integrated Management Systems
  • Certification Audit Requirement, Process and Timeline 
12:45pm - 1:45pm Networking lunch
1:45pm - 2:45pm Break out Stream Two
Session 1: How do I make the most of a limited compliance budget?
  Angelia LeeRegional Director, Business Integrity, CSL Behring 
Resources are often pressurized in the compliance world. In this session we will be discussing techniques for building a great compliance program with limited budget/resource. Angelia will be sharing insight, hints and tips gained from her own experiences in implementing successful compliance programs within the healthcare sector
Session 2: Are we doing enough to prevent corruption?
  Chen, Jee Meng, MLRO, Commerz Bank AG, Singapore Branch
The global media is increasingly interested in cases of bribery and corruption, with regulators stepping up activity in this area too. As understanding the various risks and typologies becomes more important, this practical session will look at some of the key risk areas for compliance professionals to be aware of.
Session 3: Trade Based Money Laundering - are we thinking widely enough?
  Yvette Cheak, FICA, Managing Director, Ace Compliance Ptd Ltd.
Ensuring that international trade isn't abused by criminals involves more than more than just checking documentation. In this session Yvette will walk through the end-to-end trade process, highlighting the numerous ways this can be abused for financial crime, with specific focus placed on open account transactions and the trade interactions within SE Asia
Session 4: The Infinite Possibilities of RegTech. Stream sponsored by Cynopsis

Chye Kit Chionh, FICA. Co-Founder and CEO Cynopsis

Most industry stakeholders are well-versed on the importance and benefits of RegTech but how many of us actually understand the varied possibilities that the industry has to offer? In this breakout session, Chye Kit will be sharing about the different horizons to explore the possibilities of RegTech amongst different jurisdictions, industry sectors and regions.

1st horizon: Exploring infinite RegTech possibilities with the different jurisdictions. This could come in the form of fulfilling jurisdiction’s guidelines by having an automated and seamless KYC/AML/CTF compliance process.

2nd horizon: Viewing various RegTech possibilities across different industry sectors especially applicability outside of financial services sector.

3rd horizon: Exploration of RegTech in terms of regional and global partnerships. As the Chair of the Singapore FinTech Association RegTech Sub-Committee, Chye Kit will also share his valuable experiences and insights in respect of collaborations across associations in different jurisdictions. 

2:45pm - 3:05pm Networking break
3:10pm - 4:10pm Break out Stream three
Session 1: Help - I've got a data breach! 
  Hapejan Kaur, MICAHead of Compliance, COFACE Malaysia, Singapore & Indonesia. 
When this happens in your organisation, how should you respond? What are your obligations to the firm, the regulator and the customer? What risks do you face and what is best practice in this area? Harpejan will provide insights based on her own experiences and share ideas on implementing a robust data compliance culture.
Session 2:  'Following the money' is a key part of understanding criminal networks. 
  Bala Sathya, FICAHead of Compliance, InstaReM. 
Tracing illict flows is a key part of understanding criminal networks. Bala will draw on presentations he has given to law enforcement and regulators to provide practical insights into effective investigative techniques. He will discuss international transactions and the role of technology in enabling and combating criminality
Session 3: Virtual Banking is coming - are you ready?
  Malcolm Wright, Chief Compliance Officer, Diginex
Drawing on experiences from Hong Kong, Malcolm will explore some of the key challenges in this evolving space, focussing particularly on the area on non face-to-face onboarding. 
Session 4: Convergence of financial crime and emerging risks in the payments process. Stream sponsored by Bottomline Technologies

Sukh Vairea, Market Development Manager, Bottomline Technologies will discuss the latest trends and how organised crime, fraud and cyber risk is converging posing greater threats and bigger risks in the payments process.

Organized gangs are using an array of methods and criminal activities including cybercrime, fraud and money laundering. Recent cases and trends show crime financial crime is converging. We will look at the past ten years, how crime has evolved and some of the methods used by criminal groups today. Moreover, we will address risks in payments process - where are the threats and vulnerabilities, where could you be exposed and what to look out for.

4:10pm - 5:30pm Networking drinks reception
17 October, Main Conference - Day Two


8:30am - 9:15am Networking breakfast
9:15am - 10am Keynote: Crypto regulation is coming - what are you doing about it?
  Keynote speaker: Malcolm Wright, Chief Compliance Officer, Diginex
Crypto firms will be regulated in Singapore at the end of 2019. Malcolm will use his vast experience to explore the developing cryto space, guiding you through some of the opportunities and challenges and considering what the future holds for firms as regulation implementation draws nearer.
10:00am - 11:00am Panel session: RegTech: Friend or Foe? What's next in tech and what would be the impact on compliance?

The tech space continues to evolve at a rapid pace. The recent IBF/MAS study “The Impact of Wider Integration of Data Analytics and Automation on Manpower" is an example of the people focused future. So where are our businesses going and what does the future look like for the compliance professional? This question and more will be discussed.

Pekka Dare, FICA, Director of Education, ICA (moderator)
Chye Kit Chionh, FICA. Co-Founder and CEO, Cynopsis
Guy Sheppard, Head of Asia Pacific Financial Crime Intelligence and Initiatives, SWIFT
Grace Ho, Executive Director, Compliance - Financial Crime, J.P. Morgan
Claus Christensen, CEO, Know Your Customer

11.00am - 11.15am Networking break
11.15am - 11.45am Keynote speaker: NG Nam Sin, Chief Executive Officer, The Institute of Banking and Finance.
11:45am - 12:45pm Panel Session: What are the key skills of the modern compliance professional?

The modern compliance professional is no longer simply expected to have strong technical knowledge, but requires a broad range of complementary skills. In this panel session, we'll explore areas such as business acumen, communication skills and influencing ability (amongst others), building up a checklist of effective competencies for now and the future.

Pekka Dare, FICADirector of Education, ICA (moderator)
Jon Yeo, Chief Compliance Officer, Maybank Singapore
Siew Lee Lim, Managing Director and Head of Group AML/CFT/Sanction Compliance, United Overseas Bank Ltd
Mona Zoet, 
Founder RegPac Revolution, RegTech Advocate, SEA IRTA Lead, Risk Management Specialist, Member Disruption Disciples

12.45pm - 1.30pm Close of conference with networking lunch

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