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MONDAY, 9 DECEMBER 2013
PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP: Creating a Solid Framework for AML/CFT Risk Management
(Separate registration required.)
08.00 - 09.00 Pre-Conference Workshop Registration and Networking Breakfast
09.00 - 10.30
Developing a Sound Risk Methodology
  • Establishing a general framework for risk assessment, including scope and risk tiers
  • Reviewing strategies to overcome common risk assessment challenges, such as lack of data and assessing operational areas
  • Considering various approaches for calculating risk scores for both inherent risk and mitigation
  • Understanding how to fine-tune your existing risk assessment methodology to balance quantitative and qualitative inputs

Presenters:
Pattison Boleigha, CAMS, Head, Group Compliance & Internal Control, Access Bank Plc

Dr. 'Buno Emmanuel Nduka, CAMS, Director of Programme and Projects, Inter- Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA)

Philippe Obiang, CAMS, Country Head, Compliance, Ecobank

10.30 - 10.45 Networking and Refreshment Break
10.45 - 12.15
Developing a Sound Risk Methodology (continued)

Building on the morning's intensive instruction, workshop participants will spend this time on tactile learning--working through hands-on exercises using real-life scenarios. This segment of the agenda is also an opportunity for engaging in peer-to-peer dialogue and gaining direct feedback from the instructors on your specific questions.

12.15 - 13.15 Networking Luncheon for Workshop Attendees
13.15 - 14.00
Examining the FATF's Recommendation on a Risk-Based Approach (RBA)
  • Analysing the risk categories of the FATF's guidance for financial institutions
  • Reviewing recommended internal controls and areas for RBA application
  • Overcoming the most common risk assessment weaknesses as identified by regulators
  • Developing an effective risk assessment plan that meets regulatory expectations

Presenters:
Nathaniel Cole, CAMS, Chief Executive Officer, Forensics & Compliance Institute

Roy Melnick, CAMS, Associate Director, Advisory - Regulatory Risk Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)

Jonathan Nii Okai Welbeck, AML/CFT Risk Manager, Bank of Ghana

14.00 - 15.15
Managing Risk Governance and Streamlining Reporting Processes
  • Exploring new ideas for governing the risk assessment process, from senior- level oversight to project-level management
  • Identifying options for tailoring reports to the needs of the business and senior management
  • Determining how to effectively communicate risk assessment results to your institution's Board
  • Integrating internal audit findings on risk assessment processes

Presenter:
Nathaniel Cole, CAMS, Chief Executive Officer, Forensics & Compliance Institute

Eric Nii Boi Quartey, MICA, DipFM, ACIB, Head of Compliance & Anti-Money Laundering Reporting Officer, Merchant Bank Ghana Ltd

15.15 - 15.30 Networking and Refreshment Break
15.30 - 16.00
Distinguishing Between Multiple Risk Assessment Models
  • Exploring options for risk assessment models, including inherent risk models, control models and aggregate risk models
  • Measuring expected risk versus tail risk and understanding the impact of model choices
  • Identifying strategies to make your risk assessment model more dynamic through model and data validation, data gathering methods and metrics collection

Presenter:
Edwin Tettey Langmer, CAMS, Department Head, Compliance & Control, UT Bank Limited

16.00 - 17.00
Scheduling and Executing a Risk Assessment
  • Evaluating the different methods for executing your risk assessment
  • Anticipating practical considerations when scheduling a risk assessment
  • Reviewing tips and pointers for executing a risk assessment in a complex financial institution
  • Connecting risk assessment results to monitoring, testing, training and awareness plans

Presenters:
Abdulrahman Babashani, Area Head, Financial Crime Risk, West Africa, Group Financial Crime Risk, Standard Charted Bank

Atuweni-Tupochile Phiri, LL.B (Honours), LL.M, CAMS, Acting Director,Financial Intelligence Unit – Malawi

17.00 - 17.15 Q&A and Closing Remarks
TUESDAY, 10 DECEMBER 2013
MAIN CONFERENCE DAY ONE
07.30 - 18.45 Registration Desk and Exhibit Hall Open
07.30 - 08.30 Networking Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
08.30 - 08.45 Conference Welcome Remarks

Ursula M'Crystal, Head of Money Laundering Surveillance, Global Financial Crime,Standard Bank 

Samuel Thomas Essel, Chief Executive Officer, Financial Intelligence Centre, Ghana
08.45 - 09.15 Keynote Address: The Role of Financial Intelligence Units in Enhancing Financial Sector Integrity in Africa Through the Filing of Quality Suspicious Transaction Reports

Juliet Ibekaku, former Director, Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit
09.15 - 10.15
Navigating the Regulatory Landscape from an African Perspective
  • Understanding your regulatory obligations across multiple regional jurisdictions
  • Tailoring your internal processes to meet the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) implementation timeline
  • Assessing the financial crime risks posed by neighbouring countries which may affect your AML/CTF programme
  • Prioritising AML/CTF issues within the context of increasing costs of compliance

Moderator:
Ursula M'Crystal, Head of Money Laundering Surveillance, Global Financial Crime, Standard Bank

Presenters
Abdulrahman Babashani, Area Head, Financial Crime Risk, West Africa, Group Financial Crime Risk, Standard Charted Bank

Philippe Obiang, CAMS, Country Head, Compliance, Ecobank 

Andre Wentzel, Head: Anti Money Laundering, Standard Bank Group

10.15 - 10.45 Networking and Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall
10.45 - 12.00
Developing A Comprehensive Sanctions Compliance Programme
  • Domesticating sanctions screening procedures for primary customers, beneficial owners and related parties
  • Determining the types of sanctions and sanctions-specific risk factors to incorporate in your risk assessment
  • Managing sanctions compliance programmes across multiple jurisdictions
  • Implementing periodic sanctions programme testing to ensure its effectiveness

Moderator:
Reindorf Atta Gyamena, CAMS, Head of Compliance Unit, CAL Bank

Presenters:
Roy Melnick, CAMS, Associate Director, Advisory - Regulatory Risk Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)

Bahlakoana Shelile, Trade & Finance Expert, Economic Intellect Consulting

Kevin West, Head of Financial Crime: Africa, Barclays Africa Group

12.00 - 13.30 Networking Luncheon for All Attendees
13.30 - 15.00
Leveraging the Revised FATF Recommendations to Fortify Your Customer Due Diligence (CDD) Controls
  • Obtaining sufficient customer information to perform CDD and ascertain customers' risk levels
  • Analysing customers' behaviour, business and background
  • Establishing guidelines for CDD and transactional information triggers to employ enhanced due diligence (EDD)
  • Performing periodic reviews of existing Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) and high-risk customers to ensure updated intelligence regarding status or links
  • Managing foreign and domestic PEP risks across multiple jurisdictions

Moderator:
Pattison Boleigha, CAMS, Head, Group Compliance & Internal Control, Access Bank Plc

Presenters:
Nathaniel Cole, CAMS, Chief Executive Officer,  Forensics & Compliance Institute

Edwin Tettey Langmer, CAMS, Department Head, Compliance & Control, UT Bank Limited

Dr. 'Buno Emmanuel Nduka, CAMS, Director of Programme and Projects, Inter- Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA)

15.00 - 15.30 Networking and Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall
15.30 - 16.30
Developing Efficient Transaction Monitoring Processes with Limited Resources
  • Understanding the forensic approach to transaction monitoring for better criminal activity detection
  • Aligning rules and procedures with existing software to ensure alerts are relevant to your region
  • Exploring affordable tools and resources for monitoring suspicious transactions
  • Identifying strengths and weaknesses in your monitoring practises and focusing resources where they matter most

Moderator:
Ursula M'Crystal, Head of Money Laundering Surveillance, Global Financial Crime, Standard Bank

Presenters:
Dr. Ana Cristina Hopffer Almada, Programme Manager, African Innovation Foundation

Solomon Kofi Dawson, Head, Compliance & AMLRO, uniBank Ghana Limited

Chris McAuley, Director of Fraud & Financial Crime, Advanced Analytics Business Unit (AABU), SAS

16.30 - 17.30
Incorporating New Products and Payment Services into Your AML Risk Management Programme
  • Analysing the FATF's guidance on new products and payment services (NPPS) and its impact on financial institutions and mobile money services
  • Ensuring AML/CTF compliance is included in your institution's business strategy for new products and services
  • Establishing proper AML risk assessment procedures to review new products and services before they are released
  • Adjusting your surveillance and monitoring practises to easily incorporate new products and services

Moderator:
Mercy Buku, CAMS, Senior Manager, Money Laundering Reporting, Safaricom Limited

Presenters:
Solomon Abiakalam, CISA, Regional Compliance Officer, Anglophone Africa, MoneyGram International

Edwin Tettey Langmer, CAMS, Department Head, Compliance & Control, UT Bank Limited

17.30 - 17.45 Day One Closing Remarks

Ursula M'Crystal, Head of Money Laundering Surveillance, Global Financial Crime, Standard Bank

17.45 - 18.45 Networking Reception in Exhibit Hall
WEDNESDAY, 11 DECEMBER 2013
MAIN CONFERENCE DAY TWO
07.30 - 16.30 Registration Desk Open
07.30 - 16.00 Exhibit Hall Open
07.30 - 08.30 Networking Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
08.30 - 08.45 Day Two Opening Remarks

Grahame White, Head of Europe, ACAMS
Pattison Boleigha, CAMS, Head, Group Compliance & Internal Control, Access Bank Plc

08.45 - 09.15 Day Two Keynote Address
09.15 - 10.15 *Case Study*
Trends and Typologies Update: Mitigating the Security Risks of Mobile Payment Products
  • Identifying the money laundering risks and typologies associated with mobile money
  • Applying appropriate AML controls once vulnerabilities have been identified
  • Performing regular monitoring of transactions for suspicious activity and fraud
  • Analysing best practises learnt from the M-PESA mobile payment service

Presenter
Solomon Abiakalam, CISA, Regional Compliance Officer, Anglophone Africa, MoneyGram International

Mercy Buku, CAMS, Senior Manager, Money Laundering Reporting, Safaricom Limited 

10.15 - 10.45 Networking and Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall
10.45 - 12.00
*Case Study*
Disrupting the Flow of Illicit Funds to Terrorist Organisations
  • Exposing links to organised narcotics groups and Islamic extremist groups and understanding how financial institutions may be involved
  • Analysing transaction patterns for indicators of terrorist organisations
  • Utilising lessons learnt from real-life terrorist financing scenarios to spot illicit money transfers

Moderator:
Grahame White, Head of Europe, ACAMS

Presenters:
Muhammad M. Abdul Rahman, Deputy Chief Detective Superintendent, Nigerian FIU

Abdulrahman Babashani, Area Head, Financial Crime Risk, West Africa, Group Financial Crime Risk, Standard Charted Bank

Milimo Moyo, Vice President, Compliance Testing and Training, Lloyds Banking Group

12.00 - 13.30 Networking Luncheon for All Attendees
13.30 - 14.30
*Case Study*
Combating Trade-based Money Laundering (TBML) Within Your Institution
  • Exposing the new typologies being used to obscure the TBML money trail
  • Investigating criminal activity in motor vehicle smuggling and possible links to other crimes, including terrorist financing
  • Exploring the hidden traps in international wire transfers, payments and transfers
  • Examining your AML controls to improve monitoring, identification and reporting of TBML to mitigate future occurrences

Moderator:
Pattison Boleigha, CAMS, Head, Group Compliance & Internal Control, Access Bank Plc

Presenters:
Solomon Kofi Dawson, Head, Compliance & AMLRO, uniBank Ghana limited

Reindorf Atta Gyamena, CAMS, Head of Compliance Unit, CAL Bank

Bahlakoana Shelile, Trade & Finance Expert, Economic Intellect Consulting

14.30 - 15.30
Fine-Tuning the Correspondent and Respondent Banking Relationship
  • Identifying key programme adjustments that can improve your institution's AML risk rating with another institution
  • Effectively assessing geographical risk ratings when entering into or terminating correspondent banking relationships
  • Pinpointing risk indicators that may lead to increased compliance-related scrutiny
  • Meeting the correspondent bank compliance expectations of respondent banks

Moderator:
Guy Sheppard, Senior Product Manager, Financial Counterparty KYC Solutions, Accuity

Presenters:
Pattison Boleigha, CAMS, Head, Group Compliance & Internal Control, Access Bank Plc

Andre Wentzel, CAMS, Head: Anti Money Laundering, Standard Bank Group

Kevin West, Head of Financial Crime: Africa, Barclays Africa Group

15.30 - 16.00 Networking and Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall
16.00 - 17.00
Investing in Africa: Exploring the Opportunities and Obstacles of Rapid Business Growth
  • Implementing robust KYC and CDD procedures that are scalable to the demands of multiple new accounts
  • Assessing the vulnerability of private equity investments and banking business to criminal activity
  • Analysing the impact of regional economic development on bribery and corruption challenges
  • Ensuring adequate AML/CTF training and enforcement for possible banking expansions
  • Creating a money laundering surveillance plan that can accommodate rapid growth in Africa

Moderator:
Dr. Ana Cristina Hopffer Almada, Programme Manager, African Innovation Foundation

Presenters:
Mike Healy, Senior Consultant, FinScan

Atuweni-Tupochile Phiri, LL.B (Honours), LL.M, CAMS, Acting Director,Financial Intelligence Unit – Malawi

Ursula M'Crystal, Head of Money Laundering Surveillance, Global Financial Crime, Standard Bank

Eric Nii Boi Quartey, MICA, DipFM, ACIB, Head of Compliance & Anti-Money Laundering Reporting Officer, Merchant Bank Ghana Ltd

17.00 - 17.15 Closing Remarks

Pattison Boleigha, CAMS, Head, Group Compliance & Internal Control, Access Bank Plc
Jose Lewis, Head of Africa & the Middle East, ACAMS