ACSS New York 2023

Agenda

Thursday, Oct 12, 2023

Main Conference Day 1

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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Registration and Welcome Coffee & Breakfast
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9:00 AM – 9:15 AM

WELCOME REMARKS
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9:15 AM – 9:45 AM

KEYNOTE ADDRESS - TBD

Speakers:

  • Julieta Lozano | New York District Attorney’s Office (DANY)

Moderator:

  • Saskia Rietbroek | ACSS
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9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

GENERAL SESSION: A Raft of Restrictions: Navigating the Rough Seas of Russian Sanctions & Export Controls

The speed and veracity of the Russia sanctions packages implemented since 2022 is something completely unprecedented in the sanctions space. Many of us are still trying to come to grips with and compile all of these new requirements. This session will cover:

  • Key insights into new, anticipated developments in sanctions against Russia, and counter measures taken by Russia;
  • A practical guide in dealing with the onslaught of restrictions related to Russia; and
  • How to best incorporate new regulations into your business model.

Speakers:

  • Anne-Marie Lacourse | Sayari
  • Iris Pilika | OFAC
  • KC Jeon | Bloomberg
  • Derrick Kyle | Torres Law

Moderator:

  • Clay Stevenson | Deutsche Bank
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10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Networking Break in Exhibit Area
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11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

GENERAL SESSION: A New Chinese Wall: Understanding the Current and Emerging Trade Restrictions on China

Doing business with China today calls for companies to pay keen attention to both Chinese and US trade policy and continually changing sanctions regulations. To make matters worse, the threat of new and emerging restrictions on China is now ever-present. In this session, we will discuss:

  • The practical implications of emerging risks in relation to restrictions on China;
  • The compliance challenges surrounding dual-use goods and advancted technology items; and
  • What companies (and financial institutions!) can do prevent dual use goods falling into the wrong hands

Speakers:

  • Matthew Bell | FTI Consulting
  • Salvatore Scotto | Bank of China
  • Jeanette Chu | NFTC

Moderator:

  • Howard Spieler | Citi
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11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Networking Luncheon
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1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

GENERAL SESSION: Robotic Process Automation and AI in Sanctions Screening

In this engaging session we will delve into the ever changing interplay and dependence between Human and Artificial Intelligence in sanctions screening. You will learn:

  • How to measure data quality and how it affects the efficacy and efficiency of automated processing.
  • How to reach a comprehensive 360 degree view on customer transactional behavior and beyond.
  • What novel additional skills you will need for sanctions compliance investigations.

Speakers:

  • Tatjana Dobrovolny | Raiffeissen Bank
  • Ben Princen | Symphony AI
  • Morgan Holleran | Moody’s Analytics

Moderator:

  • Terry Pesce | AML Right Source
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1:45 PM - 2:00 PM

Networking Break in Exhibit Area
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2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

GENERAL SESSION: Sanctions Circumvention and Evasion: How to Detect Illicit Activity through Third Countries

In 2023, preventing sanctions circumvention and evasion has taken center stage. Often, as is the case with Russia, companies wanting to conceal their end-user will transit their goods through third countries and ‘concealed’ vessels in an attempt to evade sanctions regulations. Identifying such behavior is not always simple and can sometimes involve operational nightmares.

This session will cover:

  • The rules pertaining to circumvention and evasion of sanctions;
  • How to best structure your compliance program to efficiently detect such behavior; and
  • What the regulator is likely to expect your company to do at minimum.

Speakers:

  • Michael Byrne | IIBLP
  • David Loeser | LexisNexis Risk Solutions
  • Osvaldo Lee | Bloomberg

Moderator:

  • Jeanette Chu | NFTC
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2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Networking Break in Exhibit Area
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3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

GENERAL SESSION: Crisis Scenario: How to Cope When Things Go Wrong

So…you found a sanctions issue in your business and want to come clean? Enforcement agencies generally give maximum mitigation credit for timely, voluntary, and full self-disclosure. But how do you conduct your internal investigation so that you don’t jeopordize your chances of mitigation?

This session will cover:

  • Dealing with whistelblowers.
  • How to structure an internal investigation for potential sanctions violations.
  • How to reconcile the often conflicting requirements of making voluntary self-disclosures (VSDs) to multiple agencies.

Speakers:

  • Clay Stevenson | Deutsche Bank
  • Amber Vitale | FTI Consulting

Moderator:

  • Orisia Gammell | SAP
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3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Networking Break in Exhibit Area
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

GENERAL SESSION: Sanctions and Export Controls Trivia Game

Participate in this Live Game to test your working knowledge of sanctions and export controls. This session will test your real-world knowledge in relation to sanctions regulations, common terminology, as well as key lessons learned from enforcement cases in a fun and interactive format.

Moderator:

  • Howard Spieler | Citi
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4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Closing Remarks Day 1
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Networking Reception

Friday Oct 13, 2023

Main Conference Day 2

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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Registration and Light Breakfast
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9:00 AM – 9:15 AM

OPENING REMARKS
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9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

GENERAL SESSION: Regulation Station: Latest Developments in US Enforcement and Steps Towards Global Cooperation
Join us as expert speakers from US government agencies share their perspectives of evolving sanctions poiicy, new enforcement developments, and assist us in preparing to take on the sanctions compliance landscape in 2023 and beyond.

Speakers:

  • Iris Pilika | OFAC
  • Christopher O’Neill | BIS
  • David Lim | US Department of Justice (DOJ)
  • Artie McConnell | Eastern District of NY (EDNY)

Moderator:

  • John Arvanitis | Treliant
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10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Networking Break in Exhibit Area
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10:30 - 11:15 AM

GENERAL SESSION: Securing the End-to-End Supply Chain: Protecting Your Company Through Various Stages of a Trade Transaction

In this session, we will discuss the impact of trade sanctions on businesses involved in international trade and logistics. We will cover how to best to tackle any operational compliance challenges and how to best work with your bank.

Topics will include:

  • The impact of sectoral sanctions and new export controls;
  • The operational consequences of a bank questioning a payment;
  • Insurance issues
  • Deaing with customs and port authorities and best practices for cargo checks.

Speakers:

  • Aneta Klosek | LexisNexis
  • Robert Walsh | AXA Group
  • Nick Baker | FTI Consulting

Moderator:

  • Saskia Rietbroek | ACSS
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11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Networking Break in Exhibit Area
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11:30 - 12:15 PM

GENERAL SESSION: How to Manage Cryptocurrency in an Ever-Tightening Compliance Environment

Amid the rapidly changing sanctions landscape, cryptoasset businesses and financial institutions must consider the impact on their compliance operations and prepare for continued focus on their sector.

The panel will cover:

  • The key steps in navigating the emerging challenge of cryptocurrency sanctions compliance with success;
  • In what ways the Russian government, as well as sanctioned corporate entities and individuals, could still use cryptocurrencies to circumvent sanctions; and
  • What traditional financial institutions can do to identify and intercept cryptocurrency transactions that may be attempting to avoid sanctions.

Speakers:

  • Pietro Di Volpi | MUFG
  • Nishi Gupta | Arrival Bank

Moderator:

  • Saskia Rietbroek | ACSS
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12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Networking Luncheon
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1:15 PM - 3:25 PM

ROUNDTABLES (3 rounds of 40 mins each)
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 three back-to-back sessions of 40 minutes each. After each session, attendees can go to the next topic of their choice.

  • Coping with Sanctions on Russia/Belarus
    Moderator: Christopher O’Neill | BIS
  • How to Audit a Sanctions Program: KPI and Metrics
  • Moderator: Orisia Gammell | SAP

  • Technology and Sanctions Screening
  • Moderator: Tatjana Dobrovolny | Raiffeissen Bank, Morgan Holleran | Moody’s Analytics

  • China Challenges: Compliance Benchmarking and Best Practices
  • Moderator: Amber Vitale | FTI Consulting

  • Export Controls and Supply Chain Due Diligence
  • Moderator: Derrick Kyle | Torres Law

  • Best Practices for Identifying Sanctioned Securities
  • Moderator: Howard Spieler | Citi

  • Sanctions Circumvention and Evasion : Typologies and Red Flags
  • Moderator: Anne-Marie Lacourse | Sayari

  • Canada: A Brave New Sanctions World – Intersections with EU, UK and US Sanctions
  • Moderator: Heidi Kinkartz | Scotiabank

  • The Role of Insurance in the Supply Chain
  • Moderator: Robert Walsh | AXA Group

  • Understanding the OFAC 50% Rule
  • Moderator: Jacqueline Santos | PNC Bank

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3:25 PM - 3:40 PM

Networking Break in Exhibit Area
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3:40 PM - 4:25 PM

GENERAL SESSION: Seven Deadly (Sanctions) Sins: Key Lessons Learned in Recent Enforcement Actions
In this session, speakers provide an overview of common compliance issues from recent enforcement actions. Using the so-called seven deadly (sanctions) sins as a framework, what can we learn from these enforcement actions? Know the 7 pitfalls: it may well be the difference between a simple bump in the road or falling headfirst into regulatory quicksand when the government comes knocking.

Speakers:

  • Orisia Gammell | SAP
  • Maeva Donlin | Bank of the West
  • Morgan Holleran | Moody’s Analytics

Moderator:

  • John Arvanitis | Treliant
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4:25 PM - 4:30 PM

Closing Remarks Conference