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AME Conference hosts FATF to debate 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive

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On 7 December, we will be holding a key debate on the upcoming policy challenges in money laundering and terrorist financing. To debate some of the issues such as information sharing and the implications of FinTech, MEP Judith Sargentini and the Financial Action Task Force will be joining us.

 Further information on our website.

Addressing policy challenges in Financial Crime: FinTech and Information Sharing.

The event will take place at Silversquare, 3rd Floor, 35 Square Meeûs, 1000 Brussels from 14h until 17h30.

Information sharing continues to be one of the main challenges to the efforts to combat financial crime. EU and Member State actions to improve public/private cooperation in this regard have been stepped up after the Paris and Brussels attacks but numerous obstacles remain unaddressed. Simultaneously, in the attempt to innovate in its response against financial crime, the Financial Action Task Force and the EU have expressed interest in FinTech and its potential to help address some of the more common AML/CTF challenges faced by law enforcement and practitioners.

Speakers drawn from public and private sector as well as from EU institutions will introduce and debate these key themes emerging from the on-going regulatory proposals and risk assessments.


12.30 Lunch for AME members and speakers 

14:00 Tea and Coffee & Welcome

14:30 Keynote speech  by FATF representative, Mr Ashish Kumar  

14:45  Panel 1

Information sharing to combat money laundering and terrorist financing – Intro by MEP Judith Sargentini

  • Does the EU security union roadmap create new opportunities
  • Impact and meaning of the 5th AML Directive

16:00 Panel 2

Fintech as innovation in AML/CFT: from virtual currencies and blockchain to RegTech and moneyapps

  • What are the risks and opportunities associated to Fintech/RegTech?
  • How can regulatory challenges best be identified and addressed?
  • What role for industry?

17:30 END


Further information on our website.

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