ComplianceAid: Caribbean Anti-Money Laundering & Financial Crimes Conference 2017

  • April 6, 2017 - April 7, 2017
    8:00 am - 2:00 pm

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ComplianceAid:Caribbean Anti-Money Laundering & Financial Crimes Conference 2017.

The third Caribbean Basin Anti-Money Laundering & Financial Crimes Conference will be held in Miami at the Conrad Hotel on April 6 & 7, 2017. This is the only conference targeting regulated entities, regulators and government agencies of the entire Caribbean basin.

Attendees are expected from Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curaçao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, Saba, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sint Eustatius, Sint Maarten, Suriname, The Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States Virgin Islands and Venezuela.

According to a survey completed by 107 2016 conference participants, 99% indicated they would recommend the event to a colleague.

This two-day event is designed to provide practical knowledge of AML/CFT. It address the particularities of operating a business in the Caribbean basin. The conference will equip all participants with useful knowledge which they may implement within their organizations. To this end a group of high profile regulators from the Caribbean basin and compliance experts with ties to the region will discuss challenges faced by regulated businesses. Unlike any other, this conference will address the issues from a non-U.S. point of view.

Beyond complying with the AML/CFT annual training requirements, this conference will provide participants a unique opportunity to personally engage with regulators and other experts. This personal contact will allow for a better understanding of the respective approach at enforcement in the Caribbean basin.

For a third year, the Conrad Hotel has been selected as the conference venue. The luxury property is located in the heart of Miami’s booming Brickell district. Brickell is Miami and South Florida's major financial district. Referred to as the "Manhattan of the South", it is home to the largest concentration of international banks in the United States.  Brickell is a dense, high-rise residential neighborhood with many upscale luxury condominiums and apartment towers and is home to several of Miami's top restaurants, shops and places of entertainment. A discounted group rate of US$259 per night plus taxes is available to conference participants. The conference organizer has secured free internet access in the conference hall and guest rooms. Complimentary transportation to nearby malls will be available at the end of the conference.

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The conference format is a series of 45-60-minute sessions, divided in 3 parts: speaker’s presentation, moderator interview, and Q&A period.

The conference organizers are inviting board members, business owners, CEOs, CFOs, COOs, CROs, auditors from all regulated industries operating in the Caribbean including Attorneys, Accountants, Car Dealerships, Casinos & Gaming, Commercial Banks, Credit Institutions, Credit Unions, Dealers in High Value & Luxury Goods, Dealers of Precious Metal, Art or Jewelry, Development Banks, Import & Export Businesses, Insurance Companies, International Banks, Money Value Transfer Services, Mortgage Companies, Offshore Banks, Real Estate, Service Providers, Travel & Leisure, Trust & Company, etc.

Regulators, Government Officials, Members of Parliament, Public Servants and Managers of State Owned Companies are also invited to register.

Benefits of participating

  • Up to 18 CPEs are awarded
  • Certificate of attendance is provided
  • Comply with mandatory AML/CFT annual training requirements
  • Meet Caribbean basin key business leaders facing similar challenges
  • Meet key regulators from the Caribbean basin
  • Acquire CPE for CAMLFC, ACAMS, FIBA, ICA, ACFCS and others
  • Deductible travel expenses in most jurisdictions
  • Free time to enjoy Miami shopping and vibrant culture
  • An opportunity to host a board meeting abroad

 Learning Objectives

  • Identify country-specific issues often encountered in AML/CFT
  • Identify country-specific trends related to AML/CFT regulation in the Caribbean Basin
  • Identify threats associated with trade-based money laundering
  • Describe the steps utilized in conducting AML investigations
  • Identify current trends in CFT throughout the Caribbean Basin
  • Identify current trends related to de-risking
  • Identify and describe recent enforcement actions related to FCPA violations
  • Identify best practices for meeting the requirements of FATCA

Delivery method: Group Live

Organizers

The Caribbean Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crimes Conference is organized by ComplianceAid.pro and theList.pro. ComplianceAid is an international consulting firm specializing in Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Countering the Financing of Terrorism (CFT), and Financial Crimes Prevention (FCP). The firm offers Advisory and Intelligence Services, Training Programs, and Solutions. Its clients are located in thirty-one (31) countries, and territories located across the Americas, including the United States. Clients range in size from Micro businesses to Fortune 500 Corporations, and are active in over thirty (30) regulated industries. ComplianceAid services have also been retained by regulators, monitors (Financial Intelligence Units, Financial Service Commissions, Securities Commissions), central banks, governments, and legislatures to provide advisory services. The President is Antigua born Michelle Martin, CAMLFC, CAMS. She is the Founder of the AMLFC Institute (http://amlfc.institute/), and theList.pro, which is an affordable customer screening tool which includes PEPs, global sanctions, U.S. money service businesses, and FATCA registered entities. More information can be found at: http://complianceaid.pro/compliance/anti-money-laundering-consultant-bios/.

Partners - Sponsors

The conference is supported by the following partners & sponsors:

ComplianceAid Conference Agenda

DAY 1 Apr-06 Type Presentations Title List of Invited Speakers
8:00 8:15 Welcome & Opening Remarks Ms. Michelle Martin, President, ComplianceAid, theList.pro & AMLFC Institute, Antigua & Barbuda/Florida
8:20 9:20 Keynote General Session Mutual Evaluations: Where are we? Mr. Calvin Wilson, Executive Director, CFATF, Trinidad and Tobago
9:25 10:25 General Session Guyana A Country AML/CFT Report: Where we are, some of the challenges faced and strategies to overcome Dr. Gobind Ganga, Governor, Central Bank, Guyana
10:25 10:55 Coffee Break
10:55 11:40 General Session Money Laundering Trends & Typologies (to include: Emerging Threat of Trade-Based Money Laundering) Ms. Linda Díaz del Barrio, Director-General of Prevention of Operations with Resources of Illegal Origin B, Mexico
11:45 12:30 General Session How to conduct an AML investigation on a customer Mrs. Ligia Stella, Director of the Financial Intelligence Unit, Sint Maarten
12:30 1:25 Lunch
1:30 2:15 General Session AML/CFT Examination: A Board's Perspective Mr. Claudius Lestrade, Director, Financial Services Unit, Dominica
2:20 3:05 General Session How to Conduct Know your Customer (KYC) and Enhanced Due Diligence (EDD) for the Gaming Industry with a focus on Casinos Mr. Fredric E. Gushin, Managing Director, Spectrum Gaming Group, New Jersey
3:05 3:30 Coffee Break
3:30 4:15 General Session Developing a robust risk based AML/CFT Program Ms. LaTeisha A.R. Sandy, Deputy Director, Financial Intelligence Unit, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
4:20 5:20 General Session Regulators Round up: What's Expected from Businesses for 2017 Regulators
5:25 6:25 General Session Digital Currencies, Blockchain Technology and AML/CFT Mr. Jeremy Stephen MSc. DIC. BSc., Lecturer, Department of Economics, University of the West Indies – Cave Hill Campus, Barbados
6:30 7:30 Cocktail
DAY 2 Apr-07   Presentations Title  List of Invited Speakers
8:30 9:15 Keynote General Session De-Risking When Their Choice Becomes Your Risk: Where are we? Mr. John A. Rolle, Governor, Central Bank, Bahamas
9:20 10:05 General Session Terrorism: A Growing Threat For the Caribbean Mr. Ian McDonald, Financial Investigations Adviser, Regional Security System Asset Recovery Unit (RSS-ARU), Barbados
10:05 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 11:15 General Session Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) & Bribery: Enforcement on the Rise Dr. Lemar White, Anti-Bribery Program Manager, Google, Barbados/California
11:20 12:05 General Session Best Practice for Handling AML/CFT Emerging Threat for Casinos in the Caribbean Basin  Mrs. Violet Anne Golden, Chairman & CEO, Virgin Islands Casino Control Commission, St. Croix, USVI
12:10 1:15 General Session Meeting the requirements of FATCA is not an easy task Mr. Stanley Foodman, CEO, Foodman CPAs & Advisors, Florida
1:00 1:15 General Session Closing Remarks  Ms. Michelle Martin, President, ComplianceAid, theList.pro & AMLFC Institute, Antigua & Barbuda/Florida
1:15 2:00 Lunch

Confirmed Moderators

  • Mr. Jermaine A. Lee, Esq., Hernandez Lee Martinez, LLC (originally from Guyana)
  • Mr. Marlon A. Hill, Esq., Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel LLP (originally from Jamaica)
  • Mr. Lorenzo Delzoppo

Cost

ComplianceAid                                                                     April 6th - 7th, 2017             $1,099
ComplianceAid & AMLFC Combo Conference Registration        April 5th - 7th, 2017             $1,399

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Refund policy: Course registrants may cancel without penalty if written cancellation requests are received at least 60 days prior to the start of scheduled programs.  A credit voucher less 50% of the registration fee will be issued for written requests received up to 30 days prior to the start of scheduled programs. No refunds or credits are issued on cancellation requests received less than 30 days prior to the start of scheduled programs.

Complaints should be addressed to Michelle Martin via email at michelle@complianceaid.pro.

Included with this year registration fee:

  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Digital copy of conference presentations
  • Audio recordings (when authorized by speaker)
  • Breakfast (2)
  • Coffee break (3)
  • Lunch (2)
  • Cocktail (1)
  • Bus to the shopping mall

       

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Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: +1-305-503-6500

Venue Website:

Address:
1395 Brickell Ave, Miami, Florida, 33131, United States

Description:

Conrad Miami
1395 Brickell Avenue, Miami, Florida, 33131, USA
TEL: +1-305-503-6500
Guest Fax: +1-305-503-6599
MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
 DISTANCE FROM HOTEL: 9 mi.
 DRIVE TIME: 15 min.
DIRECTIONS
Head south on N LeJeune Road, merge into FL 836 and take I-95 South. 
Take Miami Ave. 
exit ramp toward Biscayne Blvd. and a slight right toward Brickell Ave. 
Turn left onto SE 14th St. Valet will be on the left.
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