Conference One 2017 North

Squire Patton Boggs, Birmingham | Wednesday 11th October 2017

Event Details are pleased to bring you our first venture outside the M25! Join us for the beginning of a new series of conferences held outside of London. Our first stop is Birmingham; kindly hosted by our friends at Squire Patton Boggs!

The delegate fee includes refreshments, lunch and a post event networking drinks reception, hosted by our friends at Squire Patton Boggs. The conference will be held at their Birmingham offices which are located at 148 Edmund St, Birmingham B3 2JR on Wednesday, 11th October 2017.

The various presentations will be provided to paying delegates electronically post-conference*.

The conference will provide delegates with the information to enhance the scope and depth of their knowledge across a broad range of subjects, as well as earn valuable CPD points.

Tickets & Bookings

Tickets for Conference One North start at just £100.00. Please note our new pricing structure.

1st Release Admission £100
2nd Release Admission £150
3rd Release Admission £200
4th Release Admission £225
Half Day Admission (AM/ PM) £150

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Agenda & Speakers


08:30 – 09:00

Registration & Coffee

Delegate’s arrival/ registration and a chance to grab a pre-event coffee and some nibbles before settling into the day’s busy schedule!


09:00 – 09:10

David Pelled,

Chairman’s Introduction

A quick welcome to Conference Three 2017 from our CEO and an update on the latest forum news and developments.


09:10 – 09:55

Quinn Perrott
General Manager, TRAction Fintechs

MiFID 2- Are you Prepared for it?

09:55 – 10:40

 Paul Anderson
Partner, Squire Patton Boggs

Paul will be taking us through the upcoming changes that MLD5 will bring. 

10:40 – 11:00

 Morning Coffee

Selection of teas, coffees, cakes and fresh juice available.


11:00 – 11:40

Cybercrime and the Associated AML Issues

Jason Sugarman QC
Barrister, Foundry Chambers

  • The history of the legislation changes to counter cybercrime
  • The statutory changes and sentencing approaches
  • Approaches taken by the Police in recent cases
  • The applicability of POCA to any funds stolen due to Cybercrime
  • Recent applicable cases
  • AML cybercrime risks
  • The impact on the banking sector and further expected changes by the international community

11:40 – 12:20

Jonathan Williams
Former Head of Payments & Strategy, Experian

As the former head of payments and strategy at Experian and a member of the Payment Strategy Forum’s Financial Crime, Data and Security working group and the Open Forum on Open Banking, Jonathan will be giving us an update on the work done within the Payment strategy Forum on combating financial crime and AML issues.

12:20 – 13:00

Denis O’Connor
Financial Crime Expert

A look back over 20 years of the risk-based approach, PEP’s, Basel and how we are doing as AML practitioners.
Denis is a well-known and regular contributor to who always provides incredibly detailed technical content, which looks at situations we all face daily from a new perspective and backs it up with rigorous fact-based research.
His last session for took the FIFA debacle and walked us through the whole situation step by logical step based on thoroughly researched facts. Everyone came away knowing a whole lot more than they started with.
This time Denis will look at the last twenty years of the risk-based approach, and how we are doing with it. Having known about PEP’s for 20 years, how is that progressing in real-world terms, what are we doing right and what are we missing.
Denis is always thorough, often controversial and never a session you want to miss.

13:00 – 14:00


Selection of sandwiches, drinks and snacks available.


14:00 – 14:45

FCA Enforcement, AML Issues and the SMR Scheme

Garon Anthony
Partner, Squire Patton Boggs

Chris Webber
Partner, Squire Patton Boggs

Garon Anthony and Chris Webber (Financial Services’ Disputes Partners at Squire Patton Boggs) will look at regulatory enforcement activity around AML issues and predict the FCA’s regulatory priorities going forward in this area. They will also update on developments with the SMR roll out to firms.

14:45 – 15:30

Employee Screening- A Hole in your Defences

Michael Whittington
Head of Employee Screening, The Risk Advisory Group

Michael will talk about how employee screening has been specifically referenced in recently introduced MLRO industry related standards, legislation and regulations. These include; ISO 37001- Anti-Bribery Management Systems, the Money Laundering Regulation 2017 and the Financial Conduct Authority’s Senior Manager and Certification Regime, and what this means for MLROs.

15:30 – 15:50

Afternoon Coffee

Selection of teas, coffees, cakes and fresh juice available.


15:50 – 16:40

Criminal Finances Act 2017

Mark Rainsford QC Barrister, 33 Chancery Lane

Confiscation and AML overhaul

Unexplained Wealth Orders and associated relief

Extended Moratorium Period

Offences of Failing to Prevent Tax UK and Foreign Evasion 

Extra-territorial Jurisdiction

The Statutory Defence

Guidance for corporates and other organisations


16:40 – 17:15

Panel Q&A

Our panellists will be available for the usual lively question and answer session dealing with the issues raised by the day’s discussions and anything else the audience can think of!


17:30 – 19:30

Evening Reception & Networking

A fantastic opportunity to decompress with a drink and some food; and network with your peers and the expert speakers of the day, hosted by Squire Patton Boggs.