MLROs.com Conference One North 2019

Squire Patton Boggs, Birmingham | Wednesday 18th September 2019

Event Details

MLROs.com are pleased to bring you our first venture outside the M25 in 2019. Join us in the next in our series of conferences held outside of London, kindly hosted by our friends at Squire Patton Boggs at their Birmingham offices.

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, 18th September 2019.

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 £149.00* for a full days attendance. Please note our new pricing structure.

1st Release Admission
2nd Release Admission
3rd Release Admission £249*
4th Release Admission £299*
Half Day Admission (AM/ PM) £199*

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Please email us at conference@mlros.com if  you require a PDF booking form

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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

CEO’s Introduction

A quick welcome to MLROs.com Conference One North 2019 from our CEO and an update on the latest forum news and developments.

David Pelled,

CEO MLROs.com

09:10 – 09:55

Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery – Practical Advice for the AML and Financial Crime Professionals to Combat These Practices.

Stop The Traffik will run this session on human trafficking and modern-day slavery and how the AML and financial crime professional can practically help stop this awful trade.

Speaker: Bill Peace
Stop the traffik

09:55 – 10:40

Companies House – Post Consultation Document, the Start of the Way Forward

This is a follow up session after the initial session in London on 12th June 2019 where Companies House introduced the consultation document and process. As the process for submitting comments ended formally on the 5th August, this is the initial follow up to continue the engagement

Speaker: Mark Buckley
Head of Integrity, Companies House

10:40 – 11:00

 

 Morning Coffee

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

11:00 – 11:45

Brexit and Now What? 

Depending on the outcome of Brexit, there could be some work that the MLRO/financial crime community have to get prepared for. If we leave, every law in the land will need to change. To what extent will legislators tighten / loosen legislation? If there is another extension to Article 50, what challenges will that bring? 

Speaker TBC

11:45 – 12:30

What does the MLRO really do and what does the future hold?

The role of the MLRO is constantly evolving and in some firms has grown to include responsibilities such as fraud, tax-evasion and immigration compliance.  How are MLROs adapting to this change and what does the future hold?  Technology is also enabling firms to better identify and manage financial crime risk but is the pace of change really helping?  Also, the external environment including public, private partnerships has been much espoused – but are they really making a difference?

Speaker: Allan Clare
Head of Financial Crime Compliance & MLRO, HSBC UK

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch

Selection of sandwiches, drinks and snacks available.

13:30 – 14:15

An AML Mock Trial

14:15 – 15:00

Is Machine Learning /Artificial Intelligence  the answer or will we always need human beings?

The recent growth of Artificial Intelligence (AI)and Machine Learning (ML) is starting to promise a revolution in the way that due diligence and alert monitoring is conducted. There is the potential, over the next few years, for these systems to take over from human beings in these roles. Given the need for banks and other FIs to rein in massive spending on compliance, will these systems ever entirely replace people and are we in danger of watering down our compliance in the rush to automate?

Speaker TBC

15:00 – 15:20

Afternoon Coffee

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

15:20 – 16:05

Extension to the SMCR

This session will detail the changes implemented by the extension to the SMCR that comes into force in December

Garon Anthony
Partner, Squire Patton Boggs

16:05 – 16:50

Keynote Speaker Nick Downing

16:50 – 17:30

Panel Q&A

A selection of the days speakers will be available for a short open Q&A session with questions from the floor.

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.

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

CEO’s Introduction

A quick welcome to MLROs.com Conference One North 2019 from our CEO and an update on the latest forum news and developments.

David Pelled,

CEO MLROs.com

09:10 – 09:55

Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery – Practical Advice for the AML and Financial Crime Professionals to Combat These Practices.

Stop The Traffik will run this session on human trafficking and modern-day slavery and how the AML and financial crime professional can practically help stop this awful trade.

Speaker: Bill Peace
Stop the Traffik

09:55 – 10:40

Companies House – Post Consultation Document, the Start of the Way Forward

This is a follow up session after the initial session in London on 12th June 2019 where Companies House introduced the consultation document and process. As the process for submitting comments ended formally on the 5th August, this is the initial follow up to continue the engagement

Speaker: Mark Buckley
Head of Integrity, Companies House

10:40 – 11:00

 

 Morning Coffee

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

11:00 – 11:45

Brexit and Now What? 

Depending on the outcome of Brexit, there could be some work that the MLRO/financial crime community have to get prepared for. If we leave, every law in the land will need to change. To what extent will legislators tighten / loosen legislation? If there is another extension to Article 50, what challenges will that bring? 

Speaker TBC

11:45 – 12:30

What does the MLRO really do and what does the future hold?

The role of the MLRO is constantly evolving and in some firms has grown to include responsibilities such as fraud, tax-evasion and immigration compliance.  How are MLROs adapting to this change and what does the future hold?  Technology is also enabling firms to better identify and manage financial crime risk but is the pace of change really helping?  Also, the external environment including public, private partnerships has been much espoused – but are they really making a difference?

Speaker: Allan Clare
Head of Financial Crime Compliance & MLRO, HSBC UK

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch

Selection of sandwiches, drinks and snacks available.

13:30 – 14:15

An AML Mock Trial

14:15 – 15:00

Is Machine Learning /Artificial Intelligence  the answer or will we always need human beings?

The recent growth of Artificial Intelligence (AI)and Machine Learning (ML) is starting to promise a revolution in the way that due diligence and alert monitoring is conducted. There is the potential, over the next few years, for these systems to take over from human beings in these roles. Given the need for banks and other FIs to rein in massive spending on compliance, will these systems ever entirely replace people and are we in danger of watering down our compliance in the rush to automate?

Speaker TBC

15:00 – 15:20

Afternoon Coffee

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

15:20 – 16:05

Extension to the SMCR

This session will detail the changes implemented by the extension to the SMCR that comes into force in December

Garon Anthony
Partner, Squire Patton Boggs

16:05 – 16:50

Keynote Speaker Nick Downing

16:50 – 17:30

Panel Q&A

A selection of the days speakers will be available for a short open Q&A session with questions from the floor.

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.

 

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