Declan Curry - business presenter and journalist chaired the 2017 Conference

Another superb conference from IMLPO, well rated by delegates, speakers and sponsors

2017 | Equip for Change - an essential conference for financial crime prevention professionals

9th-10th May 2017, Crowne Plaza - Stratford upon Avon

The financial crime prevention landscape continues to present a significant challenge, the environment is tougher than ever with constant large scale cyber-attacks and continuing terrorist atrocities, resulting in the tightening of the UK/Europe’s appetite and the constant upgrading of legislation/regulation including the 2017 Money Laundering Regulations and forthcoming  5th EU Money Laundering Directive.

The introduction of the Policing and Crime Bill, Criminal Finances Bill, the imminent FATF evaluation of the UK, review of the SARs regime and the development of the 5th Money Laundering Directive  together with focus on Unexplained Wealth are all contributory to the UK governments objective to make the UK a hostile environment for criminals.

This superb one stop shop of Regulators, Supervisors and Enforcers shared insights into the forthcoming landscape to keep delegates up to date in the continuous fight against financial crime. 

2017 Delegate Feedback

Felt very open - a community with a common goal - excellent.

Great conference and very useful for networking.

Really well organised and controlled.

Enjoyable, informative as always - learned something new on both days.

The programme of expert speakers included :

              • Richard Syers: Information Commissioner's Office
              • Martin Cox: National Crime Agency
              • Claire Lipworth: Hogan Lovells
              • Adrian Phillips: Crown Prosecution Service
              • Dr Justine Walker: British Bankers Association
              • Jonathan Annis: C6 Intelligence Group
              • Emma Radmore: Bond Dickinson
              • Matt Getz: Boies Schiller Flexner
              • Alex Parker: Debevoise  & Plimpton
              • James Dipple-Johnstone: Solicitors Regulation Authority
              • Kevin Newe: HMRC
              • Alan Bryce: Charity Commission
              • John Hosie: CLC
              • Kevin Hamilton: Gambling Anti Money Laundering Group
              • Daniel Crumbley: West Yorkshire Police
              • North East Counter Terrorist Unit
              • David McLean: Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation
              • David Taylor: British Transport Police
              • Detective Superintendent Nick Stevens: Metropolitan Police

Conference Rates


Conference Dinner & Accommodation: £700

Conference Only: £600

Non Members

Conference Dinner & Accommodation: £900

Conference Only: £800

Day One Programme - 9th May 2017

Claire Lipworth - Hogan Lovells

The Financial Conduct Authority 2017/18 Business Plan Priorities.

Dan Crumbley - West Yorkshire Police

Human Trafficking in the UK - recent Case Studies. Dan discussed a recent case study to develop awareness and understanding of this issue.

Richard Syers: Information Commissioner's Office

Richard shared the key changes arising in the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation.

Dr Justine Walker British Bankers' Association

An insightful discussion of the convergence of sanctions, anti-bribery and the wider financial crime prevention landscape and what this means for firms.

David McLean - HM Treasury: Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI)

The latest thinking/direction re sanctions and the challenges of the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI).

Jonathan Annis - C6 Group

Streamlining the Enhanced Due Diligence Process

Martin Cox - National Crime Agency (NCA)

Learn more about the role of the NCA to protect the public by disrupting and bringing to justice those serious and organised criminals who present the highest risk to the UK. 

David Taylor - British Transport Police

David  discussed the role of the British Transport Police and the strategic horizon for a National Infrastructure Constabulary.

Day Two Programme - 10th May 2017

Alex Parker - Debevoise & Plimpton

Anti Bribery and Corruption.

Kevin Hamilton - Gambling Anti Money Laundering Group

Kevin outlined the role of this AML group for the gambling sector and gave an overview of the challenges to the industry on its anti money laundering practices.

Adrian Phillips: Chief Prosecutor - Crown Prosecution Service

Understand in greater detail how legislative tools are assisting in the fight against financial crime, including emerging changes, future concepts and appetites of government.

Emma Radmore / Matt Getz: Panel Discussion on the implementation of the Criminal Finances Act

A discussion of law firm perspectives on the Criminal Finances Act and how to be prepared for this new legislation.

North East Counter Terrorist Unit

Deep dive into a counter terrorist investigation.

Richard Parlour - member of the DCMS UK Government Cyber Experts Group

Keep up to date with the continuously emerging cyber challenges faced by your business and how to address them.

Panel of Supevisors / Regulators:

James Dipple-Johnstone - Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)

Alan Bryce - Charity Commission

Kevin Newe - HMRC

John Hosie - CLC

Detective Superintendent Nick Stevens

The conference closed with an insight into the crucial work of the Metropolitan Police, preventing crime, bringing offenders to justice and continuing to ensure an effective national response to the ongoing threat of terrorism.

In association with...

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Stephenson Harwood
Herbert Smith Freehills
Industry Events Online
Bureau van Dijk
C6-Intelligence Group

The Crowne Plaza

Fully upgraded and refurbished in the heart of Stratford upon Avon - an excellent conference venue