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 Dinner & Accommodation: £700
Conference Only: £600
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...
The Crowne Plaza
Fully upgraded and refurbished in the heart of Stratford upon Avon - an excellent conference venue