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BlockFinance: Innovative Technology Arrangements & AML Challenges
Date
3 April 2019
Time
08:15 - 12:00
Venue
Corinthia Palace Hotel, Attard


Event Overview

A lot has been happening in the DLT and Crypto space and things are moving fast in terms of projects, applications, authorisations of VFA agents, training and so on. 

The AML compliance obligations remain a major agenda item in any discussion and the practical – or technological – implementation of these duties is on everyone’s mind.

This session is being sponsored by FTI Consulting Ltd.

Speakers

Moderator: Max Ganado - GANADO Advocates
Speakers:

  • Christos Efthymiopoulos – Malta Financial Services Authority
  • Federica Taccogna – FTI Consulting Ltd.
  • Godwin Schembri – KnowMeNow
  • Jonathan Phyall – Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit
  • Mario Zerafa – GANADO Advocates
  • Diane Bugeja – Camilleri Preziosi Advocates
  • Manfred Galdes – FFF Legal
  • Joseph Borg - WH Partners
  • Dirk Urpani - Blockchain Advisory
  • Rakele Cini – BDO Malta
  • Ian Joseph Abdilla - Police Economic Crimes Unit
  • Patrick L. Young - Malta Blockchain Association

 

Programme

08:15 - 08:45 Registration & Breakfast

08:45 – 08.55 Introduction – An overview of the landscape in the Innovative Technology Arrangements area – Max Ganado – GANADO Advocates

08:55 – 09:15 Presentation - The FIAU regulations and its guidelines - Jonathan Phyall – Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit 

09:15 - 09:30 Presentation - Update on the FATF recommendations on Virtual Assets and EU initiatives – Rakele Cini – BDO Malta

09:30 – 10:15 Presentations - The private sector challenges for VFA Agents, Issuers and Service Providers – Implementing and satisfying the FIAU requirements

- VFA Agents – Diane Bugeja – Camilleri Preziosi Advocates
- VFA Service Providers – Mario Zerafa – GANADO Advocates
- VFA Issuers – Joe Borg – WH Partners

10:15 - 10:35 Coffee break

10:35 – 10:55 Do the three laws and the guidelines on blockchain do anything on the AML/CFT front and can they do more?  - Christos Efthymiopoulos - Malta Financial Services Authority

10:55– 11:30 Panel Discussion - The positioning of institutions in Malta and challenges for the future

- Manfred Galdes - FFF Legal
- Ian Abdilla – Police Economic Crimes Unit
- Dirk Urpani – Blockchain Advisory
- Federica Taccogna – FTI Consulting Ltd.

11:30 – 11:50 The state of the compliance technology regarding AML CFT - a review today – Godwin Schembri – KnowMeNow

11.50 -12:00 Q&As and closing discussion - Patrick L. Young - Malta Blockchain Association

Why should delegates attend?

This conference is of particular interest to VFA Agents, issuers and service providers in the crypto and blockchain space.

Other Information
A certificate of attendance will be sent to those who request it so that CPE hours can be applied for.
Registration Information
Register via the button below. Only registered delegates will be allowed to attend.
  • FinanceMalta and Blockchain Malta Members: €30
  • Non-members: €40
  • Full time students (Need to provide student identification): €10





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BlockFinance: Innovative Technology Arrangements & AML Challenges

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