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About the event

For the last five years, AFME’s European Compliance and Legal Conference has brought together over 250+ professionals for high-level networking and discussion. This event is designed by our members to address the most pressing issues and trends affecting the European compliance and legal industry.

The programme, comprised of specialist keynote presentations, industry expert panel discussions and interactive networking, brings together senior industry stakeholders from across Europe.

The conference is a great opportunity for attendees to gain valuable insights, hear from industry experts, earn CPD hours and make connections with fellow colleagues.

Registration fees:
• AFME member: £149 + VAT
• Non-member: £249 + VAT

Multi-booking discount:
• 10% off when booking 3 or more delegates at the same time
• 20% off when booking 5 or more delegates at the same time

For group bookings, please email events@afme.eu

Complimentary subject to verification:
• Regulator: promo code REGULATOR
• Press: promo code PRESS

Note: Promo codes are case sensitive

Interested in becoming a partner of AFME’s 5th Annual European Compliance and Legal Conference?

As a partner you could:
Engage with 250+ European attendees across three days of high value content, videos and live Q&As with unparalleled exposure
Interact with polls, surveys and more
Participate in panels on key industry topics
Align with excellence and associate your brand with the leading European capital markets industry body
Gain visibility via our social media channels, website and bespoke promotional marketing to our database of 22,000 industry professionals
Network and connect with industry influencers

Packages can be tailor-made to suit your company's aim and aspirations. To discuss particular opportunities, please contact Cheryl Chickowski at cheryl.chickowski@afme.eu or on +44 (0)20 3828 2704.

Partners

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Who attends?

  • Heads of Compliance
  • Heads of Regulatory Affairs
  • Heads of Government Affairs
  • Risk officers
  • General counsel
  • Financial crime professionals
  • MLROs
  • Data protection officers
  • Investors
  • Law firms
  • Regulators
  • Policymakers
  • Central banks
  • Data services
  • Consultants
  • Technology providers
  • Financial press

Why attend?

  • Keynote speeches from heads of global financial regulators
  • A global audience of over 250 senior professionals
  • 70 leading speakers representing global banks, policymakers and regulators
  • Over 3 hours dedicated to networking
  • Over 10 hours of content over three days of high-level debate and discussion

Registration enquiries

For registration enquiries, please contact Events on events@afme.eu for assistance.

Wednesday 6 October

08:45
Opening remarks
Chairs:
Bharat Samani,
Managing Director, Head of Compliance, Europe, BBVA Co-Chair, AFME's Compliance Committee
James Kemp,
Managing Director of the Global FX Division, Technology and Operations and CC&A Divisions, GFMA and AFME
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09:00
Keynote address
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09:30
Panel discussion: Responding to New Compliance Challenges
  • What keeps global heads of compliance awake at night?
  • Compliance in a hybrid/post-covid working environment
  • New models and structures
  • Embracing innovation and technology
Moderator:
Bernadine Reese,
Managing Director, Protiviti
Speaker:
Valerio Cencig,
Head of Compliance Digital Transformation, Intesa Sanpaolo
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10:15
Networking break
10:45
Keynote address
Speaker:
Laura van Geest,
Chair of the Executive Board, Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM)
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11:15
Panel discussion: Sustainable Finance - ESG Disclosure and Sustainable Corporate Governance
  • The European regulatory agenda
  • Disclosure and conduct risks: between mitigation and exacerbation
  • Should the ESG due diligence become part of KYC process
Moderator:
Nicola Higgs,
Partner, Latham & Watkins
Speakers:
Jon Williams,
Partner, PwC
Julie Ansidei,
Head of Strategy and Sustainable Finance Unit, Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF)
Pierre-Emmanuel Beluche,
Head of Sustainable Finance, Corporate Law, Accounting Standards, and Corporate Governance, French Treasury
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12:00
Networking break
12:15
Panel discussion: Revised Framework for Fighting Financial Crime in Europe
  • The new AML/CFT paradigm explained
  • Understanding the new AML Package - challenges and opportunities
  • Why is information sharing essential in the fight against money laundering?
Speakers:
Jose Arevalo,
Director, Compliance Governance, Regulatory Risk and Control, Commerzbank
Raluca Pruna,
Head of Financial Crime Unit, DG FISMA, European Commission
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13:00
On-demand session: Spotlight on Surveillance
  • Assessing the impact of COVID-19
  • Developing effective surveillance processes
  • Regulatory expectations
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On-demand session: IBOR Transition – Where Are We Now?
  • Ensuring a smooth LIBOR transition
  • Remaining challenges
  • Global coordination
  • Regulators views on fallbacks
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13:45
Closing remarks
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Thursday 7 October

08:45
Opening remarks
Speaker:
Alastair Stables,
Head of International Regulatory Relations, Bank of America, Chair, AFME's Compliance Committee
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08:50
Keynote address
Speaker:
Robert Ophèle,
Chairman, Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF)
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09:20
Paper update: Conduct Analytics
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09:30
Panel discussion: Conduct, Culture and Accountability
  • The journey so far
  • Regulatory expectations and industry best practice
  • Designing appropriate frameworks and measuring effectiveness
Moderator:
Isabelle Jenkins,
Partner, PwC
Speaker:
Stephen Strombelline,
Managing Director, Capital Forensics
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10:15
Networking break
10:45
Panel discussion: The Post-Brexit Environment - Challenges and Future Prospects
  • The evolving EU-UK relationship in financial services (MoU, supervisory cooperation, equivalence, etc.)
  • How firms and markets have been impacted and ongoing challenges
  • How regulation is evolving and prospects for the future
Moderator:
Lucy McNulty,
City Editor, Financial News
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11:30
Networking break
12:00
Panel discussion: Leadership and Culture
  • The role of the Board in establishing culture
  • Identifying and modifying the key drivers of culture
  • Challenges and opportunities
  • Regulatory expectations
Moderator:
Michael Cole-Fontayn,
Independent Director on the Board, J.P. Morgan Securities PLC
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12:45
On-demand session: Electronic Communications
  • New opportunities and managing risk
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Panel discussion: Diversity and Inclusion
  • Considerations for creating an inclusive workplace
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13:30
Closing remarks
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Friday 8 October

08:45
Opening remarks
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09:00
Keynote address
Speaker:
Natasha Cazenave,
Executive Director, European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)
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09:30
Panel discussion: MiFID: Market Structure
  • EU and UK MiFID priorities
  • Priorities for the EU MiFID review
  • Industry consultations
Speakers:
Claudia Gonzalez Cabanillas,
Executive Director, EMEA Regulatory Affairs, J.P. Morgan
Elisa Menardo,
Director, Public Policy Europe and UK, Credit Suisse
Tilman Lüder,
Head of the Securities Markets Unit, DG FISMA, European Commission
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10:15
Networking break
10:45
Panel discussion: MiFID: Investor Protection
  • Inducements and conflicts of interest
  • Payments for order flow
  • EU/UK considerations
  • Regulatory priorities
Speakers:
Martin Parkes,
Managing Director, BlackRock
Rachel Cockshutt,
Head of Regulatory Change, Europe, Royal Bank of Canada
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11:30
Networking break
12:00
Panel discussion: Market Abuse - Regulatory Priorities and Industry Challenges
  • Effectiveness of market abuse controls
  • ESMA guidance and European Commission proposals
  • Practical considerations for firms
Speakers:
Emily Ballisat,
Head of Regulatory Change, Compliance CIB, BNP Paribas
Rob Moulton,
Partner, Latham & Watkins
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12:45
Keynote address
Speaker:
Rodrigo Buenaventura,
Chairman, Spanish National Securities Market Commission (CNMV)
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13:15
Closing remarks
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13:30
End of conference
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Keynote Speakers

Natasha Cazenave

Executive Director, European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)

Robert Ophèle

Chairman, Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF)

Rodrigo Buenaventura

Chairman, Spanish National Securities Market Commission (CNMV)

Other Speakers

Bernadine Reese

Managing Director, Protiviti

Bharat Samani

Managing Director, Head of Compliance, Europe, BBVA

Co-Chair, AFME's Compliance Committee

Claudia Gonzalez Cabanillas

Executive Director, EMEA Regulatory Affairs, J.P. Morgan

Elisa Menardo

Director, Public Policy Europe and UK, Credit Suisse

Emily Ballisat

Head of Regulatory Change, Compliance CIB, BNP Paribas

James Kemp

Managing Director of the Global FX Division, Technology and Operations and CC&A Divisions, GFMA and AFME

Jose Arevalo

Director, Compliance Governance, Regulatory Risk and Control, Commerzbank

Julie Ansidei

Head of Strategy and Sustainable Finance Unit, Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF)

Lucy McNulty

City Editor, Financial News

Martin Parkes

Managing Director, BlackRock

Michael Cole-Fontayn

Independent Director on the Board, J.P. Morgan Securities PLC

Nicola Higgs

Partner, Latham & Watkins

Pierre-Emmanuel Beluche

Head of Sustainable Finance, Corporate Law, Accounting Standards, and Corporate Governance, French Treasury

Rachel Cockshutt

Head of Regulatory Change, Europe, Royal Bank of Canada

Rob Moulton

Partner, Latham & Watkins

Stephen Strombelline

Managing Director, Capital Forensics

Tilman Lüder

Head of the Securities Markets Unit, DG FISMA, European Commission

Valerio Cencig

Head of Compliance Digital Transformation, Intesa Sanpaolo