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About the event

AFME’s European Compliance and Legal Conference is coming to Paris on 2-4 October. Over 250 senior industry and regulatory professionals registered in 2018 to meet and debate with 90 leading speakers.

The programme is designed for senior European compliance, legal, regulation and risk officers and guided by our advisory committee, AFME members, regulators and event sponsors.

Registration fees:
AFME member: €949 + VAT
non-member: €1,249 + VAT

Multi-booking discount
save 10% when you book 3 or more delegate passes at the same time
save 20% when you book 5 or more delegate passes at the same time

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


Lead Partners
Premium Partners
Associate Partners
Event Endorsers

Who attends?

  • Heads of compliance
  • Risk officers
  • General counsel
  • Heads of regulatory affairs
  • Heads of government affairs
  • 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 registrants
  • 90 leading speakers representing global banks, policymakers and regulators
  • Over 6 hours dedicated to networking in the exhibition space
  • Over 22 hours of content over two days of high-level debate and discussion

Registration enquiries

For registration enquiries, please contact Events on [email protected] for assistance.

Wednesday 2 October

Registration and refreshments
Pre-conference welcome drinks reception – The Winter Garden

Thursday 3 October

Breakfast briefing registration and refreshments
Breakfast briefing: Trends in Outsourcing
  • Regulators views on outsourcing
  • EBA Guidance
  • ESMA back branching guidelines
  • Client bond building
  • Internal outsourcing
Mia Dassas,
Counsel, Allen & Overy
Emily Ballisat,
European Head of Regulatory Change, Compliance CIB BNP Paribas
Francesco Mauro,
Head of the EBA Unit on Supervisory Review, Recovery and Resolution, European Banking Authority
Ollythia Bernard-Stewart,
Executive Director, Compliance and Operational Risk Control UBS
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Conference registration and refreshments
Opening remarks
Bharat Samani,
Managing Director, Head of Compliance UK and Europe BBVA
James Kemp,
Managing Director, Global FX, Technology and Operations and Policy Divisions GFMA and AFME
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Keynote address
Robert Ophèle,
Chairman, Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF)
Sebastián Albella Amigo,
Chairman, Spanish Securities Markets Commission (CNMV)
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Update: KPMG Surveillance Report
Lucas Ocelewicz,
Director, Risk Consulting, KPMG
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Panel discussion: AI, Blockchain and Crypto assets – Compliance Challenges for a Technology-Driven Bank
  • Keeping pace with business use of technology and development of new products
  • Algorithmic trading and machine learning – how do you manage and enforce against machines?
  • Supervisory expectations on the compliance function
  • Opportunities to leverage technology for compliance processes
Fiona Willis,
Manager, Global FX and Compliance, AFME
Benjamin Bair,
Global Head of Compliance, BGC Partners
Stuart Davis,
Associate, Latham & Watkins
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Financial Crime: New Paradigm for European AML Supervision
  • Creation of an Anti-Money Laundering ‘Superagency’
  • EBA’s new powers as part of an improvement of the European supervisory agencies
  • Transformation of the Anti-Money Laundering Directives into a Regulation
  • Public/private partnerships to tackle Economic Crime
Antoine Juaristi,
Partner and Head of Disputes, Paris Herbert Smith Freehills
Andrei Stefanuc,
Team leader – anti-money laundering policy, European Commission
Isabella Fontana,
Senior Director at Treasury Department,  Italy’s Ministry of Economy and Finance
Valerie Tay,
Executive Director, Anti-Money Laundering Department, Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)
William Morgan,
Group Public Affairs, Financial Crime Policy, HSBC
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Networking lunch
MiFID in-focus: Market Structure
  • What can we expect to be covered in MiFID III
  • Market access, competition and consolidated tape as with existing MiFID II regulations.
  • Where are the pressure points following MiFID II implementation?
Hannah Meakin,
Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright
Elisa Menardo,
Director, Public Policy Europe and UK Credit Suisse
Matthew Coupe,
Director, Cross Asset Market Structure, Barclays
Patrice Aguesse,
Director, Head of Market Regulation Division, Autorité des Marchés Financiers
Tilman Lueder,
Head of the Securities Markets Unit, European Commission
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Legal issues: Managing Internal Investigations
  • An interactive session on handling a regulatory
  • investigation
  • Scenario based look at the various considerations
  • Focus on the overlap between regulatory issues and
  • anti-competitive practices.
Rob Moulton,
Partner, Latham & Watkins
Antony Whitehouse,
UK Head of Compliance, Natixis
Jeremy Stockwell,
Conduct, Compliance & Operational Risk Director   Lloyds Bank Corporate Markets
Martin Mackenzie,
EMEA Head of Antitrust & Competition Compliance, J.P. Morgan
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MiFID in-focus: Investor Protection
Key issues in investor protection, including:
  • The wholesale/retail split
  • The equity/non-equity split
  • Costs and charges
  • Product governance
  • Post-trade transparency
Julian Allen-Ellis,
Director, MiFID
Katsuko Ishizeki-Chaudhari,
Head of UK Global Markets Compliance, Natixis
Michael Phillips,
Head of UK Wholesale Banking Compliance, Société Générale
Pauline Laurent,
Director of Compliance, AMAFI
Simon Andrews,
Executive Director, Group Public and Regulatory Affairs, Standard Chartered Bank
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Legal issues: Brexit – Remaining Challenges and Future Prospects
  • What are the possible scenarios ahead of 31 October?
  • What remaining challenges are banks facing?
  • Where do we stand on no-deal planning at EU and national level?
  • What does the future look like for financial services post-Brexit?
Etienne Dessy,
Partner, Linklaters LLP
Alison Debattista,
Director – Regulatory Policy, Barclays
Almoro Rubin de Cervin,
Acting Director General Affairs, Head of Unit International Affairs, European Commission
Marc Benzler,
Partner, Clifford Chance Deutschland
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Financial crime: Financial Crime Technological Trends
  • Transforming detection and prevention of financial crime
  • Surveillance techniques and financial crime
  • AI and proactive AML systems
  • Facilitation of the cross-border use of electronic identification (eID) and Know-Your-Customer (KYC) portability
Francesco Vivarelli,
Director - Forensic Data Analytics – Financial Crime Technology
Clive Gordon,
Head of Financial Crime Specialist Supervision Department, Financial Conduct Authority
Marie-Christine Baldy,
Chair, European Commission Expert Group
Stéphane Mouy,
Project Leader of the European Commission Expert Group on eID
Valerie Tay,
Executive Director, Anti-Money Laundering Department, Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)
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Networking break
Panel discussion: Regulatory Review and Pipeline
  • What’s coming from the new Commission?
  • What’s coming from IOSCO?
  • What keeps EU regulators awake at night?
  • Post Brexit, will the PRA and FCA have any relevance in Europe?
Will Dennis,
Managing Director, Head of Compliance, AFME
Natasha Cazenave,
Managing Director of Regulatory Policy and International Affairs Directorate, Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF)
Paul Andrews,
Secretary General, IOSCO
Rodrigo Buenaventura,
Director General for Markets, Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores (CNMV)
Tilman Lueder,
Head of the Securities Markets Unit, European Commission
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Keynote address
Thomas Sexton,
President and CEO, National Futures Association (NFA)
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Day one closing remarks
Richard Middleton,
Managing Director, Head of Policy Division, AFME
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Networking drinks reception

Friday 4 October

Registration and refreshments
Breakfast briefing: What Compliance Officers Need to Know About Sustainable Finance
  • Regulatory initiatives – what are the views from global, European and national level on taxonomy, disclosure, integrated reporting and investor protection (under MIFID II) in the context of sustainable finance?
  • Are regulators aligned and consistent in their proposals and obligations – whose advise should market participants follow?
  • Do government, regulator and client expectations of ’sustainable finance’ match up?
  • Best practice reporting standards – what should be expected to be included in the reports?
  • Client demand for ESG investments – what are the key sustainability factors for clients and how can the risks be identified? How do clients balance stainability objectives with returns?
  • What actions should governments, industry and society be responsible for in taking sustainability forward?
Mats Isaksson,
Head of the Corporate Governance and Corporate Finance Division, OECD
Martin Parkes,
Managing Director, Global Public Policy BlackRock
Rebecca Self,
CFO Sustainable Finance, HSBC
Yann Pouezat,
Yann Pouezat, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Corporate Financing and Financial Markets, French Treasury
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Opening remarks
Louise Rodger,
Director, Compliance, AFME
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Global Heads of Compliance roundtable: Future of the Compliance Function, Trends in Conduct and Culture
  • What keeps global heads of compliance awake at night?
  • Do compliance heads get enough support from your senior management / your regulator?
  • How will the skillset of your successor differ from yours?
  • Will compliance officers ever be replaced by robots?
  • How do you change the culture of an organisation?
Etienne Valence,
Head of Compliance, BNP Paribas
Richard Middleton,
Managing Director, Head of Policy Division, AFME
Edouard-Malo Henry,
Group Head of Compliance, Société Générale
Mark Carawan,
Chief Compliance Officer, Citigroup
Tracey McDermott,
Group Head - Corporate Affairs, Brand and Marketing, Group Head – Conduct, Financial Crime and Compliance Standard Chartered Bank
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Keynote address