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About the event

For the last seven years, AFME’s European Compliance and Legal Conference has brought together over 200+ 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: €949 + VAT
Non Member: €1,249 + 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 [email protected]

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

Note: Promo codes are case sensitive

Members participating can receive 15 points for permanent education of the IJE.

If you have any questions, please contact the Event Administrator, Kitty Phillips via email at [email protected] or via phone at +442038282744

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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
  • Compliance professionals
  • Regulatory Affairs professionals
  • Data protection officers
  • Investors
  • Law firms
  • Lawyers
  • Regulators
  • Policymakers
  • Central banks
  • Data services
  • Consultants
  • Technology providers
  • Financial press

Why attend?

  • Keynote speeches from heads of global financial regulators.
  • 65 speakers representing global banks, policymakers, regulators and leading European thought leaders.
  • Global audience of over 300 senior registrants.
  • 10 hours of dedicated networking.
  • 16 hours of content over two days of debate and discussion

Registration enquiries

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

Wednesday 27 September

18:00
Networking drinks: Welcome reception
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Thursday 28 September

08:30
Registration and networking open
09:00
Opening remarks
Speaker:
James Kemp,
Managing Director, Global FX, Technology and Operations and Policy Divisions, GFMA and AFME
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09:15
Keynote address followed by a fireside chat
Speakers:
Adam Farkas,
CEO, Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME)
Martin Merlin,
Director, Banking, Insurance and Financial Crime, DG FISMA-D, European Commission
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09:45
Panel discussion: Global Heads of Compliance
  • Key regulatory priorities
  • Upskilling the compliance function
  • Innovation and use of technology
  • What keeps Heads of Compliance awake at night?
Moderator:
Louise Rodger,
Director, Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME)
Speakers:
Andrew Sowter,
Group Head of Regulatory Compliance, HSBC
Madison Gray,
Director, Global Head of Regulatory Change Management - Compliance, BNY Mellon
Nicolas Fanucci,
Global Head, Conduct, Financial Crime and Compliance - CCIB & Europe and Americas, Standard Chartered
Petra Bukhalenkova,
Managing Director, EMEA Head of Regulatory Strategy, J.P. Morgan
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10:30
Networking break
10:50
Keynote address
Speaker:
Iliana Lani,
Head of Department - Conduct Supervision and Convergence, ESMA
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11:05
Panel discussion: A Changing Europe – navigating EU and UK Regulations
  • Assessment of the regulatory framework for financial services 3 years on
  • Continued cooperation
  • Expectations for the future
  • Practical challenges for firms
Moderator:
Clare Jenkinson,
Partner, Financial Regulation, Deloitte Legal (UK)
Speakers:
Camille Blackburn,
Director of Wholesale Buy Side, Financial Conduct Authority
Claudia Gonzalez Cabanillas,
Head of EMEA Regulatory Affairs, J.P. Morgan
Iliana Lani,
Head of Department - Conduct Supervision and Convergence, ESMA
Seung Earm,
Head of Regulatory & Territory Office, BNP Paribas
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12:00
Networking lunch
13:00
Panel discussion: Investor Protection
Track A
  • Retail Investment strategy
  • MiFID II
  • Implementing the UK consumer duty
Moderator:
Alexandria Carr,
Managing Director, UK Head of Financial Services Regulation, Société Générale
Speakers:
Georgi Korchev,
UK Global Advisory Compliance Officer, Rothschild & Co
Jan van Ewijk,
Senior Policy Advisor, Autoriteit Financiële Markten
Rupert Dickinson,
Head of UK CIB Compliance Regulatory Affairs, BNP Paribas
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Panel discussion: The EU AML Package
Track B
  • State of play
  • Steps towards implementation
  • The role of AMLA authority
Moderator:
Cédric Perruchot,
Head of AML regulatory affairs and advocacy, BNP Paribas
Speakers:
Carolin Gardner,
Head of Unit, AML/CFT, European Banking Authority
Jo Swyngedouw,
Deputy Director Head of the Unit Financial Stability, AML Supervision and Banking Prudential Policy, National Bank of Belgium
Marcus Pleyer,
Dep Director General, Federal Ministry of Finance Germany
Raluca Pruna,
Head of Financial Crime Unit, European Commission / DG FISMA
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13:40
Panel discussion: Governance and Accountability
Track A
  • SMCR Review, SEAR consultations
  • New and existing frameworks
  • Measuring effectiveness
  • Regulatory expectations and industry best practice
Moderator:
Andy Atkinson,
Director, Product Management, StarCompliance
Speakers:
John Polanin,
Head of Compliance, Macquarie Bank Europe
Leslie Coombs,
Director, UK Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR), Citi
Robert Cain,
Partner, Arthur Cox LLP
Robert Collins,
Technical Specialist, Prudential Regulation Authority (Bank of England)
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Panel discussion: Advancing the Fight Against Financial Crime and AML
Track B
  • Views from the FIUs
  • Information sharing and public private partnerships
Moderator:
Robert Mueller,
Global Head of AFC Framework and Head of AFC Germany, Deutsche Bank AG
Speakers:
Anuradha Mathur Boyd,
Head of FCC, Netherlands Wholesale Banking, ING
David Langenkamp,
AML/CFT Awareness Coordinator, FIU – the Netherlands
Marcus Pleyer,
Dep Director General, Federal Ministry of Finance Germany
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14:20
Panel discussion: Upskilling the Compliance Functions
Track A
  • What are the drivers of upskilling?
  • How do firms identify the skills gaps?
  • What are the paths and challenges to delivering effective upskilling?
Moderator:
Fiona Willis,
Associate Director, Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME)
Speakers:
Alessia Primiceri,
Director Legal Compliance EMEA, Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)
Lisa Walker,
Head of Compliance UK & Middle East, ING Bank
Liudmila Kiriaku,
Compliance Consultant, Freedom Finance Europe Ltd.
Mytalip Kasami,
Head of LC&I Compliance, Nordea
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Panel discussion: Trends in Surveillance
Track B
  • Evolving approaches to surveillance
  • New products and technology
  • Regulatory and supervisory considerations
Moderator:
Mark Cross,
Head of Central Surveillance, StoneX Financial Ltd
Speakers:
Joep Knook,
Senior Supervisor Capital Markets & Data, Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM)
Sarah Hone,
Manager / Market Surveillance, Financial Conduct Authority
Ugne Willard,
Global Head of Communications Surveillance, Barclays
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15:00
Networking break
15:20
Keynote address
Speaker:
Benoît de Juvigny,
Secretary General, AMF
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15:50
Keynote address
Speaker:
Derville Rowland,
Deputy Governor Consumer & Investor Protection, Central Bank of Ireland
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16:20
Panel discussion: Creating a Culture of Diversity & Inclusion in Financial Services
  • Understanding the research on D&I
  • The importance of data
  • Developing inclusive leadership
  • Reframing allyship
  • Avoiding ‘reputation washing’
Moderator:
Louise Rodger,
Director, Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME)
Speakers:
Daniel Winterfeldt,
Managing Director & General Counsel for EMEA and Asia, Jefferies
Mark Cross,
Head of Central Surveillance, StoneX Financial Ltd
Rebecca Ormond,
EMEA Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Wellbeing, SMBC Bank International Plc
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17:05
Day one closing remarks
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17:15
Networking drinks receptions

Friday 29 September

08:00
Registration & refreshments
09:00
Day two opening remarks
Speaker:
Bharat Samani,
Managing Director, Head of Compliance UK and Europe, BBVA
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09:15
Keynote address
Moderator:
Bharat Samani,
Managing Director, Head of Compliance UK and Europe, BBVA
Speaker:
Rodrigo Buenaventura,
Chair, CNMV
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09:45
Panel discussion: General Counsels Discussion
  • Legal perspectives on the key challenges facing banks in the EU
  • Priorities for 2024 and beyond
  • How the legal function is changing from a skills and technology perspective
Moderator:
Clare Jenkinson,
Partner, Financial Regulation, Deloitte Legal (UK)
Speakers:
Ben Macdonald,
Head of Group Legal, Rothschild & Co
Chris Allen,
General Counsel, HSBC Bank plc
Jussi Koskinen,
Chief Legal Officer, Nordea
Sarah Linstead,
General Counsel, London and Head of Corporate Finance, Legal Department, Société Générale
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10:25
Networking break
10:50
Panel discussion: Handling Regulatory Investigations: Perspectives from In-House and External Counsel
Track A
  • Best practices for conducting internal reviews
  • Maintaining independence while satisfying regulator expectations
  • Challenges when representing the company and employees
  • Cooperation Credit
  • Parallel Regulatory Investigations
Moderator:
Stephen Strombelline,
Managing Director, J.S. Held LLC
Speakers:
Daniel Winterfeldt,
Managing Director & General Counsel for EMEA and Asia, Jefferies
Nell Perks,
Partner, Latham & Watkins
Richard Willis,
Partner, Arthur Cox LLP
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Panel discussion: Artificial Intelligence: Opportunities and Challenges for Compliance
Track B
  • Role and strategy for Compliance in firms’ use of AI
  • Challenges Compliance is facing in firms’ the use of AI
  • Additional tools, processes and capabilities that Compliance needs
  • Responding to the current EU and UK regulatory landscape
  • Opportunities for Compliance to adopt AI
Moderator:
Sarah Kidd,
Senior Manager, Compliance Transformation, PwC
Speakers:
Balaji Krishnamurthy,
Partner, Compliance Transformation, PwC
Céline Lunet,
Head of CPL AI team, Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank
Katsuko Ishizeki-Chaudhari,
Managing Director, the Chief Compliance Officer UK, Bank of Montreal London Branch and BMO Capital Markets Limited
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11:30
Panel discussion: Where to next on Conduct & Culture MI? A discussion with the FMSB
Track A
  • What do we want to know?
  • Are we measuring the right things?
  • Are we even asking the right sort of questions?
  • Do we understand what the result of our work so far is telling us?
  • Are we properly skilled and resourced?
Moderator:
Louise Rodger,
Director, Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME)
Speakers:
Christian Hunt,
Founder, Human Risk Limited
Ted MacDonald,
Senior Technical Specialist, Financial Markets Standards Board
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Panel discussion: Operational Resilience Challenges in a Digital Era – What Compliance Officers Need to Know
Track B
  • What are the steps that Compliance function can take to contribute to a robust Operational Resilience framework?
  • What are the future trends that Compliance needs to be aware of?
Moderator:
Fiona Willis,
Associate Director, Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME)
Speakers:
Bob Wardrop,
Professor University of Cambridge and CEO RegGenome
Eduardo Vilela,
EMEA Supervisory Enablement Lead, AWS
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12:10
Networking Lunch
13:10
Keynote address
Speaker:
Carlo Comporti,
Commissioner, Consob
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13:45
Panel discussion: Market Abuse Regulation: Latest Developments
  • Impact of proposed EU legislative changes
  • Regulatory and Supervisory expectations
  • Interplay between MAR and new products
  • UK plans to review its market abuse framework
Moderator:
Rob Moulton,
Partner, Latham & Watkins
Speakers:
Alessandra Atripaldi,
Deputy Head of Securities Market Unit, European Commission
Anja Felten,
Deputy Director-General Market Surveillance and Head of Division Market Surveillance Banks and Insurance Companies, BaFin
Katsuko Ishizeki-Chaudhari,
Managing Director, the Chief Compliance Officer UK, Bank of Montreal London Branch and BMO Capital Markets Limited
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14:30
Closing remarks
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Keynote Speakers

Benoît de Juvigny

Secretary General, AMF

Carlo Comporti

Commissioner, Consob

Derville Rowland

Deputy Governor Consumer & Investor Protection, Central Bank of Ireland

Iliana Lani

Head of Department - Conduct Supervision and Convergence, ESMA

Martin Merlin

Director, Banking, Insurance and Financial Crime, DG FISMA-D, European Commission

Rodrigo Buenaventura

Chair, CNMV

Other Speakers

Adam Farkas

CEO, Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME)

Alessandra Atripaldi

Deputy Head of Securities Market Unit, European Commission

Alessia Primiceri

Director Legal Compliance EMEA, Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)

Alexandria Carr

Managing Director, UK Head of Financial Services Regulation, Société Générale

Andrew Sowter

Group Head of Regulatory Compliance, HSBC

Andy Atkinson

Director, Product Management, StarCompliance

Anja Felten

Deputy Director-General Market Surveillance and Head of Division Market Surveillance Banks and Insurance Companies, BaFin

Anuradha Mathur Boyd

Head of FCC, Netherlands Wholesale Banking, ING

Balaji Krishnamurthy

Partner, Compliance Transformation, PwC

Ben Macdonald

Head of Group Legal, Rothschild & Co

Bharat Samani

Managing Director, Head of Compliance UK and Europe, BBVA

Bob Wardrop

Professor University of Cambridge and CEO RegGenome

Camille Blackburn

Director of Wholesale Buy Side, Financial Conduct Authority

Carolin Gardner

Head of Unit, AML/CFT, European Banking Authority

Cédric Perruchot

Head of AML regulatory affairs and advocacy, BNP Paribas

Céline Lunet

Head of CPL AI team, Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank

Chris Allen

General Counsel, HSBC Bank plc

Christian Hunt

Founder, Human Risk Limited

Clare Jenkinson

Partner, Financial Regulation, Deloitte Legal (UK)

Claudia Gonzalez Cabanillas

Head of EMEA Regulatory Affairs, J.P. Morgan

Daniel Winterfeldt

Managing Director & General Counsel for EMEA and Asia, Jefferies

David Langenkamp

AML/CFT Awareness Coordinator, FIU – the Netherlands

Eduardo Vilela

EMEA Supervisory Enablement Lead, AWS

Fiona Willis

Associate Director, Association for Financial M