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    ACFCS FinCrime Virtual Week

    About this Event

    ACFCS is launching its first-ever virtual event, the Future of FinCrime Week. This isn’t your average virtual event – ACFCS is packing five days with engaging live broadcast sessions, a worthwhile networking experience powered by the leading AI event platform, opportunities to collaborate with faculty and peers in roundtable discussions, and don’t forget the giveaways.
    What’s Included?
    Explore a different theme each day, and join the dialogue with senior compliance officers, regulators and law enforcement. Get the guidance you need to navigate the new abnormal in financial crime, including:
    • Interactive workshops on crypto investigations and dark web research
    • Law enforcement insights and case studies on cybercrime threats driven by the pandemic
    • Global perspectives with sessions tackling FinCrime issues in Canada, the European Union and India
    • Guidance on future-facing issues and risks, from digital identity theft to criminal use of AI
    • Post-event access to recorded sessions, presentations and exclusive takeaway tools

    Dare to be Different – ACFCS thought outside the box and designed a week-long, innovative program featuring:

    • Two-way sessions – Provide insights from start to finish via polling, Q&A and group chats.
    • Energizing Roundtables – Continue the conversations and connect after sessions with peers.
    • Themed Social Hours – Break up your workdays with fun contests, games and prizes.

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    Hourly Schedule

    Aug 3 - Facing a Changed World Together

    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Welcome and Keynote Speaker
    Join ACFCS for the kickoff of FinCrime Virtual week to learn about an online event unlike any other. Stick around for the 45-minute opening keynote presentation...speaker to be announced soon
    2:15 pm - 3:30 pm
    FinCrime After COVID-19 – Navigating the New Normal
    The pandemic has changed much about life and business worldwide, and financial crime compliance and prevention is no exception. In many cases, COVID-19 and resulting lockdowns have greatly accelerated trends that were years in the making, from adoption of digital payments and ecommerce to working from home. All of these have big implications for AML, fraud, cybersecurity and other fincrime functions. In this session, senior compliance officers and regulators weigh in on how to navigate the present and future of pandemic disruption.
    3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
    Meet the CFCS Scholarship Recipients
    For the past year, ACFCS has been running a scholarship program for its Certified Financial Crime Specialist (CFCS) credential. Each quarter, ACFCS recognize talented and dedicated individuals in a wide array of financial crime functions, with a focus on those newer to their careers and in the public sector. On this session, you can meet and hear from some of our scholarship recipients from around the world!
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Opening Night Networking Reception
    Raise a glass to the start of FinCrime Week! Join the speaker faculty, ACFCS staff and your fellow conference-goers for a virtual reception and informal networking session, with special guests, games and giveaways.

    Aug 4 - Crypto Fest

    10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Networking and Sponsor Roundtables
    Event platform makes it easy to find and connect with other fincrime professionals. Network with your fellow attendees, join a roundtable with an SME, and learn more about innovative solutions from event sponsors.
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Cryptocrime and Compliance – Trends and Case Studies
    The world of digital assets has shifted dramatically in recent years, with growing crypto business models, institutional adoption and interest from financial institutions. Even so, criminal risks in crypto still persist and can't be ignored, from darknet market transactions to sanctions evasion. This session explores the current state of crypto risk and gives practical advice to financial institutions wondering what comes next.
    12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
    Crypto and Coffee – Networking Session & Games
    Grab a cup of java and join us to meet fincrime professionals from the crypto sector and beyond. You'll hear from compliance pros in the crypto space and have a chance to win big with crypto trivia games.
    2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Crypto Investigations Workshop
    By now, most of us know that the blockchain - the system used for many cryptocurrencies - is not anonymous and untraceable. In fact, many of the most popular cryptocurrencies are transacted on open ledger technologies, which means that with the right tools and expertise, "following the money" in the crypto realm is very possible. This workshop will equip you with skills, tools and techniques to get started on your path to becoming a crypto investigations pro.

    Aug 5 - Global Challenges & Innovation

    8:00 am - 9:30 am
    India Focus – FinCrime Trends and Case Studies
    Join subject matter experts and the ACFCS India Chapter to learn key trends, emerging issues and fincrime compliance challenges in the world's second-most-populous country.
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Fintech and Fincrime in Europe
    The nations of the European Union have seen their fair share of major AML and fincrime scandals in recent years, prompting tougher regulatory scrutiny and heightened compliance expectations across the regions. At the same time, a growth in fintechs and payments innovation, driven in large part by the EU's Payments Directive, has brought its own risks and compliance wrinkles. Hosted by the Netherlands ACFCS chapter, this session takes you on a guided tour of key concerns, trends and considerations for fincrime in the EU.
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Canada Regional Focus
    Hosted by the Toronto ACFCS chapter, this session takes you up north to cover critical issues and key updates on fincrime in Canada. Hear how compliance programs are reacting to the country's major regulatory updates, learn the latest in money laundering and fraud risks, and much more.
    1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
    Global Café - Networking and Perspectives from Around the World
    ACFCS is proud to have members and CFCS-certified professionals from across the globe, and in this networking session, you can meet and connect with them! Join our Global Café for an informal meet-and-greet with members of our chapter boards and other international members.

    Aug 6 - Tech to the Rescue?

    10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Networking and Sponsor Roundtables
    Event platform makes it easy to find and connect with other fincrime professionals. Network with your fellow attendees, join a roundtable with an SME, and learn more about innovative solutions from event sponsors.
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Getting Real on AI - Case Studies and Practical Applications
    In this session, practitioners give you a view into the current reality and potential pitfalls of AI in financial crime detection and prevention. The presentation focuses on real-world case studies that illustrate successful uses of AI tools and the processes that went into their implantation. It also features straight talk on what AI can and can’t do to avoid falling into the hype trap.
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    Digital Payments, Digital Identities, Digital Fraud
    When it comes to customer experience with financial institutions, faster is often better – Whether that’s faster onboarding for new clients, or payments at nearly real time. But speed in financial transactions can also open the door to fraud. As customers adopt faster payment channels like Zelle and Venmo, opportunistic financial criminal have followed, creating new risks for financial institutions. At the same time, the move to online-only relationships has yielded its own crop of fincrime risks for banks. In the pandemic era, conducting CDD and KYC without face-to-face interaction has become normal, but how do techniques to steal or forge identities complicate the situation? In this session, presenters explore risks in real time payments, and provide insights on emerging identity fraud threats.

    Aug 7 - Future Threats

    10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Cyber Crime Threats, New and Old – Law Enforcement Insights and Case Studies
    Cybercrime threats were increasing even before the pandemic, but COVID-19 added fuel to the fire. In this session, hear from law enforcement agents about the top cyber risks they're seeing on the front lines, and get tips for how you can help respond to, and report on, threats facing your organization.
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    Inside the Dark Web – Live Demo and Investigative Tips
    Despite recent high-profile takedowns of illicit marketplaces, illegal activities still thrive on the dark web, from the sale of drugs and stolen data to fraud forums and skill-sharing. Conducting dark web investigations is an increasingly important skill for fincrime professionals, whether for law enforcement or due diligence and compliance functions. This session will take you inside the dark web and provide practical tools and tips along the way.
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Keynote Speaker, Closing Remarks and Contests
    There's no better way to close an event than with a dynamic 45-minute keynote presentation...speaker to be announced soon! Stay till the very end as we recap the week-long takeaways and announce the grand prize winners.


    Sep 24 2021