August 20, 2018

Caribbean Anti-Money Laundering Conference 2016


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3-13-14-Miami-Skyline-e1421791310527Heads of Regulatory Agencies and Business Leaders from across 25 territories in the Americas will meet at the 2016 Annual Caribbean Anti-Money Laundering & Financial Crimes Conference to discuss the latest advances in the fight against Financial Crimes. This premier event will be held March 10th& 11th 2016 at the AAA Rated Four Diamond Conrad Hotel, in the heart of Miami’s Mary Brickell Financial District; the conference will offer opportunities for direct access to experienced Leaders and Subject Matter Experts in AML/CFT regulation and compliance within Caribbean, U.S., and Latin American Markets.

The 2016 conference program includes discussions on Correspondent Banking, Terrorism in the Caribbean, Human Trafficking in the Americas, the Current Round of Mutual Evaluation and the OECD’s Common Reporting Standard (CRS). The event will also feature tailored general sessions where Board Members and Executives will obtain AML/CFT updates relevant to Banks, Credit Unions, Insurance Companies, and private companies across thirty regulated industries.

Speakers include the Minister of Education of Antigua & Barbuda, Dr. Michael Browne; the of the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force, Mr. Calvin Wilson; the Chairperson of Caribbean Association of Banks, Ms. Joanna Charles; the Head of the Financial Intelligence Unit (Curacao), Ms. Anne Marie Ch. Kemna; the of the Financial Services Commission (Jamaica), Ms. Janice P. Holness; the Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Services Commission (), Mr. Randy Graham; the of the Securities Commission of The Bahamas, Ms. Christina R. Rolle.

This conference will focus solely on AML/CFT Compliance issues that matter to Private Companies Board of Directors. 10 CPEs and a certificate of participation counting toward Annual Mandatory Anti-money Laundering Training will be issued to attendees.

The full conference program is available online at For additional press inquiries or communications please call 305-407-3640.

Full list of speakers, countries of origin and topics can be found below – Scroll down.

ComplianceAidAbout the Organizers:
The 2016 Caribbean Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crimes Conference, is focused on the strategic aspects of regulatory compliance at the executive level of companies, operating in the 30 industries covered by AML/CFT regulations. ComplianceAid BSA AML Services LLC is the organizer of this event. ComplianceAid is an advisory firm providing intelligence and compliance expertise to Board of Directors and Executives on Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing programs. The firm’s clients are active in 30+ regulated industries and include Global Tier 1 Banks; Fortune 500 Companies; Regulatory Agencies and Central Banks.

DAY 1 – MARCH 10, 2016
8:00 to 8:10
Welcoming and Opening Remarks
Ms. Michelle Martin, President, ComplianceAid and, Antigua & Barbuda/Florida

8:10 to 8:30
AML/CFT Certification: Can a Program be Universal and Meet Local Requirements?
Honourable Michael Browne, Minister of Education Science and Technology, MP, Antigua and Barbuda
Dr. Somnath Bhattacharya, Dean of the Gus Machado School of Business at St. Thomas University, Florida
Dr. Sylvan Lashley, President of the University of Southern Caribbean, Trinidad & Tobago

8:35 to 9:05
The Terrorism Threat and It’s Impact on the Caribbean
Mrs. Susan S. François, Director of the Financial Intelligence Unit, Trinidad & Tobago

9:10 to 9:40
Money Laundering Trends & Typologies
Mr. Sandro Garcia-Rojas Castillo, Director, Prevention of Financial Operations Involving Illegal Proceeds, Mexico

9:45 to 10:15
Current Round of Mutual Evaluations: What Was Learned Thus Far
Mr. Calvin Wilson, Executive Director, Caribbean Financial Action Task Force, Trinidad & Tobago

10:15 to 10:45
Coffee Break

10:45 to 11:15
What Should Your AML Corporate Governance Cover
Ms. Joanna Charles, Chairperson, Caribbean Association of Banks, St. Lucia

11:20 to 11:50
The Compliance Officer, Senior Management and Auditor Relationships
Ms. Janice P. Holness, Executive Director, Financial Services Commission, Jamaica

11:50 to 1:00

1:00 to 1:30
The Compliance Function From an Operational Perspective
Ms. Anne Marie Ch. Kemna, Head of Financial Intelligence Unit, Curacao

1:35 to 2:05
Mitigating the Ongoing Risk of Correspondent Banking
Mr. André A. Mon Désir, Deputy General Counsel, Cayman Islands Monetary Authority, Cayman Islands

2:10 to 2:40
How to End a Relationship Under AML
Mr. Randy Graham, Chief Executive Officer, Financial Services Commission, Barbados

2:40 to 3:10
Coffee Break

3:10 to 3:40
Reducing AML/CFT Risk with Technology
Kimberly Smith, Marketing/Development, SILO Compliance System, Cayman Islands
Mr. E. Jay Saunders, Chairman & CEO, DSS, Turks and Caicos Islands
Ms. Michele Pemberton Williams, CMA, CPA, Absolute Accounting, Nevis/Florida
Mr. Jean Morency, CAMS, Partner at ComplianceAid &, Canada/Florida

3:45 to 4:15
Adhering to Anti-Bribery and Corruption Laws Across the
Ms. Annette Mark, Director of Anti-Corruption, Ministry of Legal Affairs, Antigua & Barbuda

4:20 to 4:50
Ultimate Beneficial Owners: The Next Hot Topic
Ms. Christina R. Rolle, Executive Director, Securities Commission of The Bahamas

5:00 to 6:00

DAY 2 – MARCH 11, 2016
8:30 to 9:00
Human Trafficking in the Caribbean and Beyond: Regulated Entities Risk Exposure and Obligations
Mr. Ian McDonald, Financial Investigations Adviser, Regional Security System Asset Recovery Unit (RSS-ARU), Barbados

9:05 to 9:35
Know Your Customer’s Customers and Your Customers AML program
Ms. Oslyn Harding, Compliance Coordinator, Legal, Compliance and Corporate Secretarial Department, Sagicor Life Inc, Barbados

9:40 to 10:10
AML and the OECD’s Common Reporting Standard (CRS): Bridging the gap with FATCA
Mr. Peter Stafford, Managing Director, Sinclair International Tax Compliance Services Ltd., Cayman Islands

10:10 to 10:40
Coffee Break

10:40 to 11:10
How to Conduct Enhance Due Diligence (EDD)
Ms. Michelle Martin, President, ComplianceAid &, Antigua & Barbuda/ Florida

11:15 to 11:45
Bitcoin’s Blockchain Technology: Opportunities and Threats for the Caribbean Basin
Mr. Jeremy Stephen MSc. DIC. BSc., Lecturer, Department of Economics, University of the West Indies – Cave Hill Campus, Barbados

11:50 to 12:20
AML Supervisory Function From a Board of Directors & Business Owners Perspective
Ms. Simone Martin, Deputy Director, Fiduciary Services, Financial Services Commission, British Virgin Islands

12:20 to 12:30
Closing Remarks
Mr. Jean Morency, Partner, ComplianceAid &, Canada/Florida

12:30 to 1:30

Confirmed Moderators
Mr. Jermaine A. Lee, Esq., Hernandez Lee Martinez, LLC (originally from Guyana)
Mr. Marlon A. Hill, Esq., Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel LLP (originally from Jamaica)
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