The Malta Independent 13 June 2024, Thursday
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Malta Bankers’ Association announces upcoming conference on financial crime compliance

Thursday, 16 May 2024, 14:44 Last update: about 28 days ago

The Malta Bankers' Association (MBA), in coordination with its Standing Committee on the prevention of Financial and Cyber Crime & Fraud, announced a forthcoming full-day conference titled "Navigating Financial Crime Creating a Level Playing Field”", which will take place at the Xara Lodge, Rabat on 12 June.

The conference aims to address the growing complexities and compliance challenges in the financial industry. It will provide valuable insights into financial crime from both local and international viewpoints, with a strong focus on promoting ethical practices within the industry. To this end, "Navigating Financial Crime: Creating a Level Playing Field" is designed to foster a deeper understanding of the intersecting worlds of compliance and ethics in the increasingly challenging anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorism financing (CTF) regulatory landscape.

Participants will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of sessions, including thought-provoking keynote speeches and specialized breakout discussions. These sessions are structured to facilitate an in-depth exploration of pressing compliance issues. Experts will lead interactive discussions that allow for personalized learning experiences and meaningful exchanges of ideas. Attendees can expect to gain valuable insights and actionable takeaways that can be implemented within their organizations.

The event, which promises to be an invaluable platform for networking, learning, and sharing experiences, is targeted at banking professionals, compliance officers, legal advisors, policy makers, and any other professionals interested in financial crime compliance.

The topics which will be discussed during the conference include: Compliance issues from various perspectives; Taxation from an AML viewpoint; the EU's Anti-Money Laundering Authority and other imminent EU AML initiatives; KYC issues; the role of the MLRO and related skills gaps within the industry; the National Risk Assessment 2023; and Fraud.

The conference will host a mixture of international and local expert speakers from a diverse range of backgrounds and expertise, including Dagmar Kolb (BNY Mellon), Erik Barnett (HSBC Bank plc), Edward Attard (PwC), Clara Galdies (FIAU), Rob Rickards (Fisgard AML), Joette Sciortino (EY Malta), Julian Grima (EY Malta), Alex Konewko (ARQ), Tim Tyler (ICA), Pauline Saliba (NCC), and Aaron Gross (Wise) whilst opening speeches will be given by Marcel Cassar (MBA Chair) and Alfred Zammit (FIAU Director).

For more information on the conference and to register, please visit

The conference is sponsored by BNY Mellon, Bank of Valletta p.l.c., HSBC Bank p.l.c., International Compliance Association (ICA) and Sparkasse Bank Malta p.l.c.


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