The Malta Institute of Accountants is hosting its annual AML Conference in collaboration with the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU).

Date: 14th, March 2024
Time: 09:00 – 17:00
Venue: Radisson Blu, St Julian’s
CPE Competencies: 6.25 Core Hours

Participation Fees:

Members Rate €110
Non-Members Rate €160
Retired Members Rate €80
Students Rate €90

 

AGENDA

09:00 Welcoming Speech

Ms Maria Cauchi Delia – CEO of the Malta Institute of Accountants

09:10 Address by the MIA President

Mr Mark Bugeja – President of the Malta Institute of Accountants, and Managing Partner at Grant Thornton

09:30 The Development of Malta’s National Risk Assessment (NRA)

MODERATOR:

Ms Maria Cauchi Delia – CEO of the Malta Institute of Accountants

PANELISTS:

  • Dr Pauline Saliba – Executive Secretary of the National Coordinating Committee for Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism
  • Dr Geraldine Spiteri Lucas – Registrar of Companies, the Registrar of other Legal Persons and the Chief Executive Officer of the Malta Business Registry

10:00 An Overview of the National Risk Assessment (NRA)

Ms Martina Mifsud – Head of Risk & Compliance (Advisory) at ARQ Group

10:10 Panel Discussion

MODERATOR:

Ms Martina Mifsud – Member of the MIA AML Committee and Head of Risk & Compliance (Advisory) at ARQ Group

PANELISTS:

  • Dr Wayne Pisani – Partner and Head of tax, regulatory and compliance services at Grant Thornton
  • Dr Gianluca Busuttil – Senior Manager at Deloitte Malta

11:20 Fireside Chat – AML Package and the new EU Anti-money-laundering Authority (AMLA)

  • Ms Clara Galdies – Manager (Legal & International Relations) at FIAU
  • Ms Ariane Azzopardi – Chairperson of the MIA AML Committee and Director within the Quality and Risk Management function at KPMG

12:30 Overview by FIAU – A Governance Perspective

Dr Jonathan Phyall – Head of the FIAU’s Legal Affairs Section

12:45 Panel Discussion

MODERATOR:

Dr Rakele Cini – Legal Consultant

PANELISTS:

  • Dr Jonathan Phyall – Head of the FIAU’s Legal Affairs Section
  • Mr Daniel Abela – Deputy Head (Financial Crime Compliance) at Malta Financial Services Authority
  • Ms Angela Fleri Soler – Member of the MIA AML Committee and Risk & Reputation Leader, Quality & Risk Management at Deloitte
  • Mr Etienne Borg Cardona – Non-Executive Director at Capital Advisory Limited
  • Dr Manfred Galdes – Managing Partner at ARQ Group

14:40 AML/CFT Findings & Breaches

  • Ms Maria Grech – FIAU
  • Dr Christabel Coleiro – Associate (Enforcement) at FIAU

14:50 Panel Discussion

MODERATOR:

Ms Lucienne Pace Ross – MIA Vice-President, Member of the MIA AML Committee and Assurance Partner at PwC Malta

PANELISTS:

  • Dr Liza-Marie Cassar – Manager at FIAU
  • Ms Laura Mifsud – Assistant Manager at FIAU

15:55 Intelligence – Case Studies

MODERATOR:

Ms Lucienne Pace Ross – MIA Vice-President, Member of the MIA AML Committee and Assurance Partner at PwC Malta

PANELISTS:

  • Mr Clifton Grech  Manager, Intelligence Analysis – Operations at FIAU
  • Dr Roxanne Borg – Senior Legal Officer – Guidance and Outreach at FIAU
  • Mr Alan Craig – Deputy Chairperson of the MIA AML Committee and Advisory Partner at Mazars in Malta

16:50 Concluding Remarks

Ms Ariane Azzopardi – Chairperson of MIA AML Committee

 

More information and registration on https://www.miamalta.org/AML24

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