Next week, the second annual Baltic AML Forum will take place. The conference is organized by Bankera and two other leading Lithuanian companies: financial newspaper Verslo Zinios and a Baltic law firm Ellex. The conference will focus on the latest legal, technological, and practical measures on the prevention of money laundering (AML) applied in the Baltic States and the European Union.
Why is it important for us?
AML is a challenge for all financial projects – Bankera is not an exception. It is vital to find the right balance between being compliant and not letting any fraudulent transactions go through the system, while also ensuring seamless payment experience for your clients. What is more, companies would prefer spending a reasonable amount of resources to achieve this balance.
By organizing the conference, we are investing in the general AML know-how level in the Baltic states financial markets. Perceived as a Baltic fintech ourselves, we believe that such events will pay off in the future. A lot of our team members are based in the Baltic states, while our electronic money issuer UAB Pervesk is supervised by the Central Bank of Lithuania.
Baltic AML Forum is a unique event, as it unites not only regulators, service providers, and financial teams, but also law enforcement representatives. It is the perfect forum for dialogue between private and public sectors, as well as a great opportunity to share hands-on insights among the practitioners.
Last year, the Baltic AML Forum gathered a number of notable speakers under one roof. The attendees included Dr Hans-Peter Bauer from the Basel Institute, Enric Olcina from the Big Four audit firm KPMG, Willem van den Brandeler from a crypto compliance firm Chainalysis, as well as several other professionals in the field.
This year, conference speakers will comprise the Minister of Finance of Lithuania, Vilius Šapoka, Elzbieta Frankow-Jaskiewicz, the Chair of Moneyval, Donatas Mažeika, Head of Forensic Lab team at EUROPOL European Cybercrime Centre, Jekaterina Govina, Executive Director of Supervision Service at the Bank of Lithuania, Jan Persson-Tryggedsson, Risk Customer Success Manager at Refinitiv, Jermy Prenio, Adviser at Bank for International Settlements, and Shilpa Arora, Anti-Money Laundering Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa at ACAMS. Representatives of KPMG, Ellex, Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) Estonia and others will also take part.
How to attend
If you are interested in Anti-Money Laundering issues, we kindly invite you to join the Baltic AML Forum 2020. The conference will be available both in-person and online. To register for the conference, fill in the registration form here. Every attendee will be granted 5 CAMS credits for participation.