Workshops Day

8:00 AM - 10:30 AM Workshop A: Leveraging Trade Based Money Laundering Statistics to Enhance Your TBML Framework

Jo Proud, Regional Head of Compliance, Bank of Tokyo- Mitsubishi
This workshop will give actionable insights through case studies on the use of trade based money laundering statistics to improve your current TBML framework.

Workshop will cover:
  • Applying a risk-based approach in developing transaction monitoring mechanisms for trade-related products and services
  • Setting the criteria in developing controls to detect, escalate and report suspicious activity
  • Discuss case studies on latest trends and development in TBML and its applicability


Jo Proud

Regional Head of Compliance
Bank of Tokyo- Mitsubishi

10:30 AM - 1:00 PM Workshop B: Cybercrime & Fraud: How to Create a Hack-Proof Prevention Plan

Join this workshop to acquire the latest skills to successfully detect, prevent and investigate fraud. Examine case studies on corruption, procurement fraud, cybercrime, internet fraud, accounting fraud, money laundering, and payments fraud and asset misappropriation. Gain insights on best practices in fraud prevention models, latest techniques in fraud risk assessments, the latest IT forensics and data analytics tools in detecting and investigating fraud and critical factors in cybercrime prevention and response.

Workshop will cover:
  • Cybercrime- Preventing & Responding to Cyber Attacks
  • Forensic Data Analysis
  • Fraud Risk Assessments
  • Best Practices in Fraud Investigations
  • Updates in Compliance Programs & Fraud Prevention

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM Workshop C: The Impact of Blockchain Technology on Fighting Money Laundering

Hugo O’Connor, Head of Innovation, Bit Trade Australia
Blockchain technology is a hyper-secure record of digital events that is distributed among many different computers. The blockchain can only be updated by consensus of many of the participants in the system, and once information has been entered, it can never be erased. Blockchain technology is best known for its connection to the cryptocurrency, Bitcoin. It’s what enables transactions to happen without middlemen or a central body, while protecting against duplication and fraud.

Workshop will cover:
  • Understanding blockchain technology and its benefits
  • Implementing the system that could help fight AML/CTF threats
  • Discussing the implications of further transparency on financial institutions
  • Highlighting what you need to know to set up the Blockchain Technology within your organisation

Hugo O’Connor

Head of Innovation
Bit Trade Australia

3:30 PM - 6:00 PM Workshop D: Practical Applications in Ongoing Transaction Monitoring (TM) & Suspicious Transaction Reporting (STR)

Nicholas Mctaggart, Former National Coordinator, Criminal Asset Task-Force, Australian Federal Police (AFP)
Transaction monitoring is a vital component in ensuring timely and effective compliance. How can you optimise planning and budgeting to keep monitoring cost-effective and yet efficient? This workshop is designed to help you re-calibrate existing TM mechanisms, identify gaps in delivering the expected compliance performance and improve the efficiency of your existing TM platforms.

Workshop will cover:
  • Enhancing the efficiency of your TM framework through gap analysis - people, process, technology
  • Planning for new reporting formalities, STR and upcoming regulatory procedures
  • Establishing an evaluation criteria for various TM systems on offer
  • Adjusting existing transaction monitoring systems to handle compliance loads


Nicholas Mctaggart

Former National Coordinator, Criminal Asset Task-Force
Australian Federal Police (AFP)