2022 Annual Trade Finance Compliance Conference | London Online | 8-9 June  | 7 CPDs

2022 Annual Trade Finance Compliance Conference | London Online | 8-9 June | 7 CPDs

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2022 Annual Trade Finance Compliance Conference | London Online | 7 CPDs 
8-9 June 2022 

We invite you to join us for the 2022 London Annual Trade Finance Compliance Conference - to be held online on June 8-9 from 09:00-13:00 BST/London time both days.

Times Both Days: 4:00 EDT / 9:00 BST / 10:00 CEST 

Hear from global experts on a range of topics including:

• Top news & trends 
• Managing Shipping & Vessel Risks
• Global news stories and trends in trade finance compliance
 KYC: How well do you actually know your customers?
• Trade Fraud in 2021: hindsight is 20/20
• Impact of Trade sanctions 
• Environmental, Social, and Governance:
• Global Standards and Guidance - Latest from FATF, Wolfsberg Group, ICC
• Using AI, ship registry data, and GPS
• When is a red flag NOT a red flag?
• Trade based money laundering - the latest efforts  
• Tales from the Trenches
Additional Resources
The Complete Guide to Trade Based Financial Crime Compliance (softbound + ebook)
Certificate in Trade Finance Compliance (CTFC)

Event will be held on Zoom. Please ensure you can use this software. For inquiries contact

By registering for this event you agree to the Conditions of Use. This event will be held under chatham house rules

*Bring A Corporate Client for Free 
we are pleased to announce this new initiative to bring corporate (nonbank) participants to our events to help bridge the gap between our service providers and clients. Ready to nominate a client of yours? Send us an email at  


Speakers will be announced closer to the event

Day 1: June 8 

Wednesday, 8th June - Day 1

08:50 - 09:00 │ Welcome & Introductory Remarks

Welcome Remarks: Michael BYRNE (IIBLP)


09:10 – 09:40 | The Professor James E. Byrne Memorial Keynote Address

09:40 – 10:40 | Top News and Trends in Trade and TBFC
Overview of the top news stories, trends and developments

•  Cryptocurrency: Time to sit at the Big Table
•  Open account, Supply Chain Financing and Greensill fallout
•  Fraud and knowing your customer
•  Increased regulatory focus on AML and FIs
•  How effective are AML regulations?
•  Free Trade Zones and Opacity in Global Shipping
•  Green washing from illegal activities

Moderator: Neil CHANTRY (Specialist Consultant)
Panelists: Lorna STRONG (HSBC) 

10:40 – 10:50 | Virtual Coffee Break

10:50 – 11:30 | Managing Shipping & Vessel Risks 

• Vessel tracking: What is shipping, AIS, and why do you Need to be Monitoring it?
• Vessel Registration – can you even find who owns it?
• Risks to lenders and others that finance the vessels cargo, and other operations
• Containerization: B/L and actual shipment not match = red flag?
• The need for detective and investigative controls
• IIBLP/ACSS/S&P Global White Paper on Vessel Tracking, AIS and Sanctions Evasion

Moderator: Hugo VERSCHOREN (goVer Trade Technologies)
Panelists: George DEVEREESE (IHS Markit); Michael HOWLETT (IMB); 

11:30 – 12:10 | KYC: How Well do you Actually Know your Customer?

•  Beneficial Ownership and Legal Entity Identifier use
•  Onboarding New Customers: Can we make it easier?
•  Understanding what you should know about your customers and their related companies
•  What do the Wolfsberg principles say about KYC?
•  KYCC – limitations of cross border privacy laws
•  SWIFT KYC Registry: Uptake
•  Does KYC = Coverage? FI Home office v. branches
•  Uganda Beneficial Ownership Report from GFI

Moderator: Neil CHANTRY (Specialist Consultant)

12:20 – 13:00 | Tales from the Trenches

Moderator: Alex GRAY (LIBF)

12:20 – 13:00 | Closing Remarks & Prize Draw 

Confirmed Speakers in yellow


Day 2: June 9

Thursday, 9th June – Day 2

08:30 – 09:00 | Online Check-In

09:00 – 09:05 | Welcome and Introduction to Day 2
Welcome Remarks:

09:05 – 10:05 | Trade-based Money Laundering

• Data sharing and analytics between countries
• Complicated STR/SAR filings drive TBML: time for Standards?
• U.K. “Dear CEO” letter on AML Frameworks and risk assessments
• Dual Use Goods and Pricing: to report or not to report?

10:05 – 11:00 | Trade Sanctions

• The Russian / Ukranian Conflict
• Chinese Miliary Industrial Complex
• Cambodia and Myanmar
• Ethiopia and the 50% Rule
• Supply Chain Due Diligence
• Chinese Anti-sanction Law

11:00 – 11:10 | Virtual Coffee Break

11:10 – 12:00 | Technology & Trade Based Financial Crimes

• Using AI and BlockChain, ship registry data, and GPS (how get traction across the universe of customs / ports / shipping)
• Fintech/Regtech solutions and Cost-Benefit Analysis 
• Big bank v. small bank resourcing
• Virtual Training for bank’s AML and trade staff
• Use of technology and waiver of liability: Who takes responsibility? No one . . .
• Push towards automated document checking (automated AML checking?)
• Digitalisation of Trade/URDTT

Moderator: Geoffrey WYNNE (Sullivan & Worcester)

12:00 – 12:45 | Trade Fraud in 2022: hindsight is 20/20

• Frauds with Impact – What's Old is New Again: Hin Leong and Solo Industries
• Synthetic / Structured LCs and their use in the EU
• How Can Banks Manage and Mitigate Fraud Exposure?

Moderator: John TURNBULL (Bank ABC)


12:45 – 1:00 | Wrap Up, Closing Remarks, & Lucky Draw 
• The Intersection of Technology, Experience, and Advice into a Compliance
• Framework you can use
• Key takeaways from the conference
• Certificate in Trade Finance Compliance (CTFC)
• Q&A – Conference Committee

Panellists:  Michael BYRNE (IIBLP); Derek ENNIS (Coastline Solutions); Alex GRAY (LIBF)

Steering Committee: Neil CHANTRY (Specialist Consultant); Hugo VERSCHOREN (goVer); Geoffrey WYNNE (Sullivan & Worcester); John TURNBULL (Bank ABC)

12:50 – 13:00 | Closing Remarks and Prize Draw

Confirmed Speakers in yellow






Sponsorship Opportunities

Please email Michael Byrne at for more details on how to sponsor this amazing event.