BDF The Financial Crime Frontline


At the forum you will hear from Elliot Castro, our keynote speaker, who will share his unique point of view on what strategies need to be put in place to prevent fraud and reduce losses but also on how financial institutions can better understand and tackle fraudsters.   Simon Riondet from Europol will cover the new initiative that Europe is launching and will also present case studies on how Europol tracked down criminals. Our AML roundtable, composed of senior AML experts from banks across Europe, will tackle topical subjects such as Artificial Intelligence and can machine learning help reduce false positives.   Geert Delrue, Detective Commissioner and AML/CFT expert from Law Enforcement in Belgium will cover the similarities and differences between money laundering and terrorist financing.
Our Fraud roundtable will focus on PSD2 and will include Tanya Kjaer from Klarna Bank, a Payment Service Provider, who will give her views on what opportunities PSD2 offers. She will be joined by fraud experts from financial institutions. Representatives from the Belgian Financial Intelligence Unit (CTIF-CFI) and the National Crime Agency will both talk about public-private intelligence sharing to counter financial crime amongst other topics.    Rob Horton, BAE Systems' expert in fraud methods used by criminal groups in banking and insurance will moderate the day.

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9:30 - 10:00

Arrival Refreshments / Registrations

10:00 – 10:05

Host Introduction
Speaker: Mikko Hietanen, MD EMEA Commercial Solutions, BAE Systems

10:05 – 10:50

Scams, frauds and cons: An ex-fraudster's viewpoint
Speaker: Elliot Castro, Keynote Speaker

10:50 – 11:30

The Science of Dishonesty
Speaker: Jamie Foehl, Senior Researcher, Duke University CAH

11:30 – 12:15

How Financial Intelligence is Critical to Successful Organised Crime and Terrorism Investigations
How to Improve the Current State of Play? What Role for the Private Sector?
Speaker: Simon Riondet, Head of Financial Intelligence, Europol

12:15 – 13:00

Financial Services Roundtable - (Moderator: Rob Horton)
Speakers: Carsten Lang - Head of Compliance, AML and Fraud Prevention, European Bank for Financial Services GmbH
Max Doemer - Head of Compliance Programs & Controls at Raiffeisen Bank International
Craig Neal - Head of FAC Platform, Nordea Bank

13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 14:45

Cybercrime and Cybersecurity in Relation with Terrorist Financing
Speaker: Geert Delrue, Detective Commissioner, AML/CFT-Expert Law Enforcement Belgium

14:45 - 15:30

Countering fraud in central and local government: and applying the same strategies in the financial market
Speaker: Rachael Tiffen, Head of Counter Fraud Faculty, CIPFA

15:30 - 16:15

PSD2: New Opportunities and Threats?
Roundtable Discussion: Tanya Kjaer, Senior Manager Payments at Klarna Bank AB and Financial Institutions

16:15 – 16:30

Coffee Break

16:30 - 17:15

Public-Private Intelligence Sharing to
Counter Financial Crime
Speakers: Philippe de Koster, President of the Belgian Financial Intelligence Unit (CTIF-CFI)
Dick Gould, Head of UK Financial Investigation Network at the National Crime Agency

17:15 - 17:20

Closing Remarks
Speaker: Mikko Hietanen, MD EMEA Commercial Solutions, BAE Systems

17:20 – 18:20

Cocktail Reception

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Why Attend?


Criminal Threat Insight

Hear from experts on the latest motives, methods & techniques of fraudsters.
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Meet Industry Leaders

High profile speakers to industry CXOs - network with those in the know.

Market Trends

Understand fraud trends and regulations you need to know.

New Technologies

Learn what new tools and techniques can help in the fight against financial crime.

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Le Cercle National des Armées was founded by presidential decree on February 5, 1887 and by law on April 16, 1924 authorising its construction on the former grounds of the Pépinière barracks. The building of neo-classic inspiration is the work of Charles Henri-Camille Lemaresquier, the Head Architect of National Palaces. A stone's throw from the Place de la Madeleine and Saint Lazare train station, the Cercle National des Armées is an ideal location for a Forum such as the one organised by BAE Systems.

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