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MEETING REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS MALTA – AML, RG AND BLOCKCHAIN DEVELOPMENTS

September 25 & 26 2019

9:00am - 4:30pm

AX Hotel, The Palace, High Street, Sliema, SLM1542, Malta

The updated gambling regulatory framework in Malta came into force as of August 1st 2018. The changes, which have now had almost a year to settle in were, designed to enhance responsible gambling measures and consumer protection standards and implement an overall risk based approach to regulatory processes and procedures.

Maltese authorities have, in the past, been accused of failing to tackle serious AML breaches however the Malta Gaming Authority has demonstrated its dedication to changing this perception. It is very clear that businesses must now ensure best practice is observed.

In addition Malta and the many gaming business who call the island home provide a hotbed of innovation when it comes to technological development. The MGA have stated that their strategy is to be at the forefront of gaming regulation while embracing innovation. This is demonstrated by their commitment to the Virtual Finance Assets (VFA) and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) sandbox framework.

This event is a must for any gaming business or support service provider based in or looking to do business in Malta. We will take a deep dive into the regulatory framework, best practice and the opportunities to benefit from innovation from a player protection perspective. This exclusive conference and training event will deliver key learning outcomes and across the two days you can expect:

Greater understanding of AML, Blockchain and Payments

How to identify suspicious activity

The importance of SAR’s/STR’s and the important role employees play

How to undertake quality investigations

Adequate SAR/STR’s content for staff and the MLRO

Dealing with customer interactions and markers of harm

It is essential that every operator is able to capitalise on some of the fantastic work that is being done and also take this opportunity to gain a comprehensive understanding of how to better meet you regulatory and legal requirements.

Who should attend?

All operators with a UK and Maltese Licence

Senior management at Remote gambling operators

Heads of compliance at Remote gambling operators

Heads of Player Protection or Social Responsibility at Remote gambling operators

VIP Managers at Remote gambling operators

Social Responsibility team members at Remote gambling operators

Compliance team members at Remote gambling operator

Agenda

Day 1 Conference, 25th September 2019

Time slots are provisional and exact timings may be subject to change.

09:00 Registration and refreshments

09:30 Opening remarks from the chair

09:40 Regulatory Review

10:10 Guide to player investigations and VIP customer intelligence

10:45 Payments, problem gambling and meeting AMLD requirements

Mark Anthony Camilleri, CRM Manager & Executive Director, Western Union Business Solutions

11:20 Networking coffee break

11:50 Panel – AML and gambling. Understanding / assessing the risks and implementing organisational change

Moderator: Fredrik Ljungman, Country Manager, Otmore Limited

Trevor De Giorgio, Chief Legal Officer, Greentube

Rudolf Muscat, Compliance Manager, Financial Intelligence Unit Malta

Ian Perrygrove, Head of Compliance, Genesis

Ray Wilson, Director, AMLGS

12:50 Networking lunch break

13:50 Responsible Gaming – engaging all stakeholders

Helena Berg, Responsible Gaming Manager, ComeOn!

14:10 Panel – Responsible gambling – being compliant is the minimum standard, what does best practice really involve?

Moderator: Harrison Sayers, Reporter, GamblingCompliance

Helena Berg, Responsible Gaming Manager, ComeOn!

David Caruana, RG Manager, Kindred Group Plc

Danny Cheetham, lived experience of problem gambling

Pedro Romero, Safer Gambling & Sustainability consultant, GiG

Pedro Romero, Safer Gambling & Sustainability consultant, GiG

Lee Willows, CEO, YGAM

15:10 Networking coffee break

15:30 Panel – Maltas DLT sandbox framework and regulating blockchain

Moderator: Nicholas Warren, Head of Regulatory, Francis J Vassallo & Associates

Carl Brincat, Chief Legal Counsel, Malta Gaming Authority

Dr Malcolm Falzon, Partner, Camilleri Preziosi Advocates

Dr Malcolm Falzon, Partner, Camilleri Preziosi Advocates

Stephen McCarthy, CEO, Malta Digital Innovation Authority

16:30 Closing remarks and close of conference

Day 2 Training Workshop, 26th September 2019

This workshop for Senior Compliance professionals across both AML and Responsible Gambling will provide essential training that can be passed onto relevant staff. We all have a role to play in combating financial crime and minimising harm. The role of the Compliance Manager/Director is continuously evolving and in many ways, is becoming more challenging than ever before.

This exclusive training event from AMLGS will deliver key learning outcomes and on the day you can expect:

Key understanding of adequate completion and process of SAR/STR

How to identify the early signs (Red flags) of Problem Gambling

How to conduct comprehensive investigations for SOF and DD

How to undertake effective enterprise & customer risk assessments

How to be ready for a regulatory inspection, assessment or evaluation

How to successfully incorporate AML and Responsible gambling processes

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