Designing Compliance

for the Future

The Agenda is now Live!

Compliance doesn’t have to be painful. Join us to find out how.

Returning following a hugely popular inaugural year, ComplyAdvantage Conference will address how to enhance the capabilities of compliance leaders, and the vital mission of preventing money laundering and some of the world’s worst atrocities, in a global landscape that’s awash with new threats. 

Taking place virtually from London and its New York sister event, the conference will bring together the efforts of industry experts and thought leaders for keynote speeches, industry panels and interactive discussions.

Virtual Conference
This year’s conference will be happening virtually, as well as being available on demand for one month afterwards to ticket holders. So wherever you are joining us from in the world there will be opportunities to meet experts, network and see demos at a time that works for you.

With a focus on the issue of designing compliance, answering challenges businesses are facing and offering practical advice on development of modern compliance, our themes include:

  • Exploring the state of compliance in 2020 and beyond
  • Upgrading your AML compliance in changing times
  • Examining the true human costs of money laundering
  • Looking inside the mind of money launderers and learning from the criminals getting away with it


Tuesday | Nov 10, 2020


09:45 – 16:30 GMT


Virtual Event


General Admission: £95 (ex. VAT)

Clients & Partners: Complimentary

For complimentary client and partner tickets, contact

Our Speakers

Charles Delingpole

Founder & CEO, ComplyAdvantage

Shachar Bialick

CEO, Curve

Graham Barrow

Director, Dark Money Files

Sophia Bantanidis

Head of Regulatory Strategy & Policy,Citi Group

David Birch

Principal, 15Mb Ltd

Phil Coole

MLRO, OakNorth Bank

Paul Huston

VP, Product, ComplyAdvantage

Sean Jones

AML Specialist, ComplyAdvantage

Tom Keatinge

Director, Centre for Financial Crime & Security Studies, RUSI

Rosie Larsson,

VP, Compliance, Visa Payments

Ricky Lee

Founder & CEO, sync.

Joy Macknight

Managing Editor, The Banker

Robert Mazur

The Infiltrator

Dr Martin Navias

Senior Visiting Research Fellow, Centre for Defence Studies

Shahmeem Purdasy

Senior Manager, Plenitude Consulting

Matthew Redhead

Associate Fellow, RUSI

Denisse Rudich

Director, Rudich Advisory & CCO & Founder, ElemetaryB

Samantha Sheen

Financial Crime Compliance Officer, EMEA, Stripe


  • Europe Agenda
  • American Agenda


Welcome Remarks: Designing Compliance for the Future

Digital transformation has never been more critical or present in the minds of compliance teams. As we look back on a year of rapid change from global issues and regulation changes, we examine key takeaways and what lessons we need to take forward when designing compliance for the future.

Charlie Delingpole, Founder, ComplyAdvantage (@ComplyAdvantage)


Keynote Panel: The State of Compliance in 2020

Our keynote panel looks back on a year of radical and rapid digital transformation, explores why innovation is as important as ever in the fight against financial crime and the opportunities that lay ahead for compliance teams.

  • Paul Huston, VP, Product, ComplyAdvantage (@ComplyAdvantage)
  • Sophia Bantanidis, Head of Regulatory Strategy & Policy, Citi Group
  • Tom Keatinge, Director, Centre for Financial Crime & Security Studies, RUSI
  • David Birch, Principal, 15Mb Ltd


6AMLD Readiness: And What Brexit Might Mean

6AMLD is just around the corner, so for firms, ensuring smooth implementation will be critical, but as compliance teams post-Brexit work with European and UK legislation, we explore what practical steps firms can take to ensure a consistently high global standard.

Matthew Redhead, Associate Fellow, RUSI


Communicating Compliance: Buy-in from the Business

We’ll uncover how to ensure that compliance has a strong voice within your organization, the critical messages for working with and promoting compliance to your executive team, and the role of digital transformation in reducing inefficiencies.

  • Livia Benisty, Global Head of Business AML, Banking Circle
  • Phil Coole, MLRO, OakNorth Bank
  • Ricky Lee, Founder & CEO, sync.
  • Shachar Bialick, CEO, Curve


Tackling Human Trafficking

Exploring the true human cost behind in the sometimes abstract money laundering crimes, we’ll explore the lives impacted by financial crime, the role technology can play helping to disrupting human trafficking and the importance of a holistic sector approach in preventing exploitation.

Neil Giles, Director, STOP THE TRAFFIK


Remaining Effective: Compliance at Scale

Fireside Chat: There will always be an inherent challenge between security and speed, between efficiency and customer service in managing compliance, but those challenges are magnified at scale. We will examine the role that technology plays in enhancing processes like transaction monitoring and how it can improve existing workflows. 

  • Rosie Larsson, VP, Compliance, Visa Payments
  • Sean Jones, AML Specialist, ComplyAdvantage


Getting Away with Money Laundering

High-profile money laundering cases like the FinCEN files are eye-opening but don’t always lead to visual change, our panel explores how criminals get away with it, what compliance teams can learn, and critically what more the sector can do.

  • Joy Macknight, Managing Editor, The Banker
  • Samantha Sheen, Financial Crime Compliance Officer, EMEA, Stripe
  • Denisse Rudich, Director, Rudich Advisory & CCO & Founder, ElemetaryB
  • Shahmeem Purdasy, Senior Manager, Plenitude Consulting


Terrorism Financing, Sanctions

As the UK begins to issue its own sanctions, our panel explores what this divergence might mean, the evolving landscape of terrorism finance and sanctions evasion and why a hands-off approach to terrorism financing just isn’t good enough.

  • Graham Barrow, Director, Dark Money Files
  • Dr Martin Navias, Senior Visiting Research Fellow, Centre for Defence Studies
  • Neil Whiley, Director, Sanctions, UK Finance
  • Florence Keen, Research Fellow, International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation


The Importance of Complete Digital Onboarding

    • David Birch, Principal, 15Mb Ltd
    • Charles Delingpole, Founder & CEO, ComplyAdvantage
    • Husayn Kassai, CEO, Onfido
    • Jane Jee, CEO, Kompli-Global


Closing Keynote: Inside the Money Launderers’ Mind

Join The Infiltrator and acclaimed former federal agent who for years operated undercover as a highly successful mob connected launderer, helping manage their illicit millions. 

Robert Mazur, The Infiltrator


A Guide to Effective Compliance

Digital transformation has never been more critical or present in the minds of compliance teams. As we look back on a year of rapid change from global issues and regulation changes, we examine key takeaways and what lessons we need to take forward when designing compliance for the future.

Vatsa Narasimha, COO & CFO, ComplyAdvantage (@ComplyAdvantage)


Fintechs: Paving the Future of AML?

Fintechs are no longer a new concept. Covering a wide range of segments, fintechs have been disrupting everything from banking to payments to lending and beyond. Utilizing new technology, implementing new business models, and growing at lightning speed, fintechs are putting risk and compliance tools and processes to the test. Are fintechs paving the future of AML? In our panel, we discuss the challenges that fintechs have overcome, the developing risks, and advice for compliance officers as their organization moves through different growth stages.

  • Charles Delingpole, Founder and CEO, ComplyAdvantage (Chair)
  • Adam Fear, Senior Compliance Manager, Affirm
  • Sarah Elliott, General Counsel & CCO, One Financial
  • Peter Singer, (Former) Head of Regulatory Compliance, US, Revolut


Financial Crime Against Older Adults

Elder Financial Exploitation (EFE) is widespread and damaging. Defined as the illegal or improper use of funds or assets, financial institutions and AML/BSA officers play a critical role in detecting and preventing EFE. Join us as our panel of experts dive into the world of financial exploitation and break down trends, tools, and how your financial institution can take steps to identify this crime.

  • Naomi Karp, Consulting Research Scholar, Stanford Center, AARP (Moderator)
  • Liz Loewy, CoFounder & COO, Eversafe
  • Ron Long, Director of Elder Client Initiatives, Wells Fargo
  • Theodora Lau, Founder, Uncommon Ventures


Leaks & Public Pressure: Catalysts for Change?

Over the past few years, Financial Institutions and Regulators have had their fair share of press coverage. From the Panama Papers to the Troika Laundromat to the FinCEN Files, journalists have written hundreds of stories related to sanctions, compliance failures, corruption, money laundering, and regulations. Off the back of the latest press, our panel discusses the root causes of compliance issues, their views on regulations, and their outlook for 2021 and beyond.