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Asia AML/CFT Summit 2019

September 11-12, 2019

Wednesday 11th September & Thursday 12th September 2019,
Hotel Intercontinental Landmark 72,
Hanoi, Vietnam.


Day 1 : September 11, 2019

7.30 am – 8.30 am

Registration and Tea/Coffee

8.30 am – 8.45 am

Welcome Address
Shirish Pathak, Managing Director, Fintelekt Advisory Services

8.45 am to 9.15 am

Address by Chief Guest

Abu Hena Md. Razee Hassan, Co-Chair, Asia Pacific Group on Money Laundering and Head – Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit

9.15 AM – 10.00 AM

Keynote Address

Mileidy Bernal Campos, ECOFEL Senior Officer, Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units

10.00 AM – 10.45 AM

Financial Intelligence: Analysis & Use.
From the Private to Public Perspective

Bernard Law, Ex-Head of FIU, Hong Kong

10.45 am – 11.15 am

Tea/Coffee Break

11.15 am – 12.45 pm

Interactive Panel Discussion: The FATF Recommendations

Tom Keatinge, Director, Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

Atty. Mel Georgie Racela, Executive Director, Anti-Money Laundering Council Secretariat, Philippines
Pei-Ling Tsai, Prosecutor, Department of Prosecutorial Affairs, Ministry of Justice, and Chief of Policy Unit Anti-Money Laundering Office, Executive Yuan, Taiwan
Mohammad Abdur Rab, Joint Director, Bangladesh FIU
Supranee Satitchaicharoen, Investigator – Senior Professional Level – Financial Intelligence Division, Anti-Money Laundering Office, Thailand

12.45 pm – 1.45 pm

Networking Lunch hosted by Fintelekt

1.45 pm – 2.30 pm

Lowering the Risk of Compliance Failure

Hari Kumar Nepal, AML Cell, Ministry of Finance, Nepal

2.30 pm – 3.15 pm

Terrorism Financing, Cross Border Intelligence and Border Security

Dr. John Coyne, Head of Border Security Program
Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

3.15 PM – 3.30 PM

Key Takeaways from Day One

3.30 pm – 4.00 pm

Tea/ Coffee Break

Day 2 : September 12, 2019

8.00 am – 8.30 am


8.30 am – 10.00 am

Interactive Panel Discussion: Combating Trade-Based Money Laundering by Strengthening the Eco-system

Arpita Bedekar, Director – Marketing, Fintelekt Advisory Services

Nicholas McTaggart, Founder, Murinbin Consulting (Formerly AUSTRAC & Australian Federal Police and Advisor Fiji Customs and Revenue)
Ravi Lahoti, Principal Officer, HDFC Bank
Sambit Mohanty, Country Head – South Asia, Accuity

10.00 AM – 10.30 AM

How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Financial Crime Compliance

Colin Camp, Senior Director, Business Development & Sales, Asia Pacific – Pelican

10.30 am – 11.00 am

Tea/Coffee Break

11.00 am – 12.00 pm

Combating Proliferation Financing

Tom Keatinge, Director, Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

12.00 pm – 12.45 pm

The Changing APAC FCC Landscape: A Year in Review

Guy Sheppard, Head of APAC Financial Crime Initiatives, SWIFT

12.45 pm – 1.45 pm

Networking Lunch hosted by Fintelekt

1.45 pm – 2.30 pm

Mitigating the Sanctions Risk in AML Compliance

Nicholas Turner, Registered Foreign Lawyer, Clifford Chance Hong Kong

2.30 pm – 3.45 pm

Reducing Global Suffering Through Vigilant Compliance

Wildlife Trafficking and the Finance Sector
Scott Roberton, PhD, Director for Counter Wildlife Trafficking, Asia – Wildlife Conservation Society

How banks and financial institutions can help in the fight against modern slavery and human trafficking
Archana Kotecha, Asia Region Director and Head of Legal – Liberty Shared

3.45 pm onwards

Closing Remarks & End of Summit, followed by Tea/ Coffee Break




Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsor


Asian Bankers Association

Asian Bankers Association



National Banking Institute

National Banking Institute


This is a staging enviroment