Experts will take a cross-sector look at the latest OFAC positions on Iran and Russia; review the best (and cost-effective) ways of complying with the latest export controls and sanctions, requirements for Canada, the EU, the UK plus more.

CHARLOTTE, NC, September 20, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — in cooperation with Compliance Week and Financial Research Associates is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Sanctions Risk Management Conference (October 15-16, 2018, at the Princeton Club in NYC).

Over two days this annual interactive conference will take a cross-sector look at the latest OFAC positions on Iran and Russia; review the best (and cost-effective) ways of complying with the latest export controls and sanctions, requirements for Canada, the EU, and the UK, and other critical topics.

Non-compliance with sanctions requirements is not an option. No account, business, or financial transaction, no foreign representative or asset is beyond the reach of the ever-changing sanctions rules and requirements. This annual cross-sector and cross-border conference has assembled top experts in one location, over two days, to offer guidance on how to improve organizations’ sanctions compliance.

The opening keynote, United Nations’ Sanctions Branch, chief of the Security Council, Kelvin Ong is slated to share fresh perspectives on the current geopolitical landscape and challenges of sanctions implementation on a global scale. Some 30+ prominent industry practitioners and experts from financial institutions, corporate, legal and government sectors have been added to this no-holds-barred 2-day conference.

The opening session on October 15 will cover a new sanctions regime that cuts off corrupt public officials and their cronies from the financial system and business dealings. Roundtable sessions will showcase topics on OFAC sanctions against Iran and Russia and highlight some of the most innovative and successful methods used by the bad guys to evade sanctions. Other roundtables include regulator expectations on sanctions compliance.

Confirmed speakers include: AMERICAN EXPRESS’ (AMEX) Global Head of Sanctions & Anti-Corruption, Edward Starishevsky; WESTERN UNION’s Global Head of Sanctions, Interdiction & Anti-Corruption, Tyler Hand; CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION’s Senior Vice President and AML/OFAC Compliance Officer; GOOGLE INC.’s Head of Global Trade Compliance, Liana Sebastian; IRS-CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION’s Deputy Chief, Eric Hylton; DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (DOJ) Deputy Chief for Export Control and Sanctions, Elizabeth L.D. Cannon; and, NEW YORK COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE Chief of Major Economic Crimes Bureau, Christopher Conroy.

“Sanctions regulators have imposed hefty fines on businesses over the past years, some exceeding $100 million. With this in mind, we have identified and assembled all the major stakeholders in the industry that can share with attendees, critical recommendations to avoid such costly pitfalls.” Saskia Rietbroek, Principal SANCTIONSALERT.COM and Conference Producer.

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