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The second Caribbean Basin Anti-Money Laundering & Financial Crimes Conference will be held in Miami at Conrad Hotel on March 10 & 11, 2016.

This is the only conference targeting regulated entities, regulators and government agencies of the entire Caribbean basin.

Attendees are expect from Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curaçao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, Saba, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sint Eustatius, Sint Maarten, Suriname, The Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States Virgin Islands, Venezuela.

According to survey filled by the 2015 conference participants, 100% would recommend the event to a colleague.

This two-day event is designed to provide practical knowledge of AML/CFT. It address the particularities of operating a business in the Caribbean basin. The conference will equip all participants with useful knowledge which they may implement within their organizations. To this end a group of high profile regulators from the Caribbean basin and compliance experts with ties to the region will discuss challenges faced by regulated businesses. Unlike any other, this conference address the issues from a non-U.S. point of view.

Beyond complying with the AML/CFT annual training requirements, this conference will provide participants a unique opportunity to personally engage with regulators and other experts. This personal contact will allow for a better understanding of the respective approach at enforcement in the Caribbean basin.

For a second year, the Conrad Hotel has been selected as the conference venue. The luxury property is located in the heart of Miami’s booming Brickell district. Brickell is Miami and South Florida's major financial district. Referred to as the "Manhattan of the South", it is home to the largest concentration of international banks in the United States.  Brickell is dense, high-rise residential neighbourhood with many upscale, luxury condominium and apartment towers are home to several of Miami's top restaurants, shops and places of entertainment. A discounted group rate of US$319 per night plus taxes is available to conference participants. To reserve your rooms click here. Organizer have secured Free internet access in the conference hall and guest rooms. Complementary transportation to nearby malls will be available at the end of the conference.


New format

The format is a series of 30 minutes sessions divided in 2 parts. A speaker’s presentation and an interview with a moderator combined to a Q&A period. In addition to general sessions, practical training sessions are added this year.

This new format will provide more useful information that may be recycled by participants upon their return at the office.

The conference organizers are inviting board members, business owners, CEO, CFO, COO, CRO, Auditors from all regulated industries operating in the Caribbean including Attorney & Accountants, Car Dealerships, Casinos & Gaming, Commercial Banks, Credit Institutions, Credit Unions, Dealers in High Value & Luxury Goods, Dealers of Precious Metal, Art or Jewelry, Development Banks, Import & Export Businesses, Insurance Companies, International Banks, Money Value Transfer Services, Mortgage Companies, Offshore Banks, Real Estate, Service Providers, Travel & Leisure, Trust & Company, etc.

Regulators, Government Officials, Members of Parliament, Public Servants and Managers of State Owned Companies are also invited to register.










Benefits of participating

  • 10 CPEs are awarded
  • Certificate of attendance is provided
  • Comply with mandatory AML/CFT annual training requirements
  • Meet Caribbean basin key business leaders facing similar challenges
  • Meet key regulators from the Caribbean basin
  • Acquire CPE points for ACAMS, FIBA, ICA, ACFCS and others
  • Deductible travel expenses in most jurisdictions
  • Free time to enjoy Miami shopping and vibrant culture
  • An opportunity to host a board meeting abroad

NEW FOR 2016

  • 30 minutes sessions
    • 15 minutes PowerPoint presentation by speakers
    • 15 minutes interview with moderator & questions and answers period
  • PowerPoint Presentations Distributed to Attendees
  • A convenient schedule:
    • Thursday, March 10 - 8:00am to 4:30pm
    • Friday, March 11 - 8:30am to 2:00pm
    • March is Shop Miami Month where visitors are offered discounts in many stores.

Conference Agenda

DAY 1 MARCH 10, 2016
8:00 to 8:10 Welcoming and Opening Remarks
Ms. Michelle Martin, President, ComplianceAid and theList.pro, Antigua & Barbuda/Florida
8:10 to 8:30 AML/CFT Certification: Can a Program be Universal and Meet Local Requirements?
Honourable Michael Browne, Minister of Education Science and Technology, MP, Antigua and Barbuda
Dr. Somnath Bhattacharya, Dean of the Gus Machado School of Business at St. Thomas University, Florida
Dr. Sylvan Lashley, President of the University of Southern Caribbean, Trinidad & Tobago
8:35 to 9:05 The Terrorism Threat and It’s Impact on the Caribbean
Mrs. Susan S. François, Director of the Financial Intelligence Unit, Trinidad & Tobago
9:10 to 9:40 Pending Confirmation
9:45 to 10:15 Current Round of Mutual Evaluations: What Was Learned Thus Far
Mr. Calvin Wilson, Executive Director, Caribbean Financial Action Task Force, Trinidad and Tobago
10:15 to 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 to 11:15 What Should Your AML Corporate Governance Cover
Ms. Joanna Charles, Chairperson, Caribbean Association of Banks, St. Lucia
11:20 to 11:50 The Compliance Officer, Senior Management and Auditor Relationships
Ms. Janice P. Holness, Executive Director, Financial Services Commission, Jamaica
11:50 to 1:00 Lunch
1:00 to 1:30 The Compliance Function From an Operational Perspective
Ms. Anne Marie Ch. Kemna, Head of Financial Intelligence Unit, Curacao
1:35 to 2:05 Mitigating the Ongoing Risk of Correspondent Banking
Mr. André A. Mon Désir, Deputy General Counsel, Cayman Islands Monetary Authority
2:10 to 2:40 How to End a Relationship Under AML
Mr. Randy Graham, Chief Executive Officer, Financial Services Commission, Barbados
2:40 to 3:10 Coffee Break
3:10 to 3:40 Reducing AML/CFT Risk with Technology
Ms. Kimberly Smith, Marketing/Development, SILO Compliance System, Cayman Islands
Mr. Grady Clarke, Chief Executive Officer, Caribbean Credit Bureau Ltd, Barbados
Ms. Michele Pemberton Williams, CMA, CPA, Absolute Accounting, Nevis/Florida
Mr. Jean Morency, CAMS, Partner at ComplianceAid & theList.pro, Canada/Florida
Mr. E. Jay Saunders, Chairman & CEO, DSS, Turks and Caicos Islands
3:45 to 4:15 Adhering to Anti-Bribery and Corruption Laws Across the Caribbean Basin
Ms. Annette Mark, Director of Anti-Corruption, Ministry of Legal Affairs, Antigua & Barbuda
4:20 to 4:50 Ultimate Beneficial Owners: The Next Hot Topic
Ms. Christina R. Rolle, Executive Director, Securities Commission of The Bahamas
5:00 to 6:00 Cocktail
DAY 2 MARCH 11, 2016
8:30 to 9:00 Fraud Prevention: How to Protect Data and Prevent Cyber Crimes
9:05 to 9:35 Know Your Customer’s Customers and Your Customers AML program
Ms. Oslyn Harding, Compliance Coordinator, Legal, Compliance and Corporate Secretarial Department, Sagicor Life Inc, Barbados
9:40 to 10:10 AML and the OECD’s Common Reporting Standard (CRS): Bridging the gap with FATCA
Mr. Peter Stafford, Managing Director, Sinclair International Tax Compliance Services Ltd., Cayman Islands
10:10 to 10:40 Coffee Break
10:40 to 11:10 How to Conduct Enhance Due Diligence (EDD)
Ms. Michelle Martin, President, ComplianceAid & theList.pro, Antigua & Barbuda/ Florida
11:15 to 11:45 Bitcoin's Blockchain Technology: Opportunities and Threats for the Caribbean Basin
Mr. Jeremy Stephen MSc. DIC. BSc., Lecturer, Department of Economics, University of the West Indies – Cave Hill Campus, Barbados
11:50 to 12:20 AML Supervisory Function From a Board of Directors & Business Owners Perspective
Ms. Simone Martin, Deputy Director, Fiduciary Services, Financial Services Commission, British Virgin Islands
12:20 to 12:30 Closing Remarks
Mr. Jean Morency, Partner, ComplianceAid & theList.pro, Canada/Florida
12:30 to 1:30 Lunch
2:00 Complimentary Transfer to Shopping Mall

Confirmed Moderators

  • Mr. Jermaine A. Lee, Esq., Hernandez Lee Martinez, LLC (originally from Guyana) [Returning moderator from 2015]
  • Mr. Marlon A. Hill, Esq., Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel LLP (originally from Jamaica)


Caribbean Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crimes Conference 2015 - ComplianceAid & theList.pro
Picture: Some of the 2015 speakers (left to right) - Lt. Col Edward H Croft, Director, ONDCP, Antigua & Barbuda; Mr. Robin Sykes, Chief Technical Director, Financial Investigations Division, Jamaica; Mr. Jean Morency, Partner, ComplianceAid & theList.pro; Mr. Cleviston Haynes, Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Barbados; Ms. Susan S. François, Director, Financial Intelligence Unit, Trinidad & Tobago; Mr. Lindsey Cacho, Director, Financial Reporting Authority Cayman Islands; Ms. Michelle Martin, President, ComplianceAid & thelist.pro; Mr. Ian McDonald, Head of Financial Intelligence Unit, Anguilla; Mr. Jorge Flores, SVP Audit Manager, Internal Audit Department, Sabadell United Bank; Ms. Kozel Creese, Legal Office, Financial Intelligence Unit, St. Vincent and the Grenadines; Mr. Axel Kravatzky, PhD, Chairman, Caribbean Corporate Governance Institute (CCGI), Trinidad & Tobago









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