​​​Welcome to the ALB Pan Asian Regulatory and Anti-Corruption Compliance Summit 2024

    DATE             19 March 2024, Tuesday

    TIME              08:30 am Registration
                                 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Hong Kong Time (GMT +8)

      VENUE          Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong


We are coming back in 2024!

Things are on the boil, as they say. In a world where compliance and financial crime professionals find themselves being pushed to the limit and in a constant state of flux with a complex regulatory and compliance environment, ongoing tensions between China and the United States have piled additional challenges on Hong Kong business environment, casting a long shadow of uncertainty.

The intricate web of issues is further complicated by the relentless evolution of financial crime, encompassing money laundering, human trafficking, terrorism financing, and illicit drug trade, which collectively pose a staggering global problem, estimated at an alarming USD$1.4 to US$3.5 trillion annually. The intersection of generative AI, industry convergence, embedded finance, open data, digitalization of money, decarbonisation, and digital identity poses a formidable challenge and upsurge in financial crime.

Moreover, cyber threats have ascended to the top of the financial services risk agenda. High-profile cyberattacks, driven by political instability in various corners of the globe, have highlighted the critical importance of cybersecurity. When AI and cyber-enabled financial crime are added to the mix, the threat posed by cybercriminals becomes increasingly complex, demanding swift and innovative responses from compliance and financial crime professionals. How can compliance leaders strengthen their organisations in the face of these challenges?

Join us when we return to Hong Kong in March 2024. The Summit is a unique platform where we bring regulators, financial institutions, non-financial businesses from various industries, law enforcement, academia, and relevant stakeholders together to deepen partnership in the fight against financial crime. Tailor your experience with three streams of content: AML/KYC/Fraud, ESG, and Corporate compliance for non-Fis.

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Welcome to the ALB Pan Asian Regulatory and Anti-Corruption Compliance Summit 2024

    DATE             20 March 2024, Wednesday

    TIME              08:30 am Registration
                                 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Hong Kong Time (GMT +8)

      VENUE          TBC 


Key topics:

Strategic Issue Session (General track)

Regulatory Keynote address – Bribery, Fraud & AML: HK Regulatory Outlook and International trends

Keynote Address: Tackling Economic Crime

Plenary Panel: Key Financial Crime Compliance Developments in 2024

  • Global trends in AML and financial crime compliance
  • ISO 20022 - Fraud prevention in payment systems
  • How can technological innovation such as AI and other emerging technologies enhance financial crime compliance efforts and risk management effectiveness
  • Geo-political risk/tensions – navigating current threats
  • How FIs should be preparing for the future of financial crimes and compliance
  • How PPPs can support and combat financial crimes

Plenary Panel: Cross-Industry Lessons

  • New legislation and regulations: what’s impacting you now and what’s on the horizon?
  • Organisational structures and governance framework
  • Identify key pain points across the industry
  • How did the largest corporations collapse during the era of the most complex regulations?

Panel: Cost of Compliance Report

How Organised Crime Operates Illegal Betting, Cyber Scams & Modern Slavery in Asia

Panel: Sanctions Landscape: Regulatory and Enforcement Priorities for 2024 and Beyond

  • Lessons learned from the war in Ukraine with Israel – Hamas conflict
  • How practical and effective are they? An assessment of the current situation regarding the effectiveness and enforcement of sanctions
  • Building law enforcement alliance in FinCrime and sanctions

The Current Challenges of Asset Recovery: Judicial Practitioners Perspective

Hong Kong’s FTX: The JPEX Crypto Scandal

Spotlight on HK Project Sela

Panel: Unleashing the Power of Generative AI in AML

  • The limit and leverage of AI
  • Leveraging Ethical AI for Effective Compliance
  • Identifying tax fraud using AI and ML

Panel: G20 Roadmap on Crypto Assets

  • CBDCs Tokenised Deposits, Stablecoins and DeFi – Growth potential, overcoming impacts and exploring opportunities
  • Regulatory considerations and challenges in implementing – Strategies for banks to adapt
  • Cross-border payments with Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies
  • The state of Cross-Chain Crime – the latest crypto money laundering tactics employed by criminals
  • Navigating KYC in crypto

Panel: Unleashing the Power of Generative AI in AML

  • The limit and leverage of AI
  • Leveraging Ethical AI for Effective Compliance
  • Identifying tax fraud using AI and ML

Panel: The Changing Landscape of Cybercrime

  • Emerging technology and associated cyber risks
  • How should financial institutions address cyber risks while going digital?
  • Regulatory view of privacy and cyber security
  • Building a sustainable security culture
  • Ways to identify, measure, mitigate, report, monitor, and control modern cyber risks
  • Using orchestration and automation to augment limited cyber security resources
  • How to protect an organisation’s information assets by embedding “privacy by design”

The role of AI in cybersecurity

Balancing user experience and security compliance


Panel: A New Dawn in AML and KYC: Learning from Recent Events

Panel: RegTech/SupTech: Battling Economic Crime with Data and Tech

  • - Fintech, RegTech, and the role of compliance
  • - RegTech is growing, what should we expect RegTech to evolve in the year ahead?
  • - The role of RegTech in sustainable finance

Panel: Fraudster Innovations: How Generative AI and Other New Techniques are Challenging Financial Institutions

Combating fraud in the age of digital payments

Panel: Tackling fraud and scams: An ecosystem-wide approach across different sectors



Corporate compliance

Panel: Tackling fraud and scams: An ecosystem-wide approach across different sectors

Panel: General Counsel Discussion

  • Legal perspectives on the key challenges
  • Handling regulatory investigations: perspectives from in-house counsel
  • Challenges and best practices

Panel: Managing an Effective Compliance Programme to Mitigate AML/KYC Risks

Panel: The private sector as a driver of collective action

Biometric authentication: legal and compliance implications

The Importance of the Code of Conduct and Ethics




Panel: Driving Green Growth and Climate Finance Solutions

  • HKSAR Green Bond Programme potential
  • Addressing the global biodiversity finance gap
  • Role of banks in carbon trading
  • HK’s green finance and Greentech hub
  • Why are banks still financing fossil fuels?


Panel: Greenwashing – Is the Climate crisis a corruption crisis?

  • Key challenges to taxonomies, navigating green external reviews and impact reporting climate, integration of ESG transition metrics
  • Embedding ESG into a Fraud Risk Framework


Panel: ESG and ERM – Bridging the gap

  • Navigate global sustainability compliance challenges
  • The role of compliance program in mitigating ESG risks across supply chains
  • The risk of inaction in ESG
  • Avoiding ESG Potholes


ESG Due Diligence



Joseph H.L. Chan, Jp
Under Secretary for Financial Services and Treasury, Government of Hong Kong SAR

Mr Chan was appointed the Under Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury on 16 August 2017. Mr Chan has many years of senior executive experience in the banking industry. He was a Managing Director in the Global Markets Division of Credit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank, and was a Managing Director in Financial Markets of Standard Chartered Bank. Prior to joining the Government, Mr Chan held multiple roles in a number of public and professional bodies, including Vice President of the Hong Kong Society of Financial Analysts, Director of Hong Kong Securities & Investment Institute, Advisor of the Chinese Gold & Silver Exchange Society, as well as a General Committee member of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce. Mr Chan was also a member of the Central & Western District Council. Mr Chan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics (Hon) and Psychology from the University of Michigan, USA. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.


Carmen CHU. JP
Executive Director (Enforcement and AML), Hong Kong Monetary Authority

Ms Chu is responsible for overseeing the enforcement function including the Complaint Processing Centre of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) as well as the supervision of the anti-money laundering and financial crime risk management by authorized institutions and stored value facility licensees. She also sits on the board of directors of the Financial Dispute Resolution Centre.

Ms Chu joined the HKMA in 1994 as a Manager Trainee, and has taken up different responsibilities in the HKMA, including research and monetary operations. She was seconded to the World Bank Office in Beijing from 1998 to 1999. Since then, she has mainly been involved in international and regional financial cooperation initiatives as well as renminbi business development in Hong Kong. She was appointed Executive Director (External) in April 2010 and Executive Director (Banking Conduct) in September 2014 before her current position in December 2017.


Stewart McGlynn
Head AML & Financial Crime Risk, Hong Kong Monetary Authority

Mr McGlynn is a Division Head in the Hong Kong Monetary Authority with responsibilities for policy development, innovation, specialist on-site supervision and international engagement pertaining to anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing. In international work he is currently Co-Chair of the Financial Action Task Force Evaluations and Compliance Working Group and represents the HKMA on the Anti-Money Laundering Experts Group of the Basel Committee.

Prior to the HKMA, he worked as the Deputy Head of Hong Kong’s Financial Intelligence Unit and has extensive experience across AML and financial crime.


Debra Au
Managing Director and Head of Legal, Compliance and Secretariat, Hong Kong and China, DBS Bank Hong Kong

Ms Au, as part of the Hong Kong Management Committee, heads up the HK Legal Compliance & Compliance Secretariat teams and is the HKMA's 72B senior manager, HKEx compliance officer of DBS HK. Debra joined DBS Hong Kong in June 2022 after 18 years of serving as a compliance professionals with Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, Newedge/Societe Generale and HSBC.

Ms Au began her career in the compliance department at Goldman Sachs, where she focused on compliance, anti-money laundering and financial crime following the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the U.S. She then joined Societe Generale to continue her compliance career, and worked in various entities at Societe Generale, including the brokerage, capital markets and global banking businesses.

In 2015, she decided to further enrich her career development by switching her second-line-of-defense experience to join the business front. She joined the HSBC HK office of Global Banking and Markets (GBM) under the COO, focusing on supporting the ASP GBM business with her compliance professions on financial crime and deferred prosecutions agreement (DPA)–related matters.

In September 2017, she was appointed to the role of Hong Kong head of financial crime compliance (FCC) due to her long-standing experience in dealing with financial crime–related regulatory matters. In 2019, Ms Au successfully led the HK FCC team as well as the businesses in HK in passing the s166 Skilled Person review with an eminent result that helps the group in negotiating with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the U.K. for further narrowing the scope of the mandatory regulatory review.

In July 2020, She was appointed to the role of chief compliance officer for Hong Kong and Macau, covering all compliance-related matters, including regulatory, financial crime, conduct, fraud, investigations and surveillance.

After nearly seven years of successful contributions to the HSBC, she decided to further enhance her career and take on a bigger role covering the legal and compliance secretary arenas as the head of legal, compliance and secretariat for HK, Macau and China since June 2022.

     DATE             19 March 2024, Tuesday

    TIME              08:30 am Registration
                                 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Hong Kong Time (GMT +8)

      VENUE          Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong


​​​Welcome to the ALB Pan Asian Regulatory and Anti-Corruption Compliance Summit 2024

    DATE             19 March 2024, Tuesday

    TIME              08:30 am Registration
                                 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Hong Kong Time (GMT +8)

      VENUE          Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong


The ALB Pan Asian Regulatory and Anti-Corruption Compliance Summit event series is dedicated to provide a forum for regional and global regulatory bodies and policymakers across industries with an emphasis on financial services industry across the Asia-Pacific region.

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