20th Annual

UK AML/CTF & Financial Crime


24 - 25 April 2024

Held hybrid – Hosted by Herbert Smith Freehills, City of London 



Join us this April for your principal AML/CTF & financial crime updates 2024!

Celebrating its two-decade legacy, this event serves as a dynamic public-private platform for private-sector leaders, government officials, law enforcement professionals, and regulatory authorities to exchange crucial insights and strategies in combating the latest emerging threats.

This event is held in hybrid format – delegates are able to attend in person or virtually.

Excellent feedback from last year’s 300 delegates is a testament to the high quality of expert insights on topical issues you can expect to hear in the area of AML/CTF, economic sanctions and financial crime.

Event Summary

This year’s AMLP Seminar will bring together leading stakeholders and industry experts to examine the latest strategies, evolving compliance solutions and their future development in AML/CTF, economic sanctions, fraud, ESG & other financial crimes.

This presents an outstanding opportunity for busy professionals to obtain vital updates, insightful answers, and engage in peer benchmarking during an interactive one-day session – fostering discussions on current, most pertinent cross-industry issues, striving for actionable solutions.

Expert keynote addresses and sessions will be delivered by:

  • Abigail Culank, DD, Sanctions Strategy, Legislation & Engagement, FCDO
  • Adrian Searle, Director, National Economic Crime Centre (NECC)  
  • Anna Deibel-Jung, Deputy Director, OTSI
  • Carol Smit, Executive Secretary, JMLSG
  • Celia Lambert-Alcantara, Head of Sustainable Finance/ESG Compliance, Crédit Agricole CIB
  • Chris Kiew-Smith, Managing Director, Global Head of Financial Crime Prevention & Digital Assets, Citigroup
  • Debbie Price, Deputy Head of Division, Proceeds of Crime, Crown Prosecution Service
  • Emma Hardaker, Head of Financial Crime and Compliance, Lloyd’s of London
  • Howard Rawstron, Head of Economic Crime Risk Management Team,
  • James Wright, Senior Policy Advisor, FATF and International, HM Treasury
  • Jemima Murray, Deputy Director, Fraud, Home Office 
  • John Pierce, Director of Enforcement, Gambling Commission
  • Kevin Newe, Assistant Director – Illicit Finance Threat lead, HMRC
  • Laura Brown, Head of Enforcement Strategy, OFSI, HM Treasury
  • Lauren Rafter, Head of Enforcement and Market Oversight, FCA
  • Lucy Cumming, Head of Economic Crime Strategy and Government Affairs, City of London Police
  • Marc Fungard, Global Head of Financial Crime, Stripe 
  • Matthew Ray, DD, Lead of Company Law & Transparency, DBT
  • Matt Allen, Head of Policy and Complex Advisory, Economic Crime, Santander UK
  • Nicola Horton, Director Financial Crime, NatWest 
  • Ross Ferguson, Head of AML & Player Protection, Genting Casinos UK
  • Sara Brunsdon-McVeigh, Head of Financial Crime Prevention for the UK, SEB
  • Sean Holohan, until recently Global Head of Compliance Assurance, Barclays
  • Susannah Cogman, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Thomas Bell, Deputy Director, Criminal Finances and Asset Recovery, Home Office
  • Warren Tomlinson, Financial Crime Compliance Director, ClearBank

And many more…

Main Seminar – Key Topics 2024

  • The Home Office on the UK Government approach for combating financial crime and fraud
  • HMT on International trends in AML/CTF and UK response
  • NCA’s roadmap for ECCTA 2023 implementation, current milestones, and future plans – key points for the industry
  • FCA, HMRC, and Gambling Commission financial crime enforcement priorities 2024
  • FCDO, OFSI and OTSI economic & trade sanctions update – protecting UK’s interest
  • Addressing the greatest challenges and risks in 2024 – the new drivers and how to flex your compliance programme while balancing effectiveness with efficiency
  • Modernising your three lines of defence for effective risk and regulatory change management – enhancing accountability and coordination
  • Evolving trends in KYC compliance – adopting best practices to address recent regulatory demands through effective utilisation of data, digitalisation & AI
  • Enhancing beneficial ownership transparency & Companies House data integrity
  • Leveraging data analytics and AI in FinCrime compliance – evolving best practice
  • Foreign vs Domestic PEPs – refining your risk-based approach
  • Gambling hotspot: Meeting increasing regulatory demand in AML/CTF, fraud and safer gambling
  • Detecting and preventing fraud: your compensation to victims’ obligations – how to bolster your defences
  • Tackling ESG-related financial crime risks – preparing for the implementation of countdown in 2024
  • Law enforcement on combating emerging threats & stepping up asset confiscation

Pre-Seminar Masterclass – 24 April 2024

  • Top ML and financial crime typologies – key points for your compliance programme and SARs reporting
  • Enhancing your risk assessment to align with current threats including those related to fraud, and terrorist financing
  • Economic sanctions and export controls – anticipating and preparing for upcoming fresh challenges on both sides of the Atlantic
  • Preventing Russia’s sanctions evasion – staying ahead of shifting risks, trade finance challenges and increasing regulatory demands

You can find further details in the Programme Section.

To reserve your place and for multiple bookings, please contact Diane at fc@amlpforum.com. Please note your 10% early bird discount if you book by Friday 1st of March 2024.

Secure your place and seize this remarkable opportunity to benchmark your approach with industry peers and gain essential insight from an exceptional line-up of expert speakers on 24 – 25 April 2024, Exchange House, City of London, EC2A 2EG.

We look forward to welcoming you on the day & our Networking Cocktail Reception.

Who should attend?


The Seminar will provide a unique opportunity for financial crime professionals to get their key financial crime updates and answers from key stakeholders and high-level industry experts, compare and benchmark against the approaches of other professionals along with discussions on current cross-industry issues.



Please complete the registration form to confirm your place. For enquiries, including PO. numbers and multiple bookings, contact us at fc@amlpforum.com

This event is held in hybrid format – delegates are able to attend in person or virtually.

Discount Offers

  • Early bird discount 10% if you book by 1 March 2024
  • Member fee applies to those who have a paid membership and to academics, government, law enforcement & charity delegates
  • Bring 3 or more delegates – receive a 10% discount
  • Book both the Seminar & Masterclass – receive a 10% discount
  • ICA, ICM, ACCA, WMBA members receive a 10% discount (non-members only)
    *Discount offers cannot be combined e.g. if you are eligible for a member discounted fee, you cannot claim additional discounts.

CPD Points

Certificate of Attendance will be provided to claim your CPD Points.

  • Eligibility: Sign-in required
  • Records: Retained for 5 years
  • CPD Points: 7 for Main Seminar and 3.5 for each Masterclass Stream