CPE Event Details
Anti-Money Laundering Conference (M1816)


The MIA AML Conference is FULLY BOOKED!
Thank you for the incredible response!


Session Time:
09:00 - 16.45, including breaks and a lunch.

Venue: Xara Lodge, L/O  Rabat 


The European Union’s 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive has been recently enacted into Maltese legislation. The Directive includes some fundamental changes to the anti-money laundering procedures, including changes to customer due diligence, a central register for beneficial owners, a focus on the risk based procedure and other changes. In light of these changes, the Malta Institute of Accountants (MIA) will be hosting an Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Conference on the 20th February 2018, at Xara Lodge l/o Rabat.
The full-day conference is open to both MIA members and non-members, to a varied target audience. Amongst others, directors, accountants and auditors in public practice, accountants in business, notaries, lawyers, compliance officers, and financial/corporate service providers are invited to attend to increase their competence on a current and relevant topic through the involvement of various high-profile speakers. Catering for a variety of industries such as banking, real estate, gaming, financial services, and the public conference, the AML Conference will be bringing together leading experts to provide the latest information on the current anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing developments and requirements.
Registration will start at 08:30 with welcome refreshments, followed by an introduction to the day. Sessions and a panel discussion will give first-hand knowledge on key topics some of which are outlined below.
Dr Alexander Mangion, from the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit, will be giving an overview of recent legislative developments on the local and international front relating to AML and counter-terrorism financing. Dr Rakele Gauci (BDO Malta) will discuss the compliance obligations relating to Knowing Your Customer and Customer Due Diligence, with a focus on the new requirements and digitalisation of Simplified Due Diligence and Enhanced Due Diligence. Dr Manfred Galdes (ARQ Group Malta) will be discussing updates from the Financial Action Task Force, and putting a spotlight on the upcoming Moneyval inspection, whilst Ms Juanita Bencini (Chairperson of the MIA AML Committee) will be providing an update on emerging topics in AML.
A panel interview made up of Dr Manfred Galdes, Dr Rakele Gauci, Dr Robert Attard (EY Central & South East Europe), Ms Ruth Aisthorpe Gauci (FIAU), and Ms Juanita Bencini will discuss law enforcement in the area of money laundering, with a particular focus on tax evasion, suspicious transaction reports, and the new crackdown on unexplained wealth.
From a banking perspective, the future of money laundering and funding of terrorism will be discussed by Mr John Scicluna (BOV p.l.c.). Dr Ian Gauci (GTG Advocates) will debate Blockchain and the new paradigm it introduces for AML, whilst a session by Dr Diane Bugeja (Camilleri Preziosi Advocates), will look at the new EU General Data Protection Regulation and its impact on AML compliance.
Dr Anthony Cremona (Ganado Advocates) will conclude the day with a discussion which will mainly focus on the new beneficial-ownership regulations and raising the bar on transparency.
The MIA’s AML Conference rewards 6 hours of Core Competences for Continuing Professional Education (CPE). Throughout the day, three breaks and a lunch will be served to participating delegates. The AML Conference Programme can be accessed here.



MIA Members: €95.00
Non-MIA Members: €125.00
Retired Members: €55.00
Students: €55.00

Individual bookings by MIA Members and Students are to be placed and paid online (below). 
Non-MIA Members, Group bookings, and Retired MIA Members are requested to fill in the registration form and send it by post along with payment. 


Start Date: 20/02/2018


End Date: 20/02/2018


Service Provider: The Malta Institute of Accountants


Type Hours
Core 6.00


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