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Day 1 - Wednesday, November 17, 2021

9:00
Co-Chairs’ Opening Remarks
9:15

Sanctions Post-Brexit

Unraveling the New UK Sanctions Regulatory and Enforcement Landscape
10:15
Networking Break
10:45

CHINA – PART I

Best Practices to Navigate Latest Regulatory Sanctions and Export Controls Developments
11:30

IN-HOUSE THINK TANK – PART II

Companies Share How to Mitigate Risk When Conducting Business with China
12:15
Networking Lunch
1:15

Belarus Sanctions

Deciphering New Sanctions and Sectoral Sections Implications
2:00

The Future of Iran Sanctions

What to Expect and Will Primary or Secondary Sanctions by Lifted?
2:45

Russia Sanctions:

Strategies for Staying Compliance with Primary, Secondary, and Sectoral Sanctions
3:30
Networking Break
3:45

SPOTLIGHT ON FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS

Turkey, North Korea, Myanmar and More
4:30

KEYNOTE

EU Commission
5:00
Birds of a Feather Conversations
5:45
End of Day One

Day 2 - Thursday, November 18, 2021

9:00
Co-Chairs’ Opening Remarks
9:15

ACTIVITY BASED SANCTIONS

Move Towards Sanctions for Cyber, Corruption, Election Fraud, Climate Control and Human Rights
10:00

FINANCIAL CRIME

Strategies to Stay Ahead of Increasing Complex Innovative Schemes
10:45
Networking Break
11:15

FORMER U.S. GOVERNMENT ALUMNI PANEL

Predictions on the Intersection of U.S. Trade and National Security for Multi-National Companies
12:00
OFAC Insights on Enforcement and Compliance
12:45
Networking Lunch
1:45

NEW INITIATIVES

Key Techniques to Enhance Your Sanctions Compliance Program
2:45

TRAINING

How to Create and Execute Sanctions Training in Your Organization
3:30
Networking Break
3:45

SANCTIONS COMPLIANCE AND LEADERSHIP

OFAC Guidance: Ransomware and Virtual Currency
4:30
End of Conference

Day 1 - Wednesday, November 17, 2021

9:00
Co-Chairs’ Opening Remarks

Sunny Mann
Partner
Baker & McKenzie LLP

Neil Whiley
Director, Sanctions
UK Finance

9:15

Sanctions Post-Brexit

Unraveling the New UK Sanctions Regulatory and Enforcement Landscape

Lisa Maguire
Head of Sanctions Unit
Foreign Commonwealth & Development Office

Maya Lester QC
Barrister
Brick Court Chambers

Louise Marshall
Head of Governance, Engagement, Litigation and Operational Policy
OFSI
HM Treasury

  • Key considerations for companies in respect to UK autonomous sanctions and export control regime
  • Continuation of UK sanctions strategy post Brexit
  • Latest developments on Global Human Rights Sanctions in the UK

10:15
Networking Break
10:45

CHINA – PART I

Best Practices to Navigate Latest Regulatory Sanctions and Export Controls Developments

Michael Zolandz
Partner
Dentons

Todd Corey
SVP & Head of Legal and Compliance
Sompo International

  • Navigating BIS entity list vs OFAC list
  • China-related Entity List Sanctions
  • New China blocking statute
  • OFAC sanctions programs used against China.
  • Investment Restrictions in certain Chinese Military Companies – EO 13959 and EO 14032
  • Hong Kong Autonomy Act implementation

11:30

IN-HOUSE THINK TANK – PART II

Companies Share How to Mitigate Risk When Conducting Business with China

Nora Bartos
Chief Export Control and Sanctions Compliance Officer
Roche

  • Tips to evaluate potential business partners in China
  • How to stay prepared for new regulatory developments
  • Business considerations for future business in Hong Kong
  • Risk mitigation strategies

12:15
Networking Lunch
1:15

Belarus Sanctions

Deciphering New Sanctions and Sectoral Sections Implications

Svetlana Zarubina
EMEA Regional Head of Sanctions
UBS

Anastassia Brassac
Head of Sanctions Advisory and Sanctions Screening
Natixis

Roger Matthews
Partner
Dentons

  • Overview of new US, EU, UK and Canada sanctions issued wide ranging sanctions against Lukashenko regimen in response to serious human rights violations.
  • Impact of designations on banking, oil, tobacco, and potash
  • Bans on trading securities and investment services.

2:00

The Future of Iran Sanctions

What to Expect and Will Primary or Secondary Sanctions by Lifted?

Stephen Fallon
Chief Compliance Officer
INSTEX

Yvo Amar
Partner
BenninkAmar

  • Predictions for the future of the JCPOA
  • JCPOA 2.0
  • Implications of recent election in Iran
  • Coordinated efforts of US, UK & EU

2:45

Russia Sanctions:

Strategies for Staying Compliance with Primary, Secondary, and Sectoral Sanctions

Chris Po-Ba
Senior Manager – Financial Crime Advisory (Market)
Lloyds

Sinéad Goss
EMEA Head, AML and Sanctions Legal
Citi

Michael Lyons
Partner
Clifford Chance LLP

  • Key differences: US vs EU vs UK
  • What is allowed under continued sanctions targeting specific economic sectors?
  • Fallout from cybersecurity attacks on US companies

3:30
Networking Break
3:45

SPOTLIGHT ON FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS

Turkey, North Korea, Myanmar and More

Neil Whiley
Director, Sanctions
UK Finance

Sunny Mann
Partner
Baker & McKenzie LLP

  • Countries to watch in the next few months.
  • Emergence of ecological/environmental considerations for potential sanctions
  • Continued focus on human rights.

4:30

KEYNOTE

EU Commission

Alina Nedea
Head of Sanctions, DG FISMA
EU Commission

5:00
Birds of a Feather Conversations

Olga Baranovska
Trade Compliance Manager
Microsoft

Participate in an off-the-record interactive exchange with your industry peers. This session will be moderated but take advantage of this opportunity to meet with new contacts

  1. Technology/Hardware/Software
  2. Financial Services
  3. Insurance
  4. Manufacturing

5:45
End of Day One

Day 2 - Thursday, November 18, 2021

9:00
Co-Chairs’ Opening Remarks

Sunny Mann
Partner
Baker & McKenzie LLP

Neil Whiley
Director, Sanctions
UK Finance

9:15

ACTIVITY BASED SANCTIONS

Move Towards Sanctions for Cyber, Corruption, Election Fraud, Climate Control and Human Rights

Richard Dunmall
Head of Sanctions
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Ross Denton
Consultant
Ashurst

  • Increased corporate governance requirements globally
  • Significance of activity-based sanctions on your compliance program
  • Long term trends to keep in your radar

10:00

FINANCIAL CRIME

Strategies to Stay Ahead of Increasing Complex Innovative Schemes

Ian Bolton
Visiting Research Fellow
Kings College

James Byrne​
Senior Research Fellow, Proliferation and Nuclear Policy
RUSI

  • Violations and deceptions used in trade and shipping
  • Using overseas workers to evade sanctions
  • Evasion in infrastructure projects
  • Current methods involving financing
  • Latest activities using fundraising via cyber or cryptocurrency
  • Use of diplomatic cover

10:45
Networking Break
11:15

FORMER U.S. GOVERNMENT ALUMNI PANEL

Predictions on the Intersection of U.S. Trade and National Security for Multi-National Companies

Mike Walsh
Partner
Foley & Lardner LLP
Former Chief of Staff and Acting General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Commerce

David Peyman
Counsel
DLA Piper LLP
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Counter Threat Finance and Sanctions in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs at the U.S. Department of State

Listen to former senior government officials discuss their opinions of future Biden Administration activities and expected outcomes. Dedicated time will be available for audience questions.

12:00
OFAC Insights on Enforcement and Compliance

Gisel Nuñez
Sanctions Compliance Officer
U.S. Department of the Treasury
Office of Foreign Assets Control

Rachel Alpert
Partner
Jenner & Block LLP

12:45
Networking Lunch
1:45

NEW INITIATIVES

Key Techniques to Enhance Your Sanctions Compliance Program

Amalie Korning Wedege
First Vice President, Head of Sanctions & Embargo
Danske Bank

Heather Sroka
Senior Trade Counsel
Snap, Inc.

  • How to effectively use limited resources for compliance
  • Utilizing technology to leverage compliance
  • New challenges due to remote and in-person teams

2:45

TRAINING

How to Create and Execute Sanctions Training in Your Organization

Sarah El-Husseini
Senior Sanctions Compliance Officer
Kleinwort Hambros

Frédéric Jadot
Lead Sanctions and Export Control Officer
SWIFT

  • Benefits of in-person vs. remote training
  • Determining depth of training for various levels and departments
  • Frequency of training
  • How to quickly provide new guidance when things change?

3:30
Networking Break
3:45

SANCTIONS COMPLIANCE AND LEADERSHIP

OFAC Guidance: Ransomware and Virtual Currency
4:30
End of Conference