Program
[Earn 17+ CE Credits]
Event Agenda
Day 1
Aug 3 - Facing a Changed World Together
Day 2
Aug 4 - Crypto Fest
Day 3
Aug 5 - Global Challenges & Innovation
Day 4
Aug 6 - Tech to the Rescue?
Day 5
Aug 7 - Future Threats
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Welcome and Keynote Speaker
Join us for the kickoff of FinCrime Virtual week to learn about an online event unlike any other. Stick around for the 45-minute opening keynote presentation...speaker to be announced soon
2:15 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
FinCrime After COVID-19 – Navigating the New Normal
The pandemic has changed much about life and business worldwide, and financial crime compliance and prevention is no exception. In many cases, COVID-19 and resulting lockdowns have greatly accelerated trends that were years in the making, from adoption of digital payments and ecommerce to working from home. All of these have big implications for AML, fraud, cybersecurity and other fincrime functions. In this session, senior compliance officers and regulators weigh in on how to navigate the present and future of pandemic disruption.
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Meet the CFCS Scholarship Recipients
For the past year, ACFCS has been running a scholarship program for its Certified Financial Crime Specialist (CFCS) credential. Each quarter, we recognize talented and dedicated individuals in a wide array of financial crime functions, with a focus on those newer to their careers and in the public sector. On this session, you can meet and hear from some of our scholarship recipients from around the world!
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Opening Night Networking Reception
Raise a glass to the start of FinCrime Week! Join the speaker faculty, ACFCS staff and your fellow conference-goers for a virtual reception and informal networking session, with special guests, games and giveaways.
10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
Networking and Sponsor Roundtables
Our event platform makes it easy to find and connect with other fincrime professionals. Network with your fellow attendees, join a roundtable with an SME, and learn more about innovative solutions from event sponsors.
11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
Cryptocrime and Compliance – Trends and Case Studies
The world of digital assets has shifted dramatically in recent years, with growing crypto business models, institutional adoption and interest from financial institutions. Even so, criminal risks in crypto still persist and can't be ignored, from darknet market transactions to sanctions evasion. This session explores the current state of crypto risk and gives practical advice to financial institutions wondering what comes next.
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm EDT
Crypto and Coffee – Networking Session & Games
Grab a cup of java and join us to meet fincrime professionals from the crypto sector and beyond. You'll hear from compliance pros in the crypto space and have a chance to win big with crypto trivia games.
2:00 pm -4:30 pm EDT
Crypto Investigations Workshop
By now, most of us know that the blockchain - the system used for many cryptocurrencies - is not anonymous and untraceable. In fact, many of the most popular cryptocurrencies are transacted on open ledger technologies, which means that with the right tools and expertise, "following the money" in the crypto realm is very possible. This workshop will equip you with skills, tools and techniques to get started on your path to becoming a crypto investigations pro.
8:00 am - 9:30 am EDT
India Focus – FinCrime Trends and Case Studies
Join subject matter experts and the ACFCS India Chapter to learn key trends, emerging issues and fincrime compliance challenges in the world's second-most-populous country.
10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
Fintech and Fincrime in Europe
The nations of the European Union have seen their fair share of major AML and fincrime scandals in recent years, prompting tougher regulatory scrutiny and heightened compliance expectations across the regions. At the same time, a growth in fintechs and payments innovation, driven in large part by the EU's Payments Directive, has brought its own risks and compliance wrinkles. Hosted by the Netherlands ACFCS chapter, this session takes you on a guided tour of key concerns, trends and considerations for fincrime in the EU
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
Canada Regional Focus
Hosted by the Toronto ACFCS chapter, this session takes you up north to cover critical issues and key updates on fincrime in Canada. Hear how compliance programs are reacting to the country's major regulatory updates, learn the latest in money laundering and fraud risks, and much more.
1:45 pm - 2:45 pm EDT
Global Café - Networking and Perspectives from Around the World
ACFCS is proud to have members and CFCS-certified professionals from across the globe, and in this networking session, you can meet and connect with them! Join our Global Café for an informal meet-and-greet with members of our chapter boards and other international members.
10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
Networking and Sponsor Roundtables
Our event platform makes it easy to find and connect with other fincrime professionals. Network with your fellow attendees, join a roundtable with an SME, and learn more about innovative solutions from event sponsors.
11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
Getting Real on AI - Case Studies and Practical Applications
In this session, practitioners give you a view into the current reality and potential pitfalls of AI in financial crime detection and prevention. The presentation focuses on real-world case studies that illustrate successful uses of AI tools and the processes that went into their implantation. It also features straight talk on what AI can and can’t do to avoid falling into the hype trap.
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
Digital Payments, Digital Identities, Digital Fraud
When it comes to customer experience with financial institutions, faster is often better – Whether that’s faster onboarding for new clients, or payments at nearly real time. But speed in financial transactions can also open the door to fraud. As customers adopt faster payment channels like Zelle and Venmo, opportunistic financial criminal have followed, creating new risks for financial institutions.

At the same time, the move to online-only relationships has yielded its own crop of fincrime risks for banks. In the pandemic era, conducting CDD and KYC without face-to-face interaction has become normal, but how do techniques to steal or forge identities complicate the situation? In this session, presenters explore risks in real time payments, and provide insights on emerging identity fraud threats.

10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
Cyber Crime Threats, New and Old – Law Enforcement Insights and Case Studies
Cybercrime threats were increasing even before the pandemic, but COVID-19 added fuel to the fire. In this session, hear from law enforcement agents about the top cyber risks they're seeing on the front lines, and get tips for how you can help respond to, and report on, threats facing your organization.
12:30 pm -1:30 pm EDT
Inside the Dark Web – Live Demo and Investigative Tips
Despite recent high-profile takedowns of illicit marketplaces, illegal activities still thrive on the dark web, from the sale of drugs and stolen data to fraud forums and skill-sharing. Conducting dark web investigations is an increasingly important skill for fincrime professionals, whether for law enforcement or due diligence and compliance functions. This session will take you inside the dark web and provide practical tools and tips along the way.
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
Keynote Speaker, Closing Remarks and Contests
There's no better way to close an event than with a dynamic 45-minute keynote presentation...speaker to be announced soon! Stay till the very end as we recap the week-long takeaways and announce the grand prize winners.