Financial Crime & Challenges in the Middle East
Tue, 8 Dec 2020 12 noon to 1 pm Greenwich Mean Time (UTC±0)
The FinTech FinCrime Exchange (FFE), the largest global community of FinCrime professionals working for the world’s most progressive fintechs, is excited to deliver an immersive experience for all anti-financial crime professionals.
This truly global event brings together a vibrant community of FinTechs, with sessions focussed on Europe, Middle East, Asia and US. From presentations to workshops, FFECON Week creates an interactive platform to encourage collaboration, discuss best practices and to share experiences.
Hear from an international line up of industry experts from the world of anti-financial crime including practitioners, academics, charities and law enforcement agents. All keen to share their insights to provide actionable takeaways and practical solutions.
To discover the full programme for FFECON Week, please visit www.fintrail.co.uk/ffeconweek
MEA in Focus: Financial Crime Threats and Challenges in the Middle East
The Middle East is generally recognised as a high risk region for financial crime, but the specific nature of the threats and the diverse nature of the jurisdictions involved are not so readily understood. As the nascent FinTech sector in the Middle East continues to take off, and as more international firms look to expand to the region, what local nuances should they be aware of for effectively tackling financial crime?
Moderator: Maya Braine, Managing Director Middle East and Africa, FINTRAIL
Aamir Hanif, EMEA Financial Crimes, Stripe
Patrick Lord, Commercial Director, Diligencia
Abeer Al Fayez, MLRO, Rain
Danyelle Gerges, Regional Director Middle East, Financial Services Volunteer Corps
All sessions are free to attend, yet we are encouraging all delegates to make an even greater impact in the fight against financial crime by offering a small donation to Unseen, now or when registering for each session.
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