Vilnius to host 200 experts at international anti-FinCrime event

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August 31, 2023
Financial Crime Fighters 2023

Recognized as one of Europe’s FinTech hubs, Vilnius will host a high-level international anti-financial crime conference with guests and speakers from five countries.

The Vilnius Financial Crime Fighters 2023 event will take place on 20 September at the Vilnius Tech Park and aims to bring together AML/CFT professionals from various sectors, including financial institutions, regulators, law enforcement and technology experts from Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, the British Isles and Portugal, to share knowledge, insights, and strategies to combat money laundering and related financial crimes.

The conference is organized by AMLYZE, a leading RegTech company specializing in anti-financial crime solutions for FinTechs, neo-banks and crypto businesses. It is backed by the Lithuanian Financial Crime Investigation Service and organized in partnership with Ellex Valiunas, an internationally recognized law firm from the Baltics. 

“Our event will bring together prominent experts, thought leaders and industry professionals from around Europe to explore the latest trends in anti-financial crime and compliance. As the regulatory landscape becomes increasingly challenging, there is a clear demand for the community to come together and discuss the latest developments. It will undoubtedly be one of the most important anti-financial crime events in the country this year, with thousands of highly skilled AML/CFT professionals in attendance and the country’s ambitions to attract the European Union’s Anti-Money Laundering Authority (AMLA) to establish its office in the country,” said Alexandre Pinot, Co-Founder and Head of Innovation and Strategy at AMLYZE.

Among the topics to be discussed at the conference are the long-awaited implementation of the MiCA regulation, the emergence and evolutions of the Banking as a service (BaaS) model, the upcoming third Payment Services Directive (PSD3) and the urgent need for information sharing mechanisms between financial market participants.

Among the distinguished speakers and panelists at the conference will be representatives of the Council of Europe’s Moneyval, the Bank of Lithuania, the Bank of Latvia, the Financial Crime Investigation Service in Lithuania, The Center of Excellence in Anti-Money Laundering in Lithuania, Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania, Financial Intelligence Unit in Estonia, SEB, Swedbank and other companies and institutions.

The event is free, registration is required and is now open here.

Place and time of the event:

20 September, Vilnius Tech Park, Antakalnio street 17, Vilnius, Lithuania

The conference will start at 1 PM.

Vilnius Financial Crime Fighters 2023 agenda:

  • 13h00-13h30: Registration & welcoming participants
  • 13h30-13h40: Intro & review of the event’s agenda: Vaiva Amulė, FinTech Expert and Alexandre Pinot, Co-Founder and Head of Innovation and Strategy at AMLYZE
  • 13h40-13h50: Introductory address: Vaida Markevičienė, Vice-Minister at Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania
  • 13h50-14h10: Keynote: David Baker, Project leader of typologies report Money laundering and terrorist financing risks in the world of virtual assets, Moneyval
  • 14h10-14h30: Keynote: MiCA in practice: opportunities and risks to licensed FinTechs & VASPs – Laura Aus, Deputy Head – Estonia Financial Intelligence Unit
  • 14h35-15h10: Panel Discussion: MiCA: towards a healthier growth of virtual assets and Fintech in the EU?
    • Moderator: Jekaterina Govina, Co-Founder, Head of regulatory Affairs and Partnerships at AMLYZE
    • Laura Aus, Deputy Head – Estonia Financial Intelligence Unit
    • David Baker, Project leader of typologies report Money laundering and terrorist financing risks in the world of virtual assets, Moneyval
    • Audrius Valeika, Deputy director of the Lithuanian Financial Crime Investigation Service (FCIS)
    • Asta Cemnolonskaitė, MLRO at Uphold Inc.
  • 15h10-15h35: Coffee break
  • 15h35-15h50: Keynote: Recent regulatory storm within the EU: the state of the Banking as a Service (BaaS) model in 2023 – Meaghan Johnson, Fintech Contributor at Forbes, and founder at Digital Magss
  • 15h55-16h40: Panel Discussion: The BaaS (Agent & Distributors) model: deconstruct to better reconstruct?
    • Moderator: Alexandre Pinot, Co-Founder and Head of Innovation and Strategy at AMLYZE
    • Kristaps Markovskis’ – Head of Anti-money Laundering Department at Bank of Latvia Riga, Latvia
    • Juozas Kaminskas VP Banking & Issuing | MD Lithuania at Nuvei
    • Sarp Demiray – CEO and Board Member at European Merchant Bank
    • Neringa Mickevičiūtė, Associate partner at Ellex
    • Meaghan Johnson, Fintech Contributor at Forbes and founder at Digital Magss
    • Marius Galdikas, Chief Executive Officer at ConnectPay
    • Denas Gadeikis, Head of Payment and Electronic Money Institution Supervision at the bank of Lithuania
  • 16h40-17h00: Interview – Overview of the main PSD 3 evolutions. Interviewee: Jūratė Butkutė, principal economist at Bank of Lithuania, Market Infrastructure Department
  • 1705- 17h45: Panel discussion “PSD 2 is dead, long live PSD3: information sharing, fraud mitigation and de-risking. How does PSD3 act as a game changer for financial crime prevention in Europe?”
    • Moderator: Eglė Kontautaitė, Head of Customer Solutions at AMLYZE, expert at Ellex
    • Kazimieras Zaveckas, Board member and head of Compliance at Swedbank
    • Julija Šlekonytė, Associate Partner at Ellex
    • Vilija Nausėdaitė, Management Board member and Head of Monitoring and Security Division at SEB
    • Eglė Lukošienė, Director of Center of Excellence in Anti-Money Laundering
    • Ilze Znotina, Attorney-at-Law
  • 17h45-18h00: “Solving subjectivity and data privacy challenges in information sharing technologies for anti-financial crime purposes”.
    • Mindaugas Petrauskas, Head of Financial Crime prevention at AMLYZE
  • 18h00-18h15: Discovering the Wonders of the Digital World: The Golden Buzz Button of Financial Cybercrime Modus Operandi – Renata Karpavice, Head of Cyber Security Experts Association (KSEA) & Member of Women4Cyber Lithuania
  • 18h15: -18h25: Acknowledgment and closure – Vaiva Amulė, FinTech Expert & Alexandre Pinot, Co-Founder and Head of Innovation and Strategy at AMLYZE
  • 18h25-19h30: Networking and cocktail
  • 19h30: End of the event

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