2024 AGENDA

Capital Hilton, Washington D.C. | 23-24 Oct 2024

Wednesday, 23 October 2024

Main Conference Day 1

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7:30 – 8:30

Registration & Breakfast
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8:30 – 8:45

WELCOME REMARKS
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8:45 – 9:15

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
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9:15 – 10:00

GENERAL SESSION: China Spotlight: New Trade Restrictions, Implications for the Supply Chain, and Post-Election Aftermath

In this session, we focus on what’s next for trade compliance risks related to China. What are the most eminent risks? What does a China risk mitigation plan look like? Among others, we will discuss final and draft rules issued by the US Government related to China. What can we potentially expect after the US elections and what will be sanctions implications for exporters and all other parties in the supply chain.

Join our expert panel as they discuss how to tackle the rules, what may come next, and how to best deal with the post-election aftermath.

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10:00 – 10:30

Networking Refreshment Break / Sanctions Guru Session 1 (optional)
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10:30 – 11:15

GENERAL SESSION: The Interplay of Sanctions and Export Controls: How Finance and Industry Can Work Together To Comply

Participate in this timely session on the increasing cross-over of the sanctions and export controls landscape. What does this mean for financial instittuions and what does this mean for global exporters?

In this session, we discuss:

  • What the financial sector and industry can learn from each other in terms of building a robust compliance program;
  • How to work together to mitigate diversion risks; and
  • Best practices in due diligence and screening.
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11:15 – 12:00

GENERAL SESSION: Unleashing AI's Power in Modern Sanctions Compliance
There is no denying that AI is the new and emerging trend in sanctions compliance. Innovations in AI are already shaping the way compliance suites work, assess risk, and alert triage.

Today, our panelists will discuss their experiences working with AI (including generative AI), use cases and proof of concepts underway, as well as challenges and opportunities for improved sanctions risk management and compliance.

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12:00 – 1:00

Networking Lunch
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1:00 – 1:30

CASE STUDY PRESENTATION: How to Bring Down an Ilicit Procurement Network
Case Study on U.S. Goverment’s recently created Disruptive Technology Strike Force. The speaker will walk us through a case study that showcases the Strike Force’s coordinated efforts to safeguard sensitive U.S. technology from foreign adversaries and other national security threats.
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1:30 – 1:45

Coffee Break / Time to move to roundtables
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1:45 – 2:25

ROUNDTABLES – Round 1

Back by popular demand – the ACSS Conference Break-Out Round Tables! Ask practical questions and problem-solve with your peers. Attendees can choose from moderated roundtable topics, engage in detailed discussions and benefit from a more topic-specific networking opportunity. There are two back-to-back sessions of 40 minutes each. After session one, attendees can go to the next topic of their choice. These roundtables will take place on days one and two, enabling attendees to choose four topics.

A – China Related Sanctions: Trends and Responses
B – Russian Sanctions Circumvention: Typologies, Red Flags and Reporting
C – Sanctions & Technology: The Latest Advances in Screening and How to Deal with False Positives
D – Navigating Restrictions on Sanctioned Securities
E – Designing a Sanctions and Export Controls Risk Assessment that Regulators and Auditors will Love
F – Detecting Dual Use Goods and Other Export Controls Challenges for Financial Institutions
G – Ask Me Anything: OFAC Sanctions
H – Ask me Anything on BIS, EAR and Foreign Direct Product Rules
I – Trade Insurance and Logistics Ecosystem: Knowing Your Supply Chain
J– Human Rights, Narcotics and Middle East Related Sanctions

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2:20 – 2:35

Time to move to roundtables
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2:35 – 3:15

ROUNDTABLES – Round 2

Back by popular demand – the ACSS Conference Break-Out Round Tables! Ask practical questions and problem-solve with your peers. Attendees can choose from moderated roundtable topics, engage in detailed discussions and benefit from a more topic-specific networking opportunity. There are two back-to-back sessions of 40 minutes each. After session one, attendees can go to the next topic of their choice. These roundtables will take place on days one and two, enabling attendees to choose four topics.

A – China Related Sanctions: Trends and Responses
B – Russian Sanctions Circumvention: Typologies, Red Flags and Reporting
C – Sanctions & Technology: The Latest Advances in Screening and How to Deal with False Positives
D – Navigating Restrictions on Sanctioned Securities
E – Designing a Sanctions and Export Controls Risk Assessment that Regulators and Auditors will Love
F – Detecting Dual Use Goods and Other Export Controls Challenges for Financial Institutions
G – Ask Me Anything: OFAC Sanctions
H – Ask me Anything on BIS, EAR and Foreign Direct Product Rules
I – Trade Insurance and Logistics Ecosystem: Knowing Your Supply Chain
J– Human Rights, Narcotics and Middle East Related Sanctions

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3:15 – 3:45

Networking Refreshment Break / Sanctions Guru Session 2 (optional)
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3:45 – 4:30

GENERAL SESSION: Crisis Scenario: BIS and OFAC Compliance Missteps and How to Avoid Atomic-Bomb Like Consequences

In this session, our speakers will take you through a crisis scenario that will examine common compliance missteps that did (or could have) led to monumental consequences for the business!

Through this case study, involving VSD consideration, DOJ and OFAC subpoenas, RFI and potential whistleblowing, you will learn how to:

  • Spot potential sanctions and export restrictions violations in common day-to-day situations that may arise.
  • What to do to mitigate an issue and next steps to take if you think you have identified a possible violation.
  • Key takeaways to take back to your business and apply in your every-day job.
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4:30 – 5:00

GENERAL SESSION: Sanctions and Export Controls Trivia Game 20/20

Join us for a little fun! Participate in our trivia quiz to test your real-world knowledge of sanctions regulations, common terminology, and key lessons learned from enforcement cases in a fun and interactive format. But you better be quick or someone will beat you! Amazing prizes for winners. So don’t miss out!

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5:00 – 5:10

Closing Remarks Day 1
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5:15 – 6:15

Networking Cocktail
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6:30 – 7:30

ACSS 'members-only' Bus Ride Experience - The Frozen Assets Disco

Thursday, 24 October 2024

Main Conference Day 2

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7:30 – 8:30

Registration & Breakfast
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8:30 – 8:40

OPENING REMARKS DAY 2
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8:40 – 9:10

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
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9:10 – 10:00

GENERAL SESSION: Policy Leaders Townhall: US and Global Outlook on Sanctions and Export Controls

Hear first hand from the senior leaders at US and international agencies on their offices priorities in relation to national security and foreign policy. Join us as expert speakers share their perspectives on evolving sanctions and export controls policy and new enforcement developments. Attend this session to prepare your organization to navigate the sanctions compliance landscape after the US elections and beyond.

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10:00 – 10:30

Networking Refreshment Break / Sanctions Guru Session 3 (optional)
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10:30 – 11:15

GENERAL SESSION: Legal Gray Zones: Nexus, Sanctions Contract Clauses, and Conflict of Law

Join us for this session where we will discuss complex legal issues and how to tackle them.

Our experts will cover:

  • The differing ways of finding a sanctions ‘nexus’;
  • Best practices for drafting sanctions clauses, and
  • Common concerns involving conflict of law.
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11:15 – 12:00

GENERAL SESSION: Anatomy of a Trade Transaction: Ensuring Complete Due Diligence in the Supply Chain

With more and more restrictions on exports, it may be time to take a deeper look at the parties involved in your trade transaction. Now more than ever, there are increased expectations from regulators for banks, global exporters, logistics and anyone else involved in the supply chain to evaluate the parties they are doing business with.

In this session, our expert panel will discusses:

  • The key due diligence procedures that FIs and global exporters transacting with high-risk countries can implement to remain compliant.
  • What common issues that arise in the supply chain and how to spot them.
  • Oil price cap
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12:00 – 1:00

Networking Luncheon
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1:00 – 1:30

RESERVED FOR HOT TOPIC - TBA
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1:30 – 1:45

Time to move to roundtables
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1:45 – 2:25

ROUNDTABLES – Round 1

Back by popular demand – the ACSS Conference Break-Out Round Tables! Ask practical questions and problem-solve with your peers. Attendees can choose from moderated roundtable topics, engage in detailed discussions and benefit from a more topic-specific networking opportunity. There are two back-to-back sessions of 40 minutes each. After session one, attendees can go to the next topic of their choice. These roundtables will take place on days one and two, enabling attendees to choose four topics.

A – China Related Sanctions: Trends and Responses
B – Russian Sanctions Circumvention: Typologies, Red Flags and Reporting
C – Sanctions & Technology: The Latest Advances in Screening and How to Deal with False Positives
D – Navigating Restrictions on Sanctioned Securities
E – Designing a Sanctions and Export Controls Risk Assessment that Regulators and Auditors will Love
F – Detecting Dual Use Goods and Other Export Controls Challenges for Financial Institutions
G – Ask Me Anything: OFAC Sanctions
H – Ask me Anything on BIS, EAR and Foreign Direct Product Rules
I – Trade Insurance and Logistics Ecosystem: Knowing Your Supply Chain
J– Human Rights, Narcotics and Middle East Related Sanctions

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2:20 – 2:35

Time to move to roundtables
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2:35 – 3:15

ROUNDTABLES – Round 2

Back by popular demand – the ACSS Conference Break-Out Round Tables! Ask practical questions and problem-solve with your peers. Attendees can choose from moderated roundtable topics, engage in detailed discussions and benefit from a more topic-specific networking opportunity. There are two back-to-back sessions of 40 minutes each. After session one, attendees can go to the next topic of their choice. These roundtables will take place on days one and two, enabling attendees to choose four topics.

A – China Related Sanctions: Trends and Responses
B – Russian Sanctions Circumvention: Typologies, Red Flags and Reporting
C – Sanctions & Technology: The Latest Advances in Screening and How to Deal with False Positives
D – Navigating Restrictions on Sanctioned Securities
E – Designing a Sanctions and Export Controls Risk Assessment that Regulators and Auditors will Love
F – Detecting Dual Use Goods and Other Export Controls Challenges for Financial Institutions
G – Ask Me Anything: OFAC Sanctions
H – Ask me Anything on BIS, EAR and Foreign Direct Product Rules
I – Trade Insurance and Logistics Ecosystem: Knowing Your Supply Chain
J– Human Rights, Narcotics and Middle East Related Sanctions

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3:15 – 3:45

Networking Refreshment Break / Sanctions Guru Session 4 (optional)
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3:45 – 4:30

GENERAL SESSION: CSI Sanctions - Dissection of the Latest Sanctions and Export Controls Enforcement Actions

In this session, our top experts review recent major enforcement actions and provide key takeaways on lessons learned. How can we apply these lessons in our own business? If you know how to spot the red flags, it may be the difference between a simple bump in the road or falling headfirst into regulatory quicksand when the government comes knocking.

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    4:30 – 4:45

    Closing Remarks Conference