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Accuity Global Trade and Cargo Compliance Forum

September 22, 2020

This event has now concluded but you can access on demand below.

Building on the success of our inaugural Cargo Compliance Forum in 2019, this year’s event was held virtually and had a wider focus on the supply chain as whole. The forum is suitable for those involved in the movement of goods (cargo carriers and freight forwarders), as well as those manufacturing, financing, and insuring the export goods.

The event focused on specific compliance challenges within the global supply chain, giving you insight into how other organisations manage risks when involved in such a complex web of organisations, individuals and countries.
Topics covered sanctions, enforcement actions, export controls, technology and governance.

There are 3 time zones with slightly differing content for each. Check out the session details below.

Agenda – EDT & BST Time Zones
Welcome & introduction
An exploration into how companies can implement a risk-based approach, and best use automation to streamline operations and reduce risk.

Aneta Klosek, Director Strategic Components of Growth, Accuity

Market overview
Experts from the trade finance, cargo and airline industries discuss today’s market, the impact of and bounce-back from the COVID-19 crisis, industry transformation and implications for companies involved in all stages of the supply chain. The presentation will finish with a Q&A session.

Henk Ombelet, Head of Advisory Operations, Cirium

Henry Roxas, Head of Trade Finance, R3

James Wyatt, General Manager, aeroconcept

Customer keynote
Emirates provide an air cargo carrier perspective, touching on how they have implemented successful compliance programmes, and the role of technology and governance.

Trevor Howard, Manager, Cargo Standards & Operational Safety, Emirates

Robin Jarvis, Cargo Compliance & Authorisations Manager, Emirates

Trade compliance considerations
Regulatory and legal experts discuss sanctions controls impacting the trade lifecycle, and touch on recent enforcement actions and what the future may hold. The presentation will finish with a Q&A session.

Panelists:

Saskia Rietbroek, Executive Director, Association of Certified Sanctions Specialists (ACSS)

Rod Tuvaev, CEO, Sanctions Adviser; Head of Sanctions Practice Alliance Legal CG; CEO of Rodup.us

 

Moderators:

 

Daniel Hewitt, Regional Manager – MENA, Accuity
(BST time zone)

David Loeser, Senior Director, Product Strategy,Accuity
(EDT time zone)

Trade lifecycle panel discussion
This session brings together representatives from banking, insurance, cargo and freight forwarders for a panel discussion on concerns, challenges and priorities across the entire lifecycle. Touching on regulation, data and the role of compliance as a business enabler, speakers will have the chance to debate the challenges they face in working together, and offer suggestions to improve trade compliance and supply chain performance.

Shannon Manders, Editorial Director, GTR magazine

Jonne Pera, Trade Finance Chief Expert, Nordea Bank Abp

Chris Po-Ba, Senior Manager – Financial Crime, Lloyd’s

Justin Ross, Chief Compliance Officer, FedEx Corporation

Agenda – SGT Time Zone
Welcome & introduction
An exploration into how companies can implement a risk-based approach, and best use automation to streamline operations and reduce risk.

Aneta Klosek, Director Strategic Components of Growth, Accuity

Trade compliance considerations: Setting up an effective compliance and sanction programme
Regulatory and legal experts discuss sanctions controls impacting the trade lifecycle, and touch on recent enforcement actions and what the future may hold. The presentation will finish with a Q&A session.

Panelists:

Michael Burnett, Regional Export Control Officer and First Secretary for Commercial Affairs, US Embassy Singapore

Srinivas Vaman Gollapudi, Joint President & Business Head – Trade and Commercial Operations, Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd

Nicolas Turner, Of Counsel, Steptoe

 

Moderator:

 

Andrew Glover, Chief Examiner – Asia & Director of Compliance Education – Asia Pacific, International Compliance Association

Viewing the Trade Lifecycle through an AML/CFT lens
This session brings together representatives from banking, insurance, cargo and freight forwarders for a panel discussion on concerns, challenges and priorities across the entire lifecycle. Touching on regulation, data and the role of compliance as a business enabler, speakers will have the chance to debate the challenges they face in working together, and offer suggestions to improve trade compliance and supply chain performance.

Panelists:

Deborah Elms, Executive Director, Asian Trade Centre

Salim Thobani, Senior Vice President & Head of Trade Compliance & Internal Control, Meezan Bank

Johnny Xie, Managing Director – Forensic & Risk Advisory Services, FTI Consulting

Ranger Xu, CAMS-FCI, Vice President, Financial Crime Risk & Compliance Management, Silicon Valley Bank Asia & the Joint-Venture Bank (SPD-SVB) in China

 
Moderator:

Piyush Chawla, Head of Sales – South Asia & ANZ, Accuity

Battling human trafficking & modern slavery
This presentation will highlight the accelerators of Modern Slavery & Trafficking, followed by a deeper discussion on supply chain and trade lifecycle vulnerabilities of trafficking & slavery and the role of PPP to help fight against human trafficking & modern slavery

Phoebe Ewen, Programme Director, The Mekong Club

Combating wildlife trafficking networks and supporting enforcement agencies

This presentation will throw light on the linkages between wildlife and environmental crime to money laundering and terrorist financing, identifying the hot trafficking corridors in APAC and how can the global trade compliance and AML community help in the fight against wildlife trafficking & environmental crime

Prakriti Srivastava, Country Director, Wildlife Conservation Society – India

Market overview
Experts from the trade finance, cargo and airline industries discuss today’s market, the impact of and bounce-back from the COVID-19 crisis, industry transformation and implications for companies involved in all stages of the supply chain. The presentation will finish with a Q&A session.

Henk Ombelet, Head of Advisory Operations, Cirium

Henry Roxas, Head of Trade Finance, R3

James Wyatt, General Manager, aeroconcept

Customer keynote
Emirates provide an air cargo carrier perspective, touching on how they have implemented successful compliance programmes, and the role of technology and governance.

Trevor Howard, Manager, Cargo Standards & Operational Safety, Emirates

Robin Jarvis, Cargo Compliance & Authorisations Manager, Emirates

*These agendas are subject to change.

Michael Burnett
Regional Export Control Officer and First Secretary for Commercial Affairs, US Embassy Singapore

Michael Burnett currently serves as the Regional Export Control Officer and First Secretary for Commercial Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Singapore. In this capacity he is a subject matter expert on U.S. strategic trade controls and nonproliferation issues for the ASEAN region. Michael has previously held several senior positions to include Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Counterterrorism and Transnational Threats on the National Security Council at the White House. Additionally, Michael was the first Department of Commerce representative for critical technology protection at the Pentagon as well as the first Commerce Task Force member on the FBI’s National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force (NCIJTF). He has served in numerous domestic and foreign investigative assignments with the Departments of State, Homeland Security and Commerce. He is a graduate of California State University Sacramento and the National Intelligence University.

Deborah ElmsDeborah Elms
Founder and Executive Director, Asian Trade Centre

Dr Deborah Elms is the Founder and Executive Director of the Asian Trade Centre. She is Vice Chair of the Advisory Board for the Asia Business Trade Association, Co-Chair of the Trade Policy Committee of the Global Trade Professionals Alliance, and also a senior fellow in the Singapore Ministry of Trade and Industry’s Trade Academy. Previously, Dr Elms was head of the Temasek Foundation Centre for Trade & Negotiations and Senior Fellow of International Political Economy at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She also publishes the Talking Trade Blog.

Phoebe EwenPhoebe Ewen
Programme Director, The Mekong Club

The Mekong Club is a Hong Kong based NGO that works with private sector organisations to combat modern slavery. They engage with businesses across the finance, hospitality, retail, and manufacturing sectors, building tools and projects to combat the modern slavery issues within their operations. Phoebe manages a range of projects from developing typologies and red flags for banks, to apps that facilitate more effective worker interviews in factories for manufacturers. Phoebe has spoken internationally on modern slavery and its relationship with the private sector, and is passionate about galvanising action and harnessing the vast power that companies have to change lives.

Andrew GloverAndrew Glover
Chief Examiner – Asia & Director of Compliance Education – Asia Pacific, International Compliance Association

Andrew began his career in the Financial Services sector in 1986. In 2003 he formed, and still chairs when in the UK, the Money Laundering Reporting Officer’s Discussion Group (MLRODG). In 2006 he joined the ICA as the Global Director of Education and Training and he had oversight for the UK and International programmes. Also, his role encompassed the development of the training and education programmes in new jurisdictions. Andrew is a visiting lecturer and mentor for the University of Manchester. Following the launch of the Singapore Government competency standards Andrew relocated to the regional office in Singapore as Managing Director of ICTA. In 2019, after building a very successful operation in Singapore, Andrew transitioned to become the Chief Examiner for the region and now focuses on the content of the ICA programmes and the academic aspects. Andrew currently teaches on all programmes offered by ICTA.

Srinivas Vaman Gollapudi
Joint President & Business Head – Trade and Commercial Operations, Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd

Srinivas Vaman Gollapudi is a seasoned banking professional with more than 24 years of experience & specializes in the domain of Trade Finance. He is currently the Joint President and Business Head for Trade and Commercial Operations at Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. In the current role, he is responsible for the front end Customer Service Delivery and Transaction Processing. He believes that the job entails a very fine balance between the needs of the client and the contours of Risk and Regulatory Compliances. He is a CAMS graduate and has specific interest in Trade Based Money Laundering (TBML).

Trevor HowardTrevor Howard
Manager, Cargo Standards & Operational Safety, Emirates

Trevor Howard has been with Emirates for four years. In his current role as Manager, Cargo Standards & Operational Safety, he is responsible for all Emirates SkyCargo policies, procedures, safety and risk across the Emirates SkyCargo network. Trevor also manages a dedicated team of 17, responsible for Emirates SkyCargo export control and trade compliance program. Trevor has been elected to the IATA Dangerous Goods Board for the past 11 years and is a technical advisor to the panel member nominated by the General Civil Aviation Administration of the United Arab Emirates at the ICAO Dangerous Goods Panel. Prior to joining Emirates, Trevor spent 16 years at Air Canada, always in cargo operations roles, from Warehouse Handling, Shift Operations Manager, Special Handling Cargo Manager to finally Manager of Safety, Security & Regulatory Affairs.

Robin JarvisRobin Jarvis
Cargo Compliance & Authorisations Manager, Emirates

Robin is responsible for managing the dedicated Emirates SkyCargo export control and trade compliance program team, as well as the special cargo authorisation team that oversees the movement of cargo such as animals and dangerous goods across the Emirates SkyCargo network. Robin represents Emirates at the IATA Live Animal & Perishables Board, and has previously been elected to IATA’s Dangerous Goods Board. He was also a technical adviser to the General Civil Aviation Administration panel member of the UAE at the ICAO Dangerous Goods Panel.

Shannon MandersShannon Manders
Editorial Director, GTR magazine

Shannon Manders is the Editorial Director of GTR magazine, the world’s leading international trade finance magazine. She has been the Editor since 2012, and in January 2017 her role extended to become Editorial Director. Shannon has extensive experience in moderating discussions, both at GTR’s own conferences and at a range of other industry events hosted by the likes of the ICC, IFC and SWIFT (Sibos). She also regularly covers stories from international locations, and has hosted numerous roundtable discussions and webinars. Shannon completed her degree in South Africa, and worked in the publishing industry there for five years before joining GTR in January 2009.

Henk OmbeletHenk Ombelet
Head of Advisory Operations, Cirium

Henk joined the Ascend by Cirium team in 2012 as the data manager, working closely with key industry partners in traffic data, schedules and fleet data, continuing a career of more than twenty years spent in aviation and aerospace. He started in the engineering department at Fokker Aircraft, before joining IATA where he was responsible for traffic and financial data collections, editing World Air Transport Statistics, conducting many studies, forecasts and consultancy projects in the aviation sector.

Jonne PeraJonne Pera
Trade Finance Chief Expert, Nordea Bank Abp

Jonne has been working in trade finance for over 10 years, holding various positions from client advisory to management. In his current Role as Trade Compliance Expert at Nordea Bank, Jonne oversees the management of trade compliance and the related risks and controls. Working for specifically for the Nordea Trade Finance department, he is responsible for designing, implement and updating the financial crime compliance model. Jonne is a member of the ICC Baking Commission in Finland and has achieved several certifications in product and trade compliance.

Chris Po-BaChris Po-Ba
Senior Manager – Financial Crime, Lloyd’s

Chris leads the Sanctions Team at Lloyd’s to support the Lloyd’s Market through guidance and setting Policy. From the beginnings in a coffee shop in 1688, Lloyd’s has been a pioneer in insurance and has grown over 330 years to become the world’s leading market for specialist insurance. Chris has over 20 years of experience in the (Re)Insurance sector and was formerly the Compliance Officer for several Lloyd’s Managing Agents (insurers). Chris has a background in Underwriting, Claims, Risk Management and Financial Crime.

Saskia RietbroekSaskia Rietbroek
Executive Director, Association of Certified Sanctions Specialists (ACSS)

Saskia is an industry leader in financial crime topics, with over 15 years of experience in the U.S., Latin America and Europe. Her global footprint enables her to apply valuable expertise and insight into international training and financial crime compliance projects. Previously, Saskia was the founding executive director of another industry group, the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS).

Justin RossJustin Ross
Chief Compliance Officer, FedEx Corporation

Justin is the Chief Compliance Officer for FedEx Corporation, responsible for developing and overseeing enterpise-wide compliance programs for FedEx operating companies and international regions. Justin has been with FedEx since 2003, working in a variety of roles in Legal and Compliance in the United States and Europe. He received his undergraduate degree from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee and law degree from the University of Memphis in Memphis, TN.

Henry RoxasHenry Roxas
Head of Trade Finance, R3

Henry Roxas is responsible for business development, partnerships and strategy for trade finance at R3. Henry works with customers to design and commercialize trade finance and supply chain solutions on Corda, R3’s enterprise blockchain platform. Henry has contributed in the setup of several leading global trade consortia, including Marco Polo and Contour. He has over eight years’ transaction banking technology experience and has worked at several financial institutions, including ANZ, Bank of America and Credit Suisse.

Prakriti SrivastavaPrakriti Srivastava
Country Director, Wildlife Conservation Society

Ms. Prakriti Srivastava is the Country Director of Wildlife Conservation Society-India since 2018. She has been with the Indian Forest Service for the past 27 years while serving on the Kerala cadre as well as various capacities in the Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change. Ms. Srivastava, along with her very committed team and with support from Forest Department and the Government, has many achievements including catalysing innumerable tough law enforcement actions against illegal encroachers, wildlife traffickers, timber smugglers and illicit timber factories in some of Kerala’s most important landscapes for wildlife; working with key government colleagues to create four new national parks and to improve the protection status of many other forests; initiating in collaboration with local communities a highly successful Olive-Ridley Turtle conservation program; framing the Government of India’s highly pro-conservation policies for CITES, CMS and other wildlife conservation policies for the country including those for the National Board of Wildlife.

Salim ThobaniSalim Thobani
Head of Trade Compliance and Internal Controls, Meezan Bank

Salim Thobani is a Trade Finance Specialist with over 20 years’ experience in trade and compliance. He is recognised as one of the most renowned trade compliance professionals in the Pakistan banking industry and as a pioneer of training on TBML for Pakistan banking professionals. He is currently Head of Trade Compliance & Internal Controls at a leading bank, and previously served as Head of Trade & Trade AML Advisor in NIB & SCB Pakistan respectively. He has conducted more than 150 trainings on trade compliance/trade risks glotbally.

Nicolas TurnerNicolas Turner
Of Counsel, Steptoe & Johnson Hong Kong

Nick Turner, Of Counsel, Steptoe & Johnson Hong Kong, works with multinational financial institutions and corporations on all aspects of economic sanctions, anti-money laundering, and anti-bribery and corruption compliance and investigations. Drawing on his experience working in-house for multinational financial institutions, he focuses on guiding clients on designing and implementing compliance programs and advising on the application of regulations from the US Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and other agencies to clients’ international businesses. He was recently named on the Global Investigations Review (GIR) list of “40 Under 40” global investigations specialists. Nick has also designed and delivered tailored trainings for clients on economic sanctions and anti-money laundering laws in the financial services, telecommunications, and manufacturing sectors. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and workshops throughout Asia and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).

Rod TuvaevRod Tuvaev
CEO, Sanctions Adviser; Head of Sanctions Practice Alliance Legal CG; CEO of Rodup.us

Rod brings 19 years’ hands-on experience in international business development, having worked in Germany, Italy, Russia, ex-USSR countries and the U.S. He specialises in global sanctions compliance, EDD investigations and end-user control, providing guidance on export controls, sanctions and international trade rules, and conducts sanctions due diligence, audits for U.S., European and Russian companies. He also develops and implements policies, processes and procedures to ensure compliance with sanctions and international trade rules and regulatory compliance with the U.S. and European Union export rules.

James WyattJames Wyatt
General Manager, aeroconcept

James Wyatt is the General Manager of aeroconcept, his own aviation consulting business based in Germany. aeroconcept was founded in May 2019. aeroconcept provides consulting services to all sectors of the aviation industry. A British national, James has been in the aviation industry for 19 years, predominately in cargo. With working for some of the world’s largest airlines including, Lufthansa Cargo, AeroLogic, Qatar Airways as well as DHL Express and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) James has gained extensive aviation experience. James has global expertise in a number of areas of the industry including, cargo handling, aircraft handling, flight operations, dangerous goods, quality and safety, auditing and training.

Johnny XieJohnny Xie
Managing Director – Forensic & Risk Advisory Services, FTI Consulting

Johnny Xie is a Managing Director in the Export Controls and Sanctions offering in the Forensics and Litigation Consulting segment of FTI and he is based in Shanghai. Johnny is an expert in export controls, economic sanctions, international trade strategy, and customs affairs.

With a solid understanding of multilateral export control regimes, as well as the U.S. export control system, Johnny has been actively engaged for more than 12 years in helping China’s regulatory bodies and trade communities develop and improve their export and trade control policies, regulatory implementation, enforcement mechanisms, and compliance practices.

Ranger XuRanger Xu, CAMS-FCI
Financial Crime Compliance Manager for Silicon Valley Bank Asia & the Joint-Venture Bank (SSVB) in China

Ranger Xu, CAMS-FCI, Vice President, Financial Crime Risk & Compliance Management for Silicon Valley Bank Asia & the Joint-Venture Bank (SPD-SVB) in China. Ranger currently oversees the overall management status, relevant risks and controls for SVB Greater China including JV reporting to SVB US Headquarter, who has a decade of experiences of implementing practical and risk-based AML/CTF & sanction compliance program in global US Financial Institutions, as well as bank-wide training program, SAR filing, model risk management and etc.

Danny HewittDaniel Hewitt
Regional Manager – MENA, Accuity

Daniel joined Accuity in 2015, and is based in the UAE office. As Regional Manager, he works to support existing and new customers in the Middle East across a diverse range of industries. Dan’s responsibilities include ensuring clients continue to receive the key operational benefits of AI, machine learning and data review techniques within the Accuity compliance portfolio. Before joining Accuity, he spent seven years with BNY Mellon, starting in the Due Diligence Department.

Aneta KlosekAneta Klosek
Director, Strategic Components of Growth, Accuity

Aneta Klosek is a senior professional in the field of financial crime prevention and international Anti Money Laundering regulations. With more than 15 years of professional experience, Aneta has advised numerous clients from a variety of sectors on establishing effective compliance programs and consults how customers can maximise business opportunities by the use of leading technology solutions and data. In her current role at Accuity, Aneta is an integral part of the compliance projects leading global air cargo companies such as Emirates and Lufthansa.

Dave LoeserDave Loeser
Senior Director of Product Strategy, Accuity

In his role at Accuity, Dave Loeser’s responsibilities range from designing sprint-level user stories to managing product teams focused on multi-year strategic initiatives. For more than a decade, Dave has helped develop the Firco Compliance Link Suite, and is currently spearheading cross-product strategic initiatives. Dave received his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and attained a Masters of Business Administration, Management and Strategy from Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management.

Piyush ChawlaPiyush Chawla
Head of Sales, South Asia & ANZ, Accuity

Piyush joined Accuity in 2014. Based out of Singapore, he is responsible for Accuity’s growth in South Asia and ANZ. He manages sales teams while working closely with customers across varied industries. Piyush helps clients identify gaps and improve their trade sanctions screening process while benefiting from Accuity’s next generation compliance solutions. He is actively associating with industry practitioners, influencers and regulators.

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