Day 1 - Monday, 16 September 2019

9:30 a.m.                                Registration and distribution of conference material, buffet


10:00 a.m.                              Welcome and Opening


Moderation                         Mark van Thiel


International developments and their impact on Germany

10:20 - 11:05 a.m.             
Current international, European and national developments in the prevention of money laundering and terrorism financing

Dr Marcus Pleyer


11:05 - 11:55 a.m.               
News from the European Banking Authority 

Carolin Gardner


11:55 - 12:10 p.m.             


12:10 - 1:10 p.m.                 
What lessons can be learned from current cases for the prevention of money laundering?

Michael Peters, Igoris Krzeckovskis


1:10 - 1:55 p.m.
Lunch buffet

Developments in the fight against terrorism financing


1:55 - 2:30 p.m.                   
The importance of the fight against terrorism financing due to new challenges

 Dr Hans-Jakob Schindler


2:30 - 3:15 p.m.                 
Technical innovations and financing methods of terrorism
Yaya J. Fanusie*


3:15 - 4:00 p.m.                   
Combating the financing of terrorism from the FIU's point of view



4:00 - 4:30 p.m.                   

Embargoes and sanctions


4:30 - 5:00 p.m.                   
US sanctions policy

Alexander Sch├Ânfelder


5:00 - 5:30 p.m.                   
Sanctions, special purpose vehicle and blocking act

Dr Thomas Spies, Atty 


5:30 - 6:15 p.m.                   
Dealing with sanctions from the point of view of the credit institution

 Moderation: Mark van Thiel

  • Dr Thorsten G├╝ldner-Bervoets
  •  Volker den Ouden
  • Dr Indranil Ganguli, 
  • Dr Thomas Spies, Atty
  • Shiye Luo-Forst


7:00 p.m.                         
Evening event
at the invitation of the Ostdeutscher Sparkassenverband (East German Savings Banks Association)

Conference language: German, simultaneous interpretation German-English provided during the main programme.

* in English language

For further information and registration please contact 
Ms Elke Schmidt,