Events


OPES SOFTWARE IN COLLABORATION WITH JUSTICIA UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE - REPUBLIC OF LEBANON

Presents: Compliance & CRS Implementation in the Arab World



Event Agenda and Timetable

 

08:30 Registration - Morning Coffee

09:00 Keynote Addresses and Awards Distribution

  •  Fabrice Zambito - Chief Executive Officer - OPES SOFTWARE
  • Paul Morcos -  Lawyer, Professor, President - JUSTICIA
  • Salim Abdel Baki - President - Lebanese Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • Mohammad Baasiri - Deputy Governor – Banque du Liban
  • Abdul Hafiz Mansour - Secretary of the Special Investigation Commission
  • Samir Hammoud - Chairman - Banking Control Commission of Lebanon
  • Alain Bifani - General Manager, Ministry of Finance – Lebanon

 

10:00 Honoring Ceremony

10:15 Coffee break

10:30 Session (I)

CRS Compliance: LESSONS LEARNED: WHAT LIES AHEAD FOR THE Arab banking sector

Mr. Fabrice Zambito – Chief Executive Officer, OPES SOFTWARE - CANADA

 

11:15 Session (II)

OECD: CRS Update

OECD Expert

 

11:45 Session (III)

CRS FUNDAMENTALS/BEST PRACTICES

Gregory C. Walsh - Lawyer, Baker McKenzie Zurich - SWITZERLAND

 

12:45 Coffee break

13:00 Panel Discussion (I):  OVERVIEW OF THE LAW

 Legal and regulatory issues COMPLIANCE OFFICERS ROLE AND DUTIES

 Moderator:

Judge Abbas Halabi - Vice Chairman, BBAC Bank

Speakers:

Mr. Hisham Hamzeh - Director, Special Investigation Commission for fighting money laundering and terrorist financing at Banque du Liban (BDL)

Me. Chahdan Jebeily - Head of Legal Group Compliance, Bank AUDI

 

13:45 Panel Discussion (II):  CRS REPORTING

Effective strategies to meet CRS reporting deadlines

Moderator:

Dr. Paul Morcos - Lawyer, Professor, President, JUSTICIA

Speakers:

Mr. Malek Costa - Head of Group Compliance - BLOM Bank

Mr. Dani Nassar - Head of Compliance, Bank of Beirut 

Ms. Samar Baasiri - Head of Compliance, Bank MED

 

14:15 Panel Discussion (III):  PRACTICES AND GUIDELINES

the key system challenges to comply with the CRS

compliance challenges (Case Study)

 Moderator:

Mr. Fabrice Zambito - Chief Executive Officer, OPES SOFTWARE – CANADA

Speakers:

Dr. Mohammed Fheili - AGM, Jammal Trust Bank

Mr. Camille Barkho - Head of Compliance, LGBL Bank

 

15:00 Questions and Answers: Open Discussion

Dr. Paul Morcos - Lawyer, Professor, President, JUSTICIA - LEBANON

Mr. Fabrice Zambito - Chief Executive Officer, OPES SOFTWARE – CANADA

Gregory C. Walsh - Lawyer, Baker McKenzie Zurich - SWITZERLAND

OECD Expert 

 

15:30 Luncheon Ceremony - Four Seasons Hotel  

*The event will be moderated by Mrs. Salam Moussa - (Director - OPES SOFTWARE - MENA Office)

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