Sanctions Compliance for Banking & Finance in the UAE, 27-28 May 2024, Dubai, UAE

Sanctions Compliance for Banking & Finance in the UAE, 27-28 of May 2024, Dubai, UAE

Our annual Sanctions, Anti-Corruption and AML in the Finance sector in the Middle East conference (Dubai) is the one place where you, as a local compliance specialist, can find a way through.

Sanctions Compliance for Banking & Finance in the UAE, 27-28 May 2024, Dubai, UAE

Our annual Sanctions Compliance for Banking & Finance in the UAE conference (Dubai) is the one place where you, as a local compliance specialist, can find a way through.

‘Culture beats Compliance’ is well known maxim but carries no weight with Regulators. So how do you not only build leading compliance programs but also ensure their take up and the buy in of the workforce? Best Practice is commonly called for but does one size fit all? How can you ensure you are compliant with conflicting global regulations at the same time as ensuring local regulations are adhered too?

This conference has been produced with you the compliance specialist ‘on the ground’ in mind. It is designed to allow you to learn from your peers and benchmark your program with not only the global leaders but also with local prominent companies. This is the must attend conference in the region where you will meet eminent speakers from the UAE, Saudi Arabia as well as other GCC and leading global specialists, we look forward to meeting you.


  • Mr. Christos Christou, Chief Compliance Officer, LuLu Financial Holdings
  • Mr. David Pije, Senior Vice President, Head of Compliance, Commercial Bank International
  • Mr. Sumit Sarkar, Senior Vice President, Group Head of Sanctions Compliance, Mashreq Bank
  • Ms. Deepa Chandrasekhar, Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer & MLRO, United Gulf Bank B.S.C.
  • Mr. Lloyd Meadows, Director, Sanctions Advisory, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Ms. Sameena Ali, Associate Director, Sanctions Compliance – Africa and Middle East (AME), Standard Chartered Bank
  • Mr. Safraz Gill, Chief Compliance Officer, Orient Exchange Co.
  • Mr. Talal Shoukat Al Balushi, Chief Compliance Officer / MLRO, Gulf Exchange

Should you wish to join our esteemed speaker panel at this event, please contact Mr. Alex Terry on

  • GCC landscape: sanctions by local authorities, EU & UK
  • Update on US sanctions
  • The latest trends in International Money Transfers
  • Other sanctions risks for FSIs
  • Sanctions compliance in the world of Crypto
  • Sanctions evasion
  • Panel Discussion: doing business in sanctioned countries and conflict zones
  • New tech (AI, machine learning) & solutions to consolidate information from within the company to assist with sanction compliance: the need for clear structure and clear purpose, efficient usage, not more data.
  • Building sanctions screening and due diligence in the Risk Based Approach (RBA) while establishing an AML/CFT/ CPF framework
  • Inconsistency in policies created between main and offshore financial authorities: how do you keep track and manage?
  • Virtual assets: allowable and not allowable activities: can banks actually accept them? If so, under what conditions?

If you are interested in speaking at this conference, please contact Mr. Alex Terry on

Please contact your NielsonSmith representative to discuss the programme in more depth.

Dow Jones Risk & Compliance is a global provider of best-in- class risk data, web-based software applications and scalable due diligence services that help organizations manage risk and meet regulatory requirements related to financial crime, third-party risk management, sanctions and international trade. Dow Jones Risk & Compliance combines the expertise of a multilingual research team with industry-leading data scientists and technologists to provide actionable content structured specifically for compliance needs. Our solutions were developed in partnership with top legal and political advisors — including former regulators — to help our clients maintain consistency across global business units and teams.

To learn more, visit

Should you wish to become our Partner at this event, please contact Mr. Alex Terry on

1 physical 2-Day pass and the Company-wide Post-Event Microsite license for 1 year – 999 USD

The event in Dubai includes sessions, lunch, refreshments and available documentation. Please contact us for Groups. Please note: “Vendor” companies may attend as sponsors only.

Conference Venue

The St. Regis Downtown Dubai

Marasi Dr – Business Bay


United Arab Emirates

Accommodation allotment

Arrival: 26th of May 2024

Departure: 28th of May 2024

The St. Regis Downtown Dubai for 775 AED per night, the rates are subject to taxes and inclusive of breakfast on single occupancy

Check In: From 3:00pm on the day of arrival

Check Out: until 12:00pm (noon) on the day of departure

The reservation can be made via link below

Book your group rate for Nielsonsmith May Group 2024

Tel.: +971 4 512 5555