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NEWS: New chief of Tracfin, Magnant to speak at ‘European Anti-Financial Crime Summit 2024’ on May 16 in Dublin – announcement

CHIEF: Antoine Magnant, the newly appointed chief of France's AML agency, TRACFIN, will speak at 'European Anti-Financial Crime Summit 2024', on May 16 in Dublin, it was announced today.

By PAUL O’DONOGHUE for AML Intelligence

FRANCE’s new FIU chief, Antoine Magnant will be a keynote speaker at the European Commission will speak at ‘European Anti-Financial Crime Summit 2024’, it was announced today.

Magnant, who last week officially took up his duties as Director of Tracfin, the French Ministry of Finance’s AML department, joins a long list of influential industry figures speaking at #EAFCS2024 in Dublin on May 16 next. 

These include Paschal Donohoe, the Eurogroup President and Irish Minister for Public Expenditure, Raluca Prună, Head of the Financial Crime Unit at the European Commission, Dr. Marcus Pleyer, the deputy director general at the German Federal Ministry of Finance, and Seána Cunningham, director of enforcement and anti-money laundering at the Central Bank of Ireland.

The event, which takes place at the Royal Dublin Society (RDS) convention centre in Dublin, will be sponsored by some of the world’s most prominent fintech companies, including Stripe, Revolut and Western Union. Global identity verification solution ID-Pal was recently confirmed to be the event’s headline sponsor.

Magnant was appointed to his new role by the Council of Ministers on March 6 last. He was previously Deputy Director General of the Direction générale des Finances publiques.

Magnant will join leading figures from across the EU, UK and US at #EAFCS2024 in discussing the key issues in AML and finance affecting decision-makers, such as Chief Compliance Officers, MLROs, FCC and AFC teams in FSIs and Gaming.

Other prominent speakers include: 

  • Aaron Elliot-Gross, Global Director of Product Compliance at Wise.
  • Aamir Hanif, Regional Vice President, AML Compliance for EU / CIS / Africa for Western Union.
  • Aaron Elliot-Gross, Partner and Group Head of Financial Crime and Fraud
  • Gemma Rogers, Head of the EMEA Financial Crimes team at Stripe. 
  • Jaap van der Molen, Managing Director, Head Detecting Financing Crime, ABN AMRO Bank.
  • Linda Hamilton, Deputy Director Organised Crime, Fraud Investigation Service at HMRC.

The 2023 European Anti-Financial Crime Summit Summit was described as “the event of the year” by Dr Marcus Pleyer.

There is still an opportunity to avail of tickets ahead of a scheduled price increase this month. Those interested in attending may access the registration process here: The European Anti Financial Crime Summit 2024. Attendees will also enjoy discounted rates for two of Dublin’s premier 4-star hotels, the Clayton in Ballsbridge and the Talbot Hotel in Stillorgan.

Delegates are drawn from across the globe and include leading Chief Compliance Officers, MLROs and Sanctions teams from right across the FSI, Banking, Fintech, Technology, Regulators and International Law Enforcement.

The four main Plenary sessions at #EAFCS2024 will discuss:

  • The Effect of Europe’s new AML regulations and the Impact of AMLA
  • Understanding the Role of AI & Machine Learning in Detecting FinCrime; the Impact on Data Privacy
  • Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) in Fighting Financial Crime
  • Sanctions – Staying Ahead and Best Practice

If you represent a law enforcement or asset recovery agency entity you may also inquire about attending the invitational ‘PPPs in FinCrime and Asset Recovery’ Roundtable on May 15. Email to register your interest.

The summit will be officially opened by Eurogroup President Paschal Donohoe, who will speak about the expectations of EU finance ministers in the AFC and AML sectors.


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