05 September 2019

UAB-OECD joint Conference: Financial innovation: Rules & Regulations and Compliance Challenges, Paris OECD Headquarters. Sept. 5

The Union of Arab Banks in cooperation with the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) will launch in Paris a joint conference entitled "International Banking Regulations: Challenges and Opportunities" on September 5th at the OECD Headquarters with the support of the European Central Bank (EBC), European Banking Federation (EBF) the Francophone Banking Union (UBF) and the MENA Financial Crime Compliance Group (MENA FCCG).

The conference will be opened by Dr. Joseph Torbey, Chairman of the World Union of Arab Bankers and H.E. Mr. Riad Salameh, Governor of the Banque du Liban, along with H.E Mr. Mohamed Jarrah Al Sabbah, Chairman of the Union of Arab Banks, Mr. Carlos Conde, Head of Division Middle East & Africa Global Relations at the OECD, and Mr. Masamichi Kono, Deputy Sectretary General at the OECD.

Keynote Speeches will be delivered by Mr. Wissam Fattouh, Secretary General of the Union of Arab Banks, and Chairman – MENA Financial Crime Compliance Group (MENA FCCG), as well as Mr. Marc-Olivier Strauss-Kahn, Honorary Director General at Banque de France and Board Member & President of the Scientific Concil –Citeco, Dr. Hadi Chaibainou, Secretary General of the Union Bancaire Francophone (UBF) and Mrs. Marie-Anne Barbat-Layani, Chief Executive at the French Banking Federation.

A number of Arab and international banks, financial institutions and regulatory authorities will be gathered at this event to discuss several topics and themes related to EU-MENA banking and financial relations including:

1. Regional and international compliance challenges for Global Financial Institutions (AML Regulations - Correspondent Banking - Global Sanctions and Financial Crime Intelligence)
2. FinTech and RegTech: Opportunities and Challenges
3- Euro-Arab Mediterranean cooperation for a mutual Economic Growth

Besides, the Union of Arab Banks and the Francophone Banking Union (UBF) will meet on September 6th at the headquarters of the French Banking Federation (FBF) to discuss key developments and trends in the international banking industry.

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