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TRACE Final Conference: 11-12th June 2024, Filmquartier, Vienna

The TRACE final conference will take place on 11th and 12th June 2024, at Filmquartier in Vienna, Austria. It will mark the conclusion of a three-year project to create innovative AI solutions to combat illicit money flows, and feature expert speakers from legal, technological, ethical, and social backgrounds. Guests will include law enforcement agencies, researchers, industry and policymakers, and you can see the provisional conference timetable below. Register here to join us in Vienna and explore the results and implications of TRACE.

Day 1, June 11 2024

09:00 – 09:45

Registration and networking/coffee

09:45 – 10:00

Welcome from TRACE Coordinator and local host

Umut Turksen, Coventry University

Reinhard Kreissl, VICESSE

10:00 – 10:30

KEYNOTE 1: The Evolving Notion and Use of the Term ‘Tax Haven’

Anthony Cook,

IRS Criminal Division

TRACE Presentation of results (20 min / 10 min Q&A): AI and law enforcement

10:30 – 11:00

Ethics and Law in the age of AI(-Act) 

Joshua Hughes, Trilateral Research / Umut Turksen

11:00- 11.30

Unveiling hidden crime networks

Joachim Klerx, AIT

11:30 – 12:00

The transition from e-evidence to AI-generated evidence 

Athina Sachoulidou, School of Law, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and NOVA School of Law

12:00 – 12:30

Application and Demo of TRACE solutions

Thomas Havranek, CIN

12:30 – 13:00

Regulatory Arbitrage and Geographic Risks in AML/CFT

Alison Schultz / Lucas Millan-Narotzky

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch at venue

14:00 – 14:30

KEYNOTE 2: Artificial Intelligence in Financial Intelligence: In Search of a Rule of Law Framework

Valsamis Mitsilegas, Liverpool University

 Use cases and TRACE solutions

14:30 – 15:00

Terror Finance 

Lukáš Vilím, National Counterterrorism, Extremism and Cybercrime Agency (CZ)

15:00 – 15:30

ML and virtual assets

Dimitrios Kafteranis, Coventry University

15:30 – 16:00

Coffee break

16:00 – 16:30

Carding and Credit card fraud – actors, processes and flows

Thea Sogenbits, Estonian Tax and Customs Board

16:30 – 17:00

AI, Risk and compliance in AML  

Vladlena Benson, Aston University

17:00 – 18:00 

Drinks and Networking

Day 2, June 12 2024

10:00 – 10:30

KEYNOTE 3: AI in cross-border policing – a data protection practitioner’s perspective

Jan Ellermann, Europol 

10:30 – 10:45

Presentation of the TRACE essay competition winner 

To be announced

10:45 – 12:30

Presentation of related Horizon Europe projects on Law enforcement and technology (CYBERSPACE, POLIIICE)

Farhan Sahito, Privanova

12:30 – 14:00

Lunch at venue

14:00 – 14:30

KEYNOTE 4 Combatting illicit money flows – the role of financial service industry

Michael Nagl, Western Union

14:30 – 16:00

Panel discussion: Factors affecting the uptake of AI tools in the LEA community

Moderator: Holger Nitsch, BayHfoD 

16:00 – 16:30

Coffee break

16:30 – 18:00

Panel discussion: Beyond Compliance: Navigating the Increase in Suspicious Transaction Reports

Panellists include:

       – Raluca Pruna, European Commission Head of Unit Financial Crime, DG for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (tbc)

      – Dr. Marcus Pleyer, Ministry of Finance, Germany (tbc)

      – IMF’s Legal Affairs Department (tbc)

Moderator: Moran Harari, Deputy Director of Policy at the Tax Justice Network


Wrap up and final words from the coordinator

Umut Turksen 

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