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

Registration is now closed for the TRACE final conference, which 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 current conference agenda below. We look forward to welcoming attendees to Vienna to explore the results and implications of TRACE.

Day 1: Tuesday 11th June 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

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

10:30 – 11:00

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


Anastasia Kordoni, Trilateral Research

Umut Turksen, Coventry University

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

ML and virtual assets 


Dimitrios Kafteranis, Coventry University

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch at venue

14:00 – 14:30

KEYNOTE 2: Artificial Intelligence and Law Enforcement with Interoperability

Niovi Vavoula, University of Luxembourg

 Use cases and TRACE solutions

14:30 – 15:00

Terror Finance 

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

15:00 – 15:30

Regulatory Arbitrage and Geographic Risks in AML/CFT

Alison Schultz, Tax Justice Network

Lucas Millan-Narotzky, Tax Justice Network

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

19:00 – 21:00

Reception and dinner at Vienna City Hall

Day 2: Wednesday 12th June 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 

Zhanin Al-Shargabi

10:45 – 12:30

Presentation of related Horizon Europe projects on Law enforcement and technology: CYBERSPACE and 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, independent expert

14:30 – 16:00

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


  • Tobias Mattes, Bavarian Police
  • Thomas Havranek, CIN
  • Akhgar Babak, CENTRIX
  • Peeter Paisuots, ECTB


Moderator: Reinhard Kreissl, VICESSE

16:00 – 16:30

Coffee break

16:30 – 18:00

Panel discussion: “AMLA’s strategic role in navigating the increase in suspicious transaction reports” 


  • Viktor Ivanov, Policy Officer, AML/CFT (FISMA).
  • Italo Borrelo, Staff Director at the Regulation and Institutional Cooperation Directorate, FIU Italy
  • Ololade Durodola, Centre for Financial and Corporate Integrity, Coventry University

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


Wrap up and final words from the coordinator

Umut Turksen, Coventry University