Day One: 29-11-2018
09:00 am
Opening Ceremony
1 hour
  • AbdulHafiz Mansour, Secretary General, Special Investigation Commission, MENAFATF President, Vice Chair for the EGMONT Group, MENA Regional Representative, Lebanon
  • Dr. Alwaleed Alsheikh, Executive Secretary, MENAFATF
  • Major Gen. Imad Osman, Director General, Internal Security Forces, Lebanon
  • HE Mr. Riad Salame Governor, Central Bank of Lebanon - Chairman, Special Investigation Commission, Central Bank of Lebanon
10:30 am
Session 1: Business Email Compromise and Cyber threat
1 hour and 30 minutes
  • A look at the Business Email Compromise (BEC) and Cyber threat development & landscape in the financial sector 2015- 2018
  • How to combat BEC and Cybercrimes going forward
  • Experience with correspondent banks

Moderator: Lt. Col. Albert Khoury, Head of Cybercrime and Intellectual Property Bureau, Judicial Police, Internal Security Forces, Lebanon


  • Wissam Maroun, Head of Compliance, BBAC Bank, Lebanon
  • Mohammad Dabbour, SVP - Director of Compliance, Arab Bank, Jordan
  • Ionut Stoica, Senior Project Officer, Cybercrime Programme Office, Council of Europe
12:00 pm
Session 2: National Cyber Security Strategy
1 hour and 30 minutes
  • National Cyber Security Strategy: The Government's vision and roadmap
  • Regime main players and guardians
  • Public-Private Partnership (PPP) to enhance the Regime
  • Challenges of cybersecurity in the European Union
  • The National model and doctrine of cybersecurity in EU Member States
  • Case Study: The Romanian model on cybersecurity


  • Dr. Lina Oueidat, National ICT Strategy Coordinator, Prime Ministry, Lebanon
  • Jerome Ribault-Gaillard, Consultant, EU Delegation, Lebanon


  • Maya Chamli, Project Manager, Higher Council for Privatization and PPP, Lebanon
  • Severine Wernert, Member of Cabinet, Commissioner Julian King, Security Union, EU Commission
  • Daniel Ionita, Director of Analyses, Policies and Cooperation Directorate, CERT-RO, Romania


02:30 pm
Session 3: Virtual currencies/Crypto-assets & Blockchain: Risks or Opportunities
2 hours
  • The rise of crypto-assets: risks, opportunities, regulations
  • Blockchain relation to Crypto-assets
  • The challenges on blockchain and virtual currency investigations
  • EU experience and current policy on crypto-assets
  • The use of Blockchain in the Banking & Public Sectors
  • Money laundering and Terrorist Financing Risks             

Moderator: Dr. Alwaleed Alsheikh, Executive Secretary, MENAFATF, Bahrain


  • Amr Rashed, FIU Egypt, Chair of TATWG at the Egmont Group, Egypt
  • Catalin Cosoi, Chief Security Strategist, Bitdefender, Romania
  • SSA Jeffrey Savage, U.S. Secret Service Attaché, Subject Matter Expert, USA
  • Col. Carlos Pimentel, European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training (CEPOL), EU