Cannabis Forum

Agenda

Agenda

*All times listed below are in PDT

Friday, October 9
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM






[1 CRCM, CERP
credit]
                                      
Welcome and Opening Remarks

Steve Andrews 
President & CEO
Western Bankers Association



Payment Challenges for Cannabis &
Hemp Industries


André Herrera
Chief Compliance Officer
Hypur
10:00 AM – 11:04 AM

[1.25 CRCM credits]
How We Bank Cannabis and Ancillary Accounts;
Lessons Learned and What We Wish We Knew Before Starting


Panel Moderator: Ryan Canin, CEO, DocFox

Jim Richards 
Founder & Principal 
RegTech Consulting LLC

Laurel Sykes 
EVP, Chief Compliance & Risk Officer 
American Riviera Bank

Gina Stephens 
Senior Vice President, BSA Officer Compliance
Avidbank
11:04 AM – 12:05 PM Will The Grass Be Greener?: Highlights in Cannabis
Banking and an Inside Look Into What 2021 Will Bring


Jan Lynn Owen, Senior Advisor
Richard Hartunian, Partner
Craig Miller, Partner
Anita Sabine, Partner
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
12:05 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch & Marketplace Time
1:00 PM – 2:02 PM

[1.25 CRCM, CERP
credits]
Roadmap to an Effective Cannabis Compliance Program:
California DBO Banking Guidance


Chris Dick, CFE, CAMS 
Director
RSM US LLP

Othel Rife 
Risk Advisory Services Manager
RSM US LLP
2:02 PM – 3:00 PM

[1.25 CRCM credits]
Compliant Cannabis Banking – Deposits and Loans

Tony Repanich
President & Chief Operating Officer
Shield Compliance
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

[1.25 CRCM, CERP credits]
Has Your Bank Gone to Pot?​

Radhika Dholakia 
CEO 
RADD LLC

Jim Tingey
CEO 
Jade Inc.
4:00 PM Forum Adjourns
Speakers

Steve Andrews
President & CEO
Western Bankers Association

Steve Andrews is the president & CEO of the Western Bankers Association and manages the affairs and day to day operational aspects of the association and all its divisions. In his role as CEO he is one of the foremost advocates of the banking industry and the important role banks play in our communities and economy. 

Speakers

André Herrera
Chief Compliance Officer
Hypur

André G. Herrera is Chief Compliance Officer at Hypur, Inc., where he leads Hypur’s collaboration with financial institutions on compliance and regulatory issues. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President and CIO of a bank in California, where he was responsible for the implementation and administration of all banking technologies and proprietary systems necessary to run the financial institution.

Speakers

Ryan Canin
CEO
DocFox

Ryan is the CEO of DocFox, a digital tool which automates BSA for business account opening and ongoing due diligence for high risk and complex accounts. DocFox currently works with over 160 financial institutions to reduce manual effort through advanced document processing with document inspection, data capture and comparison of any document. 

Speakers

Laurel Sykes
Executive Vice President/Chief Compliance & Risk Officer
American Riviera Bank

Laurel Sykes is the Executive Vice President, Chief Compliance and Risk Officer for American Riviera Bank. She holds the designation of Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager, with almost 30 years of experience in the banking industry. During her career she has implemented enterprise-wide risk management, compliance, fraud, anti-money laundering, vendor management and business continuity programs for banks ranging from $1 billion to $7 billion in assets. She currently oversees regulatory affairs and enterprise risk management for American Riviera Bank, and leads the Bank’s consumer compliance function and the anti-money laundering/financial crimes unit.

Speakers

Jan Lynn Owen
Senior Advisor
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Jan Owen is a senior advisor in the Manatt Financial Services group, and is based in the Sacramento office.

Her practice includes a wide range of oversight work including accountancy, assets recovery, auditing, banking, benefits administration, budget preparation and financial reporting. With her deep understanding of regulatory issues, Jan provides innovative, practical and commonsense solutions. Her clients include major banks and consumer finanical institutions, fintech startups, cannabis owner and operators, and technology companies.

Speakers

Richard Hartunian
Partner
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Richard S. Hartunian offers clients the benefit of his decades of experience as lead government counsel in high-profile, high-stakes criminal and civil disputes.

Rick defends clients against allegations of white collar crime, healthcare fraud, BSA/AML violations, and environmental and defense procurement fraud, and advises on cross-border security and trade issues.

Speakers

Craig Miller
Partner
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Craig Miller leads Manatt Financial Services and focuses his practice on representing public and private corporations in a wide range of corporate matters, including mergers, acquisitions, and public and private equity and debt securities offerings.

Speakers

Anita Sabine
Partner
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Anita Famili Sabine is a partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office and leads the firm’s real estate transactions and finance practice and the cannabis and CBD practice. She represents owners, operators, lenders, developers, investors and others in a range of financing, development, leasing and investment-related transactions.

Speakers

Chris Dick, CFE, CAMS
Director
RSM US LLP

Chris Dick is a member of RSM’s Risk Consulting practice. He has over 15 years of experience providing consulting and internal audit services related to operations and regulatory compliance to a number of financial institutions and financial services clients; and serves as a firm designated subject matter expert in anti-money laundering (“AML”) and sanctions compliance.

Speakers

Othel Rife
Risk Advisory Services Manager
RSM US LLP

Othel Rife is with the West Region of RSM. She has over fourteen years of Anti-Money Laundering/Bank Secrecy Act (AML/BSA) compliance experience. That experience includes an in-depth understanding of the regulatory requirements set forth in the FFIEC exam manual including program requirements, customer due diligence, enhanced due diligence, monitoring practices, and economic sanctions.

Speakers

Tony Repanich
President & Chief Operating Officer
Shield Compliance

As President and Chief Operating Officer of Shield Compliance, Tony leads day-to-day operations and is the company’s principal product architect. Having served as a senior executive at a Washington State-based community bank for over 20 years, Tony has in-depth knowledge of the banking industry and the regulatory and compliance requirements for high-risk industries. Today he brings that knowledge to financial institutions serving and considering serving the legal cannabis industry.

Speakers

Radhika Dholakia
CEO
RADD LLC

Radhika personally has more than 29 years of experience in the banking industry, with an impressive background spanning all phases of compliance, operations, and risk management for leading financial institutions. Radhika has been responsible for helping several banking institutions successfully pass their regulatory examinations.

Speakers

Jim Tingey
CEO
Jade Inc.

Jim has over thirty years of senior management experience in diverse business fields including high risk electronic banking, and specialty banking and FinTech compliance services.

Sessions

Payment Challenges for Cannabis & Hemp Industries

Although cannabis banking is well discussed, payments are an area that receives little attention. This session will give a regulatory overview and an examination of the various payment solutions in the cannabis space. The session will also discuss the potential risk to your institution by allowing your cannabis customers to deposit electronic payments into your bank.

Sessions

Will The Grass Be Greener?: Highlights in Cannabis Banking and an Inside Look Into What 2021 Will Bring

As the number of states legalizing cannabis continues to grow, so does the number of challenges impacting industry members due to the ever-evolving state and federal laws. Our panel will review the legal issues surrounding cannabis and cannabis banking, highlight the major changes that have recently impacted the cannabis industry, and will feature key insights regarding what to expect in 2021.

Sessions

Has Your Bank Gone to Pot?

This is Cannabis Related Banking (CRB) 2.0. We will assume you have the general knowledge of this industry such as the three tiers or the differences between Cannabis, Hemp, CBD, etc. We will share industry update information from a regulatory, business and payments level. We will provide baseline information on how to establish a program at your institution with red flag concepts for risk monitoring.

CPE Credits

CPE Credits

The 2020 Cannabis Forum has been granted 7 CPE credits. The Western Bankers Association is registered with NASBA as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.

 

Mobile App

Mobile App

We will be utilizing the new WBA app at our 2020 Regulatory Compliance Conference & Cannabis Forum. Download the new app today in order to access the agenda, view the presentations, engage with other attendees, learn about event sponsors, get updates throughout the conference, and much more. Simply search “WBA” in either the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store to download today. Once you are registered for the conference you will receive log-in instructions with the access code at a later date.

Pricing

Pricing

One Registration Fee, Unlimited Attendees per Organization

Pricing For Price
WBA Bank Member  $350
Bank Non-Member $450
WBA Member Season Pass Holder $350
WBA Non-Member Season Pass Holder $450
WBA Associate Member $2,500
Bundle Pricing discount

If you register for both the 2020 Cannabis Forum & the 2020 Regulatory Compliance Conference you could save $.

One Registration Fee, Unlimited Attendees per Organization

Pricing for registering for both the 2020 Cannabis Forum & the 2020 Regulatory Compliance Conference:

Bundle Pricing Discount For Price
WBA Bank Member  $995 ($105 in savings)
Bank Non-Member $1,195 ($250 in savings)

Cancellation Policy

Registration fees less a $75 processing fee per registrant will be refunded if cancellation is received by Friday, September 25, 2020. No refund if cancellations are received after Friday, September 25, 2020. Substitutions welcomed.

Sponsorship Information

Sponsorship Information

If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Jennifer Benson, VP of Conferences at jbenson@westernbankers.com.

Why sponsor:

  • Maximize your company’s brand awareness and increase your market position
  • Gain direct access to member banks and institutions in an exclusive environment
  • Raise your profile above your competitors
  • Learn about the issues confronting today’s financial service leaders and gain valuable insight into potential solutions
  • Match your exposure needs, regardless of your budget
  • Shape or reinforce a positive perception of your company with bank executives
  • Support the Western Bankers Association, the largest non-profit banking organization serving the West Coast financial services industry