Day 1 - November 2nd 2010
Keynote Speeches: 09.30 - 12.30 (Coffee break at 11.00)
Enforcement, Sanctions & Settlements: How is your business affected by the changing landscape?
Increased co-operation between enforcement agencies is leading towards heavy fines – and an increasing number of CEOs in jail. Then there is the new legislation – including the UK Bribery Act, that demands an even higher level of compliance programmes to be put in place. In short, it is no longer only the FCPA that matters. There’s also the multi-lateral development banks, with their ability to share information to cross-debar countries from funding... But what exactly does it all mean to your business?
Hear from major players in this thought-provoking double session
- Global initiatives: What’s happening – and about to happen – and how can your business profit?
- Is an international enforcement strategy realistic – and if so, what’s the likely time-scale?
- What are the consequences of cross-country investigations on businesses?
- Pros and cons of settlements: Are they too opaque?
U.K. Serious Fraud Office, Charlie Monteith, Senior Policy Advisor
- U.S. Department of Justice, Amy Jeffress, Attaché , US Embassy London
- Steptoe & Johnson, David Lorello, Partner
- The World Bank, Jamieson Smith, Senior Sanctions Consultant
- OECD, Mark Pieth, Chairman – Working Group on Bribery
Lunch: 12.30 - 14.00
Keynote Session Two: 14.00 - 15.30
Ethics & Values: Going beyond the law
Creating the ‘right’ culture across an organisation is key to employee engagement and internal communication. But it’s easier said than done.
This interactive session enables you to see how best practice from three leading companies compares to your own:
- Understand how to engage employee – and ensure everyone’s on the same page
- The practicalities of implementing a principles-based compliance strategy
- How to develop a values-based culture. And why it pays dividends.
- Best Buy, Kathleen Edmond, Chief Ethics Officer
- European Investment Fund, Jobst Neuss, Head of Compliance and Operational Risk
- Molson Coors Brewing Company (UK), Christine Copestake, Director Internal Audit and Business Conduct
Coffee: 15.30 - 16.00
16.00 - 16.45
The value of a strong compliance function: How to convince top management it’s a business essential
With markets more competitive than ever, and the risk to make improper payments very real, the value of compliance is at an all-time high. Equally, everyone is looking to drive down costs, and business that are tempted to reduce the compliance function are in danger of creating enormous risk. What’s more, companies that fail to have adequate procedures will soon face criminal liability. So how do you secure buy-in at the highest level?
- Compliance on a shoestring: How to make your compliance programme more cost-effective
- Learn how to make sure your compliance function invariably delivers efficient results
- The financial rewards of an effective compliance programme: Enhanced reputation and license to operate, especially when expanding into emerging markets
- The best way to use new and upcoming legislation to enhance internal communications: How to increase the impact of your messages by leveraging raised public awareness
- Boeing, Robert C Briscoe, Director of Compliance and FCPA Integration
16.45 - 17.45
Due diligence: How to be efficient – and effective
Due diligence is essential when you work with third parties and agents. But when time and resources are precious, there’s always a temptation to cut corners and seal the deal. So how do you ensure you all bases are properly covered – and eliminate the risk of decisions coming back to haunt you?
In this session:
- Strategies that ensure compliance in markets where companies interact largely through third parties and agencies
- How to expedite and carry out due diligence as quickly and efficiently as possible
- Ensuring procedures are watertight – and that there’s no conflict of interest
- Should you conduct ethics assessments of your key suppliers?
- Weatherford International, Ltd, William B. Jacobson Vice-President, Co-General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer
- Trace International, Alexandra Wrage, President
Day 2, November 3rd 2010
09.30 - 11.00
Beyond traditional markets: How to mitigate risk and maximise business opportunities in emerging markets
Governments in emerging countries are beginning to realise it is essential to take clear, positive steps towards transparency – and that foreign investors now demand a clean corruption record and reputation. But achieving the ideal business environment will take time. And right now, the challenge for businesses looking to take advantage of huge growth opportunities remains tempered by risk.
In this session learn from companies who are thriving in emerging markets – while also protecting their corporate assets
- Understand the emerging regulations and what they will mean to your business
- Learn how to ensure third-party agents adapt your ethical values – and how to monitor their activities without damaging the business relationship
- What are the secrets of keeping competitive without compromising on your company’s values?
- Eaton Industries Manufacturing, Lynn Rogozinski, Director of Compliance
- Kenya Commercial Bank, Rose Kinuthia, Chief Risk Officer
- World-Check, Robert Mitchell, Head of Enhanced Due Diligence, EMEA
Coffee: 11.00 - 11.30
11.30 - 13.00
Anti-Corruption Dilemmas: What would YOU do?
It's all very well talking about integrity and the importance of doing the right thing… But does theory ever really work in practice? What happens in the real world when someone needs to choose between bending the rules a little to make money for their business, or playing it straight and losing millions of euros? Come to that, what would YOU do?
In this lively session a series of challenging hypotheses is put to our panel of anti-corruption experts. See if you agree with what they have to say!
- Zurich Insurance, Lara Martiner, Head of Processes and Services Group Compliance
- African Development Bank, Mohammad Kisubi, Head Ethics Office
- Babson Capital Management, Jason Vazquez, Global AML and Financial Crimes Prevention Officer
Lunch: 13.00 - 14.15
14.15 - 15.15
Supply Chain Risks: How do you minimise the dangers?
Supply chain compliance is under increasing scrutiny - and that spells 'business opportunity' for savvy, forward-thinking organisations. Find out how to distinguish yourself from the competition by paying particular attention to responsible sourcing and taking responsibility for activities outside of your own backyard. And at the same time, learn how to identify - and mitigate - the ever-present risks.
- What criteria should be used to select suppliers and contractors?
- What is a risk a risk? And when is it not your problem?
- Does the risk change from one emerging market to another - or is consistency across all markets essential?
- Siemens, Stephan Hoffman-Kuhnt, Corporate Compliance Officer
- EthicsPoint, David Childers, CEO