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Common Session: TBD

(9:00 – 10:00)

Common Session: TBD

(10:00 – 11:00)


Networking Break

11:00 - 11:30


101: Building a World Class Compliance Program on a Limited Budget

  • Regardless of the size of the company or the budget of the compliance department, there is almost always a limited amount of resources do the things you want to do as a compliance officer. 
  • Learn how to ensure efficient use of the budget and how to prioritize the most important elements in the program.
  • Get inspiration on how to build an effective compliance program that is aligned with the risk appetite of the shareholders, meets the standard of the company leadership and comply with legal requirements.

Casper Venbjerg Hansen, Senior Compliance Officer, Coloplast

102: Conducting Effective Compliance Investigations in Russia and CIS

  • What are corruption schemes you need to consider? Conflict of interest, bribery and fraud issues you can face. Investigation tools and methodologies.
  • Working with evidence. Legal aspects of collection and analysis of information: financial data, corporate information, information on individuals, digital evidence.
  • Litigation and law enforcement in Russia and CIS: pros and cons. Achieving Settlement agreement and damages recovery.

Alexander Pisemskiy, Executive Director, CSI Group LLC

Alexander Khaki, Executive Director, CSI Group LLC


Networking Lunch

12:30 - 13:30


201: Building a Global Compliance Training Program – 3 Multinationals Share Their Insights

  • Set common global standards for ethics and compliance training and get the technology right for your global program.
  • Engage Compliance Officers in local markets and their regional workforces. 
  • Manage the headache of localization and regionalisation.

(Moderator) Matt Plass, Chief Learning Officer, Interactive Services

Peggy Dolin-Brunel, Compliance Director, Sanofi

Nichole Pitts, Vice President & Compliance Officer, Louis Berger International, Inc.

Britta Luescher, Director Compliance, Novartis

202: It is Never Too Late to Get Privacy Compliance

  • The EU General Data Protection Regulation comes into force on 25 May 2018 and many businesses are not compliant. How can they get compliant with weeks to go? The speakers will discuss.
  • What compliance challenges are there in other parts of the world?
  • Top tips for developing and maintaining a compliance programme will be presented.

Robert Bond, Partner & Notary Public, Bristows LLP

Maria Lancri, Attorney, GGV

Axel von Walter, Partner, Beiten Burhhardt

AD203: Whistleblower Hotlines in Europe

  • With the need for hotlines in the EU and globally, there are many approaches, and no-one size fits all. How do you handle this? Do you limit allegations for the EU? Do you use an external provider? The internet and telephone? What else?
  • For companies with an implemented whistleblower program, how have you managed the need to have a hotline with the EU directives, cultural issues and privacy concerns? What investigation processes are used, how are issues raised and reported to leadership.
  • This advanced discussion will be an open forum for individuals who are at different points in developing, implementing and embedding hotlines to speak candidly about their challenges and successes, both in the EU and globally.

ADVANCED DISCUSSION: Attendance limited to 50 participants on a first‑come, first‑served basis.

Lisa Fine, Director, Global Compliance, gategroup

Networking Break

14:30 - 15:00


301: A Unique Journey to Compliance: Solutions for Small to Medium Sized Companies

  • An overview of unique fraud and corruption challenges facing small and medium-sized companies (SMEs)
  • A real case study to take you through the journey of a SME to compliance
  • A discussion of effective and practical resistance strategies and risk mitigation solutions for SMEs

Iona Cheng, Director, Control Risks

Matthew Kinch, Associate Director, Control Risks

302: Foundations and Culture of Compliance Programs: A Global Perspective

  • Discuss the commonalities, differences, challenges, and obstacles when establishing compliance program frameworks in Europe, Russia, Africa, and the U.S.
  • Identify methods, techniques, and ways compliance programs have adapted to cultural norms. Consider how resilient and responsive compliance programs in Europe, Africa & the US are to change eg economic, regulatory and technological change.
  • Provide and discuss examples from Europe, Africa, and the U.S. of how foundations of compliance programs, culture, industry standards merge within the culture of compliance.

Sheryl Vacca, SVP/Chief Risk Officer, Providence St. Joseph Health

David S. Lane, Chief Compliance Officer, Providence St. Joseph Health

Kirill Boychenko, Campaign Coordinator, International Labor Rights Forum

Letitia Adu-Ampoma, Director, Peverett Maxell


AD303: Amplifying Communications: Enabling Leader & Manager Led Ethics and Culture Discussions

  • This session looks at how organisations like BP, GSK, Spectris, Volvo and Rolls-Royce are getting self-delivery toolkits into the hands of their leaders and managers to enable a more frequent, but informal drumbeat of ethics and culture discussions with their teams. 
  • Looking at strategies employed to engage managers to use these kits.
  • Highlighting some sample kits with the audience

ADVANCED DISCUSSION: Attendance limited to 50 participants on a first‑come, first‑served basis.

David Barr, Director, Campbell Barr

Darriane Garrett, Senior Compliance Manager, GSK

Cedric Dubar, Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer, Volvo Cars

Networking Break

16:00 - 16:15


401: Building Effective E&C Programs Globally: The Value of Independent Assessments and Evaluation

  • Overview of global ethics and compliance standards and frameworks that multi-national organizations need to consider now before an ethical crisis occurs; what government regulators and enforcement officials are targeting on a global scale.
  • Explore the value of an independent assessment of your compliance program and risk management infrastructure to help strengthen organizational culture, identify and manage potential vulnerabilities, and establish credibility with government entities.
  • Discuss the corporate “return on investment” and business case that effective compliance, ethics and risk management programs bring to global organizations.

Eric Feldman, Senior VP and Managing Director, Corporate Ethics and Compliance Programs, Affiliated Monitors Inc.

Thomas Topolski, President, Louis Berger International

402: Implementing a Code of Ethics Globally: Overcoming the Hurdles to Win the Race

  • Johnson Matthey, a FTSE100 listed science company with 12,000+ employees in 35 countries will provide a case study on their global Code of Ethics implementation.
  • This was their first global Code of Ethics; learn how they approached the challenges of adoption across the organisation and have achieved continued engagement.
  • JM used various methods including a hard-copy publication and a blend of face to face and online training supported by their global Ethics Ambassador network.

Darren Hockley, Managing Director, DeltaNet International

Allan Woods, Training & Project Coordinator, Johnson Matthey

Barbara Triolo, Paralegal and Compliance & Ethics Coordinator, Johnson Matthey

AD403: Meeting the Challenges of International Ethics & Compliance Programs

  • ​Dealing with different legal environments and cultures
  • Identifying/addressing corporate risk areas
  • Implementing training effectively, avoiding head office “Big Brother” syndrome, & addressing language issues
ADVANCED DISCUSSION: Attendance limited to 50 participants on a first‑come, first‑served basis.

Paul Rew, Partner, McDougall Rew

Kirsten Liston, Principal, Rethink Compliance