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Common Session: The Spectre of Brexit: What Does the UK Leaving the EU Mean for Compliance?

(9:00 – 10:00)

  • Brexit will have a huge impact on multinational businesses
  • Effects will be felt in data protection, bribery, data security, and modern slavery
  • Practical tips to deal with uncertain times
Jonathan Armstrong, Partner, Cordery

David J. Evans, Data Protection Officer, VP Legal & Compliance, Swiss Re Management Ltd

Jan Thompson, OBE, HM Ambassador to the Czech Republic, British Embassy Prague

Common Session: How to Be a Wildly Strategic Compliance Officer: Why Every Decision is a Strategic One

(10:00 – 11:00)

  • Learn forward-thinking strategic risk assessment protocols, determining which risk Compliance should own
  • Learn how to create your 3-year vision for your managers and Board so that YOU set the expectations for your program
  • Learn best practices to collaborate with Legal, Human Resources, Audit, and other functions to strengthen communication and effectiveness
Kristy Grant-Hart, Owner, Spark Compliance Consulting

Networking Break

11:00 - 11:30


101: Innovative Data Permissioning

  • With an increasing focus on opt-in for use of consumer PII, how can companies innovate to persuade consumers to say “yes”?
  • What techniques can be used to provide transparent and enticing consent language?
  • How do you ensure data quality and data provenance?

Robert J. Bond, Partner & Notary Public, Bristows LLP

Michael Bond, Data Protection and Privacy Advisor, News UK

102: A Practical Approach to Third-Party Due Diligence in Asian Markets

  • Gain insights regarding what third-party information is available to risk professionals and how it can be utilized to support an effective due diligence process
  • Understand the most common frustrations and misconceptions relating to conducting due diligence in Asia
  • A closer look at the legal and regulatory challenges pertaining to conducting third-party due diligence

Allan Matheson, Managing Director, Blue Umbrella

Maria Lancri, Avocat a la Cour, GGV Avocats a la Cour – Rechtsanwalte

AD103: Leadership Skills to Advance Your Program

  • Enhancing leadership with updated communication skills
  • Establishing useful relationships
  • Successful engagements of others

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

Art Weiss, Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer, TAMKO Building Products

Marjorie W. Doyle, Marjorie Doyle & Associates, LLC


Networking Lunch

12:30 - 13:30


201: Competition Law Compliance

  • How to have an effective competition law compliance action plan? How to educate? Design and implementation of an effective competition law compliance program, with a focus on training capable of enabling lawful business activities
  • Compare and contrast best practices recommended by competition authorities across the globe
  • Why evidencing corporate compliance with antitrust laws is increasingly important: Incentivizing more robust antitrust compliance efforts—a view from U.S. & Europe, regulatory expectations; common pitfalls firms make
Laura Claudia Cipelletti, Legal Counsel - Global Compliance & Ethics, CNH International SA

202: Culture and Compliance: Strategies for Africa

  • Common challenges to implementing international compliance standards/frameworks in African subsidiaries and operations
  • Solutions—It’s all in the communication and the approach
  • Stories to understand and learn from
Letitia Adu-Ampoma, Director, Peverett Maxwell (Africa)

AD203: The Realities of Conflicts of Interest: Practical Policies, Programme Implementation—and Pitfalls

  • Learn about the latest developments in effective Conflicts of Interest (COI) programmes; Understand the key conflict indicators and get to use—and take away—a spreadsheet tool to help you assess your organisation’s COI programme performance and risks
  • Talk about types of conflict and hear about wide-ranging examples; Discuss best COI practice and controls that can be deployed, both domestically and internationally; Consider the question “How far would you go?” in mitigating COI risk
  • Explore the challenges of effective COI programme implementation—and the sometimes surprising pitfalls; Discuss how to turn COI policy into practice, and how culture & environment are crucial; Discover the critical role for technology in COI

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

Keith Read, Group Compliance Director, Convercent

Networking Break

14:30 - 15:00


301: Detecting Bribery with Analytics and a Robust Gifts & Hospitality Program

  • Explore how several organizations are benefiting from active Gifts & Hospitality programs and advanced analytics to effectively monitor their organizations for attempted bribery
  • Hear real-world examples of some surprising insights these companies gained from moving beyond basic G&H approval management and into data analytics
  • Learn some interesting new tips and tricks that you can take home to help improve your anti-bribery program

Philip Winterburn, Chief Product Officer, Covercent

302: The Quest for Compliance Culture in Russia

  • Newest legislative and enforcement trends
  • Reaction to compliance programs from courts and regulators
  • Russian businesses best practices
Kirill Boychenko, Compliance Of Counsel, American Bar Association, ROLI


AD303: Corporate Responsibility and Liability: A Global Perspective

  • Responsibility and liability for global organizations in the U.S. and Europe
  • Cooperation with government investigations; What does it mean and where?
  • Employee relationships with global organizations and government oversight and investigations

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

Gabriel Imperato, Managing Partner, Broad and Cassel
Networking Break

16:00 - 16:15


401: Return on Investment for Compliance Programs: Challenges and Options for Proving the Success of an Effective Compliance Program

  • Apply traditional industry indicators for measuring “Return on Investment” (ROI) and highlight challenges when defining ROI for compliance programs
  • Discuss culture, industry, and other implications with ROI when compliance is viewed as “prevention-focused”; defining ROI for compliance programs across the international arena
  • Documenting and developing non-traditional ROI indicators for compliance programs and highlighting opportunities when utilizing different models to support ROI

Sheryl Vacca, SVP/Chief Compliance & Audit Officer, University of California 

David S. Lane, Deputy Compliance Officer, University of California, Office of the President

402: Economic Sanctions Risks: A New Frontier for Companies’ Compliance Functions

  • How to define what is a financial crime in light of new international regulations and sanctions (US - EU - GB) — which impact on companies’ business?
  • Screening procedures and protocols to reduce risk exposure in light of rapidly evolving restrictions
  • A quick guide to help react to an investigation

Rossana Buzzi, Assistant General Counsel, Compliance Leader South Europe, Invensys PLC

Tristan J. Grimmer, Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP 

AD403: Tone at the Top? Engaging Leaders to be “Engaging” and to Better Understand Their Impact

  • ​A commonly-used phrase in the world of compliance & ethics is “setting the tone at the top”; indeed current legislation “requires” evidence of an appropriate tone; what does it REALLY mean and how do you know if you have it?
  • The norm in business is a desire to have a strong, loud leader who rallies troops and stirs passions; but corporate history has shown there are significant downsides with this type of leadership; how do you channel the energy appropriately?
  • “I am highly successful—I don’t need you to tell me how to behave” may be the understandable refrain of leaders; however, the higher they are in the hierarchy, the less leaders are likely to understand their audience; how can you navigate that discussion?
ADVANCED DISCUSSION: Attendance limited to 50 participants on a first‑come, first‑served basis.

Jane Mitchell, Director, JL&M