Calendar

Jan
28
Sun
The UAE Compliance Network @ Oracle Office
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The UAE Compliance Network @ Oracle Office | Dubai | Dubai | United Arab Emirates

On January 28th at 17:00 local time,  I will share my experience in a presentation tiled “Behind the Bribe: Real-World Risk and Real-World Lessons” with the UAE Compliance Network.  The website for the Network can be found here: https://shrtm.nu/PGoQ

Apr
10
Tue
The Conference Board of Canada National Corporate Ethics & Integrity Summit @ Beanfield Centre Toronto, Ontario
Apr 10 – Apr 11 all-day
The  Conference Board of Canada National Corporate Ethics & Integrity Summit @ Beanfield Centre  Toronto, Ontario | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

The Conference Board of Canada will host the National Corporate Ethics and Integrity Summit, in Toronto Canada, which will examine the latest developments in ethics and compliance. It will bring together corporate leaders and ethics practitioners to provide them with the insights and tools they need to drive business success.

On April, 10th, 2018, I will address a plenary session on a “Journey to the Dark Side of International Business and Steps to Protect Your Organization.” The full event site can be found here.

May
14
Mon
International Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Compliance Congress @ HOTEL SAVOYEN
May 14 – May 16 all-day
International Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Compliance Congress @ HOTEL SAVOYEN | Wien | Wien | Austria

At the 12th International Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Compliance Congress in Vienna, I will engage in a ‘fireside chat’ with Paul Hastings Partner, Gary Giampetruzzi, where we will address the following issues in a keynote presentation, Behind the Bribe: Multiple World Perspectives on How Foreign Bribery Occurs.”

  • Does your compliance function really understand the risks that front-line business teams face?
  • Does your organization understand the fluid nature of anti-corruption risk and appreciate the dangers of “vetting and forgetting?”
  • Is everyone in your organization vested in deeds and not just words in anti-corruption compliance?
  • Do you have all the risk assessment and monitoring tools you need to gauge risk, understand compliance gaps, and educate your workforce as to how poor decisions can impact the entire organization?
The full event site can be found here.
May
21
Mon
Compliance Week 2018 @ Mayflower Hotel
May 21 – May 23 all-day
Compliance Week 2018 @ Mayflower Hotel | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

On May 21, 2018, at Compliance Week 2018, I will moderate a panel, “Breaking Down Communication Barriers.”  This panel will address how compliance leaders can get others in the organization, both those in leadership positions as well as on the frontline, to understand that ethics & compliance is everyone’s business? In this session,  we’ll look at ways compliance leaders can better communicate and express themselves to ensure their messages are understandable and compact, while enduringly powerful.  I will be joined by panelists, Jill Mason, Chief Compliance Officer – Orthofix,  Catherine Muldoon, Chief Legal Officer – BDP International, and Seth Rice, Assistant General Counsel and Director, Office of Ethics and Compliance – Kennametal Corporation. The full registration site can be found here.

May
31
Thu
Pharmaceutical Compliance Congress, Latin America @ Panama Marriott Hotel
May 31 all-day
Pharmaceutical Compliance Congress, Latin America @ Panama Marriott Hotel | Panama City | Panama

On May 30th, 2018 at the CBI Pharmaceutical Compliance Congress, Latin America, in Panama City, I will give the opening keynote address:

A Journey to the Dark Side of International Business and Steps to Protect Your Organization, where I will address:

  • Is your compliance program calibrated to the real-world behavioral risk which front-line personnel face in their work?
  • Does a risk-based compliance program miss real-world risk?
  • How can business leaders be inspired to become compliance champions?

The full event site can be found here.

Jun
14
Thu
The 14th Annual Medical Device Compliance Congress @ Warwick Allerton Chicago
Jun 14 – Jun 15 all-day
The 14th Annual Medical Device Compliance Congress @ Warwick Allerton Chicago | Chicago | Illinois | United States

The 14th Annual Medical Device Compliance Congress (MDCC) serves as the industry’s premier compliance event for medical device and diagnostics professionals. This must-attend congress unites senior-level compliance professionals to discuss the latest enforcement trends and compliance challenges, including global regulatory compliance requirements, enforcement and investigation developments, privacy and cybersecurity challenges, anti-corruption best practices and much more.

On day two, June 15th, 2o18, at 8:15 AM, I am honored to be giving the Luminary Address, “A Journey to the Dark Side of International Business and Steps to Protect Your Organization.” The full event site can be found here.

Aug
6
Mon
The Florida Public Relations Association’s 80th Annual Conference @ Marriott Sawgrass Golf Resort & Spa
Aug 6 – Aug 7 all-day
The Florida Public Relations Association's 80th Annual Conference @ Marriott Sawgrass Golf Resort & Spa  | Ponte Vedra Beach | Florida | United States

The Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) conference brings together PR professionals from across Florida to hear from world-class speakers hailing from top global corporations, powerhouse industries and national public relations and marketing firms. From golfing to fire pit gatherings, decadent chocolate breaks and more, conference attendees are also able to connect and unwind with their professional peers representing industries such as government, healthcare, technology, tourism, public utilities, law enforcement, finance, education, nonprofit and agencies. In addition, our conference provides several exciting platforms for PR professionals to be recognized for their good works and accomplishments. Whether that comes in the form of receiving a Golden Image Award or being recognized for earning the APR and/or CPRC credentials.

On Tuesday, August 7th at 11:30 – 12:30 p.m, in a session, titled “Rebuilding Your Reputation: From White Collar Crime to Industry Thought Leader,” Deirdre Breakenridge and I will lead this year’s Fireside Chat in an interview-based conversation. We’ll hear how  I went from prison to blogger, to a global consultant, thanks largely to PR. This is the story of two people who connected under unique conditions and formed an early partnership that’s taught them both about the value of a strong communications plan in this complicated world. The full event site can be found here.

Sep
29
Sat
The NACD 2018 Global Board Leaders’ Summit @ Marriott Marquis
Sep 29 – Oct 2 all-day
The NACD 2018 Global Board Leaders' Summit @ Marriott Marquis | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

On September 29-October 2, 2018,  nearly 2,000 corporate directors will gather for the 2018 Global Board Leaders’ Summit in Washington, D.C.

The National Association of Corporate Directors’ (NACD) Global Board Leaders’ Summit is the largest and most important director forum in the world, where the greatest minds in governance convene to take on the largest issues facing today’s boardrooms and collectively discover the future of exemplary board leadership. Whether you are looking to learn more about emerging technologies and how they may impact your business, get a glimpse at what’s on the regulatory agenda for the coming year, or land your next board seat, the Summit has your most pressing corporate-governance concerns covered.

Convening nearly 2,000 corporate executives and board members, the Summit brings together the best and the brightest—cutting-edge thought leaders and industry experts—for four days of dialogue, interactive workshops, and unprecedented networking opportunities.

On Monday, October 1st, 2018, I will lead a Master-Class, called “Behind The Bribe, In Conversation with Richard Bistrong.” As stated in the program, “Does your compliance function understand and appreciate the real-world commercial risks that front-line business teams face? In this interactive, Master Class level talk, CEO, Front-Line Anti-Bribery LLC and former FCPA violator Richard Bistrong shares his front-line experience and lessons as an international sales VP who broke the rules. The conversation will focus on board-level actionable and practical insights for those who oversee companies that work in high-risk environments. The full event site can be found here.

 

Nov
27
Tue
2nd Annual Switzerland Financial Crime Prevention Symposium @ Park Hyatt Zurich
Nov 27 all-day
2nd Annual Switzerland Financial Crime Prevention Symposium @ Park Hyatt Zurich | Zürich | Zürich | Switzerland

Acknowledged by senior offshore practitioners around the globe as the essential event for Compliance Officers, Senior Managers, Directors and AML professionals, this symposium offers a valuable opportunity to reflect upon the challenges faced by industry. It also equips delegates with enhanced awareness of the key risks in compliance and the fight against financial crime. The symposium will attract financial services professionals from around Europe and aims to host over 200 delegates and will be conducted in English.  I will be giving the opening keynote titled:

Behind the Bribe: A Journey to the Dark Side of International Business and Steps to Protect Your Organization.
  • Does your compliance function understand and appreciate the real-world commercial risks that  front-line business teams face?
  • Do the the side effects of your commercial objectives and reward systems align with your goals of ethics and integrity?
  • When your forward-based  teams feel tension between the ‘pressure to succeed,’ and the ‘pressure to comply,’ do they feel comfortable unpacking those dilemmas as a team with their managers, or do they take compliance and ethics into their own hands and make decisions on the fly?
  • Is everyone in your organization vested in deeds and not just words in anti-corruption compliance?

For the complete website, please link here.