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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Be a part of the premiere compliance event for pharmaceutical and medical device professionals at the 19th Annual PCF Compliance Congress. Join pharma and device compliance professionals, in-house counsel, regulators, prosecutors, attorneys and industry consultants to share ideas for ways to cultivate a culture of compliance with the highest integrity to enable access to better care and outcomes for patients. This forum is ideal for both compliance professionals and in-house counsel new to developing a compliance program and experienced professionals and counsel continuing to evolve their programs to best suit their organization’s needs to address new challenges.
On Wednesday, November 7th, 2018, I will engage in a ‘fireside chat’ with Hogan Lovells Partner Lillian Hardy on “The Hidden Risks Your Risk Assessment Might Miss.” In our discussion, we will cover:
* Does everyone on the front-lines of business appreciate that innocent third-party relationships can turn inappropriate and illegal over time?
* Does your organization understand the fluid nature of anti-corruption risk and appreciate that risk evolves over the life of a relationship with a channel partner?
* Is everyone in your organization an ‘ethics and integrity ambassador’ and looking at the atmospherics of transactions as beyond a computer dashboard and data set?
* Do you have all the risk assessment and monitoring tools you need to gauge third-party risk, understand compliance gaps, and educate your workforce as to how poor decisions can impact the entire organization?
* Does your workforce appreciate that what they don’t know about their third parties can put everyone in harm’s way and that ‘due-diligence’ light is no longer an acceptable practice?
The event site can be found here.
The London GRC Summit hosted by MetricStream, the independent market leader in enterprise and cloud applications for GRC, is the most influential gathering of governance, risk, compliance, audit, and IT GRC professionals from across the world. Held annually, the summits feature keynotes from global leaders along with discussions, case studies, and deep-dive workshops from domain experts, practitioners, and independent analysts. 2017 saw over 200 attendees leading GRC professionals attending the event. On November 12th, 2018, from 3:25 – 4:15 pm I will engage in an “Expert Talk” titled,” A Journey to the Dark Side of International Business – Real-World Risk and Lessons to Protect your Organization.” The full event site can be found here.
On 29 November 2018 Transparency International Nederland (TI-NL) will be organizing a seminar addressing the topic of whistleblower protection, and in particular the reputation of blowing the whistle. The seminar titled: ‘Blowing the Whistle – Pride, Prejudice & Protection’ will take place from 14:00 to 19:00 o’clock in Kinepolis Utrecht, the Netherlands.
The seminar – moderated by Teun Gautier (founder of PubLeaks) – will focus on questions such as: How can we see whistleblowers as positive forces in our society again? What contributes to the imaging of blowing the whistle? How can we influence this? This is in our view – in addition to strong legislation – the essence of promoting the protection of whistleblowers and the core of the event that TI-NL will organize: searching for the elements that can help to improve the reputation of blowing the whistle.
At 14:45 – 16:00 I will speak at the event in a session titled “Double Act: Whistleblower Wendy Addison VS FCPA-violator & cooperator Richard Bistrong.”
The event site can be found here.