Organization: The Canadian Institute
|Event Date/Time: Feb 05, 2013||End Date/Time: Feb 06, 2013|
“[In] the last four years, a total of 58 companies have paid a combined $3.74 billion to settle … corruption charges. Since 2009, some 67 people have been charged, 20 are still awaiting trial or are at large, and 42 have been convicted…. Of the 10 largest corporate settlements, nine have involved companies outside the United States.” – New York Times, March 10, 2012 [emphasis added]
And sometimes the fines are just a drop in the bucket compared with the costs of internal probes, compliance measures required as terms of settlements, disqualification from bidding on large projects and loss of stock-market valuation.
Extraterritorial measures in the U.S. and U.K. aren’t the whole story, though. Enforcement has been picking up in Canada with respect to both foreign and domestic corruption.
Very often, the companies caught up in these enforcement actions were caught by their inadequate controls on the behaviour of third parties acting on their behalf in foreign countries.
The Canadian Institute’s Anti-Corruption Compliance conference will provide you with the tools and strategies you need in order to remain compliant. Attend this conference and you will:
- Get nuts and bolts advice on designing and implementing compliance programs
- Hear detailed suggestions on the tricky areas of gifts/hospitality and vetting third parties
- Receive an enforcement update from the RCMP and U.S. Department of Justice
- Find out how others are dealing with the problems of whether and how to disclose infractions
- Get advice on getting the best value for your compliance dollar.
And much more!
For individuals new to this area of compliance, there’s an intensive pre-conference workshop, Anti-Corruption 101, that will give you a strong grounding in the applicable legal framework. Also available is a special workshop for auditors that will teach you how to test compliance systems and identify irregularities.