Compliance Risk LogicIf you are in the Far East there is now a master conference centered around the top compliance practitioners in the region. Next month, from June 8-9, Compliance Risk Logic is putting on its a conference in Singapore, entitled “Mastering Compliance in International Markets. Maija Burtmanis and her team have put together a great program and the list of speakers is simply stunning. It includes the following Chief Compliance Officers (CCOs) and senior compliance folks: Howard Lin, Eli Lilly; Abdul Luheshi, Johnson and Johnson, Masood Ahmed, Sanofi; Karen Eryou, UCB Pharma, Redentor Romero, Teva Pharmaceuticals; Matthew Griffiths, Shell, and a host of other luminaries in the field of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and UK Bribery Act anti-corruption compliance programs. Even if you live outside of Singapore, the compliance talent at this event will rival any other event in the Far East.

Some of the panels and topics for discussion include: Challenges for a Compliance Officer Operating in the International Markets; Perspectives on “Risk Management” &Effective Governance from the C-Suite;; A review of the differences in the delivery of compliance services in different industries; Best practices for investigations; A case study of JP Morgan’s “Sons & Daughters” compliance imbroglio; and some of the soft skills a compliance practitioner needs to develop. These are but some of the sessions and there are many other excellent panels, sessions and speakers which I have not mentioned.

Burtmanis has said that one of the reasons she created this event was to bring some of the top compliance talent to Singapore to meet and explore compliance best practices. So beyond simply the formal presentations, there are social events designed to allow a wider and more varied discussion and sharing of ideas. From my perspective she has certainly put together not only a top-notch program but also a conference agenda that facilitates both goals. But more than simply the ‘nuts and bolts’ of compliance programs, there will be speakers who discuss a wide variety of topics that are important to your compliance efforts going forward. So for instance, Amin Hosseinipour, from Hays Executive Recruitment, will talk about “Effective Talent, Sourcing & Retention Strategies for “MNC Compliance””. Ms. Burtmanis will share her thoughts on business risk; how to assess it and use that assessment as a part of your business plan going forward. Phil Johnson, from Control Risks, will discuss “Compliance & Security “Tips & Traps” in Newly Emerging Markets”.

I will be speaking at the conference on the lessons to be learned for the compliance practitioner from the GlaxoSmithKline PLC (GSK) bribery case from China. My presentation is designed to provide the compliance practitioner with the key takeaways for your compliance program. You will learn about concrete steps you can take to make certain your compliance program can withstand the scrutiny of a regulator from any country, from the US to the UK to China.

I hope that you can attend this most excellent compliance conference with the two-day sessions on Monday, June 8 and Tuesday June 9. Very few compliance conferences in the Far East have the detailed focus on compliance that Compliance Risk Logic has put together. If your funding for compliance conferences this year has been reduced, I would submit that this is the one event you should attend. The list of speakers and topics are first-rate and you will be able to interact with some of the top compliance practitioners in this part of the globe. I hope to see you in Singapore. For the conference brochure and full details regarding the agenda and registration, click here.

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© Thomas R. Fox, 2015

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