What happens when one of the top compliance and ethics conferences moves to a virtual experience in the age of Covid-19? You get CONVERGE20, which will go down as one of the very best compliance conferences in 2020. Under the theme of ‘The Ethics Movement’, CONVERGE20 is a pinnacle component of this community, providing two days of inspiration, growth and connection. What makes Convercent’s CONVERGE conference so unique and, indeed, so special? It is the Converge Community who attend the event. This year will be no different as you will have the chance to experience that Converge Community in the most unique way yet presented in a compliance conference.

Simply put, it is the single most impactful event in ethics and compliance returning as an all-new virtual experience. In this most unique year and for the first time, CONVERGE will be a truly global ethics and compliance conference, merging our original European and North American conferences and spanning 14 time zones. This year, the event is gathering the greatest minds in ethics and compliance – and the wider business community – to cover an engaging series of topics:

Behavioral Science  |  Whistleblowing  |  Employee Engagement

Remote Investigations  |  Data and Insights  |  Disclosures  |  Culture

Transforming Your Code  |  Advocacy, Allyship, and Social Movements

Over the course of two high-impact days you will have the opportunity to learn best practices from industry leaders, you will be inspired by thought leaders and learn from everyday practitioners, providing you with action you can immediately implement. You can participate in small group discussions, interactive sessions on the topics that are important to you and your organisation. You will be able to network with your peers around the globe and make new connections – although we won’t be around a table in person, you will be able to connect with your peers in new and exciting ways. Certainly, in ways which no other conference has presented so far this year.

During three days of dynamic keynotes, thought-provoking breakout sessions, and engaging interactive roundtables, you’ll see the future of compliance, as well as the road to get there. Find out how to operationalize compliance, so you can shift your focus to meaningful change. You will come away with the actionable insights you need to connect ethics to business performance. By the end of CONVERGE20, you’ll be ready to spark an ethical revolution at your company – and you’ll have the tools you need to be successful.

With the release of the 2020 Update to the Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs and the FCPA Resource Guide, 2nd edition, every compliance professional understands that there is more to ethics than checking a box. Network with like-minded peers, industry leaders, and visionaries and align around The Ethics Movement – your chance to maximize the impact of compliance to build better businesses and a better world.

Some of the speakers include the Great Women in Compliance co-hosts Lisa Fine and Mary Shirley, who will talk about mentoring, building a compliance network and participating in the compliance conversation; Convercent co-founders Patrick Quinlan and Philip Winterburn will lead the discussion on driving ethics to the heart of business; myself and Stephen Martin will look at the compliance practitioner and compliance function in the year 2025 and beyond; Lisa Beth Lentini Walker will talk about sustaining yourself during this time of high stress. This is just a hint at the speakers this year for CONVERGE20 as there will be main stage speakers, breakouts and roundtables. In short, there will be something for everyone in the compliance community.

I hope you will join me in attending. I will be speaking and I am part of the team putting the event together. Registration for our annual conference is now live. Did I mention the best part? All of this is at NO CHARGE. Yes, CONVERGE20 is free to attend. So head on over to the Registration page and sign up today.

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