9:00 – 9:30am: Registration, Refreshments & Networking
9:30 – 9:45am: Welcome & Introductions
Richard Young, Freelance Journalist
9:45 – 10:15am: Fighting Bribery & Corruption on the Global Stage
Alex Wilkinson, NAVEX Global
Third party consultant, Alex Wilkinson, will discuss the key issues surrounding bribery and corruption that continue to populate the headlines and the concerns of ethics and compliance practitioners across Europe and around the world. New regulations, international agency cooperation, politically motivated purges, and increased market complexity are some of this year’s themes. Alex will look at these, and other issues, and explain the key factors that continue to challenge global compliance and ethics officers in developing robust international ABC programmes.
10:15 – 10:45am: Bribery & Corruption Trends from the Netherlands
Geert Vermeulen, Ethics & Compliance Management & Consulting (ECMC)
Bribery and corruption expert, Geert Vermeulen will review how these global ABC trends are impacting organisations operating in the Netherlands. Geert will provide an update on some of the latest enforcement actions happening within the Netherlands and explain how these current cases may require ethics and compliance officers to consider additional factors to protect their organisations against regulatory and reputational risk.
10:45 – 11:00am: Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:00pm: Panel Session: ‘Implementing ABC Programmes’
Panelists: Yvonne Hilst, VEON; Sascha Kramer, SBM Offshore; Roeland de Wit, AkzoNobel
Hear real-world best practices from leading compliance practitioners discussing the common challenges in developing and implementing Anti-Bribery and Corruption programmes. Join us to learn from Dutch compliance experts on the lessons they’ve learnt to improve their ABC compliance programmes. There will be an opportunity for you to ask your own questions.
12:00 – 13:00pm: Light Lunch & Networking
13:00 – 13:45pm: Identifying Third Party Red Flags: a current Dutch Case Study
Geert Vermeulen, ECMC
Choose to finish the event by joining Geert for an informal workshop where we will take a closer look at the Vestia bribery/corruption case, currently in the Dutch courts, and discussing the new issues it raises from a third party due diligence perspective. Vestia suffered a EUR 2 billion loss, was bailed out by other social housing corporations and all housing corporations were forced to sell part of their real estate portfolio. In this interactive session we will discuss the reasons why this went so wrong, what red flags were missed and how they could have been identified and resolved earlier. We will wrap up by looking at the measures to be taken to help prevent this from happening in other industries.
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