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Member Activities

Annual TRACE Forum

THE PREMIER ANTI-BRIBERY COMPLIANCE BENCHMARKING AND BEST PRACTICES SHARING EVENT

Designed specifically for TRACE Member companies, this exclusive event, held annually in Washington, DC, offers practical compliance advice and an opportunity for companies to benchmark with their peers in an interactive environment. The program utilizes anonymous polling to facilitate benchmarking among attendees and features top-level speakers from a wide variety of industry sectors who share new compliance strategies.

View a 90-second video to learn more about membership and the TRACE Forum

TASA candidates may earn up to 7 credits for attending the TRACE Forum and pre-conference working group.


Forum Registration Details

29-30 March 2017
Washington, D.C.
St. Regis
Complimentary for TRACE Members*


*Representatives of TRACE Member companies attend the TRACE Forum at no charge. Representatives from non-member companies may attend the TRACE Forum for a $1000.00 registration fee. Pre-registration is required. This interactive program is limited to one representative per company. Additional representatives will be added to our waiting list.

If you are interested in speaking or would like to propose a topic, please write to Virna Di Palma at dipalma@TRACEinternational.org.

View the 13th Annual TRACE Forum agenda here.

 

Regional Anti-Bribery Workshops

TRACE hosts practical, informative anti-bribery training workshops internationally throughout the year. Workshops feature senior compliance and business executives from local and international companies, TRACE Partner Firm representatives and TRACE speakers.

Workshops are attended by members of the business and compliance community for whom such training is either unavailable locally or prohibitively expensive. Employees and intermediaries of TRACE member companies attend at no charge. TRACE workshops are supplemented with online training materials.

TASA candidates may earn up to 3 credits for attending a TRACE workshop.

2017 Workshops

  • 13 February 2017 / Johannesburg, South Africa

2016 Workshops

  • January 21, 2016 / Accra, Ghana
  • March 24, 2016 / Bucharest, Romania
  • March 29, 2016 / Vilnius, Lithuania
  • April 19, 2016 / Shanghai, China
  • April 25, 2016 / Bangalore, India
  • September 19, 2016 / Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Presentations from these events are available in the Training / Workshop Presentation section of the members-only Resource Center.

Workshop Topics

  • What constitutes bribery under international conventions and local law
  • How companies are handling the difficult issue of gifts and hospitality for government officials
  • Responding to requests for inappropriate payment
  • Challenges posed by the proliferation of international anti-bribery conventions
  • The cost of ignoring local and international anti-bribery laws: criminal penalties and business costs

Upcoming Workshops:

22 May 2017
Beijing, China
Four Seasons

 

 

Member Webinars 

Operation Car Wash and Anti-Corruption Enforcement Trends in Brazil

Date: 26 April 2017
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm EST;
3:00pm - 4:00pm GMT
Faculty: Carlos Ayres, Partner, Maeda, Ayres & Sarubbi Advogados (São Paulo); and Martha Mallory, Business Development Manager-Latin America, TRACE International

Are Facilitating Payments Dead? A look at the FCPA's facilitating payments exception through the Wal-Mart case

Date: 17 May 2017
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST;
6:00pm - 7:00pm GMT
Faculty: Gaye Montgomery, Founder, Montgomery Compliance Law

For registration information, please write to tasa@traceinternational.org.

Webinars are offered to TRACE Members through the TASA: TRACE Anti-Bribery Specialist Accreditation® program which includes over 100 online courses taught by a world-renowned faculty. Learn more about TASA by visiting the TASA website at www.traceinternational.org/accreditation.

The Global Anti-Bribery In-House Network (GAIN)

The Global Anti-Bribery In-House Network (GAIN) conference provides an in-depth analysis of the latest international anti-bribery regulatory and enforcement developments. During this 2-day, high-level event, in-house compliance professionals have the opportunity to share best practices and learn first-hand from TRACE Partner Firms about corruption risks and enforcement trends around the world.

Previous GAIN locations:
October 27-28, 2016 / London, UK (View Agenda)
October 13-14, 2015 / London, UK (View Agenda)
October 28-29, 2013 / Dubai, UAE
April 23-24, 2012 / Washington D.C.


GAIN Registration Details

TRACE Partner Law Firms and TRACE member companies are invited to participate in this event free of charge. Due to limited space, registration is initially limited to one representative per company or partner law firm. 

 

Advanced Roundtable Discussions
Throughout the year, TRACE hosts complimentary senior-level roundtable discussions on compliance with anti-bribery regulations in multiple cities in the U.S. and worldwide. Roundtables offer TRACE members the opportunity to participate in a lively dialogue with a senior attorney of TRACE and their peers. These small-group, advanced discussions facilitate peer-to-peer interactions that focus on the priorities and concerns of each participant.

Space is limited and is first come, first served. Roundtables are open to in-house counsel, compliance officers and international marketing managers. Attendance is by invitation-only.

To request an invitation to one of these senior-level discussions, please write to us at workshop@traceinternational.org.

Topics for Open Discussions

Attendees are invited to submit discussion topics and questions in advance of the roundtable by writing to workshop@traceinternational.org.

  • U.S. and non-U.S. enforcement priorities, targets and trends

  • Takeaways from recent anti-bribery investigations and enforcement actions
  • Compliance program enhancements and peer-led benchmarking

  • Sustainable due diligence and supply chain compliance strategies

  • Other discussion topics include risk assessments, training, gifts and hospitality, internal investigations, employee communications and internal audit.

Upcoming Roundtables:


19 June 2017
Hamburg, Germany
Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten

22 June 2017
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Conservatorium Hotel

26 June 2017
Geneva, Switzerland
Mandarin Oriental

 



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