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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.


The 13th Annual TRACE Forum will be hosted March 2017 in Washington, D.C. More details on this event will become available later this year. Please check back later or write to workshop@TRACEinternational.org for more information. 

View the 12th Annual TRACE Forum agenda here.

 Forum Registration Details

Registrations for the 13th Annual TRACE Forum in Washington, D.C. are not yet being accepted. For more information, please write to workshop@TRACEinternational.org.

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

 

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 Law 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.

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

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 payments
  • 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:

There are currently no upcoming workshops. Please check back later or write to workshop@TRACEinternational.org for updates.

 

Member Webinars

Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Corruption Compliance – Intersections and Incompatibilities*
Date: 
10 August 2016
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am EST;
             2:00 - 3:00 pm GMT
Faculty: Luke Brussel,
Global Head of Anti-Corruption Compliance,                                                                                                           Vice President, First Data Corporation 

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


 *Member webinars are offered to TRACE Corporate Members as part of 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 Law Firms about corruption risks and enforcement trends around the world.

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


Global Anti-Bribery In-House Conference (GAIN) 2016

Date: October 27-28, 2016
Venue: Claridge’s, London, UK

The agenda for this event is under development. To propose speakers or panel topics, please write to dipalma@TRACEinternational.org.

More details on this event will become available later this year. Please check back later or write to workshop@TRACEinternational.org for more information.

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 US 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:

August 11, 2016
Vancouver, British Columbia 
Venue TBA

August 17, 2016
Seattle, Washington
Inn at Market

 September 19, 2016
Dubai, United Arab Emirates 
Venue TBA

 

 

Iran Working Group

There has been great interest in the business implications of Iran rejoining the global economy and, in particular, the compliance challenges for investors in this newly emerging market. In response, TRACE has assembled a working group that will convene quarterly to discuss market developments, opportunities and compliance challenges.

For more information and to inquire about upcoming working groups, please write to membership@TRACEinternational.org.


 Business Implications of Changes in Iran Sanctions Regime (October 1, 2015)

The first working group webinar provided an overview of the issues, such as the scope of the remaining sanctions, the extent of due diligence required in business dealings, and consequences for non-compliance. The webinar was moderated by TRACE President Alexandra Wrage and conducted by Amanda DeBusk, the chair of Hughes Hubbard’s International Trade Department.




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