Event Starts: 20th Oct 2009
Event Ends: 22nd Oct 2009

Anti - Corruption China Summit

Links: http://www.beaconevents.com/anticorruptionchina/en/home.html

20 -22 October 2009  Shanghai, China

Conference Info

Wednesday 21 October 2009
Day One: Main Conference Agenda

0830 Registration & Coffee

0900 Opening Remarks from the Conference Chairperson

0910 Compliance in the 21st Century: Global Anti-Corruption Efforts
• Review of: OECD Convention on Combating the Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions and UN Convention against Corruption, focusing on parties' obligations as they affect companies and individuals undertaking business abroad
• Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and its scope in China
• What lessons can be learnt from recent FCPA enforcement actions
• Where is the US DoJ focusing?

0940 China Corruption Law Update
• The latest developments in PRC anti-corruption regulation
• Recent enforcement actions in China - where are the Regulators focusing?
• What lessons can be learnt from recent PRC enforcement actions

1010 Risk Assessments: Common Issues & Red Flags in China
• Assessing the major bribery risks for Western companies operating in China
• Identifying cultural red flags
• How to incorporate these risks into your compliance programme
• Integrating risk management and compliance management

1040 Networking Refreshment Break

1110 Starting your Anti-Bribery Programme
• What are the main features of any programme?
• What are the essential areas to consider when building a China-specific programme
• How to change behaviour and get your business teams involved

1140 When is a Bribe Not a Bribe in China? Identifying & Dealing with
Bribery Demands
• How to recognise a facilitating payment – what does it include?
• How to distinguish between a bribe and a reasonable payment
• What is permitted under Chinese Law and FCPA?

1210 Special State-Owned-Company Focus: Identifying & Dealing with Bribes
• How to recognise a bribe
• Declining a bribe
• What and when should you report to the PRC enforcement agencies
• The implications of accepting a bribe: What triggers a PRC investigation, what international involvement is obtained from other jurisdictions, how do they build a case?

1240 Lunch

1400 Roundtables (45 mins)
1) Government: What Represents 'Government' & Where is the Line Drawn?
2) Anti-Corruption Compliance in Health Care Sector
3) Anti-Corruption Compliance in Energy, Oil & Gas Sectors

1445 Refreshments

1505 Roundtables (45 mins)
or 4) Managing Anti-Bribery Documentation to be able to Prove
Compliance at Any Time
5) Anti-Corruption Compliance in Financial Services Sector

1550 Refreshments

1610 Roundtables (45 mins)
6) Setting up Accounting Controls for Compliance with FCPA and China’s Accounting System
7) Anti-Corruption Compliance in Manufacturing Sector
8) Anti-Corruption Compliance in Technology / Telecom Sectors

1655 Close of Day One

Thursday 22 October 2009
Day Two: Main Conference Programme

0830 Registration & Coffee

0900 Opening Remarks from Conference Chairperson

0910 PANEL SESSION: When to Disclose to the Chinese & US Regulators
• When should you disclose a potential violation to the US Regulators?
• Is there an advantage to early disclosure?
• Disclosing to the Chinese Regulators
• Lessons from the cases
• The extent of cross-border cooperation between Regulators

0950 Protecting Your Company from Third-Party Risk in China: What Every Compliance Officer Should Know
• What internal controls should a company have in place to protect itself third-party risk?
• How does in-house counsel mitigate the company’s exposure from a rogue employee bribing a Government Official?
• What compliance procedures do the U.S. Government expect every company to have in place?
• What is managed compliance? Why is it so critical to mitigating a company’s exposure?
• What are comprehensive risk mitigation ("CRM”) procedures?
• How do CRM procedures reduce risk to FCPA, local anti-corruption laws, anti-money laundering, export control and sanctions and anti-fraud?

1030 Effectively Auditing & Monitoring Your Compliance Programme
• Where and when to start your audit programme
• How to decide when to do the audit externally
• Working with the Internal Audit department

1110 Networking Refreshment Break

1140 Conducting Due Diligence on Third Parties: Resellers, Distributors & Agents
• Common red flags in China to be aware of
• Lessons learnt from recent cases on third party due diligence
• Putting together a practical policy on selection and due diligence
• Document management

1200 Controlling Hospitality & Travel for Officials in China
• How to develop a simple and flexible policy that works in China
• Balancing legal risks and business needs
• How much is ‘too much’? Do you set a dollar limit?
• Basic rules and examples to implement
• Lessons from recent cases

1240 Lunch

1400 Managing a Corruption Investigation in China
• Knowing when to investigate
• Minimising the impact on the business
• When and what to disclose
• Maintaining privilege and other legal rights
• Managing relationships effectively

1440 Remediating After a Crisis & Dealing with the Aftermath of an Investigation
• What should you do after investigating a violation?
• What are the immediate and long term remediation steps that should be completed?
• Ensuring that all problems are addressed
• Putting a corrective plan into action: terminations, disclosure and training
• How to document and track remediation efforts

1520 Networking Refreshment Break

1550 Working with Compliance Monitors
• The role of the compliance monitor and the scope of their authority
• Living with a compliance monitor

1630 PANEL SESSION: Making your Global Compliance Policy Work in China: Training & Communication with Employees & Business Partners
• Establishing your corporate culture: how does a ‘global’ culture work in China?
• Ensuring the compliance message comes from the ‘top’
• Gaining employee buy-in
• Best-practice training techniques
• Managing the relationship with business partners and ensuring they buy-in to your compliance culture

1700 Round-up and Close of Conference

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