|10:00am-10:30am||Registration and Networking|
|10:30am-10:40am||Welcoming Remarks and Data Insights|
|10:40am-11:35am||FCPA and the Renewed ABC Struggle
After a decline of FCPA enforcement activity over the last few years, 2016 saw a resurgence of regulatory involvement and the biggest spike in enforcement actions since 2009. And yet, according to a 2016 survey published by Ethisphere, organizations feel as prepared as they have ever been to address FCPA, anti-bribery and corruption (ABC) issues at their organization. The tension is again palpable on matters related to ABC, and third party activity is often the source of disconnect. Will ISO 37001 force companies to look at bribery through a different lens than before? How must companies re-engage their networks now to share best practices, further eradicate improper activity and address issues now to avoid seeing the numbers continue to rise?
|11:35am-12:30pm||Mitigating Data Threats and the Need for Third Party Collaboration
The level of sophistication and the variety of threats to company information and security continues to grow. Among these are outside intrusions using third parties as a conduit to improperly and unlawfully exercise control and expose the company and its relationships to significant risk. With the need to share certain data and information with third parties as an essential part of the business flow, collaboration has never been more important to safeguard all parties involved. This diverse panel will share how companies are working with third parties to exercise greater control, assess vulnerabilities and streamline protective measures.
|1:30pm-2:25pm||M&A and the Third Party Impact on Due Diligence
M&A activity is essential to the growth model for any business, but growth is always risky. As deals come together risks are always inherited, many of which come in the form of third party activity of either the buyer, the target or both. So what is an acceptable level of risk? How can compliance leadership best balance the assessment of the anticipated risks and those not as easily identified during the due diligence process? This session will share next practices in pre- and post-acquisition as well as preserving integrity in the integration.
|2:25pm-3:20pm||The Fake News Foe: Emerging Intrusions on Company Reputation
What began as a political “topic du jour” has now spread like a virus to business activity with reckless disregard for commercial impact. Just like election campaigners and government leaders have been plagued, so too now are business leaders. Organizations of any variety are vulnerable and so is the stock for publicly traded companies. There are third parties that we need and there are clearly third parties that we don’t. The fake news sources are among the latter and companies are now forced to address the monitoring and the protecting of reputation in a new way. There are very real lessons out there in this era of fake news, but how long do we expect this era to last? What are companies doing now to address swiftly and how do legal, compliance & ethics officers need to prepare?
|3:20pm-3:30pm||Recap and Closing Remarks|