Ethical Corporation: BP, Siemens & HSBC Discuss the Latest Anti?Corruption, Ethics and Compliance Issues in London

When it comes to contributing to the global fight against corruption, the UK has been criticised as ´lagging behind´ and ´lacking political will´ according to a recent report by Transparency International.

So far there has been zero corruption cases filed since the UK entered the OECD convention nearly 10 years ago. However, recent international regulatory pressure and a change in leadership at the SFO is likely to mean a significant change in pace.

A recent study by Platinum Sponsor PricewaterhouseCoopers revealed that amongst the 390 senior executives surveyed, "More than 70% believe a better understanding of corruption will help them compete more effectively, make better decisions, improve corporate social responsibility and enter new markets."

The UK Anti–corruption Summit will bring together over 30 expert speakers from the likes of Novartis, Tyco, BT and BAE Systems who will share practical experience and knowledge with over 150 professionals.

Also joining them will be leading authorities such as the UK Serious Fraud Office, UK Government Department of Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, and the US Department of Justice.

Essential topics, such as how to set up a global compliance programme, managing corruption in emerging markets, and developing an effective gift and hospitality policy, are among many that feature on the agenda - the result of months of focused research with industry experts.

For more information on this event, and to see the latest agenda and speaker line–up, visit www.ethicalcorp.com/ukethics.

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