Individual charges are being laid. Are your organization’s anti-corruption controls adequate?

“A Canadian businessman ‘targeted’ prominent Indian officials with $450,000 U.S. in bribes in a failed bid-rigging plot to win an airline security contract, an Ottawa judge ruled Thursday. … [This] is the first person convicted under Canada’s foreign anti-corruption law ….The conviction can carry a sentence of up to 14 years in prison.”

– Ottawa Citizen, August 15, 2013

Between the Charbonneau Commission and news stories like the one quoted above, Canadians are currently inundated with news about companies that have been caught up in corrupt practices either abroad or inside Canada.

While some of the problems in Québec appear to be the result of pervasive infiltration of public contracting by organized crime, that’s certainly not always the case. Some of the companies prosecuted have found problems that were entirely created by previous owners or rogue contractors overseas.

The Canadian Institute’s 3rd Annual Anti-Corruption Compliance will provide you with the tools and strategies you need in order to remain compliant and to deal with any legacy problems that may arise.

Attend this event and you will:

  • Find out how the recent amendments have changed the landscape for enforcement and compliance
  • Hear from the new Chief Compliance Officer of SNC-Lavalin
  • Understand how new rules could prevent companies and their subsidiaries from bidding on public-sector projects
  • Obtain guidance on protecting your organization when acquiring companies.
  • Get detailed strategies on navigating the tricky areas of gifts/hospitality and vetting third parties
  • Learn best practices to protect the board and senior officers and avoid reputational risk.

And much more!

For individuals new to this area of compliance, there’s an intensive pre-conference workshop, Anti-Corruption 101, that will give you a strong grounding in the applicable legal framework. Also back by popular demand is a special workshop for auditors that will teach you how to test compliance systems and identify irregularities.

Register now by calling The Canadian Institute toll-free at 1-877-927-7936, faxing the registration form to 1-877-927-1563 or registering online to secure your spot.

We look forward to seeing you at the event in February!