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Member Events

TRACE Forum

THE PREMIER ANTI-BRIBERY BENCHMARKING AND BEST PRACTICES SHARING EVENT

The TRACE Forum brings member companies together annually to exchange best practices and discuss compliance trends. Held in Washington, D.C., the event provides senior compliance professionals with the opportunity to reconnect with peers, build new relationships and learn from one another. Key enforcement officials from the U.S. Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission, senior compliance executives, anti-bribery practitioners and TRACE experts convene at the TRACE Forum to discuss the latest compliance challenges and how to effectively respond.

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.


TRACE European Forum

EFFECTIVELY RESPOND TO THE CHANGING EUROPEAN REGULATORY LANDSCAPE

We are pleased to announce the TRACE European Forum, developed to better accommodate our growing community of European Member Companies and in response to the increased focus on corporate compliance programs in Europe. Like the TRACE Forum, held annually in Washington, D.C., the European Forum provides our member companies in the region with a yearly platform to share best practices, address new compliance challenges and hear from regulators. 

Dates: 7-9 November 2018 
Location: London, England 
Venue: TBD
Complimentary for TRACE Members* 
Agenda is under development.

TASA candidates may earn up to 5 credits for attending the TRACE European Forum. 

Representatives of TRACE Member companies attend the TRACE European Forum free of charge. Pre-registration is required and is limited to one representative per company. Additional representatives will be added to our waiting list.

 

Anti-Bribery Workshops

IN-PERSON TRAINING FOR YOUR EMPLOYEES AND THIRD PARTIES WORLDWIDE

TRACE workshops are held internationally throughout the year and provide member companies with the opportunity to train local employees and third parties on anti-bribery fundamentals and best practices. Speakers include senior compliance and business executives from multinational companies, as well as small and medium-sized enterprises, TRACE Partner Firms and TRACE experts. 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 free of charge.

TASA candidates may earn up to 3 credits for attending a TRACE workshop.

Registration is initially limited to 2 representatives per company. Additional representatives may attend if space allows.

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
  • September 19, 2016 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2017 Workshops

  • 13 February - Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 22 May - Beijing, China
  • 21 September - São Paulo, Brazil

2018 Workshops

  • 1 March - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • 15 May - Mexico City, Mexico

 

Presentations from these events are available in the Training / Workshop Presentation section of the members-only Resource Center.

Upcoming Workshops:

 
Mexico City, Mexico
 

 

Member Webinars 

How to Promote Transparency and Inspire Ethical Behavior

Date: 26 April 2018
Time: 12:00 pm EST 
Speaker: Kimberly Kaminski, Vice President & Chief Ethics Officer at BAE Systems Inc.; Patricia Byrne, VP & Associate General Counsel for International Compliance at BAE Systems Inc. 

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Webinars are offered to TRACE Members through 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 www.traceinternational.org/accreditation.

The Global Anti-Bribery In-House Network (GAIN)

STAY AHEAD OF REGULATORY AND ENFORCEMENT DEVELOPMENTS WORLDWIDE 

Held every second year in a different world capital, the Global Anti-Bribery In-House Network brings together TRACE Member Companies and Partner Firms to discuss corruption risks and enforcement trends around the world.



Dates: 25-26 April 2018
Location: Berlin, Germany
Venue: Hotel Adlon Kempinski
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GAIN Registration Details

TRACE Partner Law Firms and TRACE member companies attend free of charge. Registration is initially limited to one representative per company or partner law firm. 

 

Roundtables

ADVANCED DISCUSSIONS ON COMPLIANCE BEST PRACTICES

Throughout the year, TRACE hosts complimentary senior-level roundtables in the U.S. and worldwide. Roundtables are led by a senior TRACE representative and offer TRACE members the opportunity to discuss compliance challenges and solutions with their peers in a small group setting.

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 a roundtable please write to workshop@traceinternational.org.

Roundtable Topics

Attendees are invited to submit discussion topics and questions in advance of roundtables by writing to workshop@traceinternational.org.

  • Anti-bribery regulatory and enforcement developments

  • Risk-based third party due diligence – global standards and best practices
  • Compliance program enhancements – how to keep up with evolving standards

  • Other discussion topics include training and communications, gifts and hospitality, risk assessments, sponsorship and donations, and effective internal controls 

Upcoming Roundtables:
 


Minneapolis, Minnesota

Houston, Texas
   

TRACE GDPR Roundtable

The General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) will take effect next month. This expansive regulation will not only impact data protection procedures, as currently drafted, it will have a significant impact on how companies can collect, transmit and store information about third parties in Europe. At the end of 2017, TRACE authored a position paper advocating for a legislative solution to the GDPR’s potential obstacles in Article 10 to anti-bribery due diligence. Since then we have made other considerable efforts to communicate our concerns to government officials both in the U.S. and in Europe with the goal of balancing the important but competing goals of privacy and transparency.
 
Join us on Wednesday, 2 May 2018 in Washington D.C. to learn more about these initiatives and to benchmark your GDRP compliance efforts with those of other companies. This is a unique opportunity to discuss your most pressing due diligence and data protection questions before GDPR takes effect 25 May 2018. The roundtable will be limited to 20 people to encourage discussion and will be followed by a complimentary networking reception.  View the agenda.

If you are responsible for GDPR and/or anti-bribery compliance at your company and wish to attend, please write to workshop@traceinternational.org with your name, title, company affiliation and contact information. If there’s a specific question you would like addressed at the roundtable, please include it in your email request.