Global Ethics Summit

Global Ethics Summit

Dow Jones and Ethisphere Institute are teaming up to present the 2010 Global Ethics Summit on February 23-24, 2010 at the Grand Hyatt New York City.

I just confirmed that I will be attending, thanks to an offer from the event’s organizers.

“In an effort to help companies deal with anti-corruption compliance and other significant issues, Dow Jones and Ethisphere Institute are teaming up to present the 2010 Global Ethics Summit.  The event will offer participants the opportunity to gain critical and timely insight into the challenging facets of conducting business successfully and ethically.  The event will bring together government and regulatory officials, FCPA attorneys and consultants, NGOs and nonprofit directors, corporate compliance officers and other top executives.  Attendees will get insight on the rulings and legislative changes that are shaping corporate compliance.  They’ll also receive an in-depth and multi-faceted learning experience that encourages the sharing of best practices for navigating an increasingly complex and daunting global corporate legal landscape.”

They have a good-looking agenda:

  • Compliance 2010 – What’s Next?
  • Doing More with Less: Compliance During Tough Economic Times
  • Global Insights into the Anti-Corruption Landscape
  • Training a Diverse Workforce: Best Practices
  • Transparency –What, How Much and When?
  • When the Government Comes Knocking: Trends and Tips for Dealing with Regulators and Enforcement Officials
  • Telling the CEO No
  • Picking Your Partners
  • Emerging Markets – Opportunities, Challenges and Obligations

and a good line-up of speakers:

  • Brackett Denniston, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, General Electric
  • Andy Hinton, Chief Compliance Officer & Associate General Counsel, Google
  • Georg Kell, Executive Director, United Nations Global Compact
  • Genie Gavenchak, Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer & Deputy General Counsel, News Corp.
  • Grace Renbarger, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Dell Computer
  • Nan Stout, VP, Business Ethics, Staples
  • … and many others

If you are interested in attending I can offer you a 15% discount on regular conference fees, available by registering online ( with the code “GES10P”.

I also need to disclose that they gave me a pass to attend as a media sponsor of the event. You can see Compliance Building listed as a media sponsor. In exchange, I’m writing a few blog posts leading up to the summit and will be live-blogging from it.

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