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UPCOMING EVENTS

 


  • October 16-17, 2009: Regional Workshop on Parliamentary Oversight in the Arab Region, Beirut, Lebanon. The workshop aims to build consensus amongst Arab parliamentarians around what constitutes better practice for parliamentary oversight in the Arab region. This activity will also act as the start of a process for developing standards/benchmarks related to parliamentary oversight in the broader Arab region. rstapenhurst@worldbank.org and www.worldbank.org/wbi 


  • October 17-18, 2009: Transparency International Annual Membership Meeting, Berlin, Germany.  The conference will gather some 300 participants representing TI National Chapters and National contacts, Individual Members, TI Advisory Council members and staff from the International Secretariat.  The agenda is still being developed. scutzach@transparency.org and www.transparency.org 


  • October 22-23, 2009: Corruption and Human Rights Conference, Maastricht, Netherlands. This two-day conference aims to bring together researchers in various disciplines to further examine the links between corruption and human rights. It will host several keynote speakers as well as six workshops. Held by the Centre for Human Rights of Maastricht University. humanrights@law.unimaas.nl and www.respondanet.com 


  • November 2-3, 2009: Corporate Governance & Responsibility - Road Map for the Future, Forum 2009, Dead Sea, Jordan. The forum is intended to be a regional initiative, and will include participants from numerous MENA region countries from both the public and private sector. arwa@schematt.com and www.cgforum.com 


  • November 2-4, 2009: Regional Consultations on the Role of Business in Promoting Good Governance Jointly with OECD, Jordan. WBI will organize a consultation session with business leaders, as part of a broad event organized within the MENA-OECD Responsible Business Network. The focus will be to strengthen business' efforts to address regional challenges, including, among them the lack of good governance.  WBI is a core member of the network along with CIPE and TI. dpetkoski@worldbank.org and www.worldbank.org/wbi 


  • Regional Seminar with UN ESCWA on Doha Round Trade Negotiations. Lebanon. WBI will participate in and contribute to the organized by UN ESCWA 3-day long workshop aimed at Middle East trade negotiations. gzanini@worldbank.org and www.worldbank.org/wbi 


  • November 7, 2009, Global Forum on Fighting Corruption & Safeguarding Integrity. Doha, Qatar. Qatar will be hosting The Global Forum VI (GFVI) on Fighting Corruption and Safeguarding Integrity, centered on the theme: Strength and unity, working together against corruption.  Discussions will be focuses on the following five themes: Role of Legislature, Offices of Prosecution and Judiciary; Creating a Culture of Integrity; Public Private Partnership in Procurement; Need for Reforms in Public and Private Sector, and; Global Financial Crisis and Corruption - Due Diligence in the Financial Sector. www.gf6.pp.gov.qa 


  • November 11-12, 2009: TBLI Conference Europe 2009, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. This is the largest annual global networking and learning event on Economic, Social, and Governance (ESG) Investing of Europe and Asia.  This event is intended for all professionals from the investment and business community. It is a two-day event in which the world's leaders on sustainability network, exchange information and ideas on the latest developments in screening, auditing, reporting, ESG and SRI analysis, corporate citizenship, indexes, and research.  info@tbli.org and www.tbliconference.com 


  • November 17-18 2009: 22nd National Conference on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Washington D.C., Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center.  This conference will be attended by seasoned corporate FCPA compliance executives. top Government officials and FCPA attorneys. www.fcpaconference.com 


  • November 26, 2009: Round-table on Business-led collective action as a tool to promote governance update, Morocco. The round-table will be organized as a side event to the MENA-OECD Ministerial Conference.  This session will focus on introducing business leaders - and other stake-holder groups - to the concept of business-led collective action as a successful tool for fighting corruption and promoting governance. dpetkoski@worldbank.org and www.worldbank.org/wbi 


  • December 1-3, 2009: High-level Conference on MNA Countries in the 21st Century, Tunisia. The main objectives of the conference are to: (i) help client countries strengthen the conceptualization, formulation and implementation of coherent knowledge-economy strategies; (ii) facilitate knowledge exchange and peer-to-peer learning on knowledge economy strategies for stake-holders from the public and private sectors; (iii) encourage regional collaboration and possibly build a Community of Practice in Arab countries on the knowledge economy.  klarsen@worldbank.org and www.worldbank.org/wbi 


  • December 7-11. 2009: Training-of-Trainers' Course on Services Trade for MNA Countries with Cairo University. WBI will draw upon the content already embedded in its established global services trade course and will further invest in customizing such content to the needs of the MNA target audiences working in conjunction with Cairo University. gzanini@worldbank.org and www.worldbank.org/wbi 


 

RECENT & PAST EVENTS:

 

  • November 27-28, 2007: MENA-OECD Investment Ministerial Meeting and Business Forum . Cairo, Egypt. Organized by OECD in cooperation with the Ministry of Investment of Egypt and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). patrice.dubus@oecd.org and www.oecd.org/mena

  • November 29, 2007: Governance for Development (GfD) Steering Group Meeting at Ministerial Level.  Cairo , Egypt . Organized by UNDP-OECD, in cooperation with the Ministry of State for Administrative Development of Egypt. Arkan.El-Seblani@undp.org and www.undp-pogar.org

  • December 13, 2007: Corporate Governance in Business Associations.  Beirut, Lebanon. Organized by the LTA, in cooperation with the Lebanon Corporate Governance Task Force (LCGTF), the Lebanese Businessmen Association (RDCL) and the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE). info@transparency-lebanon.org and www.transparency-lebanon.org

  • January 24-25, 2008: Integrity and Trust in Government:  Santiago, Chile. Global Forum organized by the Directorate for Public Governance & Territorial Development, OECD. gov.contact@oecd.organd www.oecd.org

  • January 28-29, 2008: Anti-Corruption: Minimizing your Company's Risk in an Era of Increased International Law Enforcement:  Frankfurt, Germany. Conference which addresses how to build a value-based anti-corruption programme. List of speakers includes Dr. Hans-Peter Bauer, Board member of the Basel Institute on Governance. sales@c5-online.comand www.c5-online.com/anticorruption.

  • January 28-February 1, 2008: 2nd Session of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption:  Bali International Convention Center, Nusa Dua, Indonesia. www.csp2indonesia.org

  • February 3rd, 2008: Strategy Meeting with Corporate Governance Steering Committee of Bahrain:  Manama, Bahrain. Facilitated by the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) and the Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP). Hosted by the Ministry of Industry and Commerce. mkortbawi@cipe.organd www.cipe.org

  • February 3-5, 2008: Fourth Global Congress on Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy:  Mina A'Salam Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE. Organized by the WCO and Dubai Customs, convened by Interpol, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) through its BASCAP Initiative, the International Trademark Association (INTA) and the International Security Management Association (ISMA). jerome.auchere@iccwbo.organd www.ccapcongress.net

  • February 6th, 2008: Conference on "Building a Corporate Governance Framework for Yemen" with key stakeholders from the public and private sector.  Sana'a, Yemen. Organized by the Yemen Businessmen Club (YBC) and CIPE in cooperation with the Hawkamah Institute and the Global Corporate Governance Forum. mkortbawi@cipe.organd www.cipe.org

  • February 10, 2008: Training Workshop for members of a New Corporate Governance Task Force.  Sana'a, Yemen. Organized by the Yemen Businessmen Club (YBC) and CIPE in cooperation with the Global Corporate Governance Forum. mkortbawi@cipe.organd www.cipe.org

  • February 14-15, 2008: Regional Capacity Building Seminar on the Practice of Human Resource Management in OECD Countries: Challenges and Lessons learnt.  Tunis, Tunisia. Organized by the Good Governance for Development in Arab Countries Initiative, OECD. carlos.conde@oecd.organd www.oecd.org

  • February 16th, 2008: Workshop: "Building Corporate Governance Taskforce in Oman:"   Oman. CIPE is collaborating with the Lebanese Transparency Association to develop the workshop which will include stakeholders from the public, private, civil society, and academic sectors. mkortbawi@cipe.organd www.cipe.org 

  • February 19-21, 2008: Corporate Governance Summit: Ensuring Transparency & Sustainability in Fast Growing Financial Markets:  Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), Dubai, UAE.  enquiry@iqpc.aeand www.iqpcevents.com

  • February 29, 2008: Journée OHADA et la lutte contre la corruption.  Basel, Switzerland. Organized by the Basel Institute on Governance, Direction du développement et de la coopération (DDC) SWISSCHAM-AFRICA, and Université de Bâle.  t.vogl@swisscham-africa.ch and www.baselgovernance.org


  • March 5, 2008: First Global Network Meeting on Privatisation and Corporate Governance of State-Owned Assets:   Paris, France. Taking place at the new OECD Conference Centre in Paris. The main focus of this meeting will be to review a draft of the Implementation guide for Transparency and Accountability in State Ownership, developed by the OECD Working Group on Privatisation and Corporate Governance of State Owned Assets. mathilde.mesnard@oecd.organd www.oecd.org


  • March 5-7, 2008: Fraud & Corruption Summit 2008: 'The Polar Star'/Polstjärnan:  Stockholm, Sweden. Chaired by Graham Joscelyne, Managing Director of Joscelyne & Associates, Inc. & Chairman, Audit Committee for the UN World Food Programme, Former Auditor General, World Bank Group (U.S). mis@mistieurope.comand www.mistieurope.com/fraud

  • March 8-11, 2008: Director Development Programme for Omani Listed Companies : Muscat, Oman. A Development Programme aimed to develop a new cadre of practitioners and Corporate Governance experts that would help to lead the way towards a greater Corporate Governance in the region's board rooms. info@hawkamah.organd www.hawkamah.org

  • March 11-12, 2008: Seminar on Corporate Governance Issues in Islamic Finance . Bahrain. Hosted by the Central Bank of Bahrain and jointly organized by the World Bank and the Global Corporate Governance Forum, the seminar aims to highlight various corporate governance issues relevant to Islamic financial services industry & share insights into several initiatives that have  been carried out by the IFSB in promoting good governance practices. puteri@ifsb.organd www.ifc.org

  • March 16-17, 2008: An Introduction to Board and Corporate Governance: Amman, Jordan. In conjunction with the International Financial Centre (IFC), and initiated by the Hawkamah Institute of Directors (HIOD), aimed to train current and potential directors in the region for the challenges of good corporate governance.  info@hawkamah.organd www.hawkamah.org 

  • March 16-18th, 2008: The 9th Annual Gulf Regional Audit Conference. Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sheikh Maktoum Hall. Dubai, UAE. Hosted by the Institute of Internal Auditors - UAE Chapter, with chief guest H.E Eng. Sultan bi Saeed Al Mansoori, Minister of Economy.  andrea@orangerie.aeand www.iiadubai.org

  • March 18-20, 2008: Corporate Governance and Responsibility Forum. Kuwait. www.cgrforum.com

  • March 19-20, 2008: Director Development Programme: Practical Tools for Strategic Guidance and Managerial Oversight. Dubai, UAE. info@hawkamah.organd www.hawkamah.org

  • March 26, 2008: L'institut Arabe des Chefs d'Enterprise (IACE) Focus Group # 9, Enhancing Corporate Governance in Family-Owned Enterprises. Tunis, Tunisia. Address different areas of corporate governance. mkortbawi@cipe.organd www.cipe.org

  • March 27-29, 2008: International Conference on e-Administration. Bangkok, Thailand. Focuses on issues of e-governance and administrative issues. Hosted by International Business Academics Consortium (IBAC), Knowledge Association of Taiwan (KAT), and Faculty of Commerce and Accountancy. twhung@mail.usc.edu.twand www.e-case.org  





  • May 2008: Leadership Programme in Global Governance for Senior Government Officials from Algeria: Geneva, Switzerland. Organized by the CASIN Programme for Government, Governance, and Leadership. os@casin.chand www.casin.ch

  • May 4-5, 2008: Corporate Fraud Control Training: Le Meridien Dubai, Dubai, UAE. Building winning Fraud Control strategies through proactive approaches and investigation techniques. bernadinem@marcusevanskl.comand www.marcusevans.com


  • May 25-26, 2008: 3rd Annual Middle East Anti-Money Laundering Forum. Bahrain (TBA) Detailing a comprehensive outlook towards updating AML frameworks of the future, as well as a full spectrum of money laundering techniques across all financial and non-financial industries. bernadinem@marcusevanskl.comand www.marcusevans.com 

  • May 26-29, 2008: GCC Fraud Summit, 2008: Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai, UAE. Hosted by the International Quality and Productivity Center in partnership with Fraud Watch and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. enquiry@iqpc.aeand www.fraudsummitme.com

  • June 2008: Professional Programme in Global Governance for Junior Diplomats from Algeria:  Geneva, Switzerland. Organized by the CASIN Programme for Government, Governance, and Leadership. os@casin.chand www.casin.ch

  • June 5-6, 2008: Business Ethics and Anti-Corruption Strategies. Brussels, Belgium. Mitigate potential risks through strong programmes, promote good governance to avoid non-compliance and extra financial burden. elisabethm@marcusevanscz.comand www.marcusevans.com

  • June 17-18, 2008: CIVICUS Participatory Governance Conference . Glasgow, Scotland. Primary target participants will include leading practitioners from both civil society and government who are actively involved in promoting citizen participation in governance processes. info@civicus.organd www.civicus.org

  • June 18-19, 2008: Regional Capacity Building Seminar on Administrative Simplification -- Overcoming Barriers to Implementation. Cairo, Egypt. Held by the Governance for Development in the Arab Countries Initiative.

  • June 23-25, 2008: Governance and Risk Management in the Public Sector: The Hyatt, Rosebank, South Africa. Exploring a range of topics related to governance in the public sector. www.iir-training.co.za

  • June 24-28, 2008: Global Governance for Sustainable Development: The Need for Policy Coherence and New Partnerships: 12th EADI General Conference: Geneva, Switzerland. Will present development experts and their associates in the developing regions on dramatic global challenges and on possible policy options or governance models to meet these challenges. Hosted by the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. gc2008@eadi.organd www.eadi.org

  • June 25, 2008: Corporate Governance Managerial Forum. Tunis, Tunisia. IACE is holding a  national forum to launch its corporate governance guidelines for owners and manageres of family-owned businesses. The Forum follows a series of focus groups that IACE has held to develop the guidelines and will include local representatives from the public, private, and media sectors as well as international experts. mkortbawi@cipe.organd www.cipe.org

  • June 30-July 3: Training of Trainers (TOT) on Corporate Governance. Tunis, Tunisia. CIPE and L'Institut  Arabe des Chefs d'Entreprises (IACE). This targeted training workshop will work with 10-12 corporate governance experts in Tunisia to develop the skills and methodology to train directors on corporate governance. mkortbawi@cipe.organd www.cipe.org

  • June 30-July 9, 2008: CEU Summer University Course on "Integrity Reform - Strategies and Approaches:" Budapest, Hungary. Addresses critically the challenges of integrity reforms and strategic corruption control. varghak@ceu.huand www.sun.ceu.hu

  • July 3-5, 2008: World Justice Forum. Vienna, Austria. Daniel Kaufmann from the World Bank to present paper at global event on Rule of Law organized by the American Bar Association's World Justice Project Research Program. wjp@staff.abanet.organd www.abanet.org

  • July 20, 2008: Value Added Corporate Governance. Dubai, UAE. Hawkamah invites you to a workshop that introduces EVA, the international standard for calculating shareholder value. Created by Stern Stewart and Co., the leading international consultancy for value management, EVA (Economic Value Added) is used by many global companies as a financial management platform and incentive compensation system. Speakers include Dr. Nasser Saidi, Executive Director of Hawkamah as well as Erik Stern, President of Stern Stewart International. info@hawkamah.organd www.hawkamah.org

  • July 22, 2008: "Fighting Corruption Through Collective Action - A Guide for Business" Webcast.  Online. Grant Thronton LLP's invites you to a free, groundbreaking webcast to introduce the World Bank Institute's new Web portal and toolkit on "Fighting Corruption Through Collective Action - A Guide for Business." The manual and web portal was developed by the collaborative efforts of WBI, United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), Global Advice Network, Transparency International, Siemens, and Grant Thornton. http://university.learnlivetech.com/gtt


  • July 31, 2008: Launch of the Anti-Corruption Learning Network. Premier Hotel, Arcadia, Pretoria South Africa. An initiative aimed at bringing together anti-corruption practitioners in the public sector with the view to share experiences, lessons learnt and other good practices in the fight against corruption. www.dpsa.co.za


  • August 5, 2008: PLI/Ethisphere Compliance Series - Global Perspectives on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA): The Middle East.  Online. Sponsored by the Ethisphere Council and the Practising Law Institute. Hosting a 12-part FCPA web series - each session will have an issue-related focus or will be devoted to the unique challenges of FCPA compliance and enforcement in different global arenas. erussell@ethisphere.comand www.ethisphere.com

  • September 7-10, 2008: 10th Annual Corporate Governance Conference. Fairmont Empress Hotel, Victoria B.C. Participants are provided with an opportunity to receive relevant and up-to-date information about the changing face of corporate governance both nationally and globally. info@cscs.organd www.cscs.org


  • September 14-17, 2008: SCCE Conference:  Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers, Chicago, IL. 7th Annual Compliance and Ethics Institute. www.complianceethicsinstitute.org

  • September 15, 2008: Hawkamah Workshop Series: Integrity and Compliance. Conference Centre, Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), Dubai, UAE. A workshop on integrity and compliance introduced by Dr. Nasser Saidi, Executive Director of the Hawkamah Institute of Corporate Governance and presented by Ken Meyer, Vice President, Integrity and Compliance at GE Infrastructure. The workshop builds on Hawkamah's previous programmes aimed at promoting Corporate Governance, especially the seminar on Integrity and Ethics programme jointly conducted by Hawkamah and SII. info@hawkamah.organd www.hawkamah.org

  • September 21-23, 2008. Parliamentary Indicators and Benchmarks - International Seminar and Workshop. Brisbane, Australia. WBI and Griffith University's Politics and Public Policy Deparment organize an international seminar and workshop which focuses on developing parliamentary indicators and benchmarks with the aim of developing a generally accepted framework to measure parliamentary performance. fstapenhurst@worldbank.org

  • September 22, 2008: PLI Conference: PLI New York Center, New York, NY. Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Sixth Annual). membership@pli.edu and www.pli.edu


  • October 6-8, 2008: 2nd Annual European Anti-corruption Summit. The Hague, Netherlands. The conference looks at how to mitigate corporate corruption risk through effective ethics and compliance management. In collaboration with representatives of the World Bank and the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE). ross.vincent@ethicalcorp.comand www.ethicalcorp.com

  • October 8-10, 2008: 3rd International CSR-Conference 'Corporate Responsibility and Governance. Berlin, Germany. Institute of Management Forum Business & Society Humboldt-Universitat. Aimed at practitioners, scientists, government representatives, NGOs and other organizations in an effort to discuss new challenges, survery the current research, and to find joint solutions. schwerk@wiwi.hu-berlin.de and www.wiwi.hu-berlin.de 

  • October 23, 2008: Company Secretary Workshop: Essential Company Secretarial Practices in Corporate Governance. Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel, Dubai UAE. The aim of this workshop is to develop the essential knowledge and skills required to ensure that the Board practices are effective and are benchmarked against best international practice. info@hawkamah.organd www.hawkamah.org


  • October 30-November 2, 2008: 13th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC):  Athens, Greece. Hosted by the Greek Government and Transparency International's national chapter in Greece. This conference will survey the role of corruption and governance in social, political, economic, and environmental spheres, and will look at the role of corruption and governance in defining the quality of life for people across the global, today and tomorrow. iacc@transparency.org, info@13iacc.org


  • November 6, 2008: UAE Nationals' Corporate Ethics Building Conference. Dubai, UAE. The "UAE Nationals' Corporate Ethics Conference" will cover all facets of ethics and compliance management in major UAE public and private sector organizations. It will examine UAE Nationals' corporate ethics management practices and their relationship to organizational success. info@datamatixgroup.comand www.datamatixgroup.com


  • November 9-10, 2008: Hawkamah Annual Regional Conference. Ritz Carlton Sharq Village & Spa Doha, Qatar. Designed to promote knowledge transfer and the development of sound and efficient financial markets and banking systems. info@hawkamah.org and www.hawkamah.org


  • November 10-13, 2008: Corporate Ethics & FCPA Compliance. Hyatt Regency, Dubai, UAE. Implementary Robust Anti-Bribery Policies to Ensure Compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and Regional Laws. Corporate Ethics and FCPA Compliance will tackle similar issues of the Anti-Corruption Asia Summit, for the burgeoning Gulf region, but will focus more on how to build a culture of Ethics and devolve this through the organization, with special attention being paid to anti-corruption compliance.  www.gulfethics.com


  • November 17-20, 2008: 3rd Global Conference of Parliamentarians Against Corruption. Kuwait City, Kuwait. Focuses on the role of parliamentarians in the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) and its effective implementation and oversight. campbme@gopacnetwork.organd www.gopacnetwork.org 

  • November 18-19, 2008: 20th National Conference: Foreign Corrupt Practices Act -- The Premier Legal and Regulatory Anti-Corruption Compliance Event. Washington D.C., Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center on the Potomac National Harbor, MD. www.iqpc.com



  • Fall 2008: Capacity Building Programme for Algerian Magistrates and Justice Professionals : Organized by the CASIN Programme for Government, Governance, and Leadership. More details to come. os@casin.ch and www.casin.ch


  • February 11, 2009, 10-11am: United States Institute for Peace, Improving Public Financial Management to Enhance Aid Effectiveness. Washington D.C. Analyzes the importance of strong public financial management systems to ongoing attempts to increase development support. cmorris@usip.org and www.usip.org


  • February 16-18, 2009: Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), Doha Qatar.  This is an opportunity for stakeholders and supporters - governments civil society organizations, companies, investors and development organizations - to take stock of the benefits of the progress of the EITI. pvalverde@eitransparency.org and www.transparency.org


  • February 17, 2009: 2009 Integrity Awards Ceremony, London UK. Launched in 2000, the Integrity Awards honor the bravery of individual and organizations around the globe whose efforts are making a distinct difference in curbing corruption. The program's goal is to give greater recognition to the efforts of journalists, civil society activists, government and corporate whistleblowers who work to investigate and unmask corruption, often at great personal risk. Organized by Transparency International. integrityawards@transparency.org and www.transparency.org


  • February 19, 2009: Do Women Make a Difference in Parliamentary Politics? World Bank, Washington D.C. The conference examines the presence of women in parliamentary politics, and whether their representation is a development issue. This conference includes speaker is Shirin M. Rai, Director of the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick, discussant Leah Horowitz of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and Chair Doris Voorbraak, Senior Public Sector Specialist of the World Bank. mjira@worldbank.org and www.worldbank.org


  • February 20-21, 2009: 24th Meeting of one Interpol Group of Experts on Corruption, Good Governance, and Human Rights," Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. www.interpol.int


  • February 26th, 2009: Local Government Discretion and Accountability -  A Diagnostic Framework for Local Governance. The World Bank, Washington, D.C.  This seminar examines an analytical framework for studying the accountability implications of decentralization reform. It identifies the accountability implications of decentralization reforms and brings the supply and demand side together. mjira@worldbank.org and www.worldbank.org


  • February 26th, 2009: Global Integrity Report 2008. The World Bank, Washington, D.C.  The annual Global Integrity Report is a collection of national-level assessments of anticorruption and good governance mechanisms for countries around the world. Mr. Nathaniel Heller, Global Integrity's Managing Director will discuss key findings of the recently released Global Integrity Report: 2008, with assessments covering 57 countries. hqureshi@worldbank.org and www.worldbank.org  


  • March 5, 2009: Moving Forward with the Governance Reform Agenda, Good Governance for Development in Arab Countries Initiative, Cairo Egypt. www.oecd.org


  • March 11-12, 2009: Revision of the Stock of Legislation, Good Governance for Development in Arab Countries Initiative. Cairo, Egypt.  www.oecd.org


  • March 19-20, 2009: 3rd Annual Fraud and Corruption Summit 2009, Brussels, Belgium. The Basel Institute of Governance is holding its third annual conference, focusing on drilling down to the detection, prevention, and investigation of fraud, corruption, and related financial crime. amcpartlan@mistieurope.com and www.mistieurope.com


  • March 29-31, 2009: Second EUROSAI/ARABOSAI Conference, Paris France. The theme of this year's conference is "Contribution of the Supreme Audit Institutions to the modernization of the State." This conference is in cooperation with SAIs of both EUROSAI and ARABOSAI. www.rai-see.org


  • March 30-31, 2009: International Compliance and Ethics for the Oil and Gas Sector, London, UK. Implement robust ethical strategies to ensure pre-emptive anti-corruption and bribery measures within your global compliance program. This conference will include examples of best practice cases and roadmap developments for operating and conducting business in 'high risk' regions with insights from TNK-BP and Vetco Gray, and many more. enquire@iqpc.com and www.iqpc.com


  • March 30-April 1, 2009: Gulf Summit 2009 - Ethics, Governance, and Corporate Compliance, Dubai, UAE. This summit examines in detail the extent of fraud and corruption in the Gulf region with a focus on building internal governance structures to meet the demand of the challenging region. Issues covered include corporate governance, internal controls, bribery, corruption, compliance and business conduct, as well as detecting and preventing fraud and managing investigations, taking special consideration of recent high profile cases, government initiatives and how Gulf-based companies can improve transparency to be able to better partner with foreign companies. gtam@beaconevents.com and www.beaconevents.com


  • May 12-13, 2009: Dubai Summit on Implementing Effective Anti-Corruption Compliance in the Middle East. Dubai, UAE. C5 Group and American Conference Institute will discuss updates on the anti-bribery landscape in the GCC countries, the application and reach of the FCPA and how to implement robust anti-corruption policies in this environment. Speakers include an exceptional faculty of seasoned corporate ethics and compliance executives, senior attorneys, and government officials. www.americanconference.com


  • May 14-15, 2009: The 2nd Annual Global Anti-Corruption Summit USA. Sheraton Reston Hotel, Washington D.C. Addresses compliance and ethics issues with an international flavor, bringing together over 130 senior level executives to discuss the latest on the ever-evolving anti-corruption agenda. Speakers include Pascale Dubois from the World Bank, Nancy Boswell from Transparency International, and a representative from the U.S Department of Justice, among others.  http://www.ethicalcorp.com/globalethics/


  • May 15-17, 2009: The World Economic Forum on the Middle East, 2009, Dead Sea, Jordan. "Home Grown Strategies for Global Success." The region's foremost gathering of government, business, and civil society leaders. This meeting will focus on the role of the Middle East in addressing critical global challenges, ranging from systemic financial risk to resource management and political extremism. middleeast@weforum.org and www.weforum.org


  • May 25-27, 2009: Bahrain International eGovernment Forum. Manama, Bahrain.  This is a unique opportunity to learn from eGovernment practitioners and to investigate the GCC e-Government market. In partnership with the eGovernment Authority (EGA), Bahrain Information Technology Society (BITS), Bahrain Society of Engineers (BSE) and Bahrain Internet Society (BIS). info@egovforum.bh and www.egovforum.bh 


  • May 26-27, 2009: Symposium on Insolvency Laws and Creditor-Rights Systems. Abu Dhabi, UAE.  Jointly undertaken by Hawkamah, the World Bank, INSOL International and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in close collaboration and cooperation with authorities, lawyers and legal professionals in the region. info@hawkamah.org and www.hawkamah.org 


  • May 27-28, 2009: The Future of Anti-Corruption Law and Enforcement Conference, Brussels, Belgium. The German Ministry of Justice, the UK Serious Fraud Office, the Swiss Federal Department of Justice and Police and the US Department of Justice will speak at this conference, focusing on how the anti-corruption legal landscape is evolving in Europe. ross.vincent@ethicalcorp.com and www.ethicalcorp.com/eulegal


  • June 11-12, 2009: The Global Corporate Responsibility Reporting Summit, Brussels, Belgium.  This is a two-day conference for senior corporate responsibility and sustainability reporting executives. Speakers include senior level representatives from organizations such as Banco, Transparency International, and the Guardian newspaper.  andrew.quildan@ethicalcorp.com and www.ethicalcorp.com 


  • June 25-26, 2009, The Regional Workshop on "Supporting UNCAC Implementation: Programming Entry Points and Approaches for the Arab Region." Gammarth, Tunisia. The regional workshop will be held with the joint support of the UNDP's regional Programme on Governance in the Arab Region (POGAR), and the Democratic Governance Group (DGG) of the Bureau for Development Policy (BDP), and in coordination with UNDP Tunisia and the host government of the Republic of Tunisia


  • June 24-26, 2009: ACGGHR 2009, "International Conference on Anti-Corruption, Good Governance, and Human Rights," Paris, France.  This conference aims to bring together researchers, scientists, engineers, and scholar students to exchange and share their experiences, new ideas, and research results about all aspects of Anti-Corruption, Good Governance and Human Rights, and discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted.  www.waset.org


  • June 27-July 8, 2009: Managing for Integrity: Strategies and Approaches - 5th Annual Course for Practitioners in Business, Government, NGOs, Foundations, and Aid Agencies, Budapest, Hungary. This is one of the foremost courses in organizational and institutional integrity. The course takes an inter-disciplinary approach to raising integrity standards in public and private institutions. www.sun.ceu.hu


  • June 29, 2009: 7th International Conference on Corporate Governance: "Corporate Governance: Managing Risk in a Changing World," Birmingham, UK. A panel of keynote speakers include Professor Andrew Chambers (Director, Management Audit LLP), Professor Christine Hellian (Director of Research, ICAS, & Dean of School of Accountancy and Business, University of Dundee) and Mr. Colin Melvin (Chief Executive, Hermes Equity Ownership Services Ltd), and presentation papers by leading academics and practitioners in the field. k.hanson@bham.ac.uk and www.business.bham.ac.uk


  • June 30-July 1, 2009: UNDP Regional Workshop on Programming in Support of Anti-corruption Agencies, Bratislava, Slovakia. The workshop aims at engaging UNDP staff, practitioners and international experts working in the field of anti-corruption in a substantive discussion on how to best support the institutional arrangements against corruption, with a particular focus on corruption prevention. dan.dionisie@undp.org and www.undp.org 


  • July 2-3, 2009: Global Ethics Forum, Geneva, Switzerland. Will cover such topics as, How can corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategies and practices be made innovative and relevant in times of crisis?; How can corporate social innovation lead to sustainable development? and; How can management education develop an alternative to the dominant economic paradigm, induce a change in the business leaders' mindset and develop globally responsible leaders? stephanie.verbeque@globalethicsforum.org and www.globalethicsforum.org 


  • July 20-22, 2009: Strengthening Transparency and Reducing Corruption Risk in the Defence and Security Sector, Tunisia (tbc). With the African Development Bank and support from the African Union, Transparency International's Defence Against Corruption programme is organising a major African workshop to consider the challenges of building integrity and reducing corruption risk in defence institutions.  www.defenceagainstcorruption.org 


  • July 28-31, 2009: Australian Public Sector Anti-Corruption Conference. The APSAC Conference is held to enhance the knowledge and understanding of corruption risks by public officials and other external stakeholders. It is a joint initiative of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC-NSW), the Crime and Misconduct Commission (QLD) and the Corruption and Crime Commission (WA), and is intended to both inform and challenge delegates. apsacc@cmc.qld.gov.au and www.apsacc.com.au 


  • August 2-6, 2009: Second International CSR Conference 2009 - Responsible Recovery from the Global Crisis, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. With more than 400 delegates expected from Europe, USA, Middle East, and Asia, the Conference and Workshops will provide an international multi-stakeholder platform for dialogue and exchange of ideas from thought leaders from around the world. The event will cover a range of relevant topics over five days of expert presentations and specialist workshops. enquiries@csrconferences.com 


  • August 5, 2009: Ethisphere Symposium: Code of Conduct - Best Practices in Revising, Drafting, and Communicating, (tbd). Discussion topics include the importance of following the code of conduct and other company policies, how to use the Code as a guide to making ethical decisions, and what are the steps towards creating an infallible code? rchan@ethisphere.org and www.ethisphere.org 


  • September 27-28, 2009: WTO Public Forum 2009: "Global Problems, Global Solutions: Towards Better Global Governance," Geneva, Switzerland. This year's Forum will look in particular at the role of the multilateral trading system and the Doha Round of negotiations within the context of the current global economic crisis. publicforum2009@wto.org 


  • October 5-6, 2009: 2009 Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund, Istanbul, Turkey. The Boards of Governors of the WB and IMF will discuss a range of issues related to poverty reduction, international economic development, and finance.  The meeting will also offer an opportunity for civil society organizations to air their views and interact with policymakers in a multilateral setting.  www.worldbank.org 


  • October 13-14, 2009: Dubai Summit on Anti-Corruption Enforcement & Compliance, Dubai, UAE. Will provide a comprehensive update on the anti-bribery landscape in the GCC countries, the application and reach of the FCPA and how to implement robust anti-corruption compliance policies in the environment. Sponsored by C5 Group and American Conference Institute, j.christopoulos@americanconference.com and www.americanconference.com/anticorruptiondubai 




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