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Anti-Corruption Compliance Programs in China 2015

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Anti-Corruption Compliance Programs in China 2015

Anti-Corruption Compliance Programs in China 2015 focuses on providing the most comprehensive, high-quality China-specific compliance education on the market, it will take place during Jan.28, 2015 at Courtyard Marriott Shanghai Puxi, China.

Nowadays, compliance has become an important corporate objective taken seriously across all of your China operations, so is the time to demonstrate to your employees, upper management and enforcement agencies.

Features of Anti-Corruption Compliance Programs in China 2015:
-Money-saving methods to assess risk: mini-audits, technology shortcuts, and other tools to stretch resources
-How social media, blogs, we-chats and industry groups are serving as a form of checks and balance and how to minimize PR risks instigated through social media
-How to develop a monitoring process to verifyexpen employee ses, reimbursement approvals and fake fapiao invoices
How to establish a culture of trust and transparency within the company
- How to handle new types of emerging non-cash incentives: decreasing hotel rates, jobs for children, family members and relatives of government officials
-How to update compliance programs to cover both anti-trust and anti-bribery regulations?


VISITOR'S PROFILE:


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Who you will meet
•Vice Presidents, Directors, and Managers:
•China Compliance
•Business Conduct and Investigations
•Internal Corporate Audit
•Corporate Responsibility
◦General Counsel
◦International Trade Counsel
◦Compliance and Ethics Officers
◦Outside Counsel Specializing in:
•Corporate Compliance
•Internal Investigations
◦Forensic Auditors 



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Anti-Corruption Compliance Programs in China

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2015

7:15 Registration Begins

8:30 Opening Remarks from Co-Chairs

8:45 Controlling Corruption Risks Post ChinaWhys: How to Conduct an Effective Risk Assessment and Probe Weak Spots in your Program

  • How program reviews differ from financial audits and SOX testing
  • Identifying and mapping relevant China-specific risks including: gifts and entertainment, third-parties, data acquisition, compensation and incentives
  • Money-saving methods: mini-audits, technology shortcuts, and other tools to stretch resources
  • Who, what, when: staffing, scope and frequency of anticorruption testing
  • How China’s reputation for corruption affects the risk assessment process
  • Creating and maintaining a compliance risk assessment tool adapted to your industry risk factors
  • Evaluating quantitatively and qualitatively risks and creating appropriate audit trail
  • How to avoid common pitfalls while conducting a risk assessment

9:30 500 Million Users and Counting: How The Explosion of Social Media Activity in China Is Impacting Corporate Compliance

  • How social media, blogs, we-chats and industry groups are serving as a form of checks and balance and how to minimize PR risks instigated through social media
  • Understanding the risks of public censure and its role in sparking an investigation
  • Identifying and using in-house resources as a quick response and synchronizing messages conveyed by the company across media outlets, corporate communications and outside counsel
  • Minimizing negative PR impact on management, employees and other interested parties: customers and third parties
  • How to prepare for collateral damage associated with high-profile investigations in Chinarty

10:15 Coffee/Tea Break

10:30 Know your “Pinyin” from your “Yi Er San”: How to Reconcile Books and Records Requirements with Strict Chinese Accounting Principles

  • How books and records can lead to anti-corruption charges
  • How to develop and maintain internal accounting controls that protect against off-book accounts, disbursements and other unauthorized payments and fraud
  • What are the rigorous invoicing requirements and how to follow through record keeping and certifications?
  • How to minimize risks with partial disclosure and consulting contracts
  • How to document, detect and develop a monitoring process to verify employee expenses, reimbursement approvals and fake fapiao invoices
  • To what extend you should document the expenses: striking a balance between compliance and protecting your own business interests
  • How to account for activities such as marketing expenses, donations, conferences, charity, rebates
  • How to use internal audits to ensure employees comply with the requests approved by compliance department

11:15 Guilt or Shame? Understanding what Motivates your Employees to Report Wrongdoing and How to Foster a “Speak-Up” Culture

  • How to establish a culture of trust and transparency within the company
  • How to address employee concerns regarding maintenance of good reputation and harmonious relationships
  • How to promote open and fair communication — breaking down the hierarchy, rewarding transparency
  • How to minimize fear of retaliation and what protections do whistleblowers have?
  • How to design an internal reporting system and establish frequent communication across departments

12:00 What if your Employees are the Risk? How and When to use HR as a Gatekeeper in Anti-Corruption Compliance

  • What recent government probes reveal about potential enforcement risks regarding company employees and executives and what is expected of employee screening
  • How to screen candidates for high-level positions to identify public officials and politically exposed persons?
  • How to handle Chinese data protection laws and records on employee vetting and disclosure

12:45 Networking Luncheon for Attendees and Speakers

14:00 What to Do When you Identify a Compliance Weakness: Effective Strategies for Internal Investigations and Remediation

  • Assembling the team: When HR, legal and audit departments should handle incidents of misconduct
  • How to determine the scope of an internal investigation and the action plan
  • How to overcome Chinese information gathering barriers
  • When and how to communicate with Chinese authorities regarding a violation? How much are you legally required to do?
  • China has no privilege protection — What are the consequences of cooperation with the government?
  • Employment decisions: which employees to terminate, which to rehabilitate and how
  • Customers: what and when make disclosures to customers
  • Agents: terminating problematic agents, engaging new ones
  • Responding to Chinese government inquiries resulting from US or UK disclosures
  • Analysis of the Morgan Stanley Case

14:45 The Delicate Art of Gift-Giving and Entertainment Policies in China: How to Balance Politeness, Guanxi and the Letter of the Law

  • What is reasonable vs. customary and who decides where the line is drawn?
  • When hospitality can be considered promotion, demonstration or explanation of products and services?
  • How to handle new types of emerging non-cash incentives: decreasing hotel rates, allowing family members to enter their
    company, jobs for children and relatives of government officials
  • How to establish a strong approval system
  • How to communicate to Headquarters about Chinese gift culture and business norm, to implement reasonable gift policy that fits the Chinese business culture
  • Examples of gifts, entertainment, advantages that are considered acceptable or unacceptable in China

15:30 Networking Refreshment

15:45 Top-Down: How to Ensure Accountability and Establish Clear Leadership for Your Compliance Program

  • Who should be the leader and be accountable for the compliance program and for implementing adequate compliance procedures — e.g. legal, compliance, audit or by itself?
  • How to get a clear commitment from senior management to implement an effective ethics policy
  • Ensuring comprehensive reporting, clear accountability and full and effective oversight by top decision makers
  • Identifying other functions in the company who can — and must — help
  • How to set up optimum reporting lines within the company
  • How to establish a code of conduct and clearly articulate compliance procedures within the business
  • Knowing when to escalate an issue to headquarters
  • How to set up a satellite person in the business team to report to you about the compliance status
  • What kind of disciplinary measures should be taken to hold non-compliant employees accountable?

16:30 Lost in Translation? How to Tailor Training and Communication for the Chinese Culture and Language

  • How to overcome the language barrier while training employees
  • How to provide training on multiple jurisdictions e.g. China, UK, US?
  • How to organize effective training: online, ongoing guide, sit-down training sessions or combination
  • Tailoring anti-bribery training to the company: how to develop a curriculum that reflects your industry and company’s risk areas
  • How to balance headquarters and local office engagement in training
  • Getting local employees involved in the design of training materials
  • How to monitor if the training is effective
  • Creating and conducting effective train-the-trainer sessions

17:00 Explosion of Anti-Trust Investigations in China: How Regulations and Compliance Programs Converge

  • How PRC anti-monopoly enforcement relates to current China anti-bribery enforcement
  • How to update compliance programs to cover both anti-trust and anti-bribery regulations?
  • How multinational companies can assess whether or not to adjust pricing strategy to minimize enforcement risk
  • What lessons can be learned from the most recent cases

17:30 Seminar Concludes



ORGANIZER'S PROFILE:

Name: American Conference Institute
Address: 45 West 25th Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10010, USA
Tel: +1-212-352 3220
Fax: +1-212-352 3231


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