Dec
14
8:30 AM08:30

Anti-Corruption Workshop

For UK Businesses, Employees and Individuals

Preventing bribery and corruption is the responsibility of every person at every level in an organisation, not just staff working in an anti-bribery & corruption role.  Corrupt staff and contractors have caused significant loss and reputational damage to organisations via the theft of data and trade secrets.  Having greater knowledge in preventing corruption that goes beyond mere awareness is an attribute being demanded by organisations today. 

This workshop has been designed to meet the needs of UK companies, or foreign organisations who employ UK citizens or third parties who are covered by the UK Bribery Act.  The prime focus of the workshop is the defence provision of “adequate procedures” available under the UK Bribery Act to the offence by commercial organisations of failing to prevent bribery.  The workshop will outline advice published by the UK Government on what is meant by adequate procedures but supplement that information with practical recommendations on bribery prevention gained from extensive experience operating in high risk situations and high-risk markets.

Some of the topics covered at this workshop are:-

  • Introduction to ASO37001 Anti-Bribery Management Standard
  • The Corruption Process
  • UK Bribery Act
  • Adequate Procedures in High Risk Jurisdictions/Situation 

When: Thursday, 14th December 2017

Where: Sofitel Resort, Sentosa

Time: 8.30am - 4.30pm

Ticket Price: S$399

For bookings made before 11 December 2017: S$299

 

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Dec
15
8:30 AM08:30

Africa - An Emerging Market of Opportunities

Risks identified to help your business succeed in Africa.

In November 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan issued a joint declaration announcing the formation of the Asia Africa Growth Corridor (AAGC) initiative.  Singapore has been identified as being one country that could play a major role as a contributor to the AAGC and also be a substantial economic beneficiary.

The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), and Institute of Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO) will organize a joint study team with other think tanks and organisations in Asia and Africa to undertake the AAGC vision study.

The purpose of this risk management workshop is to encourage potential businesses interested in the AAGC to gain an understanding of the potential risks and solutions when operating in particularly high risk emerging markets.

The focus on this one-day workshop will be Africa. Some key areas which will be discussed are:-

  • Asia-Africa Growth Corridor Initiative
  • Trade & Logistics Challenges in Africa
  • African Opportunities and a Profile of Two Countries (Nigeria and Botswana)
  • Doing Business Where Governance is Weak
  • ISO 37001 Anti Bribery Management Plan

When: Friday, 15th December 2017

Where: Sofitel Resort, Sentosa

Time: 8.30am - 4.30pm

Ticket Price: S$200

For bookings made before 11 December: S$145

 

 

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Oct
16
to Oct 17

Anti-Bribery & Corruption Workshop - People are the weakest link (Singapore)

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The theme for this 2 full-day ABC workshop is about people – the weakest link in any organisation or greatest threat to any organisation. The risk to any organisation of being caught in a corruption scandal is ever present regardless of the local and foreign environment they operate in or interact with and the ABC risk management plan that is in place. No amount of due diligence conducted on staff, third parties and organisations can fully safeguard the organisation. 

This workshop in Anti-bribery and corruption has been designed to meet the needs of managers and staff working in or doing business with organisations that originate from or are situated in countries that are regarded as being of high risk to corruption. 

It has been designed to extend the participant's knowledge beyond compliance with local and international ABC laws whilst aligning with the current strategic focus of many countries to combat corruption. 

Book a place now through www.sistic.com to secure the 'early bird' discount. Full price applies from 2 October 2017 onwards. 

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Jul
29
2:00 PM14:00

Cuckoo Smurfing - 2pm Session

A Guide for Foreign Investors and Immigrants

What is it about?
Australian authorities have embarked on seizing the lawfully earned money of people who had intended to immigrate to Australia or invest in Australia. These people became victims of cuckoo smurfing, a money laundering method used by organized crime which involves the interception of funds sent by a victim to Australia and the substitution of that money with drug money which is deposited into their account. Other victims of cuckoo smurfing include companies sending money to Australia to pay for goods and services exported from Australia, funds sent to pay for real estate in Australia and parents and families sending money to children and relatives in Australia to pay for education or living expenses.

Who should attend?
Any person who advises clients on investing in Australia including in real estate, bullion or equities and any person who advises clients on immigrating to Australia. Singapore companies doing business with Australia or any firm that provides legal, accounting or investment advice for any of those companies is recommended to attend this information session.

Content of Seminar

  • Australia’s Financial Intelligence System
  • Australian Federal Asset Forfeiture Framework
  • Cuckoo Smurfing
  • Case Studies
  • Questions

When: Saturday, 29th July 2017

Where: Marina Mandarin, Singapore

Time: 9am and 2pm

Ticket Price: S$250

Bookings through SISTIC

http://www.sistic.com.sg/events/ccuckoo0717

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Jul
29
9:00 AM09:00

Cuckoo Smurfing - 9am Session

A Guide for Foreign Investors and Immigrants

What is it about?
Australian authorities have embarked on seizing the lawfully earned money of people who had intended to immigrate to Australia or invest in Australia. These people became victims of cuckoo smurfing, a money laundering method used by organized crime which involves the interception of funds sent by a victim to Australia and the substitution of that money with drug money which is deposited into their account. Other victims of cuckoo smurfing include companies sending money to Australia to pay for goods and services exported from Australia, funds sent to pay for real estate in Australia and parents and families sending money to children and relatives in Australia to pay for education or living expenses.

Who should attend?
Any person who advises clients on investing in Australia including in real estate, bullion or equities and any person who advises clients on immigrating to Australia. Singapore companies doing business with Australia or any firm that provides legal, accounting or investment advice for any of those companies is recommended to attend this information session.

Content of Seminar

  • Australia’s Financial Intelligence System
  • Australian Federal Asset Forfeiture Framework
  • Cuckoo Smurfing
  • Case Studies
  • Questions

When: Saturday, 29th July 2017

Where: Marina Mandarin, Singapore

Time: 9am and 2pm

Ticket Price: S$250

Bookings through SISTIC

http://www.sistic.com.sg/events/ccuckoo0717

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