IACA Compliance Events in June 2019

In June 2019, IACA delivered two seminars and a workshop for anti-corruption compliance professionals from Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Portugal, Russia, and Switzerland at its Laxenburg campus.

Seminar on “Anti-Corruption Compliance, AML/CFT and Sanctions in the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU): Modern Trends and Challenges” took place on 17-18 June 2019. Topics covered included typologies of corruption and money laundering offences in the EAEU countries, distinctive features of AML/CFT and anti-corruption compliance, the role of technology and data analyses for sanction compliance. The seminar also included separate panel discussions on the effective compliance model for the EAEU countries.

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Seminar on “Protecting Whistleblowers: Handling their Concerns” took place on 24-25 June 2019. Participants discussed, among other topics, the new EU Directive on protection whistleblowers, requirements for private sector organizations, use of electronic whistleblowing platforms. The programme also featured panel discussion on enhancing the protection of whistleblowers. Expert lecturers provided theoretical and practical insights from their diverse experiences, generating stimulating discussions with participants.

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Workshop on “Disruptive Compliance - what does the future look like for compliance functions?” was conducted on 25 June. Panelists and participants discussed how compliance functions evolved over time, and how data driven technologies, such as artificial intelligence, big data analytics, and blockchain will transform and digitalize compliance functions and change the traditional job description of a compliance officer.

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