C5’s 2nd Forum on

Anti-Corruption Southern Africa

Bringing Top International Anti-Corruption Compliance Strategies to “At Risk” Southern Africa

Tuesday, September 18 to Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town
Interactive, Exhaustive and Mandatory

Bringing Top International Anti-Corruption Compliance Strategies to “At Risk” Southern Africa

In October 2011, South African President Jacob Zuma ordered a new probe into the infamous Arms Deal that involved corruption and bribery allegations during a R30 billion procurement deal. The new commission of enquiry will now have two years in which to finally put the arms deal scandal to rest.  Meanwhile, yet another South African police chief and government ministers have hit headlines in the latest round of corruption allegations against President Zuma’s government.

Adding to mounting pressure, Japanese-based Marubeni Corporation has agreed to pay $54.6 million to resolve FCPA charges related to a decade-long scheme to bribe government officials in Africa, further demonstrates that no company is beyond the reach of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. This is coupled with the implementation of the UK Bribery Act in July 2011 which will have extraterritorial reach throughout Southern Africa for any company that carries on any "part of a business" in the UK. Accordingly, all companies doing business or investing in Southern Africa and local companies listed on foreign stock exchanges or with ties to foreign companies must take extra care to ensure their organisation fosters a culture of strict compliance from management down and that ALL potential corruption and bribery risks are detected and minimised as quickly as possible to avoid intrusive government investigations, significant fines and costly settlement arrangements.

Following last year’s sell out success, C5 is pleased to bring you the second Forum on Anti-Corruption – Southern Africa Edition which will once again bring together a leading faculty of experienced in-house and private practice lawyers, compliance executives and government officials who will provide the latest strategies to facilitate compliance with Southern African, US, UK and European anti-corruption laws and mitigate damages should a violation occur.

The fully updated agenda for 2012 includes:
  • Southern Africa’s anti-corruption legislative reform and enforcement efforts:  How the past year’s developments have changed the face of corporate compliance.
  • How the Extraterritorial Reach of the UK Bribery Act will impact Southern African Business: Putting “Adequate Procedures” and a “failure to prevent bribery…” into Regional Context.
  • What’s Next for FCPA Enforcement: What local and international Southern African Based Organisations Needs to Know.
  • Building a Culture of Compliance from the Top Down: Getting Buy In and Leadership Support.
  • Conducting thorough risk-based due diligence against all third parties to control and minimise liability risks.
  • Installing a strong and safe whistleblowing system that employees will use: Accounting for cultural nuances.
  • Navigating the Southern African customs process: Who to trust? What to Avoid? How to Respond to facilitation payment requests.
  • Private to Private Corruption: New ways the private sector can be implicated in bribery and corrupt practices.
Use this opportunity to benchmark your practices with leading local and international organisations and pick up critical knowledge from the anti-corruption experts. This is an outstanding career, business networking and information sharing opportunity.

In our continuous effort to improve the quality of our programmes and offer you more value, we are pleased to provide you with the opportunity to submit suggestions and nominate speakers for this year’s programme. Please contact Yvette Lingom, Division manager – legal, at y.lingom@c5-online.com  or at 020 7878 6923.  

If you are interested in learning more about sponsorship for this event, please contact Ed Malkoun, Business Development manager at e.malkoun@c5-online.com or at 020 7878 6973.

For more information on media partnerships please contact Olga Ponomareva, Marketing Manager at o.ponomareva@c5-online.com at 020 7878 6917.