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The Asia-Pacific market continues to be one of significant growth and influence, but is also burdened with the complexities and challenges that can often outpace even the most mature businesses operating within the region. Now in its fourth year, the Asia Ethics Summit offers leading executives from the APAC business community a unique opportunity to connect in the interest of inspiring corporate integrity, ethical culture, and honored compliance practices. This pivotal event will introduce conversations across seasoned C-suite leaders, General Counsels, Chief Compliance Officers, global professional service firms, and more reputable professionals. Join us and your peers on the 6th of December in the spirit of connecting leaders and raising the profile of the latest concerns for company leaders, including: anti-bribery and AML, data privacy, M&A pitfalls, corporate governance and board engagement, company values and more.

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Join Companies Like:

  • 3M Asia Pacific
  • ABB
  • Accudyne Industries
  • Air Liquide Singapore Private Limited
  • Allen & Overy LLP
  • ARA Asset Management Ltd
  • Ascendas-Singbridge
  • Avnet Asia
  • Avon Cosmetics (FEBO) Ltd.
  • BDO UNIBANK, INC.(Banco de Oro) (BDO)
  • Blue Umbrella
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Control Risks
  • Damco Logistics
  • Diageo Plc
  • Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific
  • Du Pont Company
  • Duxton Asset Management
  • Eastman Chemical, Asia Pacific
  • Eaton Corporation
  • Electrolux SEA
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Emerson Network Power AP
  • FTI Consulting, Inc.
  • Fujitsu GEA Process Engineering
  • Glencore Singapore
  • Groupon
  • Hilti Inc
  • Hilton Worldwide
  • HSBC Holdings plc
  • Ingredion Singapore
  • Intel Corporation
  • J.P. Morgan Chase
  • JLL
  • LafargeHolcim
  • LaSalle Investment Management Asia
  • LEGO Singapore
  • Maersk Line, Limited [MLL]
  • Manulife
  • Medtronic International
  • Metrobank Card Corporation
  • NatSteel Holdings
  • Nokia Solutions and Networks
  • Northern Trust
  • NYK Group South Asia
  • Omega Compliance Ltd.
  • ON Semiconductor
  • Oshkosh Corporation Asia
  • Physio-Control Singapore
  • Pioneer Investment Management Limited
  • Procter & Gamble P&G
  • RHT Compliance Solutions
  • RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP
  • Sanofi
  • Santen Pharmaceutical Asia
  • Schlumberger Limited
  • Schneider Electric SE
  • Seagate Technology
  • Singtel
  • SMBC Nikko Securities
  • Solvay Specialty Chemicals Asia Pacific
  • Sony Electronics Asia Pacific
  • Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
  • South32
  • Symantec Asia Pacific
  • Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  • TD Securities
  • TE Connectivity
  • Teradata
  • thyssenkrupp Elevator AG Asia Pacific Office
  • Trans-Power
  • UPS
  • Verztec Consulting
  • Western Digital (Malaysia)


Expert Discussion and Conversation

  • December 6, 2016
  • Sessions

Networking Breakfast and Check-In

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Welcoming Remarks

9:00 am – 9:10 am

Ethisphere introduces the 2016 Asia Ethics Summit

  • Stefan Linssen, Chief Content Officer, Ethisphere
  • OPENING KEYNOTE | Corporate Governance and the Challenges of Global Board Engagement

    9:10 am – 10:05 am

    Good corporate governance is essential for any company to experience sustained success and the proper duty of care the company owes both internal and external stakeholders.  The board of directors and senior management are largely responsible for this function, but governance has taken on a tremendous array of increased oversight and function.  Boards are increasingly looking for more data-driven metrics to drive the dialogue to add more substance to conversations around compliance and ethics.  What are the best practices to achieve this in light of the constant and shifting challenges companies are facing in the complex global business environment?  This session will highlight effective communication strategies, emerging governance practices, and the ways in which leaders can support the board and executive management in order to raise the profile of corporate integrity worldwide.


    • Stefan Linssen, Chief Content Officer, Ethisphere
      • Panel

        • Shailesh Rao, Member of the Board of Directors, JLL

    SESSION 1 | The Rising Risk Profile in APAC: Emerging Anti-Corruption and Bribery Concerns

    10:05 am – 11:00 am

    Companies operating in APAC face a unique challenge in managing corruption risk in the region. This challenge begins with the varying risk profile of countries in the region. Japan and Singapore, for example, are developed nations perceived to be two of the least corrupt countries in the world, juxtaposed against newcomers to the global marketplace such as Myanmar where the perceived corruption risk is much higher, but companies are eager to make foreign investment. In the middle are rising economic powerhouses, like China and Indonesia, with moderate perceived corruption risk, but where multinational companies still struggle to navigate the myriad of ways that corruption occurs. Compounding the challenge is the changing regulatory landscape in the region, where local anti-corruption laws are not always in sync with (and may contradict in some instances) the more robust laws to which many multinational companies operating in the region are more attuned to, including the FCPA and UKBA. Finally, add to this diversity of cultural and social norms across the region and that many parts of the region are remote, making it difficult to know what’s really going on in the operations that creates risk. This panel will explore the latest region-specific corruption risks, schemes and misconduct, as well as the implications of continuing enforcement from regulators and organizations around the world on the need to continue to meet high standards in anti-corruption compliance.


    • Beth Junell, Senior Managing Director, Forensic & Litigation Consulting , FTI Consulting
      • Panel

        • Paul Fredrick, General Counsel, East Asia & Japan, Schneider Electric
        • Duc Trang, Vice President, Legal & Government Affairs, Motorola Solutions

    Morning Networking Break

    11:00 am – 11:20 am

    SESSION 2 | Catching Third Parties: How Confident is Your Due Diligence in Anticipating Risk?

    11:20 am – 12:15 pm

    Widespread third party issues and the volume of relationships that need to be managed is overwhelming companies with even the greatest resources at their disposal. Compliance officers face an increasing uphill battle to address third party risk which is growing in scale, variety and complexity. Due diligence requires more sophistication than ever before and transparency is expected, but increasingly hard to enforce. This panel will explore the top concerns surrounding third parties and the steps companies are taking to apply more predictive measures to third party due diligence, eradicate unnecessary risk and preserve business integrity.


    • Sarah J. Thomas, Senior Associate, Morrison & Foerster
      • Panel

        • Leas Bachatene, Chief Executive Officer, ethiXbase
        • Helen Jiang, Director, Compliance, Asia Pacific, TE Connectivity
        • Katsumi Kojima, Head of Ethics & Business Integrity – Japan, Sanofi

    Networking Luncheon

    12:15 pm – 1:30 pm

    SESSION 3 | M&A Pitfalls in APAC: Why Compliance is Essential to the Deal

    1:30 pm – 2:25 pm

    2015 was a record year for M&A transactions.  However, as companies look to M&A for substantial growth in key markets, including throughout APAC, concerns are also on the rise for how susceptible both the buyer and the target are to risk that can make the deal and subsequent integration vulnerable.  Data suggests that companies are still not advanced enough in their due diligence approach, and one of the most glaring issues is that compliance is not involved to the extent that it should be so pitfalls can be avoided. This panel will discuss best practices to mitigate the M&A risk through an adherence to ethics & compliance considerations, as well as explore how companies need to calibrate the business goals and the myriad of challenges where compliance executives are in a unique position to address.


    • Bethany Hipp, Counsel, Allen & Overy
      • Panel

        • Jarrod Baker, Senior Managing Director, Forensic & Litigation Consulting , FTI Consulting
        • Iris Sung, Managing Counsel, Regional Compliance, Intel Corporation
        • Celina Teh, Vice President, Chief Integrity Officer, Asia Middle East & Africa Region, ABB

    SESSION 4 | Internal Compliance Advocacy: The Key Relationships to Elevate the Integrity Message Inside the Company

    2:25 pm – 3:20 pm

    Compliance is no longer serving only as a gatekeeper or risk assessor. It has evolved into a much more multi-dimensional role, and one that needs to smartly align with other areas of the business to serve broader strategy and ensure business performance is optimized responsibly. Whether partnering with HR to ensure that ethics is amplified through clear messaging, or taking the conversation to the next level serving on audit or other board committees, compliance needs to be viewed as a business enabler, not an obstacle. Hear from a panel that will share experience, lessons and advice on the shifting role of compliance and enhancing that position within the company.


    • Marie-Pierre Grenier, Associate Director, Ethics & Compliance Consulting, Asia Pacific, Control Risks
      • Panel

        • Amy Akaike, Senior Director of Ethics and Compliance, Japan, Eli Lily and Company
        • Jean Chong, General Counsel, Assistant Compliance & Ethics Officer, Asia Pacific, On Semiconductor
        • John Fung, Area Leader, Asia & Greater China, Compliance and Business Conduct, 3M

    Afternoon Networking Break

    3:20 pm – 3:40 pm

    SESSION 5 | Data Concerns and Compliance: Managing Sensitive Information and Privacy

    3:40 pm – 4:35 pm

    Compliance has a growing set of responsibilities, extending far beyond the traditional anti-corruption, FCPA, and other concerns that can potentially plague the company. The uncertainties around the protection of information have emerged into one of the greatest vulnerabilities for any company, and compliance leaders are grappling with the best approach and their own responsibility for managing threats, both internal and external. Compliance professionals need to know not only how to identify sensitive enterprise information, but also effectively collaborate internally to ensure that the appropriate safeguards are in place. Global companies especially face an increasingly complex matrix of country-specific privacy laws and cross-border rules and regulations. This panel of in-house data and privacy experts will share best practices and perspective on the new privacy landscape and what companies are doing now to better control information protection.


    • Kevin McCormack, VP, Global Thought Leadership & Programs, Ethisphere
      • Panel:

        • Tharishni Arumugam, Regional Privacy Counsel, Aon Asia Pacific
        • Merel Schwaanhuyser, Senior Legal Counsel – Ethics & Compliance, Data Privacy, Accenture Singapore

    CLOSING KEYNOTE | Company Culture: Embedding Ethics and Values to Drive Business Behavior

    4:35 pm – 5:30 pm

    Company executives from distinct industries discuss the impact of core values on business behavior, address the missteps companies can take when putting profits before people and discuss how action, not just tone, at the top can truly inspire and unite a culture of integrity.


    • Stefan Linssen, Chief Content Officer, Ethisphere
    • Panel:

      • Beng Ti Tan, Head of Compliance, Asia, Fujitsu
      • Monica Puri, General Counsel, SE Asia, JLL

    Closing Remarks

    5:30 pm – 5:35 pm

    Ethisphere closes the 2016 Asia Ethics Summit

  • Kevin McCormack, Vice President, Global Thought Leadership and Programming, Ethisphere
  • Networking Cocktail Reception

    5:35 pm – 7:00 pm

    2016 Speakers

    Leaders, Practitioners and Experts

    Interested in speaking at the upcoming Asia Ethics Summit in Singapore?
    Contact Kevin McCormack.

    Pricing & Registration

    In-House Pre-Registration
    Regular Price $695
    Single Service Firm Registrant
    3+ Service Firm Registrants

    Our Partners

    Email for more information.

    FTI Consulting
    Control Risks
    Morrison & Foerster
    Blue Umbrella
    CRI Group
    Verztec Consulting
    Association and Media Partners
    Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics

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    Venue & Accommodations

    The Fullerton Hotel

    1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178
    Hotel & City Guide

    The 4th annual Asia Ethics Summit will take place in Singapore on December 6, 2016 at The Fullerton Hotel.

    Hotel Accommodations | December 6, 2016
    The Fullerton Hotel – Singapore | 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178

    A discounted room rate of SGD 360 (single) / SGD 380 (double) per night, plus applicable taxes, has been secured for the 2016 Asia Ethics Summit. The guest room rate is inclusive of American Buffet Breakfast at Town Restaurant and internet access for single or double occupancy.

    To reserve your discounted room rate today, please download the reservation form and submit to If you have any questions or need assistance, please connect with  Download Reservation Form

    The room block cut-off date is Monday, November 21, 2016.  Rooms are subject to availability.

    If you require special accommodations (e.g., meeting space, vegetarian requests, wheelchair or other disability needs) please email

    Points of Interest:
    Singapore Botanic Gardens
    Haji Lane
    The Singapore Flyer
    Singapore Art Museum

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    Answers to the FAQs.

    Why Attend?
    • Network and exchange ideas with industry peers and through leaders on corporate integrity, ethics, and compliance;
    • Gain a deep understanding of the latest trends and challenges impacting company behavior and performance;
    • Discover how to better cultivate a strong company culture of ethics;
    • Identify key risks in both mature and emerging markets and their impact to the business;
    • Take away actionable insights from the most reputable, multinational company leaders across industries;
    • Explore practical tools and solutions to incorporate into your own compliance and integrity programs.

    Who should attend?
    • C-suite and executive management
    • Board and Audit Committee Members
    • General Counsels
    • Chief Compliance and Legal Officers
    • Chief Ethics and Corporate Integrity Officers
    • Government and Regulatory Officials
    • Directors of Compliance and Program Managers
    • Law Firm Partners and Service Providers
    • Academics.

    What is discussed?
    • Corporate Governance and the Challenges of Global Board Engagement
    • The Rising Risk Profile in APAC: Emerging Anti-Corruption and Bribery Concerns
    • Data Transfers and Growing Compliance Concerns Over Privacy
    • M&A Pitfalls in APAC: Why Compliance is Essential to the Deal
    • Sounding the AML Alarm: Concerns for Financial Sector and Beyond
    • Human Rights Protection: Company Responsibility to Combat Human Trafficking
    • C-suite on Culture: Embedding Ethics and Values in the Company

    How can my company get involved?
    Invite the APAC leader or key executive to join the conversation and play a leading role as a faculty member on one of the panel discussions. Please email Kevin McCormack to learn more about being a part of this year’s Summit.

    Register today! Three or more attendees receive over a 30% discount. To learn more or for questions, email Chelsie Dumenigo.

    I want to be a speaker – how can I suggest my topic?
    If you are interested in speaking at the Asia Ethics Summit, please contact Kevin McCormack, Vice President, Global Thought Leadership & Programs.

    What is the attire for the Asia Ethics Summit?
    Dress for the Asia Ethics Summit is business attire.

    Who can help me during the event?
    At the event, please see the registration desk for assistance. Anyone with a “Staff” badge will be able to answer your questions. You can also contact Chelsie Dumenigo, Director, Global Events.

    Will there be networking at the Summit?
    Yes, the Summit is designed around the opportunity to network with some of the most reputable company leaders and top industry experts from a diverse set of organizations. Have the chance to exchange ideas with leading experts throughout the Summit during breakfast, breaks, lunch and a networking cocktail reception.

    Do you have discounted hotel accommodations?
    A discounted room rate of SGD 360 (single) / SGD 380 (double) per night, plus applicable taxes, has been secured for the 2016 Asia Ethics Summit at The Fullerton Hotel. The guest room rate is inclusive of American Buffet Breakfast at Town Restaurant and internet access for single or double occupancy.

    To reserve your discounted room rate today, please download the reservation form and submit to If you have any questions or need assistance, please connect with Download Reservation Form

    I plan to drive to the Summit, do you offer a parking discount?
    Yes, confirmed attendees will receive a 20% parking coupon that will be available for pickup at the event.

    Do you offer professional credits for attending?
    For those attendees seeking continuing education credit to meet professional requirements, Ethisphere will provide a certificate of completion at the conclusion of the event.

    What is the cancellation policy?
    If you are unable to attend the Summit, your registration is transferable to someone within your organization. A full refund is available if requested by Friday, November 18, 2016. Thereafter, your registration is non-refundable.

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