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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.


Expert Discussion and Conversation

  • December 6, 2016
  • Sessions
Magazine - 2015 - Q2 32

Networking Breakfast and Check-In

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Magainze - 2015 - Q1 25

Welcoming Remarks

9:00 am – 9:10 am

Ethisphere introduces the 2016 Asia Ethics Summit

Magazine - 2015 - Q2 25

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.

Magazine - 2015 - Q2 16

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.

Magazine - 2015 - Q2 33

Morning Networking Break

11:00 am – 11:20 am

Magazine - 2014 - Q4 29

SESSION 2 | Data Transfers and Growing Compliance Concerns Over Privacy

11:20 am – 12:15 pm

There is arguably no greater moving target than how cross-border data and privacy concerns are being addressed.  With data as often the number one corporate asset, never has it been more important for business leads and compliance to take a unified and sophisticated approach to how data must be managed and protected, and monitoring the appropriate amount of control. Companies are grappling to get up-to-speed and implement robust controls in a business environment that is wrought with data transfer and cyber threats that can expose sensitive information.  While CPOs and CISOs may have primary responsibility, the compliance function has an increasingly important role.  This seasoned panel of data and privacy experts will share best practices and perspective on the new privacy landscape and what companies are doing now and preparing for in the future.

Magainze - 2015 - Q1 4

Networking Luncheon

12:15 pm – 1:30 pm

Magazine - Q3 - 52

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.

Magainze - 2015 - Q1 1

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.

Magazine - 2015 - Q2 33

Afternoon Networking Break

3:20 pm – 3:40 pm

Magainze - 2014 Q3 30

SESSION 5 | Sounding the AML Alarm: Concerns for the Financial Sector and Beyond

3:40 pm – 4:35 pm

Allegations of fraud often start with just the tip of the iceberg before details emerge that reveals widespread failures and corporate misdeeds. It is not just Malaysia and Singapore that are rigorously investigating. Government enforcement bodies around the globe continue to probe and identify sources of wrongdoing beyond APAC. Regardless of how the dust will settle from the scandal, it is clear how widespread AML issues can cripple not just the company at the center of the scandal, but all it touches. With this comes hard lessons for companies in any industry, not just the financial sector. What are the optimal AML controls the company should have in place? Is the risk assessment properly calibrated to address AML key stakeholders and third parties? What investigatory steps should you be taking now, and how do you need to respond to government probes? This panel will address the latest developments and AML best practices any compliance team from any industry needs to know.

Magainze - 2014 Q3 25

CLOSING KEYNOTE | C-suite on Culture: Embedding Ethics and Values Throughout the Company

4:35 pm – 5:30 pm

Executive leadership from distinct industries and respected companies 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.

Magazine - 2014 - Q1 25

Closing Remarks

5:30 pm – 5:35 pm

Ethisphere closes the 2016 Asia Ethics Summit

Magazine - 2014 - Q1 6

Networking Cocktail Reception

5:35 pm – 7:00 pm

Pricing & Registration

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

Our Partners

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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 Chmela.

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 Chmela, 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 transferrable 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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