NEW YORK, Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This year's Dow Jones Global Compliance Symposium (http://gcs.dowjones.com) combines the business expertise of Dow Jones with leading experts from government and industry, including keynotes by former U.S. Senator Arlen Specter, (D-Pa); Georg Kell, executive director, UN Global Compact; and Stephen Reynolds, general counsel, Alcatel-Lucent. The Global Compliance Symposium – to be held March 31-April 1, 2011, at the Park Hyatt in Washington, D.C. – will provide compliance officers, general counsels, ethics officials and outside legal professionals insight on how to limit business risk against increasing threats and more complicated regulation.
Guided by editors and reporters from Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal, this two-day event will provide practical strategies and must-have information about how new regulations in the U.S., the U.K. and elsewhere could impact the efforts of companies doing business world-wide. It will also offer guidance on what to do if a mistake is made and a company becomes the focus of investigations or lawsuits. Attendees will gain insight into how to improve communication and interaction with boards of directors, and will have the opportunity to share common concerns and discuss important issues in a closed-door setting.
The Global Compliance Symposium will feature a panel discussion by top corporate executives who will offer perspectives on taking a uniform approach to global compliance policies. Panelists include: Sharon Zealey, chief ethics and compliance officer, Coca-Cola; Neville Tiffen, global head of compliance, Rio Tinto; and Donna Grier, chief compliance officer, DuPont. In addition, sessions will be offered featuring top executives at Google, BP America, General Electric, Novartis Biociencias S.A., Siemens AG and more. Corporate officials will hear about strategies for dealing with concerns such as:
- The whistleblower feature in the Dodd-Frank Act and new U.K. anti-bribery regulations
- Preventing the release and unauthorized use of data -- both internal corporate research and customer information
- Doing business successfully and safely in China, Brazil and Africa
- Keeping companies from involvement in insider trading schemes
To register, learn more and get information about the Dow Jones Global Compliance Symposium, visit http://gcs.dowjones.com, call 866-291-1800, or email [email protected]. Full-time journalists can request a press pass by contacting Shannon Sullivan at (609) 627-2312 or [email protected].
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