ANNAPOLIS, Md., Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The recently launched TRACE Anti-bribery Specialist Accreditation (TASA) today announced a partnership with the American Conference Institute (ACI), a leading producer of business conferences around the world.
According to Alexandra Wrage, president of TRACE, collaboration between the two leading organizations will enable TASA candidates to earn credits toward their accreditation as anti-bribery specialists while attending ACI conferences. "Applicants will be able to earn up to 16 credits – over half of the 30 credits TRACE requires for accreditation – through ACI conferences," Wrage said. "TRACE has had an exceptional working relationship with ACI for some time, and we're confident they will do an outstanding job delivering important TASA content to our accreditation candidates."
TRACE and ACI expect the partnership to increase awareness of the new TASA training and credential for a broader international audience, while expanding the benefits of anti-bribery compliance training opportunities available to ACI conference goers. "TASA has established the standard for professionals to gain mastery of anti-bribery compliance principles and practices and validate their expertise," said Frederique Duranton, Senior Division Manager at American Conference Institute. "ACI will help TRACE spread the word about the availability of this important accreditation, while offering those interested in pursuing this new credential an option of earning credits by attending our top-of-the-line business and legal conferences in their fields of interest."
The TASA curriculum includes both introductory anti-bribery courses and a broad range of specialized courses that participants can select to tailor the training to their specific interests and professional goals. The course topics span corporate compliance, law enforcement, regional issues, international organizations and industry-specific topics. TASA program offerings include more than 100 hours of specialized online and in-person training delivered by a world-renowned, international faculty. A complete faculty roster is available at http://www.thetasa.org/about_us/faculty.html. For more information on the TASA accreditation program, visit www.theTASA.org or contact TRACE at 410-990-0076.
TRACE is an international anti-bribery organization that provides practical and cost-effective compliance solutions for multinational companies and their commercial intermediaries. The organization provides several core services and products, including due diligence reports on commercial intermediaries; an on-line tool for tracking gifts and hospitality; in-person and online anti-bribery training; and research on corporate best practices. TRACE provides a practical and cost-effective alternative to increasingly expensive and time-consuming corporate compliance. For more information, visit www.traceinternational.org.
About American Conference Institute
American Conference Institute is devoted to providing the business intelligence that senior decision-makers need to respond to challenges both here in the US, and around the world. Staffed by industry specialists, lawyers and other professionals, American Conference Institute operates as a think tank, monitoring trends and developments in all major industry sectors, the law, and public policy, with a view to providing information on the leading edge. ACI and its affiliates in Toronto and London offer over 500 conferences, forums, and summits each year around the globe. Over 25,000 senior business and public sector executives, lawyers and other professionals from the United States, Canada, Europe, Russia and CIS, China, Australia, Asia and Africa will attend ACI events this year. For more information, visit www.americanconference.com.