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2022 Australia

2022 Australian Dialogue on Bribery and Corruption

Navigating the Global Risk Environment
  • DATE 8 November 2022
  • VENUE Allens, Melbourne VIC
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About

The UN Global Compact Network Australia, in partnership with Allens, welcomes you to Australia’s annual national multi-sector, multi-stakeholder forum dedicated to advancing the Australian anti-bribery and corruption agenda.

The global anti-bribery and corruption risk environment is evolving. Global and regional events like the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine are creating new operational challenges. Legislative reform and the onward march of ESG are throwing up new legal and stakeholder risks. And global regulatory investigative and enforcement activity is increasing.  

Building on last year’s exploration of responsible business conduct through integrated risk management, the 2022 Dialogue will explore the Global Risk Environment and will provide an opportunity to hear from key government agencies, business leaders, non-governmental organisations and academics on emerging legal and operational risks, gain a deeper understanding of the Australian reform agenda and enforcement environment, and gain practical insights into how anti-bribery and corruption risks can be identified, assessed and managed.  

The event will be held under the Chatham House rule. 

 

Attendance

The Dialogue is a face-to-face event. The event follows a COVID-Safe plan that aligns with public health advice. If you are experiencing or have been around anyone who is experiencing cold or flu symptoms, we ask that you refrain from attending the event.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at secretariat@unglobalcompact.org.au if you have any questions. We look forward to hosting a safe and enjoyable event for all.

 

Accommodation Options

  • Grand Hyatt Melbourne, 123 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000 (1-minute walk)
  • Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, 25 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000 (4-minute walk)
  • The Westin Melbourne, 205 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000 (4-minute walk)

 

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Kindly host by Allens Linklaters


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Agenda

Tuesday, 8 November 2022

9:30am - 10:00am

Registrations

10:00am - 10:10am

Welcome to Country and Opening

  • Kylie Porter, Executive Director, UN Global Compact Network Australia
  • Rachel Nicolson, Chair, Anti-Bribery and Corruption, UN Global Compact Network Australia and Partner, Allens
10:10am - 10:30am

Keynote Address: The Australian Reform Agenda

Keynote on new federal government’s key anti-corruption reform topics (e.g., establishing an integrity commission, foreign bribery law reform)

10:30am - 11:30am

Operating at Home: The Domestic Anti-Corruption Environment

Panel discussion on domestic (i.e., onshore rather than offshore) corporate anti-corruption issues, regulatory expectations of and enforcement.

Facilitator:

  • AJ Brown, Professor of Public Policy & Law, Griffith University

Panel:

  • Mark Pangbourne, Senior Manager, Corporations and Corporate Governance Enforcement, Australian Securities and Investments Commission
11:30am - 11:45am

Morning Tea Break

11:45am - 12:35pm

Operating Abroad: Bribery and Corruption Risks in a Shifting Geopolitical Environment

Panel discussion on how global and regional geopolitical developments (e.g., the war in Ukraine and western response, the long tail of COVID, political instability in Sri Lanka) create and intersect with bribery and corruption risks, focusing on issues and hotspots in the Asia Pacific region, and on opportunities for Australian companies to positively contribute in host countries.

Facilitator:

  • Clancy Moore, CEO, Transparency International Australia

Panel:

  • Cory Davie, Managing Partner, Control Risks Australia Pacific
12:35pm - 1:35pm

Lunch Break

1:35pm - 2:30pm

The Onward March of ESG

Panel discussion on the place of anti-corruption in the ESG environment, synergies and coordination on anti-corruption and ‘S’ and ‘G’ topics, and stakeholder demand for strong and integrated anti-corruption compliance.

Facilitator:

  • Richard Boele, Chief Purpose Officer, KPMG Australia
2:30pm - 3:00pm

Assessing Risk in an Evolving Environment

Panel addressing approaches to and considerations for conducting effective anti-bribery risk assessments.

Facilitator:

  • Rachel Nicolson, Partner, Allens

Panel:

  • Andrew Wilcock, Managing Associate, Allens
  • Matthew Connors, Commercial Director, KBR
  • Willem Punt, Rio Tinto
3:00pm - 4:45pm

Practical Risk Assessment Exercise

4-6 groups working through a practical exercise, facilitated by an Allens lawyer.

There will be a 15 min afternoon tea break after the practical exercise instructions are delivered.

4:45pm - 5:00pm

Wrap Up and Close

  • Kylie Porter, Executive Director, UN Global Compact Network Australia
  • Rachel Nicolson, Chair, Anti-Bribery and Corruption, UN Global Compact Network Australia and Partner, Allens
5:00pm - 6:30pm

Networking Drinks

Event Partners

For all partnership enquiries please contact: secretariat@unglobalcompact.org.au

Contact Us

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