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GLOBAL Governance & Compliance FORUM 
10-OCT-2023 | Logenssaal | Frankfurt (Oder) | Germany


Grand opening

Prof. Dr. Christoph Brömmelmeyer 
Vice-President | Europan-University Frankfurt (Oder) | Germany

René Wilke
Mayor of the City Frankfurt (Oder) | Germany

Kevin Brear
Chairperson | ISO TC 309 "Governance of Organizations" | ISO

Astrid Wirges
Board Member for Legal Affairs | DIN Group | Germany

Daniel Eriksson
CEO | Transparency International

Prof. Dr. Bartosz Makowicz
Viadrina Compliance Center | European-University Viadrina Frankfurt(Oder) | Germany


Purpose, Inclusion, Sustainability, Integrity - Current Developments In One Integrated Governance & Compliance Approach

Robust governce structures in organizations (including enterprises), have currently become more important than ever. In times of crisis, it is essential that organizations implement efficient solutions to protect themselves (resilience), their members and stakeholder (inclusion) as well as the whole societies from risks. On the other hand, they must pursue their purpose in a way that preserves the interests of future generations (sustainability) and protects the environment. This is why the circular economy is so important, especially with regard to the last aspect. But how can current governance trends, which undoubtedly include these, be pursued in an integrated approach?

Prof. Dr. Victoria Hurth
Independent Pracademic and Co-Lead ISO 37000

Jan Schreiner
Vice President Risk & Compliance | TRATON SE | Germany

Sigridur Thormodsdottir
Project Manager Standard Norge | Norway

Rajeev Thykatt
AVP and Head - Risk Management | Infosys BPM | India

Panel ChairAxel Kravatzky
Managing Director at Syntegra-360 | Vice President at European Business Chamber | Trinidad and Tobago

12.15-12.30Coffee Break


Bringing Compliance Management to Another Level - Effectiveness through Standardization

Compliance management is one of the management systems that has developed significantly in recent years. Not only have various economic scandals contributed to this, but also legislators who have codified incentive systems for the implementation of CMS in many countries of the world. Companies and their leaders have understood that investing in compliance always pays off. But for a CMS to be able to protect companies and to be officially recognized, it must be effective. But how can the effectiveness of CMS be measured? What role do standardized solutions play in this? How do we take CMS to a higher level?

Dr. Peter Jonas
Director Certification | Austrian Standards | Austria

Andreas Frank
Partner | EY | Germany

Slawomir Chmielewski
Chief of Security and Compliance | Organge Poland | Poland

Carolina Muñoz
Co-Convenor Developing Countries Group at TC 309 | CEO at According2Law | Costa Rica

Panel ChairSusanne Friedrich
Director | Alliance for Integrity | Germany

13.30-14.15Lunch Break


ESG - Disclose or die! Modern Approaches and Challenges in Non-Financial Reporting

It is true that in many countries of the world there are still different standards with regard to the design and requirements of governance (G). Different weighting is also given to social (S) and environmental (E) issues. However, there is a general tendency to indirectly encourage companies to comply with their new ESG obligations by openly reporting on their efforts in this regard. At the same time, this clearly promotes transparency also in regards to non-financial reporting in the area of anti-corruption and other compliance issues. But how should such reports be designed? What is the benefit of global standardization? What challenges already exist?

Prof. Dr. Sonja Wüstemann
Professor | European-Universität Frankfurt (Oder) | Germany

Prof. Dr. Claus Köhler
Partner | Meister Rechtsanwälte | Germany

Alain Casanovas Ysla
Chairman of the Independent Advisory Board ASCOM | Partner at KPMG | Spain

Daniel Lucien Bühr
Delegate SNV | Partner at LALIVE | Switzerland

Panel ChairCarolynn Chalmers
CEO | The Good Governance Academy | South Africa



Two Sides of the Same Coin: Whistleblowing and Internal Investigations within an Integrated Approach

No functioning compliance system and thus no governance is conceivable without a whistleblower system. Whistleblowing is the most important source not only for potencial and actual violations, but also provides insights into the state of the corporate culture and the existing structures and processes. While whistleblowing is all about protecting whistleblowers and creating robust reporting channels, it is imperative that such systems be supplemented with robust solutions for evaluating reports and conducting internal investigations when necessary. How can standards contribute to this? What are the key challenges today and how can they be overcome?

Christian Miege
Partner at EY | Convenor of the WG on Internal Investigations and Whistleblowing at DICO | Germany

Andrew Samuels
CEO | WislPort | UK

Dean Newlan
Former Fraud Investigator at Victoria Police | Australian Institute of Professional Investigators | Australia

Min Cai
​National Head of Forensic and Cyber Advisory Services at BDO | China

Panel ChairAnna-Maija Mertens
CEO | Transparency International Chapter Germany | Germany

18.00Finger Food + Networking

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