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2016:08:25 08:00:00 2016:08:25 08:00:00 Asia/Ho_Chi_Minh Bribe-proof Your Business against Corruption - HCMC Corruption is a worldwide problem and businesses face an increasingly complex web of rules and regulations aimed at combatting it. Differences between law and practice in Vietnam and investors’ home countries can make it difficult for companies to implement policies and strategies to combat corruption. Are facilitation payments allowed? Is gift-giving acceptable? What limits should be set on business entertainment? Is it only government officials who businesses need to be concerned about or is private-sector bribery a crime too? What responsibility do businesses have for acts of their agents? This forum – co-hosted with the VBF’s Governance Integrity Working Group – brings together businesses and government agencies to tackle these topics and share practical experience and advice on how you can Bribe-proof Your Business against Corruption. AGENDA Austrade: David Tonkin – Chief Counsel, Legal, Procurement Fraud Contemporary issues, practical assistance and case studies on anti-bribery. Australian Federal Police (AFP): Chris McDevitt (Hanoi) / Marie Andersson (HCMC) Legislation, indicators, obligations, defences; Panel Discussion: Making it work in Vietnam The panel brings together experienced business leaders, as well as legal and policy specialists to talk practice and share experiences about the Vietnam environment. In addition to the above speakers, the panel will consist of: Giles Cooper (Duane Morris), lawyer and co-chair of the VBF’s Governance and Integrity Working Group. Le Khiem (Towards Transparency), specialist in business integrity and transparency. Shane O’Connor (Commonwealth Bank of Australia), Policies to protect employees and organisations. David Champion (Covestro Vietnam), business leader with 20 years’ experience in Vietnam and strong advocate for business integrity. **************************************************************************************************** David J. Champion Originating from the UK, and lived and worked in Australia, David has uniquely established a track record of doing business in Vietnam for the last two decades. Today, he serves in the role of Managing Director for Covestro Vietnam, the science-based high-tech materials business which was globally carved-out from Bayer a year ago. He has served as a Board Member on both the German Business Association and the EuroCham over recent years. More recently, he has been an outspoken proponent of successfully conducting business with a high degree of integrity here in Vietnam. Le Khiem, Senior Programme Officer, Business Integrity, Towards Transparency Recognition that foreign companies have been doing their business in Vietnam in compliance with international corruption laws and regulations Recommendation that companies join collective action against corruption with other peers, including local and state-own companies to raise stronger voices and actions countering bribery and corruption Recommendation that the level of awareness among the youth of Vietnam on Business Integrity be raised through Australian/ international companies providing internship opportunities to practice and be trained in the business integrity environment The Reverie Hotel, Times Square

Bribe-proof Your Business against Corruption - HCMC

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The Reverie Hotel, Times Square

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Corruption is a worldwide problem and businesses face an increasingly complex web of rules and regulations aimed at combatting it.  Differences between law and practice in Vietnam and investors’ home countries can make it difficult for companies to implement policies and strategies to combat corruption.

Are facilitation payments allowed?  Is gift-giving acceptable?  What limits should be set on business entertainment?  Is it only government officials who businesses need to be concerned about or is private-sector bribery a crime too?  What responsibility do businesses have for acts of their agents?

This forum – co-hosted with the VBF’s Governance & Integrity Working Group – brings together businesses and government agencies to tackle these topics and share practical experience and advice on how you can Bribe-proof Your Business against Corruption.

AGENDA

Austrade: David Tonkin – Chief Counsel, Legal, Procurement & Fraud

    Contemporary issues, practical assistance and case studies on anti-bribery.

Australian Federal Police (AFP): Chris McDevitt (Hanoi) / Marie Andersson (HCMC)

    Legislation, indicators, obligations, defences;

Panel Discussion: Making it work in Vietnam

The panel brings together experienced business leaders, as well as legal and policy specialists to talk practice and share experiences about the Vietnam environment.   In addition to the above speakers, the panel will consist of:

    Giles Cooper (Duane Morris), lawyer and co-chair of the VBF’s Governance and Integrity Working Group.
    Le Khiem (Towards Transparency), specialist in business integrity and transparency.
    Shane O’Connor (Commonwealth Bank of Australia), Policies to protect employees and organisations.
    David Champion (Covestro Vietnam), business leader with 20 years’ experience in Vietnam and strong advocate for business integrity.

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David J. Champion

Originating from the UK, and lived and worked in Australia, David has uniquely established a track record of doing business in Vietnam for the last two decades.

Today, he serves in the role of Managing Director for Covestro Vietnam, the science-based high-tech materials business which was globally carved-out from Bayer a year ago.

He has served as a Board Member on both the German Business Association and the EuroCham  over recent years. More recently, he has been an outspoken proponent of successfully conducting business with a high degree of integrity here in Vietnam.

Le Khiem, Senior Programme Officer, Business Integrity, Towards Transparency

    Recognition that foreign companies have been doing their business in Vietnam in compliance with international corruption laws and regulations
    Recommendation that companies join collective action against corruption with other peers, including local and state-own companies to raise stronger voices and actions countering bribery and corruption
    Recommendation that the level of awareness among the youth of Vietnam on Business Integrity be raised through Australian/ international companies providing internship opportunities to practice and be trained in the business integrity environment


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