Agenda

Welcome Reception: Sunday, 19th May
  • Welcome Reception

    Rooftop Terrace

    Join us on the Roof Top Terrace of the Sofitel Brussels Europe Hotel for networking, drinks and food to kick off CONVERGE19.

Day 1:   Monday, 20th May
  • Opening Keynote - Ethics In Action

    General Session

    Patrick Quinlan, CEO, Convercent

    Global organisations are realising that becoming more ethical directly impacts their bottom line. While they realise that driving ethics to the centre of their business is the goal, few understand how to operationalise ethics on a daily basis with their employees. In this keynote Patrick Quinlan will discuss the global business climate and how innovation is providing new insights and opportunities for companies to improve their ethical performance and their bottom line.

  • The Transformation of Ethics & Compliance

    General Session

    Victoria Herrada, Ethics & Compliance Manager – Operations Center, Philip Morris International

    Transformation is everywhere. In society, in businesses and even industries, and in employees’ everyday life. It’s about the speed with which we make decisions and learn from our mistakes. Join Victoria to hear how the Ethics group is transforming in parallel with PMI’s transformation, using a human-centric approach to help employees make ethical decisions, informed by data.

  • Networking Break

    Foyer
  • Are you Making a Difference? Measuring Programmes, Culture and Values

    General Session

    Nichole Pitts, Founder & CEO/Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, Ethintegrity
    Marc Kuipers, Group Compliance Officer, Aegon

    How can organisations measure the performance of their ethics and compliance programme? Crucially, how do those measures embrace culture and values – and show how our function is genuinely ‘making a difference’ to the organisation? For example, some organisations might have useful data, but don’t necessarily put it together in a way that will identify issues, challenges and opportunities. Learn techniques and insights around programme measurement and how to achieve ‘demonstrable’ ethics and compliance – and the vital benefits that predictive analytics and measurement can bring.

  • Driving Ethics in Action in a Global Organisation

    General Session

    Creating compliance and ethics programmes that are inclusive of all employees around the globe is a constant challenge for multi-national companies. Effective programmes cannot be a one-size-fits all, but rather must be tailored for the varying cultures of different countries.

  • Be the change you want to see in the world

    General Session

    Liz Bonnin, Wildlife Biologist and Biochemist

    Hear from wildlife biologist and one of BBC’s best known presenters, Liz Bonnin, about the biggest environmental issues facing the modern world. Through her documentaries, such as ‘Drowning in Plastic’, Liz raises awareness about the ocean plastic crisis and discovers what must be done to solve this global threat. Liz has always been passionate about nature and wildlife and shares what she continues to learn about protecting our planet.

  • Lunch and Networking

    Foyer
  • Small Group Discussions

     Convercent Innovation
     Best Practices
     Regulations & Trends
     Interactive Roundtable Discussion

    Attend One

    Conflicts of Interest: The Whisper Before the Report

    Effectively Increasing Employee Engagement from ’Shop Floor’ to ’Top Floor’ through Play

    GDPR from the CCO

    Success metrics: 25 pragmatic measures for ethics and compliance

  • Small Group Discussions

     Convercent Innovation
     Best Practices
     Regulations & Trends
     Interactive Roundtable Discussion

    Attend One

    Speaking Up: Understanding what your employees need

    The Risk-based Approach Concept

    “Woke” – Taking an Ethical Stance Without Risk to Your Brand

    How to Scale Your Programme Without the Budget

  • Networking Break

    Foyer
  • Small Group Discussions

     Convercent Innovation
     Best Practices
     Regulations & Trends
     Interactive Roundtable Discussion

    Attend One

    Using Root Cause to Understand your Employees’ Behaviour

    Third Parties: Keeping a Pulse on Misconduct Deep into the Supply Chain

    The Changing Landscape of EU Regulations

    Compliance Club: 30 ideas to engage your employees

  • Modern Slavery

    General Session

    Andrew Wallis, CEO, Unseen

    An estimated 40.3 million people worldwide are victims of modern slavery, 24.9 million are in forced labour and 15.4 million people are in forced marriage. 70% of these are women and girls and 1 in 4 victims are children. Unseen works to end modern slavery through directly supporting survivors, equipping partners to tackle the issues effectively and delivering systemic change at the legislative level. Hear about the impact on people and learn what we can all do together to combat modern slavery.

  • Inspiring Courage

    General Session

    Sophia Thakur, Spoken Word Artist

    Sophia uses poetry and literature to deliver incredibly powerful messages. Experience how Sophia speaks about the world of ethics unlike anyone else.

  • Day One Sessions End

  • Networking Dinner

    Chalet Robinson

    Convercent “family dinners” are a staple of our tight-knit company’s culture. Please  join us for an evening of great food, drinks and conversations at the beautiful Chalet Robinson set with breathtaking views in one of the most beautiful parks in Brussels . You won’t want to miss it! Roundtrip transportation will be provided.

Day 2:   Tuesday, 21st May
  • The Power of Innovation

    General Session

    Philip Winterburn, CSO, Convercent (Moderator)
    Phil Knight, Product Manager, Convercent
    Michael Hanson, Data Scientist, Convercent
    Yelena Kuskin, Product Manager, Convercent

    The focus of this keynote will be on leveraging data to get more valuable insights into the ethical health of your company. Philip will illustrate how companies can advance from simple monitoring of activities (e.g. investigations and hotline reports) to conducting strategic analysis leveraging data science and Convercent’s Ethics Cloud applications. Through data science, leaders will be able to gain a new perspective on their programmes by leveraging data within the Convercent application, third party industry data, and outside data from social channels.

  • Innovation in Action

    General Session

    Jane Mitchell, Owner, JL&M
    Charlotte Drake, Global Security Awareness & Transformation Manager, Aviva
    Sharon Gebhard, Global Business Integrity Director, Unilever
    Philip Winterburn, CSO, Convercent (Moderator)

    We’re smack in the midst of a drastic shift in compliance—more than an evolution, it’s a revolution. That means ethics and compliance finally has information about and influence over strategic decisions. It means defining the value of compliance beyond check boxes and risk registers. What does this look like in practice, and what does it mean for compliance executives? Hear from a group of visionary and strategic focused leaders who explore:

    • Leveraging Data Science to advance from simple monitoring of activities to strategic analysis with valuable business insights
    • Engaging your employees with the ethics and compliance programme. becoming part of the fabric of your company’s culture
    • Learning from Behavioural Science to identify the drivers of misconduct and use nudges to deliver pro-ethical behaviour
  • Networking Break

  • Ethical Behaviours: The Role of Nudge

    Hugh Bigwood, Chief Ethics & Integrity Officer, LivaNova
    Stephen Storey, Acting Global Head of Ethics & Integrity, Rio Tinto

    What is ‘nudge’? Can behavioural science play a part in creating an effective compliance program? In this session we are going to dive into the world of human behaviour and psychology, the theory, some key concepts, how it can be applied to our compliance programs.

  • A Compliance Failure: How Honest Executives can end up in Prison

    Keith Packer, Former Commercial General Manager, British Airways

    Keith’s story is a fascinating exposé of how unwittingly an honest person can fall afoul of international regulators and shockingly have their life turned upside down as they find themselves locked in a foreign cell with a one-eyed Vietnamese drug trafficking bunk mate for company. “It couldn’t happen to me” is exposed for the lie it is in this fascinating warning for us all.

  • Networking Lunch

  • Small Group Discussions

     Convercent Innovation
     Best Practices
     Regulations & Trends
     Interactive Roundtable Discussion

    Attend One

    Benchmarking: How Do You Measure Up?

    Ethics vs. Compliance

    Ethics for Disruptors: Programmes Set for High Growth

    Retaliation: The Reality

  • Small Group Discussions

     Convercent Innovation
     Best Practices
     Regulations & Trends
     Interactive Roundtable Discussion

    Attend One

    Interactive Code of Conduct; the new ‘must have’

    How Will AI impact your E&C Programme, Your Company and Your Life?

    The Science of Ethics and Compliance

    How to Build a (Healthy) Culture of (Integrity) Champions (Ownership)

  • Refreshment Break

  • Closing Keynote

    Wies Wagenaar, Head of Conduct & Ethics, ABN AMRO

  • CONVERGE19 Ends

Customer Day:   Wednesday, 22nd May
  • Welcome

    General Session

    Join us for a half day of interaction and education tailored just for our customers. You will learn how you can get the most out of your relationship with Convercent, whether your goal is to create a more efficient compliance programme or to transform your entire organisation.

     

  • Working Sessions

    Attend Three

    Basic Training

    Product Drill Downs

    Reporting, Reporting, Reporting

    Brainstorm – Help us, Help You! 

    Roundtable Discussions & Networking

  • Networking Lunch

  • Closing Remarks

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