7. Viadrina Compliance Congress

7th Viadrina Compliance Congress

Digitalisation and Reforms - Compliance 2020

from 13th to 14th November 2019

at Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems


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Concept of the conference

At the 7th Viadrina Compliance Congress we are going to concentrate on three major thematic blocks and, furthermore, introduce to you two new formats at the end of the conference.

The new format includes parallel workshops that may be ideal for the early risers among the participants. The workshops will start at 8.30 am and include an expert presentation of the latest DICO-standards on the following current topics: Internal Investigations, Business Partner Compliance and Compliance Risk Assessment.

The first thematic block within the plenary is going to cover current developments at the interface of compliance, ethics and digitalization. Within all the different facets, we are going to examine especially the two following ones: On the one hand, if and how compliance should include A.I. On the other hand, we are going to take a look at the tools, which are handed to us through the means of digitalisation. The second question regards visual data analysis and how it can be used on behalf on suspected Non-Compliance.

In the second block we are going to focus on current questions that occur on the use of behavioural research for purposes of Compliance- Management-Systems. As the discussion in literature mainly focuses on values and ethics within a CMS, we aim to concretely examine the question, if and how known tools from behavioural research may contribute to successful compliance within a company. How can we influence human behaviour in a positive way- in regard of compliant behaviour? Can such an influence still be seen as ethically acceptable?

The transition to the third block is the „parliament round table“, which for reasons of variety of the format, will take place on the first evening of the event. This includes a discussion with members of the German Bundestag on the upcoming changes through the “Act of Corporate Sanctions “ as same as the motivation behind it. Why should one integrate higher corporate sanctions and therefore sanction the national economy in general? How companies are going to be able to protect itselves through the integration of a CMS?

This topic will be continued in two panels on the second day, which will be dedicated to a comparison of different “ Acts on Corporate Sanctions” in European countries. Furthermore, we are going to examine the ways in which a sufficient Compliance Defence and its resulting mitigating effects on impending sanctions could be executed in court. Another point on the agenda constitutes, the role of current ISO DIN standards. The second day will be complemented with the latest topics on Whistleblowing. As Germany is obligated to transform the EU-Directive, we are especially interested in the ways in which the implementation scope will be used. What are companies going to need to take into account?