The law firm of Baker & McKenzie and co-sponsors the Emerging & Frontier Markets Association, TRACE Int., Zurich Insurance and Deloitte will host an intensive one day program on the topic “Supply Chain Risks & Rewards in Emerging Markets,” on October 13, 2016. The conference will be at the offices of Baker & McKenzie at B&M’s White House Conference Room, 815 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20006.
“One of the most compelling reasons to attend is to learn how to avoid major financial, reputational and PR risks for your company or client by picking the wrong suppliers or subcontractors who may not meet compliance obligations or be adequately monitored,” said Gary Brown, one of the organizers.
Many of the topics are very unique such as the possible obligations of executives within a company or client to certify or be responsible for human rights, labor or environmental regulation issues. Examples are certification requirements within the EU, the California Supply Chain Transparency Act, or US SEC disclosure obligations concerning conflict minerals. Are your executives up to date on such mandatory or volunteer compliance issues?
Other issues covered include:
Choosing the right third-party supplier/partner and avoiding the legal risks which can mean the difference between having a significant asset or a major liability.
Working with third parties and suppliers in particular emerging markets and industries such as in Africa, China, India, Asia and East Europe.
Cyber-security. By some estimates, up to 80% of cyber breaches may originate in the supply chain. We will look at best practices to protect your organization from cyber risks introduced by your vendors and suppliers.
Taxation. The tax consequences of operating in certain emerging markets will be discussed.
Attendees will gain information at the conference that will save costly legal expenses, tax liabilities, fines and penalties to senior executives.For more information on the conference go to http://www.emerging-frontiermarkets.org/#!supply-chain-co…
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