8:00 am Welcome Back & Chair’s Opening Remarks

  • Jay Martin Associate General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, Baker Hughes, a GE Company

8:10 am Panel Discussion: Responding to the Needs of Your Internal Customer

  • David Rassin Senior Counsel, Patterson-UTI
  • Mauricio Almar Senior Counsel & Chief Regional Compliance Counsel , Halliburton
  • Sergio Leal Compliance Officer, Bilfinger North America
  • Joerg Schneider Director of Procurement & Subcontracts , Bilfinger North America
  • Pablo Zarra Global Contracting Discipline Manager , Chevron


• Understanding the cause of common frustrations with compliance
• Collaborating with the internal customer to meet business goals in a compliant manner
• Gaining buy-in and moving away from being a “no-man”
• Checklist: best practices successful internal collaboration to meet business needs

8:50 am Understanding What GDPR Means for Your Organization

  • Robert Brown Data Privacy & Compliance Counsel, Halliburton


• Clarifying GDPR: differentiating between a strict interpretation and the practical reality
• Mitigating impacts on restricted party screening and investigations while limiting restrictions on day-to-day business operations
• Managing changing vendor relationships as a result of contract amendments
• Working collaboratively with IT security teams to mitigate risk and meet due diligence
• Checklist: taking responsibility for comprehensively safeguarding supplier data

9:30 am Morning Refreshments

10:00 am Preparing for the Potential Impact of Brexit on Your Compliance Program


• Understanding consequences for import/export duties and sanctions
• Considering the whole supply chain for non-UK-based organizations
• Communicating compliance requirements to procurement and operations
• Checklist: identifying non-obvious impacts of Brexit on the supply chain

10:40 am Developing Best Practice in Customs Compliance


• Benchmarking approaches to commodity classification, valuation and country of origin
• Top tips for minimizing your customs risk profile
• Working with consulting partners to complete compliance assessments
• Checklist: key customs compliance components

11:30 am Lunch

12:30 pm Case Study: Addressing Compliance When Unlocking Opportunities in Sudan


• Ensuring trade compliance when entering new markets
• Developing corporate infrastructure to set up operations in new territories
• Obtaining compliance buy-in with sales and operations teams
• Checklist: local and international regulatory considerations

12:30 pm Delivering Due Diligence for Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Doug Cohan Deputy Compliance Officer & Senior Assistant General Counsel , Hess Corporation


• Designing records of compliance history to facilitate M&A activity
• Handling increasingly complex enquiries from banks and financers
• Disclosing appropriate information while maintaining privacy compliance
• Checklist: classification, licensing and sanctions considerations for mergers and acquisitions

1:50 pm Afternoon Refreshments

2:10 pm Technical Roundtables


Attend 2 x 30 mins roundtables on niche topics including:

• EU & US Conflict Minerals Regulation
• Mitigating Risk From Climate Change Lawsuits
• Third-Party Due Diligence
• Benchmarking Alternative Compliance Technologies

Put forwards your idea for a new Roundtable topic – we’ll be asking for your help to create a strong shortlist in the weeks preceding the event!

3:10 pm Panel Discussion Integrating Compliance into Organizational Decision-Making


• Communicating compliance’s needs and processes to the rest of the organization
• Moving towards collaborative approaches to regulatory compliance and business development
• Establishing a vision for the future of compliance’s role and function

3:55 pm Chair’s Closing Remarks

4:00 pm Conference Close