The red thread of the conference was ‘reputation risk’ .

Once again, in the beautiful environment of the IEDC Business School in Bled, we hosted an international conference of over 100 participants and excellent domestic and foreign speakers. Watch the video of this year's event, photo gallery and program and e-brochure, where you can find more about the current lecturers.

PROGRAM, dne 18. oktober, 2018


14:30 – 15:30Reception of participants, registrationEICE, IEDC
15:30 – 15:50Introductory speech

prof. dr. Danica Purg, President of IEDC - Bled Business School

Andrijana Bergant , President of the European Institute of Compliance and Business - EICE

15:50 – 17:40

Ethics in life and at work

– What determines our personal (and professional) ethics and why it matters

– Basic philosophical theory of ethics and ethical decision making

– Ethical decision - making models and Slovenian managers - research

Matej Drašček, Hranilnica Lon, d.d., Head of Internal Audit

How to build personal competencies for ethical leadership

– What ethical challenges do we face in business and how to overcome them

– How unethical leaders can suppress a company (or even a country) and how ethical leaders can create a better world

Vera Mandić, Founder of Bspark Values-led Leadership Academy, Empowering Talented Change Experts, Spain

Ethical operation of individuals and companies as a condition for sustainable development of the economy and society

– Ethics, as an integral part of value-added social responsibility, with practical illustrations and examples

– What are the current barriers to sustainability that are causing problems across Europe and the wider world, and how are they related to compliance and ethics?

– The link between personal and organizational ethics, and between organizational ethics and sustainable success

prof. dr. René Schmidpeter, Professor at IEDC and Secretary General of the WISE Institute, Director at the Center for Advanced Sustainable Management (CASM), Cologne Business School and Dr. Jürgen Meyer Endowed Chair for International Business Ethics and CSR, Director and Owner at M3TRIX GmbH consultancy, Germany
17:40 – 18:00Discussion
18:00 – 18:30Award of ICA Advanced Certificate and Business Compliance, first generation Slo / CroTom Perry, Senior Manager, ICA – International Compliance Association
18:30 – 19:30DinnerIEDC premises
20:30Informal socializing - reception with sparkling wineOutside the IEDC premises. The exact location will be announced later.


PROGRAM on October 19, 2018


8:30 – 9:00Introductory speeches

prof. dr. Danica Purg, President, IEDC - Bled Business School

Maja Šušteršič, President, SI.RISK

Andrijana Bergant, EICE, President

9:00 – 10:00I.       Corporate governance
9:00 – 9:20Good corporate governance as a fundamental defender of reputation
– Latest international standards for communication with stakeholders in corporate governance and related added value and competitive advantages for the company
– Social responsibility and non - financial reporting aspects
Maria Gomes, Senior Policy Advisor at Quoted Companies Alliance (QCA), UK
9:20 – 9:45

How can we protect and even improve our reputation with a good response to a catastrophic event

– Case study at Brussels Airport Company

Michaël Dehert, Senior Customer Executor - Risk Management, Marsh NV / SA, Belgium
9:45 – 10:00Discussion
10:00 – 12:00II.    Business compliance system management and reputation risk
10:00 – 10:20What we have learned from global and regional reputation failures
– International cases of damaged reputation, causes and consequences
– Effective compliance management to reduce reputation risk
Christopher Stringham, risk specialist, Thomson Reuters, Austria
10:20 – 10:50

The impact of international sanctions on business operations

– An overview of current international sanctions and to whom they apply, their significance for world peace and the protection of human rights
– Future developments of international sanctions policies and impact on business
– The importance of respecting international sanctions and the consequences of violations

Pekka Dare, Director for Training and Development, International Compliance Association (ICA), UK
 10:50 – 11:15Practical approaches in assessing reputational risksMojca Koder, Senior Manager in the field of forensic services, PwC Slovenia
Oliver Currie, Manager, PWC Slovenija


11:15 – 11:35

How a good compliance program can help protect your reputation in good times and bad
– Examples from practice
Dajra Dedić, Associate director Compliance, SEE Region, Pliva d.o.o., Croatia
11:35 – 12:00 Discussion with participants
12:00 – 12:20Refreshment break
12:20 – 13:10III. Business ethics: conflict of interest as a major threat to reputation
12:20 – 12:40The importance of internal mechanisms to prevent illegal and unethical practices
– Presence of fraud and corruption in Slovenia and impact on business
– 10 anti-corruption principles for companies
Vid Doria, Transparency International – Slovenija
12:40 – 13:00

Frequent topics of resolving conflicts of interest in the public-private sector relationship

– Experience of the authority from the region

Nataša Novaković, President of the Commission for Deciding on Conflict of Interest of the Republic of Croatia
13:00 – 13:15Discussion with participants
13:15 – 14:45‘Executive’ Roundtable: Reputation and integrity as a company asset and how to maintain itTomaž Lanišek, director at Knauf Insulation; Per Sundbye, Partner at PwC Slovenia; Rok Praprotnik, Director of the Compliance and Integrity Department, NLB, d.d .; prof. dr. René Schmidpeter, moderator



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