Where I’ll Be: Compliance Week Annual Conference Starts June 3

For the third year in a row, I’ll be covering the Compliance Week Annual Conference held at the Mayflower Hotel June 3-5, 2009, Washington DC.  To see what kind of trouble I can stir up, just look at my coverage last year.

This year promises to be just as stimulating. The conference will feature global regulators, standard setters, enforcement officials, and, of course, chief compliance officers, all in an intimate setting with small-group “Conversations” dominating the agenda. 

They have assembled an exceptional group of regulatory leaders and federal officials, including:
– U.S. Deputy Attorney General David Ogden
– SEC Commissioner Luis A. Aguilar
– DoJ Chief of the Fraud Section, Criminal Division,Steven Tyrrell, and 
– FINRA Chairman and CEO Richard G. Ketchum
In addition, like last year’s successful initiative, they’ve scheduled numerous Executive Sessions so that small groups of executives can discuss their specific issues with experts like Harvey Pitt, John Roth at the DoJ, former SEC Commissioner Cynthia Glassman, and others. Of course, everyone will be paying special attention to current economic conditions and their impact on compliance programs, financial reporting, enforcement, and more. Chief compliance officers at companies that have recently announced layoffs, plant closings, profit reductions, and cost-cutting measures will discuss how they are doing more with less.
I’m looking forward to seeing many of those I talk to on a daily basis including Doug Cornelius, Bruce Carton, and Matt Kelly. I’m also scheduled to interview Nell Minow of The Corporate Library.
Come to the Tweet-Up. Conference attendees are welcome and I hope to see re: The Auditors readers from the Washington DC/Baltimore area.  June 4, 8:30 pm at Bus Boys and Poets. Go here for more info.

I’m also looking forward to spending some time with Brandon Dunlap, Managing Director of Brightfly, an IT and information security research company.  Brightfly is a vendor independent research and advisory services firm, and is looking for participants for an upcoming research project. This project is designed to better understand how organizations identify and manage risks and is open to all conference participants, regardless of industry or organization size. The results of the research will be published later this year, and all participants will receive advance copies of the report well before the general public. This is an opportunity for your voice to be heard, but don’t worry, all responses are confidential and will there will no attribution to the individuals or the organizations they represent.

If you have time while you are attending the conference, please participate in a quick 30 minute interview. Please send an email message to: bsdunlap@brightfly.com for an interview slot June 3, 4, 5 at the Mayflower with Managing Director of Research, Brandon Dunlap, and Research Director Ju-Lie McReynolds, to ensure that your voice is heard.


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5 replies
  1. Shari
    Shari says:

    And [back to the audit-mode], it’ll be interesting to see what kind of discussions you encounter at Compliance week.

  2. fm
    fm says:

    @1 Shari

    I love those shoes too. However at 5’9″ I’m already pretty tall. It takes a special guy…Not necessarily a tall one. lol

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