Originally founded by World-Check, the first Forum was held in 2005 with representatives from banks and financial institutions.
Today, Thomson Reuters and World-Check continue to host this diverse mix of senior professionals from Fortune 500 companies and the financial, legal, regulatory and enforcement sectors. The annual event provides a platform where they can discuss common issues and challenges faced by the international community.
The two-day event is by invitation only and is organised to encourage cross-border cooperation within industry, and between industry and enforcement.
The Compliance Leadership Forum
Promotes the flow of information amongst different sectors
Identifies common issues and solutions
Highlights the need for high standards of ethical behaviour
Supports the global roll-out of compliance requirements
Encourages a climate in which money laundering and terrorist financing are reduced and combated
"The Forum was an exceptional opportunity to interact with peers, hear from an expert list of speakers and be challenged by the responses of colleagues. I found the Q&A sessions most valuable as they enabled the guest speakers to be drawn into issues which are most pertinent to industry. I would recommend participation by those who wish to gain a truly global and multidisciplinary perspective."
Group General Manager, Compliance
ANZ Banking Group
Representatives come from all over the world to attend the Forum, including:
The Forum has been privileged to host highly respected and influential speakers:
Former President of Spain (1996-2004)
(The Rt Hon) The Lord Davidson of Glen Clova
The Advocate General for Scotland
(The Rt Hon) The Lord Robertson of Port Ellen
Deputy Chairman of Cable and Wireless plc, Secretary General of NATO (1999-2003), Defence Secretary of the UK (1997-1999)
Elaine K. Dezenski
Managing Director of INTERPOL’s Global Security Initiative for the 21st Century
The Honourable Thomas J. Ridge
Retired American politician: the first United States Secretary of Homeland Security (2003–2005), Governor of Pennsylvania (1995–2001)
Rear Admiral Chris Parry CBE MA FCMI
Former Director General of Development, Concepts and Doctrine at the Ministry of Defence, UK, former chair of the Marine Management Organisation, Fellow of the International Institute of Strategic Studies
Professor Alain Bauer
Former advisor to French Prime Minister Michel Rocard
Head of UK FIU: Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA)