This year WSG held the very first Meeting of the Americas joining North America, Latin America and the Caribbean into one meeting to create new integrated program sessions and networking opportunities. The meeting held in Miami welcomed over 84 WSG participants from over 49 different jurisdictions.
The entire event kicked off with an Anti-Corruption Roundtable of in-house counsel and experts. Topics included the foreign corruption practices act (FCPA), expert discussion on risk exposure, trends, policies, avoidance strategies and planning and compliance. In-house counsel from top multinationals were invited to attend the session followed by a reception and dinner for all those in attendance of the roundtable and the Americas Meeting.
The Americas Meeting program welcomed Timothy Ryan, Managing Director of Kroll, who apprised the group on recent cyber security events, and topics and changes being implemented in the ever changing world of technology. A panel on professional firm risk management included Eileen Garczynski, Senior V.P. & Partner of Ames & Gough, who participated with other WSG member expert panelists to discuss professional liability and crisis management. Judge Jennifer D. Bailey, Administrative Judge, Circuit Division of the 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida, described the designation of Miami as an international centre for arbitration. These and all the participants and topics generated thought provoking discussion that established interest for more integrated meetings.
WSG 2104 Meeting of the Americas Participant reviews included:
Excellent Network Opportunities Great Idea Sharing of Knowledge of other practices (investment & Accounting). – Anonymous delegate, WSG 2014 Meeting of the Americas
I liked the Americas format and most attendees seem to agree. – Anonymous delegate, WSG 2014 Meeting of the Americas
Over 65 delegates gather for the 2014 Americas Anti-Corruption Roundtable on Thursday.
WSG delegates enjoy networking opportunities at the cocktail reception following the Roundtable discussion.
For a full list of presentations and photos please see the WSG 2014 Meeting of the Americas Post Event Page.