Bahrain firms to discuss steps to battle corruption
Manama, March 12, 2012
Business leaders from across Bahrain will converge this week to attend a networking roundtable to discuss the good practices and initiatives taken to fight corruption and bribery.
More than 40 delegates from leading businesses and law firms will attend the roundtable, which will be held at the Capital Club in Manama on Wednesday.
Organised by the Pearl Initiative in conjunction with KPMG Fakhro, the roundtable will be on corporate good practices in anti-bribery and corruption.
The Pearl Initiative is a private sector-led not-for-profit organisation set up to improve transparency, accountability, anti-bribery and business practices in the Arab world. It has been developed in co-operation with the United Nations Office for Partnerships.
Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ali Al Khalifa will deliver the key-note address at the event.
Participants will also hear from Pearl Initiative executive director Imelda Dunlop, Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission chief adviser Datuk I G Chandran and KPMG UAE forensic services director Nick Cameron.
"We are very pleased to join hands with Pearl Initiative for hosting this important event for the region," said KPMG Bahrain managing partner Jamal Fakhro.
"Bahrain has taken several measures and steps to fight fraud and corruption, including the plan for setting up a separate institution to deal with fraud, corruption and money laundering under the umbrella of Public Prosecution."
"This event brings together local and international government officials to discuss good practices and initiatives taken to fight corruption and bribery."
Cutting through the complexities of anti-bribery and corruption, senior business leaders and government officials will discuss current issues and initiatives taken by businesses and the government to fight corruption in the country.-TradeArabia News Service