THE FORUM / European Edition
The European Ethics & Compliance Forum (ECF EU) is an annual itinerant event established by the Centre for Advanced Research in Management and Applied Ethics and organized jointly with the European Ethics & Compliance Association and the partners. ECF EU is the global event from a series of similar conferences that are being organized throughout Europe for the Ethics & Compliance specialists and other related professionals. Beyond this global event, there are also regional forums that are being held every two years (Romanian Ethics & Compliance Forum, Bulgarian Ethics & Compliance Forum; Italian Ethics & Compliance Forum).
The 1st edition of the European Ethics & Compliance Forum will take place in Bucharest, Romania, while the next edition is scheduled for 2017 in Germany. Each year, the main topic is different and we highlight specific industries or activity areas. In 2016, the main topic is “Integrity, Trust, and Sustainable Business”, and we have chosen Cyber-Security and the Pharmaceutical and the Banking sectors as key directions. But this does not mean that all keynote speakers will come from these industries. On the contrary, we are proud with our mix of speakers and industries they represent.
Our speakers are top managers and senior experts in their organizations and fields of specialization. Their presentations focus on archetypal case studies and they provide a special insight in the subject of their talks. We do not host company or service presentations during our conference panels. For this, we have allocated special space for companies interested in presenting what they offer.
The main role of the ECF EU and all the forums in this series is to help strengthen the Ethics & Compliance professional community in Europe and foster a perspective that goes beyond mere compliance (legal observance and enforcement). We really think that integrity in the business sector is first and foremost a matter of character and moral leadership. These events promote this view.
// Because there are many organisations and individuals that feel inspired by our event concepts and topics, we want to take this opportunity to thank them for making Ethics & Compliance, in general, and business integrity, in particular, mainstream subjects. Still, “borrowing” someone’s idea or concept remains an intellectual theft.