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Integrity and Ethics in the Workplace

09 May 2011, 14:00 ­ 17:00pm at Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel, Dubai - UAE

Dear Hawkamah Partners, Integrity and ethics are at the heart of good corporate governance. The focus of corporate governance is on issues such as accountability, alignment of interests, and preservation of independence, but such frameworks are not effective unless they are underpinned by openness and integrity. Recent global events in financial services are a prime example of the importance of ethics and integrity. The subprime mortgage meltdown, for example, was to a degree a result of unethical practices by many financial firms such as excessive risk taking, misleading shareholders about the diversity of mortgage portfolios and not verifying the ability of the applicant to repay. Such events demonstrate the crucial role ethics play in minimizing risk. Businesses need to look beyond mere compliance, and focus on building and promoting an ethical culture within their companies. Hawkamah, the Institute for Corporate Governance together with the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) is presenting an interactive seminar on Integrity and Ethics in the Workplace. Dr Nasser Saidi, Chief Economist of the Dubai International Financial Centre Authority and Executive Director at Hawkamah, the Institute for Corporate Governance and Simon Culhane Chartered FCSI, Chief Executive of the CISI and other industry speakers will lead the discussions and will focus on the governance and ethics challenges posed by businesses. Who Should Attend: Corporate Governance practitioners Risk & Compliance Officers Company Advisors

Event Details: Date: 09 May 2011 Venue and Time : Congress room 8, level 1 ­ Jumeriah Emirates Towers Hotel from 14:00 ­ 17:00 Attendance: Hawkamah and CISI members Free and non ­ members AED 150/How to register: Send us an email at [email protected] or call us at +9714 362 2551 ________________________________________________________________________________________________________

About Hawkamah, The Institute for Corporate Governance

Hawkamah, The Institute for Corporate Governance is an international association of corporate governance practitioners, regulators, and institutions advancing home grown yet globally integrated corporate governance best practices in the region. Hawkamah's mission is to promote corporate sector reform and good governance, and assist the countries of the region in developing and implementing sustainable corporate governance strategies adapted to national requirements and objectives. By promoting its core values of transparency, accountability, fairness, disclosure, and responsibility, Hawkamah works on policy and practical aspects of corporate governance reform in the region. For more information, Email [email protected] or call +971 4 362 2551. About Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) The CISI is the largest and most widely respected professional body for those who work in the securities and investment industry, and one of its key objectives is the promotion of trust in financial services. Evolved from the London Stock Exchange, we now have more than 40,000 members in 89 countries. In the past year, we set almost 40,000 examinations in 49 countries, covering a range of vocational qualifications. Based in the City of London, CISI is a global organisation with representative offices in financial centres such as Dubai, Dublin, Singapore, Mumbai and very shortly Sri Lanka. We work in close cooperation with regulators, firms and other professional bodies worldwide. In 2009 the Institute was granted a Royal Charter in acknowledgement of its work in bringing a greater measure of `professionalism' to the financial services industry, encompassing both skills and ethical behavior. For more information, please visit


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