International Conference “Corruption risks in private sector”


8th of September 2010

Conference “Corruption risks in private sector”

Transparency International Estonia invites businessmen to attend corruption-thematic conference “Corruption risks in private sector” to be held in Tallinn on the 8th of September 2010. Conference venue will be located in Hotel Olümpia.

Corruption is a phenomenon that does not occur only in public sector. First link of the corrupt chain is imminently private sector where affected organizations face potential loss of reputation, loss in revenues and criminal liability.

Various risks of corruption that might occur in everyday business will be discussed at the conference as well as practical means to combat corruption.


Conference program: 

Opening session

9.00 – 9.30 Registration and welcome coffee

9.30 – 9.40 Welcome - Asso Prii, TI Estonia

9.40 – 10.00 Opening Address – Rein Lang, Minister of Justice of Estonia

Plenary Session I (Corruption risks of private entities)

10.00 – 10.30 Lavly Lepp, Estonian State Prosecutors Office, “Liability of Private Legal Person”

10.30 – 11.00 Aku Sorainen, Sorainen Law Firm, “Differences in Estonian and Finnish business culture and future perspectives”

11.00 – 11.30 Pentti Mäkinen, Central Chamber of Commerce of Finland, „Implementation of anti-corruption programs in Finnish private sector“

11.30 – 12.00 Discussion

Lunch 12.00 – 13.00

Plenary Session II: (Risks – how to manage them?)

13.00 – 13.40 Andreas Novak, Transparency International Germany, „How to cope with the dangers of corruption in the private sector”

13.40 – 14.40 Helle Kirs-Toiger, Statoil Estonia, „Idea and implementation of anti-corruption programs in Statoil Corporation”

14.40 – 15.10 Coffee break

15.10 –16.10 Arvid Halvorsen, Transparency International Norway, „Corporate risk management“

16.10 – 16.50 Dilemma discussions – Arvid Halvorsen

16.50 – 17.00 Ends


Conference is free of charge. Simultaneous translation Estonian-English, English-Estonian will be provided.

Registration is open until the 7th of September via email info@transparency.ee, ph 55 646 371. Number of participants is limited!

Conference is held with financial support from National Foundation of Civil Society and Open Estonia Foundation.