The Sarbanes-Oxley Act 2002 (SOX), a US federal law created after several major corporate and accounting scandals, has considerable impact on the corporate world globally. There is considerable debate on the ability of foreign companies to seek public listings in the US, the cost of compliance, the divergence between US rules-based accounting standards and international principles-based approach and on the evolution of corporate governance in general.
Members of the corporate, financial, legal, accounting and government community are invited to attend an up-and-close intensive public meeting with Senator Paul Sarbanes, the co-author of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the former chairman of the US Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs. Many of the global issues specific to Singapore and the region will be discussed. These include whistle-blowing, executive compensation, technology and operations and the impact on non-profits, as well as Senator Sarbanes insights into the US banking industry fall-out from the sub-prime crisis.
There will be two dialogues, the first one focused on US and global centric issues. The second dialogue will involve panellists from the corporate community in Singapore and the region and focus on lessons for corporate, government and social organisations in Singapore and the region.
Seats are already selling fast for the most important forum involving Singapore's corporate community this year.
Please do not hesitate to contact Ms Cleojane King at tel + 603 22844408 or [email protected] for further details. You can also visit www.paulsarbanesinspore.com
Official Website: http://www.paulsarbanesinspore.com
Added by charmaine_Chinth on February 20, 2008