West-East Forum for Ethics and Compliance
in cooperation with
American Chamber Commerce in BiH


2018 Balkan Compliance & Ethics Forum 

Hotel Holiday, 24. May 2018.


Corporate Compliance as Competitive Advantage!


The Third regional Balkan Compliance & Ethics Forum, traditionally held in Sarajevo, for the first time launches the “business to business” promotion of Ethics & Compliance international standards by multinational companies with effective Ethics & Compliance programs towards domestic companies committed to adopting higher Ethics & Compliance standards.

It is known that multinational companies operate under corporate standards that strictly prohibit corruption, fraud, money laundering, distortion of fair, market-based competition etc. and as such face significant risks in the Balkans market which struggles to achieve international standards in these risky areas. The business policy of multinational companies in relation to domestic business partners (third parties) is the field of business that is still not sufficiently explained and presented to public.

BCEF 2018 will in one place gather multinational companies – leaders in Compliance & Ethics and domestic companies seeking to meet these standards of business and it will be dedicated to knowledge transfer and B2B promotion of international business standards with a special focus on third parties in the Western Balkan. The Forum also gathers Compliance & Ethics professionals from the region, as well as representatives of international financial institutions and other related organizations.


  • How can companies work together to raise the level of integrity in relationships between business partners (B2B) and business and public sector relations (B2G).
  • Compliance & Ethics companies operating in the Western Balkans – good management practices that protect the integrity of the company in relation with third parties from private and public sector.
  • Standards of international financial institutions in the field of corporate integrity and level of compliance of fund users in the Western Balkans.
  • Challenges and considerations in the process of implementing and maintaining an effective compliance program in the Western Balkans.
  • New EU Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) – What changes it brings to companies operating in the EU? Whether and how much does it affect companies that operate outside of the EU, but have cooperation with companies from the EU?

Who should come at the event?

  • Compliance & Ethics professionals
  • HR managers
  • Internal auditors
  • Risk managers
  • CEOs
  • Heads of Legal and Financial Departments
  • Information officers
  • Consultants


If you would like to participate at the event, you may find more information here. Download application form here.

If you need hotel accommodation, and want to stay at hotel Holiday, please fill in this form and send it to the hotel, in order to get the discount for participants.