Event Details


Global | June 15, 2021

With the issue of compliance rising up the corporate agenda, the role of the compliance officer has never been more critical to meeting ever-changing and increasing legal and regulatory demands. However the role of compliance officers is much more than simply keeping the company out of trouble. Their real value lies in embedding a culture of ‘doing the right thing’ and to help the company reach its goals fairly and honestly.

2021 marks the 20th anniversary of both the Compliance Magazine (Tijdschrift voor Compliance (TvC)), and the Association of Compliance Officers, (de Vereniging van Compliance Officers (VCO)). We invite you to join us in celebrating two decades of success in a thought-provoking summit, putting the evolving role of the compliance officer in the spotlight.

The summit will cover how the role of the compliance officer has changed, as well as our expectations on how the role will evolve in the future. We will specifically address the challenges compliance officers are likely to deal with and suggest some practical ways to address them.

On the day of the summit, we will also be launching our special edition of the Compliance Magazine focusing on the evolving role of the compliance officer.

We hope that you the summit will provoke insightful discussions that will spark your interest to read more about the topic.

We look forward to seeing you there.


15.00 – 15.15  Welcome and introduction
By Prof. Sharon Oded and Frans Demmers 
15.15 – 15.30  The changing role of the Compliance Officer
By Prof. Hans Strikwerda
15.30 – 16.00  Panel: Influencing employees behaviour
Panel members: Prof. Femke de Vries and Alexander Ghazvinian 
16.00 – 16.20  Compliance training in the digital era
By Domenico Lanzara 
16.20 – 16.30  Closing remarks
By Prof. Sharon Oded 
16:30 – 17:00 Virtual networking drinks and discussion


Frans Demmers 

Frans Demmers
Chairman of the board,
Vereniging van Compliance Officers 

 Hans Strikwerda

Prof. Hans Strikwerda
Professor of Organisation Change,
University of Amsterdam

Femke de Vries 

Prof. Femke de Vries
Professor of Supervision at the University of Groningen
and Managing Partner at &Samhoud Consultancy 

Alexander Ghazvinian 

Alexander Ghazvinian
Chief Compliance Officer at SIPCA 

Domenico Lanzara

Domenico Lanzara
Vice President BNPP Group Financial Security
– OFAC Sanctions Advisory 

Sharon Oded 150 

Prof. Sharon Oded
Editor-in-Chief, Tijdschrift voor Compliance,
Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright and
Professor of Corporate Compliance and Enforcement at Erasmus University Rotterdam 


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