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Ethisphere Heads to Miami for 5th Annual Latin America Ethics Summit

Company leaders from NBC, Ingersoll Rand & more connect to address best practices in corporate integrity and resilience in ethics-challenged region

New York, NY– May 23, 2017 – Ethisphere, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, will host its fifth annual Latin America Ethics Summit at the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay on Thursday, June 15.  The Summit, which has been the leading industry event in Brazil over the last four years, will move north of the border to Miami—this is the first time the summit has been conducted in the United States.

“With such a strong Latin-American population residing and conducting business in Miami, Ethisphere is excited to bring this unique event to the southern border of the United States,” said Stefan Linssen, Chief Content Officer, Ethisphere. “As the Latin-American economy continues to mature as a significant contributor to the global economy it is essential that leaders in ethics and integrity are provided a forum to amplify their commitment to ethical business practices while building the credibility needed to earn their place on the world’s stage.”

Each year, Ethisphere’s Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA) community has been a catalyst for this regionally focused summit, showcasing multinational members with substantial business priorities across Latin America and beyond.  Both BELA and other globally positioned companies have made corporate integrity a priority in this region as where headlines often focus on corruption. This one-of-a-kind Summit serves as an opportunity for companies to not just share best practices, but establish a collective front to change perceptions and push integrity to the front of business practices in the region.

“Thanks to the Latin America Ethics Summit, Ethisphere has provided a forum to openly talk about the environment, challenges and best practices on building compliance programs that is ever so important for Latin America,” said Reyna Torrecillas, Chief Compliance Officer, GE, Latin America. “I’ve had the opportunity to attend the Summit for the past three years and I’ve found the caliber of the speakers, the discussions and the networking invaluable for Compliance Leaders. I look forward to this year’s edition and to engage on a dynamic conversation that is helpful to continue raising the bar on Compliance for the region and our programs.”

A diverse faculty will lead interactive discussions and network throughout the day, including topics such as third party risk, measuring ethical culture, assessing ISO 37001 anti-bribery standard, training with multicultural considerations and more. Featured speakers include chief legal officers, chief compliance officers, and regional leadership from such companies as:

  • Microsoft Corporation
  • GE
  • Royal Caribbean Cruises
  • Votoratim Cimentos
  • NBC Universal Telemundo Enterprises
  • Yum! Brands
  • Jones Lang LaSalle
  • Millicom
  • TE Connectivity
  • Praxair
  • Ingersoll Rand
  • Baker Hughes
  • Merck & Co.
  • Cummins, Inc.
  • And more.

“The Latin America Ethics Summit is a great opportunity for all professionals connected directly and indirectly with Compliance, Business Ethics and proactive reinforcement of enterprise ethical behavior to listen, share and learn about the greatest and the latest about these themes,” said Ricardo Turro, Global Director, Internal Audit, Votorantim Cimentos. “Forward thinking practices coupled with the rigorous pursuit of company integrity are some of the topics discussed during Ethisphere Summits and it serves as a great forum for the professionals in this market. It is truly inspiring.”

To connect with company leaders and be part of the conversation, registration is still open for the Latin America Ethics Summit with full details here:

For more information on Ethisphere’s BELA community, visit:

About Ethisphere
The Ethisphere® Institute is the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices that fuel corporate character, marketplace trust and business success. Ethisphere has deep expertise in measuring and defining core ethics standards using data-driven insights that help companies enhance corporate character. Ethisphere honors superior achievement through its World’s Most Ethical Companies® recognition program, provides a community of industry experts with the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA) and showcases trends and best practices in ethics with Ethisphere Magazine. Ethisphere is also the leading provider of independent verification of corporate ethics and compliance programs that include: Ethics Inside® Certification and Compliance Leader Verification™. More information about Ethisphere can be found at


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