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Bribery Act Advice for Eventia Members

Eventia’s legal eagle and Partner at Olswang LLP Brian McDonnell will take delegates through the implications of the UK’s new Bribery Act at this year’s Summer Eventia 26th-28th June 2011.

Introduced by Brian Kirsch Eventia’s Head of Regulation this workshop session on the Tuesday morning will give delegates the low down on everything they need to know about the Bribery Act 2010 which was enacted by the UK Parliament on 8 April 2010 and will come into force on 1st July 2011.    

In support of this workshop Eventia’s Regulation Committee have also prepared a briefing note which gives practical examples of how this Act may affect Eventia members and their clients.  The briefing note for UK Events and hospitality sector looks at the direct and indirect impact for the events and hospitality sector as well as giving a comprehensive overview of the Act itself, details on the four new offences, territorial application and the penalties and enforcement under the Bribery Act.

Brian Kirsch, Managing Director of Event Assured and Chairman of Eventia Regulation Committee comments: “Like it or not, The Bribery Act is here from next week. Eventia Regulation Committee will continue to work for sensible and proportionate implementation of the new Act, but members need to know now how to respond to the changes it brings. The Summer Eventia Briefing will start the process of informing members of how it affects our industry.”

Following the session at Summer Eventia an up-dated ‘Quick Guide’ will be released and will be available to download free of charge to Eventia members from the Eventia website www.eventia.org.uk.

Go to www.eventia.org.uk and enter your login details then click on 'articles' and then 'papers' and select Bribery Act 2010.

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