Be Inspired

The Global Ethics Summit is the premier annual event connecting the most respected and diverse class of company leaders who come together to inspire company integrity and responsible business performance. CEOs, board members, CLOs, corporate secretaries, chief compliance officers, leading industry executives, global thought leaders and others participate in the Summit to network, collaborate, exchange ideas, share best practices and fuel companies with actionable solutions to minimize risk and enhance company performance worldwide.

Join the conversation in 2017 and leave inspired, with uncompromising approaches that will enhance compliance, governance, and integrity at your organization.

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Build lifelong business relationships with pan-industry, multi-disciplinary leaders.


Join top companies committed to collaborating to improve global business and advance society.


Leave with real guidance to working across your company, actionable tools and advice to put into practice.

World Class Leaders, Unscripted Dialogue

What Participants Say

We’re in the midst of a societal shift where ‘doing the right thing’ isn’t just the new social currency, it is increasingly viewed as a business currency. Ethisphere has built a platform that allows like-minded businesses to jointly innovate for the betterment of society.
Brad Katsuyama, President & Chief Executive Officer, IEX Group and focust of Michael Lewis’ book “Flash Boys”

The thing that’s unique about the Global Ethics Summit is you get a mix of the nuts and bolts from the panels that are led by compliance officers and chief ethics officers but you also get the big picture from CEOs, private equity leaders and business leaders telling us what they need from our legal departments. I can take all of that, synthesize it and say, ‘here’s the big picture and here is how it translates into what I need to do on a daily basis,’ and I think that is unique amongst the conferences.
James Williams, Former General Counsel, Liquidity Services

This was, by leaps and bounds, the best conceived and executed conference I have attended in many years. The quality of the speakers and integration of multiple topics was masterful.
Jerome Harper, VP, CSR, Northern Trust

The gala and summit are the best events we attend all year.
Debra Clements, SVP, Sr. GC & Corporate Secretary, Milliken & Co.

You have all done a first-rate job with this meeting. The panels were interesting and engaging. Congratulations. The best part is the confirmation that I am able to derive that our program is on course.
Brian Leddin, VP, CECO, C. R. Bard

Pricing & Registration

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Members of the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA) receive one complimentary registration for all ethics summits including the Global Ethics Summit. Contact Sarah Neumann for your free registration discount code! To learn more about BELA visit:

Our Partners

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Association and Media Partners
Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics

Who Participates


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Venue & Accommodations

Grand Hyatt New York

109 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017
Hotel & City Guide

The 9th Annual Summit will take place on the Ballroom and Conference Levels of the Grand Hyatt New York. If you require special accommodations (e.g., meeting space, vegetarian requests, wheelchair or other disability needs) please email

Hotel Accommodations

A discounted room rate of $309 for single/double occupancy for the Global Ethics Summit is secured  at the Grand Hyatt New York. To reserve a room at the Grand Hyatt, please book your accommodations below. Rooms are subject to availability.  The last day discounted accommodations will be available for booking is February 28, 2017.

Points of Interest:
Chrysler Building
Times Square
United Nations Complex
Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island
Bryant Park

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Answers to the FAQs

Why Attend?

• Network and exchange ideas with industry peers and through leaders on corporate integrity, ethics, and compliance
• Gain a deep understanding of the latest trends and challenges impacting company behavior and performance
• Discover how to better cultivate a strong company culture of ethics
• Identify key risks in both mature and emerging markets and their impact to the business
• Take away actionable insights from the most reputable, multinational company leaders across industries
• Explore practical tools and solutions to incorporate into your own compliance and integrity programs

Who should attend?

• C-suite and executive management
• Board and Audit Committee Members
• General Counsels
• Chief Compliance and Legal Officers
• Chief Ethics and Corporate Integrity Officers
• Government and Regulatory Officials
• Directors of Compliance and Program Managers
• Law Firm Partners and Service Providers
• Academics

What is discussed?

New to the Global Ethics Summit beginning 2017 are the governance, compliance and risk tracks. To view the latest sessions and topics discussed, please see the agenda.

How can my company get involved?

Invite the a leader or key executive to join the conversation and play a leading role as a faculty member on one of the panel discussions. Please email Kevin McCormack to learn more about being a part of this year’s Summit.

Register today! Three or more attendees receive over a 30% discount. To learn more or for questions, email Chelsie Chmela.

I want to be a speaker – how can I suggest my topic?

If you are interested in speaking at the Global Ethics Summit, please contact Kevin McCormack, Vice President, Global Thought Leadership & Programs.

What is the attire for the Global Ethics Summit?

Dress for the Global Ethics Summit is business attire.

Who can help me during the event?

At the event, please see the registration desk for assistance. Anyone with a “Staff” badge will be able to answer your questions. You can also contact Chelsie Chmela, Director of Global Events.

Will there be networking at the Summit?

Yes, the Summit is designed around the opportunity to network with some of the most reputable company leaders and top industry experts from a diverse set of organizations. Have the chance to exchange ideas with leading experts throughout the Summit during breakfast, breaks, lunch and a networking cocktail reception.

Do you have discounted hotel accommodations?

A discounted room rate of $309 for single/double occupancy for the Global Ethics Summit is secured at the Grand Hyatt New York. Rooms are subject to availability. The last day discounted accommodations will be available for booking is February 28, 2017.

Do you offer professional credits for attending?

For those attendees seeking continuing education credit to meet professional requirements, Ethisphere will provide a certificate of completion at the conclusion of the event. CEUs will also be available and certificates will be provided at the Summit.

What is the cancellation policy?

If you are unable to attend the Summit, your registration is transferrable to someone within your organization. A full refund is available if requested by Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Thereafter, your registration is non-refundable.

Announcing the 2017 Steering Committee

Ethisphere would like to thank the following individuals for lending their expertise to help shape the agenda of the 2017 Global Ethics Summit:

Kristen Ludgate
Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, 3M

Mark Ohringer
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Jones Lang LaSalle

Christine Castellano
Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer, Ingredion Incorporated

Lucy Lee Helm
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Starbucks Coffee Company

Jack Lenzi
Vice President, Corporate Compliance,
CHS, Inc.

Laurie Gallagher
Chief Compliance & Litigation Counsel, SABIC

Suzanne Rich Folsom
General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer & Senior Vice President – Government Affairs, U.S. Steel

Avis Russell
Vice-President and Chief Compliance Officer, Parsons Corporation

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