Achieving Transparency: A Dialogue for Action

August 31st, 2010

The Bryggen quarter in Bergen, Norway | Photo: techectomizer, Picasa

In just four short weeks the Task Force will host its second annual conference, and we want you to be there!  Titled Achieving Transparency: A Dialogue for Action, the 2010 annual conference of the Task Force on Financial Integrity and Economic Development will take place at the Radisson Blu Hotel Norge in beautiful Bergen, Norway from September 28-29, 2010.

The current financial crisis evidences the same lack of transparency in the global financial system that has affected developing countries for decades. Concrete, practical means exist for enhancing transparency to the benefit of rich and poor nations alike.

Speakers and panelists will address the Task Force’s five recommendation areas for achieving financial transparency: country-by-country reporting, knowledge of beneficial ownership, automatic exchange of tax information, curtailment of trade mispricing, and harmonization of predicate offenses among FATF countries. Breakout sessions will focus on upcoming projects and specific areas of concern within illicit financial flows, including a new financial integrity index, corruption, Millennium Development Goals, the G20 process, Africa’s concerns about illicit outflows, and more. Together, speakers and participants will contribute ideas for an action agenda aimed at achieving transparency, a plan that will guide the Task Force’s further programs!

In addition to being able to engage in discussions with area experts, participants will also hear from and speak with current (and future) global leaders such as Erik Solheim of Norway, Eva Joly of France, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu of Nigeria, and Rafael Espada of Guatemala.

Register today and view a copy of the agenda.  You can also check out speeches, presentations, and videos from last year’s conference in Washington, DC by clicking here…

The registration deadline is Tuesday, September 7th, so mark your calendars!  Questions? Send me an email at

I look forward to seeing you in Bergen!

Written by Christine Clough

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