3 June at 13:30 – 14:30 CEST – Webinar on Sanctions

In this seminar we look forward to welcoming Jeff W. Cottle back to MACN as a guest speaker to talk about the latest trends and updates on sanctions with focus on shipping and trade.

Jeff is Partner at Norton Rose and focuses on all aspects of compliance program design. He has extensive experience in the compliance-related issues and is adept at devising solutions to both the strategic and tactical compliance-related issues faced by companies, especially in high-risk markets. Jeff also handles internal investigations of potential breaches of company compliance policies and/or law, as well as the defense of investigations by regulators and enforcement agencies. His practice spans the substantive areas of Anti-Corruption, trade sanctions, and export controls. Jeff has held senior positions as in-house compliance counsel at major corporations headquartered in the United States, Europe, and Australia.

The Teams’ link is in your Member Area on the Welcome page (the page you meet when you first log in)

Upcoming Online Spring Meeting 2021

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We look forward to welcome our members at MACN’s Virtual Spring Meeting, the 5th and 6th of May, 2021!

The meeting takes place over 2 days to cater for our members’ different time zones, May 5 will be for Asia and Europe, and May 6 will be for the Americas and Europe.

Although the meeting will take place online, we have designed an exciting agenda where you will have the opportunity to engage with peers through a new online event platform, as well as hear from some of MACN’s partners from different countries.

Upcoming Online Fall Meeting – 21 October

We very much look forward to welcome our members at MACN’s Virtual Fall Member Meeting on 21 October!

Though we are still sad that we had to cancel the in-person meeting, we hope the day will be engaging with the exciting agenda we have designed!

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CANCELLED: MACN Member Meeting: March 25-26, 2020 | Singapore

We regret to inform you that we have made the difficult decision to cancel MACN’s Spring meeting scheduled for 25-26 March in Singapore.

The situation relating to the novel coronavirus remains uncertain in Singapore, as it does around the world. The MACN Steering Committee and Secretariat emphatically believe that the health and safety of our member representatives must be our number one priority. It is for this reason that we made the difficult decision to cancel our Spring meeting in Singapore.

Due to the increasing spread of the novel coronavirus in Singapore, Singapore has raised its Disease Outbreak Response Systems Condition to Orange (Feb 7).  To counter the further spread or the novel coronavirus within the country, Singapore has placed visa restrictions on foreigners with a recent history of travel to China.

Additional precautionary measures are being instituted to minimize the risk of further virus transmission to the community and event organizers are advised to cancel or defer non-essential large-scale events.

With the limited time we have until our meeting was scheduled, not knowing how the situation may escalate further, and what additional precautionary measures that may be introduced, we believe the prudent option is to cancel MACN’s Spring meeting.

The MACN Secretariat is currently working with the hotel for those who have booked rooms and we will provide impacted members with an update later this week. We recommend that you contact your travel agents for potential reimbursement of your flights.

The October Members Meeting scheduled for October 21 – 22 will go ahead as planned and we look forward to seeing you here.  We will advise of the location in the coming weeks.

Although we have had to cancel the upcoming Spring meeting, we continue to work hard towards a maritime industry without corruption and encourage you all to continue your efforts within MACN’s working groups and your own organizations to work towards this goal.

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MACN Welcomes 160 Participants at the Fall Members Meeting in London

MACN was delighted to welcome 160 participants to the annual Fall Members Meeting in London on 30-31 October.

The meeting covered a mix of plenary sessions and working group activities. On the first day, we had the opportunity to hear about MACN’s collective action work and MACN’s new 2025 Strategy. The sessions and discussions on day two revolved around MACN’s tools, relevant compliance topics and 2025 Strategy execution.

MACN is making progress on many fronts, we are growing as an initiative, we see improvement in the operating environment in many countries and we will launch several new tools shortly e.g. MACN’s new eLearning platform in Q1 2020.

We were honored to have speakers from i.a. the Basel Institute on Governance, the Nigeria Shippers’ Council, the Nigeria Independent Corrupt Practices Commission and the Nordisk Defence Club. We also heard from expert MACN partners including Soji Apampa, The Convention on Business Integrity and Fernando Felipe Basch, Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi.

Thank you to all speakers, members and observers for a great two days!


Save the Dates for 2020

MACN Spring Meeting
25-26 March 2020, Singapore

MACN Fall Meeting
21-22 October 2020, Athens or London

REGISTER: MACN Member Meeting: October 30-31, 2019 | London, UK

Registration is now open for the Fall MACN Member Meeting in London, UK

The meeting will take place in London on 30-31 October, 2019 at the Bloomsbury Hotel.

MACN Member Meetings are open exclusively to members of MACN and select observers. Last year in London we welcomed over 100 participants for two days of discussion, analysis, best practice sharing, and strategy development. The meetings are regularly rated by members as one of the most significant benefits of membership, with the opportunity to learn from and network with peers while hearing from external experts on anti-corruption and compliance topics.

We look forward to seeing you there!

REGISTER: MACN Member Meeting: October 30-31, 2019 | London, UK

Registration is now open for the Fall MACN Member Meeting in London, UK

The meeting will take place in London on 30-31 October, 2019 at the Bloomsbury Hotel.

MACN Member Meetings are open exclusively to members of MACN and select observers. Last year in London we welcomed over 100 participants for two days of discussion, analysis, best practice sharing, and strategy development. The meetings are regularly rated by members as one of the most significant benefits of membership, with the opportunity to learn from and network with peers while hearing from external experts on anti-corruption and compliance topics.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Register Now: MACN Fall Members Meeting, London, 3-4 October 2018

We are delighted to announce that the next MACN Members Meeting will take place at The Royal Horseguards in London on October 3 and 4, 2018. The event comprises:

1. Two-day Meeting: On October 3-4, we will gather for our two-day meeting at The Royal Horseguards London. The prestigious Royal Horseguards offers beautiful accommodation in the center of London. Featuring Victorian architecture, the venue overlooks St James’s Park and the River Thames. In addition to being an award-winning hotel, The Royal Horseguards has a fascinating history as the former home and office of the first MI6 chief, Sir Mansfield Cumming.

Waterloo train station is a 10-minute walk from the venue and London City airport is 20 minutes’ drive from away.

Conveniently, the conference venue provides the possibility for accommodation of all MACN members and observers wishing to stay at the hotel.

2. Participants Dinner: The Participants Dinner will be held in the evening of October 3 at 7 p.m., venue TBD.

Please note that this event is for MACN Members only.

18-19 April: MACN Spring Meeting 2018

We are pleased to invite all MACN members to register and book a place at the MACN Spring Meeting, to be held in Panama City on April 18-19, 2018. A link has been communicated to you for registering, and the invite is available on Onehub.

The meeting is a great opportunity to discuss progress on MACN’s strategy, share challenges and opportunities, and learn from other MACN members.

We look forward to seeing you there!

MACN Fall Members Meeting, 11-12 October, London, UK

MACN will host its second biannual members meeting of 2017 in London. The meeting will give MACN members the opportunity to assess the progress we have made on the three pillars of our strategy and to discuss current or developing challenges around corruption in the maritime sector. Sector-specific and country-specific breakout sessions will allow members to explore issues in detail and to share relevant best practices.

In addition to the regular, member-driven content and updates on our activities, we’ll be hearing from prominent speakers on topics including the connections between compliance and other sustainability goals, and how to react in a crisis.

If you have any further questions regarding MACN or BSR, please contact Cecilia Muller Torbrand, MACN Program Director.