The Shipping Professional Network London (SPNL) hosted another great networking event recently courtesy of MAZARS, who kindly acted as both host and sponsor. Members of SPNL were once again afforded access to leading industry speakers, akin to those usually only found at high-level conferences.
The MAZARS event combined the expertise of 4 speakers, all of whom offered fascinating insights into anti-bribery, corruption and valuations within the shipping sector.
Jake Storey of TRACE, a leading anti-bribery compliance solutions company, started off the evening’s discussion by stating that corruption posed a large-scale ‘cultural’ problem. He said “I hear a lot of ‘everyone is doing it’ or that ‘shipping is different’ as a justification. I have a different view on this. Shipping has unique challenges in relation to corruption, but we are not different.”