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28 Oct 2016

Who is getting the business?

Organisation: Transparency USA. Location: OpenGov Hub

A Discussion on Beneficial Ownership Transparency and Open Contracting Principles in Procurement

Friday, October 28, 2016 from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Registration begins at 9:30 AM
To be held at the OpenGov Hub
1110 Vermont Avenue NW, Suite 500
Washington, D.C. 20005

A light breakfast and refreshments will be served.

Transparency International-USA welcomes you to a panel discussion on the importance of knowing who is ultimately pulling the strings of companies bidding for public contracts. The panel will give examples of how the U.S. government, American businesses, and taxpayers have been defrauded by the owners of anonymous companies. The discussion will explore the benefits from adopting open contracting principles and collecting and publishing the ultimate ownership information of any company bidding for government business. The panelists will also discuss practical recommendations for increasing transparency in federal procurement so as to reduce fraud and corruption.

Speakers and moderators include:

Claudia J. Dumas
President and CEO, TI-USA
Opening Remarks 

Shruti Shah
Vice President of Programs and Operations, TI-USA
Moderator

James H. Cottrell, Jr. (“Chip”)
Partner, Deloitte Advisory, and Member of the B-Team’s Anti-Corruption Group 

Gavin Hayman
Executive Director, Open Contracting Partnership

Eryn Schornick
Policy Advisor, Banks and Corruption, Global Witness

Michelle Sternthal
Deputy Director of Policy & Government Affairs, Main Street Alliance

Please RSVP by October 26 to kdittmann@transparency-usa.org

More details

Region: North America

Audience: Government