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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.

Please register here by Monday, September 30 to confirm your spot.

We look forward to seeing you there!

IMO To Include Anti-Corruption on Formal Agenda

Last week, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) showed huge support for MACN’s work, agreeing to include maritime corruption as a regular work item on its agenda. A paper on the topic of maritime corruption was presented by the Marshall Islands, with many countries and international organizations expressing their endorsement of a proposal to develop guidelines to assist all stakeholders in embracing and implementing anti-corruption practices and procedures at the 43rd meeting of the Facilitation Committee (FAL). 

MACN in 2018: More Members, More Action, More Impact

MACN was founded in 2011 by a small group of companies. It was created with the recognition that for many years, the shipping industry has faced a difficult issue: When a ship travels in and out of ports, there is an opportunity to ask for illegal payments.

For example, one captain told us recently:

“The customs officer threatened to delay the ship and fine us US$60,000 for an error on the luboil [lubrication oil] declaration. Then he asked us for US$7,000 to help us have no problem.”