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World’s largest anti-corruption conference to be held in Panama City, 1-4 December

Panama Papers and investigative journalism at the heart of the agenda

The 17th International Anti-Corruption Conference will take place from 1-4 December in Panama City. Leading experts from a wide variety of disciplines will discuss how to best take the fight against corruption forward under the theme Time for Justice: Equity, Security, Trust. The four-day event will be opened by the President of the Republic of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela Rodríguez.

With more than 1500 participants from all over the world, this edition of the conference will have a particular focus on the enablers of corruption and investigative journalism with in depth discussions of the Panama Papers.

The four-day conference includes more than 40 workshop and 5 plenaries plus:

For the first time, the International Anti-Corruption Conference will also host the Colpin Latin American Investigative Journalism Conference and as well as the Films for Transparency festival which will have 16 screenings in 3 venues in Panama City starting on 29 November.

This year, the International Anti-Corruption Conference also welcomes socially conscious musicians from Liberia, Ecuador and Tunisia, as winners of the Fair Play Anti-Corruption Music Competition.

International speakers during the four-day program of events will include:

  • José Ugaz, Chair, Transparency International
  • Ivan Velasquez, Commissioner, International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala
  • Michel Forst, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, United Nations
  • Yury Fedotov Executive Director, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
  • Luis Almagro Secretary General, Organization of American States
  • Magdy Martínez-Solimán, Assistant Secretary-General, United Nations
  • Salil Shetty, Secretary General, Amnesty International
  • Sanjay Pradhan, CEO, Open Government Partnership
  • Sarah Chayes, Author of Thieves of State
  • Marina Walker Guevara, Deputy Director, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
  • Lawrence Lessig, Roy L. Furman Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

For the full conference agenda, click here.

Click here for online press accreditation. Press accreditation will also be available on-site at the conference.

For interview requests, including with the winner of the Anti-Corruption Award, please contact press@transparency.org.

For the programme of the Films for Transparency festival, click here.


For any press enquiries please contact

Natalie Baharav
E; press@transparency.org
T: +49 30 34 38 20 666