Joe was an invited speaker at a conference in Kuwait sponsored by the United Nations Development Program – Regional Workshop: Building Capacities and Promoting Collective Action to Strengthen Private Sector Integrity, Dec. 18-19, 2012, Kuwait City, Kuwait.

Participants in the conference represented 20 Arab nations; the focus was on practical steps to prevent corruption, working with the private sector.

Joe spoke on “International Frameworks and Emerging Global Trends on Private Sector Integrity: Reaching Small and Medium Enterprises.” He emphasized the important role governments play in promoting anti-corruption compliance and ethics programs, the need to encourage effective programs, and how governments can use their leverage to increase buy-in by small and medium-sized enterprises.