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    9th Annual International Regulatory Affairs Symposium & Professional Certificate

    Delivering Better Regulation for Better Results

    3rd - 7th July 2017, London, UK

  • Slide

    9th Annual International Regulatory Affairs Symposium & Professional Certificate

    Delivering Better Regulation for Better Results

    3rd - 7th July 2017, London, UK

  • Slide

    9th Annual International Regulatory Affairs Symposium & Professional Certificate

    Delivering Better Regulation for Better Results

    3rd - 7th July 2017, London, UK

  • Slide

    9th Annual International Regulatory Affairs Symposium & Professional Certificate

    Delivering Better Regulation for Better Results

    3rd - 7th July 2017, London, UK

  • Slide

    9th Annual International Regulatory Affairs Symposium & Professional Certificate

    Delivering Better Regulation for Better Results

    3rd - 7th July 2017, London, UK

  • Slide

    9th Annual International Regulatory Affairs Symposium & Professional Certificate

    Delivering Better Regulation for Better Results

    3rd - 7th July 2017, London, UK

  • Slide

    9th Annual International Regulatory Affairs Symposium & Professional Certificate

    Delivering Better Regulation for Better Results

    3rd - 7th July 2017, London, UK

  • Slide

    9th Annual International Regulatory Affairs Symposium & Professional Certificate

    Delivering Better Regulation for Better Results

    3rd - 7th July 2017, London, UK

  • Slide

    9th Annual International Regulatory Affairs Symposium & Professional Certificate

    Delivering Better Regulation for Better Results

    3rd - 7th July 2017, London, UK


The 9th ICPS International Regulatory Affairs Symposium will focus on the theme 'Delivering Better Regulation for Better Results'. 

For those wishing to complete the five-day Professional Certificate, this will incorporate the high-level Symposium and three subsequent days of intensive training. Delegates can opt to attend the Symposium on its own, or to attend the full five-day event.

The Symposium (3rd - 4th July 2017)


There has been a shift in the regulatory environment toward the view that regulation is merely a financial and administrative burden upon businesses and citizens. Governments are increasingly looking for ways to ease this burden to promote growth and cut ‘red-tape’, often simply by removing regulatory legislation deemed to be unnecessary or outdated.

But cutting regulation can only achieve so much; regulation is essential for the protection of consumers, employees and the environment, promotes competition and stimulates fair markets. Ensuring regulation continues to act as a safety net that simultaneously promotes economic growth and the development of businesses is a difficult balance that cannot be resolved by simply cutting regulation. This symposium will explore how to deliver better regulation, not just through removing aspects of regulatory legislation, but also in ensuring that regulatory principles are having their desired and maximum impact. 

Areas to be discussed include:

  • Translating Regulatory Principles into Good Practices
  • The Cost of Regulation to Businesses
  • The Role of Regulation: Protection or Promoting Economic Growth?
  • Monitoring and Evaluating the Impact of Regulation
  • Identifying Outdated and Simplifying Existing Regulation

The Professional Certificate (5th – 7th July 2017)


Following the symposium, the Professional Certificate in International Regulatory Affairs will build on the issues raised in the first two days, exploring the subject matter in greater depth and providing participants with the essential skills required to deliver better regulation. Through examining the strategies and approaches to reforming regulation, participants will examine ways to adopt different approaches in their organisation whilst ensuring that regulatory principles are proportional, accountable and targeted.

Through discussions with leading regulatory practitioners, participants will leave equipped with a comprehensive knowledge of how to build capacity and support structures, reduce administrative burdens and evaluate the overall impact of regulatory reforms.

The five-day programme is designed to build upon the issues raised throughout the symposium through discussions with peers and subject specialists. Participants who attend the full programme will be eligible to obtain the Chartered Management Institute Professional Certificate in Management and Leadership. Please visit the programme page for further information.


What is involved?

To obtain the Professional Certificate in International Regulatory Affairs delegates will need to have completed the five-day event and two written tasks after the duration of the course. Upon completion of the course and subsequent successful completion of CMI written tasks, the successful candidate will be awarded a Level 5 CMI certificate in Management & Leadership showing the CMI units achieved. The successful candidate will also receive a transcript from the International Centre for Parliamentary Studies certifying their specialisation in International Regulatory Affairs. The CMI is the only chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. The professional qualifications offered are internationally recognised and sought after. 

Why attend?


High Profile Speakers

The Symposium promises an internationally recognised line-up of leading figures and expert speakers who will offer an invaluable insight into the latest initiatives and developments in the field of regulatory affairs. As well as hearing key presentations, there will also be ample opportunities for delegates to engage in interactive discussion and debate.


Networking

Time will also be allocated – both through open floor discussions and during breakouts for lunch and refreshments – to share experiences and ideas related to regulatory affairs with the course’s speakers and fellow participants, allowing delegates to acquire a greater understanding of international best practice. Symposium delegates will also be invited to attend a drinks reception to further discuss the pertinent issues raised throughout the day in a more informal and less structured environment.