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Thursday, October 29 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Corporate Vehicles on the Road to Transparency: Where Next for Beneficial Ownership?

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Publicly accessible information on beneficial ownership is one of the most important developments in the open government agenda to date. Understanding who controls or benefits from companies is a step change in corporate transparency and fundamental to the fight against corruption. Hundreds of billions of dollars are lost to corruption in public procurement every year. This can lead to lower quality infrastructure and services, wasted tax money and decreased trust in government. Corporate vehicles, such as companies, trusts, foundations and partnerships
play a legitimate and important role in our global economy. But they can also be used to disguise the real owners of companies, making it hard for citizens and governments to “follow the money.” Transparency, open data and access to information - key tenets of open government - are essential to tackling this issue, and beneficial ownership registries can help drive a transparency revolution.

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Eduardo Bohórquez

Director, Transparencia Mexicana
Licenciado en Ciencia Política y Administración Pública por la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) y Maestro en Estudios del Desarrollo por la Universidad de Cambridge, Inglaterra.Se desempeñó como Consejero de la Secretaría de Desarrollo Social y de la Secretaría... Read More →
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Chris Taggart

Co-founder and CEO / Cofondateur et chef de la direction, OpenCorporates
Chris Taggart is the Co-founder and CEO of OpenCorporates, the largest open database of companies in the world. OpenCorporates is revolutionising access to and reuse of company data, making it not just freely available on the web, but giving access to the underlying data through... Read More →

Thursday October 29, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm CST
Palacio de Minería

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