On December 1, 2020, the world's largest anti-corruption forum, the “19th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC)” will be held in BEXCO, a convention center in Busan. The event was originally scheduled to be held in Seoul in June, but was postponed until December and moved to Busan out of concerns for the safety of local citizens and visitors following the outbreak of COVID-19. The “9th International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) Conference” will be hosted in conjunction with the IACC from November 30 to December 1 at the same Busan venue. Since the two events have been moved to Busan due to COVID-19, Busan is now once again being highlighted as a premier MICE city.
What kind of conference is the International Anti-Corruption Conference?
The International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC), first held in 1983 in Washington D.C. in the USA, is an event where people from around the world from various fields, including the government, civil society, international organizations, and academia, come together to discuss corruption issues. In short, this large event encourages anti-corruption efforts and related discussions, and advances the anti-corruption agenda. This conference is held every two years by Transparency International (TI) in cooperation with global governments and is usually attended by about 2,000 anti-corruption participants from over 140 countries. The 19th International Anti-Corruption Conference is being organized by the Transparency Organization in cooperation with the Korean government through the Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission.
Designing 2030: Truth, Trust & Transparency
The theme for the 19th International Anti-Corruption Conference is “Designing 2030: Truth, Trust & Transparency.” This year’s conference marks the second time that the International Anti-Corruption Conference has been held in Korea, following the hosting of the 11th conference in Seoul in 2003. The event is particularly meaningful in that it serves as a place where domestic experts can share the Korean experience and anti-corruption spirit, creating a global atmosphere of trust and transparency for the year 2030. The event on December 1 is expected to usher in a new, cleaner decade! Transparency starts right here in Busan.
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