Austin, Texas – Three years ago, Michael Woodford ignited a firestorm at Olympus Corp. when he exposed one of the Asia-Pacific region’s financial scandals in history.

After Woodford demanded answers to financial discrepancies at Olympus, the Japanese company’s first Western-born CEO was quickly fired for what the board of directors called a “management culture clash.” Just a month later, however, Olympus officials publicly admitted to the U.S. FBI and UK Serious Fraud Office to having paid fraudulent advisory fees in a decade-long cover-up valuing $1.7 billion.

Woodford will tell his story and reflect on the current state of corruption and fraud in business in his keynote address at the ACFE Asia-Pacific Fraud Conference, 16-18 November in Hong Kong. Hundreds of anti-fraud professionals will gather at the InterContinental Hong Kong for the region’s largest training and networking event of its kind.

Presented by leading fraud experts, conference sessions will focus on issues such as bribery and corruption, data analytics, international investigations, legal concerns in China and industry best practices.

Other featured speakers at the conference include: