Corporate Governance Framework
Third party invitations and services
65. It is likely that whenever you attend a conference or other event, you will subsequently receive invitations from marketing or public relations firms about further events or services.
66. Licensees and trade bodies will often use such companies to handle engagement and promotional activity. You should treat such third party invitations with caution, as they may in fact be for sales events or involve industry-sponsored hospitality, where it would not be appropriate for you to attend.
67. Where the Commission has interest in attending an event, this will be coordinated centrally by the Communications Team. When you receive an invitation and you are unsure whether the Commission should be represented at an event, or whether other Commissioners or staff have been invited, you should not accept the invitation until you have checked the position with the Communications Team. The Governance Team can advise on who to speak with.
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Last updated: 27 February 2023
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