Peer-to-Peer Best Practice Forums

JTI faciltates two JTI Peer-to-Peer Best Practice Forums annually - one on Ethics & Compliance and one on Internal Communications.


Attendance is strictly limited to the global heads of these functions. Fellow peers openly discuss the challenges they face and possible actions to resolve them. The number of executives at the table is kept below 20 and the discussions are strictly off-the-record.

The forums, moderated by Jeff Thinnes, are participant-led and focused. Topics are selected in advance by the forum members, and the discussions are held in English.

Past participant companies include GE, IBM, The Walt Disney Company, and The Coca-Cola Company from the US; Allianz, Total, GSK and Nestle from Europe; and Odebrecht from Latin America.


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Here's what some Forum Members have to say about their participation:

Each year, I'm more and more impressed by the depth of our conversations – how transparent participants are willing to be to move towards solutions.”

Sarah Bonta Square

The JTI Forum is an invaluable safe place for discussing the big issues.  Even more stimulating is the ability to explore the art of the possible as our work continues to motivate more and more people around the globe.”

Tam Sandeman GSK

We are able to share best practices in the JTI Forum and take a deep dive into subjects that really matter to all of us. The forum members also continue supporting each other throughout the year.”

Aline Vuillequez Airbus


“Sharing best practices and solutions, as well as building relationships that continue throughout the year, is invaluable.”

Tynnetta McIntosh JPMorgan Chase



What is so unique about this JTI Forum is the willingness of participants to confidentially share with their peers deep insights into some of the most sensitive areas of their work.  It is this environment of trust which makes this forum so special.”

David Frick, Nestlé

“I have heavily benefited from the JTI Forum. In its trustful, open atmosphere, participants provide guidance to each other about serious compliance matters. If trust is the social license to operate our businesses, this forum run by Jeff Thinnes holds a very
strong license.”

Dr. Thomas Lösler, Allianz


“Today, there are too many conferences for compliance. The JTI Forum, however, is special in giving the opportunity to exchange views in a smaller group of real experts from international operating companies. We don’t just scratch the surface; we dig into details. That is why I try to make this one each year!”

Dr. Philip Matthey, MAN

The open and transparent way in which peers share how they approach the compliance challenges they face is unique. Given the rapidly changing regulatory context, I am already looking forward to the next JTI Forum.”

—  Gaëlle Thuault, Kering

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