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The Internal Audit Service will hold its annual international conference on 6 November 2018. The Conference will focus on the global challenges affecting the Internal Audit (IA) profession and will be opened by the First Vice-President of the European Commission, Mr Frans Timmermans. In addition, Mr Richard Chambers, President and CEO of IIA Global will be a keynote speaker .

Being ever more aware of the fact that the global challenges affecting the IA profession are evolving at a rate beyond expectations, this year the IAS Conference will aim at thoroughly focusing on the challenges for Internal Audit in the future in order to outline those strategies, tools and approaches deemed most effective for the delivery of value-added results and assurance.

Moreover, the most recent peer discussions and developments are based on the assumption that the IA function is still able to represent a reference point for its stakeholders. However, the Fourth Industrial Revolution is challenging governments and organisations to keep pace with the exponential growth in innovations in technology and fast-evolving external framework. This urgently calls for an adaptation of the IA profession to the new upcoming needs.

On the one hand, the world is changing faster and faster, which makes it also more complicated for auditors to stay aligned to the entity's top risks and to smoothly execute their audit plans. On the other hand, innovation may lead to new areas of focus for auditing, requiring a new, updated skill set in terms of both technical and soft skills.  

We shall therefore look at the many changes, actual and potential, that are affecting our world, to better understand it rather than just being in awe of it, whilst taking into consideration all of the implications for our profession. 

Practical information

When
Tuesday 6 November 2018, 8.00 - 18.00 (CET)
Where
Alcide De Gasperi Room, Charlemagne Building
170, Rue de la Loi
1000 Brussels
Belgium
Attend
PLEASE REGISTER HEREWatch live at 08:00 (CET)

Languages
Interpretration in EN, FR and DE
Number of places
480
Registration fee
None
Who should attend
High-level internal audit managers, auditors, representatives from financial ministries and other international organisations

Speakers

Agenda

  • 08.00 - 09.00 (Europe/Paris)

    Welcome desk opens
    Security check for all participants
    Welcome coffee

  • 09.00 - 09.15

    Opening address by Dr Manfred KRAFF
    Director-General of the Internal Audit Service and Internal Auditor of the European Commission

  • 09.15 - 09.30

    Introduction to the common theme of the Conference by
    Mr James PATERSON, Conference Chairman
    Director of Risk & Assurance Insights, former CAE and Vice-President of AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals

  • 09.30 - 10.15

    Session 1:
    Future changes in our external political and business environment

    Keynote address by
    Mr Frans TIMMERMANS
    First Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of Better Regulation, Inter-Institutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights, and Internal Audit

    Followed by an interview of the First Vice-President by
    Mr Richard CHAMBERS
    President and CEO of the Institute of Internal Auditors, IIA Global

  • 10.15 - 10.45

    Coffee break - Networking moment

  • 10.45 - 12.15

    Session 2:
    Keeping pace with the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the changes in society

    Keynote presentation by
    Mr Richard van HOOIJDONK
    Trend watcher and Futurist

    Panel on how to deal with these changes (short separate presentations and discussion):

    • Ms Jeanne BOILLET, Global Assurance Innovation Leader, EY
    • Ms Elisabeth AUBINEAU, Director of Internal Audit, AVIVA
    • Ms Mona de BOER, Director Data Analytics, PwC
  • 12.15 - 13.45

    Lunch break - Networking moment

  • 12.45 - 13.45

    Showcases on new internal audit methodologies

    • Mr Radoslav TODOROV, Senior Manager System & Process Assurance, PwC
    • Mr Alan DUDLEY, Global Head of Data & Analytics, Internal Audit, AVIVA
    • Mr Tobias ALBRECHT, Partner, Advisory Services, EY

  • 13.45 - 14.00

    Overview of the morning session and outlook of the afternoon session by Dr Manfred KRAFF, Director-General of the Internal Audit Service and Internal Auditor of the European Commission

  • 14.00 - 15.00

    Session 3:
    Public sector auditing 2018: Imperatives for the future

    Keynote address by
    Mr Richard CHAMBERS
    President and CEO of the Institute of Internal Auditors, IIA Global

  • 15.00 - 16.00

    Session 4:
    Future-proofing the Internal Auditors' skillset

    Panel on various changes impacting on the (internal) audit profession (short separate presentations and discussion):

    • Ms Tytti YLI-VIIKARI, Auditor General, National Audit Office of Finland
    • Mr Simon HEIJNEN, Manager ADR Analytics, Audit Dienst Rijk, Netherlands
  • 16.00 - 16.15

    Coffee break - Networking moment

  • 16.15 - 17.30

    Session 5:
    Providing assurance and addressing stakeholders' expectations

    Keynote presentation by
    Ms Soledad LLAMAS TUTOR
    Internal Audit Manager, Canal de Isabel II Madrid

    Panel on how representatives of Internal Control (IC), Risk Management (RM), Internal Audit (IA) and Audit Committees (AC) deal with these issues (short separate presentations and discussions):

    • European Commission Senior Managers 
    • Ms Helena ABREU LOPES, Member of the Court of Auditors of Portugal
    • Ms Carolyn DITTMEIER, Audit Committee Member, Audit Committees in Italy and Greece
  • 17.30 - 17.40

    Conclusions of the Conference by Mr James PATERSON,
    Conference Chairman
    Director of Risk & Assurance Insights, former CAE and Vice-President of AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals

  • 17.40 - 17.45

    Closing speech by Manfred KRAFF
    Director-General of the Internal Audit Service and
    Internal Auditor of the European Commission

  • 17.45 - 18.30

    Cocktail - Networking moment