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5th Annual Internal Audit Forum

Following the great success of our 4th Annual Internal Audit Forum, we are happy to invite you to our 5th Annual Internal Audit Forum, which will be held on 11th – 12th of May 2017 in Crowne Plaza Berlin-Potsdamer Platz in Berlin – Germany.

There are still new challenges ahead for Internal Audit in financial services. Internal audit will need to overcome challenges related to governance, risk management, compliance.
The 5th Annual Internal Audit Forum will provide opportunities for attendees to listen insights, guidelines, practices from regulatory bodies, leading industry associations and banks/central banks.
Through our networking and question and answer sessions you can connect with industry leaders and build up your network all around Europe.

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You can credit training/learning hours towards your professional accreditation by participating on this CPD certified forum.

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Event schedule

Day one

  • 08:30 Welcome Coffee and Registration

  • 08:55 Greetings from the Project Lead and GLC Icebreaker Session

  • 09:05 Opening Remarks from the Chair

  • 09:10 Regulatory reform and the role of internal audit

  • 09:50 Challenges auditing Risk and Compliance functions

  • 10:30 Auditing capital and stress testing

  • 11:10 Tea, Coffee, Networking & Exhibits

  • 11:40 Industry 4.0 vs Internal Audit

  • 12:20 Implementing Audit Management Software –
    A Practical Approach

  • 13:00 Luncheon & Networking

  • 14:00 Cybersecurity

  • 14:40 Auditing CyberSecurity

  • 15:20 Auditing, monitoring, and follow-up

  • 16:00 Tea, Coffee, Networking & Exhibits

  • 16:30 OPEN PANEL DISCUSSION: The challenge of auditing culture

  • 17:10 Improving Risk Assurance & Audit Efficiency implementing Continuous Auditing

  • 17:50 Effective stakeholder management

  • 18:20 Closing Remarks from the Chair & Networking

Day two

  • 08:30 Tea, Coffee & Networking

  • 09:00 Opening Remarks from the Chair

  • 09:10 Internal Audit and Corporate Governance

  • 09:50 Investigation Methodology in Today’s Banking Environment

  • 10:30 Importance of  risk management and internal control in corporate governance

  • 11:10 Tea, Coffee, Networking & Exhibits

  • 11:40 Emerging risks and their impact on audit coverage

  • 12:20 Challenges of a Small Audit Function facing Quality Assessment

  • 13:00 Luncheon & Networking

  • 14:00 OPEN PANEL DISCUSSION: Internal pressures – challenge for internal auditors’ objectivity

  • 14:40 Third Party Risk Management

  • 15:20 Tea, Coffee, Networking & Exhibits

  • 15:50 Auditing AML and KYC

  • 16:30 Is Strategy Audit part of your portfolio?

  • 17:10 Closing Remarks from the Chair & Farewell Networking

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Our Speakers

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Mark Carawan
Mark CarawanChief Compliance Officer
Citigroup, Inc.
United States of America
John Bree
John BreeManaging Director COO Corporate Services | Global Procurement
Deutsche Bank
The United States of America
Christian Schleicher
Christian SchleicherVice President CEO / Internal Audit
UniCredit Bank AG
Michael Lerch
Michael LerchChief Audit Executive
HSH Nordbank AG
Csaba Hatvani
Csaba HatvaniSenior Auditor
European Court of Auditors
Duarte Pitta Ferraz
Duarte Pitta FerrazNOVA School of Business and Economics
Willem Jan Megens
Willem Jan MegensGlobal Audit Division Head CAS– Wholesale Banking
The Netherlands
Dr. Andrzej S. Kulik
Dr. Andrzej S. KulikHead of Internal Audit
Gijs Borghouts
Gijs Borghouts Chief Auditor, Risk & Finance
Royal Bank of Scotland, Internal Audit
United Kingdom
Tolga Aksoy
Tolga AksoyDirector Expense Management
GarantiBank International NV
The Netherlands
Linda Post
Linda PostGlobal Audit Division Head IT Audit
ING Bank
The Netherlands
Dr. Zoltan Tompa
Dr. Zoltan TompaHead of Internal Audit
Bank of China
Nanna Huld Aradóttir
Nanna Huld AradóttirDirector of Internal Audit
Central Bank of Iceland
Jana Báčová
Jana BáčováExecutive Director| General Secretariat and Secretary to the Board
Czech National Bank
Czech Republic
Martin Schmitt
Martin SchmittDivisional Head of Group Audit Risk & Finance
Commerzbank AG
Cihan Vural
Cihan VuralExecutive Vice President Internal Systems
Burgan Bank A.S.
Nick Woods
Nick WoodsManaging Director-Internal Audit
United Kingdom
Gert Strausz
Gert StrauszAudit Expert
Erste Group Bank AG
Cesar Souza
Cesar Souza Group Audit Chief Operating Officer
Zurich Insurance Group

Our Advisors

Nuno Castanheira
Nuno CastanheiraGroup Head of Internal Audit
Portuguese Mutual Guarantee System (SPGM)
John Bree
John BreeManaging Director COO Corporate Services | Global Procurement
Deutsche Bank
The United States of America
Norbert Kouwenberg
Norbert Kouwenberg Director Group Audit
The Netherlands
Ramazan Isik
Ramazan IsikChief Audit Executive
Denizbank (Sberbank Group)
Erhan Yazgan
Erhan YazganChief Auditor
Central Bank of Turkey
Thorsten Schmidt
Thorsten SchmidtDirector | Head of Quality Assurancet
Deutsche Bank AG – Group Audit
Cheung Alan
Cheung AlanDirector
AIG Internal Audit Division
The United States of America
Tomas Kjerf
Tomas KjerfSenior Advisor
Gijs Borghouts
Gijs Borghouts Chief Auditor, Risk & Finance
Royal Bank of Scotland, Internal Audit
United Kingdom

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Who will you meet?

Members of the Board, Chief Audit Executives, Chief Auditors, Chief Internal Executives, Chief Internal, Auditors, Audit Committee Members, Chief Risk Officers and Chief Financial Officers. As well as
Senior Vice Presidents (SVP), FVPs, EVPs, Vice Presidents, Managing Directors, Executive Directors, Directors, Leads, Heads, General Managers & Senior Managers OF:

  • Internal Audit
  • Audit
  • IT Audit
  • Fraud
  • Risk
  • Investigations
  • AML
  • Money Laundering Reporting
  • Financial Crime
  • Compliance
  • Fraud Investigation
  • Quality Assurance
  • Security
  • Corporate Audit
  • Fraud Prevention and Detection
  • Corporate Security
  • Audit Methodologies
  • Audit Processes
  • and many more…

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The client has the right to cancel his/her registration in the event.
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In general no VAT is applied based on the Hungarian VAT law with the exception of individual payment [when you would like to pay from your own budget and not from the company’s budget] and for Hungarian companies where 27% VAT is applicable which is refundable at the end of the company’s fiscal year.
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We provide a conference documentation pack which includes: conference agenda, notes pages and attendee information. Soft copies of some of the presentation are available on USB-flash-drives for each delegate. You may bring your laptop, tablet or other mobile device so you are able to review the presentations while they are being presented. Free Wi-Fi will be provided and outlets will be available for recharging computers, mobile devices and phones. We highly recommend you to bring along your business cards and a desire to learn from some of the industry’s leading experts.
The dress code is business casual. Feel free to leave the suits and ties at home this time. We do suggest you bring a sweater or dress in layers, as the conference room temperature may fluctuate.
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You might find free to attend events which are usually organized by a solution/service provider within the industry. Unlike at free to attend events, on a paid event you will find more diverse industry knowledge rather than presentations related to services or solutions.
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In case you are busy on 1 of the days, you certainly can split the 2 day conference with one of your colleague. All you need to do is send us an e-mail to booking[at]glceurope.com
We understand that not all senior-level professionals might be available on the dates. As the event is an annual event, most of the attendees try to postpone their engagements or send a small group from their teams to benefit from the conference.

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