European Internal Audit Forum


Audit Zone 2020 is designed to uncover the insights of the most emerging topics. The attendees will be presented with a number of sessions on today’s current issues and trends, industry best practices seeking to address common challenges, and knowledge-sharing opportunities. The conference will be a great combination of experts from all over the world to share their views through case studies, keynote presentations, and interactive panel discussions. It will equip participants with the appropriate strategies to perform proactively in order to stay on top of their business.

Listen to the top leading companies sharing their challenges and management strategies and then network with the industry giants and exchange your experience.

Join our European Internal Audit Forum in lively Madrid to unfold solutions to the challenges you have!

We look forward to seeing you.

On behalf of GLC,

Aletta Lemak

Key Takeaways

What participants say about our events:

“Very energizing event, a lot of information & interesting topics for different industries, in different sizes & locations. Very well done!”
All was very nice & well-prepared
Very high level of presentations, extremely informative and useful!

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Event schedule

Day one

  • 08:00 Registration & Networking with Welcome Coffee

  • 08:30 Greeting from the Project Lead & GLC Icebreaker Session

  • 08:45 Opening Remarks from the Chair

  • 09:00 Audit Planning Hot Spots for 2021/22

  • 09:40 Risk based internal auditing in practice

  • 10:20 Tea, Coffee, Networking & Exhibits

  • 10:50 Reporting and relationship with the Audit Committee : best practices and trends

  • 11:30 The impact of Data Science in the traditional audit approach

  • 12:10 Data Analytics in the planning of the audit engagements

  • 12:50 Luncheon & Networking

  • 13:50 Internal Audit 4.0

  • 14:30 Cyber vulnerability management and the importance of strong incident response capability

  • 15:10 Tea, Coffee, Networking & Exhibits

  • 15:40 Implementing Continuous Auditing

  • 16:20 Measuring Internal Audit Performance and Impact

  • 17:00 The Final Internal Audit Report

  • 17:40 Closing Remarks from the Chair

  • 17:50 End of Day 1

  • 18:00 Evening Program

Day two

  • 08:00 Meet, Greet & Networking with Welcome Coffee

  • 08:45 Opening Remarks from the Chair

  • 09:00 Agile audit of agile projects

  • 09:40 Developing an effective Anti-Corruption Audit Methodology

  • 10:20 Tea, Coffee, Networking & Exhibits

  • 10:50 Effective quality assurance and improvement programmes for internal audit

  • 11:30 Managing Third Party Risks through Internal Audit

  • 12:10 Future of Fraud Mitigation: 2020 and beyond

  • 12:50 Luncheon & Networking

  • 13:50 OPEN PANEL DISCUSSION – How to keep internal audit current and relevant in an ever changing and challenging environment

  • 14:30 Building the audit skills for the future

  • 15:10 Internal audit 2030 – how does audit need to evolve in the next 10 years

  • 15:50 Closing Remarks from the Chair

  • 16:00 Farewell Tea, Coffee and Networking

  • 16:30 End of DAY 2

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Marta Luaces Calpe
Marta Luaces CalpeHead of Audit of AXA International and New Markets
Giorgio Casana
Giorgio Casana Vice President Internal Audit
Javier Chavarria
Javier Chavarria Head of Internal Audit and Advisory Services
International Atomic Energy Agency
Carles Soriano Aicart
Carles Soriano Aicart Head of Internal Audit
Hernan Huwyler
Hernan Huwyler Head of Due Diligence and 3rd Party Compliance
Danske Bank
Madalina Manoiu
Madalina Manoiu Global Internal Audit Manager
John Wishart
John Wishart Head of Global Finance Shared Services
Emmanuel Pascal
Emmanuel Pascal Director, Internal Audit-Europe
Bertrand Pigeat
Bertrand Pigeat Group Audit Director
Holger Kremmling
Holger KremmlingHead Assurance, Risk & Internal Control
Edgardo Alifano
Edgardo Alifano Chief Audit Executive
United States of America

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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,  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:


• Audit

• Audit Methodologies

• Audit Processes Audit program

• Compliance

• Compliance and Conduct Risk Compliance Risk

• Control

• Corporate Audit

• Corporate Security Corporate Security

• Financial Crime

• Fraud Fraud Investigation

• Fraud Prevention and Detection Governance

• Governance and Integration

• Group Conduct Information Management

• Internal Audit

• Investigations IT Audit

• Law Enforcement

• Money Laundering Reporting Quality Assurance

• Regulation

• Regulation and Compliance Regulatory Compliance

• Risk

• Security Security and Investigations

• Standards and many more…

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While we are not happy to see you cancel your registration, we understand that “life happens” and other obligations come up. Our refund schedule is as follows:
The client has the right to cancel his/her registration in the event.
There is a 50% liability on all conference registrations once made, whether the booking was made through our website or via e–mail/ telephone/ fax.
If the client cancels with more than 8 weeks’s advance notice, GLC shall be entitled to an amount equivalent to 50% of the conference fee and 16 EUR administration charge. In case the client has already made his/her payment, this will be deducted from the conference fee GLC has already received and the remainder will be refunded. If no conference fee has been received prior to the cancellation request, GLC will issue an invoice for the cancellation fee (the amount equivalent to 50% of the conference fee and 22 EUR administration charge), which the client must pay immediately upon receipt. No refunds are available for cancellations received with 8 week’s (or less) advance notice or in case the client fails to attend the conference. In these cases, the full amount of the conference fee must be paid.
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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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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