European Internal Audit Forum


Audit Zone 2019 will unfold the solutions to the challenges that internal auditors have to overcome in order to stay efficient in a rapidly changing environment. The European Internal Audit Forum will be an amalgamation of interesting case studies, interactive panel discussions and networking sessions, with a strong focus on today’s current issues and trends.

Join our European Internal Audit Forum in the beautiful Prague to learn, network and get inspired!

We look forward to seeing you.

On behalf of GLC,
Aletta Lemak

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What participants say about our events:

“I am satisfied with listening to high professional speakers.”
Luigi La Marca - Policiy Adviser, Inspectorate General, European Investment Bank / Luxembourg
“I am really satisfied to meet with new faces on this event. I am also happy about the new ideas and challenges this event brings to me.”
Kyle McMullan - Director, Internal Audit, Compliance, CITI / United Kingdom
“I am impressed by the so many nationalities on the event and I think it was good experience for me to join this event.”
Freek Van Velsen - Chief Financial and Risk Officer, RABOBANK / THE NETHERLANDS
“A good experience to meet new peers from all around the world.”
Lucio Della Ratta - Managing Director Internal Audit, Barclays / United Kingdom

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Event schedule

Day one

  • 08:20 Registration & Networking with Welcome Coffee

  • 08:45 Greeting from the Project Lead & GLC Icebreaker Session

  • 08:55 Opening Remarks from the Chair

  • 09:00 The Effectiveness of Internal Audit Functions – Drivers for the Future

  • 09:40 Key actions for an effective internal audit digitalization:  The Ferrovial experience

  • 10:20 Tea, Coffee, Networking & Exhibits

  • 10:50 The potential of Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

  • 11:30 RPA – A chance for Internal Audit as trusted advisor and change agent

  • 12:10 Our way of working in a digitalized audit function

  • 12:50 Luncheon & Networking

  • 13:50 Data Analytics – A Must Have For A Full-fledged Internal Auditor Department

  • 14:30 Data Intelligence within audit – the untapped power of Analytics

  • 15:10 Tea, Coffee, Networking & Exhibits

  • 15:40 Data evolution within ABB Internal Audit and the implementation of Business Analytics

  • 16:20 Role of Internal Audit in Fraud Prevention and Detection

  • 17:00 Closing Remarks from the Chair

  • 17:05 End of Day 1

  • 17:30 Walking tour

Day two

  • 08:30 Meet, Greet & Networking with Welcome Coffee

  • 08:55 Opening Remarks from the Chair

  • 09:00 Investigations – Process & Governance

  • 09:40 The flexible Audit team -Auditing in an Agile Company

  • 10:20 Tea, Coffee, Networking & Exhibits

  • 10:50 Improving time to market: The agile annual audit planning process

  • 11:30 Auditing the Right Risks

  • 12:10 Internal Audit’s Role in Mergers and Acquisitions

  • 12:50 Luncheon & Networking

  • 13:50 Being the industry leader for Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities for Internal Audit

  • 14:30 Ensuring that audit strengthens it’s status as assurance provider throughout the company

  • 15:10 Auditing Culture

  • 15:50 Closing Remarks from the Chair

  • 15:55 Farewell Tea, Coffee and Networking

  • 16:30 End of DAY 2

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Our Speakers

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Alberto Ferreiro Prado
Alberto Ferreiro PradoChief Audit Executive
Marin Reaksecker
Marin ReakseckerHead of Audit Services
Antonio Zucchetti
Antonio Zucchetti Sr. Director - Group Internal Audit
Max Ng
Max NgGlobal Head of Group Audit
Deutsche Bank AG
Rolf Petter Spjelkavik
Rolf Petter SpjelkavikVice President & Head of Group Internal Audit
Cesar Souza
Cesar SouzaGroup Audit Chief Operating Office
Zurich Insurance Group
Florent Giraud
Florent GiraudHead of Data Intelligence (Commercial Operations)
Volkswagen AG
Ramazan Isik
Ramazan IsikChief Audit Executive / EVP, Member of Executive Commitee
Marina Pons
Marina PonsGroup Audit Manager
Zurich Insurance Group
Sven Hirsekorn
Sven HirsekornHead of Compliance
Imperial Tobacco
Henrik Sander
Henrik SanderManager Data Analytics
Bilfinger SE
Brandon Wright
Brandon WrightHead of Books and Records Audit
Bilfinger SE
David Butler
David ButlerHead of Internal Audit
Arthur J Gallagher
United Kingdom
Marco Aspesi
Marco AspesiVP Head of Audit Europe
Andreas Trogsch
Andreas TrogschGeneral Manager Global Assurance
ArcelorMittal S.A.
Kerstin Meinecke
Kerstin MeineckeHead Audit Services
Lonza Group
Thomas Berger
Thomas BergerDirector Group Audit
Serhat Khan
Serhat KhanChief Audit Executive
National Petroleum Construction Company
United Arab Emirates
Dijana Bacic
Dijana BacicChief Audit Executive
Barry Callebaut

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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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