European Internal Audit Summit


European Internal Audit Summit 2021 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 connect with the industry’s ndustry giants and exchange your experience.

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

We look forward to seeing you.

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!

For detailed program download the agenda

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Event schedule


  • 08:40 Connecting to the Online Platform

  • 08:50 Greeting from the Project Lead & GLC Icebreaker Session

  • 08:55 Opening Remarks from the Chair

  • 09:00 Best practices for auditing in the current crisis and beyond

  • 09:30 Internal Auditor as Strategic partner

  • 10:00 Let’s have a coffee

  • 10:20 Co-Presentation: Auditing the operational resilience framework – TRACK A

  • 10:20 Internal audit’s strategic and advisory role in the merger of the Financial Supervisory Authority and the Central Bank of Iceland – TRACK B

  • 10:50 Workshop – Auditing data protection
    and privacy controls – TRACK A

  • 10:50 Workshop – Moments of truth in
    an auditor‘s life – TRACK B

  • 11:50 Let’s get some fresh air, see you in 10 minutes

  • 12:00 Ready & Relevant: Prepare to Audit What Matters Most – TRACK A

  • 12:00 How audit and investigation can work closer together? – TRACK B

  • 12:40 Ready for the future? Data analytics for non IT specialists – TRACK A

  • 12:40 The advisory role of internal audit – TRACK B

  • 13:10 Lunch Break

  • 14:20 OPEN PANEL DISCUSSION – The Future of Audit


  • 15:20 Networking & Let’s discuss what we heard today

  • 15:50 Closing Remarks from the Chair

  • 16:00 Feedback/Evaluation Session

  • 16:10 End of DAY 1


  • 08:45 Connecting to the online platform

  • 08:55 Opening Remarks from the Chair

  • 09:00 WORKSHOP – The benefits and lessons from our Agile auditing

  • 10:00 Morning Coffee & Networking

  • 10:20 Is audit of strategy out of reach for internal auditors? No, it is not. – TRACK A

  • 10:20 Audit skills of the future – TRACK B

  • 10:50 WORKSHOP – How to audit risks about value in your business ? – TRACK A

  • 10:50 Competency models in group audit – TRACK B

  • 11:20 Reporting duties and best practices – How to fulfill external requirements? – TRACK B

  • 11:50 Networking Session


  • 13:30 Data Driven Assurance

  • 14:00 WORKSHOP – Data Analytics within internal audit: the next level!

  • 15:00 Closing Remarks from the Chair

  • 15:10 Farewell Networking

  • 15:40 Feedback/Evaluation Session

  • 15:50 End of DAY 2

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Our Speakers

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Leticia Lucas
Leticia LucasHead of Internal Audit
ESM - European Stability Mechanism
Carles Soriano Aicart
Carles Soriano Aicart Head of Internal Audit
Hernan Huwyler
Hernan HuwylerIT Risk and Control Governance Leader at Danske Bank
Compliance Mater Director at IE Law School
Cesar Souza
Cesar SouzaGroup Audit Chief Operating Officer
Zurich Insurance Group
Karl Sousa
Karl SousaDirector Corporate Audit (Global Markets)
Philip Morris International
Edgardo Alifano
Edgardo Alifano Chief Audit Executive
United States of America
Serhat Khan
Serhat KhanDirector Internal Audit
Gerald Wittenzellner
Gerald WittenzellnerHead of Internal Audit - Methods, Reporting & Quality Assurance
Schaeffler AG
Nanna Huld Aradottir
Nanna Huld AradottirChief Audit Executive
Bank of Iceland
Tijs Wolffenbutte
Tijs WolffenbutteChief Audit Executive/Director Audit
Volksbank N.V
The Netherlands
Emmanuel Theocharopoulos
Emmanuel TheocharopoulosPortfolio Lead (Audit Director)
Bank of Ireland
United Kingdom
Glen Gauci
Glen GauciAudit Manager
Bank of Ireland
United Kingdom
Francesca Innocente
Francesca InnocenteInternal Auditor
Intesa Sanpaolo
Emmanuel Pascal
Emmanuel Pascal Director, Internal Audit, Europe
Tamer Shams
Tamer ShamsGroup Chief Audit Executive-Internal Audit Director
Talaat Moustafa Group Holding
Suhrob Kurbonov
Suhrob KurbonovChief audit executive
Alfabank Belarus
Russian Federation
Matej Drašček
Matej DraščekChief Audit Executive
Hranilnica LON d.d.
Per Graabaek Ventze
Per Graabaek VentzeAudit Director
Danske Bank
Ann Kristensen
Ann KristensenSenior Audit Manager
Danske Bank
Dr. Rainer Lenz
Dr. Rainer LenzFinancial Expert & Audit Executive
Chris Greenway
Chris GreenwayDirector of Internal Audit
The Co-operative Bank plc
United Kingdom
Slobodan Dimitrovski
Slobodan DimitrovskiChief Audit Executive
Jorge Nunes
Jorge NunesInternal Audit Director
U.L.S. Matosinhos, EPE
Javier Cabrera Canosa
Javier Cabrera CanosaCorporate Director Internal Audit
Selenta Group
Tim Berichon
Tim BerichonInternal Audit Leadership Engagement
The Institute of Internal Auditors Inc.
The United States
Madalina Manoiu
Madalina Manoiu Global Manager Internal Audit

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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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    Many people are afraid to request for training budget, because they can’t seem to find the “perfect time” to do it. Well, there’s no perfect time to ask for it, but there are definitely some moments that are better than others. For instance, if your boss is about to take a two week vacation, he/she might be in a good mood. If he/she just lost a major account, may not be wise at that juncture.
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    When you ask for budget, you should be prepared with specific details and explanations about what is in it for the company and you’re superior. If you go into a meeting and just say, “I want to get budget for a conference,” it’s likely that your request won’t be taken seriously. If you want to plan ahead, then you should be prepared to explain the following points:
    1. Start by stating your accomplishments
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    3. Describe:
    a) How this event will increase your productivity?
    b) How you will need less supervision
    c) How you can bring back the knowledge to the company
    4. Follow up
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.
In case you cannot attend for both days, you can always attend for just 1 day of the event. In this case we will send you all presentations of the 2 days. The participation fee is 70% of the original investment. In case you would like to attend the event for just 1 day please contact us on booking[at]
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]
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.