Internal Audit Conference 2024 | Programme

Internal Audit Conference Programme - more speakers to be announced soon! 


Why attend?

The Internal Audit Conference seeks to bring the internal audit community together to share, learn, challenge themselves to help stay ahead of the curve. Through a series of keynotes speeches, practical sessions, and case studies, you will learn about the latest tools, techniques and innovative approaches to effectively perform your role in a rapidly evolving risk landscape. Among other things, this year’s themes will focus on:

  • Managing the risks, threats and opportunities of cyber security
  • The impact and implementation of the New Global Internal Audit Standards
  • The effective use artificial intelligence and audit technology
  • Culture, HR and people - skills for the future
  • Governance and risk management - best practice in mitigating existing and emerging threats

What to expect:


The conference programme has been carefully curated to enable attendees to participate with more flexibility than ever before. Not only can you attend virtually, in-person or a combination of the two but you will be able to:

  • Choose from a variety of breakout sessions from industry practitioners, subject matter experts and thought leaders
  • Attend interactive workshop sessions online or in-person NEW!
  • Visit our communities and special interest groups HUB (in-person only) NEW!
  • Visit the conference exhibition to learn about latest audit technology, trends, solutions and services
  • Build connections by networking with speakers, sponsors and peers
  • Maintain your professional development and gain CPE credits
  • Have your say by attending our annual general meeting on 2nd October (voting members only)

Day 1 - Wednesday 2 October


08:00 – 09:15 REGISTRATION AND NETWORKING  Conference HUB and exhibition open
09:30 – 09:45 WELCOME ADDRESS  
09:15 – 09:55 KEYNOTE 1   
10:25 – 11:15 BREAKOUT SESSIONS:
  Strategic approach to implementing the new global internal audit standards  
  The critical link between effective governance, trust and accountability  
  Auditing cyber security – highlighting the key risks and controls   
  The ever-changing world of AI in business  
  In-person workshop: Can internal audit be truly independent?  
  Online workshop: Stepping out of your comfort zone - Are you auditing the real risks facing your organisation?  
11:15 – 11:45 REFRESHMENTS AND NETWORKING  Conference HUB and exhibition open
11:45 – 12:35 BREAKOUT SESSIONS:
  Developing a framework for the effective use of AI in IA   
  The challenges of auditing EDI  
  ESG fraud - what are the risks?   
  Demonstrating ethical behaviour and integrity in everything we do  
  In-person workshop: Practical approaches to implementing the new global internal audit standards  
  Online workshop: Effective report writing – strategies for success  
12:35 – 13:50 LUNCH, NETWORKING AND EXHIBITION Conference HUB and exhibition open
13:15 – 13:30 LUNCH SESSIONS Attend demo session by principal sponsor Auditboard (in person only)
14:00 – 14:45 KEYNOTE 2  
14:45 – 15:15 REFRESHMENTS AND NETWORKING  Conference HUB and exhibition open
15:15 – 16:05 BREAKOUT SESSIONS:  
  AI Governance – transparency, fairness and compliance
  Leading the audit team – a case study Peter Elam, Group Head of Risk Management and Business Assurance, Anglo America
  Increasing your data analytics return on investment   
  Auditing recruitment and retention - understanding the risks to your business  
  In-person workshop: Adopting a coaching culture in internal audit Andrew Baker - Chief Internal Auditor, Canada Life
16:15 - 17:00 KEYNOTE 3 Dr Hannah Fry - Professor of Mathematics 
17:00 – 17:10 CLOSING REMARKS  
17:10 - 19:00 NETWORKING DRINKS SPONSORED BY AUDITBOARD  

Day 2 - Thursday 3 October


08:30 – 09:10 REGISTRATION AND NETWORKING  Conference HUB and exhibition open
09:35 – 09:30 WELCOME ADDRESS  
09:30 – 10:15 KEYNOTE 1   
10:25 – 11:15 BREAKOUT SESSIONS:  
  Consumer duty in the FS sector – protecting your reputation  
  Managing government finances – what are the risks and challenges?  
  Exploring data security myths and misconceptions  
  Assuring ESG programmes through internal audit  
  In-person workshop: Managing conflict with auditees  
  Online workshop: Providing assurance on the ethical framework required by the new global internal audit standard  
11:15 – 11:45 REFRESHMENTS AND NETWORKING Conference HUB and exhibition open
11:45 – 12:35 BREAKOUT SESSIONS:  
  The responsibilities and challenges of being an SMF 5  
  Overcoming the challenges faced by local authority audit teams (2 – 3 case studies)  
  Measuring the impact and value of internal audit to an organisation  
  Reporting up – what the board and audit committee really wants to hear  
  In-person workshop: Auditing risk management  
  Online workshop: Building your personal brand  
12:35 – 13:50 LUNCH, NETWORKING AND EXHIBITION Conference HUB and exhibition open
13:15 – 13:30 LUNCH SESSIONS Attend demo session by principal sponsor Auditboard (in person only)
14:00 – 14:45 KEYNOTE 2  
14:45 – 15:15 REFRESHMENTS AND NETWORKING Conference HUB and exhibition open
15:15 - 16:05 BREAKOUT SESSIONS:  
  The internal audit role in financial management  
  Reputation matters – top risks facing the charity/not for profit sector  
  Ethical policies and guidance – what does good look like?  
  The right people, the right skills - developing talent in internal audit  
  In-person workshop: Does your audit plan reflect the business use of AI?  
16:15 - 16:55 KEYNOTE 
Redifing what matters
 Dr Kamel Hothi OBE
16:55 – 17:10 CLOSING REMARKS  

 *conference programme is subject to change