Internal Audit Conference | Programme


Day one - Tuesday 2 November 2021 - BOOK NOW


08:00 – 09:00 REGISTRATION, NETWORKING & EXHIBITION
09:00 – 09:05  WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS
09:05 – 09:15 PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS
09:15 – 09:50 KEYNOTE 
Business priorities for the next two years - global economic recovery, climate change and audit regulation
Lord Callanan - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
10:00 – 10:50 BREAKOUT SESSIONS:

 

Digital and cyber
The Fourth Industrial Revolution – opportunities provided by digital, AI and robotic technology

 

Environmental, Social and Governance
The role of the board in developing the ESG corporate strategy

 

Innovative auditing
Auditing behaviour and culture – a new approach

 

Public sector spotlight
Opportunities to manage public finances post pandemic

 

Business resilience
Keeping your business financially stable
10:50 - 11:20 REFRESHMENTS, NETWORKING & EXHIBITION
11:20 – 12:10 BREAKOUT SESSIONS:
  Digital and cyber
Managing the security of data and intellectual property in the cloud
  Environmental, Social and Governance
Making a social impact – how organisations are addressing the issues of human rights, modern slavery and doing business ethically
  Innovative auditing
Change and innovation in a crisis – how business and internal audit responded (case study)
  Public sector spotlight
Identifying and controlling fraud, bribery and corruption risk
National Audit Office (NAO)
  Business resilience
Are your supply chains truly resilient?
12:10 – 13:30
LUNCH, NETWORKING & EXHIBITION

13:30 – 14:20

KEYNOTE PANEL
Is integrity an essential part of sound governance and how can internal audit help?
14:25 – 15:15 BREAKOUT SESSIONS:

 

Digital and cyber
Protecting your organisation from internal and external attacks
Pen Test Partners

 

Environmental, Social and Governance
What does good governance look like and what are the warning signs that it may be failing?
  Innovative auditing
The use of technology to enhance internal audit performance and success
  Public sector spotlight
How digital and AI technology is transforming the public sector
  Business resilience
Strategic workforce planning – building resilience using hybrid teams
15:15 – 15:40 REFRESHMENTS, NETWORKING & EXHIBITION
15:40 – 16:20 KEYNOTE
Protecting the nation’s critical interests – managing the risk of significant cyber attack
Ciaran Martin - Founding CEO of the National Cyber Security Centre and now Professor of Practice, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford
16:20 – 16:30 CHAIR'S CLOSING REMARKS

Day two - Wednesday 3 November 2021 - BOOK NOW 


08:00 – 09:00  REGISTRATION, NETWORKING & EXHIBITION
09:00 – 09:15      WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS
09:15 – 09:55 KEYNOTE
Driving business success
10:00 – 10:50 BREAKOUT SESSIONS:
  Financial services hot topics
Strategic risks facing the FS sector in the UK and Europe in the next 5 years
  Environmental, Social and Governance
Protecting the planet – a practical approach from the retail sector
  Practical auditing
How agile auditing has improved our performance and delivered success (case study)
  Skills development
Critical thinking and analysing information - sharpening our skills
  Data analytics and audit technologies
Overcoming the challenges of using data analytics
  Sessions available at local locations: (Premium Pass and Lite Pass holders only
IRELAND | MIDLANDS | NORTHEAST | NORTHWEST | SCOTLAND 
SOUTHWEST | WALES
10:50 – 11:20 REFRESHMENTS, NETWORKING & EXHIBITION
11:20 - 12:10 KEYNOTE
12:15 – 13:05 BREAKOUT SESSIONS:
  Financial services hot topics
Managing risk in an accelerating technologically driven world
  Environmental, Social and Governance
Developing a corporate social conscience - focusing on diversity, inclusion and ethical behaviour
  Practical auditing
How to audit data management and UK GDPR – a strategic overview
  Skills development
Protecting you and your team in challenging times
  Data analytics and audit technologies
Continuous auditing – keeping the finger on the pulse
  Sessions available at local locations (Premium Pass and Lite Pass holders only
IRELAND | MIDLANDS | NORTHEAST | NORTHWEST SCOTLAND 
SOUTHWEST | WALES
13:05 – 14:25 LUNCH, NETWORKING & EXHIBITION
14:25 - 15:15 BREAKOUT SESSIONS:
  Financial services hot topics
Fighting the AML battle – what should the third line be doing?
  Environmental, Social and Governance
Auditing governance – asking the difficult questions
  Practical auditing
How to audit a fraud, bribery and corruption control framework
  Skills development
Effective negotiation and influencing – a key skill for all internal auditors
  Data analytics and audit technologies
Horizon scanning – future developments in audit technology  
  Sessions available at local locations (Premium Pass and Lite Pass holders only
IRELAND | MIDLANDS | NORTHEAST | NORTHWEST SCOTLAND 
SOUTHWEST | WALES
15:15 - 15:45 REFRESHMENTS, NETWORKING & EXHIBITION
15:45 – 16:20  KEYNOTE
The role of internal audit – where do we go from here?
16:20 – 16:30  CHAIR'S CLOSING REMARKS
16:30 – 17:30  DRINKS RECEPTION & EXHIBITION