NOVEMBER 4, 2015

9:15 9:35 Tomas PIVOŇKA, Chairman of the Board, IIA Czech Republic
Ivo STŘEDA, Head of Internal Audit RWE CZ group, the first President of the IIA Czech Republic
Conference opening
9:35 10:15 Angela WITZANY, Senior Vice Chairman of the Global Board of Directors, President of IIA Austria
Topic: Changing times – changing environment. The new IPPF.
10:15 10:35 Martin NOVÁK, Chief Financial Officer at CEZ, a. s.
Topic: Why do i invest to the internal audit?
10:35 10:50  COFFEE BREAK
10:50 11:30 Ranieri de MARCHIS, Head of Global Internal Audit, UniCredit Group
Topic: Bridging the expectation gap
11:30 11:50 Tomas VYHNÁNEK, Director of Central Harmonization Unit at Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic
Topic: Priorities of the central harmonization at the Ministry of Finance
11:50 12:50 LUNCH
Section A – The Future of the Internal Audit
Talking on sofa
Section B – Public administration
12:50 14:30 Róbert KOLLÁR, Head of Audit Department at K&H Bank Zrt.
Topic: Evolution of Internal Audit : Co-operation or Integration with other control functions
12:50 13:20 Miloslav KALA, President of the Supreme Audit Office of the Czech Republic
Topic: eDATA – The future of control
Marek ČÁP, Director at KPMG Czech Republic
Topic: Development of internal audit in Australasia. Can we inspire ourselves?
13:20 13:50 Johann RIESER, Senior Public Internal Auditor at the Ministry of Finance, Austria
Topic: Public Internal Audit in EU Member States – Development and Challenges
Petr KUBÍK, Head of Internal Audit at T-Mobile Czech Republic
Topic: Performance of non audit activities in T-Mobile CZ Internal Audit
13:50 14:10 Lukáš WAGENKNECHT, Chairman of the board Good Governance
Topic: International trends in development of the internal control system of public administration
14:10 14:30 Jana KRANECOVÁ, Head of Department of Central Harmonization Unit of Internal Audit at Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic
Topic: Current status of the draft law on the management and control of public finances
14:30 15:00 COFFEE BREAK
15:00 15:45 Roman ŠEBRLE, Olympic decathlon Champion
Topic: My journey to success
15:45 18:30 TRANSFER to the Staropramen Brewery

NOVEMBER 5, 2015

Informational Technologies in the Internal Audit – presentation of sponsors
8:30 8:45 Konstantin LALOV, Logen representative
Topic: Detecting and Preventing Fraud with Data Analytics
8:45 9:00 Piotr LIPSKI, SKG representative
Topic: Extend the Impact of Your Analytics
9:00 9:15 Jan HLAVÁČEK, DNS representative
Topic: Software Asset management
9:15 9:30 Jaromir JIROUDEK, J+Consult representative
Topic: Software IDEA – Data analysis in practice
10:00 10:15 Ota NOVOTNÝ, The University of Economics, Prague
Topic: xPORT
10:15 10:45 Pavel VOSOBA, Coowner at MC Triton and writer
Topic: The myths about career
10:45 11:20 Jean-Pierre GARITTE, ECIIA Past Chairman of the Board
Topic: Value-added internal audit: myth or reality?
11:20 12:00 Carmen ABELA, Chairman of the Board, IIA Canada
Topic: Internal Audit: An instrument of Public trust?
12:00 12:10 Tomas PIVOŇKA, Chairman of the Board, IIA Czech Republic
12:10 13:30 LUNCH


top-hotel-praha-kongresDear Ladies and Gentlemen,

On behalf of the Board of the Czech Institute of Internal Auditors, it is my pleasure and honor to invite you to the Central and Eastern Europe Internal Audit Conference. The conference will take place from 4 to 5 November, 2015 at TOP HOTEL Prague, one of the largest congress hotels in Europe, and at the UNESCO listed Staropramen Brewery premises with the title „Energy from a traditional source“. The conference is a part of the 20th anniversary of the Czech Institute of Internal Auditors.

Internal audit is currently trying to keep pace with the fast changing business world. The future of our profession is happening just now, in the melting pot of needs of our key stakeholders. There are traditions and sources which have made internal auditors successful in the corporate world but there is also a strong need for innovation and overall refresh of our profession to enable our success in the emerging future. That is why the conference is aimed at gaining a good understanding of how to build on our principles and make the best out of strengths and needs of our stakeholders.

To fulfil this goal we will provide you with the presentations of well-known speakers from our profession including the IIA Global Chairman. We have also invited the well-known CEE business leaders to share their ideas on how auditors can provide added value to shareholders and managers. One of the conference highlights will be the speech of Roman Šebrle, Czech Olympic winner and one of the best decathlon athletes of all times. His speech will inspire us how to energize ourselves and get successful in a highly complex environment.

During our conference, we are going to organize several social programs which will make you more familiar with the Czech cultural heritage. You will have the opportunity to experience the fairy-tale magical beauty of Prague and the unique beer culture.

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, please come to Prague for Conference that will re-charge you!

Yours sincerely,

Tomáš Pivoňka

Chairman of the Board, Czech Institute of Internal auditors


Accompanying programme


Evening party

The evening party will be waiting for you on the premises of Staropramen, including the restaurant Potrefena Husa and music club Phenomen. A busy schedule with a live music, autograph signing by Olympic champion Roman Šebrle, old-Czech cuisine with a modern interpretation, fire and dance show and much more awaits you.


The organizer reserves the right to make changes to the event program.

Prague´s top attractions

prazsky-hrad-003Prague Castle

If you want to experience the magical atmosphere of Prague and see its cultural heritage, we recommend you to take a tour of Prague Castle – the most significant Czech historic sight.
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Prague Castle is the largest continuous castle complex in the world. It covers an area of almost 70,000 m² and is also on the list of UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage Sites.

Prague Castle – Golden Lane

Home to the “little people” i.e. servants, smiths and soldiers and one Franz Kafka for a while.

Mala Strana – Church of St Nicholas

The Church of St Nicholas is the most famous Baroque church in Prague. There are different elements to the church including it’s art, architecture, musical venue and site of a Czech scurity observation point.

Church of Our Lady Victorious

Who made the little 19 inch wooden wax covered doll is not known but we do know that The Infant Jesus of Prague originally came from Spain and was given as a wedding present to Duchess Maria Manrique de Lara in 1556 on her marriage in Bohemia.

Charles Bridge

Originally a wooden structure it got washed away during a bad flood and was replaced by a stronger stone structure which became known as the Judith Bridge. After more flood damage it was basically this structure that was strengthened, repaired and formed into what you see today. It was decorated and renamed in the honour of King Charles IV. It has 30 statues of saints (15 on each side) each with it’s own history.

Staroměstský orloj

Old Town Square

Here is where winding lanes of the Old Town run, in order to spill out onto the most beautiful square in Prague. The elegant tower of the Town Hall with the world famous astronomical clock, the proud silhouette of the fairy tale Týn Cathedral, the monumental Church of St. Nicholas and countless multi coloured houses of many styles lend this place a unique atmosphere, which will captivate all those who decide to take a look at its charm.

Josefov – Prague Jewish Quarter

The former Jewish Ghetto in Prague has a long history, going back to the 12 th century. There is the oldest still existing synagogue in Europe – the Old-New Synagogue – and the Old Jewish Cemetery from the 15th century. Several other historical buildings are preserved in this quarter, which is called Josefov at the present time. There are various legends connected with it, which contribute a lot to the reputation of Prague as a mystical city. The Jewish Quarter is definitely one of the main places to visit


About speakers

Carmen Abela, MPA, CIA, CCSA, C.Dir.
Chairman of the Board, IIA Canada
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Jean-Pierre Garitte, CIA
ECIIA Past Chairman of the Board, Independent Management Consulting Professional
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Ing. Jan Hlaváček
consultant Software Asset Management DNS
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Ing. Miloslav Kala
President of the Supreme Audit Office of the Czech Republic
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Róbert Kollár
President of IIA Hungary, Internal Audit Director, K&H Bank Zrt
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Mgr. Jana Kranecová
Head of the Internal Audit Harmonization of the Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic
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Ing. Petr Kubik
Head of Internal Audit at T-Mobile Czech Republic
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Konstantin Lalov
Services and Support Manager at Logen
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Piotr Lipski
Area Manager SKG
Audit, Risk, Analytics and BI
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Ranieri de Marchis
Head of Global Internal Audit, UniCredit Group
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Ing. Martin Novák, MBA
Chief Financial Officer at CEZ, a.s.
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Doc. Ing. Ota Novotný, PhD.
Director of xPORT Bussiness Accelerator, University of Economics, Prague
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Mgr. Tomáš Pivoňka, CIA, CRMA
Chairman of the Board, IIA Czech Republic

Johann Rieser
Senior Public Internal Auditor at the Ministry of Finance, Austria
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Ing. Ivo Středa
Head of Internal Audit RWE CZ group, the first President of ČIIA

Mjr. Roman Šebrle
Olympic decathlon Champion

Ing. Pavel Vosoba, CSc.
Coowner at MC Triton and writer

PhDr. Tomáš Vyhnánek
Director of Central Harmonisation Unit department of the Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic
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Ing. Lukáš Wagenknecht
Chairman of the Board Good Governance
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Mag. Angela Witzany, CIA, CRMA, QIAL
Senior Vice Chairman of the Global Board of Directors, President of IIA Austria
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Marek Čáp
Director at KPMG Czech Republic
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Jaromír Jiroudek
J+Consult representative
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