Ladies and Gentlemen,

it is great honor and pleasure for me to address you again with an invitation to the conference THE FUTURE OF INTERNAL AUDIT – Value, Transparency, Respect. I sincerely hope that you have gone through the period of emergency measures and some uncertainty in health and fitness, and I am really pleased to be able to invite you to the conference, which was scheduled for May at the newly proposed date 15. 10. – 16. 10.  2020. 

I believe that the topics and values we have chosen for our conference are gaining even more weight after this experience. We managed to preserve both the conference venue, the Pyramida Hotel and an exceptional historical gem, the Lobkowicz Palace for the evening reception, and last but not least a range of VIP guests, including European Commission Vice-President Věra Jourová. We can look forward to it all in the new date this. Together, we can celebrate 25 years of the CIIA and establish experiences and visions not only regarding the audit, but also this completely new experience we have gone through.

The theme of the conference is represented by three terms, which we believe are closely related to the internal audit profession. By its nature, internal audit should add value to the company. Its work should be totally transparent and at the same time contribute to transparent corporate governance, and of course the respect that internal auditors gain through their professional approach and also show it in their work to all cooperating parties. These three attributes of strong internal audit are the basis for success in an ever-changing environment and at the same time the basis for a successful internal audit future.

I would like to assure you that we are really closely following and fully respecting all the regulations that are aimed at increasing caution in connection with COVID-19.

I am therefore looking forward to seeing you in the new term, but in the same place, with the same enthusiasm. And let´s not  forget. In autumn, Prague is breathtaking!

Tomáš Pivoňka
Chairman of the Board, The Czech Institute of Internal Auditors


We provided you with the presentations of VIP speakers:

Věra Jourová, Vice-President for Values and Transparency of European Commission
Manfred Kraff, Director-General of the Internal Audit Service, EC
Márton Gajdos, Chairman of the Board of The IIA Hungary
Jean-Pierre Garitte, Chief Executive Officer of The IIA Belgium
Jan Gregor, Member of European Court of Auditors
Serge Grudzinski, Strategy Consultant
Henrik Stein, Head of Group Audit, DZ Bank AG
Martin Wiedemann, Partner EY
Pavel Zeman, Prosecutor General, Prosecutor generalś office

The conference will be interpreted from Czech into English and vice versa.
A certificate will be issued for each international conference participant. The conference is worth 12 CPE hours.

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