Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is great honor and pleasure for me to address you with an invitation to the international conference THE FUTURE OF INTERNAL AUDIT – Value, Transparency, Respect. I sincerely hope that you are still in full health and spirit during a period of emergency measures and some uncertainty. I am really glad to be able to invite you to this conference at a new date, May 26-27, 2021. I believe tha the situation will be stable during this period and we will be able to fully address our professional topics again.

I believe that the themes and values we have chosen for our conference are gaining even more weight after the events of the pandemic. I am pleased to announce that we have managed to preserve both the venue of the conference, the Pyramida Hotel, and an exceptional historical gem for the gala evening, the Lobkowicz Palace in Prague Castle. I am convinced that even in 2021 we can jointly celebrate the 25th anniversary of the founding of the CIIA and share experiences and visions in the audit and in the light of a completely new experience.

The topic of the conference is described by three concepts, which in our opinion are closely connected with the profession of internal audit. By its nature, internal audit should add value to a company. Its activities should be completely transparent and at the same time contribute to the transparent management of companies. Of course, the respect that internal auditors gain with a professional approach and also show it in their work to all cooperating parties. These three attributes of strong internal audit are the foundation for success in an ever-changing environment and at the same time the starting point for a bright future of internal audit.

Therefore, allow me to invite you again, once again and cordially, to the conference on The Future of Internal Audit, after 25 and one more year of honest cooperation between us all. We will meet at a new date, but in the planned places, in the Pyramida Hotel and the Lobkowicz Palace, with new experiences and newly overcome obstacles.

See you in spring Prague 2021!

Mgr. Tomáš Pivoňka, CIA, CRMA
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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