The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Qatar Chapter's 7th National Conference on Internal Auditing will be held on February 18-19.
Themed ‘Be Brave’ the conference will be held under the patronage of HE Abdulaziz bin Nasser bin Mubarak al-Khalifa, President, Civil Service and Government Development Bureau.
The inaugural session will have a special address by IIA Qatar Patron HE the former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Energy and Industry, Abdullah bin Hamad al-Attiyah, also Chairman, Abdullah bin Hamad Al Attiyah International Foundation for Energy and Sustainable Development.
Al Attiyah Architectural Group Holding Company is the event's title sponsor, with other major sponsors including Qatar Islamic Bank, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Deloitte, Mazars, Protiviti, Moore, and QNB.
Adel al-Hashimi, president; Chris Adonis, conference chair, and the Board and Conference committee members are focused on bringing the best to this conference after a gap of 4 years.
Jenitha John, past chairperson of the Global Institute of Internal Auditors; Naji Fayad, board member of the International Internal Audit Standards Board (IIASB), and Adulqader Obaid Ali, chairman of the Board, UAE Internal Auditors Association, are some of the prominent speakers, in addition to twenty top experts from internal audit domains.
There is a good representation from Qatar's consulting and academic resources to bring local focus and to relate deliberations directly to Qatar's business environment.
Building digitally fit internal audit, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, new global internal audit standards, ESG, fraud prevention, and audit committees are covered in the sessions. There are also sessions for bankers, government auditors, soft skills, combined assurance, and reasons behind corporate failures.
"The two days of the conference will provide wholesome knowledge and insight even to newcomers to audit and refresh career auditors. The much-needed 16 CPE hours are to be granted for those who attend. The event's pricing is low to benefit students and beginners to learn and network with professionals," said Sundaresan Rajeswar, board member, IIA Qatar.
HE Abdullah bin Hamad al-Attiyah