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$1,895.00(SGD) $2,095.00(SGD) $2,295.00(SGD)

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CANCELLATION & REPLACEMENT

A replacement is welcome if you are unable to attend. A full refund less 10% administrative charge will be issued for cancellation received in writing by 28 Dec 2018. A 50% refund and a set of e-documentation will be issued for cancellation received by 4 Jan 2019. Regrettably, no refund will be issued for cancellation received after 4 Jan 2019 or for “no show” participant. You will however receive a set of e-documentation.

Are you Enhancing Shareholder Value in Today’s Uncertain, Fast-Paced Business Climate?

Increasing stakeholder expectations of Internal Audit (IA) to extend beyond providing assurance to drive greater value is nothing new. But with new and emerging risks, significant risk failures leading to reputational, regulatory and financial impact, and increasing market volatility, the challenge for IA today is ‘doing more with less’ to cement its value proposition.

Cybercrime, cloud computing risks, third-party risks – can you effectively assess emerging risks?
Are you able to leverage data analytics to deliver deeper fact-based insights and foresights?
Assessing regulatory compliance, detecting fraud, fostering a strong risk culture – can you deliver?

This dynamic 2-day conference is packed with real-life case studies, fresh insights, industry trends and leading practices to enhance the strategic value of Internal Audit. Hear how Boston Scientific conducts a strategic audit and discover how to effectively manage cyber risks. Find out how to assess emerging risks and learn how Prudential leverages data analytics for efficient audits. Hear how IA can truly add value to be a strategic business partner with Telenor, UBS and Knowles Electronics. Don’t miss the chance to acquire the latest strategies in fraud management, measuring IA effectiveness, compliance audit and more.


Conference Highlights

Trends & Regulatory Updates

Latest audit approaches, implications for IA

Strategic Audit

Aligning audit plans with business objectives

Cybersecurity Audit

Assessing cyber risk maturity

Risk Assessment

Identifying unknown risks vs. business risks

Fraud Prevention & Detection

Implementing effective controls

Fraud Investigation

Gathering evidence, investigative interviews

Data Analytics

Ensuring data integrity, detecting irregularities

Measuring IA Effectiveness

Quantifying and demonstrating the value of IA

Becoming a Strategic Advisor

Aligning to growing stakeholder expectations

Compliance Audit

Keeping pace with ever-changing regulations

Benefits of Attending

  • Be updated on the impact of AI, blockchain and AR on internal audit
  • Hear from Boston Scientific on how IA can adopt a strategic mindset
  • Find out the latest techniques and tools to employ for risk identification
  • Examine the critical steps to take to respond to new and evolving cyber threats
  • Learn how Telenor balances compliance requirements with higher-value audit activities
  • Acquire fraud risk management best practices from Knowles Electronics
  • Pick up tips on how to drive team-wide implementation of data analytics
  • Assess cost-effective analytics tools and how Prudential collects the right data for analysis
  • Gain insight into how IA can partner with management while maintaining independence
  • Discover how Essilor designs a fraud investigation plan when there is no evidence at hand
  • Takeaway strategies from Bank of America on producing value added reports
 

Speakers

Vikesh Ghelani

Senior Director, Groupwide Internal Audit,

Prudential Corporation Asia

Alex Ng

Vice President Financial Services, Group Internal Audit,

Telenor

Marco Passante

Vice President Group Internal Audit (CAE),

Essilor

Girish Pai

Head of Audit in Southeast Asia,

Bank of America

Trevan Tan

Head of Internal Audit Asia Pacific,

Boston Scientific

Kwan Wei Ling

Director Internal Audit,

UBS

Simon Ong

Chief Audit Executive,

Knowles Electronics

Kingston Low

Head, Internal Audit and Risk Management

Francis Wan

Partner,

PwC

Gerry Chng

Partner,

Ernst & Young

Jonathan Ling

Director, Advisory Services,

Ernst & Young

Dennis Lee

Partner,

RSM Risk Advisory

What Past Delegates Have Said

This is one of the most valuable conferences I have attended in my career. It gives you updated information on the industry and how the peers are performing

Quality of speakers is very good, experienced and touched on business value of audits

Well organised conference that covers a wide range of topics which are useful and practical to improve the IA function

Appreciated the information on different organisations which gave us new perspective and ideas

Who Should Attend

Senior Level Executives responsible for Internal Audit, Governance, Risk Management, Compliance

 

Agenda

  • Day 01

    08.30 Registration & Morning Coffee
  • 09.00 Chairman’s Welcome & Icebreaking Session

    Dennis Lee, Partner, RSM Risk Advisory

  • 09.30 TRENDS & REGULATORY UPDATES

    Today’s IA Landscape: Latest Trends, Developments and Regulatory Updates

    • 2019 internal audit landscape: Newest developments and trends
    • What are the latest internal audit approaches and practices?
    • Latest regulations that impact internal audit
    • AR, Blockchain, AI: What are the implications for internal audit?
    • What will internal audit look like in 2025?

    Francis Wan, Partner, PwC

  • 10.30 Morning Refreshments & Networking Break
  • 11.00 STRATEGIC AUDIT

    How Boston Scientific Develops a Well-Aligned Internal Audit Strategy

    • How can internal auditors adopt a strategic mindset?
    • How Boston Scientific develops internal audit’s strategic vision
    • How Boston Scientific’s internal audit keeps abreast with its organisation’s business development
    • How Boston Scientific aligns audit plans with business strategic objectives
    • How Boston Scientific keeps up and adapts to changing business priorities

    Trevan Tan, Head of Internal Audit Asia Pacific, Boston Scientific

  • 12.00 Lunch & Networking Break
  • 13.30 RISK ASSESSMENT

    How to Identify, Evaluate and Prioritise Risks

    • Latest techniques and tools for risk identification
    • How to identify unknown risks vs. business known risks
    • How to evaluate and prioritise critical risks
    • How to stay up-to-date with changing risk profiles
    • From risk assessment to audit planning: How to develop an effective risk-based audit plan

    Kingston Low, Head, Internal Audit and Risk Management

  • 14.30 CYBERSECURITY AUDIT

    Insights into Managing Cyber Risks in Today’s Digital World

    • From “controls” to “defence”: What is internal audit’s role in cybersecurity?
    • Steps to assessing your cyber risk maturity
    • How to comply with changing cybersecurity regulations across countries
    • Specific actions internal auditors can take to respond to ever growing cybersecurity risks
    • How can internal auditors stay relevant with new and evolving cyber threats?

    Gerry Chng, Partner, Ernst & Young

  • 15.30 Afternoon Refreshments & Networking Break
  • 16.00 COMPLIANCE AUDIT

    How to Audit to Ensure Compliance with Ever-Changing Regulations

    • How does internal audit stay updated with the latest regulations
    • How to overcome audit challenges of multi-jurisdictional regulatory compliance
    • How to determine that the right controls are in place to ensure compliance to increasing requirements
    • Balancing compliance requirements with higher-value audit activities: How?

    Alex Ng, Vice President Financial Services, Group Internal Audit, Telenor

  • 17.00 Chairman’s Insights & Analysis of the Day’s Proceedings
  • 17.10 End of Day One
  • Day 02

    08.30 Registration & Morning Coffee
  • 09.00 Chairman’s Opening Remarks & Interactive Charge-Up Session

    Dennis Lee, Partner, RSM Risk Advisory

  • 09.30 FRAUD PREVENTION & DETECTION

    Fraud Risk Management and Detection: Best Practices from Knowles Electronics

    • Common fraud schemes and recent fraud trends
    • How Knowles Electronics implements effective internal controls to prevent and detect fraud
    • Assessing fraud risks: Techniques and tools from Knowles Electronics
    • How Knowles Electronics identifies and detects red flags

    Simon Ong, Chief Audit Executive, Knowles Electronics

  • 10.30 Morning Refreshments & Networking Break
  • 11.00 DATA ANALYTICS

    How Prudential Harnesses the Power of Data Analytics in Auditing

    • The Prudential data analytics journey  – what worked and what didn’t
    • Real examples of successful data analytics used
    • Applying data analytics to continuous auditing
    • Tips to drive team-wide implementation of data analytics
    • How Prudential collects the right data for analysis and ensures data quality

    Vikesh Ghelani, Senior Director, Groupwide Internal Audit, Prudential Corporation Asia

  • 12.00 Lunch & Networking Break
  • 13.30 BECOMING A STRATEGIC ADVISOR

    How can Internal Audit Truly Add Value to be a Strategic Business Partner?

    • How to change stakeholder perceptions to see the value of internal audit?
    • How to improve the relationship between internal audit, management and the audit committee?
    • How to manage and align with the growing expectations of stakeholders?
    • How can internal audit partner with management and yet maintain audit independence?
    • Practical tips to tackle hostile and non-cooperative auditees

    Moderator:
    Jonathan Ling,
    Director, Advisory Services, Ernst & Young

    Panellists:
    Alex Ng,
    Vice President Financial Services, Group Internal Audit, Telenor
    Kwan Wei Ling, Director Internal Audit, UBS
    Simon Ong,
    Chief Audit Executive, Knowles Electronics
    Kingston Low
    , Head, Internal Audit and Risk Management

  • 14.30 FRAUD INVESTIGATION

    Insights into Essilor’s Fraud Investigation Approach

    • What is internal audit’s role in fraud investigation?
    • Designing the investigation plan when there is no evidence at hand
    • How to gather sufficient evidence with limited information and access
    • How to conduct a fraud investigation with limited resources, tools and skill sets
    • When should internal audit stop investigations and handover to forensics?

    Marco Passante, Vice President Group Internal Audit (CAE), Essilor

  • 15.30 Afternoon Refreshments & Networking Break
  • 16.00 MEASURING IA EFFECTIVENESS

    How Bank of America Quantifies and Demonstrates the Value of IA

    • Setting KPIs to measure internal audit’s effectiveness and excellence
    • How Bank of America assesses and reports the intangible value of IA
    • Methods and best practices to produce value added reports to management
    • Tips to improve audit reporting efficiency

    Girish Pai, Head of Audit in Southeast Asia, Bank of America

  • 17.00 Chairman’s Insights & Analysis of the Day’s Proceedings
  • 17.10 Close of Conference

The programme may be subject to change. Pacific Conferences reserves the right to make any amendments that it deems to be in the interest of the event without any notice.