08:00 am – 08:45 am
Opening Ceremony
  • IIA Lebanon President
  • UFAI President
  • Chief Audit Executive of IOF (International Organisation of La Francophonie)
  • ESA Dean-General Manager
  • French Ambassador
08:45 am – 09:30 am
Key Note Speaker – Farid Chedid

Risks & Corporate Governance in regional groups

09:30 am – 10:00 am  Farid Chedid Founder, Chairman and CEO of Chedid Capital Holding
Coffee Break
10:00 am – 10:30 am  
Risks & Audit of Blockchain

Is your organization prepared for the new risks posed by the introduction of a Blockchain framework, and ready to audit this new area?

10:30 am – 11:15 am  Fadi Mutlak Deloitte Partner – Innovation Leader

The Global State of the Profession and The IIA

Learn the latest news on the global state of the profession and the IIA and discover the key global products and services available to IIA members.

11:15 am – 11:45 am  Sylvia Gonner Vice President – IIA Global, Global Relations & Development
Coffee Break
11:45 am – 12:15 pm  
Internal Audit, Risk Management & Compliance
12:15 pm – 12:45 pm Mohamed Daoud Business Development Director – Thomson Reuters
Audit of Compliance
12:45 pm – 13:30 pm  Malek Costa Head of Compliance – BLOM BANK
Lunch Break
13:30 pm – 14:30 pm  
Continuous Auditing

Why Audit needs to change now!

14:30 pm – 15:15 pm  Gerard (Rod) Brennan CFE and PhD
Sharing of Audit Committee Experiences

How and with whom can the Audit Committee ensure the right balance between Compliance and Efficiency, and thus help the Board enforce effective decisions?

15:15 pm – 16:00 pm  Farid Aractingi Chairman Renault-Nissan Consulting, Vice-President Audit, Risk and Organization Renault, President of European Confederation of Institutes of Internal Auditors ECIIA
20:30 pm  
Morning Coffee
8:30 am – 9:00 am
Keynote Speaker – Digital Innovation in a Connected World: Perspectives, Opportunities and Risks

The question would be: How does wireless connectivity enable digital innovation? Is sky the limit, if any?

09:00 am – 09:30 am Christian Van Nedervelde | Senior Vice President, Internal Audit – SES
Internal Audit in the Public Sector

Essential ingredients necessary to support an effective audit function, and highlights on successful countries experiences implementation.

09:30 am – 10:30 am Paul Welton | Lead Financial Management Specialist – World Bank
Coffee Break
10:30 am – 11:00 am
Culture Audit

In the volatile and ever demanding environment surrounding companies in general and IA in particular, is “Culture Audit” a necessity?

11:00 am – 11:45 am Karem Obeid IIA Global Vice-Chairman – Global Services
Crisis Management

The Internal Audit Challenge in Assessing Your Organizations Crisis Resiliency

11:45 am – 12:30 pm Mohamad Kaissy Head of Internal Audit – Banque Misr Liban
Opportunities between Internal & External Audit

Beyond the Standards, what would be the new forms of cooperation between Internal Audit and External Audit?

12:30 pm – 13:00 pm Mounim Zaghloul President – IIA Morocco
Lunch Break
13:00 pm – 14:00 pm
Fraud Investigation and Interviewing Skills
14:00 pm – 14:45 pm Achraf El Zaim PwC Partner
Quality Assurance and Improvement Program

Is an external quality assessment worth what it costs?

14:45 pm – 15:30 pm Larry Hubbard Professional Trainer & Consultant
Coffee Break
15:30 pm – 16:00 pm
Conflict Management

Conflict Management: Utopia or Reality?

16:00 pm – 16:45 pm Joelle Cattan Lawyer and Mediator, Novelist and Poet
Closing of Conference
16:45 pm – 17:00 pm
Discover Lebanon in our specially-designed tour!
Offered to participants coming from abroad.
(Tour included in the conference registration fees)

Our tour of Lebanon’s most prominent sights will include Jeita Grotto, one of nature’s most astounding wonders; Byblos, one of the world’s oldest cities; and Harissa, home to a shrine that overlooks the beautiful shore and bay of Jouniyeh. Departure time is set at 8:30 am while return to Beirut is expected at 6:00 pm.