December 9th and 10th, 2020

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0800 - 1630

3D Virtual Conference

Conference Price

The 9th CAE Conference (3D Virtual)

The 9th Annual Chief Audit Executive 3D Virtual Conference (CAE) due to take place from December 9th & 10th, 2020. The conference offers 11 CPEs credit, and is the premier auditing conference in the region, attended by the ‘Crème de la Crème’ of the auditing profession both locally & regionally. The conference gives the CAE’s a platform to come together and exchange ideas and promulgate the message of internal auditing profession. Well known speakers and industry experts have raised the bar by envisioning the future of the profession. The conference theme, is “Connecting Opportunities”.

Panel Discussions

Listen to our panel members, who have behind them decades of experience in the Travel & Tourism industry and how this pandemic has become a cog in the wheel for them. How the industry has managed to come out of its clutches and ensuring that it climbs and regains its glory in the days ahead.

Keynote & Session Speakers

With very high profile speakers engaged by us this year, you will get a chance to listen to some real-life experiences and case studies. You will also learn from some very though-provoking sessions which will enable you to consider how you may wish to implement and improvise on some of the processes within your organization.

TedX Sessions – Presentation of 2019 Award Winners

Hear from the winning submissions of the 2019. The 2 Overall Winners from the Government and Private Sectors will present to you their winning submissions. We anticipate that their submissions will motivate you not only to participate in next years cycle, but also to implement some of their practice modules.

Keynote Speakers

H.E. Abdulla Bin Touq Al Marri

Minister of Economy & Cabinet Member

H.E. Dr Talal Abu-Ghazaleh

CEO & Founder – Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Group

Talal Abu-Ghazaleh is the chairman and founder of the international Jordan-based organisation, the Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org). Dubbed as the godfather of Arab accounting, Abu-Ghazaleh has also been credited for promoting the significance of Intellectual Property in the Arab region.

Nancy Haig

Chair – North American Board at The Institute of Internal Auditors Inc., and Member of the IIA Global.

Nancy is a globally recognized internal audit and compliance executive. I am known for building and transforming internal audit and compliance functions to achieve significant results, while at the same time, mentoring and respecting individual team members. I have experience across the professional services, pharmaceutical, healthcare and financial services industries.

Abdulqader Obaid Ali

Chairman of the Board of UAE IAA

Abdulqader Obaid Ali is the Chief Executive Officer for Smartworld, He has also been nominated to serve on the IIA’s Global Advocacy Committee and to Chair the Federation of Arab Institutes of Internal Auditors.

Mohamad Kaissi
Public Speaker & Consultant

Mohamad specializes in Corporate Governance, Risk Management, Compliance and Internal Audit. He has over 15 years of consultancy and industry experience whereby he assisted many organizations in enhancing their GRC processes.  

Mohamad is a Certified Internal Auditor, Fraud Examiner and Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and provides consultancy and training services to many organizations across the MENA and Central Asia.

Mohamad is currently the president of the Association Certified of Fraud Examiners (ACFE) Lebanon Chapter and is a former governor of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Lebanon Chapter. 

Manoj Agarwal
Leading internal audit and risk management department.
Metro Brands Limited

Manoj Agarwal is leading the internal audit and risk management department of Metro Brands Limited. He has 22+ years of experience in delivering assurance and advisory services to management in retail, facility management, BFSI, manufacturing industries. He has been recognized for aligning internal audit department with professional standards and management expectations.

Tim Berichon
Internal Audit Leadership Engagement.
The IIA Global

Builds and leads more agile and relevant business units, departments, or processes. Lead financial, operational, and compliance activities involving multiple divisions, processes, technologies, and international geographies. Improve controls, profitability, employee engagement, and stakeholder service.

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Our Speakers

Browse through the profile of our speakers. Read about their accomplishments and other achievements. We are proud to have them grace our conference and we are confident that you will enjoy their sessions. Click on them for their detailed profiles.

Abdulla S. Alanizi

Abdulla S. Alanizi

Group Chief Audit Executive at Saudi Telecom Company

Apoorva Yatindra

Apoorva Yatindra

Head - Telecom and Automation vertical. ANB

Kazi Shahabuddin

Kazi Shahabuddin

Head Commercial Audit Team, Etisalat

Captain Mohammed AlMarri

Captain Mohammed AlMarri

GDRFA Internal Audit Deputy (CFE), GDRFA Dubai

Sudhir Kumar

Sudhir Kumar

Senior Partner & Head Corporate Communications. Kreston Menon, UAE

Achraf Al Zaim

Achraf Al Zaim

Chairman of Compliance & Integrity Subgroup - UAE IAA

Doron Rozenblum

Doron Rozenblum

Managing Partner. Kreston IL Group, Israel

Dr Khalid Al-Faddagh

Dr Khalid Al-Faddagh

Member of PIF Board Risk Committee

Matthew Nobles

Matthew Nobles

Chief Compliance Officer for GE Gas Power

Tariq Isaksson

Tariq Isaksson

VP Quality & Performance Audit, Etisalat

Aldrin Sequeira

Aldrin Sequeira

Senior V.P. Internal Audit - Dubai Holding

Fahem Almusa

Fahem Almusa

Director- IA & Accounting Advisory. Crowe UAE

Matthew Nobles

Matthew Nobles

Chief Compliance Officer for GE Gas Power

Pritesh Datani

Pritesh Datani

Head of Internal Audit, SalamAir

Amit Ray

Amit Ray

Managing Director, Protiviti

Hicham Slim

Hicham Slim

Chief Audit Executive, Abdul Latif Jameel

Dr. Mervat Hussein

Dr. Mervat Hussein

Member of the Examiners Committees, Ain Shams University

Ritesh Lalwani

Ritesh Lalwani

Head of Group Internal Audit & Investigations, Etihad Aviation Group

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Testimonials!!!

 Attending and contributing to the 5th Conference of CAEs organised by the UAE IAA was a privilege and delight. Well planned & diligently executed it provided a unique forum for learning renewal and bringing one self to the state-of-art. A huge experience at value addition. 

Dr. Vinayshil Gautam (Panelist)

Senior Adviser, KPMG & Hon. Dean KPMG Academy

 The conference was well attended and presented an excellent opportunity to network. The agenda on Innovation and Best Practices was innovative on its own. Another successful event and well done.

Deloitte (Exhibitor)

 This was the first time that Cognition had attended an Annual CAE Conference and everything exceeded our expectations. The conference maintained a high standard of professionalism. Exhibitors were perfectly placed for networking opportunities. Cognition would welcome the opportunity to attend any future UAE IAA Conference.

Steve Mullan

Commercial Director, Cognition

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