June 24th, 2021


0800 - 1700

Intercontinental Festival City Hotel

USD 2,740 per organization (5 delegates)

The 1st Benchmarking event in UAE in Internal Audit

Hear speakers from the industry with exhaustive experience and knowledge who will touch upon aspects which you may wish to consider during your engagement planning of those processes.

Enhance your Internal Audit processes in the following areas with questionnaires designed by professional practitioners:

  1. Internal Control Environment
  2. Fraud
  3. IT

The Benchmarking “physical” event on June 24th, 2021 with Experts professionals culminating into a white paper report will surely add to your repertoire. Earn 8 CPEs.

Join us and register your organization now.

Control Environment, Can you Really Audit It?



Auditors have heard of the Control Enviroment but do they know really know how to audit it. This practical and entertaining session will provide a practical understanding and application of the COSO Framework.

Auditing Control Environment starts with risk assessment and involves planning.


“Auditing Compliance program and related ethical culture”


Key Objectives:

  • Importance of compliance program and related ethical culture
  • Key measurement/effectiveness indicators to audit


Identify common pitfalls and key considerations while auditing ethics and compliance programs and how auditing ethical culture helps in providing overall assurance around effectiveness of anti-fraud controls.

Cybercrime/IT Security

“Reducing the impact of Cybercrime through effective internal audit”


The added value from this benchmark to organizations – Providing a strategy to build effective and measurable controls to prevent or limit the impact of cybercrime  

Key Objectives:

  • Understanding the threat of cybercrime
  • Building an effective cybercrime audit strategy

Keynote Speakers

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.

Michael Fucilli
Principal Consultant, MAS Audit Service, USA

Michael J. Fucilli (CIA, QIAL, CRMA, CGAP, CFE), is the CAE for a large Public Sector company with Revenues in excess of $15 billion. Mike has over 35 years of internal auditing experience. Mike is also an Adjunct Professor for Pace University.

Aakash Bassi
Partner, Forensic Services, BDO

Aakash is a Partner with BDO UAE, and the Forensic Practice Leader for BDO in UAE and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Aakash has over 15 years of experience across India and USA assisting leading organizations across industries and sectors to prevent, detect, and respond to fraud, misconduct and integrity breakdowns.

Darren Mullins
Forensic Technology & Cybercrime Expert Witness

Darren Mullins, who is a Partner and Head of Forensic Technology for Accuracy in the Middle East, has 16 years of experience in the fields of Digital Forensics, Electronic Discovery, Fraud Analytics, and more recently Cyber Forensics and Incident Response. He has provided confidential expertise to clients operating in the Middle East region for over 10 years and has provided expert testimony in successful litigation and arbitration cases in the DIFC and UK.

Rae Lawrie
Forensic Acounting and Investigations

Rae is a director in the Dubai office of Accuracy, where he specialises in white collar crime, fraud, financial and corruption investigations. He has over 26 years of experience in investigating allegations of fraud and misconduct, asset misappropriation and bribery and corruption in a variety of industries.


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 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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