WHEN: Ljubljana, September 17th to 18th 2020
WHERE: Faculty of Public Administration (Fakulteta za javno upravo), Gosarjeva ulica 5, Ljubljana


9th International Conference of IIA – Slovenian institute

Internal Audit at a Crossroad

This year’s theme is in accordance with entering a new decade: Internal Audit at a Crossroad.

Internal audit is facing with greater demands (ali “challenges”), caused by rapid and sudden changes in all aspects of organization’s operations. That is why it is even more important, that internal auditors, as so called “third line of defense”, cooperate with first and second line of defense and strengthen our knowledge and skills about adding value to our organization.

This year’s program includes international as well as Slovene professionals. Topics are diverse, but each is meant to open new horizons in internal audit functions. This said, it is key, that we, internal auditors fulfill our Mission; adding value to organizations. Presented topics will again represent Slovenia’s strong international involvement. In Slovenia, knowledge is at a high level! We, here at IIA – Slovenian institute believe, that cooperation and connection of all professions, as well as taking into account different points of view, is of key importance with emphasis on professionalism. The purpose of the lectures to be presented at the Conference is to present interesting and different practices, which are then to be critically assessed by internal auditors and adjusted to specific organization.

Lecturers come from different professional backgrounds, as well as countries. Those are: USA, Germany, Great Britain, Luxembourg, Greece, Poland, Croatia and of course, Slovenia. In the aspect of international representation of lecturers, we are definitely the biggest international internal auditing conference in the region.

Topics presented will vary from climate change, risk assessment, agility, internal auditor’s cooperation with other representatives of a modern control system, measuring internal auditing’s added value, writing reports, machine learning, whistleblowing, communication, trends etc. The common denominator of all topics is, that internal auditing is at a crossroad: either in the way of reactivity, with focus on past data and trends or vice versa, in the way of proactivity, where internal auditors not just defend, but especially add value to organizations.

With this said, we kindly invite you to the Conference, which will again be financially accessible to everyone. The purpose of the Conference is not just transferring knowledge, but socializing and exchanging opinions with colleagues. It will be fun, provocative, different and proactive.

We look forward to your attendance!


Thursday 28th May
Registration 8:00 – 9:00
Introduction by IIA Slovenia President 9:00 – 9:30 Matej Drašček
Are Internal Auditors Aware of the Most Important Risk? 9:30 – 10:30 prof. dr. Lučka Kajfež Bogataj
Break 10:30 – 11:00
Internal Audit and Innovation – Experience from UK Public Sector 11:00 – 11:45 Jo Rowley*
Internal Audit and Innovation – Experience from UK Public Sector (bridge Genova case) 11:45-12:30 dr. Elena Molteni*
Launch 12:30-13:30
Chief Internal Auditor in First and Second Line of Defense – Challenges and Solutions 13:30 – 14:15 dr. Röhrbein Stefan*
Why Do Most KPIs Lead Internal Auditor In Wrong Direction? 14:15 – 15:00 Maciej Piolunowicz* (tbc)
How to Improve the Collaboration Between Internal and External Audit? 15:00 – 15:45 dr. Marko Čular**
Friday 29th May
Registration 8:00 – 9:00
Impact Audit: The Pillars of Internal Audit Success 9:00-9:45 Meghan Kennedy*
Quo Vaids Internal Audit? The Case of Germany 9:45-10:30 dr. Thomas Amling, MBA*
Break 10:30-11:00
One on one about Cyber Security 11:00-11:45 Uroš Žust
Use of Artificial Intelligence in Internal Audit 11:45 -12:30 Attila Kövesdi (tbc)
Break 12:30-13:00
Ethical aspects of Technology 13:00-13:45 dr. Dan Podjed (tbc)
The Line Between Ethical and Legal 13:45-14:30 dr. Sandra Damijan
The Audit Engagement Report: It Is Raining! Do You Feel It? 14:30-14:45 Verra Marmalidou*
Conclusion 14:45-15:30

* Lecture in English

** Lecture in Croatian

Participation fee:

  • EUR 150/person including taxes for IIA Members (no matter which country) only
  • EUR 250/person including taxes

Please note that the conference fee covers a two-day attendance and meals during the program.

It does not cover any travel or accommodation expenses or the social event.

You can get 13 CPEs for the attendance of conference.

Organizing organization:

The conference is organized by Združenje IIA – Slovenski inštitut.

Sending the registration is regarded as an order and brings about payment liability.

Payments by bank transfer must be made free of charges to the beneficiary using the following bank account information:


Holder: Združenje IIA – Slovenski inštitut, Dunajska cesta 106, Ljulbjana


(Addresss: Miklosiceva 5, Ljubljana)

IBAN: SI56 6100 0002 1016 755


Please indicate clearly the registration ID on the bank transfer. Please send us the copy of the bank transfer to info@iia.si

You will get your original invoice during the registration on the first day of the conference.