13-14 NOVEMBER 2023 | Aotea Centre AUCKLAND

Programme

The IIA NZ Conference Programme 2024 is set to launch on 1 May 2024. Stay tuned for the unveiling of the exciting lineup and details of this highly anticipated event. We can't wait to share the programme with you!



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Day One: Monday 13 November 2023

Aotea – Te Pokapu | Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Drive, Auckland

8.00 am–9.00 am

Registrations Open

Networking opportunity

9.00 am–9.30 am

Karakia

Shaun Dowers

Official Welcome

IIA NZ Chair YoonYoung (YY) Lee and EY Partner Helen Franklin

Theme One: Embracing Change: The Relevance of Adaptability

9.30 am–10.30 am

Keynote Speaker:

Hon. Simon Bridges

Embracing Change: The Relevance of Adaptability for our Profession


10.30 am–11.00 am

Morning Tea and Networking Opportunity

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Theme Two: Round Robin Workshops*

11.00 AM–12.30 PM

Round Robin Workshops*

  • Workshop 1 speaker (45 minutes)
    Louise Theunissen
    Topic: Is Your Greatest Risk the Complexity of Your Cyber Strategy?
  • Workshop 2 speaker (45 minutes)
    Matt Cowie
    Topic: Climate Change and Sustainability



12.30 PM–1.30 PM

Working Lunch and Networking Opportunity

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Theme Three: Charting the Future: Insights from Tony Alexander and David Carrigan on Financial Markets and Economic Trends

1.30 PM–2.15 pm

Keynote Speaker:

Tony Alexander

Translating Economic Developments and Trends for Better Decision Making

2.15 PM–3.00 pm

Keynote Speaker:

David Carrigan

The Forces Shaping Tax Policy – Now and in the Future

3.00 pm–3.30 pm

Afternoon Tea and Networking Opportunity 

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Theme Four: IIA NZ Awards and the Future of Indigenous Governance through Business Practices

3.30 pm-4.30 pm

Keynote Speaker:

Dan Te Whenua Walker

Future of Indigenous Governance through Business Practices


4.30 pm–5.00 pm

IIA NZ Awards 2023 and Awardee Reflections from the IIA NZ Chair

5.30 pm–7.30 pm

The IIA NZ Cocktail Connect

Rooftop Terrace, Rydges Hotel 

Day One Concludes


Day Two: Tuesday 14 November 2023

Aotea – Te Pokapu | Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Drive, Auckland

Theme Five: Charting the Course: IIA NZ Board and Committee Chair Introductions and Roadmap for 2023-2024

8.30 am–9.00 am

Charting the Course: IIA NZ Board and Committee Chair Introductions and Roadmap for 2023-2024


Theme Six: Building the Future: Advancing IIA NZ Vocational Education and Developing Intercultural Intelligence

9.00 am–9.30 am

The Career Pathway/Career Transition Pathway Session

Presented by Grace Nunn and Ramon Manzano

9.30 am–10.30 am

Keynote Speaker:

Shireen Chua, PhD (Candidate), MSc (Hons), MBA, ACC

Developing Intercultural Intelligence in Organisations: Practical Solutions for Cultural Diversity and Inclusion


10.30 am–11.00 am

Morning Tea and Networking Opportunity

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Theme Seven: How Can the Vantage of Space Give You Strategic Advantage on Earth?

11.00 am–12.00 pm

EY Space Tech: 

Anthony Jones and Emma James

How Can the Vantage of Space Give You Strategic Advantage on Earth?

Explore how satellite imagery and AI can solve long-standing problems in new and innovative ways and help organisations better prevent and manage risk across their business.

12.00 pm–1.00 pm

Working Lunch and Networking Opportunity

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Theme Eight: The Great Debate: Balancing Human Expertise and Automation in Internal Auditing

1.00 pm–2.00pm

The Great Debate 2023

An engaging and competitive event where teams will present thought-provoking arguments on the ultimate challenge for internal auditors.

Topic: The role of Internal Audit will be predominantly completed by technology (with AI, RPA, Cyber, other emerging technology). The role of the human will be secondary.

Embracing the Future: In the 2023 Great Debate, we argue that the role of Internal Audit will be predominantly technology-driven, with AI, cybersecurity, and emerging technologies taking the lead, while the human element plays a vital, yet secondary, supporting role. Join us as we explore the evolving landscape of Internal Audit and the balance between technology and human expertise.

2.00 pm–3.00 pm

Keynote Speaker:

Dr Michelle Dickinson

The Future at the Crossroads: Are Robots taking our jobs?

3.00 pm

Closing Remarks

IIA NZ Chair YoonYoung (YY) Lee and EY Partner Helen Franklin

Event Concludes


 

* A round-robin 45-minute education workshop is a format that allows for engaging and interactive learning. In this format, the audience is divided into two groups, and each group rotates between two different workshops, each lasting 45 minutes. The workshops are facilitated by an Internal Auditor and a speaker, who will present a case study topic relevant to the industry.

Theme: What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

The “What Got You Here Won’t Get You There” theme for the IIA NZ Conference 2023 challenges internal auditors to reflect on their past successes while embracing the need for innovation and adaptation in an everchanging business landscape. The conference theme serves as a powerful reminder that traditional methods and strategies that have led to success in the past may no longer be sufficient to navigate the complexities of the present and the future. 

During this thought-provoking conference, attendees will explore how the role of internal auditors has evolved over time and how they must evolve with it. Speakers will share inspiring stories of organisations and professionals who have recognised the importance of continuous improvement and embraced transformative approaches to internal audit processes.

Participants will gain valuable insights into emerging trends and technologies shaping the internal audit profession. Workshops and interactive sessions will encourage attendees to challenge the status quo, identify opportunities for growth, and enhance their internal audit practices to drive maximum value for their organisations.

The “What Got You Here Won’t Get You There” IIA NZ Conference 2023 theme is a call to action, urging internal auditors to be proactive change agents. By embracing innovation, adopting new methodologies, and enhancing their skillsets, internal auditors will be better equipped to lead their organisations through uncertainty and towards sustainable success.


Speakers & Sessions


Dr Michelle Dickinson

Tony Alexander

Hon. Simon Bridges

Dan Te Whenua Walker


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