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An article published by World Economic Forum intimated that "given the past 3 years of continuous economic and social disruption, we may have entered a new business era dictated by radical changes and systemic challenges and that in this new environment, efficiency measures won't help the business survive or grow". Therefore, organizations must look (purposively) for and optimize opportunities to grow and create new businesses to sustain relevance and achieve long-term success.

In the same breath and reflectively, Internal Auditors must adapt and evolve to meet the organization and profession's changing needs and challenges. Internal Audit is also called upon to enhance effectiveness and relevant outcomes to create more value for its stakeholders.

This regional conference of the Asian Confederation of Institutes of Internal Auditors (ACIIA) is an excellent and fitting opportunity for internal auditors to discuss prevalent and emerging risks and challenges, get updated on new technologies and leading practices, engage with IIA global and regional leaders, and learn from subject matter experts and peers in the Asia Pacific region.

Sustaining relevance and elevating impact form a powerful exhortation to stay ahead of the curve and create value for the organization and the profession. Collectively and together makes an even stronger voice and unified message - #OneIIA.

Oct 11 - 13, 2023 (GMT+8)

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Dusit Thani Mactan Cebu
Punta Engaño Road
Lapu-Lapu City, Central Visayas, Philippines

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  • Day 1 (October 11, 2023)
    8:00 AM - 1:30 PMRegistration
    1:30 PM - 2:30 PMOpening Ceremonies
    2:30 PM - 4:00 PMPS1: The State of Internal Audit Profession
    The internal audit profession plays a critical role in providing an independent and objective advise and assurance to help organization achieve its strategic objectives and improve effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes. As the business landscape evolve into a new era driven by radical changes and systemic challenges coupled with new risks emerging, the internal audit profession must adapt at the same speed to stay relevant and effective.

    In this Session, let us gain insight on the state of the internal audit profession at the global stage. How does that compare in the Asia Pacific region? And, more importantly, does it mirror the same state for the internal audit in your organization? What are the top areas that internal audit leadership should be concerned about? What are the essential and critical skills, tools, and mindset that internal auditors should invest on to thrive in a rapidly changing business environment.

    *Program & Topics are subject to change
    4:00 PM - 4:30 PMBreak and Networking
    4:30 PM - 5:30 PMPS2: Revolutionizing IA: Harnessing the Power of AI for IA’s Greater Value
    Traditional audit methods often rely on manual processes, which can be time-consuming, resource-intensive, and prone to human error. By harnessing the power of AI, internal auditors can revolutionize their approach, unlock new opportunities for increased efficiency and effectiveness, and offer greater value to the organization.

    *Program & Topics are subject to change
    5:30 PM - 6:30 PMPS3: Cybersecurity and Data Security: Earning the IA Seat at the Table
    Cyber-crime is growing exponentially, and the emerging digital ecosystem is treacherous. Cybersecurity and data security are on the top priority risks according to surveys. Internal Auditors should be fully prepared to take up the challenge on how to conduct an effective audit engagement.

    *Program & Topics are subject to change
    6:30 PM - 7:00 PMBreak and Networking
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PMSocials: Welcome Reception
    Day 2 (October 12, 2023)
    8:00 AM - 8:30 AMRegistration
    8:30 AM - 9:00 AMNetworking
    9:00 AM - 10:30 AMPS4: Navigating the ESG Maze: IA Staying Ahead in the Evolving Landscape (Panel)
    ESG factors have become crucial for businesses worldwide as stakeholders demand greater transparency and accountability, especially around sustainability. With regulators worldwide introducing new ESG guidelines and requirements, it can be challenging for businesses to keep up with the evolving regulatory landscape. This topic will allow participants to discuss real-world cases and exchange ideas and insights into the emerging ESG best practices, the key steps to proactively adapt them to stay ahead, and how internal auditors can support organizations' ESG journey.

    *Program & Topics are subject to change
    10:30 AM - 12:00 PMPS5: Overcoming the Integrity Challenges of an Internal Auditor (Panel)
    Due to the nature of internal auditor’s work, we are often regarded as an “enemy” by people within our organization. We are then in a situation where workplace politics can tarnish our reputation and put our integrity on the line. When an internal auditor’s integrity is in question, it can undermine the effectiveness of the entire audit process. Auditors are expected to be impartial and objective, and any perception of bias or lack of integrity can damage their ability to provide valuable insights and recommendations.

    *Program & Topics are subject to change
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PMLunch and Networking
    1:30 PM - 3:00 PMPS6: Must We Audit Culture & Leadership: Why, When, and How? (Panel)
    Culture Audit is not a regular engagement that Internal Audit can perform as it revolves around a vast spectrum from employees, vendors, and other stakeholders that can impact operations and reputation. What are the tips assessing Organization Culture?

    *Program & Topics are subject to change
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PMBreak and Networking
    4:00 PM - 5:30 PMPS7: Global Talent Edge: Transforming the IA Talent Management in a Borderless World (Panel)
    In today's increasingly interconnected and competitive business landscape, organizations face the constant challenge of attracting, developing, and retaining top talent to gain a global edge. This topic delves into the importance of upgrading talent management strategies to thrive in the global marketplace. There will also be valuable insights, practical strategies, and innovative approaches to optimize talent management practices. Attendees will also gain a practical understanding of the key drivers behind talent management's pivotal roles in global competitiveness and explore the latest trends and practices as the future of work continues to evolve.

    *Program & Topics are subject to change
    5:30 PM - 7:00 PMBreak and Networking
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PMSocials: Awards and Recognition Night
    Day 3 (October 13, 2023)
    8:00 AM - 8:30 AMRegistration
    8:30 AM - 9:00 AMNetworking
    9:00 AM - 10:00 AMPS8: The IPPF Evolution: Embracing the New Paradigm
    The International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF) provides internal auditors worldwide a common language and authoritative guidance that help ensure quality, integrity, and consistency in the professional practice of internal auditing. The IIA Global embarked on a multi-year project to ensure that the Standards is timelier in addressing emerging topics and more relevant for the internal audit functions regardless of size, maturity, industry, and sector.

    In this Session, let us listen to what these changes are, how these changes affect and elevate the value of the internal audit profession, and more!

    *Program & Topics are subject to change
    10:00 AM - 10:15 AMTransition Break
    10:15 AM - 11:15 AMConcurrent Sessions 1: Internal Audit
    11:15 AM - 11:30 AMTransition Break
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PMConcurrent Sessions 2: IT/Fraud
    12:30 PM - 2:00 PMLunch and Networking
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PMConcurrent Session 3: GRC
    3:00 PM - 3:15 PMTransition Break
    3:15 PM - 4:15 PMConcurrent Sessions 4: FGD - Industry Specific eg. Public Sector, Banking, Manufacturing, Services, and more
    4:15 PM - 4:30 PMTransition Break
    4:30 PM - 5:30 PMPS9: The Neurodiverse Leader: The Power of EI in Leadership
    Neurodiversity refers to the natural variation in human brains that makes an individual unique from the next. That while everyone’s brains develop similarly but no two (2) brains function alike.

    This topic explores how emotional intelligence and neurodiversity, when combined and harnessed, can make an effective leader and create a powerful force for positive change in the workplace and beyond.

    *Program & Topics are subject to change
    5:30 PM - 6:00 PMClosing Ceremonies
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PMBreak and Networking
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PMSocials: Send-off Party

General Information


  • Access to Day 1 & 2 conference sessions, CPE Credit (up to 11), and Certificate of Attendance.
  • Attendance for 2.5 days, Kit, CPE credit (up to 22), Meal (2 AM, 3 PM snacks, 2 Lunch, and 3 Dinner), and Certificate of Attendance.


  • Deluxe Room Single/Double Occupancy P8,300.00 nett per night
  • For hotel booking, please email Ms. Kim Hizon at glaiza.santos@dusit.com.


  • IIAP reserves the right to shift to full virtual should the minimum number of onsite attendees is not met or government imposed restrictions or fortuitous event will prevent face to face meeting.
  • Unauthorized reproduction and/or use of IIAP virtual seminar videos and materials is against copyright, intellectual property and data privacy laws. Any violation will lead to civil or penal action.
  • Cancellations received less than 7days prior to the event will be charged a cancellation fee, which is 50% of the registration fee.
  • Substitutions are allowed within the same event without incurring a cancellation fee.
  • No-show registrants will be charged 50% of the registration fee.

Tickets Register

Member (IIAPH)_Virtual
Member Early Bird Price ₱8,500
Member Price ₱11,700
Member (IIAPH)_In-Person
Member Early Bird Price ₱18,500
Member Price ₱24,500
Full Access Virtual (IIAPH)
Member Early Bird Price ₱16,800
Member Price ₱20,000
Member (IIA Affiliate)_Virtual
Early Bird Price $200
Standard Price $300
Member (IIA Affiliate)_In-Person
Early Bird Price $550
Standard Price $700
Non-Member (Local)_Virtual
Early Bird Price ₱11,700
Standard Price ₱14,700
Non-Member (Foreign)_Virtual
Early Bird Price $300
Standard Price $400
Non-Member (Foreign)_in-Person
Early Bird Price $700
Standard Price $850
Non-Member (Local)_In-Person
Early Bird Price ₱24,500
Standard Price ₱30,500