Ahmed bin Saeed: IIA International Conference will help make UAE one of the smartest global economies

DUBAI, 11th February, 2018 (WAM) — Dubai will play host to the world’s largest gathering of internal auditors when the International Conference of the Institute of Internal Auditors, IIA, takes place in the city in May 2018, under the patronage of The Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

“Dubai is once again proving that the city has the capability to host global conferences that will bring expertise to realise the great goal of UAE becoming one of the smartest economies in the world,” said H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chief Executive of Emirates Group, and Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Fiscal Committee.

The IIA, along with the UAE Internal Auditors Association, UAE-IAA, will hold the high profile global conference for the first time in the Middle East, with the theme ‘Connecting the World Through Innovation’, at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre from 6th-9th May 2018. The event will feature more than 100 global speakers in over 70 sessions and is set to welcome more than 3,000 professionals from 110 countries.


“True to the spirit of the slogan of the conference ‘Connecting the World Through Innovation’, Dubai is also living up to the image of connecting the world by becoming one of the smartest cities in the world in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” Sheikh Ahmed added.

“Dubai is hosting this world class conference at a time when the UAE is emerging as one of the most attractive investment destinations in the world with superior infrastructure and abundant supply of skilled manpower. The IIA summit will enable the internal audit professionals here to adapt best practices that will enhance the efficiency of businesses.

“Learning from global leaders, the internal auditors will be able to address the challenges facing the industry and contribute to good corporate governance, detecting fraud, statutory compliance and ultimately enhancing the credibility and efficiency of organisations,” he continued.

IIA is the internal audit profession’s most widely recognised advocate, educator, and provider of standards, guidance, and certifications. Established in 1941, the IIA today serves more than 190,000 members from more than 170 countries and territories.

The event will emphasise innovation and tackle emerging technology issues and other relevant topics facing organisations and the internal audit profession worldwide.

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