About conference

Join us for the annual IIA Latvia International Conference October 11 - 12, 2023 

Every year, the Institute of Internal Auditors organizes an international conference for internal auditors, risk managers, and other professionals.


The conference agenda on October 11-12 is available below. The conference agenda may change depending on the availability of lecturers! CPEs will only be awarded to those who attend both days or only the first day of the conference.


The conference will be held in English and Latvian languages with simultaneous interpretation.


On October 11, the conference will be held remotely (hosted by the Institute of Internal Auditors).


The second day of the conference (October 12) is organized by the Ministry of Finance of Latvia in cooperation with the Institute of Internal auditors of Latvia. Conference Agenda is available HERE. The Conference is financed by the EU Structural Reform Support Programme. On October 12, the conference will be held in a hybrid format (in person (the Ministry of Finance will send an invitation) and remotely). The lecturers will be prominent professional experts from Latvia and abroad. Conference venue : Radisson Blu Daugava Hotel, Riga


2nd day (12 October) target audience: – internal auditors of state administration, state owned enterprises, local governments and private sector, state secretaries of ministries, heads of institutions, heads of local governments and their deputies, middle level managers and other interested parties.


The agenda of the second day is indicative, Ms Arina Andreičika, Director of the Internal Audit Department of the Ministry of Finance, will be the liaison person, E-mail: arina.andreicika@fm.gov.lv


Registration for the 2nd Conference day is available HERE

Why should You attend?


Insights and best practices on hot topics from local and foreign experts.


Opportunity to discuss and share best practices with the speakers and colleagues.



Receive 12 continuous professional education hours (CPE)


Ilvija Grūba, CIA Compliance Assurance Director at AstraZeneca, IAI Latvia Project Manager
Nata Lasmane Director of the EU Funds Audit Department of the Ministry of Finance
Dr. Andreas Berger Chief Audit Executive of the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research, Republic of Austria
Slavko Kobas CIA, CRMA, Senior Manager, Internal Audit at International Medical Corps
Vadims Frolovs Swedbank Board member
Agita Sprūde Sworn Attorney, Sorainen
Liudvikas Aleliūnas Rimi Corporate Responsibility Manager
Laima Letiņa Advisor at Finance Latvia Association
Sandra Pūce CEO of Riga Psychiatry and Narcology Centre
Edmunds Rudzītis Chief Supervision Expert of the Capital Market Supervision Department of Latvijas Banka
Anita Gaile PhD, Change Architect
Ģirts Ozols SOE (state-owned enterprise) Latvian State Radio and Television Centre
Aldis Greitāns Riga Business School Assistant Professor and MBA Programm Director, Chairman of the Supervisory Council of Latvia State Radio and Television Centre
Alex Movchan President of the Institute for Internal Controls in Central and Eastern Europe
Olga Gorbanovskaya EY Partner, Head of People Advisory Services, Tax & Law
Dr. Kavitha Palaniappan Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore
Inga Helmane Senior Project Manager, Risk Adviser, KPMG Baltics SIA
Markus Erlmoser Deputy Chief Audit Executive and Team Leader of Internal Audit at the Federal Ministry of Finance in Austria
Roberts Bluķis Agile&CO pārstāvis
Mihails Kozlovs Member of the European Court of Auditors
Edgars Korčagins Member of the Council of the State Audit Office of Latvia


Day 111. October
Day 212. October
09:30 - 09:45
Registration to the conference
09:45 - 10:00
Anthony Pugliese
Welcome speech by Laima Letiņa, Advisor at Finance Latvia Association and Conference Moderator, Anthony J. Pugliese, President & CEO of The Institute of Internal Auditors (video) and Anda Krauze, Chairman of the board of IIA Latvia
10:00 - 10:30
Liudvikas Aleliūnas
Be more sustainable by reducing food waste. Rimi success story
  1. Food waste – what is it?
  2. Progress and the challenge until 2022
  3. Internal Audit support
  4. How to fix the findings
  5. Project team performance
  6. Progress now
  7. Future steps
10:30 - 11:00
Edmunds Rudzītis
Crypto-Asset Regulation, Risks and Opportunities
11:00 - 11:10
Coffee break
11:10 - 11:40
Anita Gaile
Change Management - Superpower or Daily Routine

Change used to be a unique, special, big event. Currently, changes are happening continuously, they may be very small, but there is no foreseeable end to them. Once a change manager designed and led a change process, now a manager is part of the change and changes with it. In a lecture on how to maintain the ability to perceive each subsequent change positively and continue to drive relevant innovations in the industry.

11:40 - 12:10
Alex Movchan
Fraud Risks Management: from Helicopter View to Practical Cases

High level sumary:

- Core Fraud Risk Management concepts;

- Building Fraud Risk Management Program: standardized controls based -vs - tailored risk based approach;

- How to get Board / Top management "buy in"?

- Implementation: hands on approach and practical cases.

12:10 - 12:40
Olga Gorbanovskaya
Human Energy Crisis: What is it and How to Tackle it?
  • The impact of global disruptions on mental health and well-being,
  • What is Human Energy Crisis and how to recognize it,
  • How to help employees and overcome Human Energy Crisis in the organization.
12:40 - 13:10
Lunch break
13:10 - 13:50
Vadims Frolovs
Lessons from Crisis Management
13:50 - 14:20
Dr. Kavitha Palaniappan
Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare – A Global Regulatory Perspective
  • Applications of AI in healthcare – diagnosis, pharmacology, treatment, patient experience, health promotion, disease prevention
  • Existing regulatory frameworks for AI
  • Challenges in regulating AI and regulatory gaps
14:20 - 14:50
Coffee break
14:50 - 15:20
Slavko Kobas
Remote Internal Auditing

In today's world traditional office setup have gone through many changes. The shift was drastically excelled by the COV-19 pandemic. So, today there are many examples of companies where internal audit work is done using remote or a hybrid approach. We will touch on the pros and cons and what are some of the tips how to be more successfull in these modern working arrangements.

15:20 - 15:55
Sandra Pūce
Fear begins to disappear
15:55 - 16:00
Laima Letiņa
Day 1 closing remarks
09:00 - 10:00
10:00 - 10:10
Opening of the Conference - introductory words by Haralds Burkovskis, Moderator of the Conference and address by Karina Ploka, Parliamentary Secretary of the Ministry of Finance, Republic of Latvia
10:10 - 10:30
Ilvija Grūba, CIA
Presentation of the Risk Management Manual for Public Administration 2023. Purpose, benefits and next steps

Risk management manual for public administration 2023. Purpose, benefits and next steps.

10:30 - 11:00
Aldis Greitāns
Leadership of the internal auditor in creating the added value of the organization
11:00 - 12:00
Inga Helmane
Analytical critical thinking and data analysis in the work of internal auditors
11:00 - 12:00
Markus Erlmoser
Analytical critical thinking and data analysis in the work of internal auditors (online)
12:00 - 13:00
Lunch break
13:00 - 13:30
Roberts Bluķis
Managing IT security risks and conducting IT security audit
13:30 - 14:00
Ģirts Ozols
Cyber Resilience
14:00 - 14:40
Nata Lasmane
Challenges of controls of the Recovery Fund – EU and LV practice
14:00 - 14:40
Mihails Kozlovs
Challenges of controls of the Recovery Fund – EU and LV practice
14:40 - 15:20
Coffee break
15:20 - 15:50
Agita Sprūde
Greenwashing: Risks and Consequences
15:50 - 16:10
Dr. Andreas Berger
Added value of internal audit in practice, Austrian experience (online)
16:10 - 16:30
Edgars Korčagins
Challenges of public administration in the nearest future. Audit added value in implementing changes
16:30 - 16:35
End of the Conference. Main conclusions and key insights


IIA Latvia Member
without VAT € 99.17
without VAT € 132.23
  • Multiple tickets can be purchased in one checkout and under one Purchase Order number. We offer 15% discount for 3 and more participants from one company ;

  • Member prices are applicable only to IIA Latvia members ;

  • Invoice will be issued and  sent to your email after completion of registration.

The participation fee includes :

  • Participation in the conference
  • Translation to English
  • CPE
  • Free participation on the second (12th October) conference day

 Registration for the 2nd Conference day is available HERE






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