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 in cooperation with the Institute of Internal Auditors. Participation in the second day of the conference is financed within the framework of the European Commission Structural Reform Support Program project “Further Development of Effective Internal Control System and Internal Audit in the Republic of Latvia”. 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 and municipal enterprises, local and regional governments and private sector, state secretaries of ministries, heads of institutions, heads of local and regional governments and their councilors, 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


Information about registration for participation on October 12 will follow.

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 6 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 Senior Manager, Internal Audit at International Medical Corps
Vadims Frolovs Head of Customer Servicee, Swedbank Latvija
Agita Sprūde Sworn Attorney, Sorainen
Liudvikas Aleliūnas Corporate Responsibility Strategy & Development Manager in Rimi Baltic
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 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 Eiropas Revīzijas palātas loceklis
Edgars Korčagins Valsts kontroles padomes loceklis


Day 111. October
Day 212. October
09:30 - 10:00
Registration to the conference. Welcome speech by Chairman of the board of IIA Latvia Ms. Anda Krauze, Advisor at Finance Latvia Association and Conference Moderator Laima Letiņa
10:00 - 10:30
Liudvikas Aleliūnas
Being more sustainable through food waste reduction. The success store of Rimi Baltic
10:30 - 11:00
Edmunds Rudzītis
Crypto-Asset Regulation, Risks and Opportunities
11:00 - 11:10
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
Business Continuity - the Ability to Adapt or the Art of Survival
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
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
Registration to the conference
10:00 - 10:10
Opening the Conference, welcome speech by moderator and management of Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Latvia
10:10 - 10:30
Ilvija Grūba, CIA
Support for the Introduction and Development of the Risk Management System in Public Sector

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

10:30 - 11:00
Aldis Greitāns
Leadership of an Internal Auditor in Creating the Added Value of an Organisation
11:00 - 12:00
Inga Helmane
Analytical Critical Thinking and Analysis Tools
11:00 - 12:00
Markus Erlmoser
Analytical Critical Thinking and Analysis Tools
12:00 - 13:00
Lunch break
13:00 - 13:30
Roberts Bluķis
IT Security Risk Management and IT Security Audit
13:30 - 14:00
Ģirts Ozols
Cyber Resilience
14:00 - 14:40
Nata Lasmane
Challenges under the Control of the Recovery Fund - EU and LV
14:00 - 14:40
Mihails Kozlovs
Challenges under the Control of the Recovery Fund - EU and LV
14:40 - 15:20
15:20 - 15:50
Agita Sprūde
Greenwashing: Risks and Consequences
15:50 - 16:10
Dr. Andreas Berger
The Added Value of Internal Audit in Practice, Austrian experience
16:10 - 16:30
Edgars Korčagins
What will Change the Work of Public Administration in the near Future? Audit Added Value in the Implementation of Changes
16:30 - 16:35
Day 2 closing remarks


IIA Latvia Member
  • 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 deadline: October 4, 2023




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