March 6th (Preconference) and 7th and 8th (Conference)

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0730 - 1630

Dubai World Trade Center, Dubai, UAE

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The 20th Annual Regional Audit Conference

The 20th Annual Regional Audit Conference (ARAC) themed “__________” will be held from March 6th – 8th, 2022 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center. The 20th ARAC is widely considered the largest “Smart” conference and premier training event related to Internal Audit in the Middle East. The Conference is preceded by a Pre-conference workshop day on March 6th, 2022. Targeting 1500+ professionals to attend the event from the Middle East & North Africa region, the conference will give the delegates a great opportunity to interact with the who’s who and hear some great speakers and professionals who have in them the ability to influence change in the profession. This future-oriented conference boasts of world-class professional development sessions.

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Keynote Speakers

Sophia

Advanced Humanoid

The future is here and her name is Sophia, the world’s very first humanoid celebrity. The toast of the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Sophia has graced the cover of Elle magazine, appeared on Chinese television, spoken before the United Nations General Assembly and named the first non-human citizen of Saudi Arabia. Wowing awestruck audiences with her superhuman intelligence and advanced ability to read faces, empathize with emotions, understand the nuances of language and communicate with thousands of facial expressions, Sophia has discussed subjects ranging from “Will robots take over the world?” to how artificial intelligence could end hunger in developing nations. Sophia interacts with humans in a profoundly personal way, previewing a fast-approaching future where friendly, caring humanoids help us solve our most challenging problems to create a better world

Jordon Belfort

Trainer and Motivational Speaker

Jordan Belfort is the number one sales trainer in the world and has created more million-dollar producers than all other sales trainers combined. His famous Straight Line System, used to train the most effective salesforces in the world, has been curated over the last thirty years and refined into a foolproof solution for turning virtually any individual into a world-class closer and top producer in their field.

Scott Amyx

Managing Partner, Amyx Ventures.

Scott Amyx is the Chair & Managing Partner at Amyx Ventures, Forbes New York Business Council Member, Singularity University/ Smart City Accelerator mentor and startup board member and SXSW Pitch (formerly SXSW Accelerator) judge. Scott is a Tribeca Disruptor Foundation Fellow, a disruptive innovation awards program of Tribeca Film Festival. Scott is a national Sloan Fellow/ Woodrow Wilson Fellow. He has spoken at TEDx on exponential technologies, Fourth Industrial Revolution & success.

Abdulqader Obaid Ali

Chairman of the Board of UAE IAA

Abdulqader Obaid Ali is the Chief Executive Officer for Smartworld, He has also been nominated to serve on the IIA’s Global Advocacy Committee and to Chair the Federation of Arab Institutes of Internal Auditors.

Terry Cutler
Certified Ethical Hacker

Terry Cutler is a federal government-cleared cybersecurity expert who specializes in the anticipation, assessment, and prevention of security breaches for governments, corporations, businesses, and consumers, as well as Internet Safety for Children.

 As an award-winning information security strategist for almost 20 years and was recently named to IFSEC Global’s Top 20 most influential cybersecurity expert for 2018 and again in 2019,  Mr. Cutler has advised some of Canada’s largest companies on how to prevent and remedy internal and external security penetration.

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For further information about our conference, please email events@uaeiaa.org or call +971 (4) 3999799

Our Speakers

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Michael Fucilli

Michael Fucilli

Ex- Vice Chair of the Institute of Internal Auditors’ Board of Directors

Achraf Al Zaim

Achraf Al Zaim

Chairman of Compliance & Integrity Subgroup - UAE IAA

Aldrin Sequeira

Aldrin Sequeira

Senior V.P. Internal Audit - Dubai Holding

Amit Ray

Amit Ray

Managing Director, Protiviti

Michael Fucilli

Michael Fucilli

Ex- Vice Chair of the Institute of Internal Auditors’ Board of Directors

Achraf Al Zaim

Achraf Al Zaim

Chairman of Compliance & Integrity Subgroup - UAE IAA

Aldrin Sequeira

Aldrin Sequeira

Senior V.P. Internal Audit - Dubai Holding

Amit Ray

Amit Ray

Managing Director, Protiviti

Michael Fucilli

Michael Fucilli

Ex- Vice Chair of the Institute of Internal Auditors’ Board of Directors

Apoorva Yatindra

Apoorva Yatindra

Head - Telecom and Automation vertical. ANB

Kazi Shahabuddin

Kazi Shahabuddin

Head Commercial Audit Team, Etisalat

Captain Mohammed AlMarri

Captain Mohammed AlMarri

GDRFA Internal Audit Deputy (CFE), GDRFA Dubai

Sudhir Kumar

Sudhir Kumar

Senior Partner & Head Corporate Communications. Kreston Menon, UAE

Achraf Al Zaim

Achraf Al Zaim

Chairman of Compliance & Integrity Subgroup - UAE IAA

Doron Rozenblum

Doron Rozenblum

Managing Partner. Kreston IL Group, Israel

Dr Khalid Al-Faddagh

Dr Khalid Al-Faddagh

Member of PIF Board Risk Committee

Matthew Nobles

Matthew Nobles

Chief Compliance Officer for GE Gas Power

Tariq Isaksson

Tariq Isaksson

VP Quality & Performance Audit, Etisalat

Aldrin Sequeira

Aldrin Sequeira

Senior V.P. Internal Audit - Dubai Holding

Fahem Almusa

Fahem Almusa

Director- IA & Accounting Advisory. Crowe UAE

Matthew Nobles

Matthew Nobles

Chief Compliance Officer for GE Gas Power

Pritesh Datani

Pritesh Datani

Head of Internal Audit, SalamAir

Amit Ray

Amit Ray

Managing Director, Protiviti

Hicham Slim

Hicham Slim

Chief Audit Executive, Abdul Latif Jameel

Dr. Mervat Hussein

Dr. Mervat Hussein

Member of the Examiners Committees, Ain Shams University

Ritesh Lalwani

Ritesh Lalwani

Head of Group Internal Audit & Investigations, Etihad Aviation Group

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Testimonials!!!

 Attending and contributing to the 5th Conference of CAEs organised by the UAE IAA was a privilege and delight. Well planned & diligently executed it provided a unique forum for learning renewal and bringing one self to the state-of-art. A huge experience at value addition. 

Dr. Vinayshil Gautam (Panelist)

Senior Adviser, KPMG & Hon. Dean KPMG Academy

 The conference was well attended and presented an excellent opportunity to network. The agenda on Innovation and Best Practices was innovative on its own. Another successful event and well done.

Deloitte (Exhibitor)

 This was the first time that Cognition had attended an Annual CAE Conference and everything exceeded our expectations. The conference maintained a high standard of professionalism. Exhibitors were perfectly placed for networking opportunities. Cognition would welcome the opportunity to attend any future UAE IAA Conference.

Steve Mullan

Commercial Director, Cognition

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