IIA Estonia International Annual Conference 2021 „Know the Future“

Märksõnad: konverents
Time: June 3-4, 2021
Location: Online
Target group: Internal auditors and CAEs
Working languages: Estonian and English 
Translation: All presentations in Estonian have simultaneous translation into English
Moderator: Urmas Vaino, TV journalist and TV presenter 


We are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Institute of Internal Auditors Estonia with our international annual conference.

On the first day of the annual conference, we are taking a courageous aim at the future. With the help of experts and practitioners of the business, we will discuss the possible future scenarios of Estonia up to year 2035. The second day of the conference offers an exciting exploratory trip on the trail of future internal auditors, where experts and opinion leaders from home and abroad will use their compasses to offer guidance.


I Day

11.00-12.40    Session I: “Wisdom belongs to the past, action to the present and happiness to the future.” (Chinese proverb)

  • Greetings

  • Inevitability to Change: Internal Audit and New Dimension

Karem Obeid - Executive Director of Internal Audit at ALDAR Projects, United Arab Emirates

  • Panel discussion: “The past is always tense, the future perfect.” (Zadie Smith)

Heikko Mäe - Management Board Member and Risk Manager of Coop Pank

Siiri Koplimaa - Chief Audit Executive of Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund

Piret Kustasson - Head of the Internal Audit Department in Omniva 

12.40-13.30    Lunch break

13.30-15.00    Session II: “The best way to predict your future is to create it” (Peter Drucker)

  • Estonia 2035

Eili Lepik – Deputy Strategy Director at Strategy Unit of the Government Office

Tea Danilov – Head of the Foresight Centre

Sille Kraam - Deputy Secretary General for Economic Development at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Kersti Kõiv – Adviser at Analysis Department at the Ministry of Education and Research

15.00-15.30    Stretching break

15.30-17.00    Session III: “The situation is shit, but it is the fertilizer of our future” (Lennart Meri)

Jaanus Vihand - Best Leader 2019

Lauri Luht – National Security and Defence Coordination Unit of Government Office


II Day

9.00-10.30      Session IV: “If you make a mistake and do not correct it, this is called a mistake.” (Confucius)

  • Reimagining Resilience

Jenitha John - IIA Chairman of the Global Board, 2020-2021

  • Panel discussion: “Taking responsibility is the best form of defence.” (Vineet Raj Kapoor)

Oliver Gross - Head of Internal Audit, Swedbank

Raul Vahtra - Head of Risk Management, Swedbank

Kerstin Pilt - Head of Compliance, Swedbank

10.30-11.00    Streching break

11.00-12.30    Session V: “Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored” (Aldous Huxley)

  • Whistlebowing vs snitching – do we need a change of culture

Steven-Hristo Evestus - Chairman of the Board of Transparency International Estonia

  • Communicating with lobbyists - bringing some light to the lobby

Markus Kärner - Deputy Secretary General at the Ministry of Justice

Mari-Liis Sööt - Director of Analysis Division at the Ministry of Justice

12.30-13.30    Lunch break

13.30-15.00    Session VI: “The truth is not always beautiful, nor beautiful words the truth" (Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching)

  • Audit of influencing activities against Estonia

Harrys Puusepp - Office Manager of Estonian Internal Security Service

  • How not to be deceived?

Raul Rebane - Communication consultant



IIA Estonia Member / Non Member

225 € /300 €

We offer a discount of 10% of the non-member price to IIA Estonia partners. Registration until May 31 (incl). If the registration is canceled from May 31st, 20% of the participation fee must be paid. 


Conference registration for foreigners: please fill in online registration form here 

If you have technical problems opening the registration link, send your registration details to info@siseaudit.ee

Link to the conference will be sent shortly before the conference.

Continuing professional education (CPE) credits: When you attend this conference, you are eligible for up to 10,8 CPE credits. Your CPE certificate will be emailed to you 2 to 4 weeks post-conference.

Please download detailed invitationIf you have any questions regarding your conference registration please contact: info@siseaudit.ee

Looking forward meeting you at the Annual Conference 2021! 
IIA Estonia

Estonia, Tallinn



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