Baltic and Scandinavian Internal Auditors Roundtable 2018

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“Real value of internal audit services – sharing best practices and highlighting blind spots” resort-map-view_0.jpg

Time: May 30 - June 1, 2018

Location: Pärnu, Estonia Resort and SPA****,

Target group: internal auditors and CAEs from Baltic and Scandinavian countries

Working language: English

The main aim of the roundtable: participants can share their experiences and learn from the best practices of colleagues. At first there are short warm-up presentations about topics, then discussions in small groups and finally the discussion of the main points among all participants.


Wednesday, 30th of May

Welcome Program for early arrivers (Networking Plus Package)
15.00 check-in available at Estonia Resort and SPA**** (the seminar hotel)
20.00 Networking Package: welcome dinner at NOOT restaurant (in the same hotel)

Thursday, 31th of May

9.45 - 10.00 - Registration of the participants
10.00 - 10.30 - Welcome speech and introduction of participants

10.30 - 12.00 First Session of Roundtable
“Auditing second line of defence“ (Martin Stevens,
Gjensidige Bank, Norway)
“Implementation of data analytics in internal audit process” (Anna Kon,
Eesti Energia, Estonia)

12.00 - 13.30 Lunch and networking (3-course meal at the NOOT restaurant)

13.30 - 15.00 Second Session of Roundtable
 “Consulting and assurance engagements – continuous balance finding task” (Johanna Salo,
UPM, Finland)
“Keeping up with the digitalization: is artificial intelligence the future internal auditor in 2028?” (Helen Anijalg,
Enterprise Estonia)

15.00-15.30 Refreshing coffee break

15.30-17.00 Third Session of Roundtable
”Marketing the audit results – are we good sales persons” (Doris Bergmanis,
CIA, Estonia)
 “Assessment of the effectiveness of the compliance function (Natalija Fetisova, Rietumu Bank, Latvia)

17.00-17.30 Summary of Day 1
17.30-20.00 free access to SPA pools and saunas**** for those staying at the seminar hotel
Alternative: walking along the seaside or enjoying walks in the Estonian summer capital
20.00 Networking Plus Package: 3-course dinner in NOOT restaurant (seminar hotel)

Friday 1st of June

9.00-10.30 Fourth Session of the Roundtable
Personality-based Internal Auditing®: Unlocking your organization's secret brainwaves” (Barbara Siegenthaler, Savanteon, Switzerland)
"Aligning IA function in a new strategy implementation" (Joonas Värtinen, Aktia  Bank, Finland)

10.30-12.00 Fifth Session of the Roundtable
Auditing Robotic Process Automation” (Andre Kaldamäe, Ramirent, Estonia)
“Attracting new talents - internal auditor as cool profession in 2020” (Svetlana Shtilman,
Siberian Generating Company, Russia)

12.00-13.00 Summary and conclusions
13.00-15.00 Networking Plus Package: Lunch and networking opportunities, NOOT restaurant


Early bird seminar registration before 01.03.2018: discount price 240 EUR
(after 01.03.2018
the regular price is 340 eur + accommodation and networking package as optional extras)

The seminar price includes: 2 days seminar participation, lunch on Thursday, coffee breaks and refreshments

NETWORKING PLUS package (+100 EUR to seminar price) includes:

  • welcome dinner on Wednesday evening
  • networking dinner on Thursday evening
  • long networking lunch on Friday


Accommodation in ESTONIA RESORT and SPA HOTEL **** 
20 rooms are booked for our seminar quests with very good price (see above), you just need to choose accommodation options on the registration form. Accommodation in single room costs 85 eur/1 night per person and in double room 60 eur per person/1night (sharing room with a colleague).
The accommodation fee will be added to the seminar registration fee (on the same invoice).

Registration online: please fill in online registration form here.

For more information about registration, price, transportation and accommodation please click here and download detailed invitation!

Looking forward meeting you at the Internal Auditors Roundtable 2018! 
Mare Timian, CGAP - Chairman of the Board of IIA Estonia
Helen Anijalg, CIA, CGAP, CCSA - Moderator of the Roundtable

IIA Estonia
Welcome to Estonia!

30.05.2018 - 20:00
Asukoht: Estonia Resort and SPA Hotel, Pärnu, Estonia