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Annual Conference and Leadership Forum 2013

"Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges" being the conference theme. Effective communication has been a perennial challenge for internal auditors. Technical skills are of vital importance but should be complemented with effective communication skills to render internal auditors valuable. The internal auditor of the future must be able to build highly collaborative relationships with all levels of business, communicate effectively and inspire trust to raise the bar of the profession.

IIA Global 2013-2014 chairman, Paul Sobel, shared "The Future of Internal Auditing: Imagine The Possibilities".

The 3-day annual conference and leadership forum was packed with thought-provoking sessions with eniminent speakers from around the globe. Conference attendees heard from high profile thought leaders including Professor Mervyn King, Chairman of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) and Paul Sobel, IIA Global Chairman, for a well-balanced perspective on best practices; to gain knowledge and tools to build strategic IA frameworks; and deploy smart technologies for collaborative internal audit functions.

The event ended successfully on an enjoyable evening as participants had the opportunity to get a piece of Singapore's best view at Sands SkyPark, followed by an interactive and fun-filled gala dinner.

Mr. David Gerald, President and CEO of Securities Investors Association (Singapore) was the Guest‐of‐Honour. His speech can downloaded here.

Download the press release here.