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Congres International Control Intern

October 29, 2014 @ 08:00 - October 31, 2014 @ 17:00


“Internal Controls, Internal Audit, Governance and Compliance as tools for identifying and preventing Fraud and Corruption”

If you are a professional involved in any of the critical professions listed below, this is a “must attend” event:
  • Compliance and Corporate Governance officials

  • Board of Directors

  • Executive Management

  • Audit Committees Board members

  • Audit quality Assurance officers

  • State Regulatory Authorities

  • Officers responsible for implementing and/or monitoring Internal Controls

  • Public Procurement Officials,

  • Purchasing & Supply Chain Managers

  • Internal and External Auditors

  • Corporate secretaries

  • HR Managers/Officers

  • IT Managers

  • Accountants

  • Audit Managers

  • Security and Network

  • Administrators

  • Loss Control Managers

  • Finance Managers/ Officers

  • HR Managers/ Officers

  • Legal Practitioners/ Officers

Wednesday 29 October 2014 Arrival Day

Networking and Cocktail Reception
Thursday 30 October 2014 Day - Day 1

8:30 – 9:10

Registration of Participants Morning Coffee

9:10 – 10:00

Official Opening of the 1st Internal Control Congress for Africa- followed by:
Effective Control in an Organization – Tom McClurg

Internal Control supports the success of an organization in several ways. Judgment and creativity can be exercised while managing the risk of inappropriate actions. Reliable information is available and people are able to make use of it at the right time and place in the organization. There is the flexibility to address change while addressing known risks. During this session we will discuss how an organization can achieve improved all-round effectiveness and efficiency.

10:00 – 10:15

Tea Break

10:15- 11:00

Difference between internal control and internal auditing. – Dr. Michael Pregmon

11:00 – 11:45

Ensuring your Organizationsupports a Risk Management and Internal Control Culture. - Jenny Reid

A strong and supportive “risk management culture” provides a vital foundation that ensures that the entity’s leaders view its Risk Management process as a critical element of the organization’s strategic success. This session will identify critical elements to establishing a supportive risk and control culture and identify areas of focus that the board of management and the CEO should consider when assessing the strength of their organization’s risk culture and identifying areas for improvement

Performing the risk assessment process.

11.45 – 12:30

Benefits of having certified internal control professionals in organizations – Certification for Certified Internal Control Professional (CICP) and Certified Internal Control Specialist
(CICS) – Cosmin Serbanescu
Difference  between internal control, internal audit, external audit and compliance

12:30 – 13:30

Leadership Coaching Lunch with Dr. Patson Dzamara

13:30 – 14:15

Organizing a risk management function, What is internal control…different for each organization? - Francois De Villiers

14:15 – 15:00

Internal Control in Procurement Operations - Tendai Jangara

Internal Control has grown in importance and international recognition. Skills and knowledge in the fields of internal controls, risk management and fraud detection and prevention is an essential element in procurement operations. Sadly many procurement operations are not structured to support organisation strategy and objectives. Furthermore, buyers often lack knowledge in the field of Risk Management. In this session we will discuss how appropriate Internal Controls can achieve significant advantage for an organisation and improve procurement operations.

15:00 –15:15

Tea Break

15:15 – 16:00

Corporate Governance – Raising the Bar - Tinashe Rwodzi

Corporate governance is the structure through which an organisation is directed, controlled and held accountable. It defines a framework of rights, responsibilities, procedures and relationships amongst the various stakeholders of an organisation, including its directors, managers, shareholders and regulators. In this session we will discuss some important questions which the board may wish to consider, including:

  • Risk appetite and culture – What risks is the board willing to take, and what risks will it not take?

  • Has the board and management reviewed the ability of the company to manage the risks it faces?

  • How effectively is the organisation able to withstand risks which do materialise?

  • Do the board and its committees have the skills, knowledge, experience and support necessary to understand the risks facing the organisation?

  • Assignment of authority, responsibility, and lines of reporting.

16:00 – 17:30

Boat Cruise

19:00 HRS


Friday 31 October 2014 - Day 2

8:30 – 9:10

Registration of Participants Morning Coffee

9:10 – 10:00

Why internal control is “the essential element” of any organization – Franscois De Villers

10:00 – 10:45

Should the organization have “a center of excellence” for the internal control function (if so what should it look like and where in the organization should it be placed to increase its effectiveness) - Dr. Muza

10:45- 11:00

Tea Break

11:00 – 11:45

Cyber Threats on the increase and Cyber Solutions to avoid these hallenges, The Growing Incidences of Fraud in Business - Richard Cascarino

11.45 – 12:30

Control/Risk relationship and Enterprise Risk Management– Evolution in Risk and Control - Tom Mcclurg

ERM represents a significant evolution beyond previous approaches to risk management in that it encompasses all areas of organizational exposure to risk (financial, operational, reporting, compliance, governance, strategic, reputational, etc.). The goal is to better understand the shock resistance of the enterprise to its key risks. In this session we will discuss how ERM prioritizes and manages those exposures as an interrelated risk portfolio rather than as individual fragmented departments. Also methods for rolling risk identification processes deeper into the management ranks beyond just the senior executive team.

12:30 – 12:45

Vote of thanks & Closing of the Congress Chief Executive Officer Internal Control Institute Zimbabwe – Mr. T. Nyemba

12:45 –14:00


14:00 – 18:00

Victoria Falls Sightseeing

19:00 HRS


Saturday 01 November 2014

Breakfast and Departure
This year’s Congress will:
  • Examine Internal Controls, Internal Audit, Governance and Compliance as tools for identifying and preventing Fraud and Corruption

  • Examine the relationship between internal controls, auditing and anti-fraud issues on the one hand, and risk management, governance and compliance requirements on the other

  • Feature the latest corporate governance requirements, in particular those relating to compliance and enterprise risk management

  • Encourage closer co-operation between the professions bringing each country’s standards into harmony with those of the African Union and international best practices

The Congress is a fortification of knowledge and experience in critical activities of our areas of interest and is a ‘must attend’ event for African and world wide professionals involved with these issues.
Note: Special rates can be negotiated for Public Sector Employees and Individuals in difficult circumstances i.e. students, unemployed, low income, etc.
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October 29, 2014 @ 08:00
October 31, 2014 @ 17:00
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