Etihad Airways is to host the 18th Annual
Conference of the International Association of Airline Internal
Auditors (IAAIA) in the airline’s home base of Abu Dhabi from
Sunday, 29 November to Wednesday, 2 December 2009.
The annual conference brings together chief
audit executives and senior audit staff of most major airlines
worldwide. It will be the first time the conference has been held
in Abu Dhabi and follows previous successful events within Europe,
Asia, Africa and the Americas.
The IAAIA is a
non-profit making association established in 1991 to develop and
maintain standards for internal audit professionals within the
airline industry. With a membership drawn from more than 70
airlines worldwide, the IAAIA promotes best practice and also
carries out research into current issues relevant to the industry.
Etihad Airways was elected onto the IAAIA executive
committee in 2008 and the airline’s vice president internal audit,
Andrew Fisher, was recently appointed chairman of the professional
Mr Fisher said, “As the national airline of
the United Arab Emirates, based in Abu Dhabi, Etihad Airways is
delighted to host this year’s conference and welcome delegates to
the Middle East and to the emirate.
challenging times, it is more important than ever for internal
auditors to demonstrate how they can add value to their respective
airline’s business. At this year's conference we will focus upon
ways in which internal audit functions can contribute towards key
business objectives such as cost protection and revenue
This year’s conference programme
offers an impressive range of expert speakers from the airline
industry and professional service firms, and will explore key
issues such as governance, risk, and control.
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