Networking Events​

In addition to the numerous networking opportunities throughout the two and a half days of the conference, we invite you to join us for our Welcome Reception on Monday evening and our exciting Gala on Tuesday evening.​​

International Conference Welcome Reception

IIA 2018 International Conference Welcome Reception
"TAWASOL – The Emirati Journey"
Dubai World Trade Center – Exhibit Hall

Monday, 7 May 2018
6:00 p.m. -​ 7:30 p.m.

Tawasol is the Arabic word for “connecting” and at this reception; the UAE IIA wants to connect you to the amazing city of Dubai. This event will introduce you to this diverse destination by providing you with an authentic taste of Dubai’s warm hospitality.

This experience is set to be one you will never forget. So come, network with your peers and experience the culture and hospitality of Dubai!

Additional tickets to the Welcome Reception is $175 USD.​

International Conference Gala

IIA 2018 International Conference Gala Party
“A Night in Dubai – Festival of Nations”
The Meydan

Tuesday, 8 May 2018
7:00 p.m. - 11: 0​0 p.m.

Dubai is a multicultural city, which opens its doors to the world. To showcase this, the 2018 International Conference gala will be celebrating “A Night in Dubai - Festival of Nations.”

Be in expectancy of what you will see, hear, and experience. This evening to remember will allow you to network with peers while experiencing performances from around the globe.  Dine under the stars at one of Dubai’s premier event centers, The Meydan. Expect to be greeted by an AI Robot, enjoy music from around the world, and be entertained by cultural dancers.

Join us for “A Night in Dubai – Festival of Nations.”

Additional tickets to the Gala Party is $300 USD.


Social Event Pricing

This social event option is included with your conference registration. (Local registrants: just add on this opportunity.​)

Welcome Reception Tickets: US$150 per person
Gala Tickets: US$250 per person​

​Sponsors and Exhibitors​

Sponsors and Exhibitors

During networking breaks, conference delegates will have the opportunity to expand and strengthen their peer network, and visit with a wide variety of exhibitors showcasing the very latest in products and technologies designed to make their jobs easier. Take advantage of this unique opportunity by visiting these sponsors and exhibitors.

IIA Conferences are the absolute best way to make face-to-face contact with the internal auditors and risk management professionals from around the world who are defining the future of the profession. No other events offer the exposure you’ll get at an IIA event — access to both senior executives with budgetary control AND the next generation of employers and leaders from all aspects of the internal audit profession. Create new connections to current and new customers, employees, and partners at the 2018 IIA International Conference. Learn more about sponsorship and exhibit opportunities​.

​​Things to do in Sydney

Conference delegates enjoy special discounts on Gray Line Sightseeing Tours. We’re excited to offer you a variety of indoor and outdoor expedition opportunities to add a bit of adventure to your stay. You can also explore Sydney with ease via an integrated public transport network of trains, buses, light rail, and ferries, as well as taxis and more.

k.d. lang Ingénue Redux Tour

Wednesday, 26 July 2017 - 7.30 pm
ICC Sydney Theatre at Darling Harbour

GRAMMY® Award winning singer songwriter k.d. lang will tour Australia in July on her Ingénue Redux Tour, celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the release of her first all-original album Ingénue. Ingénue is certified multi-platinum in Australia and around the world, and it produced some of the most memorable songs of the 90’s including Constant Craving, Miss Chatelaine, Save Me, and The Mind of Love.​ The Ingénue Redux Tour is going to be an unmissable night for k.d. lang fans.

Click here to purchase tickets.

Please be advised that the above concert tickets are offered by separate operators and do not have any connection with Arinex Pty Ltd or The Institute of Internal Auditors. This information is provided to delegates on a general basis, and it is the delegate’s responsibility to research, make a booking,​ and pay for the service provided directly with the supplier. Please ensure that you read the terms and conditions on the operator website before proceeding with payment to avoid any problems. Any issues relating to this are at the expense of the delegate and not the responsibility of Arinex Pty Ltd or The Institute of Internal Auditors.​

Learn, connect, and discover in 2017 as Sydney welcomes the world’s best professional services conferences: Sydney Shines Professional Services​.