Best Wishes And Invitation To Celebrate

Dear Member of our Institute,
Dear Colleague,

On behalf of all the IIA Board members, our new CEO Cédric Hamaekers, the IIABEL team and myself, we wish you and your families a happy new year!

Let’s take the opportunity to reflect on the past year. Coming out of the challenging pandemic period, we can be proud of several realized achievements and in particular our successful events, two in particular worth mentioning:

In May we celebrated the Relaunch with half a day of interesting speakers and testimonials; This was a great ‘warm up’ event for our ECIIA 2022 conference in Brussels on the 6-7th of October titled “Internal audit in a world of transition, what changes and challenges lie ahead of us?”

Organizing such a large scale event with 600+ participants from over 53 countries was quite a challenge for our institute but thanks to the efforts of the project team with representatives from IIA Belgium and ECIIA, we’re proud to conclude that it was a very successful edition. A big thank you to everybody making this a success and to you, our members, who attended and took the opportunity to reconnect! In particular we thank Katleen Seeuws, our former CEO for her dedication in this journey.

With our new CEO Cédric and the Board, we all agreed that our mission for 2023 is to continue along our successful journey and to further organize member events that bring the relevant topics, content and set the scene for interesting discussions. More in particular, we endeavor to continue delivering high quality training courses, networking opportunities and knowledge sharing for all our members, irrespective of their job position, career path, sector-specific requirements and/or other identified needs.

2023 will also be the year that we will invite, learn and strengthen the cooperation with the 2nd line specialists in the domains of risk, compliance and internal controls. Exiting times ahead!

Let’s raise the glass to another interesting, inspiring and fruitful year on January 19 at the Radisson Collection Hotel Grand Place in Brussels. We hope to welcome many of you to kick off the new year and to take the opportunity to say goodbye to Katleen and wish her all the best in her future endeavors at IIA Global.

As a final wish to you, our member: that 2023 may be a truly remarkable and blissful year, both professionally and personally.

Warm regards,

President Board of Directors IIABEL

If you want a sneak peak at our 2023 training offer, have a look here.