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The IIA's 2017 Global Council

Global Council 2018 — Panama City, Panama

Year-after-year Global Council has proven to be a valuable platform where IIA leaders from around the world gather to collectively address the many needs of our members and stakeholders to discuss strategies to advance our profession, and participate in peer-to-peer networking opportunities.

What to expect at Global Council 2018:

  • INTERACTIVE discussion sessions on strategic initiatives and other significant topics of global importance
  • CONNECT with Affiliate and IIA Global leaders to share leading practices to maximize impact and achieve goals
  • EXPERIENCE Panama and its culture through an exquisite gala dinner and sight-seeing tour

Background Papers

The 2018 Global Council program was built around several key topics:

  1. Global Strategic Plan
  2. Conformance with the Standards
  3. Global Certification Strategy
  4. Global Initiatives and Projects

The Background Papers provides general background about each of these topics for Affiliates to review and discuss with Board Members prior to completing the advance Polling Questions (to be completed via a survey between 2–19 January 2018) and to be debated by Affiliate representatives during the Breakout Discussion Sessions at Global Council in February.

Background Papers Download

Tentative Agenda

Sunday, 04 February
​12:00–17:00    ​Registration
​09:00–15:00   ​ Affiliate Management Workshop (by invitation only)
​18:00–20:00   ​ Welcome Reception
Monday, 05 February
​07:15–08:15   ​ Registration
​​08:30–10:00   ​ Opening Session
​​10:00–10:30   Tea Break
​​10:30–11:00  ​ ​General Session 1: Global Strategic Plan
​​11:00–12:30  ​ ​Breakout Discussion Sessions 1: Global Strategic Plan
​​12:30–13:30  ​ Lunch
​​13:30–14:00  ​ ​General Session 2: Conformance with the Standards
​​14:00–15:30  ​ ​Breakout Discussion Session 2: Conformance with the Standards
​​15:30–16:00  ​ Tea Break
​​16:00–17:00  ​ ​Knowledge Exchange Sessions
​​18:30–21:00  ​ ​Transportation to Cultural Evening and Dinner Hosted by IIA–Panama
Tuesday, 06 February
​08:30–09:30   ​ The State of the Global Profession
​​​09:30–10:00   ​ General Session 3: Certification Strategy
​​10:00–10:30  ​ Tea Break
​​10:30–12:00  ​ ​ Breakout Discussion Session 3: Certification Strategy
​​12:00–13:00  ​ Lunch
​​13:00–14:30  ​ ​General Session 4: Global Projects and Initiatives
​​14:30–15:30  ​ ​Knowledge Exchange Sessions
​​15:30–16:00  ​ Tea Break
​​16:00–17:00  ​ ​Closing Session
Wednesday, 07 February
8:30–14:30 ​  Cultural Tour of Panama Canal and Casco Antiguo

Registration, Hotel, and Visa Information

REGISTRATION: If your Affiliate has not yet registered a delegate, please click here to complete a registration. Please note, each Affiliate is invited to register up to two (2) delegates, with one (1) designated as the official representative. Delegates are may bring up to one guest; fees will apply when brining more than one guest.

VISA: If you require a Visa to attend the event, please complete the Visa Letter Request form. Please note, depending on your country and the presence of the Panamá Embassy or Consulate in your area, it may take anywhere from 2 to 6 weeks to receive your visa so you are encouraged to submit paperwork as soon as possible. If you are unsure if a visa is needed, please visit contact the nearest Panama Embassy. Click here to request a Visa Letter.

HOTEL ACCOMONDATIONS: IIA Global has arranged for Global Council delegates to enjoy special discounts on accommodations at the beautiful Hilton Panama Hotel. Each delegate is responsible for his/her accommodations. Click here to complete your hotel reservation.


The deadline to make your hotel reservation is 3 January 2018. Upon booking your reservation, your credit card will be charged a non-refundable deposit for one night. Please inform the hotel upon arrival if your expected departure date is different than your reserved departure date to avoid an early departure fee.

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