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2019 Global Council

Global Council 2019 — Tokyo, Japan

The 2019 Global Council held 17–20 March in Tokyo, Japan held true to its promise to offer a platform for IIA Affiliate leaders from around the world to contribute insights that help shape the future of our global organization and profession, network with their peers, and exchange leading practices for Affiliate growth and sustainability.

This year’s event was especially meaningful as it is the last official “Global Council” before the transition to Global Assembly in 2020 under the new IIA governance structure. While the transition was one of the topics of discussion during the March 17–20 gathering, other topics included identifying elements necessary to enhance The IIA’s position on the Three Lines of Defense and defining content needs of members through the Global Content Strategy.

Final Summary Report

The program addressed three important topics: Transition Global Council to Global Assembly, Three Lines of Defense, and the Global Content Strategy. Discussions around those issues provided valuable perspectives on the challenges and opportunities around the world that are critical for The IIA to develop relevant strategies to address the needs of our members and Affiliates globally.

The Summary Report reflects the overall themes/trends that emerged from the discussions, the comments/ideas that emerged most frequently, and those elements that at times indicated a lack of consensus among the participants. This report cannot reflect every position shared, but rest assured that all ideas and opinions are valuable and will not be lost.

Download the Summary Report

Registration List

Download the list of event attendees.


Presentations made during the event are available for you to download:

Download all presentations.


View photos from the event.

Save the Date for the 2020 Global Assembly

We are excited to announce the first IIA Global Assembly will be held in London, England, 29 March–1 April 2020. Additional details will be shared with all IIA affiliates in the coming months.