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The IIA's 2017 Global Council 

2017 Global Council — Rome, Italy

Global Council is a unique, invitation-only event that gathers IIA leaders from around the world to contribute to the advancement of the internal audit profession and The IIA on a global basis. Each year, Global Council provides a forum for IIA Institutes to share information, collaborate, contribute ideas and connect to our global organization. Through discussion sessions, participants provide advice on strategic initiatives and other significant matters being considered on a global basis, and they help facilitate alignment of the global strategic plan with local and regional strategies. The program is also filled with networking and exchange sessions as well as social and cultural activities.

Global Council rotates each year to a different region of the world and will be held 19–22 February 2017 in the city of Rome, Italy. The venue for the event is the Rome Cavalieri hotel, a Waldorf Astoria Hotel & Resort. For the first time and at the request of attendees at past events, 2017 Global Council will include an optional ½ day Institute Management Workshop to be held on 19 February (separate registration required).

If you have any questions or require additional information, please send inquires to

Global Council Location

Rome Cavalieri – Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
Via Alberto Cadlolo, 101
00136 Rome, Italy
Tel: +39 06 35091

  •   Sunday, 19 February​
    ​12:00–17:00 ​Registration​
    ​13:00–17:00 ​Institute Management Workshop
    Optional; separate registration required
    ​14:30-17:00 ​Break
    ​​Welcome Reception hosted by IIA Global
  •   Monday, 20 February
    07:00–08:00 Facilitator & Scribe orientation (by invitation only)
    ​​07:00–08:00 Registration
    07:30–08:30 Breakfast
    ​08:30–11:00 ​Opening Session (Introductions and Roll Call, Welcome to Rome, From New  York to Rome)
    ​10:00–10:30 ​General Session 1: Strategic Planning
    ​10:30–11:00 ​Break
    ​11:00–12:30 ​Breakout Discussion Session 1: Strategic Planning
    ​12:30–13:30 ​Lunch
    ​13:30–15:30 ​General Session 2: Global Projects and Initiatives
    15:00–15:30 ​Break
    ​15:30–17:00 ​Knowledge Exchange Session 1
    ​Transportation to Gala Dinner and Cultural Evening and Dinner hosted by IIA–Italy
  •   Tuesday, 21 February
    ​07:30–08:30 ​Breakfast
    ​08:30–09:30 The State of The Profession and The IIA
    ​09:30–10:00 ​General Session 3: Responding to the Voice of Stakeholders
    ​10:00–10:30 ​Break
    ​10:30–12:00 ​Breakout Discussion Session 3: Responding to the Voice of Stakeholders
    ​12:00–13:00 ​Lunch
    ​13:00–14:30 ​Breakout Discussion Session 3: (continued) Responding to the Voice of Stakeholders
    ​14:30–15:00 ​Break
    ​15:00–16:30 ​Knowledge Exchange Session 2
    ​16:30–17:00 ​Closing Session
  •   Wednesday, 22 February
    ​Optional City Tour​

Background Papers

This document provides general background about each of the general session and the discussion questions to be debated, each participant is expected to review thoroughly to be fully engaged.

Background Papers

Advanced Polling Questionnaire

In December, each delegate received the Background Papers for Global Council 2017. The Background Papers were prepared on the program topics – Strategic Planning and Responding to the Voice of Stakeholders – so that each participant may review them with their board and/or staff in advance and prepare to share their Institute’s views. We are hopeful that you have reviewed the papers and are prepared to complete the advance polling questionnaire. For a link to complete the advance polling questionnaire, please contact


Registration for Global Council is now closed. If you have not yet registered and are interested in attending, please contact

Hotel Accommodations

IIA Global has arranged for Global Council participants to enjoy special discounts on accommodations at the beautiful Rome Cavalieri Hotel. Each delegate is responsible for his/her accommodations. Do not delay in making your reservations to ensure availability of rooms at these rates. Click here to make your hotel reservations.

For your reference, below are the discounted room rates:

Single (King Deluxe): ​€258.50 per night
Double (King Deluxe): €302.50 per night

*Please be advised that at the time of booking, a first night deposit will be charged to your credit card.


If you require a visa invitation letter to attend Global Council, please contact

Guest Registration and Fees

Guest registration is now closed. If you are looking to register a guest, please contact

View previous Global Councils by clicking here.