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Advance registration for the Internal Auditors Executive Study Group conference will close on Friday, June 2. You will still be able to register on-site at the same price point.
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Network with restaurant internal audit professionals who face the same challenges, and share on-target, specialized experiences. What better way to discover best practices, solutions to stubborn problems, or opportunities for advancement than from restaurant leaders in your field?

Our Internal Auditors Executive Study Group delivers information essential to your daily workload and long-term career. Whether you need guidance on risk management and brand protection or audit administration and cloud computing, this group is your window into what fellow restaurant industry leaders are doing and which strategies work best.


Our group's member-only Listserv is an effective way to ask your colleagues questions, share news, and contribute to discussions on issues important to professionals in your field. To be eligible, you must work full-time in the field of internal audits for a company that is a restaurant member of the National Restaurant Association. Click here to subscribe.

Once you join the list, simply send Internal Audit email messages to ia@lists.restaurant.org. Your message goes to everyone who is subscribed to the list.

Can I view past messages?
Yes, click here to visit our archives. Registered members of the Listserv can read or search past messages. You can also change the settings of your account.

How do I unsubscribe?
To leave the Internal Auditors Listserv, send a message to ia-unsubscribe@lists.restaurant.org. Be sure to send this message from the email address you want to remove from the list.


Wednesday, June 14

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. Welcome & Company Introductions
9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Ethics
11 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Networking Break
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Risk Management
  Moderator: Anne Hughes, Vice President, Internal Audit, Sonic Corp.
12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Restaurant Industry Outlook & Trends
  Speaker: Hudson Riehle, Senior Vice President, Research & Knowledge Group, National Restaurant Association
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Cybersecurity
3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Networking Break
3:45 p.m. - 5 p.m. Breakout Session
  *Breakout sessions will be divided by senior & mid-level and entry level (corporate vs. franchise)
5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. Reception

Thursday, June 15

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. PCAOB Update
  Speaker: Patty Salkin, Managing Director, Deloitte
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Doing More with Less - Automation to Help Internal Auditors
  Speaker: John Nicolopoulos, Partner, Retail & Restaurant Sector Leader, RSM US LLP
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Networking Break
10:45 a.m. - Noon Fraud Investigation
Noon - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Vendor Audit: Pricing, Insurance and Results
  Speaker: Dawn Williford, Principal, Risk Advisory Services, BDO USA, LLP
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.mm. Auditing Cybersecurity
  Speaker: Daimon Geopfert, Principal, National Leader, Security and Privacy Consulting, RSM US LLP
3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Networking Break
3:45 p.m. - 5 p.m. Breakout Session
  *Breakout sessions will be divided by senior & mid-level and entry level (corporate vs. franchise)
5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Dinner

Friday, June 16

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. Business Meeting (Operators Only)
9 a.m. - 10 a.m. Restaurant Industry Legislative Outlook
  Speaker: Cicely Simpson, EVP, Policy & Government Affairs, National Restaurant Association
10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Wage & Labor Update
11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Closing Remarks


National Restaurant Association
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National Restaurant Association
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National Restaurant Association members are entitled to discount registration. Eligible members must complete registration with the email address listed in their member record. To verify your membership, contact membership@restaurant.org


You will receive instructions on how to reserve a reduced-rate hotel room in your Internal Auditors registration confirmation email.

ARIA Resort and Casino
3730 Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89158
(702) 590-7757

June 13 - $147
June 14 - $127
June 15 - $127

Note: A daily resort fee of $44.22 (tax inclusive) is added to all room reservations upon check-in.



Sponsorship registration is open to service or product providers. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kathie Vu, Vice President, Sponsorship at kvu@restaurant.org or (202) 331-5910.



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