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Internal Auditors

Conference registration is open to restaurant operators and those who work for restaurant or hospitality companies. If you are a product or service provider, you are welcome to attend the conference as a sponsor.

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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.

2017 Speaker Presentations

Speaker presentations are open to Internal Auditors Executive Study Group attendees only. To receive a username & password to access the presentations email meetings@restaurant.org.


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.

2018 Agenda

Tuesday, June 12

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast and Registration
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Welcome and Company Introductions
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Business Ethics
  Dr. Craig Hanks, Professor & Chair, Dept. of Philosophy, Texas State University
11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Networking Break
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Future of Food Safety & Food Auditing
12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. JOINT SESSION - Welcome and Introductions
  Marvin Irby, Chief Financial Officer, Chief People Officer, National Restaurant Association
Richie Jackson, Chief Executive Officer, Texas Restaurant Association
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Restaurant Industry Outlook & Trends
  Hudson Riehle, SVP, Research & Knowledge, National Restaurant Association
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. CFO Panel
  Mike Gottlieb, Global Leader of Restaurant Practice, Ernst & Young, LLP
3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Networking Break
3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.              Keynote Presentation:
Using Constructive Engagement to Learn as Fast as the Environment is Changing
  Dr. Graeme Coetzer, Ph.D., Director, Institute of Community Development
April Kelley Drummond, Senior Director, Diversity, Inclusion & Multicultural Engagement
5:30 p.m. Opening Reception

Wednesday, June 13

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. PCAOB Auditing Standards Update
  Dan Amat, Partner, KPMG
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Technology to Streamline Audits
  Tom Chestnut, Co-Founder, EyeSucceed
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Networking Break
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Fraud Detection & Schemes
  Monika Shah, Sr. Manager, Compliance & Business Analysis, Envysion
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Vendor Audit: Pricing, Insurance and Results
  Dawn Williford, South Region Leader, BDO
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Cybersecurity Auditing 
3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Networking Break
3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Breakout Session
5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Group Dinner

Thursday, June 14 - JOINT SESSION

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.                   Breakfast                                                            
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Cybersecurity
  Laura Knapp Chadwick, Director Commerce & Entrepreneurship, National Restaurant Association
Matt Franko, Director RAS Security, Privacy & Risk, RSM US, LLC
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Restaurant Industry Legislative Update
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Networking Break
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. TBA
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Wrap Up


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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.

Operator Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received by 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, May 11, 2018 will be fully refunded. Any cancellations after May 11, 2018 will not receive a refund. For more information, contact nrameetings@restaurant.org.

Hotel Accommodations

Grand Hyatt San Antonio

600 East Market Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
Room Rate: $189/night + tax -- single/double
Deadline to Reserve your Room: May 14, 2018

Attendees are responsible for making their hotel reservations. Since the deadline to reserve your hotel room in the reduced-rate room block has passed, please contact the hotel directly to reserve your hotel room.

Airline Discounts

United and Delta offer discounts up to 10% off published fares based on booking class for Internal Auditors conference attendees.

To save, book online at 
United.com/meetingtravel. Enter ZZ3J730597 in the Offer Code box. Make sure SAT is entered as the airport. Discounts are available for travel booked between June 9 - 17, 2018.

To save, book online here. The Group code is NMRLY. Make sure SAT is entered as your destination airport. Discounts are available for travel booked between June 8 - 16, 2018. You may also call Delta Meeting reservations at (800) 328-1111, Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. CT.


Registration is open to restaurant operators and those who work for restaurant or hospitality companies. If you are a product or service provider, you are welcome to attend the conference as a sponsor. For 2018 conference sponsorships, please contact Stephanie Krasner at skrasner@restaurant.org.



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