Program overview

Dates and details

For the early-arrivals, pre-conference activities kick off on Sunday 15 March with pre-conference workshops from 1.30pm with the CAE forum at 3.30pm (invitations will be sent to CAEs registered for SOPAC), this will be followed by an optional welcome dinner. The registration desk will be open from 1pm.

On Monday 16 March, a networking breakfast starts at 7:30am along with expo opening, followed by the first keynote at 9am. Don’t forget your boots for the Gala Dinner which begins with drinks at 7:15pm.

The conference gets off to an early start on Tuesday 17 March, with the keynote beginning at 8:30am. Catch all the final sessions including the footy lunch. The main program proceedings will conclude at 4.30pm. 

Expand, Learn and Engage

Get ready to attend SOPAC to expand your possibilities, the theme for this year. We will look at innovation, enhancing your capability, tech tips and tools, and delivering great audits. The underlying sub-themes for this year’s program are:
  • Think outside the box – Sessions covering innovation, emerging issues and new mythologies 
  • Enhance capability – Sessions focusing on audit management concepts and soft skills Connect with Technology – Sessions covering uses of technology in audit and the auditing of technology 
  • Deliver great audits – Sessions providing practical “how to” insights on internal audit methodologies, undertaking audits of various kinds and addressing compliance requirements
  • A huge variety of sessions will cover technical skills, robotics and artificial intelligence, the latest in risk, and a host of planning and leadership topics. 
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