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​The Big Apple to Host IIA’s 75th Anniversary Celebration
Organization announces New York City site of 2016 International Conference

VANCOUVER, B.C. (July 9, 2015) — The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) will celebrate its 75th anniversary next year in the city where it was founded. The organization announced at the close of its international conference here that New York will hosts its 2016 International Conference as well as other events related to its diamond jubilee celebration.

The announcement was made by the co-chairman of the 2016 International Conference, Nick DiMola and Paul Flora, CFSA.

For the internal audit profession, 1941 is a landmark year. It was the year the first major book on the subject was publish — Victor Z. Brink’s “Internal Auditing” — and the year a core group of IIA founding fathers began discussing the need for a professional organization.

Since then The IIA has grown from its original 24 charter members to include more than 180,000 members worldwide. Today, The IIA is the internal audit profession's unquestioned global voice, recognized authority, acknowledged leader, chief advocate, and principal educator.

Its membership includes those working in internal auditing, risk management, governance, internal control, information technology audit, education, and security.

“What began as a group of colleagues discussing the needs of the profession over coffee has matured into a world-class organization meeting the needs of internal auditors around the world,” said IIA President and CEO Richard F. Chambers, CIA, QIAL, CGAP, CCSA, CRMA. “We have many special and exciting things planned for our 75th anniversary, and I can’t wait for the celebration to begin.”

The 2016 International Conference will take place from July 17-20.