2011 Internal Auditing Conference

Sunday, May 22 - Wednesday, May 25, 2011
The Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
1380 Harbor Island Drive [map]
San Diego, CA 92101-1007

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Explore the complex procedures necessary for establishing and continuously evaluating internal controls with specific emphasis on food safety auditing, credit card transaction costs, coupon fraud, data security/PCI compliance, DSD/front end auditing, mergers and acquisitions, fuel station auditing, IT audits and pharmacy auditing. Informal discussion groups encourage both personal involvement and problem solving.

Topics on agenda include:

• Fraud
• Pharmacy Auditing
• IT Audits
• Coupon Fraud
• DSD and Front End Auditing
• Self Checkout Risks
• Ethics
• Data Security/PCI
• Capital Improvements Programs


• Admittance to all sessions at the FMI Financial Executive Conference



Have you ever driven over the speed limit or perhaps downloaded music and not paid for it? If so, you know firsthand how hard it is to always stay within the law. This powerful business-ethics presentation revolves around the thought processes that lead to unethical behavior. Kuhse uses his compelling life story to illustrate the eight critical thinking errors that led to becoming an international fugitive.

Patrick Kuhse, Internationally Recognized Business Ethics Authority


Learn from specific case studies how internal auditing and loss prevention departments can collaboratively leverage expertise and experience to identify consumer, vendor and employee fraud and inefficient operations. Gain insight into the latest trends in organized retail crime and discover how to use data mining to identify hot spots and hot products. Find out why retailers risk losing thousands or even millions of dollars through poorly executed vendor contracts and learn how to avoid the pitfalls.

Kathleen Smith, Vice President, Loss Prevention, Safeway Inc.


Reduce your exposure to counterfeit coupons through partnership opportunities, technology and training. Hear the latest coupon fraud schemes and the measures being undertaken to address this growing problem.

Nancy Lindemood, President, Coupon Information Corporation and Associate Director, Procter & Gamble Distributing Company


Self checkout units have been a common feature in the grocery industry for the past 15 years and are becoming increasingly more prevalent. While increasing productivity and lowering labor costs, retailers acknowledge that this technology brings an increased risk of shrink. Learn how understanding and assessing loss risk is essential to successful implementation of self-checkout systems and discover what steps can be taken minimize losses.

Jon Stokes, Director of Loss Prevention & Security, Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market

NEW in 2011!
For the first time, FMI’s 2011 Internal Auditing Conference will be co-located with the Financial Executive Conference. While each conference will have its own comprehensive, targeted agenda, several joint sessions will be offered. The new format will give internal auditing professionals and c-suite financial executives in the grocery industry unparalleled access to both conferences and a more comprehensive educational experience, in addition to providing more valuable and diverse networking opportunities.

For more information regarding program and sponsorships please contact Amanda Bond-Thorley at 202.220.0606

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Registration Includes:

Registration fee includes all meeting materials, breakfasts, coffee breaks, lunches and receptions. Fee does not include hotel accommodations.
NOTE: To qualify for FMI Member rates, participants must be an employee of an FMI Member company. An FMI Retailer/Wholesaler Member is a retailer or wholesaler paying annual dues to FMI. An FMI Associate Member is a supplier company paying annual associate dues to FMI. All others are Non-Members.

Who Should Attend:

Vice Presidents, Directors, Managers and Staff Auditors involved in: Internal Audit, Finance, Compliance, A/P Auditing, Loss Prevention and Corporate controls. (Closed to the press)

Meeting Attire:

Casual attire (no ties) is recommended for the entire conference. Meeting rooms may be cool, a jacket or sweater is recommended.

Registration Fees:

These fees are available through 05/17/2011
Name Price
FMI Retailer/Wholesaler Member $795.00  
FMI Retailer/Wholesaler Member - Early Bird $595.00  
FMI Retailer/Wholesaler Member - 3+ paid attendees $745.00  
FMI Associate Member $1,125.00  
Non-Member $1,350.00  

Cancellation and Other Policies:

Please notify registrar in writing by email to slentz@fmi.org or fax 202.220.0830. A refund, minus a $75 processing fee, is granted when a cancellation is received by May 6, 2011. A 60% refund is granted if cancellation is received by May 13, 2011. All registrations received after May 13, 2011 are non-refundable. No refund is granted if notification is received after May 13, 2011.

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General Hotel Information:

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
1380 Harbor Island Drive
San Diego,CA 92101
Tel: (619) 291-2900

FMI has negotiated a special conference of $ 179.00 per night. Please make reservations directly with the hotel. Click here to book online.

The negotiated rate of $ 179.00 / night is available until April 29, 2011 after which reservations will be accepted on a space available basis.

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