The largest arena in Europe for Governance, Risk and Compliance

The result of a fruitful co-operation between The IIA Sweden, Compliance Forum, ISACA and SWERMA, the GRC Conference brings together hundreds of professionals, world-class speakers, senior executives and suppliers within governance, risk and compliance. This is the 8th edition of the event, taking place on:

3 – 4  May, 2022

at Quality Hotel Friends in Stockholm (Solna)

Over a period of two days of intense learning through presentations, seminars and workshops, you are offered the possibility to enhance your knowledge and discover new tools and techniques that help you bring added value to your business.

GRC Conference

  • Updated prices will give you more flexibility.
  • Different levels of interactivity. You can choose what works best for you.
  • Two days of intense learning through presentations, seminars and workshops.

… and many other benefits, while meeting like-minded partners and colleagues from a variety of industries. An unique opportunity for personal and professional development, but also to be inspired and to address the challenges of your profession.


Next years speakers (2022) will be announced soon!

Copyright: World Economic Forum, photo: Michael Wuertenberg

BILL BROWDER (speaker 2021)

Bill Browder is the founder and CEO of Hermitage Capital Management, which was the investment adviser to the largest foreign investment fund in Russia until 2005, when Bill was denied entry to the country and declared a “threat to national security” as a result of his battle against corporate corruption.

Following his expulsion, the Russian authorities raided his offices, seized Hermitage Fund’s investment companies and used them to steal $230 million of taxes that the companies had previously paid. When Browder’s lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, investigated the crime, he was arrested by the same officers he implicated, tortured for 358 days, and killed in custody at the age of 37 in November 2009.

Since then, Browder has spent the last 5 years fighting for justice for Mr. Magnitsky. The Russian government exonerated and even promoted some of the officials involved so Browder took the case to America, where his campaigning led to the US Congress adopting the ‘Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act’ in 2012, which imposed visa sanctions and asset freezes on those involved in the detention, ill-treatment and death of Sergei Magnitsky (as well as in other human rights abuses). This law was the first time the US sanctioned Russia in 35 years and became the model for all subsequent US sanctions against Russia. Browder is currently working to have similar legislation passed in Magnitsky’s name across the European Union.

Photo: Jennifer Glans

CAROLINA ANGELIS (speaker 2021)

With almost 20 years within the Swedish military intelligence service and five years working for SAAB Group Security, Carolina Angelis has a unique insight of the methods of espionage and how to counteract. Today she runs an information security company and focuses on awareness training regarding espionage, threat actors and methods.

Photo: Stefan Tell

ANDERS HANSEN (speaker 2021)

Den moderna hjärnforskningen visar att motion och träning får fullständigt ofattbara effekter på hjärnan, det organ som påverkas allra mest av att vi rör på oss. Och det här gäller för både barn och vuxna, och till och med för äldre. Anders Hansen, överläkare i psykiatri, berättar om den senaste vetenskapen kring hur träning direkt påverkar hjärnans funktioner och vår hälsa.

Anders har skrivit böckerna ”Hälsa på recept” och ”Hjärnstark”. Han menar att fysisk aktivitet är det viktigaste man kan göra för sin hjärna. Anders ger konkreta tips på hur man ska röra på dig för att få de positiva effekterna, som är så omfattande att man faktiskt kan kalla dem för en mental uppgradering. När man rör på sig blir man inte bara piggare och mår bättre. Träning påverkar även koncentrationen, minnet, sömnen, kreativiteten och stresståligheten, och till och med personlighet och intelligens. Man tänker helt enkelt snabbare och kan lägga i en extra ”mental växel”, till exempel för att kunna koncentrera sig när det är stökigt omkring. Och alla som rör på sig får de här fördelarna: barn, vuxna och äldre.

Michael ”Bret” Hood

Michael “Bret” Hood is a financial crimes, ethics, money laundering and leadership expert with 25 years experience in FBI, The Federal Bureau of Investigation. During his career, Bret has worked on some of the most infamous cases in American history, including 9/11, the Oklahoma City Bombing and the multi-billion dollar HealthSouth fraud case. Because of his experience, Bret was chosen to be an adviser when the FBI created their executive leadership development programs, as well as being chosen to be a leadership instructor at the FBI’s National Academy, a 10 week college program for law enforcement executives from all over the world.

Bret has led over 50 United States government delegations to foreign countries, and has been accepted as an adjunct professor of leadership for the University of Virginia. He has instructed and created blocks of instruction on a range of topics to include forensic accounting, executive leadership, crisis management, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, money laundering and anti-bribery compliance programs. Some of the venues in which Bret has instructed include: the National Executive Institute, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiner’s Global Fraud Conference, the University of South Florida, Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida Institute of CPAs, the Malaysian Federal Reserve, regional/international law enforcement executive development seminars, as well as International Law Enforcement Academies in Hungary, Dubai and Botswana. Bret has been qualified as a financial crimes and money laundering expert in the Middle District of Florida as well as the Eastern District of Missouri. Since 2000 (both with the FBI and post-retirement), Bret has taught Fortune 500 companies as well as top executives for various government entities on such topics as leadership, ethics, fraud, compliance, risk assessment, risk management, interviewing, and crisis leadership.

Bret is a four time winner of the United States Attorney’s Office Special Agent of the Year award for his work in financial crime and money laundering, and has received two commendations from the FBI Director for Leadership and Innovation. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed books, ”Eat More Ice Cream: A Succinct Leadership Lesson for Each Week of the Year” and ”Get Off Your Horse! 52 Succinct Leadership Lessons from U.S. Presidents.”

Stay tuned, more speakers will be revealed soon. 

Call for Speakers

Increase your visibility throughout the GRC community by speaking at the GRC Conference in Stockholm!

Are you an industry expert, thought leader, or passionate professional willing to share your experiences, insights, and knowledge with colleagues and peers? Do you want to share success stories, challenges, opportunities, tangible action items, and valuable takeaways that make a difference in the development of GRC professionals and add value to the field as a whole? This is a great opportunity for you to give back to your profession by sharing your knowledge and insights!

We are now accepting proposals for the GRC Conference 2020 breakout sessions and seminars that will be held in the spring of 2021, in Stockholm, Sweden.

The GRC Conference targets topics within the following areas:

  1. Governance, Ethics and Culture
  2. Cybersecurity & Data Protection
  3. Emerging New Trends
  4. Fraud, Corruption, AML
  5. Digitalisation & Technology
  6. Sustainability
  7. Cases and Tools

Welcome with your application no later than March 22nd, 2020!

Submitted applications will be reviewed in the period March 22nd – April 30th
The results will be communicated to all applicants at latest April 20th.

Why speak at the GRC Conference?

You are offered the opportunity to partner with four professional organisations with a strong presence worldwide, and become a recognised industry leader and subject matter experts among their members.

  • The IIA is the internal audit profession’s global voice, recognised authority, acknowledged leader, chief advocate, and principal educator. Generally, members work in internal auditing, risk management, governance, internal control, information technology audit, education, and security.
  • Compliance Forum is the Swedish association for Compliance Officers, with members primarily from financial sector, but also authorities and the public sector.
  • ISACA is the leading provider of knowledge, certifications, community, advocacy, and education on information systems audit, security, governance of enterprise IT, and IT-related risk and compliance.
  • SWERMA is the Swedish association for professionals within risk management, insurance, loss prevention, and compliance. SWERMA functions under the larger umbrella of FERMA with thousands of members across Europe.

Once selected as a speaker, you will also receive free access to the entire conference program including the gala dinner. This also includes the opportunity to earn up to 14 CPE hours by attending sessions outside of your own.

Should you have questions about the application process or the conference, please contact us at grcconference@theiia.se