Alii and Welcome to the 2018 Association of the Pacific Islands Public Auditors’ conference website. The Office of the Public Auditor of the Republic of Palau is pleased to be the host of the 29th Annual APIPA Conference which will be held during the week of August 6 to 10, 2018 in Koror, the main commercial center of Palau.
The theme for the year’s APIPA Conference is “Good Governance: Accountability, Ethics and Transparency,” which reflects the objectives of the APIPA. One of the founding principles of APIPA is to establish an organized body to act as one voice in support of the goal of promoting efficiency and accountability in the use of public resources of member jurisdictions.
As in previous APIPA conferences, this year’s conference will feature a variety of auditing and finance courses throughout the week for our participants from across our islands. With support from the Graduate School USA and the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs, we have recruited first-class instructors to deliver basic to advanced level courses in both the Audit and Finance tracks. With such high-quality instructors and a wide range of audit and finance courses planned, I am optimistic that participants will find great value in their investment in this year’s training, and will return home to contribute more to their respective organizations.
We have also planned several after-hours activities throughout the conference week which can be found on the registration sheet. Participants who plan to attend any of these activities are encouraged to sign-up during registration. Aside from these activities, Palau also offers a variety of places to visit and things to do. I encourage each participant to take this opportunity to discover Palau during your free time.
Finally, I would like to convey our most sincere appreciation to the United States Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs, the Graduate School’s Pacific Islands Training Initiative and the Government of the Republic of Palau for their continued support of APIPA.
I invite you to explore the resources on this website and encourage you to join us in Koror for the 29th Annual APIPA Conference.
Chairman, 29th APIPA Conference