ENG: Finally on-site again: Invitation to the 46th Congress of Controllers

Under the motto "Knowledge for Tomorrow's Business", the ICV invites you to the traditionally largest specialist meeting of the controlling community in Munich.

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A strong professional program, enriched by time for valuable discussions and intensive networking: The ICV invites you to Munich for the largest controlling specialist meeting of the year. Under the motto "Knowledge for Tomorrow's Business", current topics and their radiance for the future of corporate management will be discussed on May 9 and 10. The urgency of bringing oneself up to date in controlling is emphasized by Prof. Dr. Heimo Losbichler, CEO of the organizer: "More than ever, companies are required to manage agilely!".

With the renowned Congress of Controllers, the ICV offers a unique opportunity for a concentrated deep dive into the current challenges. The focus of the two-day congress on the central keywords "agile, digital, sustainable" reflects the requirements in the field of tension full of order books, critical supply chains, geopolitical and pandemic-related uncertainties. The organizer picks up controllers, CFOs, managing directors, consultants, teachers and students after a period of massive change by presenting, comparing and classifying possible uses of new tools and techniques for faster and better forecasts in the "Predictive Planning Challenge". The winner of the ICV Controlling Excellence Awards 2022, which is also be presented as part of the congress, provides exclusive insights into an innovative controlling project and what they have learned.

Revealing insights into industries from automotive to pharmaceuticals

Top-class speakers provide impulses in keynotes and topic clusters, also for the exchange of experiences. They are available on site for questions and discussions:

  • Keith Allman (President and CEO of Masco Corporation, USA)
  • Walter Mertl (Senior Vice President Group Controlling, BMW AG)
  • Prof. Dr. Othmar Lehner (Director of the Hanken Center of Accounting, Finance and Governance, Hanken School of Economics, Finnland)
  • Steffen Markus Kindler (Director of Finance, Controlling and Administration (CFO), Nestlé Deutschland AG)
  • Lydia Neuhuber (Sustainability Consulting Lead, Deloitte Consulting GmbH)
  • Matthias Nawe (Vice President Accounting Transformation, E.ON SE)
  • Dr. Jochen Kurtz (Vice President Group Performance Management & Analytics, BASF SE)
  • Moderation Predictive Planning Challenge: Robert Tischler (Senior Analyst and Managing Director, BARC GmbH)
  • Oliver K.D. Watz (Vice President Controlling, Vetter Pharma-Fertigung GmbH & Co. KG)
  • Claudio Galbusera (Team Leader Corporate Planning, HR & Quality Controlling, Vetter Pharma-Fertigung GmbH & Co. KG)
  • Svenja Amrhein (Head Group Strategic Planning, Hoffmann-La Roche AG)
  • Marie-Luise Lehmann (Owner Finance Goes Agile)
  • Prof. Dr. Burkhard Schwenker (Senior Fellow, Roland Berger GmbH)
  • Dr. Gero Decker (Co-founder & CEO Signavio, General Manager Business Process Intelligence, SAP SE)
  • Matthias Dannenberg (Senior Vice President Finance & Controlling – Automotive Electronics Division, Robert Bosch GmbH)
  • Prof. Dr. Ronald Gleich (Academic Director, Center for Performance Management & Controlling, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management)
  • Edgar Lampater (Senior Manager Controlling, Dürr Systems AG)
    Dr. med. Jan Vagedes M.A. (Head Doctor, Filderklinik Filderstadt)

Keynotes & topic clusters cover a wide range of challenges

The range of topics covered by the keynote speakers on both mornings ranges from the role of the controller in corporate transformation to digital transformation, machine learning and AI, ESG, shared value and entrepreneurial scenarios for a post-covid world to the start-up success story, strategic controlling, cost & performance management, servitization and health controlling for controllers.

The keynotes are supplemented by parallel topic clusters on Monday afternoons, which this year draw attention to sustainability, digitization and agile corporate management. In the Sustainability topic cluster, the status quo of sustainability transformation will be put to the test as well as the integration of ESG into commercial management and reporting (including success factors and pitfalls in practical implementation). As the winner of the Green Controlling Award 2021, BASF will present its award-winning project: a digital solution for the automated calculation of all product carbon footprints.

The Digitalization topic cluster is all about the question of how powerful modern planning tools are in terms of predictive planning and forecasting. Leading providers present their solutions as business cases and answer questions and suggestions from the congress visitors.

Participants in the Agilily topic cluster will learn how agile performance management leads controlling from the role of number cruncher to business partner consultant, how budgeting can change an entire organization and how company-wide management can be designed in an agile manner.

Networking with the Who's Who in Europe-wide controlling

Numerous exhibitors enrich the offer on-site. They present controlling-related products and services in the foyer of the Congress Hotel Westin Grand Munich. Networking and personal exchange are also high on the agenda at the specialist meeting of the European who-is-who in controlling. There is plenty of time for this during coffee breaks, at lunch, at Happy Hour including "Meet the Experts!" and of course at the legendary "Controllers Beer Garden" with buffet and jazz band. The ICV is looking forward to the face-to-face meeting, for which the Corona regulations that will then apply will be observed in order to ensure the health safety of the visitors on site.

Why should you attend this year's Congress of Controllers?

“A constructive, stimulating exchange of innovative ideas in the community, personal interaction in a positive environment, all of that at the ICV conference. For me - THE congress.”
Ein Bild, das Person, Mann, Wand, darstellend enthält. Automatisch generierte Beschreibung Oliver K.D. Watz, Vetter Pharma-Fertigung

"Because with an exciting keynote and personal discussions I will enter into a dialogue with CFOs, young talents and well-known ICV members."
Ein Bild, das Person, Mann, drinnen, Brille enthält. Automatisch generierte Beschreibung Matthias Dannenberg, Robert Bosch GmbH

"Sustainability is on everyone's lips. Financial and non-financial perspectives are getting closer and closer together. The finance function - and in particular the controller - has a fundamentally important role to play in driving the successful transformation of the company."
Ein Bild, das Person, Wand, drinnen enthält. Automatisch generierte Beschreibung Lydia Neuhuber, Deloitte Consulting

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