ENG: “We're looking ahead”: 45th Congress of Controllers opened

ICV Chairman Prof. Dr. Losbichler has opened the 45th Congress of Controllers / Europe's leading controlling conference for the first time in online format: "Premiere will set standards" / Strategies for the upswing: focus on digital transformation and sustainability

Munich, 26.04.2021- Europe's leading controlling conference, the 45th Congress of Controllers, is opened in the morning by the Chairman of the host ICV International Association of Controllers, Prof. Dr. Heimo Losbichler. He assured the 400 guests that this congress with an excellent reputation and rich traditions, now in online format for the first time, would set new standards; with its topics, speakers, professional organization - on a powerful, innovative online platform.

For two days live from the Congress studio, Prof. Dr. Heimo Losbichler leads the participants through the latest topics: digital change, transformation and disruption, artificial intelligence, sustainability, future of work, performance management. Leading companies such as DHL, Deutsche Bahn, BASF, A1 Telekom Austria, Wilhelm Gienger KG and Zeppelin GmbH provide insights.

In his opening speech, Losbichler referred to a “historic upswing” expected by economic researchers after the pandemic: “Managers and controllers ask themselves what measures they can take to master the crisis and emerge stronger from it. Parallel to the immediate crisis management, it is important to prepare for the time afterwards and to develop strategies for the upturn,” said the ICV chairman. "With our Congress program we are clearly looking ahead and providing impetus for corporate practice."

Losbichler added: “We are concerned more than ever with the question of how to proceed and how the restart will look like. The planning security required on all sides will not be there.” Now, after the “brief tunnel vision of crisis management”, the focus is on long-term trends and challenges of the post-covid era, “with the central issues of digital transformation and sustainability."

“Digitization has been an omnipresent topic at specialist conferences and in the media in recent years. Now it has actually arrived in the controlling departments; it's not so scary anymore” says Losbichler. "Done correctly, digitization is an aid and enrichment for controlling. From the complementarity of human and machine information processing, it can help to manage companies better and faster and thus make them more successful."

In the 45th edition of the Congress of Controllers, the digital event platform also offers the controlling experts and managers the opportunity to exchange ideas with the tried and tested intensity. "Exchanging experiences is particularly important in uncertain times like today," emphasized the ICV Chairman and expressed his great pleasure at the large number of participants.

The ICV is currently providing information on the 45th Congress of Controllers in its Weblog and in its social media channels (LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram).

The ICV (International Association of Controllers) has in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and 12 other countries in Europe around 6,000 members active in practical controlling. The key objective of the ICV controlling philosophy is reaching permanent economic success. With its honorary chairman Dr. Dr. h.c. Albrecht Deyhle the Association, founded in 1975, has shaped the controlling in German speaking countries placed and influenced. The ICV merges controllers, CFOs, managers and scientists and it is strictly oriented on its members’ benefit. Experience, communication and being focused on future-oriented trends are foundations of the ICV. The ICV combines practical experience with the latest research results and prepares its knowledge for practical implementation. The ICV makes personal contribution to the success of its members and to the sustainable performance of companies. Prof. Dr. Heimo Losbichler, FH Steyr, is the Chairman of the ICV, Vice Chairman of the ICV is Matthias von Daacke, BLANCO GmbH & Co. KG.

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