The 48th Congress of Controllers. Take part in the controlling highlight on April 29/30, 2024 in Munich. Language: German

Nominees for the ICV Controlling Excellence Award 2024

Head of the Jury Prof. Dr. Utz Schäffer will invite representatives of these companies to the stage at the 48th Congress of Controllers in Munich on April 29, 2024 and announce who will take home the 3,000 euro prize.

The ICV Congress of Controllers at a glance

  • Conference language German / One English-language lecture
  • Take a look behind the scenes on atvisio.TV
  • With presenting of the renowned ICV Controlling Excellence Award
  • For the first time with presenting of the Green Controlling Award
  • All-day program on Monday with lectures, topic clusters, happy hour, Controllers' Beer Garden
  • On Tuesday lectures and a final lunch

Informing, networking and celebrating together: always an all-round successful event

Invitation from the ICV Chairman of the Board

Dear Sir or Madam,

I would like to warmly invite you to the 48th Congress of Controllers on April 29 and 30 in Munich. The Congress is the largest meeting of the controlling community in Central Europe and the annual “place to be”.

This year's program promises an inspiring journey through the current challenges and future-oriented trends in corporate management. Under the motto "Business performance through controlling excellence - digital, sustainable, profitable", top speakers from international companies will provide insights into the latest developments in the use of AI in controlling, sustainability and sustainability reporting as well as strategies for dealing with current geopolitical tensions and Europe's dependency.

In these demanding competitive conditions, current, practice-oriented knowledge and the experience exchange with colleagues are invaluable. The 48th Congress of Controllers offers both like no other event. A special highlight is the presentation of the renowned ICV Controlling Excellence Award, which recognizes top performance in controlling and provides inspiration for your own controlling practice.

By participating, you can secure an information advantage that will prepare you for future trends, including through the publication of the ICV Think Tank on the subject of Controlling and New Work, which you will receive at the Congress before anyone else and free of charge.

We're looking forward to seeing you

Heimo Losbichler
Chairman of the Board of the ICV Internationaler Controller Verein

Why should you come to the 48th Congress of Controllers in Munich?


Prof. Dr. Heimo Losbichler and Claudia Maron from the ICV Board answer the questions about the 48th Congress of Controllers from Peter Bluhm, Managing Director of the business intelligence consultancy ATVISIO Consult and host of the Performance Manager Podcast:

  • What are the current challenges for controllers on the way to controlling excellence?
  • Why is it worth visiting the ICV Congress of Controllers in Munich also in 2024?
  • What topics are expected at the ICV Controlling Excellence Award?
  • What is the Green Controlling Award and why is it being awarded for the first time at the Congress of Controllers?
  • Why is participation in the Congress so valuable for non-controllers?
  • How do you as a controller benefit beyond the Congress?
  • What discounted conditions are there for the tickets?

Agenda 2024 - Conference language is GERMAN

Monday morning: keynotes (ballroom)

FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Heimo Losbichler
FH Oberösterreich
Chairman of the Board
ICV International Association of Controllers
Chairman of the Board
IGC International Group of Controlling

Language: German

  • AI technologies can play an important role in supporting and improving lifelong learning.
  • Individuals can use AI tools for continuous skill development and knowledge acquisition.
  • With rapid advances in AI, lifelong learning is becoming essential for individuals to adapt to changes in the job market.

Donya Amer
Member of the Executive Board CIO|CHRO
Hapag-Lloyd AG

Language: German

  • Automation and standardization of controlling processes
  • New competency requirements for controllers
  • Application of internal and external business data

Dr. Susanne Beckers
Data Science Manager / ab April AI Strategy Expert

Language: English

10.30 a.m. Coffee break & networking

Financial organizations, including CFOs, see their financial management system as the instrument - almost the holy grail - to prepare their organizations for the achievement of ambitious goals. But this often turns out to be just a wishful thinking that is shattered by reality - even though it is a theoretically flawless management concept with stringent KPIs and state-of-the-art IT implementations.

The reason for this is often that a management system does not work on its own, but can only develop its effect in a well-coordinated interaction with the chosen organizational form and culture of the respective company. The lecture illuminates from both a practical and methodological perspective how the interaction of financial management systems, organizational forms and culture can be successful.

Dr. Tobias Braun
BENTELER International AG

Language: German


  • Expanding the effectiveness of controlling
  • Strengthening functional reputation
  • Making the best possible use of digitalization in a dynamic environment
  • Improving employer attractiveness through a lived role concept

Sven Grandi
Bosch Service Solutions
Frankfurt am Main

Language: German

Presenting the ICV Controlling Excellence Award

Laudation, Award ceremony and presentation of the winning project in the competition for the ICV Controlling Excellence Award 2024.

Prof. Dr. Utz Schäffer
Institut für Management und Controlling (IMC) der WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management
Chairman of the Board of Trustees
ICV International Association of Controllers

Language: German

1.00 p.m. Lunch and experience exchange

Monday afternoon: Topic clusters

Topic cluster A: Game Changer AI?

Moderation: Markus Steiner
Alpiq AG
Member of the Board
ICV International Association of Controllers

  • Revenue forecasts were modeled using statistical methods and AI for several local transport companies
  • Demonstration of the software tool programmed in the research project
  • Lessons learned for change management in controlling

Prof. Dr. Robert Knappe
Professor of business administration in public administration
Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht (HWR) Berlin

Prof. Dr. Thomas Winter
Professor of mathematics
Berliner Hochschule für Technik (BHT)

Language: German

3.20 p.m. Coffee break & networking

  • Potential in reporting and analysis – opportunities in self-service
  • Effects on the planning processes – new division of labor between humans and machines
  • Use cases with the SAP Analytics Cloud

Dr. Karsten Oehler
Chief Solution Advisor
SAP Deutschland SE & Co KG

Language: German

4.30 p.m. Coffee break & networking

  • Realistic areas of application of (generative) AI tools in finance & controlling
  • Market overview of established and new providers
  • Possibilities and limits of automation

Dr. Carsten Bange
Managing Director

Language: German

Topic cluster B: Sustainability and Controlling

Moderation: Claudia Maron
Member of the Board
ICV International Association of Controllers

  • Key figures for sustainability reporting according to ESRS and EU taxonomy
  • Optimal design of interactive ESG dashboards in Power BI
  • Introducing sample dashboards for industry

FH-Prof. Dr. Christoph Eisl
Professor of Controlling and coordinator of the master program in Controlling, Accounting and Financial Management (CRF)
FH Oberösterreich Studienbetriebs GmbH

Language: German

3.20 p.m. Coffee break & networking

Details soon.

Silke Thomas
Lead Sustainable Finance & ESG Performance
Group Corporate Responsibility
Deutsche Telekom AG

Naime Ersöz-Koc
Deutsche Telekom AG


Language: German

4:30 p.m. Coffee break & networking

  • What are climate risks and how can they be identified?
  • How can climate risks be measured and how can corresponding financial indicators be derived in practice?
  • How do climate risks affect fundamental concepts of company valuation, i.e. cash flow / cost of capital?

Dr. Moritz Bassemir
Managing Director
Valuation Advisory Services
Kroll GmbH
Member of the ICV Expert Work Group Company Valuation

Reinhard Fitz
Head of International Business Development
Doppelmayr Seilbahnen GmbH
Wolfurt, Österreich
Member of the ICV Expert Work Group Company Valuation

Language: German

Topic cluster C: Europe in the global competition

Moderation: Prof. Dr. Christoph Binder
ESB Business School
Member of the Board of Trustees
ICV International Association of Controllers

  • Weak economy meets structural deficits and twin transformation
  • Industrial policy: horizontal and vertical
  • Social readiness for change and the role of politics

Dr. Giulia Mennillo
Lecturer in economic and social policy as well as sustainability
Politische Akademie Tutzing

Language: German

3.20 p.m. Coffee break & networking

  • How does the strategy transition into controlling work?
  • What role does sustainability play in the current collaboration?
  • What skills are required in the collaboration model?

Dr. Andreas Thöni
Head of Corporate Strategy, Digital & Innovation
Österreichische Post AG

Alexander Koch
Head of Group Accounting & Controlling
Österreichische Post AG

Language: German

4.30 p.m. Coffee break & networking

Details soon.

Monday evening: networking

5.40 p.m. Happy Hour in the Exhibitors' Area & “Meet the Experts”
From 7 p.m. Controllers' Beer Garden

Tuesday monday: keynotes (ballroom)

  • Outlook for the global economy
  • Short-term and medium-term inflation prospects
  • Implications of this for the ECB's interest rate policy
  • The role of national debt in the economy
  • Outlook stock markets

Edgar Walk
Chief Economist
Metzler Asset Management

Language: German

Presentation of the Award followed by a speech by the Winner.

FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Heimo Losbichler
FH Oberösterreich
Chairman of the Board ICV International Association of Controllers
Chairman of the Board IGC International Group of Controlling

Prof. Dr. Reinhold Mayer
Horváth Stiftung

Language: German

10.20 a.m. Coffee break & networking

As part of New Work, we have changed our working conditions and structures to meet the requirements of modern times. At our core is the idea of flexibility, self-determination and collaboration.

  • Roles instead of job descriptions
  • Flexible working
  • Acquisition of skills

DI Helmut Hotter
Director Controlling
A1 Telekom Austria AG

Language: German

  • Löffler is not obliged to prepare a sustainability report and has nevertheless been doing so in a GRI-compliant manner since 2020 out of conviction and to strengthen its own positioning.
  • How does the integration of the sustainability strategy into the strategic positioning work?
  • How do we implement tactical and operational measures in the area of tension between competing goals?
  • What should you pay attention to from a controlling perspective?

Mag. (FH) Johannes Huber-Reiter
Löffler GmbH
Ried im Innkreis

Language: German

  • Role of a captive in the transformation to CO2-neutral driving
  • Shaping the future together as finance business partners
  • Performance steering requirements in a rapidly evolving environment

Eva-Marie Lander
Daimler Truck Financial Services GmbH


FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Heimo Losbichler
FH Oberösterreich
Chairman of the Board
ICV International Association of Controllers
Chairman of the Board
IGC International Group of Controlling

Language: German

1.00 p.m. Lunch

Shaking hands & farewell! We look forward to welcoming you to the 49th Congress of Controllers in the anniversary year 2025 (50 years of the ICV)..

Conditions, accomodation and registration

Conditions and accommodation

Monday, April 29, 2024
9.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. in plenary (ballroom)
2.30 p.m. -  5.40  p.m. in topic clusters
then „Happy Hour“ in the Exhibitors' Area
then „Controllers' Beer Garden “ from 7.00 p.m. to 11.30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 30, 2024
9.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. in plenary (ballroom)
then lunch together until around 2.00 p.m.

CongressCenter at theHotel „The Westin Grand München“,
Arabellastr. 6
D-81925 München
in Bogenhausen, direct at Mittleren Ring
Take the U-Bahn Line U4 from Hbf München (Main Station), ca. 15 minutes to station „Arabellapark“
Telefon +49-(0)89-9264-0

Members of the ICV: EUR 1.440,-
Non-Members of the ICV: EUR 1.680,-
Early bird discount until January 31, 2024: 110 euros,-, by February 29, 2024: 90,00 euros

ICV Officials older than 65 years with more than 10 years as Officials: EUR 350,-; no early bird discount

For students under 30 years with ID, a limited number of places are available on request at a price of EUR 350,-; no early bird discount.

Full-time lecturers from universities receive a discount on request at the ICV Office.

For ICV corporate memberships receive a discount for multiple registrations, available from the third registration.

The participation fee includes access authorization for the online presentation documents, lunch, drinks during the breaks, during meals and participation in the Happy Hour at the “Controllers' Beer Garden” including buffet and drinks.

The participation fee is exempt from sales tax according to [German] § 4 No. 22 UStG.

If you cancel your registration by April 2, 2024, we will charge an administration fee of EUR 300,-. In the event of a later cancellation, the full participation fee will be charged. The provision of a substitute participant is possible.

Cancellation of the event by the ICV: We cannot reimburse you for costs that you incur because we have to cancel an event (e.g. hotel cancellation fees, fees for travel tickets that have already been booked). In these cases, we will of course reimburse you for event fees that have already been paid.

Please make your room reservation in the hotel of your choice yourself

Click here to reserve your room at the ICV special conditions

The special conditions of the ICV tariff only apply to a stay between April 28 and 30, 2024.

An alternative hotel nearby: Leonardo Hotel Munich Arabellapark
Effnerstraße 99, 81925 München
Phone +49 89 - 927 980
With a direct bus connection in 10 minutes to the Congress Hotel Westin Grand Munich.

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We reserve the right to change the program if the occasion arises.


The Exhibitors at the 48th Congress of Controllers on April 29/30, 2024 in Munich

> > > To the expert contributions by the Exhibitors

Be there too - as an exhibitor at the Congress of Controllers!

If you have offers in your portfolio that are relevant to controlling or could be of interest to controllers, we recommend that you take part in the Congress of Controllers as an exhibitor. All information is available from Leo Pfefferer, L.Pfefferer{bei} from the ICV Office, telephone +49 (0)8153-88 974-20.

You can find all Value Partner offers of the ICV here.

We are happily looking forward to hearing from you!

ICV Controlling Excellence Award 2024: Main Sponsors

Read HERE everything on the both main sponsors of the ICV Controlling Excellence Award. 

ICV Controlling Excellence Award 2024: Further Sponsors

Congress of Controllers: Because the overall package is convincing. We look forward to a shared Congress experience with you in 2024.