We invite you to the 47th Congress of Controllers on May 15/16, 2023 in Munich and look forward to seeing you!

With the Congress video, our Congress photographer Flo Huber takes you on a small, fine journey through the inspiring Congress days in May 2022. Enjoy the short trip to a special time for the controlling community!

All interviews (in German), conducted on site in Munich by Peter Bluhm/atvisio.TV on the Controlling Podcasts page

Impressions from the Congress. 

ICV Controlling Excellence Award 2022: Information and impressions

We look forward to seeing you to the 47th Congress of Controllers on May 15 and 16, 2023 in Munich. Preparations have already begun. The countdown is running!

It was the 46th Congress of Controllers 2022

The Chairman of the Board Prof. Dr. Heimo Losbichler draws a first summary of the event in conversation with the Performance Manager Podcast / atvisio.TV at the Congress of Controllers.

On the morning of May 9, ICV Chairman Prof. Dr. Heimo Losbichler opened the controlling meeting in Munich's congress hotel The Westin Grand with a look at the current economic situation. Losbichler shows a socially, politically and thus also economically challenging time, in which many experts warn of stagflation: record inflation with price increases, especially on the raw material and producer side, coupled with unstable supply chains and the first massive interest rate hikes in the long term. These are accompanied by a high degree of uncertainty about future economic developments. The ICV Chairman points to “many question marks”, for example in the area of energy supply, lockdowns in China and upcoming wage increases.

“I can't remember that executives and controllers found the market environment calm even in the good old days, if they ever existed. Nevertheless, I believe that we are in a particularly challenging time. Controlling that faces these challenges and provides management support is all the more important,” emphasizes Losbichler.

He called on the approximately 400 participants to network for their personal information advantage and to use the offers of the Congress, which, under the motto "Knowledge for Tomorrow's Business", provides many impulses and best practices for the burning topics of agility, digitization and sustainability - all also ICV topics of the year - offer.

Current impressions from the Congress here. // ICV Controlling Excellence Award 2022: Information and pictures of the winners.

Agenda flyer (German PDF to download)

Foreword by the Chairman of the Board for the 46th Congress of Controllers in 2022

Dear Sir or Madam,

We are currently experiencing a particularly interesting but also challenging time for corporate management. In the field of tension full of order books, empty supply chains and pandemic-related uncertainty, many companies are required to be operationally more agile than ever. At the same time, the strategic framework is changing. The main drivers are global climate change and digital transformation. The current developments offer great entrepreneurial opportunities, but require targeted action - also in controlling and for the controllers themselves. The motto "Knowledge for Tomorrow’s Business - agile, digital, sustainable" of this year's event reflects this status quo.

Take advantage of the opportunity that the Congress of Controllers offers you to gain practical insights into current developments, to exchange experiences with colleagues and thus to gain a valuable head start in terms of information. With over 500 participants, the Congress in Munich is THE controlling highlight of the year and THE meeting place for the Controlling Community.

I am looking forward to inspiring lectures, exciting discussions and personal exchange at the 46th Congress of Controllers.


ICV Managing Director Carmen Zillmer on a tour of the Congress Hotel The Westin Grand Munich (language: German).


Meeting point of the controlling community

With its excellent reputation, the Congress of Controllers is the annual meeting place for the Who's Who of the controlling community.

As the Chairman of the Jury Prof. Dr. Utz Schäffer from the WHU hands over the ICV Controlling Excellence Award in 2021.

Who do we particularly recommend the participation?

  • Controlling experts
  • CFOs
  • Managers
  • Controllers
  • Commercial managers
  • Consultants
  • High school teachers
  • Students
  • Everyone interested in controlling

Public conference with benefits for the members

The Congress of Controllers is a public conference of the ICV. Participation in the Congress is not linked to membership at the ICV. As an ICV member (annual fee of 175 euros for individual membership) you benefit from the reduced participation fee: you save 220 euros. Special conditions for members also apply to participation in other ICV and partner events. You can find information on all advantages of membership and the conditions here.

In conversation with Peter Bluhm from ATVISIO Consult (language: German): The two chairmen of the ICV, Prof. Dr. Heimo Losbichler and Matthias von Daacke (Vice Chairman), with the preview of the 46th Congress of Controllers.

Why you should be there too

In an interview (language: German), Doris Mailänder, Head of the ICV Work Group Nord I, reveals why she is always happy to make the long journey from Hamburg to Munich to attend the Congress of Controllers.

Agenda 2022

Monday morning: Keynotes

FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Heimo Losbichler
FH Oberösterreich
ICV Chairman of the Board
IGC Chairman of the Board

A case study of Masco Corporation highlighting the role of controlling to facilitate strategy, culture and performance. 


Keith Allman
President and CEO
Masco Corporation
Livonia, USA

  • Information at your fingertips
  • Instant Reporting & Online Planning – for business and finance
  • Periods and project management

Walter Mertl
Senior Vice President Group Controlling

10.30 a.m. Coffee break

  • Data sources and data quality as the basis of ESG reporting
  • The connection of structured and unstructured data enables new insights
  • Complexity and information overload as a challenge
  • Specific case studies with the help of arabesque and upright


Prof. Dr. Othmar Lehner
Director of the Hanken Center of Accounting, Finance and Governance
Hanken School of Economics
Helsinki, FIN

  • Our ambition: what we want to achieve
  • Insights into the operative business: How we actually implement the long-term strategy
  • Sustainability KPIs: How we measure success
  • Challenges and our way into the future

Steffen Kindler
Chief Financial Officer, Controlling and Administration (CFO)
Nestlé Deutschland AG

Monday afternoon: Award Ceremony

Laudation, Award Ceremony and presentation of the winning project in the competition for the ICV Controlling Excellence Award 2022.

Prof. Dr. Utz Schäffer
Institute for Management and Controlling (IMC)  at the WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management
Chairman of the ICV Board of Trustees

1.00 p.m. Lunch and experience exchange

Monday afternoon: Topic clusters

Topic cluster A: Sustainability

Sustainability management. Success stories from practice
Moderation: Claudia Maron
Head of Digital and Sustainable Economy
as well as Member of the Board
ICV International Association of Controllers

Between the speeches:
3.20 p.m./4.30 p.m. Coffee break



  • Quo Vadis Sustainability in Germany: How far are we with the sustainability transformation?
  • The role of the finance function: how important is the CFO?
  • From reporting to management: What does the future of performance management look like?
  • Practical examples of success: What are the lessons learned from successful implementation?

Lydia Neuhuber
Sustainability Consulting Lead
Deloitte Consulting GmbH

15.20 Uhr Kaffeepause & Networking

  • Commercial structures are not designed for ESG
  • The integration of ESG into management and reporting processes is essential
  • Success factors and pitfalls in practical implementation

Matthias Nawe
Vice President Accounting Transformation

16.30 Uhr Kaffeepause & Networking

  • BASF's digital solution for the automated calculation of all product carbon footprints
  • Transparency as a lever for customer interactions and emissions reductions
  • Previous controlling skills for the solution essential / new skills are required
  • Standardization in the industry necessary for the comparability of the footprints of end products

Dr. Jochen Kurtz
Vice President
Group Performance Management & Analytics
BASF SE, Ludwigshafen

Topic cluster B: Digitization

The Predictive Planning Challenge: New possibilities for faster and better forecasts
Moderation: Robert Tischler, Senior Analyst and Managing Director, BARC GmbH, Austria
Between the speeches: 
3.20 p.m./4.30 p.m. Coffee break

15.20 Uhr Kaffeepause & Networking

How powerful are modern planning tools in terms of predictive planning and forecasting? What functions do they offer controllers and how reliable are they? The topic cluster offers the unique opportunity to see leading providers in a direct comparison using a concrete example. The challenge moderated by BARC is carried out live in the planning systems, no slides, no company presentations. Get an idea

  • how you can use machine learning and predictive analytics to create automated plans and forecasts without a data scientist
  • what possibilities modern planning tools offer for quick forecasts in a volatile business environment
  • how the tools and approaches differ

Agenda of the challenge:

Let yourself be surprised which of the leading providers will take part in the challenge and join in: Your questions and suggestions are welcome. The topic cluster is a must for everyone who is faced with software decisions or who wants to get a picture of the future of planning and forecasting.

Provider 2 and Provider 3 soon

Heinrich Nordsieck

Markus Begerow
Director Data und Analytics

16:30 Uhr Kaffeepause & Networking

Provider 2 and Provider 3 soon

  • Marktüberblick
  • Relevante Entwicklungen, die es heute bei Software-Entscheidungen zu berücksichtigen gilt
  • Neue Funktionalitäten, neue Plattformen, neue Geschäftsmodelle im Überblick
  • Tipps für die richtige Entscheidung

Dr. Carsten Bange
Gründer und Geschäftsführer

Topic cluster C: Agility

Agile corporate management. New perspectives for practice 
Moderation: Matthias von Daacke, Member of the ICV Board
Between the speeches:
3.20 p.m./4.30 p.m. Coffee break

  • From hierarchy to agile - why we have changed
  • How to steer when the budget has lost its steering effect
  • Economies of scale and customer focus - the transformation of finance continues

Svenja Amrhein
Head Group Strategic Planning
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Basel, Schweiz

  • Mission statement Agile Performance Management @Vetter
  • Differentiated role models in controlling: of specialists and managers
  • Active agility thanks to performance dialogues and rolling forecasts

Oliver K.D. Watz
Vice President Controlling Business Partner & Performance Management

Claudio Galbusera

Vetter Pharma-Fertigung GmbH & Co. KG


15.20 Uhr Kaffeepause & Networking

16.30 Uhr Kaffeepause & Networking

  • From purpose to strategy
  • The distinction between classic and agile management instruments
  • Strengthening the role of controlling and the CFO through agile management instruments
  • Increasing effectiveness and efficiency with company-wide focus and alignment

Marie-Luise Lehmann
Founder, Owner
Finance Goes Agile
Head of the ICV Expert Work Group Agile Controlling

Monday evening: Networking

17.40 p.m. Happy Hour in the Exhibitors' Area & "Meet the Experts"

Since 7 p.m. Controllers' Beer Garden

Tuesday morning: Keynotes

The program for the 46th Congress of Controllers ends at 1 p.m.

Learn from Dr. Gero Decker, how Signavio GmbH laid the basis for a successful growth story with process management, what challenges shaped him personally on the way to the billions valuation and why SAP is ready to invest so much in business process intelligence.

Dr. Gero Decker
Co-founder & CEO, Signavio
General Manager Business Process Intelligence, SAP SE

10.20 a.m. Coffee break

  • Mobility transformation: sustainable, safe, exiting!
  • Strategic Controlling, Cost & Performance Management @ Automotive Electronics
  • Finance transformation, digitalization & automation at Bosch Automotive Electronics
  • The Future Role of the Controller @ Bosch

Speech in English

Matthias Dannenberg
Senior Vice President Finance & Controlling – Automotive Electronics Division
Robert Bosch GmbH, Reutlingen

  • Servitization: a global megatrend
  • Challenges, opportunities and hurdles of servitization
  • The special role of controlling
  • Real case Dürr

Prof. Dr. Ronald Gleich
Academic Director
Center for Performance Management & Controlling
Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Frankfurt a. M..
Head of the ICV Think Tank

Edgar Lampater
Senior Manager Controlling
Dürr Systems AG, Bietigheim-Bissingen

  • How the autonomic nervous system works
  • Increasing stress in (professional) everyday life leads to regulatory disorders
  • Our health can be strengthened with simple exercises
  • Health wants to be "controlled"!

Dr. med. Jan Vagedes M.A.
Leitender Arzt an der Filderklinik, Filderstadt
Gründer und Wissenschaftlicher Leiter, ARCIM Institute

FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Heimo Losbichler
FH Oberösterreich
ICV Chairman of the Board
IGC Chairman of the Board


1.00 p.m. Lunch

Shaking hands & farewell! We're looking forward to seeing you at the 47th Congress of Controllers in Munich in 2023!

The Exhibitors at the 46th Congress of Controllers on May 9/10, 2022 in Munich

Sponsors and Media Partners of the Controlling Excellence Award

Main Sponsor

Further Sponsors

Media Partners

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 Angelika Börner at the ICV Office, a.boerner{bei}icv-controlling.com, telephone +49 (0)8153-88 974-20. We are happily looking forward to hearing from you!