Congress of Controllers, Munich: Biggest controlling conference in Europe

UPDATE: 45th Congress of Controllers postponed to April 2021

The 45th Congress of Controllers, planned for April 27/28, 2020 is postponed to April 26/27, 2021, due to the corona crisis.

The ICV Board made this decision “due to the situation difficult to assess, many events, even very prominent, are cur-rently being postponed indefinitely. However, this leads to an unsatisfactory waiting situation for everyone involved”. Postponing the Congress to spring 2021 should enabling organizing the Congress in the usual high quality. Planning for 2021 began. We will privide information about the new 2021 Congress agenda as soon as possible, also on this page.

Foreword by Dr. Richard Lutz for the 45th Congress of Controllers 2020 (CANCELLED)

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

Standardization, automation and artificial intelligence determine the business world and also find their way into the working world of controllers. In the context of rapidly changing markets and the diverse possibilities of digitization, roles, expectations and competence profiles are changing.

One thing is clear: the digital transformation opens up great opportunities - and controllers have long been part of it. With their customer orientation, business understanding, methodological knowledge and modern tools, controllers provide management-relevant information, promptly and at all levels. The controllers of tomorrow are in demand as navigators in troubled waters, partners in business and managers of change.

"For a better performance" fits perfectly as motto for the 45th Congress of Controllers in Munich. Let us reflect together on our experiences and the possibilities of digitization! Where do we see best practices, what are the challenges and on which questions can we possibly not find any answers yet?

I am looking forward to inspiring impulses, exciting discussions and of course personal exchanges at the 45th Congress of Controllers.


Dr. Richard Lutz
Chairman, Deutsche Bahn AG
Member of the ICV Board of Trustees
Patron of the Congress of Controllers