46th Congress of Controllers on May 9/10, 2022: We're looking forward to seeing you!

The conference language is German. Two English-language lectures are planned.

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.


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.

Compliance with the corona regulations

Of course, the applicable corona regulations will be adhered to on the days of the event. Your safety and appropriate hygiene measures on site are taken care of.

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.


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

Walter Mertl
Head of Controlling
BMW Group AG, München

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

Main Sponsor

Further Sponsors

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
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

Speaker soon

  • 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

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.

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

Oliver K.D. Watz
Vice President Controlling Business Partner & Performance Management
Vetter Pharma-Fertigung GmbH & Co. KG, Ravensburg

  • 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

  • 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, Walldorf

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!

Conditions and accomodation

Monday, May 9, 2022
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, May 10, 2022
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


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

The Westin Grand München (Congress Hotel)
EUR 179,- pro room/night excl. breakfast
Direct link to the registration form

Sheraton München Arabellapark Hotel
(directly opposite the Congress Hotel)
EUR 164,- pro room/night excl. breakfast
Direct link to the registration form

The Controller's Breakfast is available for both hotels at a special price of EUR 15. It takes place in the “Paulaners” restaurant in the Westin Grand Munich and can only be booked in advance.

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

Member of the ICV: EUR 1.220,-
Non-Members of the ICV: EUR 1.440,-
Early bird discount untile March 6, 2022: EUR 90,-

ICV Officials older than 65 years with more than 10 years as Officials: EUR 320,-; no early bird discount

For student under 30 yeasr with ID, a limited number of places are available on request at a price of EUR 320,-; no early bird discount.

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 10, 2022, we will charge an administration fee of EUR 250,-. 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 will not be able to reimburse you for costs incurred due to the fact that an event has to be canceled by us. We will of course refund any event fees already paid.

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

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!