Visit the 10th ICCC International Controlling Conference Croatia on November 11, 2022 live in Zagreb

What we have prepared for you this year

The 10th ICCC will offer up-to-date insights into controlling and the current state of economic affairs in Croatia, the region, and the world.

The world will never be the same again. For the first time ever, we are going through a digital transformation and a shift toward environmental sustainability and a green economy while at the same time trying to survive a global pandemic, a war, and its subsequent economic crisis. Now, more than ever, it is clear that only those who adapt to change will survive.


Organizers

The organizers are consulting company Kontroling Kognosko and media company Lider media under the patronage of ICV.


Official language

Presentations will be held in Croatian and English with simultaneous translation.


Registration fee

  • Early bird till 30 September - 166 EUR + VAT
  • Regular price from October 1 - 193 EUR + VAT
  • ICV members – 153 EUR + VAT

Discounts

  • 10% discount to Lider magazine subscribers
  • 10% discount for 3 – 6 members from the same company
  • 20% for 7 or more members from the same company
  • 50% for students
  • Discounts do not add up.

Register on lider.events/kontroling/registration-e/

 

What topics will we cover?

  • Agility, volatility
  • Supply chains
  • Innovation, business models, servitization
  • Digitalization, information-based management…
  • Sustainable development, ESG reporting and EU Taxonomy

Why these topics?

The rules on how to manage companies have changed overnight. What was true yesterday is no longer true today. We need to simultaneously survive and grow, transform and preserve what was good.

The road ahead is unknown, uncertain and fraught with challenges and unpredictable outcomes. In this storm, many will find new niches, many will change direction completely, and some will lose their way, but one thing is for sure – the storm will not pass quickly.

When it seems that we are no longer managing anything and no one is in control of the situation, the most crucial thing is to have accurate and up-to-date information. Every crisis so far has taken controlling to the next level, and the same is true this time.

The rules have changed overnight. Until recently, we tried to keep production as lean as possible, optimise stocks, plan costs and ensure that employees met KPIs. The customer was king. Our focus was on expanding market share and increasing our bargaining power, but now we know that we were just enjoying the benefits of a peaceful period.

All of this has changed completely. Production has come to a halt due to a lack of raw materials, obtaining safety stocks is a considerable feat, costs have become non-negotiable, and employees have never been more important. Plans have been transformed into rolling forecasts with the aim of predicting what tomorrow holds. The customer can no longer be king. That story has come to an end.

Bargaining power is no longer at the center of discussions, revenues are not at the top of the agenda, but profitability is.

The important thing is to survive. And to keep going.

 

Why should you attend the conference?

  • Outstanding speakers and high-quality lectures, first-hand experiences
  • Key topics that managers and controllers across the globe are discussing
  • A unique opportunity to learn about new trends and the responsibilities that lie ahead
  • Networking, meeting new people, and gaining insight into tools that support controlling
  • Learning about the work of ICV, the International Association of Controllers

 


What messages we can expect

During this time of crisis, the smart management of limited resources should be moderated by moving away from everything that is not essential and does not generate profit. The priority should be to focus on the most profitable existing revenue sources and be innovative when planning new ones.

But the greatest attention must now be paid to the employees. None of the above will be possible without agile teams composed of innovative people committed to a new strategy and tactics.

In order to reach this goal, a complete transformation is needed whereby the employees will truly become the most important asset.

Investing in people, their well-being, education, and training is an absolute must. The current labour crisis will certainly change how employees’ contributions are valued, which will consequently improve their status.

Requirements in terms of the knowledge, quality and commitment to ideas that employees need to possess will also change. It is also crucial to set clear parameters for transparent evaluation and rewards to encourage proactivity and a sense of achievement. Controlling will have to answer a number of new questions.

Considerable changes and challenges lie ahead, and this period will go down in history as an era of great threats and opportunities. This is why we can say that now is the time to act with controlling of the new era.

See you on November 11, 2022, live in Zagreb!

 


This was the International Controlling Conference Croatia on November 11/12, 2021 - ONLINE

The second year in the row, the 9 ICCC was held on November 11-12, 2021 in English, online via YouTube. The theme was inspired by the rapid development of data analytics which undoubtedly influences the direction of traditional controlling towards new areas.

The organizers were consulting company Kontroling Kognosko and media company Lider media under the patronage of ICV.

The two-day online conference gathered 14 exceptional speakers from Switzerland, Germany, Australia, Austria, France, the Czech Republic, Poland and Croatia. Almost 160 participants from many countries attended this conference. Topics included sustainability, predictive analytics, modern accounting for controlling, customer profitability analysis, storytelling with business data, hospital controlling, Monte Carlo simulation. We tackled many dilemmas, doubts, and questions regarding merging controlling and data analytics on both days.

The conference moderator was Jasmina Očko, Controlling Consultant, Kontroling Kognosko (Croatia). She closed the conference with the topic “How to understand sales data.”

We warmly thank all the speakers who did a really great job.

This conference was very well received with excellent feedback by many visitors. The conclusion is that this pandemic caused the conference to be extended to two days, and the largest number of speakers so far was gathered.

But of course, all participants report that we still hope that the next - the jubilee 10 ICCC should be held live - in Zagreb as in the good old days, in front of a packed hall of interested participants.

If we are lucky, it will happen on November 11, 2022.

Among all lecturers, we would like to highlight some:

Dr. Lukas Löhlein, Asst. Prof., WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management (Germany) - Lucas held the presentation named “Predictive analytics in management forecasts: The role of social ties and local knowledge.”

Romina Orešković, CFO, Orbico Group (Croatia), member of the WG ICV International, with her colleagues - Nikolina Bašić, Controlling Manager and Leo Rupčić, BI Reporting Manager - held the presentation named “Data challenges.”

The following two members of ICV International Work Group - Luiza Arcab, Financial Controller, (Poland) and Jörn Ney, Innovation Manager, Eckert & Ziegler Strahlen - und Medizintechnik AG (Germany) showed us Monte Carlo simulation in the presentation “Liquidity planning under uncertainties.”

Prof. Dr. Michael Wasserman, Ph.D., Professor of International Management, Münster University of Applied Sciences (Germany), and his colleague Paola Girotto, Quality and Document Control Consultant at the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies, presented “Big green data: How controllers can use data analytics to drive sustainability throughout the organization.”

Prof. Dr. Klaus Möller, Partner, Professor for Controlling / Performance Management, Director Institute of Accounting, Control and Auditing, University of St. Gallen (Switzerland), spoke about the “Flexible financial planning & forecasting – combining target setting and progress measurement using analytical driver models.”

Prof. Dr. Imke Keimer, Professor, Lucerne School of Business (Switzerland), held the presentation about the “The digital maturity of management accounting” and Jens Ropers, Partner and Trainer, Controller Akademie (Germany), asked the question: who is leading the dance in the presentation “Data literacy as a core competence not only for controllers.”

Reinoud van der Vliet, Head of Controlling, IT and ERP (Germany), presented the topic “How to successfully manage the challenge of digital transformation (in controlling) in small companies” and Melanie Holzapfel, Data Scientist & Chief of Staff, BTPeXperience Operations & Services, SAP (Germany), presented the “IBCS with SAP Analytics Cloud.”