Wirtschaftszeitung WZ Forum

The fourth edition of the Wirtschaftszeitung Forum, which was scheduled for March 19, 2020, does not take place due to the current situation (coronavirus). As soon as a new date is set, we will inform you.

on the topic

"Crisis-proof: How controlling helps to make companies fit for difficult times":

FlixMobility - Controlling of a global mobility platform

Dr. Benjamin Gubitz
Vice President Controlling at the FlixMobility GmbH

Controlling in stormy times - navigation to the right path

  • Controlling approaches for crisis detection, prevention and management
  • Lessons Learned from 2008/2009
  • Controller requirements

Stefan Tobias
Partner Controllling & Finance at Horváth & Partners
Speaker of the ICV Think Tank

On March 16, 2017, the successful premiere of the Wirtschaftszeitung Forum Controlling 4.0 took place in Regensburg.

Around 140 guests at the publisher building of the "Mittelbayerische Zeitung" in Regensburg watched the forum "Controlling 4.0 - Digital Controlling in times of increasingly networked companies" with great attention and obvious interest. The preparation of the premiere with a special supplement of the paper, the successful event and the positive feedback of the participants ensured the highest satisfaction of the organizers, the Medienhaus Regensburg in cooperation with the International Association of Controllers (ICV). For the ICV engaged were especially Christian Kaiser, the controller at the co-organizer Medienhaus and the head of the still very young work group Oberpfalz as well as Prof. Dr. Uwe Seidel, Head of the ICV work group Süd I and the ICV regional delegate Deutschland Süd, Rainer Linse.

The guests - controlling experts, managers as well as entrepreneurs from the region of Mittelbayern and Upper Palatinate - were first introduced to the "role of the controller as a navigator through digitization" with two impulse lectures from the VIPs. On this basis they discussed and networked very enthusiastically.

Dr. Nicolas Maier-Scheubeck, Managing Director of Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen GmbH, also provided detailed insights into the "decision-making support in times of digital transformation" in his company's controlling department. Siegfried Gänßlen, Chairman of the ICV Board, talked on the topic "Controlling.com - what is hype, what is reality?". His clear message: "Digitization is a chance for the controllers!" - with many huge challenges. With digitization, the company's management is increasingly automated and streamlined. The core of the controller activity changes from proactive-analytical to proactive-prognostic, and the controller role changes from the system user to the system designer.

You can read the relation from the event in German in the "Mittelbayerische" newspaper.

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Interesting article on Controlling 4.0: an interview with the ICV Chairman and WZ Forum speaker Siegfried Gänßlen. You can download it here:

You can download the 10-pages supplement for the Forum 2017 - "Controlling 4.0":



Strategic Sustainability Management at the Flughafen München GmbH

Dr. Monika Streck
Head of the Strategic Sustainability Management
Flughafen München GmbH

Vera Stelkens
Deputy Head of the Expert Work Group Green Controlling

The supplement GREEN CONTROLLING of the Wirtschaftszeitung 2018

For the Wirtschaftszeitung Forum 2018 read the interview with Dr. Monika Streck and Vera Stelkens on the topic Green Controlling: 




Sustainable Transformation and the Future of Work in Controlling at Audi

Dr. Martin Jochen
Head of Controlling
Areas Brand Audi

The topic supplement FUTURE OF WORK of the Wirtschaftszeitung 2019

The topic supplement "Full steam ahead" of the Wirtschaftszeitung 2020

Networking was an important part of the event, which was fully booked in no time
Siegfried Gänßlen, CEO of the ICV, in his speech, which, as always, impresses with clarity and practical point of view.
The organizers of the first WZ forum (from left): Martin Angerer, editor of the Wirtschaftszeitung and the moderator of the meeting; Siegfried Gänßlen, ICV Chairman and speaker, Dr. Nicolas Maier-Scheubeck (Managing Director of Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen (MR).) On the far right: Prof. Dr. Uwe Seidel, who focused on the current situation for controllers together with Gänßlen and Maier-Scheubeck.
Prof. Dr. Uwe Seidel teaches accounting, controlling and project management at the OTH Regensburg and is also head of the ICV work group Germany South.
Full house - the premiere of the forum was well attended, the audience were highly concentrated while listening to the speeches.
Dr. Nicolas Maier-Scheubeck discussed how Controlling 4.0 can support decisions. His four-point paper shows the challenges that controllers face and how they can manage them.