About the Congress


In an era of talent chasing and the development of new competencies, the earliest recognition of competency needs, talent acquisition, and continuous adaptation of the business model are the most crucial factors for a company's competitiveness. Companies that fail to recognize these needs or to identify them too late face the risk of lagging behind and even elimination from the market. The ICV Congress is practical in nature and serves as an excellent platform both for CFOs, Financial Directors, Controllers, Chief Accountants, financiers and managers. Congress participants will be able to explore the direction in which to develop controlling and finance processes, and the role that controllers and financial departments should play in the future.

The "Race for Talent!" is a dynamic challenge in which enterprises compete for the most talented professionals in the field of finance and controlling, understanding that the right competencies and talents are key to future success and innovation. It is a race that requires not only the rapid identification and attraction of talent but also the continuous adaptation of business models and competencies in a rapidly changing world of finance, emphasizing the importance of AI, digitalization, and advanced management.

Race for Talent!

The race for talent also represents an opportunity to build new Human + Artificial Intelligence teams, which may start to dominate in the near future and quickly gain a competitive edge not only in professional life but also in personal life.

Flexibility, adaptation, and quick adjustment to new functions and tasks are crucial for the global community of financiers. Humanity’s greatest fear is to lose relevance and be excluded! This applies to business and work as well.

During the 18th ICV POLAND Congress (CIA 2024), we will discuss the most important current trends in future competencies, artificial intelligence (AI), digitalization, management, and controlling, which have a significant impact on the development of every modern organization. We invite a broad audience of CFOs, Financial Directors, Controllers, Chief Accountants, financiers, and managers, as well as everyone interested in the future of business and the future role of controlling and finance in enterprises.

Why can't you miss the 18th ICV POLAND Congress (CIA 2024)?

Take care of your future, learn how to use and face future trends in finance and controlling. The Congress is addressed to CFOs, financial directors, controlling directors, controllers, financiers and managers.

Financial Director (CFO), Manager should develop effective controlling processes that fit into future trends in finance and controlling:

  • Why is continuous competency development and talent management crucial for the development of the finance function?
  • What are the key future competencies that need to be acquired and retained in finance and controlling?
  • How are artificial intelligence and digitalization changing the financial landscape, and how can they be effectively implemented in financial strategies?
  • What are the most important trends and challenges in finance and controlling management that will impact strategic decisions in the coming years?
  • Should investment be made in the digitalization of controlling processes and the "single source of truth"?
  • Which technologies from Business Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence, Advanced Analytics, Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Machine Learning and BIG DATA can increase the efficiency of finance and controlling?

Controllers and financiers should be prepared for the new trends in finance and controlling:

  • What competencies are key to your future professional career?
  • What can digitalization and artificial intelligence (AI) offer you, and how can they change your work?
  • How can modern digital technologies translate into both the success of your company and your own personal success?
  • How will technologies like Business Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence, Advanced Analytics, Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Machine Learning and BIG DATA change the profession of controllers and financiers?
  • Why is the combination of technological competencies with social skills so desirable in business today?

During the XVIII ICV POLAND Congress (CIA 2024), you will receive answers to the above questions. You will gather essential information and learn how to develop controlling processes in a new, digital reality. You will discover the best achievements and technologies currently used by enterprises and make valuable connections.

What can you expect?

During CIA 2024, we will integrate four themes: firstly, we will address the talent race, the evolution of future competencies, and the future of work in finance and controlling; secondly, we will discuss the applications and potential of artificial intelligence (AI) in finance and controlling; thirdly, we will talk about the upcoming obligation of ESG reporting; and finally, we will encompass all these topics with modern information technologies (BI, AI, ML, RPA, BD, AA) that streamline the work of financiers, controllers, and managers worldwide.

World-renowned speakers (including those from esteemed European universities and consulting firms), representatives of companies utilizing innovative technologies, inspiration, the exchange of experiences, integration, and networking – these are the aspects we will place the greatest emphasis on.

World authorities in the field of management, controlling and finance

During the XVIII ICV POLAND Congress (CIA 2024), Dr. Kim Louisa Dillenberger, Head of Transformation Management at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management and a Member of the ICV Think Tank, will speak. She will address the future of work in finance and controlling and illustrate why the continuous development of new competencies is important. We will also learn about the latest trends and challenges regarding future work and the direction in which ICV is conducting its research in this area.

The topic of sustainable development and ESG reporting will be presented by the international expert Prof. Dr. Mike Schulze - Vice President for Research and Professor of Controlling, Accounting, and Financial Management at CBS International Business School. He will present the results of the ICV Think Tank's work on "Controlling and Sustainability" and the outcomes of the expert working group "Green Controlling for Responsible Business". Prof. Dr. Mike Schulze will share his experiences in green controlling, showcasing it as a process, and will develop related topics of ESG reporting, planning, and managing sustainable development.

The Race for Talent and the Evolution of Competencies in Finance and Controlling:

Join us to delve into the fascinating world of talent management in finance and controlling. Discover how work is evolving in these fields and what competencies will be key in the future. Learn how to lead in the race for the most sought-after skills and how to effectively develop your team to meet upcoming business challenges.

The Potential of Artificial Intelligence in Finance and Controlling:

Discover the revolutionary possibilities that artificial intelligence offers in the financial sector. Understand how AI can transform data analysis, forecasting, and risk management. Participate in discussions about the latest trends, applications, and the future of AI in finance to stay at the forefront of innovation.

ESG Reporting - New Challenges and Opportunities:

Join the discussion about the growing importance of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) reporting and its impact on the world of finance. Learn how companies can adapt to new requirements and effectively use ESG reporting to build lasting value and reputation.

Modern Information Technologies in Finance:

Discover how modern technologies such as Business Intelligence (BI), Machine Learning (ML), Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Big Data (BD), and Advanced Analytics (AA) are revolutionizing the work of financiers and controllers. Join us to learn how these tools can streamline financial operations and give your company a competitive edge.

Join us during CIA 2024

Reserve the dates April 22-23, 2024, and participate in the XVIII ICV POLAND Congress (CIA 2024). Join the community of professionals at this unique congress in Poznań. It's the largest event of its kind in Central and Eastern Europe. We are waiting for you!

Discover the best, proven solutions

Listen to inspiring, multimedia lectures.

Exchange experiences with over 250 practitioners during networking sessions.

Choose the most important topics for you from thematic sessions:

  • Digital Future and New Reality
  • Digital Finance and Controlling
  • Business Intelligence and Predictive Planning in controlling
  • Modern controlling
  • Digitalization in Finance and Controlling


The CIA 2024 Congress is two intense days filled with key issues in the development of modern organizations:

  • Race for Talent!
  • New Work
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Sustainability
  • ESG Reporting
  • Controlling
  • Business Partnering
  • Digital Future
  • Business Intelligence (BI)
  • Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
  • Big Data

No other congress on management and controlling in Poland is as important and opinion-forming.

Małgorzata Podskarbi
Board Member at ICV GLOBAL