This conference programme aims to give senior industry professionals access to new ideas, solutions and innovations to help take their departments and companies forward. The agenda is pitched at a high level and we endeavour to present new case studies and new thinkers on the programme each year.

Keynote and seminar sessions give a high-level view of the  industry, offering predictions and insights to help delegates form their future strategies. The interactive workshops and discussion groups complement the larger sessions by drilling down into specific issues, allowing delegates to share their collective experiences and to learn how their peers are dealing with similar situations.

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If you would like to participate in the programme or recommend any speakers or topics please get in touch.
  • Driving Change – AI and the Future of Business

    Hans- Christian Boos, Founder and CEO at arago AG, expert for Artificial Intelligence
    Everybody knows that digitization is more than putting up an e-commerce channel and everybody knows that we are actually talking about fundamental changes in business models when we talk about digitization. This talk will show the competing economic models, how AI is probably the only tool that w...

    Vom Obersten Buchhalter zum «Hidden Champion» der Firma

    Barend Fruithof, Chief Executive Officer at Aebi Schmidt Holding AG
     • Die Aebi Schmidt Group auf einen Blick
    • Herausforderungen und strategische Prioritäten
    • Im Cockpit: CEO und CFO
    • Die Rolle des CFO bei der Umsetzung der Strategie
    • Case Study: M&A und Post M...

    The White Maze – Der Weg bis in die Antarktis

    Matthias Haunholder, Professional extreme skier, adventurer and film producer from Austria

    Matthias Haunholders Multivisionsvortrag handelt von seinen Abenteuern und Extremsituationen. Sein letztes Abenteuer, die Antarktis gilt als der menschenfeindlichste Kontinent auf unserem Pla...


  • Equity on Blockchain: The Daura Project

    Dr. Luka Müller-Studer, Legal Partner at MME Legal AG


    Unlocking the Power of AI to enable the intelligent Organization

    Michael Römer, Partner, EMEA lead Digital Business and Co-Founder of the A.T. Kearney Digital Lab

    Artificial intelligence will transform global business more profoundly than any previous technology. Organizations that prepare wisely for this transformation will realize extraordinary gains. Those that do not will find the...


    Brave new world of work – A journey towards new ways of collaboration

    Barbara Josef, Co- Founder of 5to9 AG

    - Macro perspective: drivers of change and their implications for organizations
    - Micro perspective: impact of new work scenarios for leadership and collaboration
    - Transformation perspective: ch...


  • Future of Finance in the digital age – Leverage innovation and set the foundation

    Gori von Hirschhausen, Partner and Lead of the Future-of-Finance Initiative at PwC Europe
    As the world is changing, there are two main areas on the CFO’s agenda to master current and future challenges – Finance effectiveness and operational excellence
    •         What are the future demands from the core busi...

    What do the business models of the future look like?

    Marc Thom, Venture Capital Senior Investment Manager at Sony Mobile Communications



    Open, transparent and inclusive: organization culture 2.0

    Carsten Sudhoff, Organisational Culture Expert & Leadership Trainer, President at Global Entrepreneurship Network Switzerland
    • Finance executives and other organizational leaders are dealing with rising complexity, uncertainty and eroding employee engagement
    • The emerging  „Gig-economy“ is creating temporary and flexible jobs as well as new business models and collaboration...

  • Streitgespräch: Wachstum durch Fokus vs. Diversifikation?

    Andreas Lindner, Group Chief Financial Officer at Ricola Holding AG, “CFO of the Year 2018”,Laurent Spindler, Chief Financial Officer at HIAG

    - Welche Wachstumsstrategie bietet sich in welcher Situation an?
    - Welche Strategie verfolgen HIAG und Ricola?
    - Wo hat eine Fokusstrategie versagt? Wo Diversifikation?
    - Wann macht D...


    Finding the right “how” to transform your business

    Michael Römer, Partner, EMEA lead Digital Business and Co-Founder of the A.T. Kearney Digital Lab

    From fundamentals of AI and empowerment of the workforce to leadership in an increasingly automated world; Big data shaping customer experience and business models- what are the most disruptive technologies? How do they impa...


    International Expansion in High Growth Regions (with focus on Emerging Asia)

    Stephen Armstrong, Senior Director, Corporate Strategy Implementation at Lonza Group AG

    • Opportunities and Challenges
    • Establishin...


  • Future payment solutions

    Anton Stadelmann, Chief Financial Officer at TWINT AG

    - What payment solutions / innovations will be in the market in the near future and beyond?
    - What means of combination of payment with additional services (e.g., loyalty programs, shopping list, budget-tracker, etc.) will be ...


    Digitalisierung im Bereich Finance: konkrete Beispiele

    Monika Vasconcelles, Chief Financial Officer at Läderach (Schweiz) AG
    Definitionsgemäss steht Digitalisierung für Prozesse, welche automatisiert und mit Algorithmen angereichert werden. Anhand von konkreten Praxis-Beispielen soll von den Teilnehmenden aufgezeigt werden, wo im Bereich Finanzen und Controlling die Digitalisierung heute steht.

    Chief Performance Officer – How the CFO role has to be redefined

    Gori von Hirschhausen, Partner and Lead of the Future-of-Finance Initiative at PwC Europe
    A true performance driver combines new skills and capabilities to develop the Finance function from a scorekeeper to a true business partner of the core business
    •         What are the new skills and capabilities which are needed t...

  • The programme is currently in progress ...

    All suppliers have the chance to submit a supplier presentation. Delegates will evaluate and choose those presentations of most interest and relevance to them. The highest-rated presentations will be included in the conference programme.


  • hr Auftritt ist eine Sprache – Verstehen und sprechen Sie diese schon?

    Fabienne Steffen, Visagist & Stylist at Face & Style
    - Kommunikation über Kleidung und Erscheinungsbild
    - Die Unterschiede der 4 Stil-Typen
    - Was Kleidung Ihnen über eine Person verrät
    - Auftritt, Stilsicherheit und Wirkung/geschäftlicher Nutzen

    A watch tells more than just time - learn about the value of timepieces

    Patrick Steiner, Expert in the Swiss Watch Industry

    Today, with all electronic gadgets, a watch on your wrist is the last thing you need to know the time. A watch has become an object to express yourself, like cars, shoes or sunglasses. But like with cognac and cigars, there are a lot of small details in manufacturing of watches - so called “savoir-faire” - which you don’t see, but which make that amazing difference on the price tag. Get an insight into watch making and important hints, to better evaluate the watch you will acquire next and its value.


    Weniger Stress- mehr Lebensqualität

    Evi Giannakopoulos, Founder and Owner of stress away®
    1. Stress-Analyse
    2. Die drei Stressbewältigungsstrategien
    3. Übungen und Empfehlungen zu den einzelnen Trainingsbereichen (Achtsamkeit, Mentaltraining, Empowerment oder Entspannung)
    4. Tipps zur Umsetzung

  • Speaker Testimonial

    Dr Graeme Codrington, futurist and speaker, international director of TomorrowToday
    "I have had the privilege of working with Richmond Events in both Switzerland and the UK for the past five years, and have enjoyed every engagement. Across the board, their conference teams are professional, focused and a pleasure to work with. Each event they host is well constructed, using...

    Speaker Testimonial

    Bryan Barrow, Principal Consultant, Nova Consulting
    I had the pleasure of speaking at Richmond Events’ Risk and Security Forum in Zurich and was mightily impressed, both with the professionalism of the Richmond Events team and the event itself.
    Richmond did a fantastic job of putting together a programme t...

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