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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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KEYNOTES 2020
KEYNOTES 2020
  • L, U, V, W? - What kind of recovery can we expect for the Swiss and the global economy?

    Jan-Egbert Sturm, Professor of Applied Macroeconomics, Director of KOF Swiss Economic Institute at ETH Zurich
    None of us foresaw the economic consequences of the COVID 19 pandemic. The way out is also unprecedented territory. As Director of the KOF Swiss Economic Institute at the ETH Zurich, Prof. Jan Egbert-Sturm is one of the most competent experts in Switzerland to assess the current and future situat...
     

    Leadership in Times of Disruptive Change

    Rahaf Harfoush, Digital Anthropologist, Best- Selling Author, Executive Director at the Red Thread Institute of Digital Culture
    As we navigate global pandemics, lightning fast innovations, and ever-changing technological landscapes, today’s leaders must balance their organisational priorities against a backdrop of constant disruption. What can be done about this? In this keynote Rahaf will explore how emerging techn...
     

INDUSTRY SESSIONS 2020
INDUSTRY SESSIONS 2020
  • Advancements in AI and the Emergence of Quantum Computing

    Gopal Karemore, PhD Machine Learning, AI enthusiast
    The coronavirus pandemic is having the deepest impact on the businesses. AI, digitisation, and automation have the potential to provide resilience to maintain the productivity and performance across industries including fintech. In this talk, I will touch upon the following aspects
     
     

    InnoWhat? Corporate Innovation - Mythen & Fakten

    Dino Beerli, Design Thinker, Author, Founder & CEO at Superloop Innovation
     «Innovate or die! Work like a Startup! Radical innovation!» Derlei Mythen und Buzzwords kennen wir zu Genüge. Doch was hat Hand und Fuss? Sollte Ihr U...
     

  • Radical Business Model Transformation – How to gain the competitive edge in a disruptive world

    Carsten Linz, Top 100 Digital Influencer, Author Radical Business Model Transformation
    According to the World Economic Forum, 80% of executives think that their business models are at risk or to be disrupted. 60% of companies that have undergone a digital transformation, transformed into new business models.
     
    Despite the reset on the horizon, many companies ...
     

    Mehr Ratlosigkeit wagen - digitales Denken mit mehr ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Dirk von Gehlen, Head Social Media and Innovation at Süddeutsche Zeitung
    Wir leben in unsicheren Zeiten. Gewissheiten stehen in Frage, es gibt kaum verlässliche Vorbilder für die Fragen der Zeit. In seinem inspirierenden und informativen Talk stellt der Journalist und Autor Dirk von Gehlen eine Figur aus dem Internet vor, die in dieser unsicheren Welt als Vorbild dien...
     

DISCUSSION GROUPS 2020
DISCUSSION GROUPS 2020
  • Be More Private or How to take on the World and Win

    Sam Conniff, Author “Be More Pirate”, Co- Founder and Chief Purpose Officer at Livity
     The lesser known lessons, strategies, successes and social innovation of Golden Age Pirates, and why their sophisticated organisations could be the role models business and society most need, previously buried history is contrasted with modern day 'pirates', entrepreneurs operating at the e...
     

    Corporate Venture Capital post-Corona

    Patrick Leuthard, Head of Finance & Administration at Wyss Zurich
    Wie unterscheidet sich Corporate Venture Capital vom klassischen Venture Capital? Wo drohen potentielle Interessenkonflikte?
    Corporate Venture Capital gilt als eines der erfolgreichsten Innova...
     

  • Global Finance Transformation: Status and way forward in Automation, Digitalization and Robotics in Finance

    Marc Danner, Head of Group Finance Services at Clariant AG
     Digitalization in Finance has developed from a pure buzz word to a must do for finance organizations across the globe. Be it the use of predictive sales and overdue forecasts based on algorithms, the usage of RPA (robotics) solutions in fixed asset accounting or the automation in SAP for cl...
     

    RGM (Revenue Growth Management) - How to unlock Maximum Value

    Jeroen Katgert, SVP Finance Europe, Chief Financial Officer Europe at Mondelēz Schweiz GmbH
    • Strategic imperative: Move from price negotiations to RGM, driving higher consumption/share at better price realisation.
     
    • Opportunity: Shift Customer dialogue into structural category expansion and business building, leverage better shopper/consume...
     

  • Finance Leadership in the Age of Covid

    Samantha Zanon, Finance Director at Emerson Process Management AG
     - Effects on Workforce
    - Productivity
    - Cost Containment
    - Funding
    - ...
     

SUPPLIER PRESENTATIONS 2020
SUPPLIER PRESENTATIONS 2020
  • How the Role of the Finance Department needs to Reshape in Order to be Adequately Equipped for the Future

    Jannik Münzenberg, Territory Manager DACH at Rydoo
    It comes as no surprise, that 81% of organisations are going through a major redesign. The role of the finance department will perhaps be the most affected by those changes. Digitisation is revolutionising the data processes once handled entirely by finance teams, whether in the form of business-...
     

    Wirtschaftskriminalität: Welche Zeichen Finanzverantwortliche speziell in diesen wirtschaftlich anspruchsvollen Zeiten beachten sollten

    Matthias Kiener, Head Forensic at Mazars SA
    Erfahrungsgemäss kann es bis zu zwei Jahre dauern bis ein Unternehmen realisiert, Opfer wirtschaftskrimineller Machenschaften zu sein. Ein Zeitraum, über welchen bedeutende Schäden in Bezug auf die Finanzen wie auch auf die Reputation entstehen können. Matthias Kiener, Forensik Experte mit mehr a...
     

  • Was ist RPA und was kann RPA? RPA aus der Sicht des CFOs

    Christian Voigt, Co-Founder & Managing Director at Roboyo / Mark Sturzenegger, Country Manager Switzerland & Austria at Automation Anywhere
    RPA, also Robotic Process Automation, ist der kleine, schnelle Flitzer der Automation. Nach Gartner haben wir es hier mit dem schnellst-wachsendsten Software Segment zu tun, das so Manches völlig umkrempeln wird.
    Deshalb hier für Sie die Beantwortung der wichtigen Fragen: was ist...
     

OUT OF THE BOX 2020
OUT OF THE BOX 2020
  • Success is voluntary

    Alessandro Beretta, Social Intelligence Trainer, Instructor SOCIAL STYLE® - Versatility & Adaptive Mindset for Resiliency®
    -  Factor ”H” and the impact on success or failure
    -  How Social Intelligence is critical to your success as a leader 
    -  Scalable Social Intelligence and the impact on staff performance
    - Examples on why personal success is not relate...
     

    "The Limits of my Language are the Limits of my World" - Ludwig Wittgenstein

    Travis Simlinger, CEO and Teacher at Progressive English Zurich
    The focus of this workshop is to greatly enhance participant’s “business English acumen.” The session is interactive and conversational, with a focus on sophisticated English expressions, common mistakes, false friends, useful phrases for negotiations, and much more. This is you...
     

  • Say Cheese! The Story and Tasting of a new Cheese Brand

    Curdin Janett, Co-Founder and CEO of Fromage Mauerhofer AG
     

SPEAKER TESTIMONIALS
SPEAKER TESTIMONIALS
  • 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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