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WHU CCT 2024 – Growth and Resilience in a Shifting World Order

In an era defined by profound transformations in geopolitics, technology, and economics, the “Growth and Resilience in a Shifting World Order” conference offers a vital platform. Our world is in constant flux, presenting both formidable challenges and unprecedented opportunities for businesses worldwide. This event serves as a crucial space for not only understanding the complex dynamics of this ever-shifting global landscape but also for charting a course towards growth and resilience.

As we navigate through these turbulent times, the conference provides a unique space for deep reflections on the most pressing risks, vulnerabilities, and challenges confronting some of the world’s largest companies. Here, you’ll find a rich exchange of ideas and experiences that will empower you with the insights and strategies necessary to thrive amidst uncertainty. Our distinguished speakers and visionary leaders will share their journeys of mastering the disruptive challenges of today, offering valuable perspectives on how to build resilience, enhance agility, and foster growth within your organization.

In the midst of global uncertainty, “Growth and Resilience in a Shifting World Order” offers the opportunity to engage with pioneering thought leaders, gain invaluable knowledge, and discover innovative pathways to success. Explore the ever-evolving global landscape with us.

NOTE: Our annual event kicks off with a half-day optional pre-conference workshop:  WHU CCT 2024 Pre-conference Workshop – Corporate Transformation: Navigating Sustainability. To see the workshop agenda, click here. The pre-conference workshop is free to all conference attendees. 


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Welcome Note

Prof. Dr. Serden Ozcan, Chair of Innovation and Corporate Transformation, WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management

Session 1 – Perspectives from the Top

Rolf Buch, Chief Executive Officer, Vonovia SE

Session 2 – Perspectives from the Top

Dr. Richard Robinson Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Kion Group AG

Networking Session

Session 3 – Perspectives from the Top

Dr. Christian Kohlpaintner, Chief Executive Officer, Brenntag SE

Session 4 – Perspectives from the Top

Sreedhar N. Chief Financial Officer, Saint-Gobain S.A.


Session 5 – Perspectives from the Top

Dr. Michael Müller, RWE AG

Session 6 – Perspectives from the Top

Prof. Dr. Kai Andrejewski, Chief Financial Officer, Sixt SE

Networking Session

Interactive workshops based on real-life transformational case studies

Closing Keynote

Wrap up and Way Forward

Prof. Dr. Martin Glaum, Chair of International Accounting, WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management