With vision into the future: We accompany you on a virtual mountain expedition through three of the most important business events of the coming months - the UN Climate Summit, the Munich Security Conference and the South by Southwest technology festival. 

The mountain tour is crowned by our KPMG Gipfelfest, a hybrid conference where we jointly envisage the path to a successful future. 

On the three stages Basecamp, Ascent and High Camp, we look at the megatrends ESG, digital transformation, governance & compliance and business resilience with expert:inside knowledge and best practice examples and provide orientation for your currently most important challenges.

Equipped with this knowledge, we will climb the KPMG Future Summit together on 15 June 2023. Here, we will bring together the topics of the previous events and look at future paths to success for your company.

The summit celebration: With vision into the future

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When: 15 June 2023 from 09:00 to 13:30

Where: Virtual conference

What: Whether it's climate change, geopolitical risk, diversity programmes or money laundering prevention, at the Summit you can build your momentum from a variety of formats on ESG, digital transformation, governance & compliance and business resilience.

Based on the insights gained at the pre-events, the virtual conference provides a personalised expedition plan for the final climb to the summit. A broad spectrum of programme items is precisely tailored to the topics, needs and interests of the participants. With foresight, we will look together at the successful way forward for companies.



Governance & Compliance

Digital Transformation

Cross-thematic Panels

Dirk Elvermann, CFO & CDO, BASF

Tanja Gönner, Hauptgeschäftsführerin, Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie

Dr. Ralf Wintergerst, CEO, Giesecke+Devrient

Dr. Volker Wissing, Federal Minister for Digital Affairs and Transport

Sector Talks

Annette Kroeger, CEO Europe, PIMCO Prime Real Estate

Sabrina Müller, Head of Sustainability, s.Oliver Group

Luise Müller-Hofstede, Business Development Director, Circulor

Marco Nix, CFO, 50Hertz Transmission

Tanja Severin, Managing Director, Siemens Real Estate Consulting

Helen Tacke, CEO, Cozero 

The event is organised by KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft in cooperation with KPMG Law Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft.

Milestones achieved

The Basecamp - Clean Climbing: Sustainability Strategies for Summit Climbers

When: 15 November 2022 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Where: Virtual conference

What: The expedition began with the megatrend of sustainability. Because there is less and less time to limit the damage of global, man-made climate change. Companies bear a great responsibility in this regard. How can the transformation to renewable energies succeed? What role does the "S" in ESG play in investment decisions, balance sheets and strategic issues? And how should corporate governance be structured to meet ESG requirements?

We  discussed this in our virtual conference KPMG Basecamp. The event took place in parallel to the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 27).

Keynote: Andreas Gehlhaar, Head of Sustainability and Environment, Deutsche Bahn AG.

Our guests:

  • Christian Heller, CEO, Value Balancing Alliance
  • Nadine-Lan Hönighaus, Managing Director, Econsense and Member of the Advisory Board of the German Federal Government for the Implementation of the Supply Chain Sourcing Obligations Act
  • Ralf Pfitzner, Global Head of Sustainability, Volkswagen AG
  • Goran Mazar, EMA & German Head of ESG, KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
  • Michael Salcher, Regional Director East, Head of Energy & Natural Resources, KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
  • Andrea Sternisko, Partner, Finance & Governance Advisory, KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
  • Eun-Hye Cho, Partner, Risk & Compliance Services, KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft

Missed the base camp?

The ascent: compass for future-oriented risk management

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When: 28 February 2023 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Where: Virtual conference

What: At our virtual event complementary to the Munich Security Conference on 28 February 2023, we will equip our participants for the first step up and dedicate ourselves to the topics of data protection, money laundering and quality management, because the demands on compliance organisations are growing and the tasks are diverse. With our speakers, we will discuss how to implement cross-company, digital governance structures in the company.

Look forward to our keynote address:

  • Dr. Ralf Wintergerst, Group CEO, Giesecke+Devrient GmbH

Our speakers:

  • Carsten Helm, Director of Global Anti-Financial Crime, N26 AG
  • Dr. Robert Jürgens, Head of Compliance Awareness & Prevention, thyssenkrupp AG
  • Daniela Rathe, Head of Politics and Society, Porsche AG
  • Anne Gillig, Partner, Law, KPMG Law 
  • Angelika Huber-Straßer, Regional Director South, KPMG
  • Dennis Olsinski, Partner, Consulting, KPMG 
  • Timo Purkott, Partner, Financial Services, KPMG 
  • Ija Ramirez, Partner, Tax, KPMG 
  • Mario Urso, Partner, Tax, KPMG 
  • Dr Konstantin von Busekist, Managing Partner, KPMG Law

Missed the ascent?

The High Altitude Camp: Aiming High with Digital and Networked Strategies

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When: 21 March 2023 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Where: Virtual conference

Topics: Before the final stage, we will show the path of digital transformation at the Höhencamp. Our speakers will present innovative working methods and digital solutions and discuss current trends.

Our speakers:

  • Patrick Burghardt, State Secretary & CIO, State of Hesse
  • Matthias Hartmann, CEO, Techem Group
  • Dr Christoph Peylo, Chief Cyber Security Officer, Bosch
  • Amina Schilling, Head of Digital Tax Workplace, Siemens
  • Sina Steidl-Küster, Divisional Director Southwest, KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
  • Pier Stefano Sailer, Partner, Consulting, KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
  • Mareike Barth, Senior Manager, Public Sector Consulting, KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
  • Christan Stender, Partner, Tax, KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
  • Patrick Giesen, Partner, Financial Services, KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
  • Jan Stölting, Partner, Consulting, KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
  • Francois Heynike, Partner, Law, KPMG Law Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH

The focus topics:

  • The future of the public sector: Digital and networked
  • Digitalisation in Tax: How quality and automation go hand in hand
  • Digital ethics: Acting responsibly in the digital world
  • Live on site at South by Southwest®

The event is organised by KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft in cooperation with KPMG Law Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft.

Missed the High Altitude Camp?

This is the KPMG Expedition

We accompany you with expert knowledge and best practice examples through three of the most important business events of the coming months. At each event, we address your most pressing challenges and provide guidance and directional recommendations.

The first stage, the KPMG Basecamp, is a virtual conference parallel to the UN Climate Summit (COP 27). Appropriately thematically, we are dealing here with the megatrend ESG and sustainability.

The second stage, KPMG Ascent, focuses on future-oriented corporate governance. The virtual conference will take place in addition to the Munich Security Conference.

Our third stage complements South by Southwest: at the KPMG Altitude Camp, everything revolves around digital and networked strategies.

Equipped with the knowledge around the key megatrends ESG, digital transformation, governance & compliance and business resilience, we climb the highest peak together in a large hybrid conference. A wide range of programme items is precisely tailored to your topics, needs and interests.

That was the Future Summit 2021/2022

Here you can find recordings from the KPMG Future Summit 2021/2022 (in German only).

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