German auditors’ summit 2024

Invited by manager magazin and WGMB, the most important players in the industry met in Berlin’s Spreespeicher. In presentations, discussions and personal exchanges, more than 100 guests discussed what is driving the industry. In his keynote speech, Professor Norbert Winkeljohann, former Head of Germany and Europe at PwC and now member of the Supervisory Board of Bayer AG and Deutsche Bank, provided fascinating insights into the interaction between supervisory boards and auditors in times of increased regulation and activist shareholders. On the podium, he discussed with Andrea Bruckner (CEO of BDO) and Volker Krug (Head of Deloitte Germany) how the use of artificial intelligence will change auditing. The discussion was chaired by Dietmar Palan from manager magazin, and the evening was hosted by mm’s deputy editor-in-chief Michael Freitag.