WCD Europe Institute

October 26–27, 2023
Frankfurt am Main, Germany



Female Leaders Shaping Resilience in a Polycrisis

Join us as we convene and cover topics including corporate governance issues focusing on ESG, digitalisation, and geopolitical considerations in the boardroom.

This event is complimentary for WCD members.

Thank you to KPMG, our Global Title Sponsor.

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Addressing timely, business-critical topics

2:30pm - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 3:05pm

3:05pm - 3:15pm

3:15pm - 3:40pm

Keynote & Interview

3:40pm - 4:00pm

Keynote & Interview

4:00pm - 4:25pm

4:25pm - 4:40pm

4:40pm - 5:10pm


5:10pm - 5:20pm


5:20pm - 5:50pm


5:50pm - 6:00pm

6:00pm - 7:00pm

7:30pm - 9:00pm

Holbein’s Café Restaurant
Holbeinstrasse 1, 60596 Frankfurt

Dinner & Keynote

8:30am - 9:00am

9:00am - 9:10am

9:10am - 9:25am

9:25am - 9:50am


9:50am - 10:15am

10:15am - 11:15am

11:15am - 11:30am

11:30am - 11:55am


11:55am - 12:20pm


12:20pm - 1:20pm

1:20pm - 1:45pm


1:45pm - 2:05pm


2:05pm - 2:45pm


2:45pm - 3:00pm

Keynote Speakers

Jenny Bofinger-Schuster

Board Member ISSB

Lucy Eve

Director, Global Macro-Economics, Eurasia Group

Anastassia Lauterbach

AI Expert, board member

Eva Lindström

Member of European Court of Auditors

Kimberly Mathisen

CEO of HUB Ocean and Board Member

Katrin Suder

Former State Secretary, Ministry of Defence Germany, Board Member & Senior Advisor

Prof. Dr. Anabel Ternès von Hattburg

Futurologist, author and founder of sustainable start-ups, head of the SRH Institute for sustainable management

Grazia Vittadini

Special Adviser, Rolls-Royce


Isabelle Allen

Global Head of Consumer & Retail, KPMG International

Sabine Eckhardt

Non executive board member and BCG Senior advisor

Giovanna Galli

Consultant, Spencer Stuart

Petra Groenland

Partner, KPMG Netherlands

Oonagh Harpur

Independent Non Executive KPMG UK LLP and Fellow, Chapter Zero UK

Stine Hattestad Bratsberg

Partner / Head of strategy and transformation in EMA ESG Hub

Benita Hess

Relationship Director, EMA Clients & Markets Relationship Director, EMA Clients & Markets, KPMG

Angelika​ Huber-Strasser

Regional Head South, KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft

Stefanie Kreusel

Board Member Deutsche Telekom

Katja Langenbucher

Professor, Goethe University

Spyridoula Maltezou

Board Member Thrace Plastics Group, Environmental Engineer, Sustainability Consultant, Lead Auditor

Iryna Papusha

Non-executive board member; President of Women Leaders for Ukraine; WCD Netherlands

Jennifer Reynolds

CEO, Women Corporate Directors Foundation

Ina Schlie

Board Director Digitalization & Innovation, encourageventures

Mattias Schmelzer

CEO, Chairman of the Management Board, KPMG Germany

Marguerite Soeteman-Reijnen

Former Chairman Aon Holdings

Mirjam Staub-Bisang

Head of BlackRock Switzerland & member of the EMEA Executive Committee

Sina Steidl-Küster

Managing Partner Region South-West, KPMG Germany

Monique van Dijken-Eeuwijk

Partner, Attorney-at-law MGM Regulatory & Governance Law Firm, Supervisory Board Member

Dora Varvarigou

Professor, Technical University of Athens; Chair of the Board of Directors at EYDAP

Nadja von Michalkowsky

Relationship Manager DACH, S&P Global Ratings

Corien Wortmann

Board Member of Aegon & dsm-firmenich, Advisory Committee of the Financial Markets Authority

Tina Zetterlund

EMA Head of Clients & Markets, KPMG Sweden


In the heart of Germany's Business Center

KPMG AG Wirtschaftspruefungsgesellschaft
The Squaire, 60549 Frankfurt am Main, Germany


Hotel Options

Hotels are located near the event location. Please see one of the recommended hotels listed below. Please note, registrants must book their hotel accommodations and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Hotel room with king size bed, arm chair and a large window overlooking other buildings

Hotel Hilton

5-STAR / 245 €

Directly at the airport. 5–7 min walk to KPMG Office.

Hotel room with a king size bed, a desk and chair, a mirror and a window overlooking a city and a plane taking off

Hotel Sheraton

4-STAR / 150 €

Directly at the airport. 5–7 min walk to KPMG Office.


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