14 Jul 2016
Clairfield Germany hosted the first CEO-level client event in its “Unternehmergespräche” (Discussions with Business Leaders) series at the prestigious private club Frankfurter Gesellschaft in Frankfurt on June 14th. The Unternehmergespräche events bring together captains of industry, entrepreneurs, and investors for high-profile presentations and lively off-the-record discussions on a range of topics of interest to business leaders. For this first event, Alexander Klemm, vice chairman of Clairfield International, welcomed over 30 guests to a program entitled “Digital Transformation of Business Models”. Clairfield Germany, also represented by partners Martin Lemmer, Dirk Middelhoff, and Andreas Piechotta, was joined by co-hosts Kloepfel Consulting and the law firm CMS in the historic venue of the Villa Bonn of the Frankfurter Gesellschaft für Handel, Industrie und Wissenschaft whose members are leading representatives of industry, finance, science, and culture.
The guest speaker was Jörn Werner, former CEO of electronic-supplies business Conrad Electronic and current CEO of A.T.U. Autoteile-Unger, the leading German provider of automotive services. He provided valuable insights on changing markets in a digital age by sharing his firsthand experience of the transformation of Conrad Electronic from a classic catalogue and retail player to a multichannel retailer. He also discussed management changes in the context of digitalization at ATU. The presentation was followed by a discussion on the challenges faced by businesses in the age of digital transformation.
“Our clients relish the opportunity to discuss pressing issues with other business leaders and we are extremely pleased with the turnout and quality of the discussion,” says Alexander Klemm. “Given the success of the evening we will continue to host these panels touching on the most relevant topics to our clients.”