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Annual General Meeting 2021

Frankfurt am Main - Germany
Nov 17 - Nov 19 2021

Hotel & Meeting Venue

Address

Venue

Scandic Frankfurt Museumsufer
Wilhelm-Leuschner-Straße 44
Frankfurt am Main, 60329 Germany
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MEETING VENUE

The INAA meeting on Thursday and Friday will take place at the Scandic Frankfurt Museumsufer.

 

ACCOMMODATION - - FRANKFURTER HOF GRAND HOTEL 

For all meeting delegates, special room rates were arranged at the Frankfurter Hof Grand Hotel. You can also stay at the Scandic Hotel if you prefer to. 

 

CONTACT DETAILS FOR RESERVATIONS - FRANKFURTER HOF GRAND HOTEL 

T: +49 69 215 920

reservierung@frankfurter-hof.steigenberger.de

code word: INAA GROUP

Reservations and cancellations can be made using the contact details provided. Reservations can be changed or cancelled free of charge up to 7 days prior to arrival, 6.00 pm. Cancellations made after the above-mentioned deadline will be charged 90% of the room price, unless the hotel is able to sell the hotel room otherwise. 

Each guest is responsible for the reservation, any extras, any no-show, late cancellation or early departure. In case of no-show without prior cancellation ("no-show"), the compensation fee is 90 % of the agreed room rate

 

CONTACT DETAILS FOR RESERVATIONS - SCANDIC FRANKFURT MUSEUMSUFER 

Your INAA Secretariat has negotiated a 15% discount for you on the best available rate.

After choosing the check in and check out dates, you need to tick the EVENT box in order for the -15% to apply.

Click on the following link to book your room: Preis auswählen | Scandic Hotels

 

 

Business Agenda

Please find below the draft program for 24 September 2021. Please note that this agenda is still subject to further changes.

Please note that the meeting location on Thursday and Friday is The Scandic Frankfurt Museumsufer:

Wilhelm-Leuschner-Straße 44, Frankfurt am Main, 60329 Germany

Wednesday 17 November 2021

19.30 – 22.30

Welcome Reception & Dinner

Salon 4&5 + Main Ballroom

Ground Floor, Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof

Thursday 18 November 2021

9.00 – 9.30

Welcome and opening of the meeting

Ed Turner, INAA Chairman

9.30 – 10.00

How to do business in Germany

Dirc Fröschen, Partner, NS+P Dr. Neumann, Schmeer und Partner mbB

10.00 – 11.00

Firm of the future (workshop) – Part 1

Helio Vogas, Risk Expert and Leadership speaker, Germany

11.00 – 11.30

Coffee break

11.30 – 12.30

Firm of the future (workshop) – Part 2

Helio Vogas, Risk Expert and Leadership speaker, Germany

12.30 – 13.45

Lunch break

13.45 – 15.00

What to do in case of ransomware - a practical exercice

Robert McClure, Managing Director, Paratus

David Palmer, Consultant, Paratus

15.00 – 15.30

Coffee break

15.30 – 16.45

Economic Outlook

Dr Ulrich Kater, Economist, Dekabank

Christian St Etienne, Professor of Economics and Consultant, University of Paris

19.00

Meeting point in the lobby and departure for Gala Dinner

19.15

Gala Dinner at Restaurant Opéra

Friday 19 November 2021

9.00 – 10.30

INAA AGM session

10.30 – 10.45

Break

10.45 – 11.30

INAA AGM session

11.45– 12.45

Think Like An Explorer - going where no one has gone before

Cathy O'Dowd, Keynote Speaker & first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest from both south and north sides.

12.45 – 14:00

Lunch

16.00 - 18.00

Christmas Market & Curling

19.00

Meeting point in the lobby of the hotel Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof and departure for dinner

19.15

Dinner at Restaurant Main Nizza

Social programme

Note :

Meeting point for all tours is the lobby of the hotel Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof, 15 minutes before departure

Social agenda

Registration & Visa information

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED! 

Should you wish to register, please contact your secretariat at secretariat@inaa.org 

 

REGISTRATION FEES

The following fees apply: 

CATEGORY

FEE

INAA Member - Delegate registration

FREE OF CHARGE

INAA GUEST REGISTRATION

750 EUR

Wednesday Optional tour

100 EUR

Saturday optional tour

200 EUR

Delegate Registration fee includes: All educational sessions, lunches and coffee breaks on Thursday and Friday, Wednesday Welcome Reception, Friday afternoon tour, Thursday and Friday Dinners

Guest Registration fee includes: Wednesday Welcome Reception, Thursday and Friday Tours, Lunches & Dinners on Thursday and Friday.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Cancellation must be sent as written requests and have to be received by noon, CET, on Monday 4 October 2021. For cancellations received by this date, the total amount will be refunded, minus a handling fee of 100 EUR per cancelled participant for administrative costs. Requests received after this date will incur a penalty fee of 100% of the registration fee. Refunds will not be given after the conference for no-shows. Should we receive your cancellation on or before the cancellation deadline indicated above, and should you have already paid your meeting registration fees, we will refund you the amount of your payment less administration and wire transfer or credit card processing fees.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS 

To enter Germany you need a passport that is valid for at least four months from your date of arrival. For citizens of EU countries a valid identity card is sufficient.
EU citizens do not require a visa. Citizens of all other countries will generally need a visa, with the exception of some countries for which the European Community has abolished the visa requirement. Nationals of those countries do not require a visa for visits to Germany lasting no longer than three months in a six-month period.

You will find further information at: www.auswaertiges-amt.de/EN.

 

INFORMATION ON COVID

DISCLAIMER:

INAA and its staff will make every effort to provide the members with the most recent available data provided by EU Member States and collected from other publicly available and authoritative national sources. However, the information provided on this page might not be exhaustive. Therefore, INAA and its staff take no responsibility of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness and accuracy of the information contained in this page or individual decisions based thereon.

All important information related to your trip may be found here. This includes:

  • Safety information and requirements to be checked before your trip.
  • Travel tips and checklist
  • Test possibilities and certificates of vaccination at the airport
  • Entry regulations
  • Quarantine requirements

DELEGATE JOURNEY

A wide range of health and safety measures have been put into place throughout Frankfurt and the Rhine-Main region to safeguard you as best possible from the Covid-19 virus during your stay.  Watch this video to know more:

COVID RELATED FAQs

Q1: Where can I find the latest info on the COVID situation in Frankfurt?

The latest info on the COVID situation may be viewed here.

The current rules of the Hessian Ministry can be found here in different languages.  

Ordinance on Coronavirus Entry regulations may be checked here. 

Information on the designation of international high risk areas. 

 

Q2: What pandemic related restrictions apply to air, sea and overland travel within Europe? 

You may check the latest info published by the German Federal Ministry of Interior here

 

Q3: What pandemic related restrictions apply to air, sea and overland travel outside of the EU (entering Germany from a non-EU member state) 

You may check the latest info published by the German Federal Ministry of Interior here

 

Q4: What are the COVID-19 measures in place in the hotel?

  • Seat selection: in compliance with official national and federal state regulations, INAA attendees will be required to choose a seat and to keep it throughout the day. 
  • Minimum distance of 1,5 meters between tables in the meeting room
  • Coffee break packages with wrapped products 
  • Social marking distances and signs to support complaiance with measures 
  • Proof of vaccination, certificate of recovery or a negative PCR test must be show at check-in at the hotel. 
  • Rapid tests are provided at the Reception 

 

Q5: What is the closest testing center to the hotel?

https://www.centogene.com/covid-19/test-centers/corona-test-center-frankfurt-myzeil.html 

 

Q6: What precautionary measures can I take myself to ensure I stay healthy?

People are urged to comply with the following hygiene rules as protective measures - against influenza as well:

  • wash hands frequently and thoroughly (children and young people as well)
  • only cough and sneeze into a tissue or the crook of your arm
  • use disposable tissues and dispose of them in a bin after each use
  • no shaking hands, no hugs / kiss on the cheek
  • do not touch your nose, mouth and eyes with your hands (especially after holding on to handrails on buses or using door handles touched by many people, and also at home)
  • clean/disinfect smartphones, mobile phones, tablets etc. regularly
  • only ever use your own glasses and cutlery
  • consistently avoid crowds of people

Speakers


Firm of the future (workshop)

Hélio Vogas

Risk expert and leadership speaker

BIOGRAPHY

Hélio Vogas is a risk expert and leadership speaker. On a mission to help the world take more risks while protecting themselves more from danger, he has spoken for many organizations such as Praxity, Russell Bedford, TEDx, the NHS, and the United Nations.

Hélio is also a certified NLP practitioner, hypnotherapist, trainer and coach. Which, together with his accelerated learning background, helps him create highly practical and engaging presentations that will help you get the most out of it in an interactive and entertaining way.

To find out more about Hélio please visit his website: www.heliovogas.com

SUMMARY

If there is one thing this pandemic showed us is that the way our firms operate needs to adapt (and fast). Not only in regards to remote working or the office layout for social distancing on site but also how we lead our teams and how we embrace new technologies and business practices.

In this highly interactive session, you will be able to learn and discuss with other firms what lessons this pandemic brought, as well as what you can do moving forward to ensure you don't need another local or global catastrophe to take the steps you know your firm needs.

What to do in case of ransomware - a practical exercice

Robert McClure

Managing Director, Paratus

BIOGRAPHY

Robert McClure is the Managing Director of Paratus. An Estonian cyber security company that aims to simplify security. His background is extensive in the security sector, with a brief position with the British Royal Navy and then into cyber security, working for a combination of start-ups, governments and financial organisations. 

SUMMARY

'To design and question how you will react when the worst case happens. When you see a screen where it locks you out of your work and how you and your firm can respond'.

This interactive engagement table top plan is designed to go through the process of 'war gaming' on the worst case scenarios that are put forward to you. Taking the financial, information, emotion and technical concerns into a 90 minute exercise to discuss and format how we all prevent this, and how to make this manageble for our firm. The session is designed to question operating procedures as they are, incorporate live emotion and introduce real live threats to an isolated and safe environment. The question will be - how do we solve this.

 

What to do in case of ransomware - a practical exercice

David Palmer

Consultant, Paratus

David Palmer OBE is a consultant on behalf of Paratus. An Estonian cyber security company that aims to simplify security. His background is as previous Head of the UK Armed Forces Electronic Warfare, whilst currently an advisor to the Partnership for Peace and senior advisor to NATO on electronic warfare and security matters. 

European Challenges in a world dominated by the United States and China

Christian St Etienne

Professor of Economics and Consultant, University of Paris

BIOGRAPHY

Christian Saint-Etienne is a University of Paris Professor in Economics and Consultant in strategy. He specialises in the 'Economic strategies of nations in the global competition' and in the 'Strategies of firms in the face of the Digital revolution'. He has written over 20 books and has received 11 academic prizes for his publications. 

He spent seven years living in the Anglo-Saxon world and carried out numerous international missions. He has worked as an economist at the International Monetary Fund in Washington and at the OECD in Paris.

Christian Saint-Etienne is a member of the Cercle des Economistes and the Société d'Economie Politique.

In 2014, he co-created the Iconomy Institute, which works on the New Digital Industrial Revolution.

SUMMARY

The presentation presents the relative weight of the Eurozone versus the United States and China, in terms of GDP and defense spending, and calls for a European strategy in a world of complexity .

Recovery with patience

Dr Ulrich Kater

Chief Economist, DekaBank

BIOGRAPHY

Ulrich Kater (56) studied Economics at the University of Göttingen and University of Cologne. He received his PhD degree in 1995 from the Chair of Public Economics at the University of Cologne, while at the same time teaching and performing Research at the University of Cologne, Cologne University of Applied Sciences and the European Business School. From 1995 to 1999, Kater was on the staff of the German Council of Economic Experts, responsible for the areas of Monetary Policy and Capital Markets.

Kater joined DekaBank in 1999, where he initially worked on setting up the Economics Department. Kater has been the Chief Economist at DekaBank since 2004, and Chairman of the Economic Advisory Council of the Federal Association of Public Banks in Germany since 2006. He lectures at the University of Witten-Herdecke and Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen.

Kater is the author of many publications in the areas of Monetary Policy, Exchange Rate Policy, International Capital Markets, Financial Policy, Old-Age Security Systems and the International Trade in Services, such as: “100 Economic Indicators” (100 Konjunkturindikatoren), Cometis-Verlag, 2008, “European Central Bank Manual” (Handbuch Europäische Zentralbank), Uhlenbruch-Verlag 2005.

SUMMARY

The recovery of the world economy in general and of the European in particular continues to show solid momentum. But we'll need to be patient. Even with the strong growth we experienced much of this year, a full recovery from the pandemic will take time to complete. The adjustment to rapidly changing circumstances, along with a resurgence in COVID-19 cases, is affecting consumer spending and jobs, sustaining supply bottlenecks in sectors such as autos, and delaying a full reopening of the service sector. But although there have been some downward revisions in GDP-forecasts for Europe the growth expectation for 2021 stands still at more than four Percent. The Germen economy has been hit harder by the “bottleneck-economy” since the ending of the lockdowns. But experts are already increasing their growth figures for 2022. This underlines the expectation that we will soon reach a time when business will be more like usual.

The new big issue on capital markets is inflation. We saw some very high monthly inflation readings in the second quarter of this year, reflecting pandemic-related supply bottlenecks and imbalances, but more recent data have shown that the inflation rate is moderating. The earlier spike in inflation largely reflects the effects of the rapid reopening of the economy, which pushed supply and demand in extreme ways. In fact, we are now seeing some of the pandemic-related spikes retrace, including prices for lumber, used vehicles, and rental cars. This process of adjustment may take another year or so to complete as the pandemic-related swings in supply and demand gradually recede. Also in this respect there is a good chance to return to a more normal world within next year.

Keynote Speech

Cathy O’Dowd

Think Like An Explorer - going where no one has gone before

BIOGRAPHY

South African mountaineer Cathy O’Dowd is the first woman in the world to climb Everest from both south and north sides. 

The years she spent in the Himalaya gave her experience with individuals and teams under intense stress in the face of overwhelming challenge, and she has been sharing these insights with her corporate audiences ever since.

Cathy has been a professional speaker for over 20 years and has presented her message to companies in 45 countries on six continents.
Cathy’s most challenging Himalayan epic was as part of a team attempting a new route on an 8000 metre peak. Although Cathy herself did not reach the summit, two of her teammates did, doing the first ascent of Nanga Parbat via the Mazeno ridge, and winning the prestigious Piolet d’Or for their achievement. 

Cathy has written a book about her Everest experiences, Just For The Love Of It. 
Cathy is actively involved with charities focused on female empowerment, notably the Rwenzori Women for Health project in Uganda, and the Voice of Women Foundation in Germany. 

She now lives in Andorra, in the Pyrenees mountains. In her free time she does technical rock-climbing, ski-mountaineering, canyoning and sea kayaking.

SUMMARY

A dramatic story of managing uncertainty while navigating a new route
 in the high Himalaya. Cathy has turned this extraordinary experience into a case-study of the challenges of being a pioneer, and she brings the audience with her in this interactive presentation.


Practical Information

MEETING VENUE

Scandic Frankfurt Museumsufer

Wilhelm-Leuschner-Straße 44
Frankfurt am Main

60329 Germany

 

ACCOMMODATION

Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof

Am Kaiserplatz
Frankfurt am Main

60311 Germany

Check-in time: 14:00 – Check-out time: 12:00

 

GET TO THE STEIGENBERGER

By car:

Public parking garage "Kaiserplatz" across from the hotel
Cost: € 2.50/hour, € 25/day

By taxi: 

Taxis can be found outside either terminal and will take 20-30 minutes for the eight mile (13km) drive to the city centre.

Estimated taxi fare is 33 EUR (One-Way)

 By train:

Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof
Distance: 1.8 km (car) 0.8 km (on foot)

 

REGISTRATION AND BADGING

All participants (delegates and guests) are kindly requested to wear their name tags at all times.

 

Badges can be collected from the INAA registration desk located in:

The Green Salon, Ground Floor, Steingenberger Frankfurter Hof on Wednesday 17 Nov from 9:00 – 17:00

LOCATIONS

 

Function

Date

Timing

Venue

Board Meeting

17 November 2021

9:00 – 17:00

Salon 2

Ground Floor, Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof

Welcome Reception

17 November 2021

20:00

Salon 4+5 & Main Ballroom

Ground Floor, Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof

Meeting

18 November 2021

9:00 – 17:00

Room 63

Scandic Frankfurt Museumsufer

Lunch (delegates)

18 November 2021

12:00 – 13:30

Main Restaurant

Scandic Frankfurt Museumsufer

Gala Dinner

18 November 2021

Departure Time from the hotel: 18:30

Start Time: 19:15

 

Venue to be confirmed  

Meeting

19 November 2021

9:30 – 15:30

Room 63µ

Scandic Frankfurt Museumsufer

Lunch (delegates)

19 November 2021

13:00 – 14:15

Main Restaurant

Scandic Frankfurt Museumsufer

Dinner

19 November 2019

Departure Time from the hotel: 19:30

Start Time: 20:00

 

Restaurant Main Nizza

 

Breakfasts

For those staying at the Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof, breakfast will be served at the Restaurant Hofgarten from 6:30 to 10:30.

Gym

 Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof

First Floor

The hotel room card gives you a 24-hours access to the Gym

Spa

 Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof

First Floor

Spa treatments are offered upon request due to the current regulations.

 

DRESS CODE

Business Sessions: Business Casual*

For men : trousers, collared shirt; jacket & tie optional.

For women : skirt or trousers; jacket optional

*You may wish to bring a jacket or sweater as the temperature in meeting rooms may vary.

Wednesday Evening Reception & Friday Dinner: Smart Casual

For men: Trousers, collared shirt; jacket & tie optional.

For women: Skirt or trousers; jacket optional.

Thursday Gala Diner: Business formal

For men: Jacket is a must.

For women: Cocktail dress is recommended.

Friday Tour: Casual, comfortable clothing Footwear: Boots or closed toed shoes only. For women : No heels.

 

MEETING POINT FOR TOURS DEPARTURE

Please meet us at the lobby of the Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof 15 minutes before the departure of each tour.

 

LANGUAGE

English is the official language of the meeting.

 

CURRENCY

The currency is EUR.

 

WEATHER IN FRANKFURT

Overall, Frankfurt has a warm and temperate climate with westerly winds. Extreme fluctuations in temperature are rare.  

November in Frankfurt tends to be cloudy and cold with frequent periods of rain and some risk for snow.  The latest weather information can be found at www.dwd.de/EN

 

ELECTRICITY

220-230 volts, 50Hz. European-style two-pin plugs are standard.

 

WATER

The tap water in Frankfurt is safe to drink.  It is however considered to be quite hard and if you are not used to it, you could potentially find the taste unpleasant.

 

TIME ZONE

GMT +2

 

PHONE

The international access code for Germany is +49.

 

SAFETY

Frankfurt is generally a safe city. Nevertheless, be aware of pick-pocketing.

 

EMERGENCY NUMBERS

Fire Services: 112 
Police: 110
Medical Emergency: 112

 

INFORMATION ON COVID

DISCLAIMER:

INAA and its staff will make every effort to provide the members with the most recent available data provided by EU Member States and collected from other publicly available and authoritative national sources. However, the information provided on this page might not be exhaustive. Therefore, INAA and its staff take no responsibility of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness and accuracy of the information contained in this page or individual decisions based thereon.

All important information related to your trip may be found here. This includes:

  • Safety information and requirements to be checked before your trip.
  • Travel tips and checklist
  • Test possibilities and certificates of vaccination at the airport
  • Entry regulations
  • Quarantine requirements

DELEGATE JOURNEY

A wide range of health and safety measures have been put into place throughout Frankfurt and the Rhine-Main region to safeguard you as best possible from the Covid-19 virus during your stay.  Watch this video to know more:

COVID RELATED FAQs

Q1: The 2G Rule

Special times require special measures. Due to the current requirements in connection with the Covid 19 pandemic, the INAA AGM will be held following the 2G Rules.

INAA staff will only allow entry to the meeting rooms as well as dinner venues to:

  1. Persons with proof of vaccination (second injection given at least two weeks prior the conference)
  2. Persons with proof of recovery (Please note that recovered persons, holding an EU Digital COVID Certificate should be exempt from travel-related testing or quarantine during the first 180 days after a positive PCR test)

All participants must make sure to have a QR code on their certificates in order for it to be scanned and validated upon collection of the badge. Delegates complying with the above will be given a colored bracelet granting them access to the INAA event. Should you fail to provide one of those certificates, you will not be able to access the INAA event.

 

Q2: Where can I find the latest info on the COVID situation ?

  • The latest info on the COVID situation may be viewed here.
  • The current rules of the Hessian Ministry can be found here in different languages.
  • Ordinance on Coronavirus Entry regulations may be checked 
  • Information on the designation of international high risk areas. 

 

Q3: What are the rules to enter Germany ?

Germany classifies areas as: "high incidence" or "virus variant" areas. The website of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) shows which country falls into which category.

Click here to check the rules that apply for travel within Europe and from outside of the EU.

 

Q4: Digital registration on entry to Germany

Please check here whether you need to fill out the digital registration on entry.

 

Q5: What are the COVID-19 measures in place in the hotel ?

  • Proof of vaccination, certificate of recovery or a negative PCR test must be show at check-in at the hotel.
  • Rapid tests are provided at the Reception
  • No social distancing in the meeting rooms
  • No obligation to wear a mask in the meeting rooms
  • Mask is to be  worn during coffee breaks and lunches

 

Q6: What are the COVID-19 measures at the dinner venues ?

Due to the current requirements in connection with the Covid 19 pandemic, the INAA AGM will be held following the 2G Rules.

  • No social distancing in the meeting rooms
  • No obligation to wear a mask 
  • Your QR code / certificate will be controlled by the INAA staff or by the personnel of the restaurant.

 

Q7: What is the closest testing center to the hotel ?

 

Q8: What precautionary measures can I take myself to ensure I stay healthy ?

For more information please check here