Symposium 2017

The WINPACCS Symposium is the event for specialists and managers on the topic of IT support for international aid organisations.

For years, interesting presentations and workshops on WINPACCS and general IT topics from the world of development cooperation have made the Symposium the popular and successful event that it is.

The WINPACCS Symposium 2017 was held on 8 November in Wetzlar and attracted a higher number of visitors than last year with 80 participants from home and abroad. To open up the event to overseas visitors, some of the workshops were held in English and the plenary sessions offered simultaneous interpreting.

Following the keynote speech from GIZ Head of IT, Dr Erik Heinen-Konschak, on the topic of digital change, the Symposium’s participants focused completely on WINPACCS.

A broad range of workshops made for a diverse and informative programme, the most popular topics were again digital voucher entry and data exchange with the company accounting.

Many participants were highly impressed with the way WINPACCS customers were integrated into the workshops, thus allowing them to report directly about their work in the field. Our customers therefore played a key role in the success of the event, embodying the Symposium’s motto: Sharing Competence. We’re very grateful for this.

One fruit that was born of the Symposium is the launch of a WINPACCS channel on Youtube. We filmed some workshops to make them available to a wider audience. The first video – a live overview of WINPACCS accounting 4.0 by our Senior Consultant André Scharmann – is already available here. Using this, as well as further videos, we want to provide anyone interested with an insight into WINPACCS and support our customers in using it.

Information on all the other presentations and workshops held at the Symposium, in addition to pictures of the event the option of viewing individual presentations.

The next WINPACCS Symposium will be in 2019 – we're already looking forward to it!