5th Next Generation Congress

Digital, smart, competent & professional!

5-6 October 2020, Poznań, Poland

The Next Generation 2020 Congress has already taken place. We will see you in October 2021 – details soon!

We are planning for you NextGenie another hybrid event dedicated to family business and succession!


Hybrid Experience

It will be the first such nextG! We introduce you a completely new solution – HYBRID one! For all those who choose to attend the conference remotely! A virtual ticket to #nextg is an amazing opportunity to personalize the agenda and adjust it to your own needs!



For the entire 2 days you can expect:

A series of presentations and thematic discussions by recognized business practitioners, leaders and owners / successors of the largest family businesses in Poland

Participation in practical workshops developing the competences of the future – so critical in the changing times!

Exchange of experience with other participants of the event who, just like you – are facing a succession and business challenge in their family businesses – in the LIVE version

Personalizing the agenda to your needs and time possibilities (you decide when you “join” the world of NextG!) – in the ONLINE version

Do you feel responsible for the future of your company and business family?
Do you want to find out how the young generation has to react to changes in the market and in business?
Join the group of conscious successors and take part in NextG!



FUTURE of NEXTgen is a Congress for those who see that in their family business there is a need for intergenerational challenge – and want to face it!

We invite you to participate in the NextG event if:

  • You are a son / daughter from a business family and your family business is facing difficult challenges of the changing world and economy, and YOU WANT TO HELP!
  • You work in your parents’ / your family’s family business and you are looking for inspiration for development
  • You are a successor / successor and you are preparing for an intergenerational change
  • You are a successor / successor who is looking for support in defining your own career path
  • You are the PRESIDENT of a family business and you already know how to effectively take over the reins of the family business!

The nextGen revolution is an event where you will find yourself among the successors of Polish family businesses. Those who have already taken over the management of the company or its areas and those who are just preparing for it. Those from large multinationals and local small businesses.

Together we will take on the challenge of definition A NEW ROLE FOR NEXT GENERATION in the business future!

leading topics
practical workshops
guests from the world of business and family
LIVE + ONLINE participants


My role as a future leader in business, family and society


How to develop the competences of the future to be a real support for the management board?


Global and local trends influencing the economic reality


Digitization in your company – how to effectively design and implement it?

is it worth it?

  • You will hear NextGen’s success and failure stories from the inside and outside of companies!
  • You will confront your reality with the upcoming business future!
  • You will learn how successors solve their problems in family businesses!
  • You will establish relationships with successors from other family businesses!
  • You will hear and experience a series of practical tips from recognized business practitioners!

At the Family Business Institute, we have created a unique platform reserved only for NextG! There are no parents invited! Join the group of successors from family businesses and you will find support that no one else will give you!


We have been with you for 5 years!

Bearing in mind the needs of successors from family businesses, the Family Business Institute is organizing the NextG Congress, the largest event in Poland devoted to the successor community. This is where you have the opportunity to exchange experiences on how to deal with the process of taking over a family business. Previous editions gathered over 700 successors from all over Poland!

Join the group of conscious successors!

Choose the event variant that interests you the most and suits your capabilities

Make an online payment

Use the knowledge and experience of experts – and a wide range of development opportunities at the HYBRID event!

We will take care of the safety of participants, speakers and NextG experts!

Arrangement of the congress space keeping the required distance

Temperature measurement at the entrance and health declarations of all participants

Frequent disinfection of all common areas and touch surfaces, such as handles, handrails and countertops

Access to disinfecting liquids

Special rules for preparing catering, guaranteeing a separate space in compliance with all safety rules


Meet the Speakers 2020

dr Adrianna Lewandowska, MBA

Family Business Institute

Advisor on strategy and succession in family businesses. Specializes in strategic consulting and development strategies for enterprises, as well as in succession strategies and coaching.


Marietta Lewandowska

Family Business Institute

Service designer and practitioner in the use of creative methods and tools of service design and design thinking supporting the processes of generating solutions, solutions corresponding to the needs and current trends.


Roman Wieczorek

Family Business Institute

Lawyer, legal advisor, graduate of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. Former Vice CEO of the global Skanska Group with headquarters in Stockholm (2010-2016) and former CEO of Skanska in Poland (2005-2009) and former CEO of Skanska Czech Republic and Slovakia (2015-2016).


Zofia Dzik

 Humanites Institute

Innovator and social entrepreneur, investor, founder of the Humanites Institute. Experienced manager, pioneer of the direct financial market based on advanced new technologies in Poland and CEE.


Susanne Bransgrove

Director of LiquidGold Consultants

Susanne is an international expert in the field of family businesses, for many years working for them in various countries, including Australia, New Zealand, Germany, the United States, and the United Kingdom.


Guillermo Salazar

Exaudi Family Business Consulting

 Expert on corporate governance, and the strategic planning of succession and family patrimony. He has served as an advisor for numerous business families on their protocols, generational transition, alignment of family vision and values for decision-making, and conflict resolution. Author of the books “Family Businesses: Tools for the Management of Love and Money” and “Handbook for the Family Business”.


Michał Wypychewicz

 Entrepreneur, member of the supervisory board of ZPUE S.A

 Expert in strategic management, marketing strategies, creating KPI systems, and financial analysis. For over 5 years, a member of the supervisory board of a listed company, including a member of the company’s audit committee, responsible for an in-depth analysis of key issues for the Supervisory Board.


dr Marta Widz

IMD Business School, Family Business Institute

Advisor and researcher of family businesses. Ph.D. in Economics from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. Researcher at the Global Family Business Center (GFBC) at IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland. An expert in the field of professionalization of family businesses, corporate governance, and family governance at the Institute of Family Business (IBR) in Poznań.

Szymon Trzebiatowski

Szymon Trzebiatowski

An expert of the Family Business Institute

A financier by education, many years of controlling and manager practice. For almost 25 years associated with the largest private employer in Poznań and Greater Poland, the company Volkswagen Poznań sp.z o.o. A financial mentor in an individual acceleration program dedicated to Polish technology startups.

Piotr Krasnodębski

Piotr Krasnodębski

Managing Director of Mitcar D. and P. Krasnodębski Sp. J.

 Co-owner and successor of Mitcar, a Warsaw car dealer for the Kia and Subaru brands. For 10 years he has been involved in the implementation of the company’s development strategy and is responsible for key areas of operational and tactical management in the organization. He actively manages a family business that has been operating on the Polish market for 36 years.


Michał Łuczak

President of the Management Board of Grupa Wróbel

Michał Łuczak from 1989 was present at the creation and development of a family automotive company founded by Mirosław Wróbel. In 1992, the company obtained Mercedes-Benz authorization. In 2001, he started working, initially supervising the construction of the first branch of the company located in Opole, of which in 2003 he became director. After 5 years, he returned to Wrocław, taking the position of Financial Director and Vice President. In 2010, after unplanned succession, he became the President of the Board.


Mateusz Wrzesiński

Marketing Manager in Altom

 Professionally connected with Altom for nearly 7 years – from the beginning he has been working in the field of marketing and e-commerce, which are his passion. Responsible for the development and promotion of private labels and online store pieknowdom.pl. On a daily basis, he manages the marketing department, within the framework of which he regularly cooperates with influencers, looks for new promotion channels, analyses purchase trends of potential customers and translates them into specific marketing and sales activities.


Hanna Turnau

Investment Associate in Abris Capital Partners

At Abris Capital Partners, she focuses mainly on research and analysis of investment opportunities and supports activities related to creating value in portfolio companies. Before joining the company, she worked in investment banking at Moelis & Company in London and Vienna Capital Partners in Warsaw, focusing on M&A and restructuring. A graduate of London Business School and the Warsaw School of Economics.


 Wojciech Jezierski

Partner in Abris Capital Partners

At Abris Capital Partners, he deals with investments in private companies, including family ones. He is responsible for the investment in Graal (fish processing) and CADM (engineering design office), which are run jointly with the founders of these companies. As a Partner at Abris Capital Partners, he is responsible for the entire investment process, from the first meetings and investment, through everyday cooperation with the company, until exit from the investment.


Maja Biniewicz

 Chief Business Officer in K2 Precise

She has been dealing with digital since the beginning of his professional career, i.e. since 2006. She has worked both in-network media houses, in advertising agencies, and on the publisher’s side. It combines a strategic approach with practical knowledge of products and tools. At K2 Precise, as Chief Business Officer and member of the company’s operational board, she is responsible for the development of the e-commerce competence area within the K2 group and Performance Media.


 Jakub Polakowski

Strategy Director in K2 Precise

Media strategist with several years of experience gained on projects conducted for clients from various categories – both large global brands and local businesses. Jakub finds and analyzes the latest trends in the media and translates them into effective media strategies. He combines knowledge of online and offline channels. Jakub was a co-founder of the first digital department in the Polish branch of the Starcom media agency (Publicis group).


Paweł Orfinger

 Co-owner and CEO of the Dr Irena Eris group.

Professionally associated with the Dr Irena Eris group since 2005. Member of the Supervisory Board of the Dr Irena Eris Group in 2008 – 2013. Lecturer and long-term owner of electronic devices service. A graduate of the Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology in the fields of Computer Networks and Multimedia.


 Adam Kenkel

 Co-owner and Vice President of the Management Board of Werner Kenkel Sp. z o.o.

 An entrepreneur who, together with his brother, has been developing the work of his father for years – a company with over 40 years of tradition, producing corrugated cardboard as well as cardboard packaging and stands with printing in all basic technologies. At present, Werner Kenkel employs a total of over 1,600 people in three production plants, cooperating with over 1,000 customers from all over Europe.


Kasia Klijer

 PwC Polska expert in the People & Change team.

A graduate of organizational psychology from Maastricht University. Kasia has experience in implementing consulting projects related to human resource management and change in organizations. He actively participates in the development and implementation of an application, which helps companies manage employees so that they reach their potential.


Ola Jarosz

 Psychologist (not only) in business. PwC Polska expert in the People & Change team.

 She gained her previous professional experience both in the implementation of consulting and research projects (at the University of Oxford). Wanting to be close to people, she specializes in projects related to human resource management and change management. Works on projects using advanced analytical tools. 


 Dominika Wajnert

  Member of the Board of WAJNERT MEBLE

  A graduate of the Jagiellonian University, the University of Economics in Kraków, and the Kozminski University in Warsaw. He runs the company with his parents and siblings, currently, the family is in the process of succession. It supports and develops the WAJNERT brand. He manages HR, financial, and contract activities. Development-oriented, product improvement, and a positive brand image.


 Edyta Robaczewska

 Business Partner in Lumina Learning

Edyta is a business partner of Lumina Learning, a global organization offering solutions in the field of recruitment and development. She helps people increase their self-awareness and develop their personality and competence potential. As a partner, he cooperates with the global community of Lumina Learning experts, supports the development, education, and use of solutions in organizations in Poland. It also runs Lumina Learning product certification programs.


Jarosław Zamroch

Business Partner in Lumina Learning

 Jarek is an expert in the field of personality, attitudes and behavior. For 20 years he has been dealing with development and leadership, working in international consulting and training companies. He is a trainer and coach running a family business at the same time. He likes development projects that combine various approaches and methods of operation for all levels of the organization. He is an open and committed business partner who looks globally and connects the needs of people and organizations. 


 Elke Schönemann

 Sales Manager Poland

Mathematician by education, German by origin. Since 1996 she has been working in Poland. Between 1996 and 2004, she worked for the Polish-German Economic Support Society (a company with the participation of the Polish and German governments (50% each)). Since 2004 she has been employed in ELO Digital Office – responsible for ELO Business Partners network in Poland and project coordination.


 Ewa Karbowska

  Co-owner and successor of PAK

 A graduate of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poznan, and Warsaw Polytechnics.
For 10 years she has been co-creating and implementing strategies of family business at all levels of the company structure. Currently, she manages production. She focuses on the environmental aspects of the industry. 


  Martyna Bielak

  Family Business Institute Expert

 A graduate of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poznan, and Warsaw Polytechnics.
Martyna is a service designer with an industrial design background. She is experienced in research, service design and placemaking practices. Martyna started her design journey in the family business ‘Saternus’ which is focused on producing playgrounds and designing recreational areas. Nowadays, she works in London for Designit company.


  Monika Synoradzka

 Managing Partner of SpeedUp Group, President Huge Thing

  As Managing Partner, Monika oversees the overall communication of SpeedUp Group. She is especially responsible for media relations, cooperation with strategic companies, institutions, and organizations from the new technology market and investment funds and business angels. With its knowledge and experience, she helps the companies in the portfolio to plan communication, establish relations with the media and business partners.


Witold Kilijański

 President of the Board and co-owner of NewDataLabs

A graduate of the University of Economics in Wroclaw (diploma in 1995 with honors), from 1995 professionally works with software for enterprises – initially ERP and HR systems (in 1995 – 2002 he worked at TETA SA where he became a member of the Board).


 Martin Kaczmarski

   CEO of Kaczmarski Group

  Entrepreneur and investor. President of the Management Board of the Kaczmarski Group, which includes the National Debt Register, the Kaczmarski Inkasso debt collection company, the Rzetelna Firma program, the NFG factoring company, and Via Lex law firm. The creator of ChronPESEL.pl – a platform supporting consumers in the field of protection in case of extortion of their personal data. He also created Mikroflor, a company specializing in microbiological products for agriculture.


 Artur Pielak

  President of the Board of Velvet CARE SP. z o.o. General Manager 

A management expert with extensive experience in sales and marketing. Since 2013 CEO of Velvet CARE, a company that was established as a result of a managerial buyout from the former owner, the American concern Kimberly-Clark. Before 2013, he was a Country Manager for Poland and the Baltic States at Kimberly Clark. He has extensive professional experience gained in the largest global FMCG companies such as Coca-Cola, Nestle, Unilever, Gillette, Novartis, and International Paper.


Rafał Benecki

  Director of Macroeconomic Analysis Office of ING Bank Śląski 

He has worked in the banking sector since 2000. He is a member of the international team of ING Group economists and in his work, he serves financial and corporate clients in Poland and abroad. He prepares forecasts for the needs of the bank’s management, the Financial Markets Operations Department, and the Treasury. He also conducts research on behavioral economics. She has won awards in forecast competitions organized by Bloomberg, Reuters, NBP and Rzeczpospolita. He graduated from Queen Mary College, University of London, and was a British Government Fellow in the Joseph Conrad Program.


 Łukasz Kuczkowski

   Legal counsel  at Raczkowski law firm

Łukasz has over 20 years of experience in labour law and HR, including conducting employee litigation. He advises on collective labor relations, current relations and negotiations with trade unions, as well as conducting collective disputes. He has extensive experience in implementing, negotiating, and terminating collective agreements and other agreements with trade unions and employee guarantees.


Agenda NextG 2020

09:30 – 10:00

Registration and welcome coffee

10:00 – 10:10

Greeting of  V congress next generation participants

10.00 – 10:40

A fairy tale about a black swan; the ROLE of nextGen in the UNRIVAL TIMES

  1. Professionalization of the family and business – do you know what impulse will lead to the conscious professionalization of key aspects of the family business?
  2. Is the organizational culture in your family business prepared so that employees can take responsibility?
  3. Do you know what competences of the future are necessary for you to bring a new deal to your family business? Do you know what your NEW ROLE will be in it?
10.40 – 11:15

Building intergenerational equality, consciously finding your place in a family business!

  1. How do you have conversations that respectfully challenge the perspective of the parent’s generation while leaving room for their parents’ experience to add value to your own dreams and ideas for the future?
  2. How do you balance your desire for opportunities and the responsibilities that come with them?
  3. How are you going to build a sense of fairness and justice between generations that can ensure a good, fulfilling future for your family and business?
Liquid Gold
11:15 – 11:30

How to grasp what’s considered soft: how to measure and shape an organizational culture that builds engagement and business results.

1. Why is it worth researching organizational culture and what benefits does it bing us?
2. How should the study of organizational culture be approached?
3. How to relate the results of organizational culture to other indicators in the company?
4. How to build and shape an organizational culture?

11.30 – 12:00


12.00 – 13:00 oraz 13:00 – 14:00

BEST PRAXIS. Thematic workshops


14.00 – 15:00


15.00 – 16:00

Discussion panel: E-commerce that will let you shine! How new technologies can build a competitive advantage and generate profits

  1. A practical approach to e-commerce implementation: How to create an e-commerce business plan? How to plan the long-term development of e-commerce?
  2. Target customer at your fingertips: What consumer needs does our store meet? What makes our offer (Unique Selling Points) different? What is the segmentation of our store customers?
  3. The financial side of the coin, i.e. revenues and costs: What investments do a beginner to e-commerce require? How to plan the costs and incomes in the perspective of the first year of e-commerce sales and the following years?

Moderator: Maja Biniewicz (K2 Precise)

Participants: Jakub Polakowski (K2 Precise), Mateusz Wrzesiński (Altom), Dominika Wajnert (Wajnert Meble), Michał Wypychewicz (ZPUE)

15.45 – 16:00


16:00 – 16:45


16.15 – 18:00


The future of business will be discussed in the backstage of the VIP Session. It’s a discussion in the classrooms, with mentors, family business owners, about the future, and the role of nextG. VIP sessions are available only to stationary participants. We have limited seats! In an exclusive group, you can meet mentors in person, talk to them, and even ask a question! Today, we can let you know that… there will be exceptional mentors with us, such as the successor, co-owner, and CEO of Dr. Irena Eris Group – Paweł Orfinger, Michał Łuczak, President of the Management Board of the Wróbel Group,  President of the Board of Velvet CARE SP. z o.o. General Manager, and Dr. Marta Widz, advisor and researcher of family businesses, from IMD Business School. 

20.00 –

Backstage integration in Poland and Europe (Warsaw, Poznań, Gdańsk, Kraków, Berlin, Bratislava, Kaliningrad)

A small group. Wile places. Several cities. Safe integration.

Let’s choose the place and character of the meeting together!

10:00 – 10:05



10:05 – 10:35

Coherent Leadership. Leading with purpose. 

  1. In the leadership of the future, it is not just the result that matters, but the way in which it is achieved. The complexity and volatility of the environment require improving and breaking the silo approach to problem-solving.
  2. The world today needs wise, coherent leadership that combines business goals, technological innovations, and human needs and longings. It needs courageous leaders who will have the ability and courage to see from the perspective of future generations.
  3. The world needs Leaders thanks to whom people will find meaning and business will achieve results.


10:35- 11:50

HR without paper in 6 steps | How to eliminate paper from HR processes.

  1. Why HR without paper?
  2. Where to start?
  3. What can be changed to make it work?
  4. How to implement technical tools and how to know which ones to choose?
  5. How to communicate the change to employees and partners?
  6. How to maintain compliance?


10.50 – 11:20

Pandemic and its impact on the economy. Macroeconomic situation diagnosis and forecasts for 2021.

11.30 – 12:00


12:00 – 13:00 & 13:00 – 14.00

BEST PRAXIS. Thematic workshops


14:00 – 15:00


15:00 – 16:00

Discussion panel: Not only will the family business last but also win

  1. The market does not always ask if you are a family, but every time you are GOOD!
  2. Management by leadership: is this possible in a family business?
  3. Should changes be started when the situation demands it?
  4. A sense of meaning… important?
  5. Professionalism – what is it?

Moderator: Roman Wieczorek (Family Business Institute)

Participants: Michał Łuczak (Wróbel Group), Ewa Karbowska (PAK), Adam Kenkel (Werner Kenkel), Piotr Krasnodębski (Mitcar), Martin Kaczmarski (Kaczmarski Group)

16:00 – 16:30

Preparing the NextG during turbulent Times. Special guest speech

  1. As generation Z begins to come of age and millennials rise to leadership positions, how can we prepare them to take on the mantel in their family businesses in these turbulent times?
  2. How multi-generational family businesses are impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and shares best practices on the active engagement of their next generations in the decision-making processes?

16:30 – 17:00

Successor / Successor in a modern family business… what does this mean in practice?

  1. Responsibility – towards yourself, your parents and your company
  2. Authority – constantly built
  3. A development that has no end
  4. Satisfaction – which can not be replaced


Summary and conclusion of the 5th NextG Congress!

They talk about us


NextG to nie jest konferencja, konferencje są nudne, a tutaj nie ma czasu się nudzić.

Michał WojasWOJAS S.A.

To fantastyczne wydarzenie dla ludzi, którzy są w firmach rodzinnych i to nieważne, czy chcą angażować się w ich prowadzenie, czy nie.

Grzegorz ŻłobikowskiPensjonat Poniatowski

Wymiana doświadczeń, rozmowy o codziennych sprawach, sposoby na rozwiązywanie trudnych sytuacji, pomysły na rozwój biznesu i dodanie wiatru w skrzydła, że dasz radę poprowadzić rodzinny biznes mimo przeciwności i trudności, które napotkasz.

Paulina Żurowska - WrzesińskaV-ce Prezes Altom Sp. z o.o. Sp. K.

To fantastyczne wydarzenie dla ludzi, którzy są w firmach rodzinnych i to nieważne, czy chcą angażować się w ich prowadzenie, czy nie.

Grzegorz ŻłobikowskiPensjonat Poniatowski

Wymiana doświadczeń, rozmowy o codziennych sprawach, sposoby na rozwiązywanie trudnych sytuacji, pomysły na rozwój biznesu i dodanie wiatru w skrzydła, że dasz radę poprowadzić rodzinny biznes mimo przeciwności i trudności, które napotkasz.

Paulina Żurowska - WrzesińskaV-ce Prezes Altom Sp. z o.o. Sp. K.

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