16 – 17 MARCH 2020
Hotel IBB Andersia, Poznań

By: Family Business Institute

7th International Family Business Congress

6th International
Family Business Congress

This is a unique event on a global scale. Speakers include owners of the largest family businesses in Poland and in the world. They are eager to share experiences, how to deal with the challenges of family entrepreneurship and how to build long-lasting companies, caring for good relationships in the family. By initiating the Congress we created a platform for the exchange of knowledge in the field of family business management.

Come and become part of an international community that professionalizes business and strengthens the family!

For whom

The International Family Business Congress is intended for those who care about the development of their family businesses, in particular for:

  • Owners of family businesses
  • Successors
  • Members of business families
  • Managers working in a family business
  • Employees at a family business

If you belong to any of these groups, you will find what you are looking for!

What we will talk about:

During the Congress you will find knowledge and inspiration in the following areas:

  • The development strategy for a family business
  • Managing a family business
  • Planning succession in a family business
  • Implementation of the succession process
  • Family governance
  • Family business constitution
  • Intergenerational communication
panel discussions
creative workshops

About family businesses in Poland:

36% of Polish companies
are aware of their familiness

56% of them
are planning succession

8% of children from family businesses
want to take over the business

Only 30% of these companies
will pass their business
to the second generation!

Learn how to build long-lasting family structures at the Congress!


Micro & Small
Family Businesses

1199 PLN/person.

Medium & Big
Family Businesses

1499 PLN/person.

Subscription Family Business Magazine

+237 PLN/year.
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*The prices given are net prices.

The International Family Business Congress is directed primarily to owners and successors in family owned businesses and private businesses (ie where the owners are natural persons).

Due to the limited number of participants and our desire to ensure best conditions for creating dialogue and the opportunity to exchange experiences in a homogeneous group of family business owners, persons representing consulting companies, law and tax offices, banks and investment funds, as well as public sector institutions can participate in the Congress only at the invitation of the Organizer.


6th International Family Business Congress

  9:00 – 10:00

Time for registration

  10:00 – 10:15

A strong FAMILY - a strong COMPANY

Official oppening of the International Family Business Congress

dr Adrianna Lewandowska
prof. Maciej Stradomski
Instytut Biznesu Rodzinnego

  10:15 – 11:00

  11:00 – 11:45

  11:45 – 12:30

  12:30 – 13:30



  13:30 – 15:00

Session of discussion panels – you can see all panels below (check below)

  15:00 – 15:30

Coffee break


  15:30 – 17:00

In a family mirror. Performance

Aleksander Machalica
Teresa Kwiatkowska
Adam Machalica
Oliwia Nazimek

  20:00 – 00:00

Evening event

At the event: The Andre Family will sign the Family Constitution

After the coffee break, we invite you to panel sessions.
We have prepared 4 parallel panel sessions for you. At each session you choose 1 of them to attend.

Panel Session A

  16:30 – 17:10

Provate foundations

  17:20 – 18:00

To be announced soon…

Panel Session B

  16:30 – 17:10

Cooperation with interim manager

  17:20 – 18:00

How family business can cooperate with private equity?

Panel Session C

  16:30 – 17:10

To be announced soon…

  17:20 – 18:00

To be announced soon…

Panel Session D

  16:30 – 17:10

To be announced soon…

  17:20 – 18:00

To be announced soon…

  08:00 – 09:00

Morning coffee and consultation time with experts

  09:00 – 9:45

Panel discussion: Family business in 2019

Program Board of the Family Business Institute and experts

prof. Maciej Stradomski
Instytut Biznesu Rodzinnego

  10:00 – 10:15

  10:15 – 10:30

  10:30 – 12:40

Workshop session – you can see all workshop below (check below)

  12:40 – 13:00

  13:00 – 13:40

  13:40 – 14:20

Healthy family - healthy company

prof. Jacek Santorski, Akademia Psychologii Przywództwa
dr Adrianna Lewandowska, Lewandowska i Partnerzy

  14:20 – 14:30

Summary of the Congress

dr Adrianna Lewandowska, prof. Maciej Stradomski
Instytut Biznesu Rodzinnego

  14:30 – 15:30

Workshop A

  11:30 – 13:00
Each session is conducted 3 times for 40 minutes.

SUCCESSion on the road to building a multigenerational family company

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Key issues:
1. How to ensure the multigeneration of a family business? Does Polish legislation provide sufficient legal tools?
2. Do the will, chosen the matrimonial property regime and corporate ownership control really support the process of building a multigenerational family business?
3. Will the private foundation ensure the continuation of the family business for the next generations of founders?


Piotr Grabowski – Grabowski i Wspólnicy
Agnieszka Krysik – Grabowski i Wspólnicy

Workshop B

  11:30 – 13:00
Each session is conducted 3 times for 40 minutes.

To be announced soon…

Workshop C

  11:30 – 13:00
Each session is conducted 3 times for 40 minutes.

To be announced soon…

Workshop D

  11:30 – 13:00
Each session is conducted 3 times for 40 minutes.

To be announced soon…

Workshop E

  11:30 – 13:00
Each session is conducted 3 times for 40 minutes.

To be announced soon…

Workshop F

  11:30 – 13:00
Each session is conducted 3 times for 40 minutes.

To be announced soon…


Stefan Hipp

A passionate entrepreneur, Stefan Hipp daily masters the challenge of combining the local concerns of a family company with the needs of a global player…

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dr Adrianna Lewandowska
Instytut Biznesu Rodzinnego

World class expert in field of strategy, succession and family business governance. She advises leading Polish family entrepreneurs…

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Piotr Grabowski
Grabowski i Wspólnicy Kancelaria Radców Prawnych Sp. k.

Legal adviser with several years of professional experience. He has many years of experience in legal consulting in the field of corporate and transaction…

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Agnieszka Krysik
Grabowski i Wspólnicy Kancelaria Radców Prawnych Sp. k.

Legal adviser with several years of practice in the legal profession. He has extensive experience in the fields of corporate law, capital markets…

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Prof. Maciej Stradomski
CMT Advisory

Holder of post-doctoral degree in Finance. Professor at the University of Economics and Business in Poznań, head of the Department of Investment and Capital Markets. Chairperson of the Policy Council of the Family Businesses Institute. Director of CMT Advisory.

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Maciej Duda
Duda Holding

Maciej Duda is the CEO of Duda Holding, a group of companies focusing in estate development, finance, car dealership, agriculture, construction industry and others. For many years he used to be the chairman of PKM Duda SA (now Gobarto SA).

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Wojciech Duda
Duda Holding

His first business experience Wojciech Duda has been gathering in PKM Duda SA (now Gobarto SA) since 2009. One of his first solo enterprises was creating a group purchasing organization Insignia Management.

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Bogna Duda – Jankowiak
Duda Holding

Always aiming higher and always wanting to make other people’s lives better and more beautiful, Bogna Duda-Jankowiak divides her time between managing Pałac Pakosław and developing family’s charity foundation, The Duda Family Foundation, of which she is an initiator and a cofounder.

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Przemysław Mitraszewski

Communication expert with over 20 years of experience in public relations. Co-founder and managing partner at Lighthouse.

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Sławomir Łoboda

Involved with LPP since 1997. For many years, he has been responsible for legal servicing, which he provided as a managing partner as part of the „Krzyżagórska Łoboda i Partnerzy” law firm. Furthermore, since 2005, he has also been responsible for the renting and investment departments.

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Marcin Ochnik

For several years associated with the company OCHNIK currently serves as Chairman of the Board.

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Tomasz Mączyński
Pedersen & Partners

Client Partner at Pedersen & Partners based in Warsaw, Poland. Mr. Maczynski has over 18 years of Executive Search experience, and conducting assignments across Poland and other CEE markets.

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Krzysztof Dąbrowski
Pedersen & Partners

Client Partner and the Country Manager for Poland at Pedersen & Partners. Mr. Dabrowski was instrumental in the establishment of Pedersen & Partners in 2001 and plays a key role in the continued strengthening of the firm on the Polish market with particular focus on general management, strategy, M&A and investment management solutions in the Financial Services industry.

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Agata Gładysz

From 2007 to 2018 she was associated with the Polish international Group Selena (construction chemicals). First as the Business Unit Director and Executive Board member, next, as the Vice-president and Board Member.

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Jacek Woźniak

He brings over 22 years of working experience with investment funds’ portfolio companies. He is a Partner at Enterprise Investors, where he has been working for 17 years.

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Jacek Osowski

An independent consultant in business management, interim engagement, corporate restructuring and advisory. He brings an impressive Supervisory Board experience (as President, Vice-president and Member) in public sector entities, private companies and family businesses.

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Dariusz Stasik

President of the Management Board W.P.I.P. Member of SMART CITY FORUM Programme Board and Member of the Management Board of PLGBC – the Polish branch of World Green Building Council. Supports development of family-run companies as the Member of the Management Board of Family Business Network Poland.

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Sława Madelska

Before joining YES as a Digital Transformation Consultant and Board Member, she started her professional path as an intern in social media strategy unit at DigitasLBi in London.

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Picture gallery and videos from previous years


Instytut Biznesu Rodzinnego
Bazar Poznański
ul. Paderewskiego 8
61-770 Poznań
E: info@IBRpolska.pl
T: 61 307 14 27