The International Congress of Family Businesses

The International Congress of Family Businesses

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The Biggest Event for Family Businesses

19 - 20 September 2024, Hotel Château Bela, Slovakia

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Inspiring Slovak and International Speakers

19 - 20 September 2024, Hotel Château Bela, Slovakia

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Practical Workshops and Consultations

19 - 20 September 2024, Hotel Château Bela, Slovakia

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Two Days with Family Businesses

19 - 20 September 2024, Hotel Château Bela, Slovakia

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Evening Program to Relax and Network

19 - 20 September 2024, Hotel Château Bela, Slovakia

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Wonderful Environment of a Luxurious Château

19 - 20 September 2024, Hotel Château Bela, Slovakia

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Inštitút Rodinného Businessu

The biggest event for owners and members of family businesses in Slovakia is organized by the Institute of Family Businesses.

250+

guests

90%+

family businesses

10

speakers from 6 countries

10

workshops

Meet Our Speakers

Get inspired by stories and advice from speakers from six countries.

The performances of foreign guests are simultaneously translated into Slovak.
Adam Smith

R. Adam
Smith

Expert in private company finance, family offices, and strategy, investor, philanthropist
USA

Johannes
Gutmann

Founder, CEO and visionary of the family business Sonnentor
Austria

Emanuele
Preve

CFO and Board Member at the family business Riso Gallo, a member of the 6th generation
Italy

Birgitta
Bondonno

Lawyer and director of Moore Stephens and Moore Multi-Family Office
Monaco

Mikuláš
Herškovič

Managing Director in Lyreco Central Europe
Slovakia

Erika-Matwij

Erika
Matwij

President of the Institute of Family Business
Slovakia

Jana
Pitková

Founder of the association KOLOBEH ŽIVOTA
Slovakia

Štěpán
Štarha

Lawyer and a partner at HAVEL & PARTNERS
Slovakia

We will introduce soon

We will introduce soon

Quality lectures, new inspirations and opportunities for networking

Workshops

We are preparing for you 10 expert workshops that will focus on key topics of family business and bring you practical advice and action steps.

Registration for the workshops will take place at the congress.

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PARTNERI PRE ROZVOJ FIRIEM

2.

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HAVEL & PARTNERS

3.

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MOORE BDR

4.

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SYNERGIE

5.

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LEVOSPHERE

6.

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BABOCKY INVESTMENT OFFICE

7.

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INŠTITÚT RODINNÉHO BUSINESSU

8.

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EXIMBANKA SR

9.

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10.

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We invite you to join the evening program!

Experience a memorable evening with family business members, enjoying enriching discussions in the luxurious environment of Château Bela.

What else will you experience at the congress?

Two days in a private company

The Château premises are exclusively reserved for congress participants, including private gardens and the castle park.

Evening program

A dinner, cultural program, and tasting of branded Slovak wines will continue after the end of the official part of the event.

TREND TOP

TREND Family Business of the Year 2024

During the evening, a panel discussion with the finalists of the TREND Family Business of the Year 2024 competition will take place.

peter lipa

Performance of Peter Lipa with his son

An evening concert of an icon of the jazz music scene in Slovakia, who will perform together with his son.

Experience an event dedicated to family businesses

Join other family businesses and be inspired by Slovak and foreign speakers.

EARLY BIRD tickets end on 15 June 2024.

Included in the Ticket Price

✔️ Entry to the congress in the Château Bela

✔️ Participation in three out of ten expert workshops

✔️ Individual consultations with expert partners

✔️ Refreshments throughout the congress

✔️ Lunch and dinner in the form of a buffet

✔️ Evening program

✔️ Tasting of branded Slovak wines

✔️ Accompanying program during the 2nd day

✔️ Performance of Peter Lipa & son

✔️ Panel discussion with the finalists of the TREND Family Business of the Year 2024

✔️ Tesla test drives

✔️ Networking with family businesses owners and members

✔️ Use of private gardens and castle park

✔️ Relax by the outdoor pool

✔️ Hotel cinema for the youngest generation

✔️ Parking

Accommodation and transport are not included in the ticket price.

What Did the Guests of Previous Congresses Say?

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"An excellent opportunity to learn something new, to be inspired by companies that work and are successful, to meet people who know what they are doing, can give advice and can show what doesn't/does work. It's also great that people are open to broad topics and don't have the problem to share one's experiences, because the whole event hints at it and there is space for it, and everyone feels that way."

Martin Kamas, Galvex

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"Erika, today's conference also shows that you have a "nose" for people (i.e. a good 6th sense). You are a great team, highly professional work, a wonderful experience. I have my fingers crossed for you. Topics with great potential. Many thanks!"

Alena Hrčková, Centrum emočného zdravia a edukácie

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"Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this great event. Fantastic, professional speakers and many useful ideas that can support our business in the long term. I participated in various discussions and met new people who face similar challenges. You are doing a great job, Erika. Wish you all the best for the next years."

Bea Liščík Mayer, FLORIL

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"Hello, I'd like to thank you and encourage you in the next editions. It's an exceptional idea with exceptional people. It's great to watch enthusiastic speakers. Really professional in terms of content, structure, and system. But above all, the topic of a family business, it's amazing that someone is doing "something". I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you and I wish you much success."

Miroslav Kvapil, Agnes Optik

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"I also add a "big thank you" for the inspiring topics and practical advice on where to move in the area of succession in our family business. I wish you a lot of strength and inspiration in the Institute's further activities."

Zuzana Bobuľová, RUDOS RUŽOMBEROK, s.r.o.

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"Fantastic event. Very interesting topic. It is very important to understand in detail how family businesses work in order to improve, expand and sustain businesses that have been in this area for many generations. Congratulations."

Davide Beccarisi, Links Management and Technology SpA

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"Let me also take this opportunity to thank you very much for the invitation, for our cooperation and for the opportunity to be personally at the event dedicated to family businesses. My colleague and I enjoyed it very much, the lectures were interesting and I must say that the demonstration of the family council was original for me and also a funny moment - at the same time, a great guide on how to present the topic in a light-hearted way. The number of guests indicates that the topic resonates and you have a huge part in it. The next year will certainly be just as enticing."

Ivana Kompasová, Nadácia Pontis

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We Thank Our Partners

Expert Partners
HAVEL & PARTNERSPRFLevosphere logoBabocky Investment OfficeSynergie logoTOP HEADSEXIMBANKA SR
Main Media Partner



Media Partners
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Supporting Partners
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