PwC NextGen 2024

Unlocking your potential as a visionary leader, responsible shareholder, beneficiary, or competent board member of your family enterprise

Trust for a transforming generation

In today’s digital and increasingly AI-driven world, we all need new perspectives and ways of thinking if we’re to rise to tomorrow’s challenges. And this imperative applies most of all for you, as a next-generation leader in your family enterprise. Our 2024 Global NextGen Survey reveals unique insights into how next-generation members – in their various roles as entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, stewards or transformers of their family business – are driving fundamental business transformation, especially around emerging technologies, artificial intelligence and family governance for sustained business growth. 

To help you make the most of these opportunities, meet your own unique needs and realize your full potential, PwC NextGen is here to encourage you to think beyond the traditional MBA, by providing you with an exclusive and inclusive strategic network and a broad range of multidisciplinary learning opportunities through “Connect. Learn. Lead.”

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Our 2024 Academy offerings

Accelerator Academy

Where: Columbia Business School, New York, US
When: 24-28 June 2024

Are you a member of a business-owning family, aged between 21 and 28, aiming to become either a responsible owner, competent board member or visionary leader? Whichever of these situations applies, our Accelerator Academy is the place for you.

Leader Academy

Where: IMD Business School, Lausanne, Switzerland
When: 19-23 August 2024

Are you a member of a business-owning family, aged between 28 and early 40, and eager to make your mark as a visionary leader? Then join us for this exclusive training event to co-develop an individualized five-step action plan to power your leadership and business forward.

Join one of our Academies today

Connect.

Connecting the leaders of tomorrow

Are you a leader, shareholder, beneficiary or board member in a family enterprise, aged between 16 and 39, and eager to prepare for individual and business growth? Then become part of PwC’s NextGen Network, and join our community of solvers interacting, innovating and collaborating in a safe environment with peers, iconic family business leaders, business practitioners and academics.

Our Advisory Council members are committed to help us shape relevant learning and networking offerings for our Network members. They are the main driver of our community of solvers and  are also available to provide you with an authentic view about how you can get the most from our exclusive network and training offerings.

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NextGen Gateway - where solvers connect: Our exclusive and complimentary humans-led, tech-empowered platform allows all our NextGen network members to connect online in an authentic and personal way. The platform provides you with access to exclusive insights on demand as well as guidance on today’s hottest topics and most pressing individual challenges.

  • What are the qualifications or criteria to join the Global NextGen Network?
    You are eligible to join our network if you are aged between 16-39 years old and aiming to become a leader, shareholder or board member in your family enterprise.
  • Is there a cost associated with any of the NextGen Networks?
    There is no financial commitment or requirement to join our Network. However, a cost applies for the participation in our NextGen Academies.
  • What’s included as part of joining the Global NextGen Network?
    Access to our unique digital platform which is hosting our community of solvers, i.e. your peers from around the globe, academics, entrepreneurs and PwC specialists. In addition, access to our networking and learning events including our annual NextGen Roundtable.

More questions? Just contact us!

Learn.

Developing the leaders of tomorrow

Entrepreneurship is a mindset – meaning it goes beyond what­ is taught in a classroom. This is why our multidisciplinary­ training offerings – either in-person or live online – are­ geared toward experiential learning, inspiration and personal­ development. You can learn at first-hand from renowned­ academics and business practitioners in a safe environment,­ with the number of participants limited to 24 to maximize­ the impact for you. Every year we devise a unique calendar­ covering a wide range of topics in some of the world’s most­ exciting locations.

Where: IMD Business School, Lausanne, Switzerland
When: 19-23 August 2024

Are you a member of a business-owning family, aged between 28 and early 40, and eager to make your mark as a visionary leader? Then join us for this exclusive training event to co-develop an individualized five-step action plan to power your leadership and business forward.

Where: Columbia Business School, New York, US
When: 24-28 June 2024

Are you a member of a business-owning family, aged between 21 and 28, aiming to become either a responsible owner, competent board member or visionary leader? Whichever of these situations applies, our Accelerator Academy is the place for you.

While our Academy offerings are geared toward experiential learning and international networking with your peers, you may sometimes feel the need for a more tailored approach to address specific topics and challenges. If this is the case, our range of customised NextGen owner strategy development workshops will provide you with the focus you are seeking. Let us come together to create the best possible future for your family, your business and wider society, while also accelerating growth!

Lead

Inspiring the leaders of tomorrow

Exclusive and complimentary two-day event to help you as PwC NextGen Network member to enhance your professional and personal networking with peers, family business leaders, entrepreneurs, academics and PwC professionals. The 2023 Global Roundtable took place in Dubai and included family governance and emerging technology workshops as well as exclusive meet and greets with entrepreneurs, family business leaders and authorities at the Dubai Chambers, Dubai Family Business Centre and Kitopi cloud kitchen platform.

Join PwC NextGen to receive an invitation for this year: Vienna, 12-13 September 2024.

Join PwC NextGen

In today’s digital and increasingly AI-driven world, we all need new perspectives and ways of thinking if we’re to rise to tomorrow’s challenges. And sharing ideas and experiences is vital in helping us to be fully prepared for whatever the future may bring.  We’re committed to collaborating with you as a next-generation member to shape your own future and your journey through it. PwC's Global NextGen Survey, our market-leading study is dedicated to identifying what's front of mind for you and your peers in the next generation of family business leaders. 

Want to take part in this year's survey by sharing your perspectives? Reach out to us now!

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What our NextGens have to say

"The NextGen Academy opens up a whole new world of possibilities. An invaluable experience where I was able to meet peers from different cultures and backgrounds. Eye opening, mind blowing and life changing."
Danielle Tomisich, Trajan Scientific and Medical, Australia

"Imagine stepping into a room with peers from 14 different nationalities. The exclusive setting and diversity of PwC NextGen allows you to understand how cultural differences have an impact on family businesses all over the world."
Nicolò Petrone, Founder and CEO at 1000Farmacie, Italy

"PwC NextGen is a transformational journey with the most diverse group of inspiring NextGens that you will consider amongst some of your best friends."
Stasshani Jayawardena, Executive Director, Aitken Spence PLC, Sri Lanka

"Attending the NextGen Academy is well-worth the invested time. The highlight for me was the incredible group of people and the opportunity to learn from their experiences and unique perspectives."
Courtney Cooper, Principal at Alate Partners, Canada

"PwC NextGen is a great stop and think moment. And a safe environment with people that share the same values and issues."
Pablo Ruiz Hernández, RNB Cosmeticos, Spain

"I think everyone should be part of PwC NextGen because it will definitely enhance your life and family business."
Seun Jolayemi, Nigeria


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Peter Englisch

Peter Englisch

Partner, Global Family Business Leader and EMEA Entrepreneurial & Private Business Leader, PwC Germany

Andrea Baars

Andrea Baars

NextGen Program Lead, PwC Germany

Cydnee  Griffin

Cydnee Griffin

NextGen Program Manager, PwC United States

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