PwC NextGen U: Moving from Next to Now

October 20-23, 2020 in New York, NY

PwC NextGen U is a multi-year, global leadership development program for family members that have been identified or recently appointed as the future leaders of their family enterprise. It is designed specifically to immerse future leaders into today’s dynamic business issues, provide key leadership development, and connect them to a global community that will support their continued growth - helping the “Next” leaders transition to “Now” leaders.  

The program is focused on 4 key areas:

  • Connectivity: opportunities to form lasting relationships with peers and industry experts
  • Experience: hands-on learning from the world’s leading business organizations, tailored to participants
  • Development: new perspectives and insights for leadership development
  • Action: becoming the “Now” leader by completing the program with an actionable strategy to apply to their family enterprise

Moving from Next to Now: Driving Growth for the Next Generation(s)

October 20-23, 2020, New York, NY

Taking the next step for the family business - whether it is continuing to offer existing products and services, pursuing new markets and strategies or even considering divestiture - is one of the most critical decisions business owning families and their leaders make.  Without thoughtful and strategic focus, decisions can impact not only the state of the business, but also the harmony of the family.  Successful multigenerational families make a shift from family business to enterprising family by broadening their growth approaches and strategies. As a leader of your family enterprise, how can you better prepare for the next phase?  How can you create a clear and sustainable vision for your family’s future?

Join us on October 20-23 in New York, as we focus on driving growth for the next generation. Similar to our previous programs, 2020's event will be a highly interactive discussion among peers and subject matter specialists.

Event topics:
  • Growth strategies including reinvestment/diversification
  • M&A and capital sources
  • Portfolio strategy
  • Sustainability
  • Governance
  • Insights on potential scenarios resulting from current political developments (i.e. 2020 US presidential elections)
  • Family business stories: A key highlight each year are the family business stories shared by leaders who have lived the challenges we are discussing. This year's current and former leaders will share their triumphs and tribulations of growing a business and a family.

Logistics and details


Rooms have been reserved at The Langham New York. The program fee covers three nights at the hotel (October 20th - 22nd). All rooms are nonsmoking and rooms are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Check-in is at 3:00 pm EST and check-out is at 12:00 pm EST.

PwC will book your hotel reservation based on the arrival/departure dates you provide when you register for the program. Should you need to cancel or modify your reservation, please inform the NextGen U team by Friday, July 21, 2020. Please contact the team for details on the room fee if you wish to stay before or after the three nights.

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Air and ground transportation

Please plan to be at The Langham New York by 3:00 pm EST on Tuesday, October 20th and depart no earlier than 10:00 am EST on Friday, October 23rd. Airfare and ground transportation arrangements and fees are the responsibility of the participant.

Private airports:

  • Teterboro Airport (KTEB) - 12 miles ~45 minutes

Commercial airports:

  • John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK) - 16.1 miles ~50 minutes
  • Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) - 17 miles ~50 minutes

Please feel free to use your own transportation preferences - Uber, Lyft, Taxi, CTA, etc.

If you choose to drive to the hotel, your valet charges will be covered by PwC.

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Biography and photograph

A biography (150 words or less) and photograph (high res, jpeg, png) will be requested upon registration. Please upload this information on our registration form or email both files to NextGen U team.

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Cost to attend

The PwC NextGen U program costs $8,500 to attend and covers your accommodations at The Langham New York for three nights (October 20th - 22nd), all sponsored meals and program materials. Payment is made upon registration.

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Additional details

Arrival and departure

Please plan to be at The Langham New York by 3:00 pm EST on Tuesday, October 20 and depart no earlier than 10:00 am EST on Friday, October 23rd.


The weather in New York fluctuates throughout the day with average temperatures in October being between 47/57 F (8/14 C). We recommend packing layers and comfortable shoes. Some of our program will take place outdoors so a medium weight jacket is recommended.


Business casual. Please bring layers, sunglasses and comfortable shoes.

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Contact us

Jonathan Flack

Private Company Services, Family Enterprises Leader, PwC US

Belinda Sneddon

Managing Director, US Family Enterprise Advisory Services, PwC US

Christina Perez

Program Manager, NextGen U, PwC US

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