16th to 20th September 2019 – Munich, Germany




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We love to educate and empower!

Therefore, we decided to merge the best parts of our past international education events and gatherings to create the Global Week: Our next level of experience sharing, educating and empowering the Next Generation of world-class leaders, entrepreneurs and influencers with a shared passion for business and entrepreneurship.

Our mission is to bring amazing people from all over the world together to exchange knowledge, gain new insights and forge friendships. We provide cutting-edge and thought provoking knowledge and add great experiences to create once in a lifetime learning adventures for you.

Let’s embark on a learning adventure together!


Current and Next Generation Leaders.
Entrepreneurs and Networkers.
Executive Students from all over the world.










The Global Week 2019 will focus on INNOVATING & LEADING INTO THE FUTURE.

It’s is a five-day learning and networking adventure and an intense program in innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership.*

Innovating towards the future
  • Understanding the global context of innovation
  • Foreseeing industry & technology trends
  • Dealing with uncertainty and disruption
  • Building Ecosystems, forging alliances and creating partnerships
  • Preparing future skill sets and competencies
  • Developing a “10x Future Vision”
Leading my (Family) Business towards the future
  • Understanding my role in the Family Business System
  • Becoming a Business Family: Successful succession and investment strategies
  • Applying the “Power Formula” to all members of the system
  • Nurturing a future-oriented spirit and managing family dynamics
  • How leading (Family) Businesses invest in innovation and the future
Preparing myself towards the future
  • Hearing the „Real Deal“: What am I getting myself into as Next Generation leader?
  • Uncovering the truth about the “A Day in the Life of an Entrepreneur” curve
    Dealing with hardship, overcoming entrepreneur obstacles and learning from it
  • Developing an entrepreneur mind-set and character traits for success
  • Building a reputation as innovator, entrepreneur & investor
  • Creating and enjoying a full life without burning out

Conrado Fernando

*For a detailed agenda please get in touch with us – we love to hear from you and explain our program. The announced topics are tentative and can be subject to change.


Dr. Stefan Niemand
As Head of Integrated Planning/Steering Product at Audi he helps to shape the future of electric mobility.
Sonny Caberwal
Serial Entrepreneur of companies like Bond and Union Member House and inspired by the power of human connection.
Daniel Krauss
Co-Founder of Flixbus and as CIO responsible for the technology sector.
Dr. Stefan Sambol
Managing Partner and Managing Director of Ommax: a digital consultancy. He has founded multiple companies and will share his experience on developing digital business models.
Patrick „Paddy“ Bohrer
Co-Founder of FLSK and a serial angel investor with a Family Business Background with a passion for car racing – a perfect fit for our Global Week!
Prof. Dr. Hans Jung
MBS Professor for International Marketing and Senior Manager at Management Consultancy UNITY AG.
Prof. Dr. Barbara Scheck
MBS Professor for Entrepreneurship and CEO of the European Center for Social Finance.
Prof. Dr. Heiko Seif
MBS Professor for International Management and Senior Manager at Management Consultancy UNITY AG.
Prof. Dr. Harald Müllich
MBS Professor for Intercultural Management, also teaches at faculties all over the world and will share his great experiences on intercultural behavior.
Prof. Christian Schmidkonz
MBS Professor for International Business Administration and Managerial Economics. Since 2014 he also offers the exciting course on  “Success Factor Happiness”.
Prof. Dr. “Micha” Bergfeld
Founder and CEO of Courage Group of Companies. Micha is a serial entrepreneur, business school professor and advisor to some of the world’s leading business families.
Eric Saint-Andre
Founder and Managing Director of ASA Advisory Services, a leading Innovation Consultancy based in Singapore. He has worked with hundreds of corporate innovation teams and accelerated start-ups – we are thrilled to get an insight on his expertise.
Shlomi Selim Benbasat
Founder and CEO of Ennovation Group, a global corporation which bridges the gap between industry 1.0 to 4.0 in the area of telecommunication, oil & gas, energy, water and sustainability. He worked with hundreds of global enterprise marketing and innovation teams and successfully grew tens of start-ups.
Conrado Fernando
After being a successful lawyer for over a decade, Conrado now fully lives his passion of photography and sharing his story and experiences as an entrepreneur on stage. Feel free to Instagram him!
Johannes Ritz, MA, MIB
Director Courage Latin America. Johannes advises the business families in Latin America and teaches at Munich Business School.
Georg Bauer
Georg Bauer is the Co-Founder and Chairman of Fair.com. The us-based tech company provides an alternative to traditional car long-term financing and leasing commitments by enabling to drive a car of your choice and return it at any time via an app. Georg is widely recognized as an innovative leader in auto finance and spent his career shaping financial services for leading automotive companies on a global scale.


Gregor Grandl
As Senior Partner at Porsche Consulting, Gregor leads Porsche Consulting’s global competence center for digitization & innovation, which focuses on digital transformation, industry 4.0, applied AI, innovation, and new mobility. He has more than eighteen years of management consulting experience and is the responsible author of the study “The Future of Vertical Mobility – sizing the market for passenger, inspection, and goods services until 2035” sponsored by Porsche SE and Volkswagen AG and the key partner for the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, DLR).
Benedikt von Schoeler
Managing Partner at Vito Ventures, active investor, business angel and M&A advisor for over 10 years in public and private equity at various growth stages. Started his career in internal audit and M&A and worked 6 years for HgCapital, a highly regarded software, tech-enabled services and industrial tech private equity fund (AUM > EUR 10bn). Avid traveller and sportsman and a great addition to our GW!
Volker Meinlschmidt
Managing Partner of Grupo Transoceanica from Ecuador. He took over his family business and knows all about overcoming obstacles. His experience sharing session on “How the Next Generation is transforming the Family Business through Innovation and Passion” will be a true inspiration not only for our family business participants!


After all that Mind-Work join us for an energizing morning run with Running Expert Sonja von Opel.

Costanza Carissimo
Costanza is an Associate at Cathay Innovation, an international venture capital fund focusing on early growth companies, with offices in San Francisco, Paris, Munich and Shanghai. Prior to joining Cathay Innovation, Costanza spent some time at Cherry Ventures, an early stage VC fund based in Berlin, working for the Boston Consulting Group in Milan as well as experimental research on low energy astroparticle physics at the Max Planck Institute for Physics in Munich. Costanza holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from King’s College London and a Master’s degree in Physics from Imperial College London.


Sonny from Durham, USA / Serial Entrepreneur / Courage Gathering Munich 2012, 2013, 2014
Taylor from L.A., USA / Family Business and Venture Capital Background / Courage Roundtable Dubai 2018
Paul from New York / Courage Roundtable Dubai and Singapore
Álvaro from Quito, Ecuador / Courage International Executive Certificate on Family Business 2018
Jennifer from Quito, Ecuador / Founder of Amatea / Courage International Week of Innovation 2018





Forbes Magazine just ranked Munich as the „most livable City in the World“. You will enjoy different facets of this beautiful city and its hospitality. Have a look and extend your stay to travel and explore Munich‘s great surroundings: Check forbes.com / Munich – Most livable city 2018


The famous Oktoberfest 2019 starts on Saturday, September 21st. Extend your stay and have a once in a lifetime celebration in truly „Bavarian Style“. We made sure that hotel contingents with special prices for that season are provided until September 22nd .

Frequently asked questions

What are the key dates I need to remember?

The Global Week starts officially in the morning of September 16th 2019 and closes on September 20th 2019 with our evening Celebration.

I registered – what happens next?

We are amazed that you will be joining us for Global Week 2019.

We will get in touch with you and respectfully issue the invoice for your participation including payment details. Once payment has arrived, you will receive confirmation and further details on our Global Week.

How can I pay?

After registering online you will receive an invoice with the payment details to the billing address you provided. You can complete payment via bank wire transfer. Please note that the payer is responsible for all bank fees and charges.

How do I get accommodation in Munich?

We made reservations for a limited amount of single and double rooms at Hotel ibis München City West.
Please contact them directly and book your room – let them know you are joining the Global Week.

Hotel ibis München City West
Westendstraße 181 · 80686 Munich · Germany
 · T: +49 (0) 89 579497-0
H6903-RE@accor.com  ·  

Please know that rooms need to be booked until June 30th 2019 – reservations can not be hold longer than that. It‘s Oktoberfest season so please take care of your booking right away.