Congress mission

The mission of the 60 Million Congress is to create an international platform for exchanging ideas, initiating discussions, and offering solutions that will lead to establishing and developing business and social relationships within international networks. This encompasses one of the world's largest diaspora communities - the sixty-million-strong Polish community, representatives of the Polish diaspora living in various parts of the world, as well as foreign entrepreneurs investing in and developing businesses in Poland.

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16th edition of the 60 Million Congress,
Chicago 2024

The Congress Programme

60 Million Congress

Chicago
Illinois, USA
FRIDAY
10/18

Business Day

Location:

Chicago

Downtown

Dress code: business casual

9 am - 4 pm

Program includes:

  • Keynote & Power Speech Stage 
  • Networking & Matchmaking 1:1 Tables Sessions
  • ​​​​​​Theme & Sectors disscusion Rooms
Welcome Party

Location:

Chicago

Downtown

Dress code: smart casual 

7 pm - 11 pm
Program includes:
  • Networking,
  • Welcome drink,
  • Finger food buffet,
  • Music and entertainment with DJ

SATURDAY
10/19


15:45 - 16:30

Sala A

60mln top 10 polish cities

Sala B

60mln young leaders

Sala C

60mln agriculture

20:00 - 24:00
Networking banquet
Congress Day

Location:

Chicago

Downtown

Dress code: business casual

9 pm - 5 pm
Program included:

Disscusion Panel Themes:

  • New Technologies / IT / e-commerce / AI: future possibilities and threats / Software / Gaming Industry
  • Ambassadors of Poland / Success story of a Pole in the world
  • Investments: VC / Capital Investments / Invest in Poland / Real Estate / Crypto
  • International Expansion / Markets / Industries with expansion potential
  • 60+60 - PL and UA
  • How to break the mind set - Poles are very critical of themselves / Cultural differences - as a barrier to entering the US market
  • Mentoring and peer support networks in helping Polish entrepreneurs and businesses overcome cultural barriers and gain confidence in the US market
  • Examples of successful branding and marketing campaigns that leverage Polish culture and heritage to connect with US consumers
  • How to promote yourself in the USA - case study / Importance of building professional relationships in the USA
  • Strategies for gaining credibility and recognition in the American market
  • How to do business in the USA - case study
  • Business Solutions Startups / Market Trends and Opportunities / Strategies for scaling and growing startup businesses, including expanding into new markets

Networking space

  • 1 on 1 meetings
  • coffee zone

Exhibition space

  • Partners stands
After Party

Location:

Chicago

Downtown

Dress code: smart casual 

7 pm - 11 pm
Program included:

 

  • Dance party with DJ and attractions
  • Drink Bar
  • Catering with fingerfoods

 

SUNDAY
10/20


Activity Day
Chicago
Illinoi, USA
11 am - 8 pm
Program included:

 

  • Fiat 126p Rally ( Rajd "Malucha" ) with Rafał Sonik
  • 60 Million Golf Cup
  • Tomasz Sobania Run Final & "Last Mile Run" with Tomasz Sobania
  • Family Garden Party

20:00 - 24:00
60mln Whiskey Party

NIEDZIELA
21/08


Speakers

1-3
February
2024
Miami

Eva Hussain

Director at Polaron - Relationships & Growth

Stefan Batory

CEO & co-founder of Booksy

January Ciszewski

Founder and President of JR HOLDING ASI S.A.

Mick Bednarek

FLUOR Corporation, Mission Solutions

Business Day

February
1
2024
Miami

James Sapirstein

President, CE and Chairman, FIRST WAVE BIOPharma

Abel Horvath

CEO Fulfillment Hub USA

Roberta F. Brzezinski

CEO, Capitalworks Emerging Markets Acquisition Corporation

Jon Najarian

Co-Founder at Market Rebellion

Dominik Andrzejczuk

CEO, QDC - The Quantum Data Center Corporation

Sylvia Gorajek

CEO, Co-Founder of Tajniki Ameryki

Jakub Gorajek

CEO - RawFilm - Premium 8K Stock Footage

Harley Lippman

CEO and Founder at Genesis 10

Mark Lorenc

Partner, Capital Markets and M&A Aird & Berlis LLP

Steven Sirbovan

Director, Investment Banking at Echelon Wealth Partners

Romi Jaszczynski

Head of Foreign Trade Office, Polish Investment and Trade Agency

Eric Szustak

President and CEO at Canadian Polish Business Association Inc.

Tytus Stepniewicz

Founder of the Techni Ventures fund and TechniSchools.com

Waldemar Halek

President, Transworld Business Advisors of Ontario

Daniel Olech

Polish Vodka Brand Developer and Serial Spirits Entrepreneur

Bartosz Folusiak

First Counselor, Head of the Economic Section of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Washington D.C.

Jason Ma

Founder and CEO, ThreeEQ

Roman Nikitov

Co-head of venture and tech investments at ICU

Dariusz Urbanik

Deputy Mayor of the City of Rzeszów

Kamil Czyż

Head - Department of the City Brand, Economic Cooperation and Tourism, City of Rzeszow

Mark Sanor

Founder 360 One Firm (361Firm) 

MIKA

Experimental AI CEO Dictador

Sławomir Olejnik

CEO & founder Deep Tech CEE and Innovative Poland Foundation

Michał Majerczak

Founder & CEO of Actaware Inc.

Marek Zmysłowski

Entrepreneur, investor

January Ciszewski

Founder and President of JR HOLDING ASI S.A.

Eddy van der Paardt

Co-founder Virtu Capital

Arthur Mrozowski

Entrepreneur

Alfonso J. Cervantes

Founder and Executive Chairman of Trilogy Capital Group

Filip Victor

Founder and CEO of MetaMap

Chuck Chand

Seasoned Beverage Alcohol Brand Acquisitions, Investor and Developer

Camilo Padron

International business developer and social entrepreneur

Piotr Całbecki

President of the Kujawsko-Pomorskie Region

Stefan Batory

CEO & co-founder of Booksy

Paweł Łaskarzewski

CEO, Synapse Network

Paul-Bernard Jaroslawski

President and Founder of FreightCaviar

Marcin Wojtczak

Managing Partner at OnDean Forward

Dr. Vanessa Bijak

Chief Operations Officer and board member of the Polonium Foundation

Maciej Ćwikiewicz

CEO – PFR Ventures

Jack Smagala

Master of Ceremonies - Professional Speaker,  Partner at Quantum Performa Consulting and Advisor at Transworld

Alice E. Ancona

COO World Trade Center Miami (WTCM)

DIMITRIOS “JIMMY” NARES

Section Chief of Aviation Marketing & Air Service Development for the Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD)

Tadeusz Stabrawa

Vice President ECAT e-commerce

Gosia Karas, PhD

Co-founder of SoftBank's Opportunity and Latin America Funds

Andrzej Korkus

CEO – EWL Group  

Dr Tomasz Braun

Director of the Strategy and Development Division of the Port of Gdansk Authority

Michał Korolko

CEO of Torun Regional Development Agency

Chris Krzoska

COO at Euvic Inc

Karol Andruszków

CEO & Founder BOWWE, Ulan Software

Marek Gabryś

President of the Management Board of AIUT Group

Błażej Wilamowski

Chief Commercial Officer Board Member OSHEE

Pawel Jablonski

Co-founder and CEO of MEETING15 S.A.

Mariusz Kreft

Chief AI Officer - pebble 

Izabela Kaufman

Founder and CEO Off-Market,Inc

Daniel P. Cannon

Managing Member @ First Block, Llc

Krystian Gebis

Co-Founder & CEO - ShipperCRM

Mike Kucharski

Co-Owner and Vice President of JKC Trucking

Sarah Okon

Co-founder and CEO of Giveo App

Grzegorz Zwoliński

Co-founder and CEO of SatRev

Mike Skura

Co-founder and CEO of Tour Trader

Stephen Eisele

Aerospace Executive & Consultant

Congress Day

February
2
2024
Miami

Eva Hussain

Director at Polaron - Relationships & Growth

Piotr Całbecki

President of the Kujawsko-Pomorskie Region

Maciej Michalski

Proxy in MM Prime TFI S.A.

Mick Bednarek

FLUOR Corporation, Mission Solutions

Sylvia Gorajek

CEO, Co-Founder of Tajniki Ameryki

Jakub Gorajek

CEO - RawFilm - Premium 8K Stock Footage

Melissa Medina

CEO & President of eMerge Americas

Marek Kamiński

Founder "Life Plan Academy" and "Kaminski Academy"

Igor Janke

Founder and President of independent think tank "Institiut of Freedom" and "Freedom Institute Leadership Schools"

Camilo Padron

International business developer and social entrepreneur

Jacek Jagodka

Actor, stuntman

Daniel Siwiec

President of the Management Board Siwiec Capital S.A. Fund.

Chuck Chand

Seasoned Beverage Alcohol Brand Acquisitions, Investor and Developer

Andrew J. Futey 

President - Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA) 

Vice President - Ukrainian World Congress (UWC)

Dominik Andrzejczuk

CEO, QDC - The Quantum Data Center Corporation

Dariusz Urbanik

Deputy Mayor of the City of Rzeszów

Mirosław Cichy

Co-owner of GRUPA CICHY-ZASADA businessman, investor, initiator of the creation of senior care facilities in Poland for Polonia from all over the world

Andrew Mucho

Expert in New Luxury Construction and Commercial in Miami

Mark Sanor

Founder 360 One Firm (361Firm) 

Igor Klaja

Founder & CEO of OTCF S.A. (4F)

Sławomir Olejnik

CEO & founder Deep Tech CEE and Innovative Poland Foundation

Marek Zmysłowski

Entrepreneur, investor

Tomasz Sobania

Extreme runner

Christopher Grabowski

Head of Foreign Trade Office in NEW York. Polish Investment and Trade Agency

Małgorzata Walczak

Director PFR Ventures 

Prof. dr hab. med. dr. h.c. Mathias Z. Strowski

Chief physician of the hospital Klinikum Frankfurt (Oder)

Justyna Orlowska

ResFuturo Foundation, founder & CEO

Jakub Fijewski

CEO Fijewski Gallery

Monika Wiela

CEO and Founder at Give Back Box

Michał Abramczyk

CEO of Abramczyk Partners S.A., M/S Real Estate Sp. z o. o.

Dominik Brzozak

Developer, Real Estate Investor

Filip Victor

Founder and CEO of MetaMap

Dr Lazo Angel Jr

Chief Medical Officer SiUsA LLC - Instruments of Life

Karol Andruszków

CEO & Founder BOWWE, Ulan Software

Tomasz Popławski

Managing Partner at Ingressus – marketing agency

Beata Drzazga

Founder of the largest medical company in Poland, providing long-term care services, BetaMed S.A

Marcin Wojtczak

Managing Partner at OnDean Forward

Anna Zielińska

Co-Owner & Chief Executive Officer of Stor9 Group

Andrzej Korkus

CEO – EWL Group 

Wojciech Wolny

President of the Management Board of Euvic S.A., co-founder of the Euvic Group

Matthew Tyrmand

Polish American journalist, political advisor, investor, and investment banker

Jack Smagala

Master of Ceremonies - Professional Speaker,  Partner at Quantum Performa Consulting and Advisor at Transworld

Gerard Philippeaux

Interim Executive Director of the Miami-Dade County International Trade Consortium

Michal J. Rzeznik

Head of the Polish Investment & Trade Agency’s Foreign Trade Office in Chicago

Walter J, Buga

CEO, Arendai 

Joanna Józefiak

President Mediciner - International Healthcare Association. CEO Brandmed Slubice

Karolina Dehnhard

International Family Law Attorney

MIKA

Experimental AI CEO Dictador

Roman Nikitov

Co-head of venture and tech investments at ICU

Paweł Łaskarzewski

CEO, Synapse Network

Daniel Olech

Polish Vodka Brand Developer and Serial Spirits Entrepreneur

Carlos Guerra

Manager, International Investment LATAM & the Caribbean Markets / Logistics Industry Specialist

Ala Santos, PhD

President and CEO, Polonium Foundation

Patrick Misiewicz, MSLSCM

Coldwell Banker Global Luxury

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The 60mln Congress in numbers

The name of the congress revolves around the fact that there are around 60 million Poles and people of Polish origin in the world today. The key goal of the congress is to create a platform for participants to organize meetings and thereby exchange ideas, initiate discussions, and offer solutions that will lead to the development of business and political relations which are very much aligned with the trends of the 21st century. The 60mln Congress is a unique opportunity to take advantage of the network and possibilities linked with one of the world’s largest and relevant diasporas – the Polonia.

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2

Continents

     

15

Stationary
editions

17

Online
editions

13 370
Participants
750
Speakers

Why you should join us

01
Listen to and personally meet speakers from around the globe
02
Meet representatives of the Polish diaspora
03
Build out your contact network

60 Million Congress

04
Be part of the 60mln Poles

Congress
Host Cities

The first edition of the 60 Million Congress took place in 2018 and proved to be a tremendous success. Since then, we have organized a total of 14 editions of the Congress, including events in Miami, New York, Buffalo, London, Berlin, Gdansk, and Rzeszow. We have also hosted several online events, primarily during the pandemic. The most recent Congress occurred in February 2024 in Miami, bringing together several hundred participants.

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Themes

Investment partnerships Poland - USA

Export - Import

How new technologies change business

The geopolitical role of Poland on the world map

Promotion of Poland

New Technologies - Innovations and Startups

How to get there 

THURSDAY
02/01

Business Day

09:00

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Welcome Party

19:00

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FRIDAY
02/02

Congress Day

08:00

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Yacht Party

19:00

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SATURDAY
02/03

Fun Day

(tbc)

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Evening Reception

19:00

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Evening Reception

19:00

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Partners

Partner Główny
Patronat honorowy

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