During the World Congress of Marketing - Industrial Marketing and Purchasing Group (IMP) in Kolding, Denmark it was officially announced that the next 32nd annual meeting will be held in Poznań. At the head of the organising committee stood prof. Krzysztof Fonfara, prof. Zygmunt Waśkowski and dr. Milena Ratajczak-Mrozek.

The event is a result of a long-time efforts of the Department of International Marketing and the Department of Marketing Strategies of Poznan University of Economics and Business. It is also a significant distinction, because Poland is the second country in Central and Eastern Europe (besides Hungary) where the conference will be held.

Industrial Marketing and Purchasing Group (IMP) brings together leading scientists from all around the world, and its main representatives are Håkan Håkansson, Ivan Snehota, Lars-Gunnar Mattsson, David Ford and Alexandra Waluszewski.

The Congress which will be organised from 30.08 - 03.09.2015 at the Poznań University of Economics and Business will involve about 250 guests from over 20 countries.

The idea behind the organizers is to create a forum for exchange of ideas, views and experiences on issues of business networks and interactions between actors occurring on the market. The theme of the World Congress of Marketing - 2016 IMP Poznan will be a dynamic transformation of markets, networks and relationships, which is reflected, among other things, in emergence of new business models, creating innovations, changes in the existing strategies of companies and many other aspects of business activity.

The event, in addition to the conference, also includes a Business Day and a Doctoral Colloquium. Business Day offers the opportunity to meet representatives of leading Polish companies who will present effective ways of managing business networks from the perspective of their own companies. While Doctoral Colloquium is an opportunity for young scientists to obtain valuable advice and guidance regarding the preparation of a doctoral dissertation, which will be given by specialists from the world of science during workshops and interactive sessions.

Detailed information can be found on the website www.imp2016.com/


25-29 August prof. Krzysztof Fonfara, dr. Adam Dymitrowski, dr. Łukasz Małys, dr. Milena Ratajczak-Mrozek and dr. Marcin Soniewiski attanded international scientific conference 31th Annual IMP Conference and Doctoral Colloquium Organizing Sustainable BtoB Relationships – Designing in Changing Networks at the University of Southern Denmark in Kolding.

Prof. Krzysztof Fonfara, dr. Łukasz Małys and dr. Milena Ratajczak-Mrozek presented a paper "An interpretation and operationalization of the concept of company internationalization maturity (network approach)", and dr. Adam Dymitrowski and dr. Marcin Soniewiski paper "Companies cooperation in the internationalization process and their competitive advantage".

Additionally, dr. Milena Ratajczak-Mrozek chaired special track “Understanding internationalization of the firm in an internationalizing” and gave lectures at Doctoral Colloquium.



A paper of dr Milena Ratajczak-Mrozek was printed in "IMP Journal" published by Emerald Group Publishing. It was titled: "The SME perspective on motives and success factors in cross-border mergers: The importance of network position" ("IMP Journal", 2015, Vol. 2, No. 9): http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/IMP-04-2015-0015.