4th IESE Family Business Conference

by Family Business


Fri, 29 Mar 2019

9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

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South Campus

Avenida Pearson 21, Barcelona, Spain

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Governance and Succession Insights

In the context of IESE's mission to develop leaders who aspire to have a profound, positive and lasting impact on people, firms, and society, IESE Family Business Club presents the 4th Annual Family Business Conference. This year, the event’s title is "Governance and Succession Insights,” and it will take place on the South Campus of IESE Business School in Barcelona, on Friday, March 29th, 2019.

On this occasion, we will delve into two essential aspects for the success of a family-owned business: the governance of the enterprise-family system, and the transition process from generation to generation. In fact, according to the thinking of members at IESE's Family Business Club, these are precisely the challenges considered most relevant for the continuity of the family enterprise.

Among the activities of the conference, we will have presentations of family members and senior executives of global family businesses, who will share their perspective on family governance. Also, next-generation members in family companies will share their vision and personal experience of their landing process, successful or not, into their companies. In this context, we will analyze four models of family businesses:
• Family-Run Business (FRB)
• Family-Managed Business (FMB)
• Family Governing the Business (FGB)
• Family Investment Business (FInvB)

The conference will also include a series of workshops, divided into groups, and an MBA students’ panel, with the purpose of discussing leadership transition and the perspective of the next generation in family business. Finally, through a networking lunch, attendees will have the opportunity to meet members of family companies from different countries, cultures, and sectors, be they executives, students or just family members who face the challenge of being positive agents in their families and companies.

This conference is designed primarily for those who wish to give and receive: share with others their own experience and be open to the vision of those who have had similar experiences in their family business. We are convinced of the value of life-long connections between people who are interested in or belong to family-run companies, with the objective of sharing experiences and best practices. The climate of trust and familiarity will be an essential aspect of the conference, necessary to create a safe area in which to open one's reality and learn from others.

Like last year, we expect the attendance of MBA students belonging to the family business clubs of various European business schools. With these, IESE's Family Business Club has already established contact for deeper and meaningful collaboration, therefore creating a sense of community and cooperation among business schools in the topic of Family Business.

For those who wish, we will also carry out an additional social/networking activity, taking advantage of the city of Barcelona.

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Avenida Pearson 21, Barcelona, Spain

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