19 Oct 2021


This event occurs in Geneva Time (CET, GMT+2). Abu Dhabi, UAE time is 2:00 hours ahead of Geneva, Switzerland.

Thematic partnership sessions address key and emerging issues for the family business community, identify strategies and show-case innovative approaches to ensure impact and a sustainable future across generations.

FBN’s Global Governance Initiative

Launch of a new multi-year project that focuses on codifying family business governance lessons over the past 30 years, ranging from succession to writing a family constitution. The initiative is spearheaded by the Family Business Council Gulf chapter.

Enabling Next Generation Legacies – Book Launch

This book will significantly contribute to these best practices and empower Next Gens to make their mark and redefine success based on their own value system. Many of them have contributed to building these practices into the book. Yet, this is much more than a book. It is a useful and practical guide, asking relevant questions and providing concrete tips on how to tackle difficult issues that Next Gens face daily as they increasingly find their place in the family and business organizations.

Leveraging new Philanthropic Models to Achieve the SDGs

Business families are rethinking how they leverage philanthropy to address social and environmental issues and create lasting impacts using innovative approaches and partnerships.

From Family Business to Families in Businesses: Creating a Lasting Legacy through Family Offices

As families think and act beyond their legacy businesses, the family office has become both an important investment and education vehicle for families to reinvent themselves and transfer value and assets across generations. Family Offices can also be a game-changer in transforming business models that drive impacts beyond the traditional bottom line.

The Evolving Role of Transparency in Privately Owned Family Firms

While family businesses account for two-thirds of all enterprises worldwide, the full scope of their impacts is largely unknown since the majority of them are privately owned and, in turn, are often not subject to the same level of scrutiny demanded of publicly traded firms. This has recently begun to change as more business families expand the concept of responsible ownership to include a deeper understanding of their impacts and an increased commitment to transparency.


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