• Date

    Friday, 7 March 2014

  • Time

    13:30 - 18:30 (GMT +01:00)

  • Location

    Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam M-Building, Forumzaal

Family businesses find themselves at the crossroads at various points in their entrepreneurial development. Every generation will need to make big decisions and strategic choices about succession, governance, retaining family ownership, strategic changes or large investments. Unlike other businesses, family members or family (founder) characteristics influence decision making at these crossroads.

The symposium organised by the Erasmus Centre for Family Business (ECFB) in partnership with FBNed on Friday 7 March 2014 will offer (next generation) leaders of family businesses, and (future) family business shareholders the opportunity to interact with our keynote speakers and RSM researchers, share ideas, get new insights for family businesses on this topic and network with each other.

As a member of a family business, you will learn from other family businesses and RSM research, and leave with new perspectives for dealing with these ‘crossroads’.

Please note that invitations are limited to members of  family businesses only – but multiple members per family firm are encouraged. Advisors permitted only on the invitation of a business-owning family.

Why should you attend?

  • Participants will have the opportunity to listen to well-known family business leaders and learn from their experiences.
  • Family business members are presented with new ideas and challenged by research. They will learn from other families and from researchers. They will go home with new insights regarding their own crossroads.
  • Family business members will have the opportunity to become part of the family business community. By supporting research as well as (future) education of their children, they will ensure the viability and longevity of their family business.

More information

For a detailed description of the event, the programme, and the speakers, please click here .