The Family Business Summit

Paul Andrews

The Family Business Summit is a global event taking place virtually organised by Family Business United.  Bringing together people all around the globe the programme for The Family Business Summit includes something for everyone, family business members, academics and advisers.

Webinars, panel discussions, personal insights and assorted masterclasses will take place throughout the duration of the the event that will bring together some fantastic members of our family business community.

The full programme of events are outlined below for the inaugural Family Business Summit that is taking place from October 12 – 23, 2020.  We could not do what we do without the support of our partners and sponsors and would like to thank Western Pension Solutions and Saxton Bampfylde for their support of The Family Business Summit.

Day One – October 12, 2020

Family Business Advising 101 (9.45-11.45 am)
An educational insight into the basics of the family business sector, the unique characteristics of family firms, the models behind the advisory sector and an insight into some of the key challenges that affect family businesses in particular.   Find out more and book here

Welcome Address (2.15 pm)
Join Paul Andrews for the official welcome to The Family Business Summit outlining the importance of family firms to the global economy and setting the scene for the next two weeks.  Find out more and book here

Panel Session – The Global Importance of Family Firms & Their Unique Challenges (4.00 pm)
An interactive panel discussion looking at the family business sector around the world and some of the common challenges facing family businesses today.  Find out more and book here

Day Two – October 13, 2020

Family Business Insight – Johnstons of Elgin (11.15 am)
Join presenters Jenny Urquhart (Chairman) and Simon Cotton (CEO) as they share their insight into over 200 years of tradition and expertise in textile manufacturing.  Find out more and book here

Masterclass – Addictive Behaviour & The Implications for Families in Business (2.15 pm)
Join us for an insight into the issues around addiction and dependency and the impact on families in business.  Practical insights and real life learnings from Australian Family Business Adviser of the Year, John Broons.  Find out more and book here

Panel Session – The Pillars of Family Business Success (4.00 pm)
A facilitated discussion with family experts to discuss the key factors that underpin family business success.  Panellists include Sian Steele (UK), Josh Baron (USA) and Greg McCann (USA).  Find out more and book here

Day Three – October 14, 2020

Sector Insight – Thriving As A Rural Family Business (9.45 am)
There are plenty of rural businesses that are family owned, many having been in the family for many generations.  Join Anna Price as she explores the challenges and ways to thrive as a family business in the rural community.  Find out more and book here

Family Business Insight – Sound Leisure (11.15 am)
Sound Leisure was founded back in 1978 and as an entrepreneurial, innovative family firm continues to evolve.  Join us to hear a personal insight from Managing Director, Chris Black, on the continual innovation of the last remaining traditional jukebox manufacturer in the UK who are continuing to keep the music playing.  Find out more and book here

Masterclass – Governance & The Family Firm (3.00 pm)
Join leading family business adviser Mairi Mickel for an insight into the world of governance and the family business, looking at best practice in terms of both the family and the business.  Find out more and book here

Panel Session – The Next Generation (4.30 pm)
A facilitated and interactive panel discussion that looks at the world of family business through the eyes of the next generation.  Find out more and book here

Day Four – October 15, 2020

Keynote – How To Build Your Reputation As A Leader Of A Family Business (9.15 am)
Russell Dalgleish will provide a keynote for family business leaders on how to build a reputation as a leader of a family firm.  Find out more and book here

Family Business Insight – Arbikie Highland Estate (11.15 am)
Arbikie Highland Estate is a family owned working farm that is perched on the east coast of Angus, Scotland.  Here the crop is king and the family have recently developed their own distillery.  Join us for a personal insight into the journey of this family firm with one of the directors., Iain Stirling.  Find out more and book here

Masterclass – Boosting Productivity in Family Firms (2.15 pm)
The team at Be The Business will share their insights on how family firms can make a difference to their productivity levels.  Find out more and book here

Panel Session – The UK Family Business Agenda (4.00 pm)
Join us to explore the key issues facing UK businesses today as we reveal the results of the 2020 UK Family Business Survey.  Find out more and book here

Day Five – October 16, 2020

Next Generation – What Have We Learned This Year (9.45 am)
Join Jacqui Jackson, fifth generation family business member at Thomas Jardine & Co for some practical insights and learning for the next generation.  Find out more and book here

Family Business Insight – Hawkshead Relish (11.15 am)
Join us for another great British family business insight with Maria Whitehead MBE from Hawkshead Relish.  An award winning artisan producer of preserves in the historic village of Hawkshead in the heart of the English Lake District.  Find out more and book here

Masterclass – Family Business From An Academic Perspective (2.15 pm)
Join Josh Daspit to gain an understanding of family business from the perspective of an academic with particular focus on succession and the involvement of non-family members.  Find out more and book here

Day Six – October 19, 2020

Masterclass – Family Business From An Academic Perspective (9.15 am)
Join us for an insight from Stephen Bampfylde on building an outstanding leadership team comprising family and external talent.  Find out more and book here

Day Seven – October 20, 2020

 

Day Eight – October 21, 2020

 

Day Nine – October 22, 2020

 

Day Ten – October 23, 2020