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.

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 Importance of Family Firms to The Global Economy & Their Unique Challenges
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
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
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


Day Four – October 15, 2020


Day Five – October 16, 2020


Day Six – October 19, 2020


Day Seven – October 20, 2020


Day Eight – October 21, 2020


Day Nine – October 22, 2020


Day Ten – October 23, 2020