European Family
Business Week
Family Businesses: Resilient in Recovery 25th May - 28th May 2021 More info

For the first time in digital format.
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Speakers

Valdis Dombrovskis
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Valdis Dombrovskis

Executive Vice-President - European Commission

Kerstin Jorna
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Kerstin Jorna

Director General DG GROW, European Commission

Philippe Lamberts MEP
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Philippe Lamberts MEP

Co-President of Greens/European Free Alliance.

Tom McGinness
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Tom McGinness

Global Chair of Family Business - KPMG

Andrew Keyt
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Andrew Keyt

Keyt Consulting - President and Founder

Franz Haniel
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Franz Haniel

Franz Haniel - Cie. GmbH

Rania Labaki
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Rania Labaki

Associate Professor - EDHEC Family Business Centre

Peter Jenner
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Peter Jenner

Managing Director - William Battle Limited

Udo J. Vetter
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Udo J. Vetter

President - European Family Businesses

John Learmonth
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John Learmonth

Managing Director - Deanbridge International

Heinrich Liechtenstein
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Heinrich Liechtenstein

Professor of Financial Management, IESE Business School

Salvatore Tomaselli
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Salvatore Tomaselli

Professor of Business Administration - Università di Palermo

Jesús Casado
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Jesús Casado

Secretary General European Family Businesses

Alessandra Stabilini
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Alessandra Stabilini

Board Member of ecoDa

Olivier Hamoir
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Olivier Hamoir

Advisor to Family-Owned Companies

Philippe Haspeslagh
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Philippe Haspeslagh

Chairman of Ardo, Professor at the Vlerick Business School

Panikkos Poutziouris
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Panikkos Poutziouris

Rector & Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Business at UCLan

Paul Scheffer
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Paul Scheffer

Professor of European Studies University of Tilburg

Steen Thomsen
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Steen Thomsen

Professor in Corporate Governance - Copenhagen Business School

PROGRAMME

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After the welcome remarks from Udo J. Vetter, President of EFB, Valdis Dombrovskis, Executive Vice-President of the European Commission, will be interviewed by Jesús Casado, Secretary General of EFB. The session will finish with Q&A from the audience.

45min

  • Andrew Keyt, Executive Director of the Family Business Centre at Loyola University Chicago's Quinlan School of Business.
In a world that celebrates the dot com millionaire, and businesses that are created just to sell, it is more important than ever to understand the lasting legacies that family businesses have had as the foundation of our communities and the world economy. Family capital is still the primary funding source for entrepreneurship and family businesses, still create the bulk of new jobs in our economy. This session will explore the lasting legacies that families leave on their communities and how the long-term approach of family ownership impacts the cultural, economic, and social lives or our communities.  

45min

  • Tom McGinness, Global Leader of Family Business for KPMG Private Enterprise.
Presentation on the results of the STEP/KPMG European Family Business Report : Covid-19 edition. The overall theme of this work shows how the unique characteristics of family businesses prepared them to make a comeback from Covid-19 and begin leading the economic recovery.

45min

  • Salvatore Tomaselli, Ph.D., Professor of Business Administration, Università di Palermo
  • Rania Labaki, Director of the EDHEC Family Business Centre, Associate Professor of Management at EDHEC Business School
  • Peter Jenner, Managing Director, William Battle Limited
  • Moderated by Panikkos Poutziouris, Professor in Entrepreneurship & Family Business and Rector of UCLan Cyprus.
Leaders and owners of family business face the greatest challenge in a generation, to secure the legacy of business in a post pandemic world. The next generation is currently facing a defining moment in history, at the verge of multiple transitions, whether economic, environmental or social. As future leaders of family businesses, they will have to bear the weight of past decisions made by their families as well as by governments in the countries in which they operate. These governments have actually mainly fought the pandemic as a health and economic war with borrowed money. As these different “loans” will be passed down the generations, preparing the next generation for recovery and sustainable regeneration and growth becomes of utmost importance. A panel of family business experts and coordinators of the SPRING – European Program will share their experience and knowledge to chart a course supporting family businesses in this endeavour, therefore securing the future of our families, the workforce, and the local communities.

45min

  • Franz Haniel, family shareholder and former Supervisory Board Chairman of Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH, current Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Heraeus Group.
  • John Learmonth, Managing Director of Deanbridge International, Publisher of The European Family Investment Company Report.
  • Heinrich Liechtenstein, Professor of Financial Management at IESE Business School.
Through original research and an interview with an 8th generation family shareholder of Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH, a multi-generational family business, we will examine the practice behind the theory. Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH is a German family-owned company headquartered in Duisburg, Germany, managing a portfolio of independent businesses. Haniel, founded in 1756, has more than 700 family shareholders.

45min

  • Philippe Lamberts MEP, Co-President of Greens/European Free Alliance.
  • Udo J. Vetter, EFB President and Chairman of the Board of Vetter Pharma.
  • Kerstin Jorna, Director General of DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs.
  • Moderated by Jesús Casado, EFB Secretary General.
With the publication of the Green Deal, Europe has set itself an extraordinary challenge: become climate neutral by 2050. Coupled with the economic fallout of COVID-19, European businesses are going to facing extreme challenges in the coming years to meet their societal responsibilities. In this session, we will discuss what policy responses are planned in the coming years, what business support measures are needed, and what companies are already doing to become climate neutral.

45min

  • Dr Steen Thomsen, Professor in Corporate Governance at Copenhagen Business School
  • Alessandra Stabilini, Board Member of ecoDa and Vice-Chair of Nedcommunity
  • Philippe Haspeslagh, Chairman of Ardo, Professor and Honorary Dean of the Vlerick Business School
  • Moderated by Olivier Hamoir, advisor to family-owned companies
With the publication of the EU’s new Sustainable Corporate Governance initiative, the importance of sustainability and long-term thinking has been brought into sharp focus. Policymakers in Brussels argue that short-termism is endemic within companies and that regulatory measures are urgently needed to combat this occurrence. Many argue that legislation is needed to force companies to focus on long-term sustainable value creation rather than short-term benefits. In this session, we will hear from three leading experts in the field, who will reveal how Corporate Governance is formulated in a company and whether it is the silver bullet to encourage long-termism.

45 min

  • Paul Scheffer, Professor of European Studies, Tilburg University
On the surface Europe seems to move from crisis to crisis without moving towards a stronger continent. Paul Scheffer will give us an insight below this surface. He takes us through some of the underlying phenomena that over decades and even centuries have created a European continent that is strong and vital. He is convinced that we don’t cherish these phenomena enough in these times of short-termism, populism and surviving crises.  

Sponsors

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KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We operate in 152 countries and have 189,000 people working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”), a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such.

 

KPMG has created an internal global hub dedicated to family businesses. The team works alongside KPMG’s network of member firms to share best practices, create thought leaderships on family businesses, and implement creative and practical solutions for these companies.

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