- 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.