The core issues which challenge multigenerational family businesses remain consistent: Legacy planning and succession, maintaining operational excellence, staying relevant and competitive in chosen marketplaces and building successful governance structures which enable smooth and transparent relationships between the business and the family.
And while these issues never change, new challenges are emerging. In an age where social media and corporate ethics collide, reputation is easier to lose than ever. Technology and digitalisation are fast moving and must be approached with vigour. Corporate culture has become the most important factor in retaining top talent, a trend catalysed by the pandemic, and family firms must adopt sustainable ways of doing business should they want to remain competitive.
The Families in Business Forum will present both these sets of issues, the old and the new, in fresh ways by convening more than 100 of the region’s largest family businesses to present case studies and share best-in-class examples of how to maintain family-led culture and succeed in a changing world.
Join Campden Club in Paris for the 19th Families in Business Forum.