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How do you grow your business and strengthen your family relationships? Learn how from a unique resource: successful business families like yours
Grow your business by connecting with other family firms & family offices worldwide
Would you like to make your family business more successful by linking with other families on specific business opportunities; growing your core businesses by international links; cost-saving projects and ideas?
Learn face-to-face from other families? experiences: The Family Business Forum
Would you like the opportunity to meet, exchange ideas and learn from all over the globe?
The next Family Business Forum is May 18-20, 2011.
Member Area
The Family Business Alliance & Circle was created exclusively for families that own large family firms or family offices who have participated in our Family Business Forum, meetings and seminars.

It allows you to keep in contact, create peer-to-peer groups and share business opportunities.

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Avoid issues by learning from leading business families year-round, when you want: The Business Momentum Club
What if, year-round, you could access the solutions to whatever family business issues were on your mind, directly from the owners of leading business families?
Solve your family's problems and issues through training, coaching and consulting
Do you have a family issue you are unable to tackle on your own? Whatever your family business or personal challenge, there is an answer.
World-class facilitators and coaches
Dr. Ivan Lansberg
One of the world's leading teachers, writers and consultants on family business, he is particularly recognised for his work on family business succession.
Peter Leach
A leading advisor, teacher and writer, he advises family owners on creating governance structures, facilitating next generation participation & drafting family constitutions.
Prof. John L. Ward
Clinical Professor of Family Enterprises, Kellogg School of Management. One of world's leading teachers, writers & consultants on family business, incl. succession, governance & philanthropy.
Prof. Ludo Van der Heyden
First Holder of Wendel Chair for the Large Family Firm, INSEAD Business School. He is also Solvay Chaired Professor of Technological Innovation.
Alan Palmer
Alan runs the Interactifs programmes, including Handling Difficult Meetings Effectively. He has over 25 years experience in advertising, marketing & strategic management consultancy.
Gerry McNulty
Gerry is Loedstar?s communications & customer service expert. She has spent over 20 yrs speaking in public and also working with individual clients, corporate in-house teams & senior executives to improve the way they present and communicate.
Graham Eisner
As a business coach, Graham has a track record of helping entrepreneurs clarify their ideas and direction. He gets family business owners to focus mainly on their business challenges & also their personal development within the business context.
Susan Kaye
Susan Kaye, a qualified counsellor & group therapist, is the founder of The Challenge of Excellence. She has worked with FB members of all generations focusing on Family Visions and Values, working relationships, sibling partnerships and cousin consortiums.
 Next Event
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
 for Family Business Owners
Audio recording available for members
A 1-hr live call or audio with author and consultant Francesco Lombardo, on Transforming Entitlement into Leadership. Francesco will discuss the problem of entitlement faced by many wealthy business families and how family members can transform themselves from entitled individuals to contributing leaders.
December 8-10, 2014
 for family business & family office owners
The Address Downtown Dubai
What makes this Forum really special is its focus on live family cases; you will hear about genuine challenges faced recently by family businesses, discuss the cases in table-sized groups, then learn what the families actually did.

Speakers include world-class family business experts, Ivan Lansberg & Peter Leach and family owners, from the Middle East, Asia and N. America, willing to share their own experiences. (click on the photo to view the full programme.)

  Testimonials
The Loedstar Family Business Forum is a unique learning experience which all business families can benefit from.
Abdullah Adib AlZamil, Zamil Group, Saudi Arabia
The speakers are chosen from the most experienced and successful families who have their members speak of their own experiences in an open and frank manner.
Abdullah Adib AlZamil, Zamil Group, Saudi Arabia
The Forum treats both the rational and the emotional. We always learn from the ?mistakes? and successes of other participants.
Carmen Tous, Accord, Spain
At the Forum, Loedstar creates a private environment with a lot of subtlety; it is a perfect environment for interaction with other business families.
Carmen Tous, Accord, Spain
The speakers are all from well-established family businesses, some still owning the business and others who have sold.
Ms. Sara Bahamdan, Bahamdan Holding, Saudi Arabia
All of us having run family businesses think our problems are unique, yet when we meet together through Loedstar we find that our issues are much more in common and by dialoguing problems become opportunities.
Alan Hassenfeld, Hasbro Inc.
That.... is the valuable aspect .... you leave a Forum listening to lectures by academics, but equipped with a network and friendship of not just the theoreticians, but the practitioners of family business matters.
Fouad M. Makhzoumi, Chairman, Future Group, UAE
Loedstar?s events include a pragmatic approach to family business issues and a strong ability to help family members organise their thoughts and find solutions.
Carmen Tous, Family Owner, Accord, Spain
Loedstar?s events provide true insight by show-casing real-life experiences from different parts of the world.....it displays a unique understanding of family business issues and is effective at giving feedback.
Carmen Tous, Accord, Spain
 Future Events
May 19-21, 2015
 for family business & family office owners
The Dorchester, London
The fifteenth annual Family Business Forum will focus on major challenges faced by family owners, and includes sessions working in table-sized groups dedicated to live family case reviews. What makes the Forum unique is its combination of family owners sharing their own experiences, world-renowned experts as facilitators and interactive peer-to-peer discussion in small groups.
  Testimonials
I would recommend Loedstar to any business family interested in maintaining their legacy and values across the generations.
3rd gen. German family entrepreneur
Truly, my experiences whether they be in London or in Dubai, the people that I have met through Loedstar have been exceptional.
Alan Hassenfeld, Hasbro Inc.
Loedstar is truly on the cutting edge of bringing together family businesses and wonderful mentors from around the world.
Alan Hassenfeld, Hasbro Inc.
We have implemented a number of concrete changes thanks to what we have learned at Loedstar, such as establishing a family policy.
Anneli Delmas, Laurin Maritime
However the most unique aspect for a Family Member is the ability to interact with a plethora of other Families, which come from every corner of the world.
Fouad M. Makhzoumi, Chairman, Future Group, UAE
The Family Business Forums are a unique insight for Families at every stage in their evolution, from founding members all the way to some who we met which span over 8 generations.
Fouad M. Makhzoumi, Chairman, Future Group, UAE
Members of business families attending the events feel a sense of security in being among peers purely for the cause of learning. .....this sort of atmosphere is rather unique and quite refreshing.
Abdullah Adib AlZamil, Zamil Group, Saudi Arabia
The Forum addresses both business & personal issues impacting families.... and the strategies needed to sustain business into the future whilst preserving the integrity of Family's values and traditions.
Fouad M. Makhzoumi, Chairman, Future Group, UAE