The Challenge

To build a successful multi-generational family business or family office is to beat the odds; few businesses survive in family hands to the second generation and of these, under one-in-ten reach the third generation.

Any family business or family office faces unique issues, not least because the family itself may be a source both of strength and of additional complexity. How can your family avoid these pitfalls?

The Solution

The Family Business Forum is designed exclusively for family members with major family firms or family offices. At it, you will discover the solutions to your unresolved issues, by hearing from and working with business families from every continent.

What makes the Forum different is its emphasis on live family cases in table-sized groups. Firstly, you hear from a family about a real-life challenge they faced; next, in groups, you discuss what you might have done in their place; finally, you learn directly from the family about what they actually did.

World-class family business teachers, writers and consultants help facilitate discussions, draw broader lessons and contribute their own presentations.

The Family Business Forum
This intensive, dynamic and highly-enjoyable conference is led by top family business expert Peter Leach of Imperial College London. It is built around two in-depth, live cases during which two families agree to share their hard?earned experience in live family cases.

The final part of the day is devoted exclusively to a peer-to-peer advice workshop, which is the opportunity for you to seek advice on whatever questions are on your mind, by drawing upon the hard-earned experience of the other families, together with practical advice from the facilitator.

Maintaining Family-to-Family connections
After the Forum, families are encouraged to stay in contact to share experiences and so make their different family business journeys all the easier.

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Next Family Business Forum
The next Family Business Forum will take place on Tuesday, May 23, 2023 in the George V Hall, The Bloomsbury Hotel, London.
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End-of-Forum Reception
At the end of the day, participants are invited to an End-of-Forum Reception in the Coral Room.  It will include refreshments, drinks and canapés.

Case Studies

Helping all the
family members better understand
family business dynamics and potential initiatives to reinvigorate an emotional  connection with the family business

After attending the Forum,
decided to create family constitution
to help minimise future disagreements

Non-executive and next generation family members are
properly involved and represented
in key decisions

Discussions with other elders helped
him come up with a brand new "business ambassador" role, which was very successful
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