IFERA: Family Business Day This event, taking place on July 5, 2013, is a unique opportunity to get in contact with family business entrepreneurs from all over the world and to enter an intensive dialogue with leading academics in the field. Practitioners and academics in an intense dialogue: the last day of the conference is dedicated to business families from across the world. The Family Business Day is a one-day and unique event. Top-class family business entrepreneurs such as Tim Habbershon (USA), Karl-Erivan Haub (Germany), Martin Looser (Switzerland) and Tobias Solorza (Mexico) will share their experiences with regard to leading a family firm. Their input is complemented with reflexions from renowned academics. As we expect business families from all over the world, this event is held in English. A short overview about the program can be found in the table below. Program Overview Family Business Day Time Topic Speaker 08.30-08.45 Introduction Prof. Zellweger & Prof. Goel 08.45-09.45 Governance & Value Creation in an Entrepreneurial Family Tim Habbershon (Fidelity Investments, USA) 09.45-10.30 Long-term Value Creation at Tengelmann Karl-Erivan Haub (Tengelmann, GER) 10.30-11.00 Coffee break 11.00-11.45 Transgenerational Entrepreneurship Ana Urrea (Privax Group, COL) Parallel Running a Family Firm in Turbulent Environments Tobias Solorza (El Manantial, MEX) 11.45-12.30 Governance with a Complex Family Structure Martin Looser (Looser Holding, CH) Parallel Passing on Entrepreneurial Spirit across Generations: the Bekaert Academy Sophie Lammerant-Velge (Bekaert, BEL) 11.00-12.30 (parallel) Long-term Value Creation and Entrepreneurship at the Mulliez Family Antoine Mayaud (Association Familiale Mulliez, FRA) 12.30-14.00 Lunch 14.00-14.45 An Asian Family Business Story Irene Gan (Gan Family, MAL) 14.45-15.45 Developing Useful Knowledge - What Should Academics Focus on? Prof. Steier plus Panel (Tobias Solorza, Martin Looser, Matti Vanhanen, Joe Astrachan) 15.45-16.15 Coffee break 16.15-17.00 The Finnish Story Matti Vanhanen (Former Prime Minister of Finland) 17.00-17.15 Closing remarks Prof. Zellweger & Prof. Goel After 17.15 Closing reception (Apéro) The information brochure for this event can be found on the right-hand side of this webpage. To register please use the registration form that can be accessed on the right-hand side of this webpage. If you have any queries, please contact our secretary Selina Kaufmann directly. We are looking forward to welcoming you!