Initiatives and platforms There are many useful platforms and initiatives in the context of family business. We are glad to provide the respective links. Overview Familienunternehmer News Familienunternehmer News aims to provide family firms with the latest news and interesting information from the field of family business. FBA The Family Business Association, an association of family firms in German-speaking part of Switzerland, offers a platform for various activities. FBN International The Family Business Network International is the world largest association of family firms. Its global activities are coordinated from the headquarter located in Lausanne. FBN Switzerland The Family Business Network Switzerland is the Swiss chapter of FBN International that coordinates the activities in Switzerland. FERC The Family Enterprise Research Conference (FERC), a well-known academic conference in the field of family business, takes place in North America every year. FFI Since 1986, the Family Firm Institute promotes the interests of family firms in both research and practice. Their website gives a great overview of their worldwide activities in this area. ifera The International Family Enterprise Research Academy (ifera) organizes every year a large international research conference on family firms. Stiftung Familienunternehmen The German Stiftung Familienunternehmen promotes the interests of medium- and large sized family companies in politics and economy. Swiss Family Business Swiss Family Business represents the interests of family firms in front of the authorities and the public. Tharawat Family Business Tharawat Family Business Forum is a membership association that promotes the sustainability, innovation and growth of family businesses across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). VPAG VPAG is the Swiss association of private limited companies.