Initiatives and platforms There are many useful initiatives and platforms in the context of family firms. We are glad to provide the respective links here. Overview Familienunternehmer News The aim of the NEWS-Team is to offer the latest interesting news about family firms for family firms. FBA The Family Business Association in German-speaking Switzerland is the association of family firms in that region. It offers a platform for numerous activities. FBN International The Family Business Network International, located in Lausanne, coordinates the global activities of this largest association of family firms worldwide. FBN Switzerland The Family Business Network Switzerland coordinates the activities of ist Swiss association of family firms. FERC The Family Enterprise Research Conference (FERC) is a well-known academic conference on family firms. It takes place in North America every year. FFI The Family Firm Institute campaigns for family firms' interests in research and practice since 1986. Their website gives a great overview of varous worldwide activities in that area. IFERA The International Family Enterprise Research Academy (Ifera) organizes a large international research conference on family firms every year. Stiftung Familienunternehmen The Stiftung Familienunternehmen in Germany promotes the interests of medium and large sized family firms in politics and economy. Swiss Family Business Swiss Family Business represents the concerns of family firms towards policy makers, authorities and public. Tharawat Family Business Tharawat Family Business Forum is a membership association that empowers 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.