5th Family Business Forum

Creating legacy in times of turmoil - 11 April 2019- Ahenaeum Intecontinental

4/11/2019 1:00:00 PM



5th Family Business Forum
Creating legacy in times of turmoil
11 April 2019, Athenaeum Intecontinental Hotel, Athens

Family businesses are often surrounded by "myths" about their ability to innovate, their readiness to face digital transformation, their governance and the way they make decisions.

The importance of family businesses in the global economy could be enough to break the clichés: according to KPMG European Family Barometer 2017, 14 million family businesses create over 60 million jobs in Europe. And while it is easy to identify individual examples of conservatism, family conflicts and good governance in family businesses, a number of international surveys highlight the positive impact of family values ​​on the development of sustainable strategies and substantive initiatives by family businesses in research and development. It is worth mentioning that, according to KPMG European Family Barometer 2017, 70% of family businesses have formally established advisory boards, family councils in order to establish good corporate governance practices.

In its 5th event, KPMG's Family Business Forum, the only kind of forum for the Greek market, focuses on how family businesses can enhance the values ​​and features that make them unique, but also manage their reputation and their brand's history, to the general public.


For further information please contact Maria Kastrisiou (+30 210 6062254, familybusiness@kpmg.gr)

Key Issues

Key Issues

 - Why are corporate governance and official governance bodies today as ever needed in family businesses?
- How does family history and values ​​affect corporate branding and communication?
- What are the best practices of reputation management in family businesses?
- What is the role for women - especially in the NextGen level - in family businesses?
- What are the most successful examples of innovation and diversification of activities in the family business environment?
- What are the most prevalent trends in family business wealth management?



John A. Davis

  • Faculty Director, Family Enterprise Programs, MIT Sloan School of Management Founder and Chairman, Cambridge Family Enterprise Group

Andrea Calabro

  • Academic and Managing Director of the IPAG Family Business Institute (IFBI) and Professor of Family Business & Entrepreneurship at IPAG Business School, Nice, France

Hermut Kormann

  • Honorary Professor at Zepellin University and University of Leipzig

Matt Painter

  • Managing Director , Ipsos Corporate Reputation

Vassilis Antonas

  • Founder, Managing Director, Diploma Director,Impact

Dr. Georgios Konstantopoulos

  • President of SEVE - Greek Exporters’ Association

Tereza Venetsanou

  • Director of Training and Business Development, Impact


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Distinguished Sponsor

Distinguished Sponsor