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FINAL-FBW-LOGO.gifOpportunities for Family Businesses in Tough Times: A Series of Global Panel Discussions and Networking




Host: Institute for Family Business (UK)

Topic: Themes and key findings in the report from the Economist Intelligence Unit: "Family Business: In Safe Hands?". Panelists: Grant Gordon (Director General, Institute for Family Business), Roshanak Dwyer (Advisor to the Board of Directors, Butane Group), Sarah Courtney (Vice President, Barclays Wealth), and Ken McCracken (Founding Director and consultant, Family Business Solutions).

A recording of this panel discussion is available at May 12, 2009 Teleconference.


Host: Chinese University of Hong Kong


Topic: Threats and opportunities to family business in Hong Kong and China
Panelists: Kevin Au (Professor and Associate Director, Chinese University of Hong Kong Center for Entrepreurship), Lu Yuan (Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong), Roger King (Non-executive Director, Orient Overseas International Ltd).
A recording of this panel discussion is available at May 26, 2009 Teleconference.


Host: Family Business Alliance (on-site at their annual meeting in Chicago)

Topic: Advice you can trust: Drawing upon the collective wisdom of peer networks and boards
Panelists: Dann Van Der Vliet (Director, Vermont Family Business Initiative ), David Juday (Chairman, Ideal Industries, Inc. ), David Spitulnik (Director, Strategic Services, Blackman Kallick ), John Wall (President, Wall Goldfinger ), Greg Bourgea (Managing Partner, Gallagher, Flynn & Co. )

A recording of this panel discussion is available at June 12, 2009 Teleconference.


Host: Canadian Association of Family Enterprise

Topic: Innovation: How family businesses can be well positioned to be innovative in building and managing their business during a difficult economy.Panelists: Lawrence Barns (Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Association of Family Enterprise), Cheryl Stein (Stein Coaching and Consulting), Toni Newman (The Innovation Advantage), Christoper Weston (Cube Global Storage).

A recording of this panel discussion is available at June 23, 2009 Teleconference.