8th EFB Summit – Berlin

On the 13 and 14 June 2022, European Family Businesses held its 8th Summit. This year it took place in Berlin and it was entitled “Europe’s quest: New ways to grow responsibly in turbulent times.” The summit brought together experts from the fields of policy, business and academia to discuss how sustainability and transparency, along with the twin transition toward […]

SPRING – Final dissemination event

Together with its friends from EDHEC Business School, EFB organized the final dissemination event of the SPRING EU-Project on the 3rd of December 2021. Under the event description “Lessons on succession and regeneration of family businesses in Europe for a sustainable growth”, the audience had the chance to participate in a virtual visit and a […]

SUFABU – Final dissemination conference online

For the final SUFABU event EFB managed to invite several high-level speakers and arranged thought provoking panels on “succession in family business” and “transfer of business”. Day one was kicked of by the “father” of the SUFABU project Mr. Jakub Škába who gave the audience a clear overview on the main idea and concept of […]

7th EFB Summit: European Family Businesses Week-2021

European Family Businesses Week-2021 For the first time, EFB’s annual Summit took place online.  Entitled the “European Family Business Week”, the Summit took place between the 25th-28th May 2021. Each day, EFB hosted a discussion, exploring a different topic area with top level policy makers, family business owners and academics to share their expertise with top […]

6ᵗʰ EFB Summit – Madrid

To see photos: Click here To see the full summit report: Click here Presentations Cristina Cruz, PhD. Professor, IE Business School Director, IE Center for Families in Business Socioemotional Wealth as a competitive advantage for families in business Rafael Sardá Corporate Sustainability in the 21st Century: increasing the resilience of social-cological systems 

5ᵗʰ EFB Summit – Brussels

On the 5th and 6th of November 2018, the 5th European Family Business Summit took place in Brussels; it was entitled “The New Europe: the Family Business Perspective”.Over 100 family business entrepreneurs from 18 countries came together to discuss the most pressing issues that Europe and European family businesses are facing, among them: sustainability, digital […]

4ᵗʰ EFB Summit – Amsterdam

On the 29th and 30th of May 2017, the 4th European Family Business Summit took place in Amsterdam. Around 140 family business leaders from 17 countries came together to discuss topical political and business issued faced by family-owned companies. To read Vice-President Katainen’s speech: Click here To see photos: Click here To see the full […]

3ʳᵈ EFB Summit – Lisbon

On the 18th of November, the 3rd European Family Business Summit took place in Lisbon. 140 family business leaders from 17 countries came together to discuss topical political and business issued faced by family-owned companies. To see photos: Click here To see videos: Click here To see the full summary of the event: Click here

2ⁿᵈ EFB Summit – Paris

Following the tragic events that unfolded on Friday night in Paris, it is with great regret that European Family Businesses has decided to cancel the 2nd Summit. The French President has declared a nationwide state of emergency until Thursday, and three days of national mourning. Consequently, hosting the event in the current climate is not […]

1ˢᵗ EFB Summit – Berlin

On 25th of November, Berlin was the setting for the first European Family Business Summit. Family business entrepreneurs from across the European Union came together to discuss salient political and business topics facing family businesses across Europe. To see photos: Click here To see videos: Click here To see the full summary of the event: […]