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 the SUFABU project.
This was followed by a outstanding presentation on “Succession in the family business: Potential pitfalls and how to overcome them” by Ms. Rania Labaki, Director of the EDHEC Family Business Centre and Associate Professor of Management at EDHEC Business School.
After her Presentation the audience had the chance to listen to a high-level Panel discussion on the topic. Beside of Ms. Labaki who took the moderator role the panel was completed by Ms. Simone Møkster (Family Business Expert, FBNorway, 2nd Generation owner of Simon Møkster Shipping) and Mr. Oliver Sargent, (Non-Executive Chairman, Applerigg).
Day two started with the next thought-provoking panel discussion on “Transfer of Business: EU Policy Perspective”. Moderated by Mr Movaghar (Senior Adviser at EFB), Ms. Lucyna Kaminska, (Policy officer, SME unit, Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission) and Mr. Hugo Bovesse, (Secretariat General of Transeo) were having a fruitful discussion and answered questions from the audience.
The day got completed by the Panel Discussion on “National Perspective on Family Business”.
Mr. Casado (Secretary General of EFB) had the pleasure to moderate a business meets academics panel with the participation of Ms. Hana Procházková, (Managing Director of FBN Czech Republic), Mr. Joseph Gerada, (Managing Director of Family Business Office Malta) and Ms. Daniela Montemerlo, (Professor of Strategic Management in Family Firms at Insubria University and Bocconi University).
EFB wants to thank all the project partners and participants for their engagement at this outstanding event on “succession in family business” and the positive feedback that has reached us.