EFBNews #19

The 6th European Family Business Summit

The 6th European Family Business Summit took place from the 19th to the 20th of November in Madrid. Over 200 family business entrepreneurs from 20 European countries attended the event to discuss the sustainability challenge and the role of family business in this context. In the first keynote of

EFB elects its New Chairman

On the 19th of November, the prominent German entrepreneur Udo J. Vetter took over the presidency of EFB. The handover happened during the 6th EFB Summit in Madrid. Udo J. Vetter: “Many family businesses are world market leaders and want the EU to set the course so that we

New Commission President underlines importance of family businesses

On the 27th of November, in front of the European Parliament, on the occasion of the presentation of the new College of Commissioners and their programmes, the New Commission President, Ursula Von der Leyen, highlighted the importance of family businesses.    The President of the European Commission, Ursula von

Message from the Chairman

On the 19th of November, I was honoured to be elected as the new president of EFB. I recognise that as a community and as a continent, we will be facing important challenges in the coming years.  My message to President von der Leyen, and her team of Commissioners

SUFABU: First kick-off meeting in Prague

SUFABU is an EU funded Erasmus+ project that responds to the needs of European family businesses that currently face a task of intergenerational exchange. The project aims to create a flexible training system focused on the succession process in family businesses and, at the same time, to raise awareness

European Family Business Barometer 8th Edition

Our annual barometer, in collaboration KPMG Enterprise, shows Europe’s family businesses remain positive about the future at a time of rising economic and geopolitical uncertainties. Innovation, training and education, and diversification are key priorities as they adapt to a fast-changing world — while planning for succession is increasingly on families’

EU SPRING Project: Succession Planning and Regeneration in Family Businesses for New Growth through an innovative training programme

On the 7th and 8th October, EFB took part in the second coordination meeting for the Spring project. The aim of this project is to offer customised training, mentoring, support and guidance to family businesses, in the areas of smooth succession planning and implementation, business continuity, leadership and governance

SAVE THE DATE: 2021 EFB Summit in Helsinki

With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, EFB were forced to postpone their Helsinki Summit to 26th-27th May 2021. The highly anticipated event was due to feature several high-profile speakers from the European Institutions, Family Business Community and National politics. EFB would like to thank our Finnish partner, Perheyritystenliitto, for their