Sustainable succession: How to prepare your family, your business and your portfolio for the transfer to the Next Generation, and future-proof the entire system for the long-term along the way.

Facilitated by Prof. Dr. Marc-Michael H. Bergfeld, Courage Partners

The Family Business Masterclass will highlight how families and their businesses can sustain in time - before, during and after the actual succession process.


Based on his cutting-edge research and expertise in advising, Prof. Dr. Marc-Michael Bergfeld leads this Masterclass considering how “Sustainable Succession” can be prepared in the various areas of the business family system: Sustainable family relationships between generations, sustainable business strategies and portfolios, and a balanced succession process that focuses on a “future-proof system for the Next Generation”, rather than merely continuing the past.

Venue: Grand Hyatt Melbourne
Date: 2nd September 2019
Time: 9.00am - 12.15pm 

Key takeaways:

  • Understanding the business family as an overall system

  • How family and businesses can sustain before, during and after succession, and the role of “the energy lifecycle” between generations

  • Sustainable trans-generational relationships – roles and responsibilities before, during and after the succession process

  • Sustainable strategies and portfolios – resources and capabilities that matter in the future

  • Future-proofing the family business for the Next Generation – preparations of the Senior Generation to hand over a stable and future-proof business platform instead of a “entrepreneurial juggling game”.

  • Real life best-in-class examples from multi-generational family businesses around the globe will provide a platform for thought-provoking discussion and debate amongst the family members in the room. Participants will leave inspired and informed to prepare, implement and maintain a “sustainable and future-proof” business family system.