2–4 SEPTEMBER 2019
On the back of the 2018 Family Business Conference in Alice Springs dubbed the ‘best ever’ by our members, we are thrilled to let you know what we have in store for your conference program for 2019 at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne.
Our focus is 100% on supporting family businesses to thrive. This year, the speakers, workshops and masterclass program will centre on the idea of Future Proofing your Family Enterprise. Family Businesses are accustomed to looking strategically at longevity and inter-generational equity, as well as the impact on people and the planet. The program we have put together will challenge your thinking around the social and environmental issues in your decision making and strategy development.
This year will mark an exciting phase in our development as we open our doors to a wider audience with the “Family Business Conference – Asia Pacific”. To celebrate this milestone, you will hear from Keynote speakers from around the world including; twelfth generation family business, De Dietrich from Germany who have been operating for 340 years, and world renowned Technology Futurist, Shara Evans who will give you a glimpse into what an automated future looks like.
With one eye looking internationally, we have the other firmly focused on the domestic landscape. We are excited that we can bring you a high calibre of speakers including Mark Bouris from Yellow Brick Road, Frank Costa from the Costa Group, Brian White - Chairman of fifth generation family business Ray White Real Estate, leading family members representing Brown Family Wines (Brown Brothers), Ferguson Plarre and Haymes Paint.
There is enormous diversity in the people that attend conference. We appreciate that what is important to one person may not be important to another, so we have created a robust schedule with great choice that allows you to build your own conference experience. This includes parallel sessions on a number of family and business topics, and Lightning Keynote Sessions followed by your choice of two workshops.
Unlike other conferences, we understand just how important it is to create meaningful, fun experiences for family businesses to connect with other family businesses. That’s why we have included ample opportunity to socialise and network with your community during our social events. Back again this year is the Longest Lunch, NxG Longest Lunch, B2B Speed-Networking Breakfast, Women in Family Business Breakfast, and our Family Business Awards Dinner.
We would encourage you to explore further what is on offer and be inspired like we are!
We hope to see you in Melbourne for your conference.
WHAT DELEGATES SAY
"It’s the family stories told at the Family Business Conferences, delivered with passion and honesty, that are so compelling, and keep us coming back each year."
"Brilliant conference program. Outstanding events. Awesome people"