Discovery Event

Discovery Event

Discovery Event

Dates in progress for 2018
IMD Campus, Lausanne
CLN members only
Candice Richardet-Briand
What can business, corporations learn from family businesses

Discover the complex and fascinating world of family business, including long term success, multiple generational challenges and decision making.

Family businesses are highly complex. They must continuously align the interests of the family with the ownership and objectives of the business. Family businesses are both strong and fragile at the same time, and typically have a very long-term and values-based approach, often playing a crucial role in local and global economies.

Do they achieve this because they are “more human”? What do they do differently and what is their main focus? How does working in (or for) one impact your decision making? What can you learn from the family business model? And did you know that globally, about 70% of businesses are family businesses…?

Target audience

All senior management level and above (including Board members), from both family businesses and non-family businesses alike.


Different roads to long term success and the benefits and challenges of working for a family business;

How to engage and motivate employees from multiple generations to understand each other and to work together successfully;

A real world transformation of a family business into a publicly listed company.



Professor Denise H. Kenyon-Rouvinez
The Wild Group Professor of Family Business, Family Office, Governance, IMD

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Professor Gilbert Achermann
Executive in Residence, IMD

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017, from 17:00 to Wednesday, December 6, 2017 16:00 (including dinner and networking lunch)


IMD Campus
Ch. de Bellerive 23
1001 Lausanne, Switzerland

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*The event is free of charge, by invitation only. Travel and accommodation are at participants’ own expense.

Contact Us

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Candice Richardet-Briand

Phone: +41 21 618 06 49

Email: [email protected]