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May 3 & 4, 2022
UniCredit Tower Hall
MILAN

WOBI on
Family Business

WOBI on Family Business will inspire founders, executives, shareholders and successors of family businesses in the search for solutions for growth, vision of the future and sustainable leadership. A real immersion focused on concepts, trends, case-studies and promoting a stimulating exchange of experiences among participants with the same challenges.

Tuesday, May 3rd

14:15 Welcome Coffee

14:45 The Strengths and Challenges of Family Businesses

  • The dynamics present at different stages in the evolution of a family business
  • How these dynamics can strengthen or weaken a family business
  • How to leverage the competitive advantages and inherent strengths of a business that is family-owned

16:30 Coffee Break

17:00 Turbulence and Transformation: A New Model for Family Enterprise Success in the 2020s

  • Today’s changing landscape for family enterprises
  • Transformation strategies for family enterprises to adapt and succeed in this turbulent era

18:30 Case Study

19:00 Networking Cocktail

Wednesday, May 4th

14:00 Welcome Coffee

14:30 Case Study

15:00 Preparing the Next Generation for the Future

  • Talent needs for family enterprises today
  • Strategies to develop the next generation for meaningful roles in the family enterprise
  • How to encourage the next generation to engage with the family enterprise

16:30 Coffee Break

16:45 How to Change a Family Business from the Inside

  • Managing tensions between “caretakers” of the family business who resist change and “change champions” who want to innovate and adapt the family business
  • How to advocate for change and persuade senior decision makers that change is needed in a family business
  • How to instill a culture of change in the family enterprise

18:15 End of Day 2

Professor John Davis is a globally recognised pioneer and authority on family enterprise, family wealth, and the family office. Since the 1970s, he has been a leading researcher, author, advisor, and speaker on family enterprise, and is the creator of many of the field’s most impactful conceptual frameworks. His current focus is on how several macro forces are shaping the world for family-owned enterprises in today’s new global disorder.

A renowned academic and shaper of the family enterprise field, Professor Davis leads the family enterprise programs at the MIT Sloan School of Management where he teaches strategies for family business and family office longevity. His accelerator programs offer families a week-long transformational experience to get into position for the future and plan for the trajectory of their family enterprise.

Trained in management, psychology, and economics, he advises multigenerational family enterprises in more than 70 countries. He is the founder and chairman of Cambridge Family Enterprise Group, a global advisory, education, and research organisation for family enterprises.

Professor Davis has also written significant works explaining family enterprise dynamics and success. With HBS Professor Renato Tagiuri, he co-created the Three-Circle Model of the Family Business System, the fundamental paradigm in the field. He also co-authored various books including Generation to Generation: Life Cycles of the Family Business, Next Generation Success, and Enduring Advantage.

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Professor John Davis is a globally recognised pioneer and authority on family enterprise, family wealth, and the family office. Since the 1970s, he has been a leading researcher, author, advisor, and speaker on family enterprise, and is the creator of many of the field’s most impactful conceptual frameworks. His current focus is on how several macro forces are shaping the world for family-owned enterprises in today’s new global disorder.

A renowned academic and shaper of the family enterprise field, Professor Davis leads the family enterprise programs at the MIT Sloan School of Management where he teaches strategies for family business and family office longevity. His accelerator programs offer families a week-long transformational experience to get into position for the future and plan for the trajectory of their family enterprise.

Trained in management, psychology, and economics, he advises multigenerational family enterprises in more than 70 countries. He is the founder and chairman of Cambridge Family Enterprise Group, a global advisory, education, and research organisation for family enterprises.

Professor Davis has also written significant works explaining family enterprise dynamics and success. With HBS Professor Renato Tagiuri, he co-created the Three-Circle Model of the Family Business System, the fundamental paradigm in the field. He also co-authored various books including Generation to Generation: Life Cycles of the Family Business, Next Generation Success, and Enduring Advantage.

Tuesday, May 3rd

14:15 Welcome Coffee

14:45 The Strengths and Challenges of Family Businesses

  • The dynamics present at different stages in the evolution of a family business
  • How these dynamics can strengthen or weaken a family business
  • How to leverage the competitive advantages and inherent strengths of a business that is family-owned

16:30 Coffee Break

17:00 Turbulence and Transformation: A New Model for Family Enterprise Success in the 2020s

  • Today’s changing landscape for family enterprises
  • Transformation strategies for family enterprises to adapt and succeed in this turbulent era

18:30 Case Study

19:00 Networking Cocktail

Wednesday, May 4th

14:00 Welcome Coffee

14:30 Case Study

15:00 Preparing the Next Generation for the Future

  • Talent needs for family enterprises today
  • Strategies to develop the next generation for meaningful roles in the family enterprise
  • How to encourage the next generation to engage with the family enterprise

16:30 Coffee Break

16:45 How to Change a Family Business from the Inside

  • Managing tensions between “caretakers” of the family business who resist change and “change champions” who want to innovate and adapt the family business
  • How to advocate for change and persuade senior decision makers that change is needed in a family business
  • How to instill a culture of change in the family enterprise

18:15 End of Day 2

Included with your registration

FULL ACCESS
Access to the event
INTERACTIVE Q&A
Opportunity to send questions and have them answered by John Davis during the session
CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE
Signed by John Davis and WOBI
ON-DEMAND RECORDINGS
Access the recordings of each session for 30 days
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Written overview of key learnings from each session
SIMULTANEOUS INTERPRETATION
Listen to content in English or with interpretation into Spanish, Italian and Portuguese
FULL ACCESS
Access to the event
INTERACTIVE Q&A
Opportunity to send questions and have them answered by John Davis during the session
CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE
Signed by John Davis and WOBI
ON-DEMAND RECORDINGS
Access the recordings of each session for 30 days
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Written overview of key learnings from each session
SIMULTANEOUS INTERPRETATION
Listen to content in English or with interpretation into Spanish, Italian and Portuguese

“In order to survive for several generations, family businesses need to be able to shift to new value-creating activities, leaving behind the ones that destroy them.”

JOHN DAVIS

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