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EY Global Family Business Summit

Talent — Innovation — Growth
Redefining the formula for family business success


7–8 June 2017, Monaco

The EY Family Business Summit returned to Monaco to offer family business owners an exclusive platform to discuss the most pressing issues they face today and to be inspired by some of the most successful family business leaders in the world.

Taking place during the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2017 Forum, the Summit — aptly entitled “Talent — Innovation — Growth: redefining the formula for family business success” — was the place where entrepreneurs from multi-generational businesses and those building a legacy for their next generations came together, celebrated and regrouped to plan their future.

Looking forward to the next 10 years, family firms are going to face new realities that will challenge even their strongest of features. Their long-term perspective, family values and job stability soon will be challenged by emerging trends and economic paradigm shifts. It is crucial to start identifying what the new competitive advantages for family businesses will be in the future and to redefine what success will look like for the next generations.We believe that by exploring these three dimensions — innovation, growth and talent — from a family business perspective, we can help redefine what will make family businesses successful in the future and how they will balance their long-term approach with the shortening of business cycles.

The agenda

The EY Global Family Business Center of Excellence developed an agenda that included keynote sessions, panel discussions, private meetings and plenty of networking. We believe that our speakers, panelists and thought leaders from EY and beyond provide the knowledge and inspiration you need to fully unlock the growth potential of your family business.

Who will attend?

The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Family Business Award winners were in attendance, alongside other family business leaders and members from around the world. Next generation members also attended a specially tailored program.

Thank you to the more than 200 family business owners from around the world who joined us to expand their global network. Continue to be inspired as you discover how you can make sure that your business is one that succeeds for generations.

Register your interest here.



Wednesday sessions take place at the Monaco Yacht Club.
Thursday sessions take place at the Fairmont Hotel.

Wednesday sessions are by invitation only.

Speakers and panelists

Jørgen M. Clausen

Charles Kittredge
Chairman of the Board
Crane & Co.

Annie Koh
Prof. Annie Koh
Vice President, Office of Business Development and Academic Director, Business Families Institute
Singapore Management University, Singapore

William P. Lauder
Executive Chairman
The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.

Olivia Leland
Founder and Executive Director
Collaborative for Scaling Social Impact

Bernhard Lorentz
EY Government & Public Sector Leader – Germany Switzerland Austria
and Visiting Scholar at Stanford University’s Center for Philanthropy and Civil Society

Nick Oughtred
William Jackson Food Group

Andreas von Specht
Founding Partner
AvS — International Trusted Advisors

Ofra Strauss
Chairperson of the Board
Strauss Group


Justin Aldrich Rockefeller
Cofounder of The ImPact
Trustee, Rockefeller Brothers

Mohsen Sohi
Freudenberg Group

Guido Vanherpe
La Lorraine Bakery Group

Peter Englisch
EY Global Family Business Leader

Uschi Schreiber
EY Global Vice Chair – Markets and Chair, Global Accounts Committee