All of our bespoke events are designed with family business needs at their heart.
Our programme of tailored events include our flagship family business conferences, regional family business awards, exclusive family business insight events, live ‘An Audience With…’ events, educational workshops, topical debates and many more.
Held in various formats, both online and face to face, these events are designed to add value to our family businesses and those that support the sector.
Whether you are celebrating alongside peers at one of our Awards ceremonies, listening to respected leaders at one of our conferences, hearing the unique story behind a family business at one of our insight events or tackling specific family business topics at one of our learning events, you will always be benefiting from the shared experiences, knowledge and support of your peers in business, as well as making valuable contacts within a safe environment.
A list of all our upcoming events can be found below, along with further details on each event and how to book.
African Family Business Research Conference
10 – 13 August 2021
This August, African Family Firms and the Nelson Mandela University Family Business Unit will be hosting the 2nd Annual African Family Business Research Conference.
This conference offers the opportunity for researchers in Africa to share (and showcase) their research and to contribute to the world of family business management and governance.
The theme – Gamade means ‘Striving for cooperation and sharing’ and links to the topics that will be covered at the conference, which include values, succession, innovation, career choice and role of parents, social responsibility, and sustainable reporting.
The four day event will hear from over 25 speakers, including Sue Howorth and Dave Clarkson of The Family Business Network who will be delivering the session, ‘Exploring the Cultural Differences within Family Businesses’ on 12th August.
Find out more about the event or register to view each session here:
The Family Business MidiCon – North West
Thursday 21 October 2021
The Auctioneer, Carlisle
The Family Business MidiCon – North West is the very first in our new series of tailored, regional family business conferences.
We have listened to your feedback and created a medium sized conference featuring all the best bits of our flagship annual Family Business Conference, but condensed into a shorter day. This event will take place at The Auctioneer, Carlisle starting at 10am and concluding at 3pm.
The Family Business MidiCon will feature a line up of engaging regional speakers, panel discussions on topical family business issues, storytelling and interactive networking sessions. Our line up so far includes John Stevenson – MP for Carlisle and Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Family Business, family business Story Decorating and David Jenkins of family business, Pioneer Foods.
The MidiCon offers a great opportunity for family business owners looking to learn from and network with like-minded individuals and the best family business leaders in the region.
Tickets include a light lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Tickets cost £55 +VAT or £44 +VAT for FamBiz Subscribers. We are also running an exclusive offer for family businesses who are not currently Subscribers to purchase a 12-month FamBiz Subscription plus one ticket to the event at the discounted rate, totalling just £99 +VAT (saving £11).
Ticket numbers will be limited due to guidelines on capacity restrictions.
Exploring the social impact of purpose-driven family businesses – RECORDING OF LIVE EVENT
RECORDING NOW AVAILABLE
Online event held live on 17 June 2021
Hear the recording of an online family business event by The Family Business Network in partnership with Investors in Community.
The event explores the concept of ‘Social Impact’ and how this is identified, measured, valued and demonstrated by family businesses and their teams. Discussions also consider how family values relate to business values and purpose.
Hear from keynote speakers Tom McGinness – Global Leader of Family Business at KPMG Private Enterprise, UK, Philip Webb – Founder and CEO of Investors in Community, and Ivan Baldwin – Marketing and Business Development at Bechtel Corporation. Listen to family business leaders, Phil Wild – CEO of James Cropper PLC and Rayner Davies sharing their stories and insight, and hear from a group of next gens are they share their vision and aspirations for the future.
Tickets can be purchased via https://www.trybooking.com/uk/events/landing/18540?bof=1 at a cost of £20+VAT. (£10 from each ticket will be donated to charity).
Links to the recorded sessions will be sent out by email after purchase.
An Audience with… family business event in partnership with Wakefield BID
The event will take place at Qubana in Wakefield and will include a two course lunch.
Sit down two course lunch
In Conversation with two Wakefield family businesses: David Masters – Group MD at OE Electrics & Berenice Northcott – MD at Access North (including live Q&A)
Close of event
Places will be limited in line with Covid-19 restrictions.
Tickets cost £25 inc VAT.
Global Family Business Learning Symposium 2021
2021 Date tbc
2020 saw us launch the inaugural Global Family Business Learning Symposium in November, lasting a whole 24 hour period!
2021 will see the second online global learning symposium event for family businesses to engage in peer to peer learning and knowledge transfer.
The symposium unites a community of family businesses from across the world to engage in peer to peer learning and provides an opportunity for sector specialists to transfer their own knowledge to new groups.
Through the Symposium, we share informative and educational content, encourage connectivity and positively challenge and enlighten the mindsets of families and those working within family businesses from across the globe.
To find out more about the event, visit the webpage here
North West Family Business Awards 2022
2022 Date tbc
The North West Family Business Awards are organised and run by The Family Business Network, and provide a fantastic opportunity for family businesses of all shapes and sizes to share and celebrate their success stories.
The inaugural North West Family Business Awards in 2020 took off in first class style, beneath the wings of the Concorde at Manchester Airport.
We are fully committed to celebrating the North West’s amazing family businesses in 2022 with #NWFBA2021, however are currently unable to give a date for our awards ceremony due to covid-19.
How we do this is still in the planning, as it is our intention to host a live Awards ceremony, rather than one online to protect the vibrant and special atmosphere of the NWFB Awards! With this in mind, we are holding off setting a definite date until things are a little clearer, all the while keeping the health and safety of our attendees and our team at the front of our minds.
In the meantime, we would invite you to make an expression of interest so that when the time comes, you will be best placed to get that application form in and begin your #NWFBA2021 journey.
To register your interest, or find out more, please visit the website here
Yorkshire & Humberside Family Business Awards 2022
2022 Date tbc
The Yorkshire & Humberside Family Business Awards are organised and run by The Family Business Network, and provide a fantastic opportunity for family businesses of all shapes and sizes, within Yorkshire & Humberside to share and celebrate their success stories.
The inaugural Yorkshire & Humberside Family Business Awards will take place in 2022 – date and venue to be announced in due course.
In the meantime, we would invite you to make an expression of interest so that when the time comes, you will be best placed to get that application form in and begin your #YHFBA2021 journey.
To register your interest, or find out more, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://www.facebook.com/YHfambizawards
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