CampdenFB and Ernst & Young held its second European family business roundtable in March, with the meeting this time in Frankfurt. And, as to be expected, top of the agenda was the German family business model and its success.
Delegates came from a number of top German/Austrian family businesses, including the white goods manufacturer Miele, and the logistics groups Fiege and Gebrüder Weiss.
Other representatives came from Wendel in France and family businesses based in the UK and Spain.
The importance of good governance and coherent succession planning were among the top issues discussed at the morning meeting at family-owned hotel Villa Kennedy in Germany’s financial capital.