You only have four short weeks until the closing date for nominations for this year’s coveted European Families in Business Awards.
Names of impressive family leaders and businesses have flooded in since we called for nominations after New Year’s Day, but our panel of distinguished family business principals and experts want as many candidates to consider as possible before the deadline of 23 February.
A superb line-up of more than 30 heads and next-generation members of significant business-owning families are confirmed to speak at the 15th European Families in Business Conference, in Madrid, on 12-13 June.
Attendees of the conference will be invited to participate, together with their partners and children, in the European Families in Business Awards, a gala evening to celebrate excellence in family business. Guests will enjoy a welcome reception on arrival before enjoying a three-course dinner and the award ceremony.
But before the big night, we need to know who you think deserves to win:
A panel of international family business experts will shortlist five exceptional finalists within each category, to be announced weeks before the winners are revealed on the evening of 12 June.
CampdenFB is proud to welcome Societe Generale Private Banking as our principle conference and awards sponsor for the seventh consecutive year.
“This is a major event that gives family offices leaders and wealthy investors the opportunity to meet, address key industry issues and share ideas on best practices,” Jean-François Mazaud (pictured above), head of the wealth management arm of Societe Generale, said.
“It is also a chance to build and reinforce their network. The theme of this year’s conference, focusing on business sustainability across generations, is at the heart of the long-term issue family offices are facing.”
Mazaud said family businesses have always been an important part of the economy, today representing more than 60% of European companies and playing an active role in growth and employment.
“We see great enthusiasm amongst these family business owners, driven by a shared long-term vision and a positive outlook for Europe. This dynamism and confidence in the face of current challenges in Europe is a key driver for the economy.”
Asked what are the qualities leaders and firms need to succeed in family business, Mazaud said: “A strong vision, but also the ability to integrate their business model to a fast changing world is an essential quality for a leader.
“To succeed, they must work around the duality of consistency and strategic shift brought by major trends such as digitalisation for example. In the current economic environment, I believe the strongest quality for leaders and firms is the ability to keep their DNA and authenticity while continuously innovating and adapting to stay relevant.”
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