Families in Business Conference

Family Values. Business Value.

The 2020 Families in Business Conference will bring together students, owners from a diverse range of businesses, and the collective wisdom of leading academics and practitioners. The 6th annual conference is scheduled for October 29 & 30 in Ithaca. As we continue to monitor Cornell’s guidelines for in-person events this fall, there is the possibility that the conference format will require adjustment to account for social distancing and personal safety. We anticipate a significant portion of this conference to include a virtual delivery which we will announce in the coming weeks. As always, the conference is open to all, and offers unparalleled networking and learning opportunities through workshops, panel discussions and featured family business stories. We have an exciting line-up and look forward to another great year of unparalleled networking and invaluable learning opportunities.

If you are interested in supporting the conference, either by volunteering for a panel, having a table at the Taste of Family Business reception or sponsoring, please contact Erin Kelly at eak58@cornell.edu.

What previous attendees have said

“The Cornell Families in Business conference is a great opportunity to connect with other family businesses to share stories, network, learn from one another and have fun. Family businesses face a unique set of challenges and the Families in Business across Cornell conference was a great opportunity to openly discuss these challenges, share strategies and learn from other great family businesses.”

“This was a fantastic inaugural family business event, bringing together prominent and aspiring family businessmen and businesswomen to address common legacy issues which affect all family businesses across industries.”

“The Families in Business Conference was tremendous in the diversity of attendees and topics. It helped highlight the incredibly important role family businesses have and will play in the global economy.“

Exhilarating – a complete success.”

“Great event to build networks, share ideas and learn. Well worth my time and exceeded my expectations!”

“The event was wonderful for collectively engaging the challenges, and opportunities, inherent in family business.”

“The execution and caliber of the conference were both first-rate.”

“It was excellent – a great opportunity to hear the stories of other family businesses rooted in Cornell.”

“A great start to a long-overdue initiative – thank goodness for the Smiths.”

“…a world-class family business event for learning and exchange.”

“One of the most organized and polished events of this size that I have ever attended.”

“The conference was yet again wonderful! There is so much our family can learn from being a part of this event. We will be permanent attendees.”

Additional information:

Email: Daniel.VDV@Cornell.edu


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