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INSEAD Family Enterprise Summit - Reimagining Family Businesses for Wealth Regeneration

24 - 25 Jun '24

INSEAD Family Enterprise Summit - Reimagining Family Businesses for Wealth Regeneration

Fontainebleau
24 - 25 Jun '24

INSEAD Family Enterprise Summit - Reimagining Family Businesses for Wealth Regeneration

Fontainebleau

Overview

In a time of unprecedent change – with significant technological, climate, societal and geo-political shifts among others, the conventional view is that such tumultuous terrains are a challenge to be managed by incumbents. Yet, this era also presents extraordinary opportunity for next generation leaders to discover new innovation strategies, wealth regeneration pathways and effective governance architecture that foster resilience for long-term success and sustainability of the family business.

This Summit focused on the theme "Reimagining Family Businesses for Wealth Regeneration" will address how business families while preserving their values, legacy and social capital could go back to their entrepreneurial roots as skilled founders & builders of organisations to engage and leverage talents of new generations, in ways that lead to wealth regeneration. These include practices and pathways for current and next generations of family to act as (i) founders & owners – rejuvenating existing businesses as well as incubating new ventures and as (ii) investors – backing new ventures that drive commercial, social and environmental impact.

The Summit aims to stimulate novel thinking on these issues through an ecosystem approach, with opportunities for frank discussions and knowledge sharing among a diverse set of experienced next-generation families, first-generation founders, investors, professional executives and advisors. Together with the Summit Chair, Bala Vissa, INSEAD Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise, we invite members of family businesses to join us for an exclusive experience where we put together plenary sessions led by leading academic experts, fireside chat with distinguished family business practitioners, workshops to facilitate in-depth interactions and exchange.

Limited seats are allocated for third-party service providers to family enterprises who are invited by a member of a family business to ensure an atmosphere of trust and confidentiality applying Chatham house rule. 

May we encourage you to register as soon as possible to secure your seat and book your hotel accommodation early as demand is high during this period.

Agenda

The agenda is tentative and subject to changes. Be sure to check it regularly for updates.
Please note that the timings reflected below are based on CEST.

Day 1 - Monday, 24 June 2024

8:30 - 9:00

Registration and Welcome Coffee & Tea

Venue: Outside Amphi Maag, Off Camembert

9:00 - 9:15

Opening Remarks and Introduction

Venue: Amphi Maag, Off Camembert

Balagopal Vissa, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise at INSEAD and the André and Roslie Hoffmann Chaired Professor of Family Enterprise
Sonia Tatar, Executive Director, INSEAD Wendel International Centre for Family Enterprise and INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre

9:15 – 9:35

Keynote Address: How Families Can Leverage the Challenge Ahead (on Climate Action & Digital Disruption) To Do Good and Do Well

Guest speaker 

9:35 - 10:20

Academic Session: Deep Dive on External Challenges – Digital Disruption

Nathan Furr, Professor of Strategy at INSEAD

10:20 -10:45

Coffee Break & Networking

10:45 - 11:45

Academic Session: Deep Dive on External Challenges – Sustainability

Ludo Van der Heyden, Emeritus Professor of Technology and Operations Management and INSEAD Chaired Professor of Corporate Governance

Fireside chat with guest speaker:
Dominique Moorkens, Honorary Chairman of the board of Alcopa 

11:45 - 12:15

Fireside Chat: Fostering Resilience in Family Firms in the Era of Disruptions

Timothy Cosulich, CEO of Fratelli Cosulich Group

Moderated by Sonia Tatar, Executive Director, INSEAD Wendel International Centre for Family Enterprise and INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre

12:15 - 14:00

Networking Lunch at the Cercle

14:00 - 14:45

Academic Session: Corporate Venturing – Rewiring the Entrepreneurial DNA in A Family Business

Claudia Zeisberger, Senior Affiliate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise at INSEAD and Founder, Global Private Equity Initiative (GPEI) 
 
14:45 - 15:15

Fireside Chat: Lessons on Leading Innovation in Family Businesses

Séverine Mulliez, Supervisory Board Member of AFM (Association Familiale Mulliez) and entrepreneurial families coach on onboarding new generations, family governance and succession issues
Séverine Tapié-Mulliez, Former Secretary General of CREADEV, Board Member of METI (Mouvement des Entreprises de Taille Intermédiaire) and President of SMT Consulting

Moderated by Claudia Zeisberger, Senior Affiliate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise at INSEAD and Founder, Global Private Equity Initiative (GPEI) 

15:15 - 15:45

Coffee Break and Networking

15:45 - 16:30

Panel Discussion: Partnering with Private Capital to Enable Innovation

Andreas von Specht, Family Shareholder and Non-Executive Director of Berenberg Bank and Shareholder of Bergos Bank AG
Kinga Stanislawska, Founder of Experior VC and Founder of European Women in VC
Chinta Bhagat, Managing Partner at L Catterton Asia

Moderated by Vikas A. Aggarwal, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise at INSEAD and Academic Director, Global Private Equity Initiative (GPEI)

16:30 - 16:45

Wrap-Up and Closing Remarks

Balagopal Vissa, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise at INSEAD and the André and Roslie Hoffmann Chaired Professor of Family Enterprise

16:45 -18:30Group Photo and free time to refresh and change in preparation for group dinner
(Shuttle bus pick up available at 18:30 from Plessis Mornay Building)
19:00

Networking Cocktail & Dinner

Venue: Château de Bourron

22:00Departure from Dinner Venue
(Shuttle bus drop off at Plessis Mornay Building)

Day 2 - Tuesday, 25 June 2024

9:00 - 9:10

Reflections and Takeaways from Day 1 and Introduction to Day 2

Venue: Amphi Maag, Camembert

Sonia Tatar, Executive Director, INSEAD Wendel International Centre for Family Enterprise and INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre
Balagopal Vissa, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise at INSEAD and the André and Roslie Hoffmann Chaired Professor of Family Enterprise

9:10 - 10:00

Workshop on Family Businesses Innovating by Rediscovering the Founder Spirit

Facilitated by Joachim Vandaele, Founding Partner of Wright Partners; Lecturer and Entrepreneur-in-Residence at INSEAD; Board Member, Trusted Family

10:00 - 10:30

Academic Session on Effective Corporate Governance in Family Firms

Stanislav Shekshnia, Senior Affiliate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise at INSEAD

10:30 - 11:00

Networking Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:30

Academic Session on Designing the Blueprint on Family Governance

Christine Blondel, Lecturer in Family Business at INSEAD and advisor to family businesses

11:30 - 12:20

Workshop on Dualities of Governance in Family Firms: Governing the Business and the Family

Stanislav Shekshnia, Senior Affiliate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise at INSEAD
Christine Blondel, Lecturer in Family Business at INSEAD and advisor to family businesses

12:20 - 12:50

Fireside Chat on The Need To Reinvent Family Governance in Accordance With Business Governance

Jens von Wackerbarth (representing 6th gen in a German business family)

Moderated by Martin Roll, Distinguished Fellow, INSEAD Wendel International Centre for Family Enterprise Entrepreneur-in-Residence, INSEAD Centre for Entrepreneurship Business & Brand Strategist, Senior Advisor, Martin Roll Company

12:50 - 13:20

Closing Address by Dean of INSEAD

Francisco Veloso, Dean of INSEAD and Professor of Strategy

13:20 - 13:35

Summit Takeaways and Closing Remarks

Balagopal Vissa, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise at INSEAD and the André and Roslie Hoffmann Chaired Professor of Family Enterprise
Sonia Tatar, Executive Director, INSEAD Wendel International Centre for Family Enterprise and INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre

13:35 onwardsLunch Bags provided outside Amphi Maag
Departure from INSEAD

 

Speakers & Panellists

We are in the process of updating the speakers list. Do visit this page to get the latest updates on speakers.

Guest of Honour

Presiding Faculty and Host

Faculty and Lecturer

Guest Speakers and Panellists

Moderators & Facilitators

Fees

Please refer to the table below for the fee category which are inclusive of prevailing tax (VAT) according to the law and regulations applicable in France.
 

  • Current MBA students (promo code applies)
EUR 150
  • INSEAD Alumni: Member of National Alumni Association (NAA)
EUR 500
  • INSEAD Alumni: Non-Member of NAAs
EUR 550
  • Former participants from INSEAD family business programmes such as Family Enterprise Challenge (FAME/FEC), L’Entreprise Familiale: Forces et Défis (EFFD), Family Enterprises - Engaging Generations for the Long Term (FEEL) and Value Creation for Owners and Directors (VCOD)
EUR 600
  • Member of Family-Owned Business who is not an INSEAD alumni nor former participant from INSEAD family business programmes
  • Family Business Advisor (invited by member of family-owned business)
EUR 650

Cancellation policy

Please take note of the cancellation policy that will be applied for this event.

  • Full refund for cancellation request made by 23 May 2024
  • 50% refund for cancellation request made between 24 May to 7 June 2024
  • No refund for cancellation request made after 7 June 2024

Practical information

Getting to INSEAD

INSEAD Europe campus is just 65km south of Paris. The Fontainebleau/Avon train station is located 3km from INSEAD. You may refer to the campus map here.

Taxi reservations

Should you wish to make a taxi booking, please contact the ResaTaxiPro transfer company using their website (Tel: +33 6 78 78 17 81). Please note that facemasks are mandatory in the vehicle.

 

Dress code

The dress code is business casual for on-campus events.

 

Photos and videos

Please take note that we have engaged an official photographer who will take photos of the sessions during the course of the two-day Summit and group photo will be taken on Monday afternoon, 24 June.

Accomodation

There are several hotel options within the vicinity of the INSEAD Fontainebleau campus.

You like to refer to the hotel options listed here to secure your accommodation ahead of time as demand during this period is high.