A Balancing Act: Family and Business Governance
November 20-21, 2014 — Coral Gables, FL

The Biltmore Hotel
1200 Anastasia Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134

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For many business-owning families, it’s a balancing act to manage the operations of the company and the dynamics of the family. Being thoughtful and attentive to the needs of both entities can reduce serious breakdowns that lead to disagreements and dissolution. The key is effective, adaptive and integrated governance structures, agreements, policies and practices. What structure do we have in place and is it sustainable over generations? How do we nurture inclusion and improve decision making? What, how and whom do we communicate and educate? What are the appropriate boundaries between the family and the business? Effective governance structures are foundational to keeping the family involved and knowledgeable while keeping the business operating smoothly.

Breakout sessions and keynote speakers will address both the family side and business side including; communication between the family and the business, decision making mechanisms, developing a board and compensation, transitioning leadership, shareholder education and engaging unengaged family members.

Featured Speakers

Eric Allyn, Co-Chairman, Board of Directors
— Welch Allyn Inc., 4th Generation Owner

Ernest Patterson, Director of Shareholder Relations — Brown Forman Company, Non-family Member

Joseph Perrino, CEO — Home Run Inn Pizza, 2nd Generation

Alexis Sabet Echavarria, New Business Platform Leader — Corona Group, 4th Generation



Register Today!
Registration for our forum in beautiful Coral Gables, FL is on a first-come, first-served basis.

To register online, click HERE, or use the printable form.
Fee: $950 Members / $1,550 Non-members

Book Your Hotel Room Now!
Accommodations at The Biltmore Hotel are limited. Book now to enjoy our special FBN rate of $269/night (plus $22/day resort fee). To make your reservation online, click HERE. On the hotel Web page, click on Meetings and choose Group Reservations. Enter reference code 4578 and authorization code 65066.

To book by phone, call (305) 445-1926 or toll free (877) 576-0793 and ask for the special group rate for Family Business Network – North America (FBN-NA) with reference code 4578.

To book via email, email Reservations@biltmorehotel.com and mention reference code 4578.

If you have questions about this program, please email Deb Cooper at dcooper@fbn-na.org.