This conference is for family companies and enterprises of all sizes and ages.
How family members and shareholders can thrive, either in or outside the business.
Transitions East 2018 will address:
  • 'Whole System' Family Governance
  • Succession Planning:What Works and What Doesn’t
  • Women’s Changing Roles in the Family Business
  • Why I Joined/Didn’t Join/Left the Family Business
  • Healthy Conflict:How Family Disagreements Can Go Right
  • Five Ways to Make Yourself a Better Family Business Employee
  • Sleep Better! A workshop on what keeps family business shareholders awake at night
Special Bonus: To extend and enhance conference learning, all attendees will receive a free one year's subscription to Family Business Magazine (or a one-year extension to their current subscription). Subscription includes access to Family Business' online archive of more than 800 articles.
We continually strive to enhance your conference experience:
  • Smaller group sessions to facilitate discussion.
  • Topic-based expert briefings to allow you and your family members to drill down more deeply into areas of specific interest or need.
  • Some families bring family members who do not attend the conference itself. We've created the opportunity for these families to schedule a working family meeting prior to and after the conference, with a professional facilitator. (Limited space available, please contact Justine Wood at 703-850-5497 for details). Please note: our hotel room block allows families to book rooms before and after the conference, at our group rate, to extend the duration and value of your visit.
  • Family Business Basics--a pre-conference session focused on key family business terms and ideas, and on how to get the most out of the conference itself.
Transitions features:
  • Speakers from family companies: Our focus is on speakers from family enterprises, sharing real-life problems and solutions.
  • Intimate, open environment: Limited attendance, and a private "safe harbor" environment in which to openly share challenges and opportunities with other families.
  • Collaborative discussions: Opportunities to work through family issues via guided discussions.
  • No-Sell environment: Conference sponsors understand and commit to participating as thought leaders and experts, and are restricted from actively selling their products and services.
  • Special content and sessions for next-generation and married-in family members
  • Networking with families like yours: Hosted networking, opening reception, meals, breaks and workshops are all designed to allow you to meet many family enterprise attendees.
  • Family focus: Brought to you by family-owned Family Business Magazine. We use family-owned or family-controlled hotels, transportation services, restaurants and service providers whenever possible. We believe in, and invest in, America's family businesses.
  • Hosted family meetings: For attending families who want to meet before and after the conference, professionally facilitated. Limited availability.
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