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2014 FFI Global Conference

10/8/2014 to 10/11/2014

When: 10/8/2014 to 10/11/2014
Where: Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20001
United States
Dan Lilienthal

Phone: 617-482-3045 ext 27

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Online registration is closed.

The Family Firm Institute (FFI) is pleased to announce its 2014 Global Conference, entitled Family Enterprise:

This year the conference — which annually brings together contributions from prominent keynote speakers, professionals, educators, researchers, and family business owners from throughout the world — will address the problems of complexity, the power of constituencies, and the constellation of socio-cultural forces exerting themselves across the field of family enterprise.Complexities, Constituencies, and Constellations.

Session will focus on the following areas:

Complexity: Complexity is generally considered a hallmark of family enterprises. Complex systems imply multiple components, variables and interconnectedness, which typically cause changes to ripple throughout the system. In the intersection of family and business complex financial, familial, and organizational dynamics inevitably arise. Many believe they understand this complexity and how to prevent its complications. But this prompts the question of whether or not complications should or can be prevented. Is our understanding of complexity based on myth or research? Or conversely is complexity really a radical problem demanding a radical solution?

Constituencies: In the broadest sense, constituencies are groups or bodies that are involved in, patronize, support, represent or are served by an organization or institution. Family enterprise systems have constituencies both inside and outside their system. In consideration of our 2014 host city, Washington D.C., we will explore the many and often heterogeneous constituencies operating in the field of family enterprise and the range of issues that unify — and sometimes divide — those constituencies.

Constellations: Constellations are the connections among the discrete components of a system. Family enterprise is a global field of research and practice. Understanding the various configurations and interrelations — or constellations — of cultures, customs, country parameters, regional perspectives and values in which family enterprise researchers and practitioners are embedded is crucial to working successfully in the field of family enterprise. What can we learn from comparing and contrasting?



FFI Members receive discounts to attend the FFI global conference.

To take advantage of these discounts please sign in to your account online. If you need assistance signing in please contact Dan Lilienthal or call the office at 617.482.3045.

If you would like to become a member, please go here to join online or contact the FFI office.

Main Conference: FFI Washington, DC
Thursday, October 9, 2014 to Friday, October 10, 2014

FFI Member
$1900 USD
$2400 USD (includes one year of FFI membership)
FFI Student Member $950 USD
Non-Member Student$1,000 USD (includes one year of FFI membership)

(Student registration is not available online. To register at the student rate please contact Dan Lilienthal or call 617.482.3045 ext. 27.)

(FFI Organizational Members are eligible for discounted Conference Registration. To register as an Organizational Member, please contact Dan Frosh at or call 617.482.3045 ext. 24.)

Gala Dinner:

Friday, October 10, 2014

Conference Registrants $200 USD
Guests $225 USD

Research & Education Symposium
Saturday, October 11, 2014

Member and Non-Member $375 USD

Pre-conference Seminars

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

FFI Member Rate
Non-Member Rate

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