Wednesday, October 26
Opening Plenary & Keynote: Juan Enríquez
Sponsored by US Trust Family Office
Juan Enríquez is the son of Mexican politician Antonio Enríquez Savignac. His mother was Marjorie Cabot Lewis of the Cabot family. Enríquez was the founding director of the Life Sciences Project at Harvard Business School, and a fellow at Harvard’s Center for International Affairs. His work has been published in Harvard Business Review, Foreign Policy, Science, and The New York Times. In his latest book, Enríquez says “We are the primary drivers of change. We will directly and indirectly determine what lives, what dies, where, and when. We are in a different phase of evolution; the future of life is now in our hands.”
Thursday, October 27
Keynote Panel: Risk of Nationalization: The relationship of high profile family-owned businesses and governments
Sponsored by Bilzin Sumberg and Clairmont Trust Company
Learn from a renowned panel of Latin-American families who will share their candid perspectives on adapting, evolving and transforming their enterprises in the face of market and governmental challenges.
Panelists: Ruben Diaz, Pellas Group (Nicaragua); Alberto Vollmer, Compañía Anónima Ron Santa Teres (Venezuela); third panelist to be announced.
Moderator: Ernesto Poza, FFI founder and Global Family Enterprise emeritus professor at Thunderbird School of Global Management
Friday, October 28
Closing Plenary & Keynote: Fabien Cousteau
Sponsored by FFI Board of Directors
Fabien Cousteau is the 3rd generation grandson of famed oceanographic, French aquatic filmmaker and explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau. Fabien launched his first solo expedition in 2002, filming for a National Geographic Explorer special entitled “Attacks of the Mystery Shark.” In 2014, Cousteau beat his grandfather’s record and spent 31 days underwater in Aquarius setting the record for the longest time underwater for a film crew. It was a tribute to his grandfather. His latest project, Mission 31, the only underwater marine habitat and lab in the world, will open in Miami.