|2017 FFI Global Conference|
The 2017 Conference Program Committee is pleased to present a wide-variety of educational sessions for this year in Chicago. These outstanding educational session represent points of view from around the world on cutting edge topics as well as new takes on classic themes from a multidisciplinary global approach to the field. Research and practice are combined in many of these presentations. Family enterprise members join forces with advisors and academics to continue FFI’s goal of advancing the field. A conference not to miss!
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE THEME: ELECTRIFYING!
Today’s “digital revolution” continues to transform the way we live and do business. The technological devices that we now consider essential and inevitable were once the things of dreams for innovators, tinkerers and futurists. And yet, these dream machines are powered by something so innovative it quite literally changed the world: electricity.
The 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago was the first competition to light the world as Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla vied to be the innovators who would illuminate and connect our global cities. It was an historical moment and the beginning of the electric revolution with a long and vibrant legacy that continues to be the foundation upon which we create, connect and innovate in the 21st century.
Family enterprise and electricity share many features. Both power industry, commerce and global GDP. Both provide foundations upon which creativity and innovation are built. Both can short circuit and leave live wires exposed. The comparisons are endless.
2017 Program Committee
Daphne McGuffin, co-chair, BDO SuccessCare Program
Catherine Rossbach, co-chair, SAGE Publications, Inc.
Warren Baker, The Family Business Fulcrum
Rania Labaki, EDHEC Business School
Mariana Martinez, Bethesda Family Therapy
Asher Noor, AlTouq Group
Elizabeth Zabludoff, FTI Consulting, Inc.