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2017 FFI Global Conference

Family Enterprise: Electrifying

10/25/2017 to 10/28/2017
When: October 25-28, 2017
Where: Hilton Chicago
720 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL  60605
United States
Contact: Family Firm Institute

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2017 Conference Presenters

2017 Conference Schedule

2017 Conference Sessions

Registration Fees

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 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
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 to Friday, October 27, 2017

   Full Conference Day Rate (Thursday or Friday)
 FFI Member (7/1/17 to 10/22/17)
$2,200 USD
 $1,600 USD
 Non-Member (7/1/17 to 10/22/17)
$2,700 USD includes 1 year FFI Membership
 $1,600 USD
 FFI Student Member $1,000 USD  $550 USD
 Non-Member Student $1,100 USD includes 1 year FFI Membership  $650 USD

(Student registration is not available online. To register at the student rate please contact the FFI office to register or call 617.482.3045).

(Organizational and Association Members of FFI are entitled to an additional 15% off their conference registration. If you are an Organizational or Association Member, please contact the FFI office to register.)

Gala Dinner

Friday, October 27, 2017

 Conference Registrants $225 USD
 Guest $250 USD 


Pre-Conference Sessions:

Wednesday, October 25, 2017


GEN 503: Tools for Positive Change in Family Business Systems:
 Analysis and Application
$1,500 USD 
GEN 504: Meaning and Purpose: Philanthropy and the Family Enterprise




Post-Conference Sessions:

Saturday, October 28, 2017


Research & Education Symposium   $400 USD



2017 Chicago Program Committee: 
  • Daphne McGuffinco-chair, BDO SuccessCare Program
  • Catherine Rossbachco-chair, SAGE Publications, Inc. 
  • Warren Baker, The Family Business Fulcrum
  • Rania Labaki, EDHEC Business School
  • Maria Martinez, Bethesda Family Therapy 
  • Asher Noor, AITouq Group
  • Elizabeth Zabludoff, FTI Consulting, Inc. 

Cancellation Policy: 

All cancellations must be in writing. If you are unable to attend, a substitution may be made at any time. Registrations cancelled before September 1, 2017 will be refunded in full, less a $100 USD administrative fee. Registrations cancelled between September 1, 2017 and September 15, 2017 will receive a 25% credit towards another FFI conference within a year’s period. No refunds or credits can be issued for cancellations after September 15, 2017. No shows are subject to the full fee.For non-member registrations that include a one-year membership, only the conference registration portion is subject to a refund. No refunds can be issued for cancellations to the Gala Dinner; however, substitutions can be made at any time.


Post-Conference Sessions:

Saturday, October 29, 2016

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