- About FFI
- Event Calendar
- Study Groups
- Join FFI
- Contact Us
- Online Store
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
Fabien Cousteau is an Aquanaut, Oceanographic Explorer, Environmental Advocate and Founder of Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center (OLC). As the first grandson of Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Fabien spent his early years aboard his famous grandfather’s ships, Calypso and Alcyone. He is well known for his study of sharks, he collaborated in a NatGeo TV special called, “Attack of the Mystery Shark,” and he produced the documentary, “Mind of a Demon,” that aired on CBS. In June 2014, Fabien embarked on Mission 31, the longest science expedition to take place at Aquarius, the world’s only underwater marine laboratory located in Florida. Fabien’s Mission 31 broke new ground in ocean exploration and honored the 50th anniversary of his grandfather’s original underwater living experiment (Conshelf Two) by going deeper, longer and further, while broadcasting each moment live. Currently he is working on multiple projects and dedicates much of his time to theOLC, his non-profit 501(c)(3) founded in 2016 to fulfill his dream of creating a vehicle to make a positive change in the world.