Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Family Business Network International Summit comes to Chicago

The 21st Family Business Network International Summit will be held in Chicago on October 1-2, 2010. This year's theme is "Innovation: Keeping the Family Business Vibrant for Generations." Keynote speakers include Chris Galvin, former Chairman and CEO of Motorola; Admiral William Owens, former Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, and current Chairman and CEO, AEA Holdings Asia; and John Elkann, Chairman of FIAT and EXOR (Agnelli Family).

"This year's summit investigates the role of innovation through an array of exceptional speakers who will include Moira Forbes, publisher of ForbesWoman, Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger, Chairman of Champagne Taittinger, Boja Pascual Gomez-Cuetera, Grupo Leche Pascual board member and Fisk Johnson, Chairman and CEO of SC Johnson," adds Andrew Keyt, director of the American Chapter of FBN and Executive Director of the Loyola University Chicago Family Business Center.

The sponsor of the summit, The Family Business Network, is a nonprofit leading international family business organization which gathers family business owners from all over the world.
More than 500 CEOs, owners and family owners of the world's most powerful global families from 40 countries will discuss how they combine their deep-rooted traditions with a higher level of risk taking to continually innovate. Participation is limited to members of family businesses, CEOs of family owned businesses or by special invitation from FBN International or its chapters.

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