Future of Family Business in Times of Crisis

Webcast - 9 March 2023, 10:30 AM CET (90 MIN)

Family businesses are important. Forming more than 60% of all European companies, they are essential contribution to the economy. Family firms keep up the time-proof stability and enrich local communities, holding multiple work positions and offering job security.

This webcast will bring together experts and stakeholders to discuss the future course and importance of family businesses as well as how to overcome the times of crisis. We will be facing the influence of pandemic, high energy cost, inflation and what it means in the context of family businesses. Aiming to shed some light on where different sized family owned enterprises are headed and how will the future look like for them.

WELCOME
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Dr. Paul RÜBIG (TBC)

President of SME Connect

OPENING & CONCLUSION
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Kosma ZLOTOWSKI MEP

TRAN, PETI, DEPA Committees

DEBATE
Dr. Alberto GIMENO (TBC)

Associate Professor, Department of Strategy and General Management, ESADE Business School

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Michael JÄGER

Vice-President of German Taxpayers, Secretary General of Taxpayers Association of Europe

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Katarzyna GIERCZAK-GRUPINSKA

Founder and CEO at Fundacja Firmy Rodzinne; Early Warning Europe Mentor Academy, European Commission

Vincenzo BASSI (TBC)

President at FAFCE – European Federation of Catholic Family Association

MODERATION
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Dr. Horst HEITZ

Chair of the Steering Committee, SME Connect