The Family Business Network (FBN) is a not-for-profit international network that is run by family businesses, for family businesses, with the aim of strengthening success over generations. FBN’s International Network was developed in 1989.Today with over 10,000 individual members from over 4,000 family businesses across 60 countries, FBN is continually increasing its ability to help family businesses grow, succeed and prosper through the exchange of best practices, new ideas and the peer-to-peer learning activities within its network.
Many time-honored families that have succeeded for generations are FBN members, including: Alessi, Chopard, Ermenegildo Zegna), Galeries LaFayette, Moet & Chandon, Puig Corporation, Salvatore Ferragamo, Swarovski, Villeroy & Boch, etc.
FBN, together with national associations, connects, supports and serves families in business for generations to come
To be “The” Global Family Business Network, promoting the success and sustainability of families in business worldwide.
What makes The Family Business Network unique:
Is a not for profit ad non-solicitation organization Includes family members across generations Shares best practice and knowledge within a worldwide network at global and local levels Fosters intimate exchange and inspirational peer to peer learning Promotes the case for family business towards a more sustainable future.
Programmes---Multi-generational Experience Learning
Conversation With Families
This quarterly event hosted by family business owners allows family members to share their experiences of operating their businesses are discusses in a confidential and informal setting conducive for open and candid information exchange.
The families include but not limited to: Chopard, Firmenich, Audemars Piguet, Ginox, Caran d‘Ache, Morand, Hermes, Bobst, Fonjallaz etc.
FBN offers a safe platform for all members to share and exchange knowledge, experiences and to actively contribute to the personal and professional growth of other members in the network. Regardless of generation or age, members meet as equal in social and peer programmes, across generations, where the different perspectives they bring enrich the learning experience for all.
COMPASS:COMPASS introduces members to the value and benefits from participating in a small circle of people from diverse backgrounds, expertise and generations. Such a circle of members share their experiences within strict protocol and under high level of confidence for members to discuss personal, family and business issues close to their hearts.
Through FBN, Next Generation members can access FBN I internships (for a period of one to six months) in another member family business management. This programme allows up and coming business leaders to build an international network, identify potential mentors from world-class business families while getting invaluable working experience.
Every year FBN organise a high-profile International Summit for business-owning families. This provides outstanding opportunities to learn from each other about family business cultures and best practices from around the world.
Questions that we deal with include:
Thomas Yu FBN China Chairman