The Family Firm Institute Adds Compelling Keynote Speakers to Global Conference Lineup

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The Family Firm Institute (FFI) announces keynote speakers for October 25-28 annual global conference in Chicago

Family Firm Institute

The Family Firm Institute (FFI), the pre-eminent professional association for advisors, consultants, educators and researchers for multi-generational family-owned enterprises worldwide, will hold its annual global conference at the Hilton Chicago from Wednesday, October 25 through Saturday, October 28, 2017.

Nearly 400 people will be in attendance to continue their professional education in the family enterprise field. More than thirty educational sessions will be led by professional experts and academic researchers. The conference concludes with a Gala Awards dinner on Friday evening at the Art Institute of Chicago, followed by a Research & Education Symposium on Saturday.

The peer learning sessions are enhanced with the following outstanding keynotes:

Craig Aronoff: Research & Education Symposium Keynote
Speaking on “Research, Education, and the Real World,” past president of FFI and recipient of the FFI Richard Beckhard Practice Award, Craig Aronoff is co-founder and principal of The Family Business Consulting Group, Inc. An FFI Fellow, he is a leading consultant, speaker, writer and educator in the family business field.

Paul Carbone: Fellows and GEN Alumni Luncheon Keynote
A conversational interview with Paul Carbone on direct investing in and by family enterprises will be conducted by Francois de Visccher, of de Visccher & Co. Managing partner of Pritzker Group Private Capital since 2012, Paul Carbone is on the board of the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Shedd Aquarium, and University of Chicago Medical Center. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of The College of the University of Chicago, he received an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Helen Fisher: Opening Keynote
Helen Fisher, PhD, is the Chief Scientific Advisor for Match.com. An internationally-renowned neuroscientist and biological anthropologist, she is a pioneer in the biology of human personality and the neurochemistry of leadership. Dr. Fisher has given the world a new way to look at relationships and “corporate chemistry.”

Marco Tempest: Closing Keynote
Marco Tempest is a Swiss-born magician known for using emerging technology to create and enhance his mind-bending tricks and illusions. An MIT Directors Fellow, he consults on the subject of magic and illusion and lectures internationally on the psychology of deception and creative thinking. Corporations worldwide seek Marco’s cutting-edge capabilities to align their unique brands, products or events, utilizing the newest, most advanced forms of technology.

Go here for the complete program
Go here to register for the FFI Global Conference.

About the Family Firm Institute

FFI’s mission is to be the most influential global network of thought leaders in the field of family enterprise. We provide research-based learning and relevant tools for advisors and consultants, academics and family enterprise members to drive success.

Professionals, educators and researchers, as well as family enterprise members from nearly 80 countries across the globe, belong to FFI. Together they create the oldest and most prestigious multidisciplinary professional association for family enterprise in the world.

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