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Call for Proposals for the 2020 Global Conference
December 06, 2019

he 2020 FFI conference in New York City is the place to share your vision for the future and your thoughts on what might have been “rose-colored” glasses interpretations of the past. Either way, Bright Spots or Blind Spots, please submit your proposals by January 13 for consideration by this year’s conference program committee. A new decade is right around the corner, and we all need your best thinking to continue the stimulating FFI conferences.

20/20 VISION: Blind Spots and Bright Spots in the Field of Family Enterprise
October 28-30, 2020, Marriott Marquis, New York City
20/20 is traditionally used as an index to measure the acuity and sharpness of vision—“perfect vision.” We use surgery, glasses, contacts as corrective measures to bring our sight to as close to 20/20 as possible. We use phrases such as “seeing is believing” or “I’ll believe it when I see it,” and yet the famous magician, Harry Houdini, was able to fool the eyes into believing an elephant had disappeared.

In choosing 20/20 Vision as the theme of our 2020 FFI Global conference in NYC, we want to consider the ways in which this metaphor might be used in our work with and research of families in business and families of wealth. The 2020 program committee seeks proposals for 60- and 90-minute sessions. Multidisciplinary proposals that include a practitioner, researcher and family enterprise member are particularly encouraged.

Deadline to submit proposals for the October 2020 conference: Monday, January 13, 2020 (midnight Eastern). Late submissions can not be considered. Proposals must be submitted online.
Thanks to the following members who comprise the 2020 Conference Program Committee.
Linda Bourn, co-chair
Crystal, Alliant Private Client
Marta Widz, co-chair
Amy Hart-Clyne
Whitney Johnson
O’Connor Professional Group
Mark Rubin
Geller Advisors LLC
Pilar Unidad-Tolentino
Ateneo de Manila University
Dan Trimarchi
Bilal Zein
Quanon Capital Ltd
Save the Date: February 6, 2020
Regional Reception in NYC with FFI board, the program committee, and the 2020 Regional Advisory Committee.
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Dear Colleagues,
It was my pleasure and honor last month to be elected chair of the FFI board of directors for a three-year term. This is an exciting time in our field, as evidenced by the energy, generative discussion, provocative ideas, and tremendous opportunities for connecting with each other at the annual global conference in Miami. As I take this new role, I am committed to working collaboratively and diligently to promote the field, support members and advance the mission of FFI in the coming years as together we meet the challenges and confront the ever-changing future.
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2020 Regional Reception in NYC with FFI board, the program committee, and the 2020 Regional Advisory Committee