Call for Proposals for the 2024 FFI Global Conference

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One of the goals of FFI Practitioner is to engage the expertise of its readers in the annual FFI conference, held each October. In 2024 the conference will be held in London, England, with the London Business School as the Academic Host.

The conference itself is October 23-25, 2024, but the call for proposals is open only from December 1, 2023, through January 21, 2024.

Please read on for more details and to submit a proposal for “Mean Time: Time, Timing, and Timelessness in Family Enterprise.”



About the Conference Theme

Conference Date: October 23-25, 2024
Location: London, England
Academic Host: London Business School (LBS)

Our London location makes this year’s theme, well, timely! The Prime Meridian (0 degrees longitude), or Mean Time, was established at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich in the late 19th century and became the starting point for time zones around the world (GMT)—zones that we now regularly (virtually) traverse in our daily lives, like modern-day time travelers. And then, of course, there’s Big Ben!

Join us in exploring the intricate relationship between time, timing, and timelessness in the field of family enterprise. We look forward to your valuable contributions and submissions, and to welcoming you at the “Mean Time” conference.

Possible categories for submissions

  • Time: Explore the different temporal phases in the life cycle of family businesses, including transitions, succession, and legacy planning; different meanings and dimensions (AI); the slowing down or speeding up of time, including the speed of governments/regulatory bodies and their impact.
  • Timing: Delve into the importance of timing in strategic decision-making, growth opportunities, adaptability in the face of change, sequencing, and overlap of generations.
  • Timelessness: Examine how family values and traditions endure across generations and shape the identity of family enterprises. Understand the impact that legacy and continuity of family enterprises have in shaping communities around the globe.

Submission Guidelines

We invite you to submit proposals for presentations, workshops, and panel discussions that align with the conference theme and focus. Submissions that include topics unique to family offices are encouraged, as are submissions with research-based components.

Proposals must be received by midnight Eastern on January 21, 2024.

Read the complete Call for Proposals and begin your application


Thanks to the 2024 FFI Conference Program Committee

Miles Evans, chair
Clairmont Trust

Deema Dajani
Dubai Chamber of Commerce

Heinz-Peter Elstrodt
London Business School

James Hoar
Clairmont Trust

Katelyn Husereau

Matthew Knight
University of Alberta

Esther Kong
Singapore Management University

Narayan Naik
London Business School

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