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The 2020 FFI annual global conference now has something for everyone – wherever you live, work, or can travel to or from! In response to the challenges presented by COVID-19, the FFI annual global conference is now a hybrid event – two days of virtual presentations and two days of in-person with no overlap in the four days.

We hope you’ve been enjoying the articles published in FFI Practitioner so far this year. This week, we’re pleased to share the most popular editions from Q2, which reflect the current challenges confronting family enterprises and their advisors in the time of the Covid-19 crisis.

This week, we conclude our series of commentaries about the report sponsored by the FFI 2086 Society titled, “Professionalizing the Business Family: The Five Pillars of Competent, Committed and Sustainable Ownership.”

Thanks to Michael Madera for this article discussing three wise moves to help your family enterprise clients understand and respond to external crises.

Thanks to Ricardo Mejia for this case study discussing how education and clear rules of engagement may still be the best strategy for developing young entrepreneurs in family enterprises.

Thanks to Doug Gray for his article on VIA Classification assessment tools, which can help family enterprise practitioners think differently about their clients’ family system.

This week, we are pleased to continue the series of commentaries on the 2086 Society sponsored research “Professionalizing the Business Family: The Five Pillars of Competent, Committed and Sustainable Ownership.”

During times of disruption, how can family enterprise advisors help their clients navigate unchartered waters to survive turbulence and prepare for an unpredictable future?

Thanks to Greg McCann for this week’s article discussing some widely held notions about professional coaching and how family enterprise leaders and advisors can maximize their leadership development through effective coaching.

Thanks to this week’s contributor, Ken McCracken, for his article exploring the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on family business succession planning.

This week, we are pleased to continue our series of commentaries on “Professionalizing the Business Family: The Five Pillars of Competent, Committed and Sustainable Ownership” – a research report supported by the FFI 2086 Society.

This week, we are pleased to share a family business case illustrating how Firmenich, the world’s largest privately-owned perfume and taste company, has utilized their concentrated family ownership and governance model to navigate worldwide crises.

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