Open Program "Family Business: Leading Generations of Excellence"

Jointly organized by HKUST Tanoto Center for Asian Family Business and Entrepreneurship Studies and HKUST Business School Executive Education Office
This program provides bilingual materials with English-Mandarin simultaneous interpretation.

This program offers an in-depth understanding of ethnic Chinese family businesses and analyzes factors contributing to their longevity. The program also introduces how family wealth, harmony and legacy can be preserved across generations, through designing and adopting suitable wealth management strategies and family governance systems. Day 3 of the program focuses on practical experience in structuring an Asian-style family office. 

Program Highlights

  • A specific focus on succession issues of ethnic Chinese family businesses and how they differ from other ethnic groups
  • A case-based program led by our faculty with years of practical experience and academic excellence
  • Guest speakers from leading family businesses, professional firms, and universities 
  • A specialized lecture in arts and wine investment and a wine-pairing dinner tailored by a wine specialist from a Jewish family business in a private club 

Program Content

  • Contributing factors for family business longevity
  • Planning for management and ownership succession
  • Family governance in theory and practice
  • Leadership challenges for the next generation
  • Attracting and retaining professional managers in family businesses
  • Family wealth management
  • Family office as the glue to keep Chinese families together
  • Practices and insights in setting up and structuring a family office
  • Comparisons between Chinese family businesses and other ethnic group
  • Alternative investments: Arts, antiques, and wine

Day 1 and Day 2 of the program are restricted to family business members and non-family executives accompanied by their family principals. The family office program on Day 3 will also be open to professionals from a relevant background or to those who are interested in working in family office.

Upon completion participants will receive a certificate of participation issued by the HKUST Business School.  


Registration Deadline: 13 October 2017
* Daily schedule and guest speakers are subject to change without prior notice. 

Wednesday, 11.01.2017 - Saturday, 11.03.2017

HKUST, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong KongThe wine pairing dinner was held off campus.




Regular rate*


Special rate for HKUST alumni# or early bird (by 22 September 2017) 


Group participation (3 or more concurrent registrations)


* The fee includes tuition, all teaching materials, wine pairing dinner, refreshment and lunch, transportation from campus to venue for wine pairing dinner.
# including graduates of HKUST business school executive education programs