Open Program "Family Business: Leading Generations of Excellence 2015"

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

  • A specific focus on succession issues of ethnic Chinese family businesses: unfolding secrets of how they retain control beyond three generations and how they differ from other ethnic groups
  • A case-based program led by our faculty with years of practical experience and academic excellence, and guest speakers from leading family businesses such as Lee Kum Kee, Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) and Esquel Group
  • Introduce the roles of family governance, family offices, trusts and foundations in preserving family wealth, harmony and legacy
  • A specialized lecture in arts and wine investment, with a guided tour in an auction preview and a wine-pairing dinner tailored by a wine specialist from a Jewish family business  
  • Pay a special visit to the private residence of a prominent shipping family business; listen to their third generation leader sharing their family history, legacy and challenges 

Program Content

  • Managing Generational Transitions in a Family Business
  • How Distinct are Chinese Family Businesses and their Challenges? A Comparison across Generations and Ethnicities
  • Key Legal Considerations in Building a Family Governance System
  • Family Governance in Practice
  • Perspectives on Succession and Innovation from Current-Gen and Next-Gen
  • Growing Appetites of Family Investment: Angel, Venture Capital and Private Equity
  • Alternative Investments: Arts, Antiques and Wine*
  • Family Offices
  • Attracting and Retaining Professional Managers in Family Businesses

Registration Deadline: 6 November 2015
* Daily schedule and guest speakers are subject to change without prior notice. Some sessions will be held outside campus. 

Wednesday, 25.11.2015 - Friday, 27.11.2015

HKUST, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong




Program FeeHK$33,800/pax

Special rate for group participation (2 registrations)HK$28,800/pax

Special rate for group participation (4 or more registrations)HK$25,350/pax