Friends of the O’s: Family Business Seminar 2020

This seminar equips families-in-business with the required understanding, planning, and leadership for co-creating a shared and sustainable future. It recognizes the constituency and complexity in family businesses, and how family wealth, harmony and legacy can be preserved across generations. It also discusses how families can prepare the next generation for the helm, and how they can empower a boundaryless career for the next generation in the disruptive era, through building a solid governance system and cross-cultural learning. It features the ongoing transition of family businesses into business families, and demonstrates how leading business families manage this transition through the use of family office and other structures.



  • A signature event engaging spouses and next-generation members of major families in the region
  • Future-focused, featuring crucial yet less discussed topics such as disruptions; matriarch’s roles; family business exits; and transition from family business to business family 
  • Live sharing of success and failure cases, and plenty of facilitated group discussions
  • Opportunities to develop mentorship and internship for the next generation



  • Understand constituency and complexity of family business, and their influence on generational transition
  • Develop a set of shared language for the entire family to discuss succession issues
  • Build a resource pool from the seminar circle to advise your family’s transition
  • Kick-start the transition planning process, and gradually build in necessary strategies, structures, and systems over time
Monday, 06.01.2020 - Thursday, 09.01.2020

The Langham, Hong Kong

8 Peking Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong