Reinvention & Resilience: 8th Annual Family Enterprise Conference

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How will companies adapt to a post-pandemic world? Reinvention. How do families thrive generation to generation? Resilience. Those are the keywords for the 8th Annual Family Enterprise Conference. With over a dozen speakers across industries and around the globe, you will learn how to adapt to an ever-changing world; one that is more inter-connected than ever. Intimate networking opportunities will give you a chance to speak to others in family enterprises and build meaningful relationships. Please save the date for a stimulating day of conversation.

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9:00 - 9:10 a.m. Welcome
9:10 - 10:00 a.m.

Academic Presentation: Reinvention

Professor Rita McGrathColumbia Business School

10:00 - 10:45 a.m.

Panel: Navigating the Post-Pandemic World

Confirmed Panelists:

Anand Bhatia ’16, Vice President of Bhatia Development Organization

Alice Chen ’05, CEO of Tawa Group

Scott Mitchell, Ladies Store Manager, Richards of Greenwich, Mitchell Stores

Moderated by Joshua Baron, Adjunct Professor of Management, Columbia Business School

10:45 - 11:00 a.m. Coffee Break 
11:00 - 11:45 a.m. 

Panel: Family Enterprise in an Inter-Connected World

Confirmed Panelists:

Ben Grossman ’06, Co-President of Grossman Marketing Group

Daniel Korschun, Marketing Department Head and Associate Professor at Drexel University's LeBow College of Business

Patricia Riberas  ’18, Transformation and Organization Director at Gestamp 

Moderated by Lauren Rosenberg ’22, Co-President of the Family Business Club

11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Panel: Young Alumni: Governance from the Ground Up 

Confirmed Panelists:

Nandini Garg ’19, Director at Rajdarbar Group

E. Smyth McKissick IV ’17, President & CEO of Alice Company

Martim de Mello ’21, Associate at McKinsey & Co.

Marc Rosenberg ’21, Director of Finance at PIM Brands, Inc.

Moderated by Winnie Hui ’22, Co-President of the Family Business Club

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.  Virtual Networking Lunch Break
1:30 - 2:15 p.m. 

Keynote Fireside Chat

Jon Sebastiani ’12, Founder & CEO of Sonoma Brands Capital

Moderated by Professor Stephen Zagor, Columbia Business School

2:15 - 3:00 p.m. 

Panel: Family Office 

Confirmed Panelists:

Jolyne Caruso-FitzGerald, Divisional Vice Chair, Global Wealth Management at UHNW

Eduardo Rossi ’00, Vice President of the Board of Peninsula Participacoes

Thayer Willis, President of Willis Management

Viren Wong, President of Trillyan Invstment Limited 

Moderated by Professor Patricia Angus, Managing Director of the Global Family Enterprise Program

3:00 p.m.  Wrap Up Remarks 
keynote speaker
Jon Sebastiani ’12, Founder & Managing Partner, Sonoma Brands Capital
Moderator
Stephen Zagor, Adjunct Associate Professor of Management, Columbia Business School
PANELISTS
Patricia Angus, Managing Director Global Family Enterprise Program, Adjunct Professor of Business
Joshua Baron, Adjunct Professor of Management, Columbia Business School
Anand Bhatia ’16, Vice President, Bhatia Development Organization
Jolyne Caruso-FitzGerald, Divisional Vice Chair, Global Wealth Management, UHNW
Niharika Chalmeda ‘22, Vice President-Conference, Columbia Business School’s Family Business Club
Alice Chen’05, Chief Executive Officer, Tawa Group
Martim de Mello ’21, Associate, McKinsey & Co.
Nandini Garg ’19, Director, Rajdarbar Group
Ben Grossman ’06, Co-President, Grossman Marketing Group
Winnie Hui ‘22, Co-President, Columbia Business School’s Family Business Club
Dr. Daniel Korschun, Marketing Department Head and Associate Professor, Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business
Smyth McKissick ’17, President and CEO, Alice Company
Rita McGrath, Professor, Columbia Business School
Scott Mitchell, Ladies Store Manager, Richards of Greenwich, Mitchell Stores
Tricia Philip-Rao, Associate Director  Global Family Enterprise Program, Columbia Business School 
Patricia Riberas ’18, Transformation and Organization Director, Gestamp
Lauren Rosenberg ‘22, Co-President, Columbia Business School’s Family Business Club
Marc Rosenberg ‘21, Director of Finance , Financial, PIM Brands, Inc.
Eduardo Rossi ’05, Vice President of the Board of Peninsula Participacoes
Thayer Willis, President, Willis Management
Viren Wong, President, Trillyan Investment Limited

Jon Sebastiani & Stephen Zagor

Keynote Fireside Chat

Jon Sebastiani ’12, Founder & Managing Partner, Sonoma Bramds Capital

Moderated by Professor Stephen Zagor, Columbia Business School

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Professor Rita McGrath

Academic Presentation: Reinvention

Professor Rita McGrathColumbia Business School

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Navigating the Post-Pandemic World panelists

Navigataing the Post-Pandemic World

Anand Bhatia ’16, Vice President of Bhatia Development Organization

Alice Chen ’05, CEO of Tawa Group

Scott Mitchell, Ladies Store Manager, Richards of Greenwich, Mitchell Stores

Moderated by Joshua Baron, Adjunct Professor of Management, Columbia Business School

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Family Enterprise in an Interconnected World panelists

Family Enterprise in an Interconnected World

Ben Grossman ’06, Co-President of Grossman Marketing Group

Daniel Korschun, Marketing Department Head and Associate Professor at Drexel University's LeBow College of Business

Patricia Riberas  ’18, Transformation and Organization Director at Gestamp 

Moderated by Lauren Rosenberg ’22, Co-President of the Family Business Club

Read the recap →

Governance from the Ground Up panelists

Young Alumni: Governance from the Ground Up

Nandini Garg ’19, Director at Rajdarbar Group

E. Smyth McKissick IV ’17, President & CEO of Alice Company

Martim de Mello ’21, Associate at McKinsey & Co.

Marc Rosenberg ’21, Director of Finance at PIM Brands, Inc.

Moderated by Winnie Hui ’22, Co-President of the Family Business Club

Read the recap →

Family Office panelists

Family Office

Jolyne Caruso-FitzGerald, Divisional Vice Chair, Global Wealth Management at UHNW

Eduardo Rossi ’00, Vice President of the Board of Peninsula Participacoes

Thayer Willis, President of Willis Management

Viren Wong, President of Trillyan Invstment Limited 

Moderated by Professor Patricia Angus, Managing Director of the Global Family Enterprise Program

Read the recap →

Did you Know?

Did You Know?

Family enterprises can be public and private, and include many househld names such as:

    

- Families own at least 80% of the world’s businesses.

- Family enterprises employ the majority of workers globally.

- Family offices actively invest in private equity and venture capital.

- Families fund most of the world’s philanthropy and are at the cutting edge of social enterprise.

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