2021 Conference: Future Foward!

Thank you to our fantastic panelists, Advisory Board members, Family Business Club, sponsors, alumni and friends who made Future Forward, our 7th Annual Family Enterprise Conference, a success! Over the course of two richly packed days, Future Forward welcomed nearly two dozen speakers, intimate networking opportunities, and actionable insights about new ways to govern family enterprise.

Day 1 opened with Patricia Angus, Adjunct Professor of Management and Managing Director, Family Business Program and Faculty Director, Enterprising Families, and Steen Thomsen, Novo Nordisk Foundation Professor of Enterprise Foundations and Founding Chairman of the Center for Corporate Governance, Copenhagen Business School, looking at the future of ownership, sustainability and stakeholders. Next, panelists discussed what it takes to be a change agent and how family enterprise can make an impact beyond the business. We capped off Friday afternoon with a mixology event led by our very own Family Business Club students!

On Day 2, Daria Illy, Board of Directors and Coffee Culture Director, Illy Coffee, and Stephen Zagor, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Columbia Business School, explored the role of branding and education in family enterprise. Other highlights included conversation surrounding new models of family offices and wealth management. Four lucky raffle winners went home with swag bags, filled with an assortment of gifts and goodies generously offered by Global Family Enterprise Program supporters.

Future Forward was a testament to the relevance of family enterprise in today’s society and the power of community in generating new ideas and partnerships. We look forward to continuing the discussion at our upcoming events and to the 8th Annual Family Enterprise Conference!

DAY 1 | Friday, March 26, 2021

8:00-8:15: a.m. Introduction & Welcome Remarks

Camille Korschun ’02, Sr. Associate Director, Global Family Enterprise Program

Marc Rosenberg ‘21, Family Business Club co-President

Barbara Falcon ’21, Family Business Club, VP Conference


8:15-8:45 a.m.               Looking to the Future: Ownership, Sustainability and Stakeholders    

Patricia Angus, Adjunct Professor, Columbia Business School and Managing Director, Global Family Enterprise Program

Steen Thomsen,  Novo Nordisk Foundation Professor of Enterprise Foundations, Center for Corporate Governance, Copenhagen Business School


8:45-9:30 a.m.               Change Agents: Leading Family and Business in New Ways                    

Jeff Braverman, CEO, Nuts.com

Alice Chen ’05, President, Tawa Supermarkets

Joe Gilston, Owner / President, Elias Sports Bureau

Frank Tucker, Executive Vice President, Tucker Technology

Moderator: Martim de Mello ‘21


9:30-9:40 a.m.               Coffee Break Chat and Speed Networking


9:40-10:10 a.m.             Creating the Future: Interactive Networking

Regional Meet-up: Asia 

Regional Meet-up: Latin America

General Meet’n’Greet


10:10-11:00 a.m.           Beyond the Business: Family Enterprise Impact                    

Mark Baiada, Chairman, Bayada Home Health Care

Tom Epperson, President, InnerWill

Chrissy Garton MPA ‘19, Senior Advisor, Moxie Foundation

Pierre Mordacq ‘07, Partner, Atlanvest

Moderator: Reid Bernstein, Managing Partner and CIO, Amerin Partners


11:00-11:40 a.m.           New Directions

All Panelists

Facilitator: Josh Baron, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Columbia Business School and Partner, BanyanGlobal


11:40-11:45 a.m.          

Closing Remarks

Camille Korschun ‘02


12:00-1:00 p.m. Mixology Event: Cocktails and Trivia

We’ll be making cocktails with easy-to-find, household ingredients. details with registration. 

DAY 2 | Friday, April 2, 2021

8:00-8:15 a.m.               Introduction & Welcome Remarks

Camille Korschun ’02, Sr. Associate Director, Global Family Enterprise Program

Martim de Mello ’21, Family Business Club co-President

Barbara Falcon ’21, Family Business Club, VP Conference


8:15-9:15 a.m.               Future Forward: Opportunities and Challenges Ahead               

Arzoo Bhusri ’16, Partner, Minerva Management

Matheus Penido ’18, COO, Melissa Shoes

Sherry Lee ’18, Investment Advisor, Alliance Bernstein

Moderator: Marc Rosenberg ’21


9:15-10:15 a.m.             KEYNOTE CONVERSATION: Branding and Education

Daria Illy, Board of Directors and Coffee Culture Director, Illy Coffee

Steve Zagor, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Columbia Business School


10:15-10:25 a.m.           Coffee Break Chat and Speed Networking


10:25-11:00 a.m.           Creating the Future: Interactive Networking

Regional Meet-up: Europe / MENA

Regional Meet-up: North America Group

General Meet’n’Greet


11:00-11:45 a.m.           New Models: Family Offices and Wealth Management            

Suzanne Brenner, CIO, BBH

Tim Brown, Founder and CEO, Sageworth

Brett Martin, co-Founder/Managing Partner, Charge Ventures

Eduardo Rossi ’00, CEO, Península

Moderator: Jocelyn Bohn ‘21


11:45-12:10 p.m.           The Future is Now: Trends with Lasting Impact

All Panelists

Facilitator: Sara Silver ’01, Independent Journalist


12:10-12:15 p.m.           Closing Remarks

Camille Korschun ‘02

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Patricia Angus, Adjunct Professor of Management, Managing Director, Family Business Program and Faculty Director, Enterprising Families

Mark BaiadaFounder and Chairman Bayada Home Health Care

Reid Bernstein, Managing Partner and Cio, Amerin Partners

Arzoo Bhusri ’16 , Partner, Minerva Management

Jocelyn Bohn ’21, Second-Year Student at Columbia Business School

Jeffrey Braverman, Ceo, Nuts.Com and Kopper’s Chocolate

Suzanne Brenner, Chief Investment Officer at Brown Brothers Harriman

Timothy P. Brown, Founder and Ceo Of Sageworth

Alice Chen ’05, President, Tawa Supermarkets

Martim De Mello ’21, Co-President of the Family Business Club

Dr. Thomas Epperson, President, Innerwill

Barbara Falcon ’21, Investment Banker, 2nd Year CBS Student 

Christine Garton MPA ’19, Senior Advisor, Moxie Foundation

Joe Gilston, Owner / President, Elias Sports Bureau

Daria IllyBoard of Directors And Coffee Culture Director, Illy Coffee

Camille Korschun, Senior Associate Director at the Global Family Enterprise Program

Sherry Lee ’18Vice President and Investment Advisor At AllianceBernstein

Brett Martin, Managing Partner, Charge Ventures

Pierre Mordacq ’07, Partner, Atlanvest

Matheus PenidoCOO, of Melissa Shoes USA and Director of the Board of Grupo Serveng 

Marc Rosenberg ’21Co-President of the Family Business Club

Eduardo Rossi ’00Partner, Peninsula Participaos 

Sara Silver ’01Independent Journalist

Steen Thomsen, Novo Nordisk Foundation Professor of Enterprise Foundations and Founding Chairman of the Center for Corporate Governance, Copenhagen Business School

Frank Q. Tucker, Executive Vice President, TTI Cofounder & Ceo, Kroo

Stephen Zagor, Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia Business School

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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