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6th China Family Business Succession Forum & CEIBS 8th China Family Heritage Forum

Constancy and Change

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+86-21-28905273
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699 Hongfeng Road, Shanghai 201206, PRC

Over the past four decades, China’s reform and opening-up has brought about a dramatic shift in the business landscape for Chinese family firms. On the one hand, family businesses are rare opportunities made possible by government policies, rapid economic growth, consumption upgrade, balanced development between urban and rural areas and among regions, continuous expansion of domestic demand and the “Belt and Road Initiative”; while on the other hand, they are grappling with challenges in adapting to economic transformation and changes in the global economy, and in improving the enterprise system.

Facing both opportunities and challenges, how will family businesses stay dynamic and competitive? As a traditional Chinese saying goes, “Changes in nature occur in an orderly manner on a periodic basis – that is, they conform to some laws.” As the traditional pattern of development is apparently out of date, family businesses need to figure out whether to remain unchanged or to embrace change, and which aspects should be changed or kept constant. As another saying goes, “Constancy goes hand in hand with change – whatever does not need change should stay constant, while whatever needs change should be changed.” When it comes to “constancy vs. change”, two generations of family business leaders tend to be deeply divided and even at loggerheads. Given China’s shifting business landscape, can a new generation of family business leaders combine their ingenuity and international vision with the entrepreneurial spirit of the older generation to lead their companies forward? These questions are worth discussing in depth.

Co-organised by China Family Business Review and CEIBS, the 6th China Family Business Succession Forum & CEIBS 8th China Family Heritage Forum 2019 will bring together family business owners, successors and scholars from the US, Europe, Australia, South-east Asia, Japan and South Korea, as well as Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. On the theme of “Constancy and Change”, guests will deliver keynote speeches and participate in roundtable discussions to share exemplary Chinese and overseas family firms’ innovation and entrepreneurship from different perspectives so as to explore how to make family businesses sustainable.

Forum Organisers

2015第四届中国家族传承论坛
China Europe International Business School

CEIBS is a not-for-profit joint venture established in 1994 with the support of the Chinese government and the European Commission. Over the past two decades, CEIBS has made outstanding achievements and received wide recognition from the society, with its reputation as a prestigious business school in Asia being further strengthened and enhanced. With a vision to become the most respected international business school in the world, CEIBS is committed to educating socially responsible leaders versed in "China Depth, Global Breadth". As one of the leading business schools worldwide, CEIBS organises a number of high-level international forums and roundtables each year that offer an open platform for industry leaders, senior government officials, and renowned academics to share their insights on hot issues facing China and the world.

Sunday, November 17

08:30-09:00

Registration

09:00-09:20

Moderators:

Ms. Vie Tseng
Producer and Host, Jinshi Financials, Phoenix Television

Mr. Wang Feng
A Bilingual Host, Phoenix Television

Welcome address:

Prof. Jin Bei 
President of China Business Journal
Member of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences 

Prof. Pedro Nueno 
Honorary President (European), CEIBS

09:20-09:40

Keynote Speech: Differences Between Family Business and Listed Companies

Prof. Pedro Nueno
Honorary President (European), CEIBS

09:40-10:00

Keynote Speech: Internationalisation of RMB and China’s Capital Export

Prof. Zhang Yimin 
Professor of Finance, CEIBS

10:00-10:20

Keynote Speech: From the Swiss Soldier’s Knife to a Global Brand

Mr. Carl Elsener
CEO, Victorinox AG
Member of the Executive Board

10:20-10:40

Keynote Speech: Freudenberg-A Family Company with 170 Years of Entrepreneurial Success

Mr. Hanno D. Wentzler
President and CEO of Freudenberg Chemical Specialities 
Member of the Executive Council of German Freudenberg Group
The Fifth-Generation of the Freudenberg Family

10:40-11:00

Keynote Speech: To Gain Insights into Constancy and Change is to Grasp Opportunities

Mr. Xu Lixun 
Executive Director & President, Huamao Group

Roundtable Discussion (I)
Constancy and Change

11:00-12:00

Moderator: 
Prof. Jean Lee
Michelin Chair Professor in Leadership and HRM, CEIBS  
Co-Director, CEIBS Centre for Family Heritage

Panelists:

  • Mr. Carl Elsener
    CEO, Victorinox AG; Member of the Executive Board
  • Mr. Hanno D. Wentzler
    President and CEO of Freudenberg Chemical Specialities; Member of the Executive Council of German Freudenberg Group; The Fifth-Generation of the Freudenberg Family
  • Mr. Xu Lixun
    Executive Director, President, Huamao Group 
  • Mr. Masanao Kikuchi
    The Fifteenth-Generation Owner of Kikuchi Hojudo

Commentator: 
Prof. Annie Koh
Vice President, Office of Business Development
Academic Director, Business Families Institute, Singapore Management University

12:00-12:20

Keynote Speech: Can Family Firms be a force for GOOD?

Prof. Morten Bennedsen
The André and Rosalie Hoffmann Chaired Professor of Family Enterprise, INSEAD

14:00-14:30

2019 Fourth Survey on China Rising Generation Entrepreneurs Organisations & The Status Survey on China Rising Generation Eenptrreneurs Launch Ceremony and Interpretation 

14:30-14:40

Books Release

  • Family Wealth and Succession 
  • The Source of Power: Business Succession at Chinese Private Enterprises​

14:40-15:00

Keynote Speech: Constancy and Change in Family Business

Prof. Jean Lee
Michelin Chair Professor in Leadership and HRM, CEIBS
Co-Director, CEIBS Centre for Family Heritage

15:00-15:20

Keynote Speech: Business Successor-DNA of Japanese Long Lasting Businesses

Prof. Toshio Goto
Specially Appointed Professor, Japan University of Economics, postgraduate course

Roundtable Discussion (II)
Family Businesses: Constancy and Change and Generation Gap

15:20-16:20

Moderator:
Prof. Wang, An-Chin Andrew 
Assistant Professor of Management, CEIBS

Panellists:

  • Mr. Masanao Kikuchi and Kenta Kikuchi  (Father and Son)
    The Kikuchi Family
  • Mr. Xu Lixun & Mr. Xu Yucheng  (Father and Son)
    The Huamao Group
  • Mr. Xia Mian (the Second Generation of His Family)
    Chongqing Meixin Group
  • Mr. Francesco Cartoni (the Second Generation of His Family)
    Séneka
  • Mr. Stefan Tan (the Second Generation of His Family)
    KinderWorld International Group

Commentator: 
Dr. Dou Shaojie
Assistant Professor at the College of Business Administration, Ritsumeikan Univer-sity

16:20-17:20

2019 STEP Global Report Release & STEP Asia Pacific Panel

Moderator:
Prof. Annie Koh
Vice President, Office of Business Development
Academic Director, Business Families Institute, Singapore Management University

Panellists: 

  • Prof. Yeny Esperanza Rodriguez Ramos
    Associate Professor of ICESI University, Colombia
  • Prof. Hiro Higashide
    Professor of Waseda University Business School
  • Prof. Suchart Tripopsakul
    Assistant Professor of School of Entrepreneurship and Management, Bangkok University
  • Prof. AU Yuk Fai Kevin
    Director of Center for Family Business, the Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Prof. Chen Ling
    Professor and Director of Entrepreneurship College, School of Management of Zhejiang University
    Deputy Director, Academy of Global Zheshang Entrepreneurship of Zhejiang Uni-versity

17:20-17:40

Keynote Speech: Family Succession: Exploration and Reflection

Mr. Wang Junhao
President, JunYao Group

Online Registration

We are pleased to be able to provide complimentary tickets to our Family Heritage Forum for family business members. If your family owns a business that is medium-sized or larger, please click here to register if you would like to attend. The Forum Organising Committee will review your application and send you a formal confirmation letter has been approved.

Conference Venue

Hilton Ningbo Dongqian Lake Resort

 
Contact us

For more details about 6th China Family Business Succession Forum & CEIBS 8th China Family Heritage Forum 2019, please contact:

Kitty Chen
Marketing & Communications Department
Tel: +86-21-2890 5047 | Email:
ckitty@ceibs.edu

Address: China Europe International Business School
               699 Hongfeng Road, Pudong, Shanghai 201206 P.R.C.

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