Alliances & Partners

An alliance or partnership with the Family Business Network is more than just an event sponsorship. It is a way of demonstrating long term support for families in business and interest in their sustainable business model. The following alliances and partners have shown continuous commitment to the Family Business Network and its members.


Global Alliances

Exclusive partners in their sector of activity, the Alliance partners are strongly associated with FBN International activities throughout the year.
The 23rd FBN International Summit is supported by:

Credit Suisse is committed to family businesses, with its broad understanding of the personal challenges that families and their next generation face. Since 1856, Credit Suisse has offered professional insights and financial solutions on how families can preserve and develop their businesses in the midst of a fast-changing world.

As a leading global bank, Credit Suisse focuses on building long-term relationships with both the current generation and the next generation. Because we know the future doesn’t just happen. It has to be built.


Egon Zehnder International was founded in 1964 by Dr. Egon Zehnder with a distinctive vision and structure, focusing on top management; and remaining independent from the capital markets. This allows the firm to dedicate itself entirely to long term client relationships.

Besides executive search, and board consulting, the identification, evaluation and development of senior management talent in companies around the world continue to be the core activities of Egon Zehnder International.

Egon Zehnder International is operating from 63 wholly-owned offices in 37 countries – 370 consultants are organised around a single profit-center partnership. This allows the firm to operate seamlessly when engagements call for multi office, cross-border collaboration or knowledge sharing.


As an organization that can trace its roots back to the late 1890s, with a dynastic will to build a stronger business generation after generation, Ernst & Young can relate to and understand your family business issues. Our experienced professionals can help you deal successfully with the challenges of today’s marketplace, and assist you and your family in planning for the future.

Our experience is based on working with successful family businesses around the world and insights gleaned from our worldwide Entrepreneur Of The Year program. Taking advantage of this knowledge and understanding of the success factors underpins what we call the “growth DNA of family business”.

Our advice is independent and practical: we have sector and subject matter resources who understand industry-specific issues and can help you leverage leading practices, and our globally integrated team can support you wherever you do business.

Ernst & Young care about your family and your family business.


Preferred Partner

IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland, offers the longest-running family-business program in the world: Leading the Family Business (LFB). IMD knows how families learn best, individually and as a group. We help families and their key managers construct effective platforms for a sustainable future. LFB is an opportunity for a family in business to:

  • Understand family business challenges and how to manage critical issues
  • Probe critical issues facing family businesses: growth, governance, succession and culture
  • Benchmark best practices and network to improve understanding of what makes family businesses successful

IMD is recognised as one of the world leaders in executive education. For over 60 years IMD has worked with leading global companies to develop and retain management talent. IMD is the “global meeting place”: the most international of business schools worldwide. IMD offers learning based on innovative and highly relevant research: learning that can be applied to business challenges – immediately. This is IMD’s “Real World. Real Learning” approach.

Media Partner

Published since 2001, Campden FB (formerly Families in Business) magazine has provided business-owning families of substantial wealth with the knowledge, insights and vital business intelligence they require to manage their enterprises and their families successfully. Each quarterly issue contains exclusive family interviews, dedicated sections on all aspects of finance, governance and the next generation, timely special reports, comment and debate, news analysis and lifestyle features.

Supported by the Family Business Network, Campden FB is a controlled circulation publication that is delivered exclusively to 9,000 qualified families.