Message from our chairman

Introduction to the FBN International Summit in London

October 4-6, 2012

Dear Members,

The Board of the Family Business Network, the IFB and the organizers of the Summit in London, are delighted to welcome you to our flagship event.

In closing the 2011 Summit held in Singapore, I announced, as a foretaste, that there would be two important events in London in 2012:

The International Summit of our Association and the Olympic Games !

It’s a funny coincidence that the city of Lausanne accommodates the IOC headquarters as well as the home to the FBN-I headquarters.

There is another aspect that we have in common with the sporting world I mentioned above. The theme of our new summit conjures up the amazing feats that our families and family businesses can achieve by combining two fundamental and essential qualities:

The endurance and the performance

The baton, a now-familiar accessory at the opening and closing of our summits, has over the years become the emblem of our international event, and symbolizes the journey to the next summit… from one city to another… one continent to another… and one generation to another.

Thierry Lombard