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Family Business Conference 2016

April 12, 2016 @ 7:30 am - 2:00 pm


DCU Centre for Family Business Conference 2016

Talent in Family Business Series: Attracting & retaining family and non-family talent in your business

Keynote address by Mr Jim Ethier, 3rd generation family member from Bush Brothers  & Co, USA Spillin’ the Beans: passing our family business down through generations

Three interactive breakout sessions facilitated by industry experts, family businesses and academic speakers:

  • Staffing family business: the complexities and challenges;
  • Best practices for non-family involvement: lessons from Irish family businesses;
  • Learning cafe: managing family and non-family talent.

Networking opportunities with Irish Family businesses.

Who should attend:

Family business owners and managers, next generation, family business advisors. Others with a general interest in best practices for family business growth and sustainability are also welcome.

Keynote speaker: Mr Jim Ethier, Member of the Board of Directors, Bush Brothers & Company

Speakers and facilitators:

Dr Melrona Kilrane – Lecturer in DCU, Prof. Leadership PNU, Organisational Psychologist

Ms Nora Lillis – Partner at William Fry Law Firm

Ms Catherine O’Flynn – Partner at William Fry Law Firm

Ms Marie Flynn – Private Clients at PwC Ireland

Mr John Loughran – Executive Coach at People in Mind

Mr Paul Keogh – Non Family Executive at Ballymore Group

Ms Eimear Lynch – Family Director at Stafford Lynch

Dr Eric Clinton – Director of DCU Centre for Family Business


Conference schedule: 

07.30  Registration and networking

08.30  Main plenary

09.30  Breakouts sessions

10.30  Coffee break

11.00  Breakout sessions continue

13.00  Closing remarks and Q&A

13.30  Networking Lunch



April 12, 2016
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
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DCU Centre for Family Business
01 700 6921


The Helix, DCU
Collins Avenue, Dublin 9
Dublin, Ireland
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