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Welcome to the 11th FBA National Conference in Darwin

The most valuable Family Business experience Network Learn Grow ... Family Business: Strategies and examples of family business best practice ...

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Welcome to the 11th FBA National Conference in Darwin

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  1. Welcome to the 11th FBA National Conference in Darwin! Delegates to the 2009 Family Business Australia National Conference will share that moment of realisation so prevalent at gatherings of family business operators…..‘you are not alone’! Register now and diarise these dates: 13th, 14th & 15th August 2009 Hurry! Save $100 before early bird expires!

  2. Darwin - an adventurous place that can transform, enliven & energise! Darwin, Northern Territory’s capital is a vibrant tropical harbour city. From open-air cinemas, markets, festivals or fishing and cruising on the harbour, the city is a constant celebration of the life outdoors! It is the gateway to the Top End unlocking such treasures as the Tiwi Islands, Litchfield National Park, Katherine & World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park. Bring your family and join us in this mesmerising destination! For more information, log on to www.australiasoutback.com

  3. The most valuable Family Business experience – Network – Learn – Grow • Key Themes of the 11th FBA National Conference • Family Business: Strategies and examples of family business best practice • Next Generation: Generational influences • Advisers: Collaborating for the best family business outcomes

  4. Benefits of attending an FBA conference • Sharing knowledge, networking, learning and exchanging ideas • Learning how to engage and inspire the Next Generation • Learning the importance of a family board, family constitution and family council • Meeting so many supportive and friendly people who trust each other and all • share similar issues • Excellent ideas on succession transition • Receiving guidance, advice and solutions from Accredited Advisers specialising • in family business issues

  5. Who should attend? • Businesses with a strong family interest • All members of a family business • Non-family members working in a family business • Small, medium and large family businesses • Family businesses from all industries • Family business advisers

  6. Sessions not to be missed! • Marilynne Paspaley - Nicholas Paspaley’s dream: the journey continues • Bill & Scott Chapman – From dysfunction to cohesion • Charlie King - Generational structures within the aboriginal culture • Dr Mary Ann Tsao - Meeting market needs with passion and flexibility • Brown Family – Strategies of coping when you lose a key family member • Hammon Family - Keeping the best of both worlds • In the aftermath of tsunami – the “journey of change” – sharing this rare experience with your children

  7. Program for August 12 • Special Seminars • FBA Adviser Education Course Launching PadTM, Crowne Plaza • FBA Awareness Course for first timers and Advisers, Crowne Plaza • Social Activities • Informal Welcome Drinks for those arriving early, The Deck Bar • (1st drink sponsored by Coleman Family Group of Companies) • Exclusive Next Generation Dinner, Char Restaurant - first in best dressed!

  8. Program for August 13 • Keynote Sessions • Meeting market needs with passion and flexibility • Generational structures within the Aboriginal culture • Dreamtime Workshop • Concept of Families in Business versus Family Business • Social Activities • World’s Longest Lunch – a special networking luncheon • Mindil Beach Sunset Markets • Join the Next Genners for an ale at the Shenannigans Irish Pub

  9. Program for August 14 • Keynote Sessions • Losing a key family member: Strategies for coping • Case Study: From dysfunction to cohesion • Business Forecast by Besa Deda, St George • Growth by Acquisition: Lessons learnt • Weathering hard times: What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger! • Special Seminar • Adviser Stream facilitated by Dr Jill Thomas (for all Family Business Advisers) • Social Activities • Watch the sunset over the Arafura sea at the Darwin Sailing Club for KPMG dinner– Seafood & Quail night!

  10. Workshop Discussion Groups • Friday 14th August – 10.45am • What formal strategies and structures can you put in place to help ensure the success and sustainability of your business, and the harmony of your family, for the next 25 years? • What business factors, if any, do or could cause tensions and conflict in your family and what can you do to prevent, or manage any tensions or conflicts that do arise? • What business leadership and management issues, and what family dynamic challenges does the next generation face as it moves towards ownership and/or responsibility for the operations and performance of the family business?

  11. Program for August 15 • Sessions • Nicholas Paspaley’s Dream: The journey continues • Keeping the best of both worlds – merging pathways into the next generation • The KPMG Great Debate • Learning to manage conflict and relationships positively for a healthier family • business • Case Study: In the aftermath of tsunami • Social Activities • Presentation of the 2009 Australian Family Business of the Year Awards – • dinner under the stars, Sky City!

  12. Workshop Discussion Groups • Saturday 15th August – 10.45am • Discussion session on strategies, policies and procedures that will help you manage the diverse styles and personalities in your business so that performance can be optimised • What criteria is important to you in looking for a family business adviser to assist with governance and personnel issues? • How do you balance the needs and interests of family working IN the business compared to those who are not involved in either director or employment roles?

  13. Partner Program Partner Program Taste Rate – attend up to three conference sessions Thursday 13th August, 9.00am – 11.30am Sumptuous Morning Tea aboard the “Tumlaren” Friday 14th August, 8.00am – 4.00pm Litchfield National Park Tour Saturday 15th August, 9.00am – 3.00pm Territory Wildlife Park & Jumping Crocodile Cruise To organise child minding, please contact Christine at M.A.D on 08 8941 1089.

  14. Conference Program and Registrations! Click here to view the full National Conference brochure Click here to register now! Join us as we socialise and celebrate in the Top End!

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