Family Business Conference

Dublin, Crowne Plaza Northwood
Event Date 
Tuesday 24th March 2015
Event Details 

The Family Business Conference  - morning conference with a keynote address from Dr Habbershon and panel discusssions.

Professionalising Your Family Business
Crowne Plaza Northwood, Santry, Dublin. For location & directions click HERE.


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Who should attend
Family Business owners, managers and next generation representatives, family business advisors and anyone with general interest in the family business nationally and internationally. 
Keynote Speaker

Prof. Timothy Habbershon 

Dr Timothy Habbershon


Professor Timothy Habbershon is the Managing Director at Fidelity Investments, the advisor to Johnson Family and the founding director of Institute for Family Enterprising based in Babson College, Massachusetts, USA, 

Prof. Habbershon was also assistant professor of Entrepreneurship, holding the President's Term Chair in Family Enterprising. While at Babson, he developed an emphasis on family-based entrepreneurship called Transgenerational Entrepreneurship.

Prof. Habbershon is also the founding director of family business programs in the Snider Entrepreneurship Center at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and in the Freeman Institute for Rural Entrepreneurship in the School of Business at the University of South Dakota. He has conducted Executive Education programs to family ownership and management teams on entrepreneurial strategy and relationship issues through universities worldwide.

Prof. Habbershon has written a number of academic articles, he has a regular column – "Family Business Inc." – in BusinessWeek's Small Biz magazine, and has been cited in The Financial Times, Newsweek, and The New York Times.


Other Speakers

Event MC- Bobby Kerr

Bobby Kerr

Entrepreneur, investor and public speaker, Bobby Kerr is chairman of coffee franchise, Insomnia. Mr Kerr has extensive experience in the catering industry. 

He was former Managing director of Bewleys Oriental Café, Bewleys Franchising and Bewleys Bakery. In 1999, he set up PERK Coffee Shops which was sold to Insomnia in 2003. 

Mr Kerr comes from a family business background. His father set up Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny in 1966. When his father died, Bobby became chairman of the hotel and actively involved in the business. In 2008, he spearheaded the sale of the business when the hotel was sold for €23 million. 

Mr Kerr is also a broadcaster and has featured as an investor in four series of Dragon's Den, and most recently, as a radio presenter on Newstalk.


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