David Bork speaking at Taiden

Speaking Engagements

David Bork to address attendees at the 2018 Family Firm Institute Global Conference in London, England.

David Borkwill present “Celebrating the Past, Writing the History of the Future“ to a global audience of advisors and consultants, academics and researchers, and family enterprise members on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at the Park Plaza Riverbank, London. The session contributes to the festival of family business through a celebration of 50 years of research and practice. We engage in a reflection with the audience to shape the future on how best we can serve family businesses.

The Family Firm Institute global conference is the pinnacle event in the field. This annual gathering brings together a multidisciplinary group of practitioners, researchers, educators and family enterprise members to address the top issues in the field of family enterprise. The most influential global network of thought-leaders in the field of family enterprise, the Family Firm Institute provides research-based learning and relevant tools for advisors and consultants, academics and family enterprise members to drive success.

Learn more about the 2018 Family Firm Institute Global Conference here. https://digital.ffi.org/ffi-global-conference

Increase your organizational health and performance!

David Bork and his colleagues, together with the GEM Family Office, are proud to offer a unique workshop on The Bork Processâ„¢ from April 12-13, 2018 in Miami. This program is the product of David’s accumulated wisdom from 50 years of expertise working with over 450 family businesses all over the world. Grounded in the Four Pillars of Family Business: Alignment, Boundaries, Communication and Competency. These pillars are imperative for a resilient family business, affecting organizational health, management function, and personal performance.

This 2-day workshop is intended to be a deep dive into some of the BEST international family business practices. The Bork Process Team strives to teach each person in the family, and company, to understand and use essential core skills for increasing organizational health and performance.

We are offering this unique and transformational experience at the special price of $400.00 for individual participants and $350.00 per person, if 2 or more members of the same family participate together.
We want to encourage the participation of several members of the same family in this workshop in order to create an open dialogue and stimulate the exchange of ideas about the FB challenges. Participation of multiple family members will increase the impact this workshop can have on your family and business, and improve the possibility for implementation within your Family Business.
This will be an intimate atmosphere. Limited space is available. Please contact Samuel Maldonado, Family Business Matters Associate, sam@fambizmatters.comfor questions or to register for the event.

Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO)

Speaker Since 1984
Founded in 1950, Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) today provides 23,000 peers and their families in more than 130 countries with access to unique educational and networking experiences designed to support their business, community and personal leadership.

Members of Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) are peers who share in common the achievement of success at an early age (before 45); a commitment to learning as a lifelong adventure; and a desire to connect authentically in an environment of trust and confidentiality. At the age of 50, Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) members transition to Young Presidents’ Organization’s (YPO’s) graduate group, World Presidents’ Organization (WPO). World Presidents’ Organization (WPO) is a global community within Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) of current and former chief executives dedicated to enriching each member’s lifelong journey of leadership, growth and significance through education and idea exchange.

David Bork has spoken at many Young Presidents’ Organization Universities, including Venice, where he was named “Best of the Best” in 1988, a designation for the most highly-rated speakers. For nearly 30 years, Young Presidents’ Organization and World Presidents’ Organization  have returned to have David Bork spearhead many of their educational events around the world. In March 2014, the Young Presidents’ Organization and World Presidents’ Organization  held a joint Family Business Summit, a 3 day educational workshop designed and conducted by David Bork. Topics included Governance, Succession, Next Generation Grooming, Employment Policies, Visioning and Mission Statements.

Bork’s leadership in guiding family businesses through succession issues is highly regarded by both organizations. In March 2013, David Bork was called upon by the Saudi Chapter to lead two programs: Developing Next Generation Leadership and The Real Test in Family Business Success: Transition to the Next Generation.

Family Enterprise Council

April 25, 2017
Mexico City
“El proceso de sucesión y sistemas de resolución de conflictos en diferentes culturas”
Es consultor familiar con casi cinco décadas de experiencia internacional ofreciendo guía a más de 450 familias empresarias. Como pionero en la industria, David tiene un patrimonio de conocimiento y experiencia propia de los numerosos retos que ha encontrado en la ayuda de cómo mejorar la gestión de empresas familiares en cualquier aspecto imaginable de una familia empresaria. David es un orador habitual en conferencias, retiros y universidades de todo el mundo y un recurso muy reconocido por YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization). David es el autor de 5 libros incuido The Little Red Book of Family Business.

Family Business Network Global Summit

October 2014
David Bork presented the “Challenges of the Rising Generation and State of the Art of Family Business” to the Bahrain Family Business Association during 2014 Global Summit.

Family Firm Institute (FFI) Annual Education Conference

October 2012
Brussels, Belgium
Family Firm Institute (FFI) is an international organization dedicated to providing interdisciplinary education and networking opportunities for family business and family wealth professionals and to increasing public awareness about trends in the family business and family wealth fields. David has been a featured speaker at 23 of Family Firm Institute’s (FFI) 26 Annual Conferences.
View Presentation Video titled “What is it that Informs Your Work with Family Business?”

Pictet’s Next Generation

“My Family and I: Family Governance, Inheriting Values as well as Money”
November 2012
Geneva, Switzerland
Pictet is a hybrid banking company in Geneva focusing on asset management and private banking. Pictectís 2012 Next Generation Conference, the first of its kind, was a forum designed for the younger generation of investors.

Family Business Center of Hawaii Annual Retreat

September 2007 & Spring 2011
University of Hawaii College of Business
Honolulu, Hawaii
A two-day family business retreat exploring succession, boundaries, communications and laying the foundations for success in family business.

18th Annual Prairie Family Business Conference

April 2010
Prairie Family Business Association
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Recognized as the number one networking event in the region for family-owned businesses, this interactive conference gave families new tools to help their businesses operate more productively and competitively, while building stronger family relationships.

2nd Annual Conference for Inheritors

“Perpetuating Family Traditions, Values and Wealth”
June 2009
Itau Private Bank, Private Wealth Division
Santiago, Chile
Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. is the largest financial conglomerate in the Southern Hemisphere and one of the 20 largest in the world who organized this Conference.

6th Annual National Family Business Day Celebration

October 2009
Canadian Association of Family Enterprise in partnership with the Business Families Centre
Richard Ivey School of Business
London, Ontario
Dedicated to a three-pronged approach to Canadian families in business: study, support and celebrate.

Family Enterprise Centerís Membership Program

September 2009
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Rooted at the intersection of business issues and family dynamics, committed to continuing the legacy of success created by Western Pennsylvaniaís family businesses.

Instituto de la Epresa Familiar

May 2004
Toldeo, Spain
A network of the leading businesses in Spain

East Coast Bowling Centers Convention

October 2003
Atlantic City, New Jersey
David Bork and Jack Mitchell co-presented “Making Your Customer the Center of Your Attention in Your Family Owned Business.”

Turkish Industrialists and Businessmenís Association (TUSIAD) Conference

“Corporate Governance: New Framework for Business in Turkey”
March 2002
Istanbul, Turkey
Turkish Industrialists and Businessmen’s Association (TUSIAD) is an organization comprised of executives of major Turkish industrial and service companies, dedicated to promoting public welfare through private enterprise.

Does Your Family Business Need Help?

Family Business Matters has extensive experience assisting family businesses. With many decades of experience, we understand the wide variety of challenges that families face as they work together to build, grow and sustain a thriving family business generation after generation. Through conferences, continuing education programs, family business retreats, speaking engagements and private family business consulting services, Family Business Matters has assisted more than 450 family-owned businesses around the world chart their way through family business issues of all shapes and sizes.

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