European Family Businesses - Families in Business for the long term


Dear friend,

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to the 3rd European Family Business Summit, which will be held on November 17th and 18th in historic Lisbon. We expect the attendance of 200 family business owners from all over Europe.

Thanks to the invaluable support of Empresas Familiares, the voice of Portuguese family businesses, we have been able to organise this joint event and, on this important occasion, President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa will deliver the keynote address.

The 3rd European Family Business Summit will focus on the challenges and opportunities that family businesses face in the digital age and on the role of family businesses within society, especially on their position in this challenging political landscape. We will also discuss the ways to create a real monetary union and how to transmit the sense of belonging to the European Union among the next generations. Furthermore, the Summit will have a particular focus on the major challenges currently facing the unity and future of the EU.

With this aim, we have invited high level speakers from renowned family-owned companies, high level politicians, academics and public servants who will have a frank and open discussion on salient topics for the family business community in Europe.  

We hope to count you and your family members among the attendees, and we very much look forward to personally welcoming you in Lisbon.


Alfonso Líbano

Peter Villax



Overview of previous Summit 2014  in Berlin