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21 Apr

Inaugural speech by Anita Van Gils

On Friday 21 April the inaugural speech and official installation of Ms. Anita Van Gils as a Professor of Family Business will take place at Windesheim Univerity of Applied Sciences.

'Strategic entrepreneurship: from family business to entrepreneurial business family'

As a professor, Anita will be working for the Dutch Centre of Expertise in Family Business, which conducts practical research into the entrepreneurial behavior of family businesses. Next to the focus on corporate governance and succession, the Centre of Expertise emphasizes - with the appointment of a second professor - the importance of 'strategic entrepreneurship' to increase the continuity of family businesses. This research theme includes creating new opportunities in the market, innovation and growth. Moreover, the aim is to assess how entrepreneurial families can contribute to the development of a sustainable business model, with a specific focus on people, society and planet.

Programme

13.30 Entry
14.00 Word of welcome by Rob van Lambalgen, Director of the Business, Media and Law Division and Ilse Matser, Professor and Director of the Dutch Centre of Expertise in Family Business
14.15   Speech by Torsten Pieper, President of IFERA:  'Family Businesses Around The World – Similarities, Differences, and Lessons Learned'
14.45   Inaugural speech by Anita Van Gils: 'Strategic Entrepreneurship: from family business to entrepreneurial business family'
15.30 Panel discussion with directors of the family businesses De Beer, Dolmans Landscaping Group and Maan Engineering, facilitated by Albert-Jan Thomassen, director of FBNed
16.15 Installation of Anita Van Gils as a Professor of Family Business by Henk Hagoort, Chair of Windesheim's Executive Board
16.30   Closing with snacks and drinks

Venue

The inaugural speech will be delivered at the Atrium/Auditorium in Windesheim's C Building, Campus 2-6 in Zwolle.

Registration

Would you like to attend this meeting? Please register by sending an email to the Dutch Centre of Expertise in Family Business: familybusiness@windesheim.nl

Read more about the Dutch Centre of Expertise in Family Business