Welcome to the conference FiD Family Firms in Dialogue 2020

“When Personality Writes History”

The 12th implementation of the conference FiD – Family Firms in Dialogue” will be held on 27th and 28th March 2020 in St.Gallen on the topic of “When Personality Writes History”.

Nothing moves and touches us more than people who achieve great things through their willpower and convictions. Stories of such people mostly talk about personalities who have lived through everything from the “valley of tears” to the “peak of elation”. At the upcoming conference, which will be held under the title - “When Personality Writes History”, we will engage and discuss with inspiring personalities and opinion leaders from around the world who give a voice to the unique, the extreme, the surprising, the controversial, the unbelievable and the sheer impossible.

The personal and authentic conference FiD – Family Firms in Dialogue is tailored for family members with the aim of promoting exchange among family firms. In various key notes, panel discussions and workshops, we offer participants the opportunity to engage in in-depth discussions with other family firms. Furthermore, the conference aims to deliver practical and relevant implications for family firms.

In addition to the knowledge transfer and education purpose, the event is a network platform for exchange among like-minded people.

We look forward to welcoming you personally in March.


Prof. Dr. Thomas Zellweger          Matthias Ch. Würsten          Marlies Grämiger

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(for more information, please refer to the German version of the website)
(for more information, please refer to the German version of the website)


27./28. March 2020 (Fri-Sat), St.Gallen

Conference venue:

Executive Campus of the University of St.Gallen (WBZ Holzweid)

Accommodation/ Gala dinner:

Einstein St.Gallen – Hotel Congress Spa