Join us for a dynamic two-day conference designed by and for California’s family businesses.
Sacramento’s Convention Center will serve as the backdrop for this multi-generational event set for February 11-12, 2019. Join other family businesses from our region for great educational sessions and collaborative networking opportunities focused on the unique challenges of family business. Going on its third year, the Generations Family Business Conference will feature an impressive roster of local, regional and national keynote speakers and breakout sessions, who will share personal stories of their family businesses.
What others are saying about Generations:
“Running a family business comes with a unique set of challenges, succession planning at the top of our list. The Family Business Center’s Generations Conference provides the tools to help navigate those challenges, ensuring that California’s family businesses, ours included, remain sustainable and successful.” Ken Grossman, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Founder
“We’re getting and giving a lot of perspective on being a family business. Doing a lot of contrast and compare and really understanding the nuances of what it takes to run a family business successfully. This is a really amazing experience for me to be around so many companies that are family and generational. Every community has them but we all tend to be a little private and so having this opportunity to come together and be open and share and to do it in an environment where you do feel that it is still private.” Mike Betts, Betts Company
“While every company is unique, the common themes and issues family businesses face came up again and again at the Generations Family Business Conference. The conference gave me perspective on my family business that I can’t see from the inside.” Chris Haven, Sales and Marketing Manager, Flyers Energy, LLC
“The conference was very enjoyable. I would say that it was really valuable to me as a contributor to consider our family’s development in a structured way. This created some significant new learning, which is all you can ask of a conference of people that have never met each other before.” Peter Gordon, Director, William Grant & Sons Distillers Ltd, Glenfiddich Whisky
“Being able to discuss the similar issues that all family businesses encounter with other family businesses has helped us address our challenges using real world examples, everybody is always willing to share their successes and failures.” Ken Monroe, President, Holt of California
“We are looking forward to sending another group of family members to this year’s Generations conference as we found great value in last year’s inaugural program. Having the opportunity to network with similar businesses experiencing similar challenges is invaluable to give us the boost of energy and confidence we need to address family challenges head on.” Bill Carriere, Carriere Family Farms
“The Family Business Center allows you to interact with people struggling with the same issues, communication is open and all the forums always send you away with new ideas and means to use and implement. The resources and examples from other businesses often validate what does work, that alone is worth membership.” Thomas Dille, Fiddyment Farms