Family Business Conference, 21st May, 2013

Understanding and Leveraging the Difference

Conference Details


Enterprise Ireland is delighted to welcome International speaker Professor Justin Craig of D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University Boston, to lead this conference for family businesses.

Professor Craig is a leading expert on family business and co-directs D’Amore-McKim’s Family Business Programme.

Justin is a global thought leader in the area of family businesses and contributes to the major Journals of World Business and Entrepreneurship. Prior to joining Northeastern in 2012, he was an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Business at Bond University in Australia where he was also Co-Director of the globally recognized Australian Centre for Family Business.

Justin’s research focuses on entrepreneurial multi-generational family enterprises with a strong focus on; strategic orientation, brand identity, entrepreneurship, market orientation, innovativeness and measures of family firm performance. His application of the strategic measurement and management tool, the Balanced Scorecard to family firms has been widely recognized.

Prior to pursuing a career in academia, Justin worked with and for business families in various capacities for almost a decade. He was involved in multiple entrepreneurial ventures with his own family and he draws on these experiences to inform his work today.

We will also be joined by Patrick Buckley, Assistant CEO of Electrical Pump Services (EPS). Patrick will outline the process which EPS undertook to successfully bring the business through its various growth stages since the establishment in 1968 to it’s current position as a successful international company with particular emphasis on how EPS is preparing and educating the next generation.


Conference Details

Date: Tuesday 21st May, 2013
Time: 8.30am – 4.00pm (Registration from 7.45am)
Venue: Enterprise Ireland, The Plaza, East Point Business Park, Dublin 3

We recommend that at least 2 family members from your organisation attend the conference. The cost of attendance is €50 per participant.

Click here to download the Family Business Conference brochure [pdf format].


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For further information please contact

Wesley McGrath, Programme Manager – Family Businesses
Te: +353 1 7272353

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