The Family Business Network is the world’s leading organization of business families
Founded in 1989 and headquartered in Lausanne, FBN is a federation of Member Associations spanning 65 countries. A vibrant community, FBN brings together 4,000 business families - encompassing 16,000 individuals of which 6,400 are Next Generation - through 750 annual events.
FBN enables our members to thrive and transform across generations to build a more sustainable future. Our events offer a safe space where business families can learn from, share with and inspire each other in a variety of formal and informal settings.
Celebrating 30 years
FBN celebrated its 30th Anniversary with “Expedition Future" on board the Silver Shadow cruise ship! FBN member families and peers enjoyed this exceptional journey from Nice to Barcelona over 3 unforgettable days, featuring a unique mix of arts, inspiration, exchange, and networking.
A Global Network
Join our vibrant global network today! FBN's 33 Member Associations cover North America, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, Europe and Latin America. Reach out to the Member Association in your country to learn more about the local programs and events they organize for networking, learning and sharing.
FBN is an inclusive organization that welcomes all business family members. We are a community of communities that develops programming tailored to the wide needs and interests of our members including by generation, role, and topic.
A stimulating and lively community, FBN organizes 750 activities annually across our network. On the international stage, we host a Global Summit and a NxG Summit every year, as well as community-specific gatherings like the NxG Entrepreneurship Day and the Polaris Impact Forum.
Force for good
“We think in generations, not in quarters”
With their inherent focus on long term success, business families are natural advocates for a more conscious capitalism as they seek to leave a positive legacy for generations to come.