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By families,

for families,

together across


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.

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16th NxG International Summit is postponed to 2021 in Bulgaria

Nxg Summit 2020 - Pravets

In the light of the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we are more than ever very concerned about the health and well-being of all our members and colleagues. 
We must prioritize the health and safety of everyone, and together, by being patient, we can make a difference in the evolution of the coronavirus pandemic.
Hence, we have decided to postpone the NxG 16th Intl Summit in Pravets, Bulgaria to 2021 in Bulgaria. 
We are currently working on finding a new date and we’ll communicate further information as soon as they are defined.

A Global Network

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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.



FBN Event

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.

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