27 September 2019, 12:00 pm

This event will take place on Friday, 27.09.2019, from 12.00 to approx. 16.00h at KLU, Room EE 1, 5th floor.

Who should attend? This event is open to all KLU students free of charge – feel free to join if you have an interest in family business.

To better plan the catering and the group discussion, please register for the event by sending an email to until September 20, 2019.


12.00 – 13.00 Snacks and Get-together

13.00 – 13.15 KLU Perspective: Why do we care for family businesses at KLU?
Prof. Dr. Christian Barrot (Dean of Programs)

13.15 – 13.30 Academic Perspective: What makes family businesses special?
Prof. Dr. Björn Michaelis (Professor of Management and Organization)

13.30 – 13.50 Student Perspective: Before the succession – thoughts and expectations
Hanna Niemeyer (BSc BA 2021)

13.50 – 14.10 Alumni Perspective: After taking over the family business – insights and realities
Susanne Faerber (MSc MGT 2015), Managing Director of Panoptikum Gebr. Faerber GmbH & Co. KG

14.10 – 14.30 Coffee Break

14.30 – 15.10 Discussions in small groups: How to address family businesses best at KLU

15.10 – 15.30 Outlook: Key insights from the discussion and next steps (Prof. Barrot / Prof. Michaelis)

15.30 - Networking and conclusion

We hope to see you at the Kick-off Workshop!