15 May 2020, 2:00 pm
15 May 2020
Closing date:
16 May 2020

Family Businesses at KLU #2 - Corona-Special
Friday, 15 May 2020
14:00 - 16:00
via Zoom (link sent to registrants only)

Organized by Prof. Drs. Barrot, Himme, and Van Quaquebeke.
Registrants may submit questions or specific topics of interest beforehand.

Register via the below email address until 14 May 2020:

Last September, we had a very successful Kick-off Workshop for Family Businesses at KLU. One outcome of this workshop was the plan to introduce a regular event series on this topic, i.e., about once per semester.

Particularly during the current crisis, there is an urgent need for a forum on this topic: Many of you involved in family businesses currently face a very challenging situation. You do not only have to worry about the health aspects of the Coronavirus, but also need to cope with the economic consequences. And for many of your family businesses these are very severe, due to lockdowns, closed borders, imploded demand, or disrupted supply chains.

Thus, we invite everyone from the family business community at KLU to this virtual event.
During this session, you will have the chance to exchange experiences, ideas, thoughts, and worries with fellow students in similar situations. In addition, we will have faculty experts joining the event to answer your questions and provide you with insights and advice from their fields of expertise:

  • Alexander Himme will be available for questions on topics such as liquidity planning, or consequences for assets and balance sheets.

  • Niels Van Quaquebeke will share advice on leadership in crisis, the challenges of home office, and coping with fears and risks.

  • Christian Barrot will provide ideas on how you can tackle a crisis with innovations and the help of digital technology.

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 session and the virtual break-out rooms, please register for the event by sending an email to until May 14, 2020.

Please feel free to share any questions or specific topics which you would like to discuss, so that we can best prepare for your needs.

Given the sensitive nature of the topics discussed in this meeting, the Zoom link will only be sent out to registered students prior to the event.