Tharawat Conferences


About the Program...

Wednesday 27th August 

As with every year, the first day of the conference is the Continuum Academy dedicated to the next generation of family businesses, followed by a cultural excursion or a visit to a family business in London.

NextGen Session
Being a NextGen in the 21st Century  - On the future of leadership   
Excursion: Behind the Scenes - A visit to the Thames Barrier

The city of London has always been vulnerable to floods heavy tide. Operational since 1982, the Thames Barrier is a flood control system located downstream of central London.
In an exclusive behind the scenes visit, Continuum attendees will explore this impressive structure, understand its function and have access to the machinery areas. 

Welcome Dinner

Thursday 28th August - VALUES DRIVING GROWTH
The second day of the conference takes a deep dive into exploring the family business from various angles and allows us to share and exchange the knowledge amongst families from all over the world.
Confirmed Sessions

Is Better Good Enough?
A competitiveness outlook for 2014 and beyond

Leading a multinational family business
Aligning value and growth    

The Family Business Governance
Exploring 175 years of Continuity    

Family Business in the Carribbean
Dynamics and Impact

Ignoring the Red Flags
When family businesses do not sustain    

Creating a Vision for Your Family Relationships
How to transform your Ghosts into Allies

Caran d’Ache: an authentic Swiss manufacture with real people

Friday 29th August - FAMILY OFFICES - Vehicles for Sustainability

The third and final day of the conference, we will focus on one of the most talked about topics in recent years: Family Offices. 
We will explore the various functions and structures of successful family offices from around the world and understand what families can do to 
- Support governance structures
- Organize wealth management
- Focus philanthropic efforts
- Work towards long-term sustainability

Family Offices – Foundations and Principles    
The Luck Family Office – Insights and experiences    
Building a Family Office – How to Bridge Corporate Structures  
Institutionalising Philanthropy - Examples and Cases   
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