2024 Annual Conference
The 32nd Family Business Conference hosted by Prairie Family Business Association.
April 17th, 2024: 8:00am-5:00pm
April 18th, 2024: 8:00am-11:30am
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Hilton Garden Inn-Downtown
PEOPLE: Starting With YOU!
Join family businesses from all over the country for this two-day event! If you consider yourself a family business owner, employee, successor, board member, or key stakeholder grappling with the complexities of family dynamics in business – this conference is the perfect fit for you and your family!
National family business experts will equip your family with the tools needed to transition and grow, as well as keep you competitive in an ever-changing business landscape.
Day 1 - Afternoon Discussion Groups
NEW this year, 90-minute discussion groups will be offered to provide more time to connect with fellow family business owners and leaders. Please select the discussion group you would like to join on the afternoon of April 17th by indicating "Next Gen", "Transition Gen", or "Leading Gen" on your registration. Advisors or attendees with no preference may indicate that as well.
Next Gen Discussion
Katie Rucker and Jenny Dinnen, Next Gen Collaborative
Family businesses are often built on tradition, legacy, and a shared vision. The strength of these businesses lies in the dedication and commitment of family members who work tirelessly to ensure the company is not overlooked--the value of finding your unique voice doesn't mean going against the family values but rather the focus is around inspiring the business (and ultimately the family) with fresh perspectives and innovative ideas. It's about enriching the family business with your own experiences, skills, and vision. Your personal achievements outside the business can boost your confidence and leadership abilities, while your envisioned personal legacy can align your goals with those of the family business. By striking this balance, you contribute to the continued success and growth of the family business while honoring your own individual journey.
Importance of harnessing your individual strength and passions to drive both personal and professional success
Innovating in the next gen
Tips on how to get started utilizing Next Gen Collaborative's FAMILY Framework
Why envisioning your own personal legacy is important as you expand your role in the family business
Preparing a Meaningful Exit Strategy
Tom Epperson, InnerWill Leadership Institute
Many folks make the decision to retire based on an economic state rather than a life state - - and that comes as no surprise considering that there's plenty of guidance for retirees about their financial portfolio; not so much about their emotional portfolio. Beyond that there's myriad of reasons why it's so difficult for Family Business Leaders to hand over the reins and hand over their leadership responsibilities. Instead of thinking of it as retirement, what if we defined it as reinvention? Reinvention is focused on transitioning that same passion, purpose, and potential that's been focused on the business to bring about continued fulfillment in the next chapter life. This program takes a holistic approach that leverages each leader's invaluable insights, wisdom, and talents that have been honed over decades, to overcome their personal challenges (from handing over the reins of the business to family dynamics, and everything in between) and live a life of abundance and purpose after retirement.
Click here to register and learn about our Pre-Conference Event options!