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Business Families Foundation is Pleased to Welcome the EDHEC Family Business Center as Part of its Affiliate Network


With a mutual aim of interconnecting business family communities through practical education, the EDHEC Family Business Center joins the BFF Affiliate Network.

Montreal, QC (PRWEB) October 24, 2012

Central to the mandate of Business Families Foundation (BFF) is collaborating with university-based centers for family enterprises to create sustainable regional and international educational hubs for business families to help them address their various development and change processes. The EDHEC Family Business Center and BFF will promote together a portfolio of family business learning initiatives composed of face-to-face interactions and online education.

The EDHEC Family Business Center creates opportunities for family members, those actively involved in their family's business and those who are owners, as well as professionals working with them to interact, network and learn from each other. Offering a growing portfolio of family business learning events and activities, the EDHEC FBC actively supports the growth of family businesses and the increased awareness of the importance of family businesses to the social and economic fabric of society.

“We are delighted to be working with the Business Families Foundation to support further the development of family businesses, through targeted executive education, skills and knowledge transfer and advanced research. This partnership is a unique opportunity for us to take the next step in expanding the global reach of the EDHEC Family Business Center. This new partnership will provide an exceptional platform for our members to demonstrate how leading family businesses have grown internationally whilst remaining strongly anchored in their region of origin,” said Benoit Arnaud, Director, EDHEC Family Business Center.

This collaboration will reinforce educational resources for business family constituents in regions where EDHEC and their collaborators are active. The collaboration encompasses both educational material development and integration, as well as applied research projects.

About BFF:
Business Families Foundation (BFF) is a non-profit philanthropy established 22 years ago that provides education and support to family enterprises around the world. Launched and nurtured by business families helping business families, in collaboration with universities and international partners, the mission of BFF is to empower entrepreneurial families and those who advise them to address and resolve their issues and, in so doing, help them grow, develop and endure as the economic backbone and social fabric of their communities.

About the EDHEC Family Business Center:
Created in 2012 by EDHEC Business School with the support of well-known business families and family-owned businesses*, the EDHEC Family Business Center undertakes quantitative research to foster innovation and quality in the governance and management of family businesses. The Center provides Executive seminars that respond to the specific needs of family businesses as well as themed events at its 5 campuses (Lille, Nice, Paris, London and Singapore) to disseminate the Center's research and allow participants to share their experiences.

The Center benefits from EDHEC Business School's high quality faculty (134 world-class professors and researchers) and from the expertise of a dedicated team, composed of real-world experts and business leaders.

*The Center's Founding Members include families such as the Mulliez family (Auchan Group), the Michelin family (Mage-Invest) and leading family businesses specialists such as BIC Group, Clinitex, Roquette, Somfy, Oddo, Deloitte and Caisse d'Epargne Nord-France-Europe.

More information:
Contact: Benoit ARNAUD edhec-family(at)edhec(dot)edu. Tel +33 (0)1 53 32 76 30

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