The Family Business Conference March 2021

For 22 years Family Business Australia and New Zealand have been the Asia Pacific leaders in supporting family businesses, regardless of industry or age. We believe that creating a positive and open platform of education, support and connection creates access to a depth of knowledge and learning that would be impossible to attain elsewhere. You have the opportunity to talk to, learn from and build rapport with everyone from CEOs to next gens, from manufacturing specialists to retail specialists, from heritage businesses to start-ups. It’s a melting pot of experience and wisdom that enables you to consolidate your skills and those of your family members and employees.


The Star Sydney
Sydney, NSW, Australia


Thursday 18 – Friday 19
March, 2021

Message from FBA's CEO and Chairman

In a faster-paced more transactional world, people crave experiences. The 22nd Family Business Conference – Asia Pacific, brought to you by Family Business Australia and New Zealand (FBANZ), will provide family business members with an experience that cannot be found elsewhere.

On the back of a global pandemic that has seen how we live and interact changing what we might have perceived as our rite of passage, FBANZ will bring to you an opportunity unlike any other. The ability to Re-connect with your community, Re-engage and learn from each other, and Re-energise and be inspired about the future. This will provide a sense of community and belonging that empowers families in business.

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Join us for the first time in Sydney!

Family Business Australia and New Zealand are excited to welcome you to Sydney for the first time in 2021. Join family businesses and advisors from around Asia Pacific to Re-connect, Re-engage and Re-energise at the 22nd Family Business Conference.

What makes Sydney postcard perfect is its glittering harbour, complemented by must-see Australian landmarks like the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Scratch beneath the surface and you will find sun-bathed beaches, manicured parks and a sophisticated food and drink scene to match a city of this magnitude.

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Meet Our Keynote Speakers

Hear from iconic Australian family businesses and speakers who will challenge your perspective on your family business.
Janine AllisJanine Allis

Janine Allis

Founder, Boost Juice Bars and Executive Director, Retail Zoo
Melanie Cooper AM B.Ec FCAMelanie Cooper AM B.Ec FCA

Melanie Cooper AM B.Ec FCA

Executive Director, Coopers
Louise CooperLouise Cooper

Louise Cooper

6th Generation, Coopers
Tim ClarksonTim Clarkson

Tim Clarkson

CEO, Chas Clarkson
Sally ClarksonSally Clarkson

Sally Clarkson

Senior Account Manager, Chas Clarkson

Mike ClarksonMike Clarkson

Mike Clarkson

CFO and Director, Chas Clarkson
Andre EikmeierAndre Eikmeier

Andre Eikmeier

Founder, Good Empire and Co-founder, Vinomofo
Keith McBrideKeith McBride

Keith McBride

Chair, AJ & PA McBride
Nathan WesslingNathan Wessling

Nathan Wessling

Chief Financial Officer and Secretary, AJ & PA McBride
Michael WittnerMichael Wittner

Michael Wittner

Executive Chairman, Wittner Shoes | CEO, Wittner International Pty Ltd


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The Family Business Conference March 2021 kicks off in....


Thank you to our Conference Sponsors

Thank you to our National Partners