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Fordham Institute for Family and Private Enterprise Symposium


Fordham Institute for Family and Private Enterprise Symposium
Family business owners address key organizational issues

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 | 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Lowenstein Center, 12th Floor | Lincoln Center Campus

The Fordham Institute for Family and Private Enterprise Symposium Conference will address the opportunities and challenges of running a family business such as succession planning and legacy and organizational challenges, and offer first-person testimonials. A new definition of family that engages community will be explored over lunch.

Speakers include:

Dr. Bert Twaalfhoven, GBS ’52
Bert W.M Twaalfhoven, founder of EFER and former President of Indivers B.V. will offer his perspective on how to masterfully “Learn, Earn and Return” as an entrepreneur and in life. Dr. Twaalfhoven graduated from Fordham University and received his MBA at Harvard Business School. In 1993, Dr. Twaalfhoven received an honorary doctorate from Fordham University for his achievements in the area of education and as an international entrepreneur.

Mithat Bereket
Mithat Bereket is a visiting scholar at Fordham GBA. He is a leading broadcast journalist and news anchorman in Turkey on TRT, Turkey’s national public broadcasting network, and CNN Turk, CNN’s Turkey affiliate. Bereket is known for his news and foreign affairs commentary and for his exclusive interviews with world leaders and prominent public figures.

Fabian Fabrega
The Fábregas are a family of entrepreneurs responsible for the design, restoration and management of the historic El Castillo Hotel and Organizational Center in Argentina. It took them a decade to fully develop their “eco-fairy tale castle” model of a sustainable resort that was the subject of an INSEAD business case study.

This conference is open to the entire Fordham Community of students, faculty, alumni and friends.

$20 Fordham affiliates / $25 Guests

For more information, contact Jean Howard, Director, Fordham Accelerator for Business at212-636-6165 or


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