WIFU offers collaborative events with the following partners and supports them by providing content and speakers:
FURTHER EDUCATION FOR FAMILY ENTREPRENEURS
The ‘Professional Campus’ team at the Witten/Herdecke University regularly organises further training activities for shareholders, successors, members of family businesses and business families, and anybody else interested in family entrepreneurship. WIFU lecturers and speakers offer themed workshops and seminars on specific issues as part of the event.
MARRIAGE MARKET FOR FAMILY BUSINESSES
OPENING THE DOOR TO THE NEXT GENERATION
Family businesses have special needs and expectations regarding their workforces and future managers. That is why the Witten Institute for Family Business (WIFU) collaborates with the Campus Relations Team at the Witten/Herdecke University to regularly organise one evening each term for their established networking event ‘Marriage Market’, specially tailored for family businesses.
MATCH-MAKING FOR PROS
The Marriage Market has more than thirty years of tradition at Witten. Representatives of family businesses can use this exclusive evening to make contact with potential new recruits and get to know committed students who wish to find out about internships, working student positions and new jobs, or are looking to make contact with a mentor.
This event is limited to 18 corporate attendees, so please register early.
There will be lots of opportunities to meet people personally between the workshops and talks.
Professor Dr Tom A. Rüsen welcomes attendees to the anniversary congress in 2018.
Congress attendees take a trip through the development of industry using virtual reality.
Nordrhein-Westfalen’s Minister of the Economy, Professor Dr Andreas Pinkwart, has been an advocate of family entrepreneurs since the congress.
An artistic interpretation of the congress.
WIFU Marriage Market
WIFU Marriage Market
The first ever congress for family businesses in 1998.
WIFU experts talking to young successors at the ‘Knowledge Black Market’ in the Successor Academy.
The WIFU team is available at the congress to answer questions and discuss research, teaching and events on family businesses.
The evening programme
Key themes of the collaborative workshop are up for discussion.
At the collaborative workshop, attendees can develop their own ideas and evaluate them using a program.
Frank Schomburg provides an introduction into the way the collaborative workshop works and proceeds.