BFFI - ECGI Conference: The Role of Family Firms in Long-Term Sustainability

Wednesday, June 12, 2024
Vilnius, Lithuania

We are pleased to extend a cordial invitation to the upcoming Baltic Family Firm Institute - ECGI Conference, focusing on the theme of Family Enterprises. This conference is organized by the Baltic Family Firm Institute (BFFI) and European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI), as part of the Family Capitalism pillar of the ECGI’s Responsible Capitalism project.

The conference will focus on how family-owned enterprises can harness their long-term vision and values to strengthen the sustainability of both the firm and its stakeholders.  The discussion will revolve around the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead for the next generation of family business leaders, and practical guidance for family enterprises shaping the future. 

The conference is hosted by ISM University of Management and Economics in Vilnius, Lithuania, on:

  • Wednesday, June 12, 2024, from 10:30 to 21:00 EEST
  • Thursday, June 13, 2024, from 09:00 to 16:00 EEST

The venue address is Gediminas Avenue 7, Vilnius, Lithuania.
See the full programme

Keynote Speakers

Dennis T. Jaffe is a Senior Research Fellow at Banyan Global Family Business Advisors. He holds a PhD from Yale University. Over a 40-year career, as professor, organizational consultant and family therapist, he has helped families with a family business, family office or family foundation, overcome personal challenges that get in the way of successful and fulfilling generational transfer of businesses, wealth, values, commitments and legacies.

John A. Davis is the Chairman and Founder of Cambridge Family Enterprise Group and Senior Lecturer and Faculty Director of Family Enterprise Executive Programs at MIT Sloan School of Management. He is a globally recognized pioneer and authority on family enterprise, family wealth, and family office. Since the 1970s, he has been a leading researcher, author, advisor, and speaker in the family enterprise field, and is the creator of the field's most impactful conceptual frameworks. 

Christina R. Wing is the founder of Wingspan Legacy Partners and Senior Lecturer at Harvard Business School. She is the chair of the executive education program Families in Business and frequently teaches family office and HBS/Young Presidents' Organization programs internationally. Prior to teaching at HBS and creating Wingspan, Christina held a variety of roles within the finance and general management fields. Most recently she was president and CEO of a family office where she oversaw a team of people and assets within real estate, art, collectables, private investments, and philanthropic activities.

Morten Bennedsen is Niels Bohr Professor at the University of Copenhagen (Denmark). He obtained his PhD in Economics from Harvard University in 1998 and is an expert on owner-managed and family businesses. His work has been published in top finance and economics journals and he is the author of the book "The Family Business Map: Assets and Roadblocks in Longterm Planning". He has served as advisor to The Danish Ministry of Business, The Danish and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, private equity funds and the World Bank. He consults and works with many families in Europe, in Asia and in the rest of the world.


Morten Bennedsen, University of Copenhagen and ECGI
Janis Berzins, BI Norwegian Business School
Valdonė Darškuvienė, ISM University of Management and Economics
Anete Pajuste, Stockholm School of Economics (Riga) and ECGI

Registration & Tickets

SSE Riga alumni are offered a special price for the conference, with two options available for purchasing conference tickets: one including dinner and the other without.

Special Conference fee for SSE Riga Alumni EUR 153 (regular fee is EUR 180)
Conference Dinner EUR 60

If you prefer to pay via PayPal, please use the following ticket link on Eventbrite.

If you prefer to pay directly by credit card, please use the ticket link for the conference including dinner or the ticket link for the conference without dinner.

Anete Pajuste
Professor, Head of Accounting and Finance Department. BSc Courses: Financial Economics; Business Valuation. EMBA Course: Financial Economics. Read More