FBA Annual Conference

May 17, 2019  |  8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Needham Sheraton, 100 Cabot St, Needham MA

This event is a unique gathering of family business owners and managers from around New England. It draws companies large and small from a wide variety of industries and professions. It is an outstanding opportunity to hear from and network with fellow family business owners, and to learn from top experts who focus on the family business space.

We feature educational sessions with panels comprised of diverse family business owners and topic specialists. This one day event, preceded the night before by the Family Business Awards, packs in a multitude of subjects, upwards of two dozen speakers, networking time, as well as breakfast and lunch.

The FBA Annual Conference is about you and for you. We love to get input from family businesses before, during and after the event. If you have ideas for content, speakers or activities, please reach out and let us know. That includes yourself, don’t be shy, your family business peers can benefit from your knowledge and experience. You can be a part of a panel discussion for any number of topics.

Use the Contact Us form to let us know how we can help you.

Check back soon for the list of topics and speakers. 


Know how good it will be and can’t wait to buy your ticket.

They are only $85 and include breakfast and lunch.


Tickets are for family business professionals ONLY.

Advisors and service providers must purchase a sponsorship to attend.

Sponsorships with speaking opportunities for service providers are available.

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Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 2017 Family Business Conference. It was the most successful gathering of the association to date, and it was an honor to have a diversity of industry leaders convene to offer advice and anecdotes to attendees. Many thanks to those who shared their expertise, as well as to those engaged listeners who sparked such lively discussion during the panels. It was a similar distinction to acknowledge and welcome new members at this year’s awards ceremony; they are all a testament to the strength of family businesses in our commonwealth, and all across New England.