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The Chair Forum 2019 | March 14 - 15, 2019

loudspeaker-with-two-sound-wavesDetails about our next Chair Forum event will be announced in the Fall of 2018. If you'd like to be added to the "I'm interested" list, please contact Christine at 773-604-5005 or You will be among the first to be notified when our program is finalized. 

Program Overview

The Chair Forum is an exclusive opportunity for in-depth conversations with peers and experts on some of the distinct questions that Conversationface the chair of a family business board. In an intimate, discussion-based setting, you’ll join with chairs of similar family enterprise boards to learn how highly effective board chairs lead.

Facilitated by leading family business governance experts Dr. Stephanie Brun de Pontet, Greg Greenleaf and Dr. Kelly LeCouvie, this seminar will provide an insider’s view of the innovative and meaningful ways that family businesses build thriving governance systems. A mix of case studies, theory, and the group’s shared experiences will form the foundation for a higher understanding of the role of the family business board chair and how to better influence the success of the enterprise from that seat.

Who Should Attend

Participants must meet the following criteria:

  • Current chairman of the board for a family firm. Vice-chairs may also register to attend along with the current chair.
  • The board must include independent directors or be in the process of adding independent directors.
  • The board must consistently meet at least three times per year.

To ensure all attendees derive optimum value from the program, attendance is restricted to 40 chairs and vice-chairs and is subject to approval by conference organizers. If you have any questions about the review process or forum content, please contact Kristi Daeda at 773-784-5008 or


The Chicago Marriott Suites O’Hare hotel in Rosemont, Illinois is located 1 mile from Chicago O’Hare Airport and features spacious guest suites with a separate living area, large desk, mini-refrigerator and more. A small block of rooms have been reserved with a special group rate of $159 per night (plus taxes). To reserve your room, please click through to the online portal for reservations. Complimentary shuttle service to the airport is available 24-hours a day.

Reservations will need to be made by 5:00pm Central Time on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. Reservation requests received after 5:00pm Central Time at the hotel on the cut-off date will be accepted on a space and rate availability basis.

Room availibility is limited. We encourage you to reserve your room early.


8770 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Ste 1340W, Chicago, IL 60631
P: 773.604.5005 E: 

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