Inaugural “It’s All Relative” Family Business Symposium

We are excited to announce that the inaugural It’s All Relative Ole Miss Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Family Business Symposium is going to take place exclusively in person, November 2-3, 2022 in Oxford, MS!

View the Family Business Symposium pamphlet here!

Mission Statement

While facing unique challenges, family businesses are vital. to the economic and social fabric of Mississippi. The UM CIE Family Business Symposium aspires to be an open forum where leaders, family members, and employees from family businesses from a variety of industries can share their concerns and questions in order to learn best practices from knowledge leaders, enabling them to grow and to continue their businesses across generations.

Event Schedule

Wednesday, November 2, 2022  |  Graduate Oxford

5:30 – 7:00 pm  Reception

Thursday, November 3, 2022  |  Oxford Conference Center

8:30 am      Light breakfast and visit with exhibitors

9:30 am      Welcome and Case Studies – Succession/Valuations

11:00 am     Lunch

11:45 am     Keynote speakers

1:15 pm      Coffee break with exhibitors

1:45 pm      Panel Discussion – Succession and Estate Planning: Top Five Things You                               Need to Do


                       Benton Turnage (Gulf Point Advisors): “Mergers and Acquisitions”

                       Donna Bruce (FORVIS): “Accounting and Taxes”

                       Kap Primos (Butler Snow LLP): “Process and Structuring”

                      Hale Dees (Community Bank): “Banking and Liquidity”

                      Jordan Bryan (Ross and Yerger): “Insurance Needs”

                      Dr. Walter Davis (Professor of Management at Ole Miss): “HR: Employee                                  Retention and Preparing for Change”

3:15 pm      Breakout groups

4:00 pm      Wrap-up and Sharing

Event Registration

Early bird rate until October 7, 2022: $499/person (Additional guests in the same registration group: $399/person)

After October 7, 2022: $749/person (Additional guests in the same registration group: $399/person)

Hotel Information

We have reserved a bloc of rooms for the symposium on November 2 at the Graduate Oxford Hotel. Reserve your room by October 17 to enjoy the group rate of $129/night.

Direct booking link: 2022 Ole Miss Family Business Symposium

Booking by phone: (662) 234-3031 Press 1 (front desk) or 2 (reservation hotline) and mention the “Rooftop Reception” to receive the group rate.

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