2024 “It’s All Relative” Family Business Symposium

We are excited to announce the 3rd annual It’s All Relative Family Business Symposium hosted by the Ole Miss Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship September 10-11, 2024 at the Sheraton Flowood The Refuge Hotel & Conference Center! Registration will be available soon!

Mission Statement

The It’s All Relative 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.

10:00 am     Check-In 

10:30 am Opening remarks from Clay Dibrell, Co-Director of the Ole Miss CIE

10:45 am Estate Planning - Trip Barnes, President and Shareholder of Barnes, Bailey & Janoush, P.A

11:30 am Lunch

1:00 pm Keynote Speaker I - Ken Williams, President and COO of Corinth Coca-Cola Bottling Works

2:00 pm Coffee Break with Sponsors

2:30 pm Case Study (I) with Abb Payne, Founder and CEO of Payne Capital

3:30 pm Coffee break with Sponsors

3:45 pm Women and Family Business Panel - Facilitated by Amy Walker, Area Sales Manager at Ergon, Inc.

4:30 pm Succession Planning - George Hester, Chairman of Navitas

5:30 - 7:00 pm Reception
8:00 am       Check-In and Breakfast

8:45 am Revisit Day One Learnings - Liza Cirlot Looser, Founder, CEO and Chairman of The Cirlot Agency, and Dr. Clay Dibrell

9:00 am Case Study II - The Dowell Family, The Dowell Group at Morgan Stanley

9:45 am Coffee break with Sponsors

10:00 am Family Business Research w/ Dr. Clay Dibrell

10:45 am Coffee break with Sponsors

11:00 am Keynote Speaker II - John Stephenson, Vice President & Head of the Cathy Family Office at Chick-Fil-A Corporate Support Center

12:00 pm Departure (Lunch To-Go)

Sheraton Flowood – The Refuge Hotel & Conference Center

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