FAMILY BUSINESS WORKSHOP

FAMILY BUSINESS WORKSHOP

16th of April 2015

Szolnok, Hungary

 

On 16th of April 2015 BI-KA Logisztika Kft. hosted a half-day workshop dedicated to family businesses in its Szolnok based office in Hungary.

 

The purpose of the workshop was to bring together the region five prominent family businesses to learn about what it means to be a family business in Hungary, what are the main challenges of family business management. One of the most interesting topics of the workshop was the succession issues of Hungarian SMEs.

The agenda began with a short introduction of the participant’s businesses focusing on the role of family in the management of the enterprise.

Next a presentation about the importance and main characteristics of family businesses was delivered by Dr. Judit Csákné Filep. Than Dr. Balázs Heidrich conducted a very interesting discussion about the secrets of long lasting family businesses.

The participants agreed one of the key competences of long lasting, multigenerational family businesses is the ability to successfully transfer the business through generations. Dr. Judit Csákné Filep summarized the main international and Hungarian research results of succession and succession planning.

Next the participants discussed the importance of INSIST project and Dr. Balázs Heidrich described its aims and agenda.

The family business workshop in Szolnok was a great possibility for business families to share their experiences and to learn from each other. The host of the event – Dr. György Karmazin (founder of BI-KA Logisztika Kft.) – who successfully transferred the management of his company to a non-family manager has set real life example to the other participants and shared his valuable thoughts about professionalization and delegation.

The atmosphere of the event was educational and inspirational at the same time.

The INSIST project’s members expect to see the workshop participants again in future project events.

 

Dr. György Karmazin with his family - founder of BI-KA Logisztika Kft., one of the most successful family businesses in Szolnok, Hungary

Dr. György Karmazin with his family - founder of BI-KA Logisztika Kft., one of the most successful family businesses in Szolnok, Hungary