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Prof Elmarie Venter attended the Annual International Family Enterprise Research Academy (IFERA) Conference which was held in Hamburg, 30 June - 2 July 2015.

The theme of the 2015 conference was "Tradition and Innovation in Family Business". Presenters from more than 30 countries were represented at the conference. In total 139 submissions were made by 297 authors (54 Competitive paper presentations, 59 Discussion papers, 14 Posters and 12 Research Dissemination papers).

Keynote speakers included Richard L. Priem, Luther Henderson, Chair of Strategic Management and Leadership Neely School of Business, Texas Christian University and Dr. Michael Frese, National University of Singapore Business School and Leuphana University of Luneburg. Prof Venter (co-authors Prof Farringtong and Ms Andrea de Witt) presented a paper titled: The influence of leadership styles on the business performance of family businesses".

ABOVE (from left to right): Elmarie Venter, Alfredo de Massis, Lorraine Uhlander and Ilse Matser