Prof Elmarie Venter represented the Nelson Mandela University and Family Business Unit (FBU) as a speaker and panellist during the recent Cross Border Planning: International 2021 Conference Europe, Middle-East, Asia and Africa.

The conference was held online during the period of 25-27 May 2021 and aimed to engage in discussion across a full range of issues affecting the modern private client. Areas of focus included Tax & Immigration, Wealth & Investment Management, Global Structures & Litigation, and Family Perspectives.

Prof Venter spoke on the topic of “Succession planning in (African) family businesses: Exploring key success factors”, alongside fellow speaker and panellist, Mr Moses Chundu, who is an economist, management consultant and lecturer at the University of Zimbabwe. The session focused on raising and addressing the question “Where does succession planning rank amongst the list of priorities?” while also establishing a suitable method for succession planning in family businesses. In addition, various challenges that affect succession planning across local and international borders were discussed, along with the key factors that need to be considered to ensure successful wealth ownership and preservation.

More information about the conference can be found on the following website: https://informaconnect.com/cross-border-planning-international-2021/

Contact information
Prof Elmarie Venter
Professor in Business Management
Tel: 041 504 2204