GaLaBau Outlook

Ways into the future - Successfully shaping company succession

Many family businesses, small and medium-sized enterprises in gardening and landscaping face great challenges when generations change. In entrepreneurial life, succession is often one of the most important decisions. The next generation, on the other hand, has to follow in great footsteps. They want to preserve traditions and at the same time act innovatively and independently.

Company succession must therefore be tackled at an early stage in order to master legal, tax or economic challenges. In addition, many companies are run as family businesses. Interpersonal issues must also not be ignored in the construct of the entrepreneurial family.

How can it be possible to successfully arrange company succession for all parties involved? The GaLaBau outlook 2020 is dedicated to this relevant topic. Top-class speakers will give practical tips and report on their own experiences to ensure the future of your company!

When: Thursday, 30 January 2020
Where: Messe Essen, foyer of the Congress Center South

The program

9:30 am
Get together with breakfast snack
10 am

→ H. Christian Leonhards
President Association for Garden, Landscape and Sports Field Construction North Rhine-Westphalia e. V.
10:10 am
From generation to generation.
Company succession as a psycho-social challenge

→ University Professor Dr. Heiko Kleve
Sociologist and social pedagogue as well as consultant and coach for entrepreneurial families
11 am
How to secure the future of your company

→ Prof. Dr. Peter May
Attorney at Law, Honorary Professor, Management Consultant
11:50 am
Short break
12 pm
Family business - Succession in medium-sized businesses, burden or challenge?

→ Lencke Steiner
Member of the FDP Federal Executive Committee Federal Chairman of the Association "Die Jungen Unternehmer BJU" (2012-2015), Former member of the jury in "Die Höhle der Löwen" (VOX)
13 pm
Lunchtime Snack