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Family Business Conference: Asia Pacific, Cairns 2024

Family Business Conference: Asia Pacific, Cairns 2024

Be Part Of Our Family

Welcome to the Family Business Association.

We support and empower family-owned businesses across all industries. You can access quality education, peer support, events and networking opportunities.

Joining us today will be a game-changing decision for you and your business.

Be Part Of Our Family

Meet the Owners

Meet the Owners gives FBA members an opportunity to gain insight into the running of a successful family business. 

Meet the Owners

Forum Groups

Join more than 250 Family Business leaders to benefit from our peer-to-peer discussion groups. Guided by a professional facilitator, our Forum groups are a platform to collectively share and learn from others’ perspectives to drive positive change. 

Forum Groups

Advisor Connect

Join your fellow advisors at the upcoming Advisor Connect meeting to learn from each and build a network that is required as trusted advisors to the unique Family Business sector.

Advisor Connect
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Supporting families in business for over 25 years

As the peak bodies for family businesses in Australia and New Zealand, Family Business Association provides tailored education programs, networking opportunities and invaluable resources for its members.

2,500

members across multiple countries and over 2,500 organisations

70%

of consumers trust family owned businesses more than corporate competitors

50%

of the workforce is employed by a family business

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Meet the Owner - Thermosash Group

Thermosash, 158-164 Central Park Drive, Henderson, Auckland 0610, New Zealand

The opportunity to get an exclusive look behind the scenes into the workings of the diverse family business sector in New Zealand. Please note that this event is listed in AEDT. The correct timing of this event is from 5.30pm - 7.30pm NZDT.

NSW/ACT Advisor Connect Meeting Parramatta - Feb 2024

5/3 Horwood Place, Parramatta 2150

This is an opportunity for advisors and other professionals across multiple disciplines to learn from each other, understand each other’s expertise and build a network that is required as trusted advisors to the unique Family Business sector.

Meet the Owner - Tate Wines

Tate Wine, Ground Floor, 89 Burswood Rd, Burswood WA 6100

Join FBA and the WA family business community as we kick off our first event for the year, Meet the owners from Tate Wines! Please note the event time is set in AEDT. The local timing of this event is from 6.00pm - 8.00pm AWST.

NSW Family Business Coffee Connect - March 2024

Rosebank Cottage Café 1 Homestead Lane, Grantham Farm NSW 2765

Let’s connect over coffee. Coffee Connect is where connections are formed, conversations flow, and new possibilities emerge. It's a time when family business owners like yourself can come together and share experiences, knowledge, and insights.

QLD Advisor Connect Meeting - Mar 2024

Sparke Helmore Lawyers, Level 23/240 Queen Street, Brisbane/Hybrid via Zoom

This is an opportunity for advisors and other professionals across multiple disciplines to learn from each other, understand each other’s expertise and build a network that is required as trusted advisors to the unique Family Business sector. Please note the event time is set in AEDT. The local timing of this event is from 4.00pm - 5.30pm AEST.

NSW CBD Advisor Connect Meeting - Mar 2024

Swaab, Level 4/20 Hunter St, Sydney NSW 2000

This is an opportunity for advisors and other professionals across multiple disciplines to learn from each other, understand each other’s expertise and build a network that is required as trusted advisors to the unique Family Business sector.

10 tips for creating a great family business

FBA Accredited Advisor, John Broons provides a list of key strategies and tips to help family businesses thrive and succeed across generations.

Meet Our Member: Danielle Robertson from DR Care Solutions

We sat down with FBA member Danielle Robertson, Founder and CEO of DR Care Solutions, to learn more about her experience in private care services and what led her to start her own family business.

Hear from Michael Stillwell from Stillwell Group, and special guest David Mann on 3AW Australia Overnight with Tony McManus

Family Business Association (FBA) is proud to be promoting Australian Family Businesses through a fortnightly segment on 3AW and 5AA Australia Overnight with Tony McManus. Listen to the second segment from 7 February 2024, featuring Michael Stillwell from Stillwell Group and special guest, David Mann.

Early succession planning can help avoid expensive and draining litigation

The Australian Financial Review explores how family businesses have the potential to become a battleground, when the next generation disputes who gets what. Family Business Association (FBA) CEO, Catherine Sayer, spoke with the Financial Review to shed light on the importance of succession planning for family businesses to avoid disputes over verbal agreements.

Family Business Association Welcomes WA Leaders as Alliance Partner

Family Business Association (FBA) are thrilled to announce an exciting new chapter in the growth and support of family businesses across Western Australia through our new Alliance Partner, WA Leaders.

Meet Our Member: Tory and Amanda Greer at Stainless Steel Wire & Mesh (SSWM)

We had a chat with Tory and Amanda Greer, from Stainless Steel Wire & Mesh (SSWM), who have been members of FBA since 2019 and are also active members of FBA's Forum Group Program, to learn more about their family business, the Greer family history in the wire industry and the incredible work they do to protect Australians from bushfires.

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Are you ready to reach your business potential?

We’ve been supporting families in business, helping them thrive and prosper through generations for over 22 years. Discover the benefits of joining Family Business Association today.

$618.18 Plus GST year
  • Use of 'A family owned business' emblem
  • A profile on FBA's family business directory 
  • Member-only events with community of like-minded peers
  • Family Business Diagnostic Tool
  • 'Family Business Essentials' course
  • Tailored FBA Accredited Advisor connections
  • Discounts to the Family Business Conference Asia Pacific and education courses
  • Family Business-specific resources and tools
  • Discounts to external courses and events
$872.73 Plus GST year
  • Use of 'A family owned business' emblem
  • A profile on FBA's family business directory 
  • Member-only events with community of like-minded peers
  • Family Business Diagnostic Tool
  • 'Family Business Essentials' course
  • Tailored FBA Accredited Advisor connections
  • Discounts to the Family Business Conference Asia Pacific and education courses
  • Family Business-specific resources and tools
  • Discounts to external courses and events
$1,318.18 Plus GST year
  • Use of 'A family owned business' emblem
  • A profile on FBA's family business directory 
  • Member-only events with community of like-minded peers
  • Family Business Diagnostic Tool
  • 'Family Business Essentials' course
  • Tailored FBA Accredited Advisor connections
  • Discounts to the Family Business Conference Asia Pacific and education courses
  • Family Business-specific resources and tools
  • Discounts to external courses and events
$1,650.00 Plus GST year
  • Use of 'A family owned business' emblem
  • A profile on FBA's family business directory 
  • Member-only events with community of like-minded peers
  • Family Business Diagnostic Tool
  • 'Family Business Essentials' course
  • Tailored FBA Accredited Advisor connections
  • Discounts to the Family Business Conference Asia Pacific and education courses
  • Family Business-specific resources and tools
  • Discounts to external courses and events
$1,818.18 Plus GST year
  • Use of 'A family owned business' emblem
  • A profile on FBA's family business directory 
  • Member-only events with community of like-minded peers
  • Family Business Diagnostic Tool
  • 'Family Business Essentials' course
  • Tailored FBA Accredited Advisor connections
  • Discounts to the Family Business Conference Asia Pacific and education courses
  • Family Business-specific resources and tools
  • Discounts to external courses and events
$2,181.82 Plus GST year
  • Use of 'A family owned business' emblem
  • A profile on FBA's family business directory 
  • Member-only events with community of like-minded peers
  • Family Business Diagnostic Tool
  • 'Family Business Essentials' course
  • Tailored FBA Accredited Advisor connections
  • Discounts to the Family Business Conference Asia Pacific and education courses
  • Family Business-specific resources and tools
  • Discounts to external courses and events
$786.36 Plus GST year
  • Advisor member-only events with like-minded peers
  • Invitation to FBA's Advisor Member-only LinkedIn Group
  • Discount to the Family Business Conference Asia Pacific and other events
  • Discounts to external courses and events

Once accredited:

  • Use of ‘FBA Accredited Advisor’ emblem

  • A profile on FBA’s Accredited Advisor Directory

  • Opportunity to submit articles for FBA website showcasing your expertise

  • Tailored family business introductions

  • Eligible for Accredited Advisor of the Year at the Family Business Excellence Awards (minimum 4 years’ service with FBA)

Not sure which membership is best suited to you?