European Conference on Heritage Entrepreneurship: The Development of Artisan Family Firms across Generations

European Conference on Heritage Entrepreneurship:
The Development of Artisan Family Firms across Generations
ARTISAN Closing Summit
Tuesday 12th of June, UCLan Cyprus, Larnaka, Cyprus
UCLan Cyprus and GrantXpert Consulting in collaboration with Artisan Consortium of
partners would like to invite you to the European Conference on Heritage Entrepreneurship:
The Development of Artisan Family Firms across Generations, which will take
place on the 12th of June 2018 at UCLan Cyprus, Larnaka – Cyprus.
The conference is part of the Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership project for Adult Education
entitled “ARTISAN”: Aspiring entrepreneurial families to perpetuate cultural business
across generations ( that has investigated the internal and external
factors shaping the development of artisan family firms across generations.
The forum will involve founding owner-managers entrepreneurs, next generation heirs,
business advisors, practitioners, policy makers and academics that can offer practical
insight into the hidden minefield that could jeopardise the survival and growth of smaller
family run agro-farming and agro-touristic and other heritage artisan firms, with dreadful
impact on family relations and cultural paradigm and development of the community.
Family business entrepreneurs will share their experience with transitions across generations
expounding what to watch out from the socio-emotional-family, ownership and business
management perspective.

Academic practitioners from Spain, Italy, France, Portugal and Cyprus will offer practical
training workshops supported by live testimonials and video cases that can enrich the
Toolkit for the Development of Family Business Continuity Plan. Following the morning
workshops the conference will conclude with an open and panel policy forum, which will
involve all the protagonists and unveil the roadmap for sustainable development of artisan
ventures in order to inform policy debate, at all levels.
For more information and for registrations, please contact Dr Kostas Melas
(email: or telephone: 24-694000)



Conference Programme
8:45 – 9:00 Registration – coffee
9:00 – 9:30 Welcome by chair, Professor Panikkos Poutziouris (Rector, UCLan Cyprus)

The Artisan Project, Dr. Stephanie Apserou (GrantXpert)

9:30 – 10:45 Keynote Speakers: The development of Artisan Firms

  • Martin Clark of Grampus Heritage
  • Dr. Linda Murphy, Dr. Olive McCarthy & Bridget Carroll of Cork University Business School, University College Cork
10:45-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:30 – The training workshops
11:00-11:45 Crafting strategy with innovation business models: Professors Juan Jimenez (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain) and Helena Alves (University of Beira Interior, Portugal)
Video case studies-testimonials
11:45-12:30 Crafting a family business continuity plan: Professors Rania Labaki (EDHEC Business School, France)
Salvo Tomaselli (Palermo University, Italy)
Video case studies-testimonials
12:30-13:30 Lunch buffet-Coffee
13:45-15:00 Open – Panel Discussion with entrepreneurs, artisan-business association leaders, enterprise support-policy makers

Chaired by Prof. P.Poutziouris (CEDAR and UCLan Cyprus)

Policy issues at enterprise and sectoral level, National-European perspective


Q&A, Closing remark with one page Policy Manifesto







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