The Succession Conference


Managing generational change for family-owned domains in France

2-4 November 2021, Arbois

Continuity, renewal, and succession planning are some of the greatest challenges for family businesses. While most embrace long-term outlook and see themselves as stewards for future generations, they are often too preoccupied with the day-to-day operations of the business to put this as a top priority. For some, the topic can be highly emotive, resulting in a reluctance to get the conversation started. Despite the paradox, not acting upon the long-term issues faced can potentially put the survival of the family business at risk.

To successfully navigate the complexity of the current environment, family business owners in the wine industry need to engage the next generation early, galvanize entrepreneurial energies and create a safe platform for open conversations. Developing effective governance structures and understanding the frameworks and tools in the transition process is critical for the resilience and longevity of family businesses.

Join us for an exciting two-day conference, the first of a series, where we bring together wine producers and private and public sector experts from economics, law, finance, estate planning, real estate, agricultural science & technology to address the unique challenges faced by family-owned enterprises particularly with respect to generational transition. Through a series of presentations, panels, and break-out sessions, the conference will offer a multifaceted approach for today’s family-owned 


domains to identify the questions they need to ask and propose effective paths toward possible answers and solutions. 

Hosted by Neal Rosenthal, founder of the Rosenthal Wine Merchant and the Neal Rosenthal Group, and Victoria Anstead, Advisor to the Group, with the support of the INSEAD Wendel International Centre for Family Enterprise, the conference promises to be an inspirational yet highly practical session that will equip growers with the knowledge, tools and professional connections to create and implement strategies for successful successions. The conference also provides an excellent platform for professionals, wine enthusiasts, collectors, and investors to learn about issues facing growers and for them to be an active collaborator in developing solutions for the longevity and success of family businesses.

Professor Morten Bennedsen, Academic Director of the INSEAD Wendel International Centre for Family Enterprise, The André and Rosalie Hoffmann Chair and Co-director of the Hoffmann Research Fund together with INSEAD Adjunct Professor Antoine Duvauchelle will be hosting master classes and engaging sessions to ignite the next generation throughout the two-day conference.

If you are interested in joining the conference or learning more, please get in touch.



    Booking's Terms & Conditions

    Article 1 - Purpose

    This contract is intended for the exclusive use of booking stays in guest rooms. The best welcome will be reserved for our guests.

    Article 2 - Duration of stay

    The customer signing this contract concluded for a fixed period may not under any circumstances take advantage of any right to remain in the premises.

    Article 3 - Reservation

    The reservation becomes effective once the customer has sent the establishment his credit card number as a guarantee. These data are not kept after your stay.

    Article 4 - Cancellation by the customer

    Any cancellation must be notified by email or telephone to the owner.
    - Cancellation free of charge up to 72 hours before the client's arrival (in view of the current health situation, free cancellations can be made up to 24 hours before the client's arrival and until the end of year 2020).
    - Excluding cancellation period, that is to say after 72 hours before the customer's arrival, 50% of the total amount of the stay will be charged.

    Article 5 - Cancellation by the owner

    When, before the start of the stay, the owner cancels it, he must inform the customer by email and / or phone.

    Article 6 - Arrival

    The customer must arrive on the specified day between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. In the event of late or delayed arrival, the customer must contact the establishment.

    Article 7 - Breakfasts

    Breakfasts are served between 8:30 am and 10:00 am. A margin of 30 minutes before or after this time slot is accepted, at the customer's request.

    Article 8 - Payment of the balance

    The full amount of the stay is to be paid on the day of the customer's departure (as well as any additional consumption / purchase)..

    Article 9 - Tourist tax

    The tourist tax is a local tax which the customer must pay to the owner who then transfers it to the public treasury. It is 0.77 € per person and per night.

    Article 10 - Use of the premises

    The customer must respect the peaceful character of the place and make use of it in accordance with their destination. He undertakes to return the rooms in good condition and must declare any damage for which he could be responsible and assume the repair. The whole house is a non-smoking area.

    Article 11 – Children

    All children are welcome. A child under 3 stays free of charge. A cot for toddlers is available on request.

    Article 12 - Animals

    Animals are welcome in the house. The customer must specify their presence, when booking their stay, with the owner.

    Article 13 – Parking

    We do not have a private car park, parking is in the street, right in front of the establishment or in a large free public car park, further up the street, 1 minute walk from the house.