Growth, innovation, and preservation—the three key themes that drove conversation, networking and thought-leadership at Campden’s 12th Americas Families in Business Conference in Miami last week.
More than 100 family members and the executives of their enterprises joined peers, experts and thought-leaders as we discussed what will help propel their businesses forward for the moment and years to come.
Some of the highlights included family speakers from Gorilla Glue, Salsano Group, Carnival Cruises, Vitamix, Nicklaus Children’s Health System, and the largest networking groups from Peru and Chile.
Controversial ideas and discussion are the norm at Campden Conferences, and Barry Sternlicht, founder of Starwood Hotels and Starwood Capital, did not disappoint. In his fireside chat with Brien Biondi, president of Campden Wealth North America and the Institute for Private Investors, Sternlicht spoke his mind on hot button topics.
Notably, Sternlicht adamantly believes that Amazon is a threat to Main Street USA and “didn’t need the subsidies in New York.”
He instead supports keeping an eye on opportunity zones across the US and feels that areas like Berlin, Germany are relatively cheap and offer great returns.
Perhaps most interestingly, “even with a hard Brexit, London will always be a safe and stable investment,” Sternlicht said.
Families joined the latest Campden Americas event in New York City today for the Cybersecurity for Families of Wealth, where families learned from peers and industry leaders alike. Families will walk away with new techniques to secure cyber vulnerabilities and ensure their data, trade secrets, and wealth are all under lock and key.
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