Family Business Network Austria

Philosophy of the FBN

The independent chapter Austria uses the advantages of international networking through the Family Business Network International to respond to specific needs of Austrian members.


  • Promotion of experience exchange – best practice

  • Events to spread knowledge

  • Promotion of relationships between members

  • Support in succession issues – “next generation”Lobbying through public relations


  • Communication, cross-border and worldwide

  • Specific Austrian events, as well as international events

  • Worldwide, high-level meetings

  • Seminars and workshops

  • FBN World Summit

  • Scientific programs

  • Programs to exchange information for succeeding generations

  • Public relations for a more positive image of family businesses

  • Representation in politics


  • To profit in society through collaboration

  • To use innovations which occur during the succession from one generation to the next

  • To keep traditional values and also consider new developments, or: “not worshiping the ash, but delivering the fire.”

  • To provide a platform with the biggest possible know-how in heritage and succession matters. Every case is individual and different, but there are still lots of commonalities.


The FBN Austria organizes events for members on a national basis in well-known member businesses and arranges meetings with presentations and reports from expert economists.

Internationally, there is an annual high-level global summit organized by the FBN International. Participants get the possibility to learn from and with each other and meet different family business cultures and customs from all over the world.

Three times a year, international events for the young generations are organized by the FBN Next Generation.


Mag. iur. Claudia Illichmann
Schwarzstrasse 17
5020 Salzburg

e-mail: office@fbn-austria.com
T: + 43 664 / 88 63 38 56
F: + 43 662 / 8686 - 4099

President: KR Heinrich Spängler, Bankhaus C. Spängler Co.,Salzburg Vice President: DI Paul Senger-Weiss, Gebrüder Weiss, Bregenz