From the Editor - May 2020

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Seiichi Okazaki
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, Tokyo; Communications and Publications Officer,
IBA Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprises Committee


Dear Member,

I hope all of you and your loved ones are safe, happy and healthy in this challenging time.

We are now weeks into the coronavirus pandemic and the accompanying shutdown. All of us have had our routine lives disrupted and many of us are working from home. 
As we have previously announced, we have had no choice but to postpone our flagship Global Entrepreneurship Conference in Amsterdam. However, thanks to the Host Committee made up of local Dutch law firms,the Conference has successfully been re-scheduled and postponed to May 2021. The Conference will take place at the same location and with the same social programme as initially planned.

I am pleased to inform you that our Committee has now organised and will present our Virtual Entrepreneurship Conference, on 18-29 May 2020, consisting of a series of very topical webinars on current developments in Europe and the rest of the world, and discussing scenarios and strategies for coping with the challenges awaiting us in the post Covid-19 world. I would like to thank Marco Rizzi, our Committee’s Chair and the Chair of this virtual Conference, for his strong leadership and tireless effort to organise this event under the current extraordinary circumstances.  

Let’s stay connected!

Best regards,

Seiichi Okazaki