Upcoming Events

ISFA Generation 2 - Second Generation Leadership Gathering

Research shows us that approximately, only 30 percent of all family-owned businesses survive into the second generation and only 12 percent will be survive into the third generation. Of the 70% of businesses that fail to transition successfully; 60% fail due to problems with communication and trust. 25% fail due to a lack of preparation from the next generation. 15% fail from all other issues (e.g. poor tax or financial planning, legal advice, etc.)* 

Given this, ISFA's Gen2 Roundtable is designed to provide education and networking opportunities for Companies that are currently run by their 2nd or 3rd generation owners.  During this program, participants will receive education from speakers on topics specific to 2nd Generation needs, and they will have the opportunity to network and associate with peers from within the Fabrication industry, that are also within their 2nd/3rd generation.

Registration is Open now.  Questions regarding registration?  Please call ISFA at (412) 487-3207 


Date:          2/27/18 - 3/1/18

Cost:           ISFA Members - $199
                    Non-ISFA Members - $299*  *Sign up for the Gen2 Event and Membership at the same time and save $200!*  Call for details.

Location:   St. Louis, MO

Fabricator Tour:

                     Custom Marble
                     850 S Mulberry
                     Millstadt, IL
                     Host - Matt Kraft

Hotel:        Drury Plaza Hotel at the Arch
                    2 South 4th Street
                    St. Louis, MO  63102
                    Rate: $139.99 - Reservations must be made by 2/9/18.

To book your hotel reservations, click below.


Gen 2 Event Agenda

February 27
5:30 - 7 pm                        Cocktail Reception- Drury 

February 28

6am - 8am                         Breakfast at Drury

8am-8:30am                      Shuttle from Drury to Custom Marble

8:30am - 9:00am               Round Robin Introductions

9:00am  - 10:00am           Shop tour of Custom Marble, Facilitated by Matt Kraft, Owner

10:00am - 12:00pm          Speaker, John Broer of In2Great, Speaking on the "Predictive Index"

12:00pm - 1:00pm            Working Lunch, Gen 2 Discussion Topic #1, Moderated by Amy Miller, ISFA

1:00pm - 1:15pm               Scheduled Break

1:15pm - 3:15pm               Speaker #2- TBD

3:15pm -  4:15pm             Gen 2 Discussion Topic #2, Moderated by Matt Kraft, Custom Marble

4:15pm - 4:30pm               Round Robin Wrap up & Key Takeaways

4:30pm - 5:00pm               Shuttle from Custom Marble to Drury

7:00pm - 9:00pm               Dinner at The Schlafly Tap Room, St. Louis

9:00pm - 11:00pm             After Hours Networking, Dowtown St. Louis

Mar 1
10am - 1:00pm                   ISFA Extracurricular:  Optional Anheiser-Busch Tour 


*Source:  JSA Advising:  http://www.jsaadvising.com/facts-figures-2*