Future Leaders Congress Kicks Off
In 1955 the founders of CIES felt that the sons and nephews of the food chain owners should get to know each other and establish friendly relations, so as to facilitate their co-operation when they, in turn, assumed responsibilities in their respective companies. This led to setting up a "Comité des Juniors" which, at first, was composed strictly of relatives of owners. They organised study trips and seminars, with lots of social events helping to establish contacts. As the companies became larger, and many of them went public, the next generation was less and less composed only of family members, so the committee became that of "Young Executives".