The aim is to bring together Family Business owners for a full day of insightful presentations, networking, and panel debates. The conference’s agenda aligns strategy with key points debated by subject experts across the region.
There is a lot of focus on SMEs and family businesses across the entire Gulf region, and specifically those in the private sector. Given that more than 90% of companies fall into this category, government and financial institutions are increasingly focusing on this sector.
Focusing on family business
Key speakers on the day include Christine Blondel and Jamal Fakhro.
Christine Blondel is Adjunct Professor of Family Business at The Wendel International Centre for Family Enterprise at INSEAD. She is the co-programme director of the Family Enterprise Challenge, INSEAD four-day educational programme for family businesses. She advises several business families, serves on boards of traded family-influenced companies, and regularly speaks in conferences.
Jamal Fakhro is Managing Partner of KPMG in (RC) Bahrain and Qatar, and a member of the KPMG International Council. He is also chairman of KPMG’s Middle East and South Asia regional (RC) (MESA) board, and KPMG’s Middle East Executive Committee.
Some of the topics the event plans to address include:
- Succession Planning
- Understanding the dynamics of the European Family Businesses and its relevance to the region.
The conference will also host a panel discussion focused on prominent family businesses in the MESA region and their success stories in managing key issues such as succession and professionalism, boards of directors, and other crucial factors governing business.
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If you are interested in attending, please email us.
Delegate fee: US$ 800 per participant
Date: Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd November 2013
Venue: Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel, Dubai
We look forward to welcoming you to the MESA Family Business Conference. Further details on the agenda and registration process are available on request.