MESA Family Business Conference

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KPMG’s 2017 MESA family business conference will launch with a welcome dinner on Tuesday 3 October at the Meydan hotel in Dubai, followed by a full-day conference on Wednesday 4 October which will feature a number of insightful presentations and panel discussions focused on significant themes for family business leaders. Following our successful family business conferences in 2013 and 2015, this year’s conference will provide an interactive forum for owners and business leaders from family businesses across the region to share their perspectives and insights on topics such as succession planning, leadership, diversity and philanthropy. This conference brings together leading international speakers, regional family business leaders and subject matter professionals. For further information, please contact Harish Gopinath, MESA Head of Family Business & Enterprise on +973 17224807 or
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