FT Family Business Summit 2018

Palazzo Versace, Dubai

Global Event Management was first appointed by the Financial Times to run the Family Business Summit in 2017. The two-day conference was held at the 5-star St. Regis Hotel in Dubai and was such a success that GEM was once again asked to take on the event setup and management in 2018.

This year’s event was held at the esteemed 5-star Palazzo Versace Hotel in the heart of the Cultural Village in Dubai and focused on the importance of family business as the cornerstone of commercial activity and growth. With an impressive array of keynote speakers, interactive debate and educational workshops, the 1.5-day summit touched on topics such as private capital, investment opportunities, and family values.

The summit served in connecting wealthy Gulf-based families and financial institutions to a global network of peers, while introducing private foreign investors to opportunities in markets served by Dubai’s hub status.

GEM was assigned ownership of fully managing the event, which involved all the production, lighting, branding, and help in coordinating speaker permits. Yet another fruitful event for FT in the region, and GEM was honoured to be involved in its success.

‘Thanks for the forum, it was extremely informative. It also provided a wonderful platform for interaction and networking between participants.’ – Said Mbarak

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