KPMG to host regional Family Business Summit in Bahrain

25 January 2024 2 min. read

KPMG’s Family Business Summit is returning to the scene yet again, with the firm’s Bahrain business this year hosting the flagship event for family businesses from across the region.

The upcoming regional edition of KPMG’s Family Business Summit will take place at the Gulf Convention Centre in Bahrain on 13th and 14th February, with ‘Sustaining the Legacy’ the central theme of this year’s edition.

Industry leaders from family businesses, as well as government officials, advisors, and investors, will attend the event to gain insights into the latest trends and opportunities in the landscape, connect and network with like-minded peers, and engage with business prospects.

KPMG to host regional Family Business Summit in Bahrain

Jamal Fakhro, the award-winning Managing Partner of KPMG in Bahrain, stated, ‘We are truly honoured to host the Family Business Summit in Bahrain this year. We look forward to welcoming the family members and senior business leaders who represent some of the largest and most progressive family businesses across the region.”

Among the topics that will shape the agenda at the summit are: sustaining and renewing family business legacies, reinventing family businesses, the role of women in nurturing family legacies, diversification along with the integration of core family values, and digital innovation within family businesses.

Leading the line-up of speakers is Andrea Calabrò, Professor of Family Business & Entrepreneurship at IPAG Business School in France. Joining him are a number of renowned international and regional experts, as well as senior leaders from host KPMG.

Harish Gopinath, a domestic leader in KPMG’s Family Business practice, said: “The challenges and opportunities faced by family businesses in the Middle East are unique and require tailored strategies to provide an intricate balance for business leaders to leverage their success for future growth, while also looking to sustain the legacy of their enterprise for future generations.”

“The summit will provide a platform for participants to share insights and strategies, ensuring that they have a virtuous network to be support them in sustainable growth of their family legacies.”