A Family Affair

Safeguarding Malta and Europe's Beating Heart

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The Malta Chamber is organising a national conference about family businesses and their important role in the Maltese and European economy. 

The conference shall feature the participation of heavy-weight international names, whose family businesses have become world-wide household names. International speakers shall be joined by a line-up of leading Maltese entrepreneurs who have also made a success of their family businesses. The conference forms part of a series of events that the Malta Chamber is organising to mark its 170th anniversary.

INTERNATIONAL SPEAKERS

Briano Olivares - Ferrero S.p.A. Head of R&D

Eugenio Grimaldi - Grimaldi Compagnia di Navigazione S.p.A. Executive Manager

Paolo Buffa - Buffa S.R.L Founder

Complete programme of the event below.

08:30 REGISTRATION

09:00 WELCOME ADDRESSES

Frank V. Farrugia President, The Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry
Dr Christian Cardona Minister of the Economy, Investment and Small Businesses
Elena Grech Head, European Commission Representation in Malta TBC

09:20 The Family Business Act
Nadine Lia Family Business Office

09:45 Navigating the seas of succession
Eugenio Grimaldi Director, Grimaldi Compagnia di Navigazione S.p.A.

10:15 Taking success to the next level
Denise Xuereb Group Construction Director, AX Group

10:35 COFFEE BREAK

11:00 Preparing for succession – A practical experience
Joseph Zammit Tabona Director, Xara Palace Hotel Co Ltd / Infinitely Xara Ltd

11:20 PANEL DISCUSSION 
Supporting Malta’s family businesses towards future growth

Moderated by Etienne Borg Cardona, Capital Advisory

Albert Frendo Chief Business Development Officer (Credit), BOV
Maria Micallef Managing Partner, RSM Malta.
Nadine Lia Family Business Office
David Galea CEO, BEAT Consulting

12:20 Instilling a founder’s passion in the next generation
Paolo Buffa Founder, BUFFA Building Materials

12:50 NET WORKING LUNCH

13:50 Family at the heart of a global brand
Dr Briano Olivares Head of R&D, FERRERO S.p.A.

14:20 New generation, new ideas
Benjamin Tabone Grech Managing Director, Engel & Völkers Sara Grech Malta

14:40 PANEL DISCUSSION 
Should it be a family affair?

Moderated by Ariadne Massa, Media Insiders

Denise Xuereb Group Construction Director, AX Group
Sam Borg Director, Bortex Group
Joseph Zammit Tabona Director, Infinitely Xara,
Benjamin Tabone Grech Managing Director, Engel & Völkers Sara Grech Malta

15:40 CONCLUDING REMARKS
David Xuereb Deputy President, The Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry

‘A Family Affair – Safeguarding Malta and Europe’s Beating Heart’

Date: 1st October 2018
Time: 08:30 – 16:30
Venue: The Exchange Buildings, Republic St, Valletta

Bookings are now open!
Malta Chamber members €39.00
Non-Malta Chamber members €89.00

Book your place by sending an email to bernice.chircop@maltachamber.org.mt