Speaking at A Family Affair, the Malta Chamber’s 2018 conference celebrating 170 years of the Chamber, which is being co-organised with the Family Business Office, Mr Farrugia said that the committee ensured that the topics discussed today would continue beyond the conference.
He stated that the committee would serve as a platform for constant communications between policymakers and relevant stakeholders.
Mr Farrugia said the conference aimed to celebrate family businesses and their achievements, but also examine their future, discussing themes such as shareholding, structure, governance, the sustainability of existing business models, procedure, finance and succession.
“With this conference, the Malta Chamber is celebrating the core of its being, the members which represent businesses from all of Malta’s economic sectors, being manufacturing, importation, financial services, tourism, or information technology. It is these members’ views and expert opinions that the Chamber’s positions and policies are based on. They are the centre of the Chamber’s being.”
The conference features a list of prestigious speakers, including representatives of global players such as Ferrero SpA, Grimaldi Lines SpA and Buffa SpA.
Mr Farrugia stated that the Chamber looked forward to continue to be there for its member family businesses, supporting them and helping them grow within the context of a healthy and competitive economy.