Improving performance of privately owned family businesses & family offices

Overview

As markets begin to emerge from some of the unprecedented COVID-19 restrictions, leaders must stay focused on what is on the horizon. Preparing for the next ‘normal’ is critical in order to emerge leaner and stronger.

DIFC and Deloitte invite you to a two-part panel discussion on improving the resilience and long-term performance of the privately owned family businesses and family offices.


Please note this briefing is an on-the-record conversation and will be recorded.


Agenda

Part 1: A platform for growth
Agenda for 15 July 2020:
1:00pm – 1:10pm: Welcome from Salmaan Jaffery, Chief Business Development Officer, DIFC Authority
1:10pm – 1:50pm: Panel discussion, moderated by Robin Butteriss, Partner, Corporate Finance Advisory, Deloitte Middle East, covering:

  • What are the key COVID-19 themes and sector impacts?
  • Operational management - What are the key issues GCC families are facing?
  • Financial management - What are the immediate tactical solutions to ensure stability and sustainability?
  • Governance - Are your existing policies and structure fit for purpose?
  • Market insight - Themes from Family Offices globally

1:50pm – 2:00pm: Q&A

Panelists:
David Stark, Partner, Head of Deloitte Private, Middle East
Declan Hayes, Partner, CFO Program Leader, Deloitte Middle East
Scott Whalan, Partner, Financial Advisory Family Office Leader, Deloitte Middle East
Walid Chiniara, Partner, Deloitte Private, Middle East
David Bowen, Director, Head of Private Office Consulting, Deloitte UK
Salmaan Jaffery, Chief Business Development Officer, DIFC Authority

Part 2: Realising future ambitions
Agenda for 22 July 2020:
1:00pm – 1:05pm: Welcome from Salmaan Jaffery, Chief Business Development Officer, DIFC Authority
1:10pm – 1:50pm: Panel discussion, moderated by Robin Butteriss, Partner, Corporate Finance Advisory, Deloitte Middle East, covering:

  • Operational management - The new working environment
  • Financial management - Optimising capital structures, identifying business models and sourcing possible M&A opportunities
  • Governance - What could change under the next ‘normal’ between the Family Business and the Family Office
  • Opportunity management

1:50pm – 2:00pm: Q&A

Panelists:
David Stark, Partner, Head of Deloitte Private, Middle East
Declan Hayes, Partner, CFO Program Leader, Deloitte Middle East
Scott Whalan, Partner, Financial Advisory Family Office Leader, Deloitte Middle East
Walid Chiniara, Partner, Deloitte Private, Middle East
David Bowen, Director, Head of Private Office Consulting, Deloitte UK
Khadija Ali, Chief Representative, Business Development Segments, DIFC Authority

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