Dubai - the 21st Century’s trading hub. Built on the foundations of its original pearl diving and fishing port, Dubai has evolved into a globalized hub, with world-class trade infrastructure supporting the emerging economies of the Gulf, and across the globe.
Within Dubai the importance of Family Business continues to be a cornerstone of commercial activity and growth. It has been estimated that over 90% of commercial activity in the Middle East is controlled by family businesses.
In the Middle East, just as elsewhere, family firms are more likely to take a longer term approach to running their businesses showing a readiness to invest capital with patience that can become a competitive advantage.
The Financial Times - in partnership with Hezar Ventures - will hold the second FT Family Business Summit in Dubai in March 2018. The event will focus on private capital, investment opportunities, and family values, the summit will be 1.5 days of keynote addresses, interactive debate and educational workshops.
The objectives of the summit include 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.