On the 29th February 2016, members of BKR International from the Middle East Region held their annual sub-regional meeting. Delegates met in Dubai and represented member firms from Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
The meeting was hosted by Dubai member firm Kanaan & Associates. The Europe, Middle East and Africa Executive Director of BKR International, Tim Morris, chaired the meeting throughout. Tim started the proceedings with an update on BKR International and the various ongoing initiatives, especially those in the EMEA Region.
Roy Kanaan then provided a very useful presentation on ‘Setting up an Investment Holding Company in UAE’, before Tim briefed the delegates on the ‘Future Leaders Meeting’ BKR International EMEA Region held in Amsterdam in December 2015.
The afternoon session was a very open debate on ‘Leveraging the Power of the BKR Association’ and how this could be best done in a Middle Eastern context. This engendered a lively discussion and allowed member firms to discuss initiatives that can be taken forward.
The social programme gave members the opportunity to relax and discuss issues on a more informal basis. A big thanks to Adonis and Roy Kanaan from our Dubai firm for hosting a successful sub-regional meeting for the Middle East.