The Family Business Forum

Join us on October 5th, 2023, for the Family Business Forum: Creating Value through good Governance and Succession Planning, co-organised with Zampa Debattista. This event will bring together diverse professionals and governance specialists to converse and exchange perspectives on the significance of strong governance in establishing enduring value for family enterprises. The conference will encompass themes including succession strategy, board performance, family brand significance, and ESG considerations.

This half-day seminar is tailored for mid to upper-level management in family businesses, proprietors of family enterprises, CFOs, CEOs, as well as consultants and advisors.

This is a CPE accredited event.


08:30 Coffee & registration
09:00 Welcome & opening address
Andre Zerafa (Managing Partner, Ganado Advocates)

09:10 Interview with The Malta Chamber

John Debattista (Co-founding Partner, Zampa Debattista)

Marthese Portelli (CEO, The Malta Chamber)

09:35 Panel discussion

ESG and corporate governance: How does it impact my business? 

Moderated by:
Mark Wirth (Partner, Zampa Debattista)

David Xuereb (Chairman, Malta ESG Alliance)
Annalise Papa (Partner, Ganado Advocates)
Matthew Swain (Senior ESG Manager, APS Bank)
Liz Barbaro Sant (Joint CEO, Alberta Group)

10:30 Coffee break
10:45 Interview with Malta Stock Exchange

Andre Zerafa (Managing Partner, Ganado Advocates)

Joseph Portelli (Executive Chairman, Malta Stock Exchange)

11:10 Panel discussion

Safeguarding the future: The importance of succession planning for organisational continuity

Moderated by:
Christina Scicluna (Senior Associate, Ganado Advocates)

Simon Schembri (Partner, Ganado Advocates)
Matthew Zampa (
Co-founding Partner, Zampa Debattista)
Denise Xuereb (CEO, AX Real Estate)

12:35 Closing address
Mark Wirth (Partner, Zampa Debattista)
12:40 Networking Lunch

Registration fee

The aforementioned event is priced at €60, inclusive of VAT.


Villa Arrigo Hall, Naxxar

Should you have any questions about the seminar or if you have trouble accessing any of the links, kindly contact the marketing team on or call on +356 2123 5406.