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Our Story

The Alduaij family office has a long and glorious history in Kuwait as one of the most prominent and respected business forces. The Alduaij family business, Alea Global, has won several awards including The European Award, and the CEO Award two years running. Head of the family office, Mohammad Alduaij, has won the Man of the Year award for his work building international business relationships.

Through their networks, they have formed strong personal and professional relationships with other family offices across the globe, all sharing much common ground and a willingness to work together.

Mohammad Alduaij, has been a conference speaker for the past 10 years, appearing at events all over the world. It was during his time touring the conference circuit that Mohammad noticed a gap in the market for events specific to family offices and those who want to meet them.

Bringing together his conference experience, and his special insight into the world’s most prestigious family offices, this conference unites family offices with each other. It also gives business and entrepreneurs unprecedented access to this unique and powerful network.

About the summit

Now in its Seventh edition, the Middle East Family Office Investment Summit is a firm fixture in the calendar of the most prominent and influential families in the region – as well as those who want to do business with them.

From new technology to new markets, all the vital information a family office needs is covered at our summit. But financial topics alone are not the only thing on offer at our events, and we strive to cover all aspects of working for a family office, including the benefits they can bring to the world.

Our next summit will look at the current reputational problems suffered by Islam around the world, and what family offices can do to help combat this. We will also look at how family offices can uplift entire regions through the phenomenon of impact investment.

On a more personal note, we will take a look at how family office members can all protect their mental health in order to be more resilient and fulfilled as they continue to take care of their businesses, and we will hear about the services that a luxury concierge can offer when it’s time to take a well-earned break.

Previous summits have welcomed royalty and world-renowned business icons to address an intimate gathering of delegates, interspersed with unparalleled networking opportunities. The relaxed atmosphere and beautiful surroundings offered by our summit are carefully cultivated so that you can have the most productive and enjoyable experience.

Every delegate has the space and time to meet every other delegate if they wish. And with so many decision-makers among our attendees, the event is a must for those who are looking to forge new business relationships in the region.

Previous Esteemed Speakers, some of which include:

HRH Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein

HRH Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein

Kingdom of Jordan.
Mishal Kanoo

Mishal Hamed Kanoo

Chairman, The Kanoo Group & KAAF Investment L.L.C., UAE.
Khaled Sharbatly 2

Khaled Sharbatly

Managing Partner, Desert Technologies, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Bader Al Sayer

Bader Al-Sayer

Director, Al-Sayer Group Holding, Kuwait.
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Khalid Al Zayani

Honorary Chairman, Al Zayani Investments, Kingdom of Bahrain.
Mohammad Alduaij

Mohammad Al Duaij

CEO, Alea Global Group, Kuwait.
Tariq Nabulsi

Tariq Nabulsi

Managing Partner, ISG, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Khaled Al Fahim

Khaled AlFahim

President, UAE Triathalon Association, UAE.
Paras Shahdadpuri 2

Paras Shahdadpuri

Founder and Chairman, Nikai, UAE.
Matt Winkler

Matt Winkler

Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief Emeritus, Bloomberg News, USA.
Ahmed Al Ameeri,

Ahmad Al Ameeri

CEO, Al Ameeri Group Holding, Kuwait.
Yasser Al Saheal

Yasser Al Saheal

ASFO (Family Office), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Maria Cohn

Maria Cohn

Managing Director, Strategic Communications, FTI Consulting, UAE.

Aldana Benihashem

CEO, Al Nasr Engineering, UAE.

Khaled Al Maeena

Quartz & Abeer Medical Group, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Saeed Al Shanqiti 1

Saeed Al Shanqiti

Zero1, UAE.
Adel Mehreb

Adel Merheb

CIO, Al Fozan Holding CO. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Tariq Khoshhal

SEDCO Holding, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Sadeq Mohamed

Sadeq Karam

Dana El Baltaji

Dana El Baltaji

EMEA Emerging Markets Team Leader, Bloomberg News, UAE.
Roberta Annan

Roberta Annan

Managing Partner, Roberta Annan Capital Partners, Ghana.
Helen Wong

Helen Wong

Lapis Global Limited, Hong Kong.
Riad Hamade

Riad Hamade

Executive Editor for Middle East and Africa, Bloomberg News, UAE.
Basem Abu Dagga

Basem Abu Dagga

Co-Founder, Aster Club Global Partners, UAE.
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Dr. Sami Alom

Director, Kasamar Holdings, UAE.
Claudia Maedler

Claudia Maedler

Gulf Bureau Chief, Bloomberg News, UAE.
Lupo Lanzara

Lupo Lanzara

Vice President, Accademia Costume & Moda, Italy.
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Sadaf Khan

Fashion Designer, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Fares Abi Nader

Fares Abi Nader

Single Family Office, Lebanon.
Khalid AlQoud 1

Khalid AlQoud

Chairman, AlQoud Enterprise, Kingdom of Bahrain.
Baldwin Berges

Baldwin Berges

Development and Marketing Strategist, Belgium.

Leah Zveglich

Founding Partner, The Aster Club, USA.
Zahraa Al Fardan

Zahraa Al Fardan

Integration Leader & Financial Advisor, Al Fardan Group, UAE.
Fadi Al Said 2

Fadi Al Said CFA

Director, Portfolio Manager/Analyst, Lazard Gulf Ltd. UAE.
Debbie Gispan

Debbie Gispan

Co-Founder, Panoba UK, Education & Lifestyle, UK.
Nicky Sakpoba

Nicky Sakpoba

Co-Founder, Panoba UK, Education & Lifestyle, UK.
Jenny Sheen

Jenny Steen

Sales Director, Ballymore, UK.
Martin Tidestrom

Martin Tidestrom

Director of Business Development, ADGM, UAE.
Mahmoud Sulaiman

Mahmoud Sulaiman

Head of Product, Investera, UAE.
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Paul Pybus

Managing Director, Adjure Global, Guernsey.
Yiannos Trisokkas

Yiannos Trisokkas

Director, Casamont Cyprus Ltd., Cyprus.
Sunil Dhall

Sunil Dhall, CFA

Co-Chief Investment Officer, Bhansali SFO, UAE.
Celeste Lo Turco

Dr. Celeste Lo Turco

Vice President Strategy, Future Group Holding, UAE.
Leila Carolina Hosri

Leila Carolina Hosri

SACOTEL, Fernand Hosri Group, Lebanon.



Registration, Networking and one-on-one meetings, with Refreshments & Delicacies.



Chairman welcome and Opening Remarks.


Representing Islam Through Family Office Activities – A Real Opportunity

– What are the current problems facing the image of Islam today?
– How and why should family offices challenge this through their activities.
– Case studies showing successful representations of Islam through businesses around the world.


Roundtable Discussions

With peer learning and interaction in mind, these 60-minute breakout sessions are designed to promote the sharing of experiences and brainstorming of ideas in facilitated and balanced discussions.


Special Networking Dinner

A chance to network in an informal setting and discuss the day’s events over dinner.



Registration, Breakfast and Networking.



Chairman Welcome and Opening Remarks.


Knowing The Differences Between Impact Investment, Social Enterprise And Philanthropy

– Defining the key elements of all three types of funding.
– How to pick the right one, based on your strengths, objectives and needs
– Case studies outlining the best real world uses of each type of investment.
– Where to start once you’ve decided which option is for you.


Investing In New Frontier Markets

– How to find the best intelligence about new frontier markets.
– Where are the latest emerging markets in the world?
– How to approach investment in these new frontier markets for the first time.



– What are the different stages and types of educational experience available today once school is over?
– What are the benefits of higher education, internships and apprenticeships?
– Which should you consider for yourself or your children and why?
– Where are the best places to study around the world for different subjects and specialisms?


Networking Break

Morning networking coffee break.


Digital Assets

– What exactly are digital assets?
– Why should you store them securely?
– The best ways to organise and access your digital assets.


The Gulf’s Global Reputation And Its Effect On Local Family Office Investments

– The success stories of Gulf region family offices on the global stage.
– How to harness the Gulf’s growing positive reputation for your own business.
– A ‘who’s who’ of family offices to connect with in the Gulf region.


Investing In Culture – Why And How

– What is cultural investment and how does it work?
– How investing in culture can have huge impact.
– Where to start and how to align your investments with your own values.


The Next Big Thing

Our pick of the best investment opportunities for the next 6 months.


Networking Lunch

A chance to meet and discuss the morning’s sessions over lunch.


How To Do Environmentally-Friendly Business

– How to make sure your business is doing what it can to combat climate change.
– Industries that can make the biggest difference with the smallest changes.
– Universal rules for business that have sustainability in mind.


Mental Health For Professionals

– How your physical routine affects your mental state.
– Hacks to help you cope with pressure and stress.
– Where to turn if you’re a professional who is struggling to cope.


The New Technology That Will Shape Our Personal And Professional Lives

– How to make sure your business is doing what it can to combat climate change.
– Industries that can make the biggest difference with the smallest changes.
– Universal rules for business that have sustainability in mind.


The Social Responsibility Of Family Offices

– Why should family offices think about their social responsibility?
– The payback your family office can get from social investments.


Networking Break

Afternoon networking coffee break.


The Luxury Concierge

– Hear from a professional concierge service about the past, present and future of their industry, and gain valuable insight into why you should choose a luxury concierge for your next trip.
– The services they can provide are many and varied, so it’s important to find the right concierge service for your needs.


Roundtable Sessions Hosted By Family Offices

Attracting family office capital for start-ups

– How to approach family offices – do’s and don’t’s.
– Why family office capital is the best option for your start-up.
– Success stories of start-ups and the family offices who invested in them.

Investing in technology and its effect on employment

– Are machines really replacing workers? Why you shouldn’t feel guilty about investing in new technology.
– How to choose the most ethical new technologies to invest in.
– Future trends in emerging workplace technology.

Retail Business

– New trends in retail investment.
– International retail opportunities and how to find them.
– How to add a retail arm to your business.

The importance of branding for family offices

– What makes a brilliant and long-lasting family office brand?
– How to begin branding or re-branding your family office.
– How much difference can branding make to your family office’s current image and future legacy?

Finding work-life balance in a Family Office

– How to avoid burnout when working within a family office.
– Setting and maintaining boundaries between professional and personal life.
– How to find the perfect balance for you.


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Summit Partner

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Highlights and Testimonials

Our Latest Summit Highlights

10-11 February 2019 – Bulgari Resort Dubai, UAE

The summit was the sixth of its kind, and was a gathering of family offices, with a specialist focus on business in the Middle East. The topics discussed at the summit were highly relevant to the family offices of today, providing solutions for their problems. It was also an opportunity for service providers to mingle with members of these family offices in an informal and productive environment.

Photos Of Our Previous Summit

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