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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

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

The summit has a range of valuable sessions that will help your family office to thrive, including ways today’s geopolitical climate can affect Middle East investments. Plus, you can learn how to take advantage of emerging technologies, cryptocurrencies and blockchain investments, and how to harness the skills of your next generation.A new era for the Gulf region, as well as for the Saudi women, present new business opportunities, while diversification and start-ups offer new routes to investment success. Learn how to branch into retail, and what to look for when allocating a new wealth manager, as well as how to make your philanthropy count.

There are over 60 family businesses already scheduled to attend, with an investor to delegate ratio of 70:30, so all delegates will have the opportunity to meet.

Previous esteemed speakers, some of which include:

HRH Princess AlJohara Bint Talal Bin Abdulaziz AlSaud

HRH Princess AlJohara Bint Talal Bin Abdulaziz AlSaud

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Maha Al-Ghunaim

Maha K. Al-Ghunaim

Founder, Hayat Alnofous Co., Kuwait.
Khaled Al Fahim

Khaled AlFahim

Board Member, AlFahim, UAE.
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Hassan Al Fardan

Deputy Head of Real Estate and Senior Advisor to the Group Chairman, Al Fardan Group, UAE.
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Rafia AlMulla

Director, AlMulla Capital, UAE.
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Bader Al-Sayer

Director, Al-Sayer Group Holding, Kuwait.
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Rozana Al Tayyar

Executive Board Member, The International Chamber of Commerce Saudi, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Talal El-Ajou

Talal El-Ajou

Manager of Investment Department, El-Ajou Family Office, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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Tariq Khoshhal

SEDCO Holding, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Saeed Al Shanqiti 1

Saeed Al Shanqiti

Zero1, UAE.
Rabeah Al Awadi

Rabeah Al Awadi

Awadi Group, Kingdom of Bahrain.
Tariq Nabulsi

Tariq Nabulsi

Managing Partner, ISG, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Sadeq Mohamed

Sadeq Karam

CEO, AIG ME, UAE.
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Dr. Sami Alom

Director, Kasamar Holdings, UAE.
Ziad Daoud

Ziad Daoud

Chief Middle East Economist, Bloomberg Economics, UAE.
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Adil Ismail Al Zarooni

CEO, Al Zarooni Emirates Investments, UAE.
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Antonio Ragusa

Founding President, Rome Business School, Italy.
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Leah Zveglich

Managing Partner, The Aster Club Global, Global.
Fares Abi Nader

Fares Abi Nader

Single Family Office, Lebanon.
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Yasser Al Barami

CEO, Mubbadrah Investment, Sultanate Oman.
Zahraa Al Fardan

Zahraa Al Fardan

Integration Leader & Financial Advisor, Al Fardan Group, UAE.
Aravind Manoharan

Aravind Manoharan

AVP-Investments, Ali Omran Al Owais Investments Co.LLC, UAE.
Hagop Dantziguian

Hagop Dantziguian

COO, Dantziguian Hrayr Automation Systems, Lebanon.
Stefan The Beast Becker

Stefan “The Beast” Becker

Head Coach, Switzerland.
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Khaled Al Maeena

Quartz and Abeer Medical Group, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Walid Chiniara

Walid Chiniara

Partner, Deloitte & Touche Middle East, Lebanon.
Riccardo Hosri

Riccardo Hosri

CEO, SACOTEL SAL, Lebanon.
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Basil Alaskari

Co-Founder & CEO, MidChains, UAE.
Mohamed Al Hashemi

Mohamed Al Hashemi

Co-Founder &VP, MidChains, UAE.
Baldwin Berges

Baldwin Berges

Development and Marketing Strategist, Belgium.
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Aldana Bene Hashim

CEO, Al Nasr Engineering, UAE.
Lauren Berger

Lauren Berger

Lauren Berger Collection, USA.
Adel Mehreb

Adel Merheb

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

Sunil Dhall, CFA

 Co-Chief Investment Officer, Bhansali SFO, UAE.
Ahmed Al Ameeri,

Ahmad Al Ameeri

CEO, Al Ameeri Group Holding, Kuwait.
Salman Hussain Al Lawati

Salman Hussain Al Lawati

Executive Director, Bin Salman Investments, Sultanate Oman.
Peter Kellner

Peter Kellner

Founder, CEO, Richmond Global Compass Capital, USA.
Dusan Stojanovic

Dusan Stojanovic

Founder, True Global Ventures, Global.
Sajal J. Heda

Sajal J. Heda, CFA, CAIA

CIO, DAMAC Group, UAE.
Josh Chapman

Josh Chapman

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Konvoy Ventures, USA.
Ajay Lakhotia 3

Ajay Lakhotia

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Imprints Credit Hedge Fund, India.
Decio Nascimento

Decio Nascimento

CIO, Richmond Global Compass Capital, USA.
Yaron Schwarcz - CEO Skyline Robotics

Yaron Schwarcz

CEO, Skyline Robotics, Europe & USA.
Sara L. Isbell

Sara L. Isbell

Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder & President, Mercaptor Discoveries Inc. USA.
Frank Wagner

Frank Wagner

CEO, INVAO, Liechtenstein.
Isaac Fokuo 2

Isaac Fokuo

Founder & Principal, Botho Emerging Markets Group, UAE.

Previous agenda

Registration, networking, one-on-one meetings with Arabian Refreshments & Delicacies

15:00

Welcoming Opening Remarks

16:00

A New Era For Saudi Women & Women Entrepreneurship

HRH Princess AlJohara Bint Talal Bin Abdulaziz AlSaud, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

16:05

Interview: ‘Generating Superior Returns with ESG-Integrated Investing”

Peter Kellner, Founder, CEO, Richmond Global Compass Capital, USA.
Decio Nascimento, CIO, Richmond Global Compass Capital, USA.

16:30

Interview: “The Rise of Esports & Digital Gaming”

Josh Chapman, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Konvoy Ventures, USA.

16:50

Interview: “The Future of the Investment Industry! Decentralised Blockchain Funds: Investing into Blockchain startups through funds designed on smart contracts”

Dusan Stojanovic, Founder, True Global Ventures, Global.

17:10

Interview: “Brain Injury, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s Disease, other neurodegenerative conditions”

Sara L. Isbell, Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder & President, Mercaptor Discoveries Inc. USA.

17:30

Networking Break with Arabian Refreshments & Delicacies

17:50

The Robot Economy – Do We Need Humans

Yaron Schwarcz, CEO, Skyline Robotics, Europe & USA.

18:10

Family Office Global Investment Diversification

  • Why should you diversify your investments?
  • More than just reducing risk – some surprising advantages of
    diversification.
  • Choosing the right range of investment option for you.
  • What does an effective diversification strategy look like?
  • Common mistakes to avoid when diversifying your investments.

Moderator: Sara L. Isbell, Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder & President, Mercaptor Discoveries Inc. USA.
Adil Ismail Al Zarooni, CEO, Al Zarooni Emirates Investments, UAE.
Sunil Dhall CFA, Co-Chief Investment Officer, Bhansali SFO, UAE.
Dr. Sami Alom, Director, Kasamar Holdings, UAE.
Decio Nascimento, CIO, Richmond Global Compass Capital, USA.

18:20

Round Tables 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.

Table 1: Cyprus: An EU oasis in the Middle East and its dynamic entry into the Funds industry.
Table 2: Planning for the long term: building structure for family business, wealth management and succession planning in Abu Dhabi Global Market.
Table 3: Investing in European & Turkish real estate markets in times of global uncertainty.
Table 4: Invest in Ukraine – invest in food security.
Table 5: Navigating market risk on / risk off regimes.
Table 6: Sarment: Bringing technology to the Luxury Industry
Table 7: Entrepreneurship, Growth and Innovation: “Why Africa is the Next Investment Frontier”

19:00

Special networking dinner – Hosted by Bracket Capital

20:00

Registration, Breakfast and Networking Hosted by Lauren Berger Collection

8:00

Chairman Welcoming Opening Remarks

09:00

A New Era In The Gulf For Business Opportunities And Foreign Capital

  • A new era in the Gulf for business opportunities and foreign capital.
  • What is the new era and how does it affect your business?
  • Introducing some of the new international players on the global stage.
  • Attracting foreign capital and business opportunities quickly in a fast-changing region.
  • Emerging business trends in the Gulf to look out for.

Moderator: Tariq Nabulsi, Managing Partner, ISG, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Khaled AlFahim, Board Member, AlFahim, UAE.
Ahmad Al Ameeri, CEO, Al Ameeri Group Holding, Kuwait.
Tariq Khoshhal, SEDCO Holding, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Yasser Al Barami, CEO, Mubbadrah Investment, Sultanate Oman.

09:05

Allocating A New Wealth Or Fund Manager To Your Family Office

  • Common motivations to allocating a new wealth of fund manager.
  • What to look for in your new wealth or fund manager.
  • Futureproofing your investments and capital.
  • How to cultivate an effective and profitable relationship with your new wealth manager.

Moderator: Walid Chiniara, Partner, Deloitte & Touche Middle East, Lebanon.

Sajal J. Heda, CFA, CAIA, CIO, DAMAC Group, UAE.
Aravind Manoharan, AVP-Investments, Ali Omran Al Owais Investments Co.LLC, UAE.

09:55

Interview: “Extreme Hospitality, Property Rentals Short and Long Terms, Concierge”

Lauren Berger, Lauren Berger Collection, USA.

10:25

Morning Networking Break with Arabian Refreshments & Delicacies

10:45

Real Estate discussion

  • Beyond residential – a look at some of the more interesting real estate opportunities.
  • Commercial real estate and finding the right tenants.
  • Historical real estate and your responsibilities to preserve the past.

Hassan Al Fardan, Deputy Head of Real Estate and Senior Advisor to the Group Chairman, Al Fardan Group, UAE.

11:05

“From working for a national investment bank to founding her own global operation – and steering it successfully through the financial crisis – what can we learn from Maha Al-Ghunaim?”

Maha K. Al-Ghunaim, Founder, Hayat Alnofous Co., Kuwait.

11:20

Better Up! “Interesting Investment Opportunities to Look at”

MAS Capital Fintech Inc, China.
Zero One, UAE.

11:50

“Family Business in Europe”

Antonio Ragusa, Founding President, Rome Business School, Italy.

12:05

Interview: “Blockchain and Digital Currencies : Changing the world or biggest bubble ever?”

Frank Wagner, CEO, INVAO, Liechtenstein.

12:15

Networking Lunch Hosted by Beyond Capital Markets

12:35

How today’s geopolitical climate affects economies and investment in the Middle East

  • What does the rise in renewable energy mean for economies reliant on fossil fuels?
  • Crossing boundaries – how to work across conflict lines and why it’s so vital.
  • Why Iraq after ISIS is an attractive new market to invest in.
  • Brexit, and Trump’s ‘America first’ – how to deal with this new isolationism when trading with the West.

Moderator: Ziad Daoud, Chief Middle East Economist, Bloomberg Economics, UAE.

Adel Merheb, CIO, Al Fozan Holding CO. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Riccardo Hosri, CEO, SACOTEL SAL, Lebanon.
Salman Hussain Al Lawati, Executive Director, Bin Salman Investments, Sultanate Oman.
Khaled Al Maeena, Quartz and Abeer Medical Group, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

14:15

Educating a new generation to manage the family business and continue the family legacy

  • How to inspire younger generations to take a lead in the family business.
  • The new skill-sets future generations will need as business evolves.
  • Prominent success stories in intergenerational working, and how to emulate them.
  • Are millennials really that bad? The challenges and benefits of working alongside them.

Moderator: Rozana Al Tayyar, Executive Board Member, The International Chamber of Commerce Saudi, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Rafia AlMulla, Director, AlMulla Capital, UAE.
Talal El-Ajou, Manager of Investment Department, El-Ajou Family Office, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Zahraa Al Fardan, Integration Leader & Financial Advisor, Al Fardan Group, UAE.
Aldana Bene Hashim, CEO, Al Nasr Engineering, UAE.

14:50

Break Your Limits – What successful Ultra Athletes and Business Leaders have in common

Stefan “The Beast” Becker, Head Coach, Switzerland.

15:30

Afternoon Networking Break with Arabian Refreshments & Delicacies

15:50

Harness blockchain investments

  • What is blockchain technology and how does it work?
  • How blockchain is changing the way we do business.
  • When to use blockchain, and when not to.
  • The future of blockchain and how to harness it for your family office’s current activity.

Moderator: Baldwin Berges, Development and Marketing Strategist, Belgium.
Basil Alaskari
, Co-Founder & CEO, MidChains, UAE.
Mohamed Al Hashemi, Co-Founder &VP, MidChains, UAE.
Frank Wagner, CEO, INVAO, Liechtenstein.

16:10

Interview: “Imprints Credit Hedge Fund – Catalyst to growth of Fintech Start-Ups”

Ajay Imprints, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Imprints Credit Hedge Fund, India.

16:40

Round Tables 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.

Table 1: Cross border investment opportunities for Chinese tech companies in the Asian and GCC region.
Table 2: The case for private equity in East Africa: Unique investment opportunities in the region.
Table 3: ESG-Integrated Investment Opportunities for Family Offices: Discovering New Frontiers in Superior Returns.
Table 4: Blockchain & Digital Currencies as an Asset Class.
Table 5: The Future of the Investment Industry! Decentralised Blockchain Funds: Investing into Blockchain startups through funds designed on smart contracts.
Table 6: ‘Private Market – Direct Investment’
Table 7: Sustainable and positive impact finance : Adopting the Environmental, Social & Governance parameters paradigm
Table 8: The investment potential of new innovations in brain medicine

17:00

Closing Remarks

18:00

Networking Cocktail Reception Hosted by Golden Key Realty Group

18:05

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