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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

The summit is the sixth of its kind, and 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.

There will be talks and panels on a wide range of highly relevant and fascinating subjects, including Jordan's royal family, wellness, philanthropy, education, mental health, Blockchain, technology, and succession planning, among others.

There are over 80 family businesses already scheduled to attend, with an investor to delegate ratio of 70:30, so all delegates will have the opportunity to meet.

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.
Khalid Al Zayani face

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

Board Member, AlFahim, UAE.

Rozana Al Tayyar

Executive Board Member, The International Chamber of Commerce Saudi, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Zahraa Al Fardan

Zahraa Al Fardan

Integration Leader & Financial Advisor, Al Fardan Group, UAE.
Ahmed Al Ameeri,

Ahmed Al Ameeri

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

Yasser Al Saheal

ASFO (Family Office), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Abdulrahman Hammad

Partner, Hammad & Al Mehdar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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.
Hagop Dantziguian

Hagop Dantziguian

COO, Dantziguian Hrayr Automation Systems, Lebanon.
Sami Alom Bio pic

Dr. Sami Alom

Director, Kasamar Holdings, UAE.
Alaa Shahine

Alaa Shahine

Middle East Managing Editor, Bloomberg News, UAE.
Lupo Lanzara

Lupo Lanzara

Vice President, Accademia Costume & Moda, Italy.
Sadaf Khan Fashion 1

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.



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



Welcome and opening remarks.


Jordan’s Commitment To Development In The Middle East Through Its Social Enterprises & Sports

HRH Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein, Kingdom of Jordan.


“Heritage, Tradition and Contemporaneity in Fashion Education, a family history”

Lupo Lanzara, Vice President, Accademia Costume & Moda, Italy.


Round Table 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.


Philanthropy For Family Offices

Philanthropy has always been an important outlet for the wealth of generous families even before the structure of the family office existed.

This session will look at how family offices can effectively invert in philanthropic causes, and look at examples of family offices improving society through their philanthropy and charitable giving.


Emerging Markets For Foreign Investment

– Where in the world to invest next, and why.
– Learn about emerging industries in existing territories.
– A look at Africa’s potential as the new investment opportunity.


The Wellness Revolution

Through an in-depth interview with a wellness professional, you can gain an understanding of the ecosystem of technology, celebrities, experiences and lifestyle products around the concept of wellness.

This look at the current and future wellness market will reveal what wellness products and services to invest in, both for profit and for social good.


Networking Break

Morning Networking Break with Arabian Refreshments & Delicacies.



– 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?


Blockchain, Bitcoin and Living Records

– Find out how we are rapidly leaving behind the old static ways of working.
– How new living documents and databases can evolve in real time.
– Explore blockchain, bitcoin, online project management and Google databases.
– Why, when and how to take advantage of these new developments for your existing business.


Better Up!

“Interesting Investment opportunities to look at”


Networking Lunch

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


Wealth and Mental Health

– Learn about the dangers associated with a wealthy lifestyle.
– How to avoid the traps of boredom and excess, from addictions to depression and anxiety.
– Simple daily steps for prevention of problems.
– Treatment for existing problems including serious addiction and mental health issues.


Investing in Tech

Tech is the best new age investment to pursue because it  is always evolving and it’s here to stay. We examine new trends to look out for in the area of tech investment, and how you can build a legacy by investing in this area.


Succession Planning with Millennials In Mind

– A look at how the new generation is more ambitious, individualistic and easily distracted than ever before.
– How can you carry out effective succession planning bearing this in mind.
– How to keep them engaged in the business and feeling fulfilled whilst also protecting the family legacy.


Networking Break

Afternoon Networking Break with Arabian Refreshments & Delicacies.


Investing In Sport

– Why might someone want to invest in sport?
– Find out where to begin with sport investment.
– Learn about the impact well-funded sport can have on regions and communities.
– Which sports are having the most impact on different parts of the world.


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.


Round Table Sessions Hosted By Family Offices

A new era for Saudi women

– How Saudi women are taking the lead in business.
– How to create opportunities for Saudi women and harness their skills.
– Providing a nurturing environment for women’s career development within your business.

Retail Business

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

Family Office Global Investment Diversification

– Why diversify your investments?
– How to diversify successfully.
– Ensuring your family office grows and retains its good reputation amid diverse investment streams.

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.

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.


Closing Remarks and Cocktail Reception

Closing remarks followed by networking cocktail reception at 18:10.


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