Reopen for the remarkable


24-25 October 2021

Mandarin Oriental Jumeira

Dubai

Now in its Eighth 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.

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Introduction

We have had many requests to confirm that we will continue with our in-person Middle East Family Office Summit series, and we are grateful for the eagerness of our friends and colleagues within the global family office network. 

While virtual events are of course possible, we have many years of experience and feedback from our delegates to tell us that the face-to-face element of our events is what adds the most value for our delegates. Our summits are a great place not only to learn, but also to network and to present opportunities to potential investors in a relaxed and intimate professional environment.  

Due to covid restrictions for our colleagues around the world, we have decided to postpone the summit until 24-25 October 2021, and we look forward to welcoming you then. We will of course be taking the most extensive precautions for the health and safety of delegates and staff. 

Alea Global Group’s Family Office Summits are unique in the Middle East, organised by a Middle East-based family office. Because we are a family office ourselves, the delegates and speakers at our events are themselves actual members of some of the most prominent family offices around the Middle East, and not simply representatives.  

The programme for this latest edition has been created with the forward-facing and globally-focused business in mind. It will cover topics as diverse and essential as humanity and geopolitics, religion in business, healthcare, real estate, digital assets, space exploration, and corporate social responsibility.  

We know how valuable this kind of opportunity can be, so our programme of panels, talks and round table discussions is broken up with strategic breaks for breakfast, lunch, coffee, dinner and cocktails, designed for meeting and mingling with key decision-makers from family offices, with our usual highly rewarding 70:30 split of family offices to service providers. 

Our story

The Al Duaij family office has a long and glorious history in Kuwait as one of the most prominent and respected business forces.

The Al Duaij family business, Alea Global Group, has won several awards including The European Award, and the CEO Award two years running. Head of the family office, Mohammad Al Duaij, 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 Al Duaij, has been a conference speaker for the past 12 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.

Highlighted Speakers

Rashid Al Habtoor
Rashid Al Habtoor

CEO & President, Al Habtoor Trading Enterprises & RKH Investments, UAE

Mussaad Al-Razouki.fw
Dr. Mussaad Al Razouki

Chief Business Development Officer, Kuwait Life Sciences, Kuwait

Sheikha Alanoud Bint Hamad Al-Thani
Sheikha Alanoud Bint Hamad Al-Thani

Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Business Officer, Qatar Financial Centre, Qatar

Rozana Al Tayyar

Founder & Managing Director, Taswea Financial Consultancy, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Bader Al Sayer

Director, Al-Sayer Group Holding, Kuwait

Medhat El-Araby

Vice President, El Araby Group of Companies and Factories, Egypt

Dalia Ibrahim

CEO & MD, Nahdet Misr Publishing & Founder & CEO, Edventures, Egypt

Yasser Al Saheal

ASFO, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Hossam Al Sallab

CEO, Royal Ceramica, Vice Chair, Mostafa Elsallab Group, Egypt

Khaled Al Maeena

Quartz & Abeer Medical Group, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Waleed AR. BinDawood

Chief Commercial Officer, BinDawood Holding, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Nada Hamad Al Ghurair

Board Member, Al Ghurair, UAE

Diana Hamade

Founder & Managing Partner, Diana Hamade Attorneys at Law, UAE

Huda Al Lawatai

CEO, Aliph Capital, UAE

Ahmad Al Ameeri

CEO, Al Ameeri Group Holding, Kuwait

Sultan Al Maadeed

CEO, ENVST, Qatar

AlDana BaniHashem

Partner, Meritus Development, UAE & Africa

Maha Al Fahim

NextGen Investor, Al Fahim Family, UAE

Hawazen Nazieh Nassief

VP ESG and External Affairs, NESR, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Salman Gasim

CEO, Swiss Hospitality Company and STTAR Institute, Board Member, Saudi-French Business Council

Dr. Hisham M. El Seddik

CEO, Porcellan Tiles, UAE

Dr. Nadeem Al Duaij

Co-Founder & CEO, Sihaty, Kuwait

Khaled Sharbatly

Managing Partner, Desert Technologies, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Hanine M . Younes

Managing Partner, MENA Partners, Strategic Advisor & Executive Business Development, MENA

Dr Adil Ismail Al Zarooni

CEO, Al Zarooni Emirates Investments, UAE

Mohamed (Nagaty) Aboulnaga

Co-Founder & CCO, Halan, Egypt

Dr. Celeste Lo Turco

SWFS Expert, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Maha Ashour

CEO, CTO, Metawave, USA

Omar W. AlHandal

Managing Director, AlHandal, Iraq & UAE

Saoud A M Al-Furaih

Partner, Merzam Capital Management, Kuwait

Lina K Al Maeena

Co-founder & Executive Partner, JUSC, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Yasser Al Barami

CEO, Mubbadrah Investment, Sultanate Oman

Dr. Ahmed Alungal

Executive Director, Abeer Medical Medical Group, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Khalid AlQoud

Chairman, AlQoud Enterprise & Bahrain CSR Society, Kingdom of Bahrain

Maurice Gravier

CIO, Emirates NBD, UAE

Ibtisam Al Jashmi

Managing Partner, Sabeen Group, Sultanate Oman

Fahad Al Gergawi

CEO, Dubai FDI, UAE

Dr Sami Alom

Director, Kasamar Holdings, UAE

Soha Afify

Public Relations Consultant and Media Advisor, UAE

Leah Zveglich

Aster Impact, USA

Riccardo Hosri

CEO, SACOTEL SAL, Lebanon

Turki Abdulaziz Alsadhan

CEO, Al Sadhan Group, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Basim Habib

Head of Research, Middle East, Preqin, UAE

Adel Merhab

CIO, Al Fozan Holding CO. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Essam Albakr
Essam Albakr

CEO & Founder, Ejada Investment, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Sunil Dhall, CFA

Advisor, PPIL, Europe

Rabih I. Khoury

General Partner & Chief Exit Officer, Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP), UAE

Adel Edris Alawadhi

Executive Chairman, The Corporate Group, UAE

Mohamed Badr

Alea Global Group, Kuwait

Omar Malaikah

CEO, Quantum Platform, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Ali Mizani Oskui

Founder, FiCAS AG, Switzerland

Dr. Mattia L. Rattaggi

Chairman, FiCAS AG, Switzerland

Prieur du Plessis

Founder & Chief Investment Officer, Barak Fund Management, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Dominic Briggs

Co-Founder & General Partner, Blockwall, Germany

Previous esteemed speakers

Every edition of the Middle East Family Office Investment Summit attracts prestigious speakers from the Middle East.

Click here to see some of the world class names who have contributed to our previous events.

Summit agenda

15:00 Registration

Registration, Networking, one-on-one meetings, with refreshments & delicacies. 

15:45 Welcome

Chairman welcome and opening remarks.

16:00 Humanity versus Geopolitics

– Is there any role or place for political manoeuvres during a global crisis?
– Saving the economy at what cost?: balancing a nation’s immediate safety and long-term prosperity.
– How family offices can lead our nations to join forces when the whole world is threatened.
– The business of humanity: how we can support health and social care effectively.

– Finding common ground: the global collaborative success stories in the last 18 months

Moderator:
Khalid AlQoud, Chairman, AlQoud Enterprise & Bahrain CSR Society, Kingdom of Bahrain.

Panelists:
Dr. Mussaad Al Razouki, Chief Business Development Officer, Kuwait Life Sciences, Kuwait
Khaled Sharbatly, Managing Partner, Desert Technologies, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 

16:30 The world of cryptocurrencies

An interview with Ali Mizani Oskui, Founder, FiCAS AG, Switzerland.

16:50 Egypt’s bright future for family offices

– How Egypt’s most prominent family offices are leading the country into new prosperity.
– The family offices you need to know about when investing in Egypt.
– How Egypt’s family offices contribute socially to the society.
– As the next-Gen; how you are facing the new challenges.
– Will the family offices have more impact in the Egyptian economy in the coming few year.

Moderators:
Soha Afify, Public Relations Consultant and Media Advisor, UAE.
 
Panelists:
Medhat El-Araby, Vice President, El Araby Group of Companies and Factories, Egypt
Hossam Al Sallab, CEO, Royal Ceramica, Vice Chair, Mostafa Elsallab Group, Egypt
Mohamed (Nagaty) Aboulnaga, Co-Founder & CCO, Halan, Egypt
Dalia Ibrahim, CEO & MD, Nahdet Misr Publishing, & Founder & CEO, Edventures, Egypt

Dr. Hisham M. El Seddik, CEO, Porcellan Tiles, UAE

17:50 Religion in business: a crash course for the uninitiated

– The key ways religion influences business practices around the world. 
– Respecting, understanding and working with collaborators of different faiths.
– The business world as an example for harmonious global relations.

Moderator: 
Mohamed Badr, Alea Global Group, Kuwait

Panelists:
Diana Hamade, Founder & Managing Partner, Diana Hamade Attorneys at Law, UAE
Rozana Al Tayyar, Founder & Managing Director, Taswea Financial Consultancy, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Nada Hamad Al Ghurair, Board Member, Al Ghurair, UAE

18:30 How to build a SuperApp: The journey for Tmdone to become a SuperApp

A presentation by Yasser Al Barami, CEO, Mubbadrah Investment, Sultanate Oman.

19:00 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.

Roundtable One: “Why there is no way around actively managed crypto investments” by FiCAS AG, Switzerland.

Roundtable Two: Chasing alpha: How synthetic prime offerings are gaining popularity by IG Prime, UAE.

Roundtable Three:  “Family Office – Challenges & Opportunities in a post COVID world. Emergence of UAE as a preferred destination” by Mashreq Bank

Roundtable Four: “Debtzilla vs Tax Kong” by Index & Cie

Roundtable Five: “The next paradigm shift in moving and connecting the world” by MetawaveUSA.

Roundtable Six: “Trade Finance in COVID era” by Barak Fund Management

20:00 Special Networking Dinner Hosted by Gulf Craft

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

07:45 Registration

Registration, Networking, one-on-one meetings, with refreshments & delicacies. 

09:00 Welcome

Chairman welcome and opening remarks.

09:10 Healthcare in the Gulf – an investment opportunity

– Emerging trends in global healthcare, and their impact on the Gulf region.
– New medical technology and how it will transform our healthcare services.
– The merging of sectors, as healthcare looks to other industries to solve problems.
– Public and private healthcare across the region and the differing needs of both.

Moderator:
Dr. Celeste Lo Turco, SWFS Expert, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Panelists:
Dr. Nadeem Al Duaij, Co-Founder & CEO, Sihaty, Kuwait
Dr. Mussaad Al Razouki, Chief Business Development Officer, Kuwait Life Sciences, Kuwait
Bader Al Sayer, Director, Al-Sayer Group Holding, Kuwait
Dr. Ahmed Alungal, Executive Director, Abeer Medical Medical Group, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

10:10 Rashid Al Habtoor – Passing On The Knowledge

– What general advice the younger generations of family offices need to steer them in the right direction .
– What lessons did you yourself learn from the pandemic and how will it affect the knowledge you pass on.
– What are the most important things your career has taught you 

An interview with Rashid Al HabtoorCEO & President, Al Habtoor Trading Enterprises & RKH Investments, UAE.

10:30 What do your investments say about you?

– What makes a good private equity investment vs a good venture capital investment?
– Red flags to look out for before you invest in either case.
– How to make your start-up or existing business an attractive prospect for investors.
– As a family office, how should you be looking to invest?

Moderator:
Riccardo Hosri, CEO, SACOTEL SAL, Lebanon

Panelists:
AlDana BaniHashem, Partner, Meritus Development, UAE & Africa
Huda Al Lawatai, CEO, Aliph Capital, UAE
Adel Merhab, CIO, Al Fozan Holding CO. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Hawazen Nazieh Nassief, VP ESG and External Affairs, NESR, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

11:15 Jeddah United: A Saudi sports social Entrepreneurial business model 2006- 2021

An interview with Lina K Al Maeena, Co-founder & Executive Partner, JUSC, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

11:30 Networking Break

Morning networking coffee break.

12:00 Digital Assets / Cryptocurrency

– Comparing the main players in the crypto market.
– How covid has accelerated the rise of digital currencies.
– How to prepare your business for a digital currency model.

Moderators:
Soha AfifyPublic Relations Consultant and Media Advisor, UAE

Panelists:
Dr. Mattia L. Rattaggi, Chairman, FiCAS AG, Switzerland
Dominic Briggs, Co-Founder & General Partner, Blockwall, Germany

12:20 The next big thing

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

12:35 Put your own mask on first: making nations self-sufficient for the greater good
 
– Identifying the gaps in national self-sufficiency.
– How family offices can help their own regions to manage a crisis.
– Back to basics with investment in agriculture, energy and health.

– What we can learn from the countries who manage isolation well.

Moderator:
Soha Afify, Business and Corporate Affairs, Media and Arts, UAE

Panelists:
Ahmad Al Ameeri, CEO, Al Ameeri Group Holding, Kuwait
Dr Sami Alom, Director, Kasamar Holdings, UAE

13:20 The bright future of Qatar’s economy: Expert insight from Qatar Financial Centre

Interview with Sheikha Alanoud Bint Hamad Al-Thani, Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Business Officer, Qatar Financial Centre, Qatar.

13:30 Networking Lunch and the book Launch of Dr. Adil Al Zarooni

A chance to meet and discuss the morning’s sessions over lunch, and the book launch of Dr. Adil Al Zarooni.

14:20 Preqin Presentation

A presentation by Basim Habib, Head of Middle East Research, Preqin, UAE.

14:30 Super Saudi: A global phenomenon

–  A look at Saudi Arabia’s relationships and influence in regions around the world.
– The changing political face of Saudi Arabia.
– A compelling vision for Saudi Arabia by 2030.
– How family offices shape the country and economy from within.

Moderator:
Khalid AlQoud, Chairman, AlQoud Enterprise & Bahrain CSR Society, Kingdom of Bahrain

Panelists:
Hanine M . Younes, Managing Partner, MENA Partners, Strategic Advisor & Executive Business Development, MENA
Khaled Al Maeena, Quartz & Abeer Medical Group, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Yasser Al Saheal, ASFO, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Salman GasimCEO, Swiss Hospitality Company and STTAR Institute, Board Member, Saudi-French Business Council

15:20 Wealth Creation & Diversification Post COVID

– Before you invest: using a smart investment strategy to assess and minimise risk.
– Navigating restrictions: bureaucratic obstacles and how to assure they don’t affect your plans.
– Diversification is key: how to use it to your advantage for wealth creation.
– Managing international cash movement for wealth preservation.
– Balancing assets and liquidity for flexibility and security.

Moderator:
Hanine M . Younes, Managing Partner, MENA Partners, Strategic Advisor & Executive Business Development, MENA

Panelists:
Saoud A M Al-Furaih, Partner, Merzam Capital Management, Kuwait
Sunil Dhall, CFA, Advisor, PPIL, Europe
Omar W. AlHandal, Managing Director, AlHandal, Iraq & UAE
Maurice Gravier, CIO , Emirates NBD, UAE
Rabih I. KhouryGeneral Partner & Chief Exit Officer, Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP), UAE

16:05 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.

Moderator:
Mohamed Badr, Alea Global Group, Kuwait

Panelists:
Dr. Adil Ismail Al Zarooni, CEO, Al Zarooni Emirates Investments, UAE
Omar Malaikah, CEO, Quantum Platform, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Maha Al Fahim, NextGen Investor, Al Fahim Family, UAE

16:40 Roundtable sessions hosted by Aster COOP

17:20 Closing Remarks

Closing Remarks For the summit.

17:30 Cocktail Reception hosted by Aster COOP

A Cocktail reception with the chance to network in a n informal setting and discuss the summit.

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