Redesigning

The Future

Two days of panels and talks for business leaders and family offices who have the power and enthusiasm to change the world for the better. 

Location

The Gulf Region, Virtual

Date

7-9 March 2021.

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Introduction

2020 provided many decades’ worth of historical events in just a few months.

These challenges have tested our individual nations, our economies, our people, our spirits, and our leadership. Alea Global’s series of events looks at how we, as business leaders bonded through our great intentions and our valuable experience, can work together to learn the lessons of this trying period.

By talking about global and national issues in a free, informal and constructive way, we will explore the interests and ambitions of family offices and the expertise of participating organisations. Through this event we aim to gather more than 50 family offices from the Gulf region.

Esteemed Speakers

Mohammad Al Duaij

CEO, Alea Global Group, Kuwait

H.H. Sheikha Intisar Salem Al Ali Al Sabah

Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Author, Film Producer & Columnist, Kuwait

Sultan Al Maadeed

CEO, ENVST, Qatar

Nada Hamad Al Ghurair

Board Member, Al Ghurair, UAE

Waleed AR. BinDawood

Chief Commercial Officer, BinDawood Holding, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Hala Farouk Al-Moayyed

Executive Director, Almoayyed Contracting Group, Kingdom of Bahrain

Yasser Al Saheal

ASFO, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Eng. Raja Al Zayani SMP, PMP

Managing Director, Strategy, Kingdom of Bahrain

Yasser Al Barami

CEO, Mubbadrah Investment, Sultanate Oman

Diana Hamade

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

Mishal Hamed Kanoo

Chairman, The Kanoo Group, UAE, Sultanate of Oman

Dr. Celeste Lo Turco

Director, NEOM, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Omar Al Qattan

Founding Member, A. M. Qattan Foundation & Chair of Al-Hani Construction & Trading Company, Kuwait

Hanine Younes

Managing Partner, Strategic Advisor – Business Development, MENA

Chetan Mehta

Chief Strategy & Investment Officer, Transworld Group, UAE

Dr. Nadeem Al Duaij

Co-Founder & CEO, Sihaty, Kuwait

Rozana Al Tayyar

Founder & Director, Taswea Consultancy, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Khalid AlQoud

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

Talal Al Ajou

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

Dr. Hisham M. El Seddik

CEO, Porcellan Tiles, UAE

Majed M Al Tahan

Founder & CEO, AYM, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Sunil Dhall, CFA

Co-Chief Investment Officer, Bhansali SFO, UAE

Dr Sami Alom

Director, Kasamar Holdings, UAE

Adil Ismail Al Zarooni

CEO, Al Zarooni Emirates Investments, UAE

Rida O Lababedi

Chairman & CEO, Purple Capital Group, Monaco & UAE

Waseem Al-Khashan

CMO / Group General Manager Marketing, Olayan Financing Company, Kingdom of Suadi Arabia

Ersoy Erkazanci

Dubai Correspondent, Bloomberg HT, UAE

Laila H. Al Mutairi

CEO, Injaz-Kuwait, Kuwait

Houssam Chahine

Chief of Private Sector Partnerships, MENA at UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, UAE

Ben Mathias

Managing Partner, Vertex VenturesSea & India, India

Cyba Audi

Media Personality, News Anchor at Asharq Bloomberg and CEO of Saba Consultants, UAE

Farah Foustok

CEO of Lazard Asset Management, Middle East and Board Member of a Family Office, UAE

Modupeola Fadugba

Fine Artist, USA

Annastiina Hintsa

Entrepreneur and CEO, Hintsa Performance, Finland

Leah Zveglich

Founding Partner, The Aster Club, USA

Mohamed Badr

Chair, Alea Global Group

The Agenda

11:00 Opening Remarks

Mohamed Badr, Chair, Alea Global Group.
Mohammad Al Duaij, CEO, Alea Global Group.

11:05 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 of 2020.

Panelists:

H.H. Sheikha Intisar Salem Al Ali Al Sabah, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Author, Film Producer & Columnist, Kuwait.
Laila H. Al Mutairi, CEO, Injaz-Kuwait, Kuwait.
Houssam Chahine, Chief of Private Sector Partnerships, MENA at UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, UAE.
Moderator: Khalid AlQoud, Chairman, AlQoud Enterprise & Bahrain CSR Society, Kingdom of Bahrain. 

12:10 – 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.

Panelists:

Diana Hamade, Founder & Managing Partner, Diana Hamade Attorneys at Law, UAE.
Nada Al Ghurair, Board Member, Family Business, UAE.
Moderator: Mohamed Badr, Alea Global Group, Kuwait.

13:10 – Is privacy and personal power a price worth paying?

– How could digital elements change our day-to-day lives in the next 5-10 years?
– What are the downsides for the individual when it comes to privacy and security?
– Power of the people versus power of the service provider, which comes out stronger?

Panelists:

Adil Ismail Al Zarooni, CEO, Al Zarooni Emirates Investments, UAE.
Yasser Al Barami, CEO, Mubbadrah Investment, Sultanate Oman.
Talal Al Ajou, Manager of Investment Department, El-Ajou Family Office, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Ben Mathias, Managing Partner, Vertex VenturesSea & India, India.
Moderator: Dr. Celeste Lo Turco, Director, NEOM, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

14:10 Roundtable discussions 

15:10 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.

Panelists:

Waleed AR. BinDawood, Chief Commercial Officer, BinDawood Holding, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Yasser Al Saheal, ASFO, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Dr. Celeste Lo Turco, Director, NEOM, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Hanine Younes, Managing Partner, Strategic Advisor – Business Development, MENA.
Moderator: Mohamed Badr, Alea Global Group, Kuwait. 

15:55 Closing Remarks for day one

Mohamed Badr, Chair, Alea Global Group.

11:00 Opening Remarks 

Mohamed Badr, Chair, Alea Global Group.

11:05 – New business practises for a new decade

– How will family offices develop their working behaviours in the coming years?
– Technology trends that will change the business world.
– Individual vs professional – where do we draw the line in 2021?

Panelists:

Sultan Al Maadeed, CEO, ENVST, Qatar.
Rozana Al Tayyar, Founder & Director, Taswea Consultancy, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Majed M Al Tahan, Founder & CEO, AYM, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Moderator: Dr. Hisham M. El Seddik, CEO, Porcellan Tiles, UAE.

12:10 Roundtable discussions 

13:10 – 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.

Panelists:

Dr Sami Alom, Director, Kasamar Holdings, UAE.
Dr. Nadeem Al Duaij, Co-Founder & CEO, Sihaty, Kuwait.
Mishal Hamed Kanoo, Chairman, The Kanoo Group, UAE, Sultanate of Oman.
Moderator: Dr. Fatima Al Shammari, Kuwait.

14:10 Roundtable Discussion: Life and business as usual after COVID

After a year of the COVID pandemic, we all accepted that living with COVID is going to be our new norm for a while. We will discuss the realities of business and personal life and how to adapt to the new environment smartly. 

– COVID pandemic has created a new industry: PPE (personal protective equipment) industry. It has similarities to import/export, and medical supplies industries yet work very differently. What’s the future of the PPE industry? Will be survived beyond the pandemic?
– How do we create a safe business environment so that we can go back to work and run businesses?
– How do a family and social life look?
– Personal responsibility vs. government initiatives.

Hosted by:

Leah Zveglich, Founding Partner, The Aster Club, USA.
Chetan Mehta, Chief Strategy & Investment Officer, Transworld Group, UAE.
Sunil Dhall, CFA Co-Chief Investment Officer, Bhansali SFO, UAE.

15:10 Urgent Action for Long-Term Success 

– How family offices can navigate the current crisis and its aftermath. Key factors to minimise your losses and get back on track for long-term prosperity. 
– Cutting your losses: which investments, regions and sectors to put on pause right now 
– Emerging opportunities: how to make the most of new information for some new and unexpected investments
– Recalibrating for the future: plotting a return to your ultimate goals, despite this sudden detour 
– Playing a new role: how family offices can work together for the benefit of all, protecting people from the fall-out of this difficult time

Panelists:

Rida O Lababedi, Chairman & CEO, Purple Capital Group, Monaco & UAE.
Omar Al Qattan, Founding Member, A. M. Qattan Foundation & Chair of Al-Hani Construction & Trading Company, Kuwait.
Eng. Raja Al Zayani SMP, PMP Managing Director, Strategy, Kingdom of Bahrain.
Hala Farouk Al-Moayyed, Executive Director, Almoayyed Contracting Group, Kingdom of Bahrain.
Moderator – Ersoy Erkazanci, Dubai Correspondent, Bloomberg HT, UAE.

15:55 Closing Remarks for the event

Mohamed Badr, Chair, Alea Global Group.
Mohammad Al Duaij, CEO, Alea Global Group.

Some of the Confirmed Sponsors and Delegates

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