• Date
    27 Nov 2017
  • Location
    Godolphin Ballroom, Jumeirah Emirates Towers
  • Decision Makers
    200 Decision Makers
  • Speakers
    20+ Speakers
Mon 27
Nov 2017
WEALTH Arabia Summit 2017
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  • Dr. Mark Mobius

    The event is very important for not only investors but people that are trying to help them invest – fund managers and wealth experts – because it’s a forum for exchange of ideas and no one has all the answers. You have to have a multitude of ideas before you can come to a decision that makes sense for you. And of course, each investor has individual requirements, individual problems that have to be solved. An event like this is really very useful.

  • Chantalle Dumonceaux

    Very important for attendees to connect and take the time to learn. Obviously, managing wealth is one of the most confusing things that someone can endeavor to do in their life and its one of the most important for succession, value creation and value capture. The WEALTH Arabia Summit creates a place where people can be in a network of like-minded people and really dig deep into it and learn. I thought the event was great and I was surrounded by a lot of bright people from whom I was learning a lot and I was happy to be included.

  • Reza Dari

    Insightful and very informative. I see it as a platform to bring together like-minded individuals and professionals within the banking finance industry to really share views and ideas and feed off of some of the trends in the market… helps to boost innovation and broaden horizons when it comes to thinking about new innovative approaches to the finance industry and newly emerged business models. It is a networking platform that helps bridge and connect individuals and organizations, so I enjoyed it very much.


The WEALTH Arabia Summit is the only platform in the region to cater specifically to high net-worth individuals and their most trusted representatives in wealth management. Now, in its 2nd year, the Summit has established itself as the premium forum bringing together the region’s top earners, their representatives and solution providers.

This is an invitation-only event offering an intimate environment for focused discussion on key drivers shaping the future of investment.

The conference provides HNWIs and senior investment executives with key industry information and actionable investment advice from the world’s leading firms and the region’s most informed.

The exhibition will feature some of the world’s leading financial services firms, lifestyle and luxury brands.

1-2-1 meeting is built into delegates’ schedules and encourage delegates to utilise the time at the event to learn more about services available to them.


All financial advisors responsible for selecting investment funds, strategies or design investment portfolios for clients.

  • High net-worth individuals
  • Angel investors
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Senior investment executives
  • Private bankers


  • Learn from international experts on trends shaping wealth management, investment strategies and the construction of diversified multi-asset-class portfolios
  • Listen to invaluable and unique perspectives on trends underway in the world of investment management, latest developments and actionable financial advice
  • Discuss critical factors directly impacting personal wealth and ROI from global trends, regulatory updates and ideas put into practice
  • Network amongst like-minded individuals to share experiences, develop new relationships and generate ideas

Managing Director & Investment Specialist, , Paragon Premier Investment Fund
Founder & CEO at Better Business Enterprise Ltd
CEO & Founder, VIMANA
    Managing Director, Gulf Capital Credit Partners at Gulf Capital PJSC
      Senior Wealth Director at Bank of New York Mellon
        Advisor, Business Development at Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange
          Deputy Director General at Invest Cyprus
            Partner at Charles Russell Speechlys

              • 27 Nov
                Day 1
              • Morning session
              • Afternoon Session
              8:00 - 09:00 Registration & Morning Refreshments

              09:00 Conference Chairman’s Opening

              Robin Amlôt, Consultant, CPI Financial | WEALTH Arabia

              09:05 Opening Keynote Presentation
              Global Emerging Markets Outlook: Impact of Global Politics on Emerging Markets

              Gary Dugan, Chief Investment Officer, Gary Dugan & Associates

              09:45 Panel Discussion
              How to Increase ROI in Uncertain Times

              This panel discussion will discuss the defensive strategies that will help top investors deal with the challenges of an uncertain world. It will look at strategies and sectors that make sense for investors in 2018.

              Moderated by Robin Amlot, Consultant, CPI Financial

              Confirmed panelists:

              Gary Dugan, Chief Investment Officer, Gary Dugan & Associates

              Remy Bersier, Head of Emerging Markets & Member of the Executive Board, Julius Baer

              Sherif Wahba, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs

              Taimur Khan, Senior Analyst, Knight Frank

              Giambattista Atzeni, Senior Wealth Director, Bank of New York Mellon

              10:35 Mid-Morning Coffee Break

              10:35 1-2-1 Meetings

              All delegates are required to refer to their meeting schedule and make their way to 1-2-1 Meetings area located in Hall 3

              11:05 Presentation
              Investing in Infrastructure: A Global Plan Towards Greater Returns

              Alande Mustafa Safi, Managing Director, Paragon Premier Investment Fund

              11:25 Panel Discussion
              Alternative Investments: Looking Ahead to New Alternative Investments, Strategies & Opportunities

              In the pursuit of returns, investors are looking to allocate more capital to alternative strategies. The panel discussion will provide insight into what is new and available to investors in private equity, real estate, infrastructure, credit, venture capital and hedge funds. This will provide analysis on new alternative opportunities for investors looking to 2018.

              Moderated by William Mullally, Editor - WEALTH Arabia, CPI Financial


              Saikat Kumar, Partner & Senior Executive Officer, Al Masah Capital Management

              Fidaa Haddad, Managing Director – Private Debt and Structured Capital, Gulf Capital

              Marios Tannousis, Deputy Director General, Invest Cyprus

              Alande Mustafa Safi, Managing Director, Paragon Premier Investment Fund

              12:10 Mid-Morning Coffee Break 2

              12:10 1-2-1 Meetings

              All delegates are required to refer to their meeting schedule and make their way to 1-2-1 Meetings area located in Hall 3

              12:40 Keynote Presentation
              Social Impact Investment in Urban Air Mobility: How to Make Transportation the Future Real Today

              In a rising number of global megacities, the problem of land commuting is unmanageable. The logical solution - Urban Air Mobility (UAM) - is not employed in the way it should be due to the excess of regulatory control of flying vehicles' routes and passengers. This presentation will bring you two components for global UAM unfolding.

              Evgeni Borisov, CEO & Founder, VIMANA

              13:00 Lunch & Networking

              13:35 1-2-1 Meetings

              All delegates are required to refer to their meeting schedule and make their way to 1-2-1 Meetings area located in Hall 3

              14:05 Panel Discussion
              Financial Innovation Driving Social Innovation to Ensure Measurable Investment Returns

              The impact investment market in the MENA region is still in its infancy. This is due to social investing being widely misunderstood as an investment strategy. This panel discussion will look at how impact investing is taking shape both regionally and globally, the how's and why's of social impact investment looking to address both regional and global opportunities to the individual investor.

              Confirmed panelists:

              Lucy Chow, Director, Womens' Angel Investor Network (WAIN)

              Shainoor Khoja, Managing Director, Better Business Enterprise

              Heather Henyon, Investment Committee, NextWave Investment Fund

              Alaa Odeh, Senior Associate, Globesight

              15:00 Mid-Afternoon Coffee Break

              15:00 1-2-1 Meetings

              All delegates are required to refer to their meeting schedule and make their way to 1-2-1 Meetings area located in Hall 3

              15:20 Panel Discussion
              The Fintech Future: How Innovation in Blockchain & Beyond Will Change the Way You Invest

              Panelists will discuss what excites them most about fintech and blockchain and make informed predictions on what we might expect the world to look like in 3-5 years from now. Industry experts will discuss the changing state of fintech, from robo-advisors to ICOs and the challenges faced through this disruption.

              Moderated by William Mullally, Editor - WEALTH Arabia, CPI Financial


              Evgeni Borisov, CEO & Founder, VIMANA

              Saqr Ereiqt, Senior Management Consultant, IBM Middle East

              Henri Bergstrom, Advisor, Business Development, Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange

              15:55 Panel Discussion
              Passing the Baton to the Next Generation: Proper Succession Planning for the GCC HNWI

              Succession planning has become a top priority to GCC high net-worth individuals and wealthy family businesses. The GCC is new to the tradition of inheritance for example. This is due to misconceptions about the issues/challenges and the solutions available to them. Different individuals have differing motivations. A well-structured governance programme and clear succession planning with practical solutions can largely mitigate risks.

              Moderated by Robin Amlot, Consultant, CPI Financial

              Confirmed panelists:

              Piers Master, Partner, Charles Russell Speechlys

              Sean Hird, Director, DIFC Wills & Probate

              Fiona McClafferty, Private Client Tax Specialist, Deloitte

              Karim Ghandour, Founder & Family Succession Strategist, Legacy Line Family Office

              17:00 Close of the 2nd Edition of the WEALTH Arabia Summit

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