The Middle East Family Investment Summit hosted their eighth edition which took place on Oct 24 - 25, 2021, at the Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai, UAE. The summit organised round table discussions and brought together a number of prominent investors, moderators, panelists, esteemed speakers and protagonists in the prestigious family business in the Middle East.
It was a successful summit organised by the most prominent family in the Middle East, Alea Global Group Family Office, founded by Mohammed Al Duaij, head of the Al Duaij Family.
The main agenda revolved around humanity versus geopolitics, family business values and investment opportunities, religion in business, healthcare and real estate. The summit also facilitated an interactive session of round table and panel discussions tackling family office challenges, trade finance and digital assets such as crypto currency, and ways of creating business opportunities in a post COVID world.
Al Handal International Group (HIG) is a family business in the Middle East region that was honored to be hosted among prominent family offices at the world’s most prominent family offices conference which united influential family offices in the region, in a unique networking platform.
Mr. Omar W. AlHandal Managing Director, Al Handal International Group, Iraq & UAE, was one of the distinguished guest speakers at the eighth edition of the Middle East Family Investment Summit.
During his speech at the summit, Mr. Omar W. AlHandal emphasised on the importance of engaging family members in the family business at a young age to nurture them into understanding how to integrate family values into the business in order to make a difference. Incorporating ethical principles through parental guidance and business mentorship programmes during their holidays and spare time with an aim to instil the right experience, values and expertise that intersects with family dynasty and community. These initiatives are crucial to helping develop imagination and innovation, which are both fundamental pillars of a promising future.
Most importantly, preparing the next generation for successful entrepreneurial leadership to assure a legacy of continuity and success with trust that they can blaze their own trail when handing over the reins to them. “I believe having a family constitution in place but the first principles and dynamics come from the house and then it comes all the way into the office.” Omar W. AlHandal.
Founded and based in Iraq, headquartered in Dubai, UAE, the Al Handal International Group continues to grow and develop in the past eight decades. With branches and projects that span across the United Arab Emirates, Japan, and Turkey. “Our region is set to witness a $4 trillion intergenerational wealth transfer in the coming ten years.” Omar W. AlHandal stated.