Wealth / Life Middle East (DXB)

Curated by the experts for the experts

15th – 17th November 2022
Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai

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A curated exclusive event for international private client advisors

Focussed upon networking 
and interactive sessions
Strategy and business development
Horizon Scanning
Thought Leadership
Professional attendees only

Programme and Speaking Faculty Curated By:



Marianne Kafena

Harbottle & Lewis



Ajay Wiltshire
General Counsel Guernsey/Dubai

Saffery Champness

Key speakers already confirmed include

Mario Al-Jebouri
Mario Al-Jebouri Head of Dubai Representative Office
Banque Cantonale de Geneve, Dubai
Heba Al Emara
Heba Al Emara Managing Director
Vistra Middle East
Mustafa Hussain
Mustafa Hussain Managing Director, London
Nour Tassabehji
Nour Tassabehji Investment Director
CdR Capital Limited
Mohammed Paracha
Mohammed Paracha Head of Middle East
Norton Rose Fulbright (Middle East)
John Kelly
John Kelly Partner
Harbottle & Lewis
Kyra Motley
Kyra Motley Partner
Boodle Hatfield
Charlotte Evans-Tipping
Charlotte Evans-Tipping Senior Associate
Carine Tohme
Carine Tohme Managing Partner
Tohme Law (Lebanon)
Nawal Abdel Hadi
Nawal Abdel Hadi Senior Associate
Al Tamimi & Co
Curtis Childs
Curtis Childs Managing Director
Belle Capital
Sunita Singh Dalal
Sunita Singh Dalal Partner, Private Client & Family Offices
Hourani & Partners
Dr. Hamid Harasani
Dr. Hamid Harasani Managing Partner
Harasani & Alkhamees Law Firm (Saudi Arabia)
Joëlle de Cerjat Santa Cruz
Joëlle de Cerjat Santa Cruz Senior Wealth Planner
Lombard Odier
David Bowen
David Bowen Partner, Family Office Advisory Services Leader
Melissa Davis
Melissa Davis Founder and Chief Executive
MD Communications
Rima Mrad
Rima Mrad Partner
BSA Ahman Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP
Keith Oliver
Keith Oliver Partner, Head of International
Peters & Peters
Danushka De Alwis
Danushka De Alwis Founder, Director
Mahnaz Malik
Mahnaz Malik Barrister
Twenty Essex
Melissa Ellis
Melissa Ellis Senior Associate
Payne Hicks Beach
Gideon Benaim
Gideon Benaim Partner
Aurelie Conrad Hari
Aurelie Conrad Hari Partner
Bar & Karrer
Alex Ionides
Alex Ionides Managing Director
Richard Catling
Richard Catling Partner
Al Tamimi & Co
Jonathan Edgeley
Jonathan Edgeley Founder
Montrose Retreats Limited
Abdulla Ziad Galadari
Abdulla Ziad Galadari Senior Partner
Galadari Advocates & Legal Consultants
Sally Tennant OBE
Sally Tennant OBE Founding Partner
Acorn Capital Advisers
Tom Kimber
Tom Kimber Associate Director
Sahba Hadipour
Sahba Hadipour Founder & CEO

Key Themes

Each event session, panel or roundtable will fall under one of the following key themes Legal & Technical, Generating Work and Human Factors

Legal & Technical
  • Jurisdictions Onshore v. Offshore v. Midshore
  • Family Offices Client or Threat ? How to
  • Extinction Regulatory oblivion beckons?
  • Unregulation ” alternative structures, alternative assets
  • Oh no not another crypto session
  • Alternative asset class update cars, booze and Van Gogh
  • ESG Everything Seems Great?
  • The end of banking
Generating Work
  • How do intermediaries survive disintermediation?
  • Client acquisition and retention
  • B2B Development, smart partnerships
  • Run the Accountants are coming!
  • Thought leadership how to lead (how to think)
  • Establishing the professional persona
  • Working with PR, Media and online
  • Live broadcast and presentation training
Human Factors
  • Relationship Breakdown
  • Divorce, gender/sexuality, entrenched views, outsiders and insider
  • Mind the (generation) gap
  • Dispute resolution not all roads lead to court
  • Addictive behaviours and Mental Health
  • Mindfulness
  • How can you look after your clients if you don’t look after yourself?
  • Navigating the family and the business

Event Partners

Event Partner
Knowledge Partner
Media Partner

Contact Us

Speakers & Event Details

For Speakers & Event Details enquiries please contact Paul on or email paul@thoughtleaders4.com


For Partnership enquiries please contact James on or email james@thoughtleaders4.com

Booking & General Enquiries

For Booking & General Enquiries enquiries please contact Danushka on or email danushka@thoughtleaders4.com

Venue & Operations

For Venue & Operations enquiries please contact Sarah on or email sarah@thoughtleaders4.com