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16th Anniversary Ritossa Global Family Office Investment Summit

“World’s No. 1 Family Office Investment Conference, where World Leaders & Elite Family Office Investors Unite Together to Invest and Create A Brighter Future” 3-5 October 2021 Dubai, Waldorf Astoria Palm Jumeirah

Hosted by Sir Anthony Ritossa, Chairman of Ritossa Family Office, headquartered in Dubai, with deep roots into the Middle East, Europe & USA. Sir Anthony is a family office influencer, thematic investor with interests in private equity, real estate, blockchain companies, educator, philanthropist, and a 2021 nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize. This is the 16th event in a Global Series covering Dubai, Monaco, Riyadh and Miami – and the 10th in Dubai. The most recent Summit in Dubai made global headlines as the most significant & influential gathering of world leaders and family office investors of all time.

Over 400+ Elite Family Offices, Prominent Conglomerate Business Owners, Sheikhs, Royal Families, Private Investment Companies, International Business Mogels, Sovereign Wealth Funds, & industry professionals representing over $4.5 trillion in investor wealth and making it the world’s most influential gathering of elite family office decision makers, with an investor delegate ratio of 3:1.

“Family Offices Uniting Together & Investing For A Brighter Future” is the theme for our Dubai Summit & will act as a bridge between Middle East families and their European, U.S., Asian, Latin American & Israeli counterparts to meet, network and exchange information and ideas to start the journey of discovery and venturing together between like minded peers in a safe-harbour environment.

The summit is a private forum exclusively organised by family offices for family offices, ultra elite private investors, prominent business owners, Sheikhs, Royal family members, financial families and their private offices from around the world. The summit brings together the world’s leading experts geared toward identifying actionable strategies for generating returns in a low-rate, high volatility market. Facilitated by family offices, the summit will provide two days of private peer-to-peer conversation, networking and cross-border thought leadership designed to make you think about what to look out for, how you are investing, and why?

“The most highly acclaimed gathering of Middle East & Global Wealth to date” “I have produced literally thousands of events and conferences around the world and never have I found such a broadness of vision and project. The official support of Sheikh Al Nahyan and the Monaco Prince, the presence of the heirs of Bahrain and Yugoslavia Royal families, the heirs of Reynolds, Rockefeller, Bismarck, Muhammad, Menelik, Selassie and most innovative global finance platform is something unheard of before. Your event ranks in first place as the most astonishing and inspired world summit. I’m very proud to collaborate.” Matteo Peri, CNBC Europe

Sir Anthony Ritossa’s Pre Summit Networking Reception will be hosted by The Commissioner General for Australia, Mr Justin McGowan together with Sir Anthony Ritossa, Chairman, Ritossa Family Office and The Australian Consul General, Mr Ian Halliday

Date: Sunday 3rd October    Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Where: Dubai Expo2020 – Australia Pavilion



8:00 Registration, networking, morning refreshments with the finest selection of Arabian coffees

9:00 Summit Chairman Welcoming Opening Remarks: Hussein Sayed, CNBC Arabia Anchor & Chief Market Strategist at Exinity, UAE.

Master of Ceremonies: John D’Agostino, CEO, Dagger LLC, USA, UAE


10 mins Official Summit Welcome Address by:

H.E. Dr. Thani Al Zeyoudi

Minister of State for Foreign Trade & Minister in charge of Talent Attraction and Retention at the Ministry of Economy, United Arab Emirates Ministry of Economy


35 mins Opening Keynote Panel Session:

Elite Investor Insights for 2021 & Beyond Top global investors take a look at current Mega Trends, Geopolitical Risks & Economic challenges for 2021-2022 and beyond, detailing their proprietary views of the global landscape.

– An ultra-exclusive look at where elite investors are looking to deploy capital and strategies to protect our portfolios from various risks.

Moderator: Hussein Sayed, CNBC Arabia Anchor & Chief Market Strategist at Exinity, UAE

Adam Malouf, Chief Asset Sourcing Officer, Knowledge Fund – Government of Dubai’s Sovereign Wealth Fund, established under the order of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE

Matt Oguz, Chief Investment Officer, IRIS Family Office, USA

Jason Ma, Founder, CEO & Chief Mentor at ThreeEQ, Author of Young Leaders 3.0, Member of The B20 with The G20, USA

Badr Al Towaijri, CIO, Al Towaijri Holding, Director Wealth Management, MEFIC Capital, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Skip Cooper, Managing Director, Cooper Family Office, USA

Warren Raiti, Managing Attorney, LHC, USA

Serge Conesa, CEO & Founder, Immersion4, Switzerland

Garrett Van Wagoner, Founding Partner, Van Wagoner Ventures, LLC, USA

Aron Shaviv, CEO, ELEX, United Kingdom


10 mins Ultra Exclusive Fireside Chat: “Reorienting Capital to Serve Humanity.”

Preeti Sinha, Executive Secretary, United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), USA

In conversation with

Kerry Adler, President & Chief Executive Officer, SkyPower Global Group of Companies, UAE & Canada


10 mins Ultra Exclusive Fireside Chat: “Best Practices: How to Protect your Human & Financial Assets

from one generation to the next”

His Imperial Royal Highness Prince Sandor Habsburg Lothringen, Archduke of Austria, Austria

In conversation with

Bruce Porter, CRO,, USA


35 mins “Batter Up!” Best Ideas Pitching (Round 1) – Exciting opportunities from around the world have just 5 minutes to present their best investment idea for the next 12-24 months.

Brad Hagen, Co-Founder & VP, Genesis Block Digital Banking, USA

Antonio Del Giudice, Founder, The Alben Group of Companies, UAE

Caleb Carr, President & CEO, Vita Inclinata Technologies, USA

Vladimir Radu-Radulescu, COO, Ethernity CLOUD, Germany

Michael Terpin, Managing Director, Transform Ventures, USA

Megan E. Rein, Cofounder & CBO, The J&K Group, USA

Raghav Belavadi, CEO & Founder, HYPE, UAE


35 mins Panel Session: “The Monetary Revolution”

Moderator: Bruce Porter, CRO,, USA

His Imperial Royal Highness Prince Sandor Habsburg Lothringen, Archduke of Austria, Austria

Vit Jedlicka, President, Liberland, The Czech Republic

Dr. Marwan Alzarouni, CEO, Dubai Blockchain Center, UAE

Nick Spanos, Bitcoin Pioneer, Chairman, Blockchain Center Miami, Founder, Bitcoin Center


Matthew Dixon, CEO & Co-Founder,, UAE

Simon Reid, Co-Founder, Chief Operating Officer,, UAE

Evan Klassen, Founder & Chief Visionary Officer, Liquiditi, Switzerland


30 mins Morning Networking Break with Arabian Refreshments & Delicacies


10 mins Ultra Exclusive Keynote Fireside Chat: “Family Business Success: What’s Your Superpower? Find your Family Firm’s sources of oxygen and hidden strengths with Dr Adil.”

Dr Adil Alzarooni, CEO, Zein Investments, UAE

In conversation with

Vanessa Eriksson, CEO, Ritossa Family Office, UAE


35 mins Panel Session: Artificial Intelligence & Machine Based Learning

Why are we so interested in AI & Machine Learning, and why do we talk about it? Why do very few

do it? It’s a paradigm shift to how things were done. We take a deep dive into this space.

Moderator: Markus Lehner, Principal, Markus Lehner Family Office, Monaco

Nathaniel Jordan Krasnoff, CEO, Reframe.Care, USA

Sidney Wheatley, Chief Investment Officer, The Private Office of H.H. Sheikh mohamed bin

Salman bin Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, UAE


Brendan James McKittrick, Chairman at Aeroband, Chariman of HBAN Dubai, Member of

Irish Business Network Committee, UAE

Divyesh Bhakta, CEO, FinOptSys, USA

John China, President of Silicon Valley Bank Capital (SVB), Founder of Tech Banking,

Executive Committee of the Bank, USA

Angela Homsi, Founder & Owner, Ignite Partners, Israel & UAE


20 mins Ultra Exclusive Keynote Fireside Chat: “Real Estate as reference of value, the missing piece in cryptocurrencies.”

Eduardo Carvalho, Global CEO & Founder, Dynasty Global Investments AG, Switzerland

In conversation with

Vanessa Eriksson, CEO, Ritossa Family Office, UAE


10 mins Ultra Exclusive Keynote Fireside Chat: “Inside the Mind of Esports Players/Executives, what

it takes to be great! ShockWave Holdings Inc.”

Oliver Patterson, Chairman of the Board, ShockWave Holdings Inc., Canada

In conversation with

Vanessa Eriksson, CEO, Ritossa Family Office, UAE


35 mins “Batter Up!” Best Ideas Pitching (Round 2) – Exciting opportunities from around the world have just 5 minutes to present their best investment idea for the next 12-24 months.

Fabian Fach, Managing Partner & Co-founder, Black Flower Capital, Germany

Christian Bauer, CCO, Volocopter GmbH, Germany

Serge Conesa, CEO & Founder, Immersion4, Switzerland

Omar Attalah, Founder & CEO, AbXcore LLC, USA

Sjoerd Bos (Forbes 30 under 30), Founder, The Water Company Holding (TWC), The Hauge, The Netherlands

Stefan Petrikovics, Founder & Managing Partner, SMG HOLDINGS, Germany

Alessia Demetz, CEO, Alesya De Monaco, Monaco


35 mins Keynote Panel Session: The Future of Food & Spot Light on Food Security COVID has highlighted the importance of Food Security, and will hear from Global Thought Leading Investors about:

– Latest innovations and humanitarian initiatives.

– Building a Globally Resilient Digital Food Ecosystem.

Moderator: Nadya Masidlover, MandateWire Middle East & Africa, Financial Times, UAE

Waleed AR. BinDawood, Chief Comercial Officer, BinDawood Holding, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Dame Sheila B. Driscoll, President & Co-Founder, The Billionaire Foundation, USA

Jonathan Merineau-Gosselin, Founder, RainMKRS Capital, UAE

Michael Conway, Founder, FoodFutureCo & Food-X, SOSV, USA

Aiman Mansour, VP, Middle East and North Africa Mitrelli & Menomadin Group, Liechtenstein

Tohib Lyiola, CEO, Stronghold Global, United Kingdom and Morocco.

Farah Chakhachiro, Vice President, Gracia Group, UAE

Gary Shinner, Founder, Good Pharma, USA

Henry Vincenty, CEO, Endoca, Denmark


60 mins Networking Lunch as we enjoy catching up with old friends and meeting new ones


10 mins Ultra Exclusive Keynote Fireside Chat: “Identifying BIG Tech Opportunities in Traditional Business” Removing Friction – the key to HUGE Investment Returns

Mitch Lowe, Founding Senior Executive, Netflix, Former COO & President, Redbox, USA

Steve Savad Founder & CEO and Pepper.AI, SVP Amazon’s Audible, USA

In conversation with Richard Ross, CTO, Stealth Single Family Office, USA


30 mins Keynote Panel Session: Spot Light on the UAE & GCC

This exclusive session provides us with meaningful insights as we take a deep dive into the UAE & GCC investment landscape.

Moderator: John D’Agostino, CEO, Dagger LLC, USA, UAE

Dr Mohamad Hamade, CEO, Amanat Holdings, UAE

Majed M. Al Tahan, Co-founder & MD, Danube Online, Founder & CEO, AYM Commerce, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Adam Malouf, Chief Asset Sourcing Officer, Knowledge Fund – Government of Dubai, UAE

Mustafa Kheriba, CEO & Managing Director, Arithma Capital, UAE

Lord Carmine Villani, Managing Director Global Business and Investment Development, Saudi Crown Holdings, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Abdullah AL Weshah, Director, Klint Ventures, UAE

Dr Mahmoud AlBurai, Senior Advisor, Dubai Government, UAE

George Campanellas, CEO, Invest In Cyprus, Cyprus


10 mins Ultra Exclusive Keynote Fireside Chat: “Leveraging the Blockchain to Disrupt the Pre-owned Market and Create a Global Unicorn.”

Sandeep Shetty, Serial Entrepreneur, Cofounder & CEO, NorthLadder, former Managing Director of Careem, UAE

In conversation with

Hasnae Taleb, Stock-Trading Multi-Awards Winner, Member of The American Chamber of Commerce, Speaker & Influencer, UAE


30 mins Keynote Panel Session: Spotlight on The Future of Education

Moderator: Nadya Masidlover, MandateWire Middle East & Africa, Financial Times, UAE

H.E. Prof. Sir Manuel Freire-Garabal y Núñez, President of the Private Council of H.H. Prince

Mahmoud Salah Al Din Assaf, Chairman, Al-Khalifa Business School, Switzerland

Jason Ma, Founder, CEO & Chief Mentor at ThreeEQ, Author of Young Leaders 3.0, Member of The B20 with The G20, USA

Giri Malpani, Founder, Climber Capital and member of the Malpani Family Office, India

Arash Dara, Group CEO, Lootah Holding, UAE

Ali Al Khateeb, Partner, General & Continental Investment Management, United Kingdom

Dan Adler, Partner, AdTay Adventures LLP, United Kingdom

Hugo Sykes, Partner, AtmosClear Investments, Switzerland


10 mins Ultra Exclusive Keynote Fireside Chat: Preparing the NextGen for Success The most significant challenge family business and family office face are how do we prepare the

Nextgen? Yet when asked WHAT does preparation mean, there is a lack of clarity on the HOW.

William Vickers, 6th generation Family Member, Vickers-Oil, USA

Dr Roshni Daya, Family Readiness Academy, USA

In conversation with

Francesco Lombardo, Managing Director, Veritage International, Canada

4:45 Networking refreshments break


60 mins Interactive Round Tables & Workshops: With peer learning and interaction in mind, these 50 minute breakout sessions are designed to promote the sharing of experiences and brainstorming of ideas in facilitated and balanced discussions.

“Crypto: The Future of Finance” A private Workshop hosted by Coinbase Institutional Coinbase Institutional is hosting an educational session focused on crypto’s in’s and out’s. All you need to know about the development of the asset class over the years, where the industry is today, and what the future state may hold. Discover why crypto may be an exciting investment opportunity and may even be the future of finance as we know it.

Table 1: “Delivering the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): The critical collaboration between social impact investors and trusted civil society actors

Hosted by: Steven van Weede, Managing Director at Palladium Impact Capital and Nick Virr, Head of Development for The Fred Hollows Foundation. With a foreword and insights from leading impact investing strategist Rosemary Addis: Ambassador Global Steering Group on Impact Investment, Founding Chair & Impact Ambassador Impact Investing Australia & Impact Strategist

Table 2: Decentralized confidential computing – the story and the way forward.

Hosted by: Ethernity CLOUD – Iosif Peterfi, CEO, Ethernity CLOUD, Germany Florin Nedelcu, CTO, Ethernity CLOUD, Germany

Table 3: Early-Stage VC, focused on next generation technology. We are laser focused on creating ROI in Clean Energy accelerating the transition to Smart Transportation/Cities.

Hosted by: Van Wagoner Ventures, LLC, Garrett Van Wagoner, Founding Partner, USA

Table 4: Unlocking The New $9.4 Trillion Dollar China Fixed Income Market: The worlds second largest corporate bond market is just now opening to foreign investment. We discuss the opportunity this presents for large family offices and sovereign funds to become leaders in this historic financial mega-trend and how allocations to this market can simultaneously reduce global carbon emissions and the cost of supporting aging populations in Asia and the West.

Hosted by: Warren Raiti, Managing Attorney, LHC, USA

6:00- 8:00

Networking Cocktail Gala Reception: Join us as we unwind and relax with fellow industry professionals and enjoying the regional hors d’oeuvres

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