Family Business Council Gulf

Annual Summit 2021

19-20 October 2021

A Virtual Event


At the turn of a new decade, a pandemic disrupted our lives and businesses. Many family businesses embarked on a radical transformation of their business models and digitalization of operations – changing how we work, rest and play. In a way, the pandemic brought the focus of long-term plans in the future into urgent priorities for the present; and this marks the central theme of our 2021 annual summit – the future is now.

During the pandemic, as a family business community, we learned how powerful sharing and exchanging with peers can be. Our virtual gathering will facilitate conversations on topics of strategic importance to the continuity and sustainability of family businesses. We will tap into our international community to collaborate with FBN Global Network and regional chapters FBN Asia, AIDAF (FBN Italy) and TAIDER (FBN Turkey). Together we will explore the trends, challenges and opportunities in industry, investments, and giving; how the next generation are paving the way for the future; and we can build new businesses and ecosystems in both conventional and unconventional ways.

As the journey to recovery for the world continues, our annual summit will bring together some of the leading family businesses in the region and from across the globe to exchange, inspire and enrich one another.


Virtual summit from 19-20 October 2021.

05:00 - 5:15 PM GST
15:00 CET
Opening Keynote (Virtual)
15 min
5:15 - 6:00 PM GST
15:15 CET
Next Generation of Leaders in the GCC (Virtual)
45 min
6:00 – 6:30 PM GST
16:00 CET
Awards Ceremony (Virtual)
30 min
2:00 - 3:00 PM GST
12:00 CET
Future of Industries (Virtual)
60 min
3:00 - 4:00 PM GST
13:00 CET
Building Collaborative Ecosystems (Virtual)
60 min
4:00 - 5:00 PM GST
14:00 CET
Future of Investments (Virtual)
60 min
5:00 PM GST
15:00 CET
Future of Giving (Virtual)
60 min


FBN Asia

FBN Italy

FBN Turkey