Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute (SWFI) successfully concluded its Family Office Round Table (FORT) Dubai 2024 at Dubai’s iconic Museum of the Future on February 2nd. “Abundance for the Future”, co-hosted with US-based Patel Family Office brought together policymakers, innovators and global wealth leaders managing an estimated $2 trillion in assets from 46 countries.
Across a unique and varied blend of high-level panel discussions, keynote speeches, fireside chats, awards, networking sessions, notable attendees included H.H. Shaikha Jawaher Bint Khalifa Al Khalifa, Founder and Chairperson, FUTURE8 and Member of Board of Directors, NFINITY8 Dubai; H.E. Marwan Jassim Al Sarkal, Founder and CEO, Chapter 3; Mohammed Alblooshi, Chief Executive Officer, DIFC Innovation Hub.
Lakshmi Narayanan, Chairman of SWFI, reflected on the success of FORT Dubai 2024, stating, “This event transcended boundaries, bringing together visionaries, innovators, and leaders who are shaping the future of wealth and technology. It showcased the power of collaboration and the boundless possibilities when the global financial community unites with a shared purpose.”
Among the many highlights was the Global Order of Outstanding Disruptors (GOOD) Fellows Awards, honoring individuals demonstrating commitment, innovation, and resilience in the world of global wealth. This recognition is given for outstanding contributions and leadership across multiple domains and for using influence to foster positive change. Notably, His Holiness Brahmavihari Swami from BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, a socio-spiritual voluntary Hindu organization, proudly received the GOOD Fellow award. Other distinguished awardees include Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman and CEO, DMCC; H.R.H Prince Ebrahim Sanyang of Gambia; and Sandro Salsano, President, Salsano Group.
Edward Longhurst-Pierce, Chief Executive of SWFI Events adds, “The event surpassed expectations both in terms of the quality of discussions and level of attendance. We were especially pleased to continue our run of hosting major gatherings in the world’s most iconic buildings. The Museum of the Future was the perfect choice for the inaugural SWFI FORT.”
Two-time Academy Award winner, A.R. Rahman unveiled his meta humans project at the event which is a global musical band of six virtual musicians, representing diverse cultures. Supported by The HBAR Foundation, the project blends real and virtual worlds, aiming to unite cultures and promote a boundary-free, inclusive humanity.
Other recognitions included the Influencing Community Over Networking Awards (ICON) which is a distinct honor presented by SWFI to celebrate individuals who, as influencers, have leveraged networking to bring about transformative changes in their communities. Winners included H.E. Macky Sall, President if The Republic of Senegal; Hon. Ousman Bah, Minister for Communications and Digital Economy of The Republic of The Gambia; and Mikael Silvestre, Manchester United (1999 – 2008).
The day concluded with the global launch of Ask QX, the pioneering hybrid generative AI platform. Unveiled by founders Tilakraj Parmar, Arjun Prasad, and Tathagat Prakash, it captivated the audience, setting a new standard for AI accessibility with support for Arabic and over 100 languages. A transformative leap that left the room in anticipation of the future of AI.
For more details about FORT Dubai 2024 and upcoming SWFI events, visit SWF Summit