Several world-class wealth leaders gave speeches during the gathering.
UAE: Family Office Round Table (FORT) Dubai 2024 in Dubai was just ended by the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute (SWFI). Policymakers, innovators, and global wealth executives controlling an estimated $2 trillion in assets from 46 nations convened for “Abundance for the Future,” co-hosted by the US-based Patel Family Office.
Some of the notable attendees included Mohammed Alblooshi, Chief Executive Officer of DIFC Innovation Hub; Marwan Jassim Al Sarkal, Founder and CEO of Chapter 3; and Shaikha Jawaher Bint Khalifa Al Khalifa, Founder and Chairperson of FUTURE8 and Member of Board of Directors, NFINITY8 Dubai.
“This event transcended boundaries, bringing together visionaries, innovators, and leaders who are shaping the future of wealth and technology,” stated Lakshmi Narayanan, Chairman of SWFI. It demonstrated the strength of teamwork and the endless opportunities that arise when the world’s financial sector comes together for a common goal.
The Global Order of Outstanding Disruptors (GOOD) Fellows Awards, which recognize people for their dedication, inventiveness, and fortitude in the realm of global wealth, were one of the many highlights. This award is granted in appreciation of exceptional leadership and accomplishments in a variety of fields, as well as for leveraging influence to promote constructive change.
Notably, the GOOD Fellow award went to Brahmavihari Swami of the socio-spiritual volunteer Hindu organization BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha. Additional honorees include Prince Ebrahim Sanyang of the Gambia; Sandro Salsano, President of the Salsano Group; and Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman and CEO of the DMCC.
The Chief Executive of SWFI Events, Edward Longhurst-Pierce, continued, saying, “The event exceeded expectations in terms of both the quality of discussions and level of attendance.” It gave us great pleasure to carry on the tradition of holding significant events at the most famous structures on the planet. The first-ever SWFI FORT was a wonderful fit for the Museum of the Future.
At the ceremony, two-time Academy Award winner A.R. Rahman introduced his meta-humans project, a worldwide musical ensemble made up of six synthetic artists from various cultural backgrounds. The initiative, which has the support of The HBAR Foundation, combines the real and virtual worlds to foster cultural unity and an inclusive, boundary-free humanity.
The Influencing Community Over Networking Awards (ICON), which are given by SWFI to honor those who, as influencers, have used networking to effect positive change in their communities, were among the other recognitions. Macky Sall, the president of Senegal; Ousman Bah, the minister of communications and digital economy of the Gambia; and Mikael Silvestre, the manager of Manchester United from 1999 to 2008, were among the winners.
The world premiere of Ask QX, the ground-breaking hybrid generative AI platform, marked the end of the day. With support for more than 100 languages, including Arabic, it wowed the crowd when inventors Tilakraj Parmar, Arjun Prasad, and Tathagat Prakash unveiled it. It also set a new benchmark for AI accessibility. A revolutionary step that exited the room, hinting at AI’s future.