Empowering FAMILY BUSINESSES
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The Tharawat Family Business Forum is an independent membership organisation dedicated to
the sustainability, innovation, and growth of MENA family businesses.
We are a vibrant community of family business members from the GCC, the Levant, and North Africa. The frequent gatherings and events are platforms for peers to engage in stimulating discussions and network for the future.
We empower owners, leaders and next generation members to tackle the challenges of the ever-increasing global complexities through customised and experiential learning programs.
We support family business members by addressing key questions around leadership and governance in bespoke settings and sessions tailored to the needs of MENA family businesses.
Family firms are facing unprecedented change and disruption. We partner with leading regional and international institutions to develop research, best practice and thought leadership to strengthen family-owned companies in the MENA.
An interactive "Women in Family Business" session outlining sustainability in family firms and how owners can assess risks and opportunities from megatrends.
The Tharawat Visits are created for family business members to meet their peers and learn from industry leaders and experts. This visit lead us to the Ajmal Perfumes Factory.
The Levant Family Business Podcast hosted its first “Podcast Listening Party”. The Podcast was created to explore topics of interest to family owned businesses and entrepreneurs in the Levant.
The "Investors Circle" exclusively for Tharawat Members is a unique platform to discuss different key factors for sustainable investment. This Session highlighted the current developments in the FinTech industry.
As part of Tharawat's collaboration with our research partner New York University Abu Dhabi we were delighted to share our first outcomes of the project 'Family Business Histories'.
The Tharawat Talks host open conversations on key aspects of entrepreneurial life and business strategies. Topic | The Green Economy - Profitability through Sustainability in the Era of Climate Change
This interactive "Women in Family Business" session outlined the importance of good ownership and what responsibilities but also opportunities family business owners have.
As part of the Tharawat Family Business Summit 2018, the 6th annual Tharawat "Successful Family Business Boards" session explored the role of the Board of Directors in a disruptive environment.
The "Investors Circle" exclusively for Tharawat Members is a unique platform to discuss different key factors for sustainable investment. This Session was part of the Tharawat Family Business Summit 2018.
As part of the Tharawat Family Business Summit 2018, family businesses from the MENA went on an experiential learning trip to witness the impact of digitisation on manufacturing.
As part of Tharawat's collaboration with our research partner New York University Abu Dhabi we were delighted to announce our first joint event around family business history and legacy.