Empowering FAMILY BUSINESSES
in the MENA

Sustainability I Innovation I Growth

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tackling the next economy

learning from the strength
of family business

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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.

NETWORK

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.

LEARNING

We empower owners, leaders and next generation members to tackle the challenges of the ever-increasing global complexities through customised and experiential learning programs.

SUPPORT

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.

RESEARCH

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.

LATEST ACTIVITES

Tharawat Talk

The Tharawat Talks host open conversations on key aspects of entrepreneurial life and business strategies. Topic | The Global Food System

The Levant Family Business Podcast

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.

Tharawat Talk

The Tharawat Talks host open conversations on key aspects of entrepreneurial life and business strategies. Topic | The Future of Venture Capital in the MENA

Successful Family Business Boards – Going Global

The 7th annual Tharawat "Successful Family Business Boards" session explored the role of the Board of Directors and internationalisation strategies.

Tharawat Investors Circle

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.

Women in Family Business – Leadership in the 21st Century

An interactive "Women in Family Business" session outlining successful leadership in the 21st century.

Family Business Histories – Founding Years

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'.

Tharawat Talk

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

Diversification through Strategic Investment

An exclusive session on new trends in investment strategies of family businesses and the uniqueness of regional family offices.

Tharawat Talk

The Tharawat Talks host open conversations on key aspects of entrepreneurial life and business strategies. Topic - The Future of Retail – How And Where We Will Shop Tomorrow

Tharawat Talk

The Tharawat Talks host open conversations on key aspects of entrepreneurial life and business strategies. Topic - Big Data - The disruptive force changing companies and industries

Women in Family Business – Good Ownership

This interactive "Women in Family Business" session outlined the importance of good ownership and what responsibilities but also opportunities family business owners have.

Successful Family Business Boards

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.

Investors Circle

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.

Family Business of the Future – Study Visit

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.

Women in Family Business

This interactive "Women in Family Business" Roundtable outlined the importance of innovation in family business.

Tharawat Talk

The Tharawat Talks host open conversations on key aspects of entrepreneurial life and business strategies. Topic - Blockchain - Hype or Opportunity?

Family Business Histories

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.

Continuum Family Business Visit – The Netherlands 2017

The unique Family Business experience - Over the course of a 4 day trip family businesses from Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas visited and met family-owned business and leading innovation hubs in the Netherlands.

Women in Family Business

An exclusive lunchtime session to focus on building a true support system for women, who are part of family-owned businesses.
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Business as a mission.

Family as a value.

Entrepreneurship as a legacy.

Sustainability

Within Tharawat, families can learn from their peer’s experiences, access best practice for governance structures and legal systems, discuss succession planning, and benefit from education for the Next Generation.

Innovation

We foster entrepreneurship and innovation through peer-to-peer learning, enabling families to face a fast-changing global environment.

Growth

Our community of like-minded families explore new avenues for growth and mutually beneficial partnerships, regionally and globally.

Get involved!

Learn about the many ways that you can be a part of the Tharawat Family Business Forum.

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