Organising committee

  • Max Studennikoff

    A serial entrepreneur, resident in France with an MBA degree from London, Max has been in business for almost 25 years. He set up and successfully developed a number of start-ups in such areas as international events management, property development, hospitality and education. Max is currently organising a series of high profile conferences across the globe. These are to highlight the pressing issues humanity and the planet are facing today and to innovate for the challenges of the future.

  • Еric Brundage

    Eric Brundage, Owner of Monaco Life and CEO at Sand Spring Partner. We are trusted advisors to families and family offices on a fairly broad spectrum of issues. Our core competency is to work with families and family offices (in a number of jurisdictions) with respect to wealth transfer and wealth accumulation tax issues. We also work closely with our clients on specific alternative and non-correlated investment strategies

  • Serge Conesa

    Serge Conesa brings over 30 years of experience in data communications and the IT networking industry, holding Executive key positions in both sales and marketing management with from Fortune 500 companies and over 20 start-ups. His experience ranges from working in the business of internationally expanding major telecommunications and civil infrastructure businesses coordinating all the key elements of a new business: including time, money, resources and technology throughout multiple geographies and cultures.
    His vision will help corporate and government customers assess, optimize, and manage the life cycle of resources utilization for enhanced efficiency and reduced energy consumption. At the highest levels of governments, energy independence is recognized as key to maintain a nation’s economic and political security. His work is giving now the ability to respond to the call from the White House, not only in addressing, but also in helping to solve the nation’s need for energy independence in a climate of greater demand and diminishing resources, and to replace the current inefficient industrial model of resources management with a new highly efficient model.

  • Steven O’Brien

    Steven O’Brien is a widely published writer, academic, journalist. He is Editor of The London Magazine, Britain’s oldest literary journal (est. 1732). His current roles also include Secretary General of the G20 Foundation, Trustee of the Patrons of the Vatican Art Treasures, Advisor to the Vatican’s Institute of Human Dignity, Advisor to the Centre for Issues and Crisis Management and Peace Ambassador for Iraq.

  • Justin Doherty

    Justin specialises in campaigns and complex issues, helping leaders turn strategic ambition into long-lasting change. He chairs Hemington Consulting in London, renowned for handling the more challenging issues of the day.

  • Ahmed Refaie

    Ahmed Refaie, an Investment, Asset & Wealth Seasoned Professional, Business Strategist and Marketing Strategy Formulator, with over 13 years compounded experience across multiple industries and sectors in addition to a cutting edge exposure to different fields through coaching and executive education conducted for senior executives, professional practitioners and C suite level cabinets at high flying institutions and organizations. As a Financial Therapist and a Strategic Investment Architect he was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to be educated and qualified at an international standard with world class credentials and qualifications, as well as having the opportunity to look over the shoulders of global high end profiles such as Goldman Sachs, Accenture, Citadel, UBS, BNY Mellon, AXA, Standard Chartered, among others. Wide span over the Family Office Setup and Operation advising, and planning for Sovereign Funds in the GCC region,Corporate VC Funds, M&A Brokerage, Pension Fund for a Telecom Giant, Hedge Fund Startup in the Caribbean, Hedge Fund Due Diligence, Silent Private Investments for Ultra High Net Worth Individuals and Families from global major jurisdictions. Being a CFA 3 Levels instructor giving a Gold Standard full fledged expertise in this lucrative industry, instructing Trade Finance, and lecturing on Investment & Portfolio Management, Non Banking Financial Services, Technical Analysis, Banking, FX Trading, Treasury, and Business Administration at a number of Training and Consultancy Houses, and Universities, conducted over 400 teaching hours. Deep detailed experience in Marketing, Facility Management, Event Organisation, and Sponsorship Announcements at various private beaches and international venues across the MENA region for regional and international stars, with cooperation across Cairo, Alexandria, Sharm El Sheikh, Hurghada, Beirut, Dubai, and Abu Dhabi, with exposure to USA, Latin America, and Europe, closed deals with PEPSICO, Levi's, Adidas, Timberland, Vodafone, to name a few.

  • Tatiana Popova

    Serial entrepreneur, PhD in Economics, Tatiana received a diverse education in international economics and mathematics in four countries - Austria, Switzerland, UK and Russia. She worked for more than five years at the leading investment bank VTB Capital in London and founded companies in business aviation, water transport and logistics. Supervisor of the shipbuilding project “Arctic Green Shipping - SLCP Mitigation” in cooperation with the Arctic Council.
    Founder and president of the annual World Charity Forum and World Charity Award. The Forum aims to unite the countries of the world to solve global humanity issues and combine philanthropy and charity initiatives of all participating countries.

  • Ahmet Karamisir

    Dr.Ahmet Çağrı KARAMISIR,has BA Degree in Political Science and Certificate of Industrial Engineering Degree from the Bosphorus University in Istanbul (Former name American Robert Academy which was established as early as 1863 ).He also has Post Graduate Degree in Interest-Free Investment Banking and Economics from IIIEB, and holds Honarary PhD in Business Administration.
    Since 1981 He had worked in GCC Countries’ Banks and in the sister companies of the related Banks till 2003, responsible of Investments and International Trade.On the Year 2003 He established his registered brand’’ Businesstanbul’’ dealing with International Trade and Investments.He had succeded to finalize number of Private Equity ventures in GCC and in the The Republic of Turkey.Furthermore, He had been involved in mergers and acquisitions dealings regionally of the construction and the healthcare companies.He is innovative as per the prevailing conditions and offers tailor made solutions to individual investors of Health Care,Real Estate,Hospitality Sectors.He is the Chairman of Businesstanbul Investment Platform based in Istanbul.Dr.KARAMISIR is the Vice-Chairman of Istanbul Electrical Vehicles and Industry JSCo an Itallian-Turkish Joint Venture (Harmonistanbul) He is also representing the Geneva based World Digital Identification Association in The Republic of Turkey.(WDIA)