7Sisters LLC Forums & Special Briefings


Mission Statement

7Sisters LLC hosts numerous special briefings and interactive forums throughout the year for family offices and successful entrepreneurs and business leaders in a variety of industries throughout the world.  Participants derive value by engaging with others who have achieved success and yet are still imbued with entrepreneurial spirit.  Speakers and participants exchange ideas and form new relationships and insights  as a result of the diversity of experience among attendees and their energy and creativity.  7 Sisters attracts participants who want to step out of their day-to-day environment and into a setting that stimulates new thinking and freshens perspective.


Events include the annual two-day Newport Global Summit held in Newport, Rhode Island each year since 2009 and smaller conferences and special briefings in a variety of locations. 

Newport Global Summit

The Newport Global Summit was established in 2009 to bring together leaders of the global economy to share knowledge and build bridges for cooperation through business opportunity and investment.  Guests include CEOs, successful entrepreneurs, family offices and private business principals from around the globe, and notable investors.

This year, the event will be held on August 21-22, 2018 at the historic Newport International Tennis Hall of Fame.  The opening dinner will be held at New York Yacht Club at Harborcourt and closing reception will be at the Newport Art Museum. 

In this inspirational setting of Newport, Rhode Island,known for its Gilded Age mansions and waves of renaissance driven by entrepreneurial spirit, we are inspired to explore new potential for economic prosperity. 

Guests of previous summits have commented that it is the entrepreneurial spirit, and the quality of long term relationships formed, that set Newport Global Summit apart from other conferences they have attended.

For more on Newport Global Summit click here for website www.newportglobalsummit.com


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Hadi Al Alawi  Chairman and Founder, Al Hayat Group

Faris Al Obeid  Advisor to the Secretary General of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development, State of Kuwait

Mohamed Al-Sharif  Ambassador of the League of Arab States

Michael Boyle, CEO Boyle Energy

Frank Caprio Former State Treasurer of Rhode Island

Lincoln Chaffee Former Governor of State of Rhode Island

Katharine Cushing Founder, Newport Global Summit & Managing Principal, 7Sisters LLC

Morris DeFeo  Corporate Partner of Crowell & Moring, LLP

Mark Entwistle  Founding Partner, Acasta Capital overnor Lincoln Chaffee, Governor of the State of Rhode Island

Ambassador Lukman Faily Iraq Ambassador to the US

Jose Fernandez, Former Assistant Secretary of State for Economy, Business Affairs & Energy

Hani Findakly  Director, Clinton Group, Former President of ABANA

Lucien E. Forbes Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Forbes Energy LLC

Ambassador Debra Ford  Ambassador to Libya

David Hamod President & CEO, National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce

Philip Howard  Chair - Common Good & Senior Counsel - Covington & Burling LL

Sanjay HundiwalaSenior Vice President Alternative Investments United Gulf Management, US arm of

Ambassador Theodore Kattouf - President & CEO, AMIDEAST

Mark Kendell  CEO, EcoNova

Peter D Kiernan, CEO Kiernan Ventures

Robert Kennedy Jr., President, Waterkeeper Alliance

Ted Kennedy Jr.  Connecticut State Senator

Rick Lear Founder & CEO, Lear Investment Management

John LeBoutillier  Nationally Recognized Political Commentator

Ambassador John L. Loeb

Van McCormick  Founding Director, International Economic Alliance

John Messervey President and Founder, National Family Business Council

Laura Osman  Managing Director, Concord International, Former President of ABANA

Ira Perlmuter - Managing Director, T5 Equities

Dr. Srini Pillay CEO: NeuroBusiness Group

Hal Pontez  Owner & Founder, HPI LLC 

Arthur J. Santry II Executive Managing Director, Principal, Cassidy Turley

Frank Savage  CEO, Savage Holdings  

Frank Sloan  President, Sloan Wealth Management

Stephen Kennedy Smith Principal Park Agency - Kennedy Enterprises; Trustee - Joseph P Kennedy Foundation

James Smith - President, C&M International 

Ben Vaughan - Senior Managing Partner, Brookfield Asset Management & Chief Investment Officer, Brookfield in South America

Sheridan Snyder, CEO, Xcovery- Managing Director, Senior Portfolio Manager, Neuberger Berman

David Weiner - Managing Director, Senior Portfolio Manager, Neuberger Berman

Omar Wohabe, Partner, Wohabe Law Offices, Former President of ABANA

Mohamed Younes, Founder & CEO, Concord International Advisors

Nasser Zawia,  Professor, Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Rhode Island

Peter B. Zwack - Brigadier General, U.S. Army (Retired) & Former U.S. Senior Defense Official and Attache to Russian Federation