The 6th Gulf Education Conference Jeddah Saudi Arabia 22nd –23rdFebruary 2017


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Gulf Education Conference and Exhibition, Jeddah Saudi Arabia 22nd – 23rd February 2017

The Gulf Education Conference and Exhibition now in its sixth year, addresses the challenges and opportunities facing the education sector in the region and the future education needs of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The conference will be chaired by David Lock, Gulf Education Chairman and opened by an impressive line-up of Ministers and VIPs, under the esteemed patronage of the Federation of Gulf Chambers of Commerce and in partnership with University of Business and Technology.

In 2015, following four successful years in London and in response to huge demand, the organisers moved the event from London to Gulf Region. The 5th Gulf Education Conference and Exhibition, held in Abu Dhabi was kindly hosted at the Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research, under the esteemed patronage of His Highness Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development of the United Arab Emirates and Ministerial Delegatio.

The agenda was strongly focused on the further development of the education system and curricula throughout the Gulf to meet the needs of employers and centred on key areas of education, employment and vocational training. It saw key innovators in education advising and sharing their experiences and attended by more than 400 people including delegates, participants, speakers and media. It received extensive press coverage across the Gulf media including television and radio and was considered a resounding success.

The 6th Gulf Education Conference will focus on instigating innovation in education, enabling educators and governments to identify clear policies that benefit the countries' national workforce. It provides an enormous opportunity for foreign education organisations both in the Public and Private Sectors who seek greater engagement with the Gulf region to network and create business relationship with Further and Higher Education Officials, Ministries and Commercial organizations involved in the Education profession.

Running alongside the conference, the Gulf Education Exhibition will showcase a vast range of outstanding educational institutes from across the world, enabling them to engage with an estimated 50, 000 students and their families invited by the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce Committee for Education and UBT. This event is a great occasion for all to dialog, connect and be directly involved in shaping the education system within the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and one not to be missed.

Advisory Board

Mr. David Lock

Director of International and UK Projects at the Leadership Foundation

Mr. Essa Al Mulla

Executive Director, National Workforce Development, UAE

Prof. Sultan T. Abu-Orabi

Secretary General of the Association of the Arab Universities, Jordan

Dr. Khalid Al-afari

General manager of Career Guidance & Recruitment Center (CCGR) at Technical & Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) in Saudi Arabia

Dr Tayeb A. Kamali

Vice Chancellor, Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE

Dr. John Law

Higher Education Advisor, British Council

Dr Aisha Al-Azemi

Supreme Council of Education, Kuwait

Mr. Hanny Alshazly

Regional Director, Middle East and Africa D2L (Desire2Learn)

Prof. Khalid Bin Abdulrahman

Professor of Family Medicine & Medical education, Vice Rector for Planning , Development & Quality.

Professor Mohamed Loutfi

Pro Vice-Chancellor (International), Cardiff Metropolitan University

Mr. Carl-Johan Westring

Vice President, EF Education First

Speakers

Learn From The Leaders

The event will have an extraordinary line up of policy makers, pioneers in education, and experts in all areas of education development participating and offering their expertise and insight.

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H.E Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Al-Issa

Minister of Education Saudi Arabia

H.E Dr. Saad Al Fuhaid

Deputy of Private Education Minister of Education Saudi Arabia

Mr. David Lock

Director of International and UK Projects at the Leadership Foundation

Dr. Sharifa Al Yahyae

Minister of Social Development, Sultanate of Oman

Mr. Abdul Latif Al Zayani

Secretary General Gulf Cooperation Council

Dr. Abdullah Dahlan

Chairman of the Board of Trustees University of Business and Technology

H.E Abdulrahman Obaid AI-Youbi

President King Abdul-Aziz University

Mr. Abdel Rahim Al Naqi

Secretary General Federation of Gulf Chamber of Commerce

Prof. Sultan T. Abu-Orabi

Secretary General of the Association of the Arab Universities, Jordan

Mr. Essa Al Mulla

Executive Director, National Workforce Development, UAE

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Consul General United States Saudi Arabia

Prof. Martin Henson

Khozama Academic Consulting

Mr. Paul Fear

Chief Executive Officer British Accreditation Council

Prof. Mazin M.A. Jumaah

President Royal University for Women

Mrs. Maliha Jilani

Principal Heidrick & Struggles

Professor Ahmed El-Gohary

President Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology

Prof. Abhilasha Singh

President and CEO The College of Fashion and Design Dubai

Dr. Ismael Abdel Ghaffar

President Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport

Prof. Bastian Baumann

Partner at Shbeemann Consulting and Managing Director EQAA

Mr. Hanny Alshazly

Regional Director, Middle East and Africa D2L (Desire2Learn)

Mr. Carl-Johan Westring

Vice President Global Director of PPP, EF Education First Group

Mr. Usamah Al-Kurdi

President of Alagat

Dr. Imtiaz Ahmad

Assistant Professor Effat University

Dr. Abeer Abdulaziz

Vice Dean Taibah University

Dr. Ali Alhakami

Founder and President of Inma Education

Mr. Brent Corley

Testing Manager AMIDEAST Saudi Arabia

Dr. Hanan Gouda

Dean Arab Institute for Leadership Development (AILD)

Prof. Hussein Al Alawi

President University of Business and Technology

Dr. Weam Tunsi

Vice Rector for Quality and Development University of Business and Technology

Dr. Lulwa AlMutlaq

Vice Rector for Female Branch University of Business and Technology

Dr. Ali Altawati

Vice Rector for Academic Affairs, Economist University of Business and Technology

Dr. William Lawton

Director of Research EuroMENA Research

Dr. Saad Said Ahzahrani

Assistant Secretary General Quality Assurance and Accreditation

Tayeb Brahimi

Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), Effat University

Schedule

The format of this event will be dynamic and interactive. We will have an extraordinary line up of policy makers, pioneers in education, and experts in all areas of education development participating and offering their expertise and insight.

Workshop Topics

The Strategic Management of Universities in a Time of Economic Change
The Quality Challenge and Building Capacity
Opening Access Through Technology
The Professional Training Challenge Including the Building Capacity Among Women

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His Excellency Abdulrahman Obaid AI-Youbi
President, King Abdul-Aziz University Mr. Abdel Rahim Al Naqi
Secretary General, Federation of Gulf Chamber of Commerce General Matthias Mitman
Consul General, United States Professor Sultan T. Abu-Orabi
Secretary General, Association of Arab Universities
Lunch will be provided for all attending delegates
Professor Bastian Baumann - Partner at Shbeemann Consulting and Managing Director, EQAA European Quality Assurance Agency
Professor Ahmed El-Gohary - President, Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology
Dr. Ali Altawati - Vice Rector for Academic Affairs, Economist, University of Business and Technology
Dr. Usamah Al-Kurdi - Vice Chairman, International Chamber of Commerce
Mr. Hanny Alshazly - Regional Director, Middle East and Africa D2L (Desire2Learn)
Mr. Mohammed Al Mandil - Group President for Synoptic
Dr Basma El Zeinm - Director of Research Consultancy Center, University of Business and Technology
Professor Martin Henson - Khozama Academic Consulting
Mr. Essa Al Mulla - Chief of National Workforce Development, UAE
Dr. Saad Said Alzahrani - Assistant Secretary General for Quality Assurance and Accreditation
Mr. Carl-Johan Westring - Vice President of Global Director of PPP, EF Education First Group
Professor Mazin M.A. Jumaah - President of The Royal University for Women
Dr. Sharifa Al Yahyae - Former Minister of Social Development, Sultanate of Oman
Dr. Lulwa AlMutlaq - Vice Rector for Female Branch, University of Business and Technology
Dr Suhair Hassan Ali Qurashi - President of Dar Al-Hekma University
GALA DINNER - Hosted by Jeddah Chamber of Commerce, UBT Campus Garden Folklore Show by the Saudi Arabian Society for Culture and Arts

Second Day

Workshop Topics

Quality in Practice: The KSA Experience
Training Lecturers
Teaching in the English Language
The Role of Universities and Fundamental Academic Values
Scholarships - Evidence of Success and Innovations
E-Learning
Implementing Fundamental Academic Values
Nationalisation - sharing experience of progress and issues
Special Needs

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Professor Ahmed El-Gohary - President of Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology
Professor Sultan T. Abu-Orabi - Secretary General of The Association of Arab Universities
Professor Abhilasha Singh - President and CEO of The College of Fashion and Design Dubai
Dr. Ismael Abdel Ghaffar - President of Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport
Dr. Hanan Gouda - Dean of Arab Institute for Leadership Development (AILD)
Dr. Sharifa Al Yahyae - Former Minister of Social Development, Sultanate of Oman

Venue

Conference Will Be Held At

University of Business and Technology
Dahban Campus

Jeddah
Saudi Arabia

Getting Here

Address: Dhaban North Jeddah

Tel:+966 12 215 9000

Hotel Information



Conference Recommened Hotel



CASABLANCA GRAND HOTEL

Hotel arrangements for the 6th The CASABLANCA GRAND HOTEL in Jeddah is our recommended hotel for the 6th Gulf Education Conferences event.
The Hotel features a Five Star rating and is strategically located just 4 minutes away from King Abdul Aziz International Airport and in front of one of the most popular shopping malls, Mall of Arabia.
To receive your discount rate for your stay please email us: eh@gulfconferences.co.uk.

Address: An Naim District,
Jeddah 23622
P.O Box: 4497,
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Tel: +966 12 222 2203



Sponsors

Our mission is to continue to create a venue for participants to build innovative partnerships and lasting alliances within global education. Gulf Education's focus is on facilitating the growth of the Gulf Cooperation Council(GCC) partnerships between the Middle East and the rest of the world. This has evolved such that now an enormous amount of International Institutions and Corporations are a key facilitator to development for the broader MENA region within the global education community.

With expanding commitment and growing endorsements from key government and education leaders, Gulf Education Conference & Exhibition 2017 will provide a unique platform to showcase products and services to international academic and business audiences. Our range of sponsorship packages offer a variety of benefits that will allow our partners to harness the marketing power of Gulf Education prior to, during and after the event. From high exposure as a Lead or Platinum Sponsor to a more direct and targeted sponsorship packages, our team will work with you to develop a package tailored to meet your specific goals.

Main Sponsorship Packages

Our main sponsorship gives your company the opportunity to be strategically associated with Gulf Education Conference & Exhibition, ensuring high impact visibility for your company throughout an array of branding, PR, logo exposure opportunities before, during and after the event. Targeting international speakers, exhibitors and delegates, industry leaders including from ministries of higher education, vocational training, general education service providers, universities, and ambitious students.

Event Opportunities

There are many ways in which you can be a part of this incredible evet, sponsorship packages offer targeted branding opportunities during the conference and exhibition as well as networking opportunities, building your brand equity and promoting your strengths.

Book as an Exhibitor or Delegate

The 6th Gulf Education Conference and Exhibition will focus on instigating innovation in education, enabling educators and governments to identify clear policies that benefit the countries' national workforce. It provides an enormous opportunity for foreign education organisations both in the Public and Private Sectors who seek greater engagement with the Gulf region to network. Exhibiting provides your company with exposure to an estimated 50, 000 prospective students and their families invited by the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce Committee.

Partners and Sponsors

Strategic Partner

Strategic Career Partner

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Sponsors

Lead Sponsor

KING ABDULAZIZ UNIVERSITY

Media Partner

World News

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