3rd Gulf Education Conference and Exhibition 2013

3rd Gulf Education Conference and Exhibition 2013

The 2013 Gulf Education theme is Rethinking Higher Education in a Global and Digital Age: Issues, Implications, and Opportunities. The Conference is to be held June 19th and 20th 2013 at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel in London. Following on the success of the last two years, the Gulf Education Conference provides one of the best avenues to explore potential partnerships in the education sector, between GCC and the rest of the world.

Sponsors and Partners



  • H.E. Ali Al Adeeb

    Minister of Higher Education & Scientific Research Iraq (MoHESR)

Event Information


Millennium Gloucester Hotel
4-18 Harrington Gardens
London SW7 4LH


19th – 20th June 2013


The speaker list for 2013 is growing. Several high profile individuals both in the public and private sector, who are passionate about international education have already committed to coming and sharing their wisdom. The list includes:

  • H.E. Ali Al Adeeb

    Minister of Higher Education & Scientific Research Iraq (MoHESR)

  • H.E Dr. Talal Abu Ghazaleh

    Chairman & Founder The Talal Abu- Ghazaleh Organization

  • Prof. Sultan T. Abu-Orabi

    Secretary General of the Association of the Arab Universities, Jordan

  • David Lock

    Director of International Projects, The Leadership Foundation

  • Mr. Essa Al Mulla

    Executive Director, National Workforce Development, UAE

  • Anjum Malik

    CoFounder Alhambra US Chamber Director, Global Marketing, GIEL, University of Texas at Austin

  • Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman

    Kurdistan Regional Government High Representative to the UK

  • Charlotte Keenan

    CEO, The Tony Blair Faith Foundation

  • Philip Molyneux

    Professor in Banking and Finance
    Dean of the College of Business, Law, Education & Social Sciences, Bangor University

  • Dean Richard Flores

    Dean Richard Flores
    Executive Director for the Global Initiative on Education and Leadership, the University of Texas at Austin

  • Saad Rizvi

    Executive Director of Efficacy, Pearson

  • Hanny Alshazly

    AGDDE B.SC. Senior Manager, Busines Development & Marketing, ITS educational Technology Consultant

  • Dr Naser Zaeri

    Director of research and development at the Arab Open University – Kuwait

  • H.E. Dr. Ali Saeed Mohammad

    KRG Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research

  • H.E. Sheikh Khalid Thani Al-Thani

  • Mr. Hanny Alshazly

    Regional Director, Middle East and Africa D2L (Desire2Learn)

  • Duane Sider

    Director of Learning, Rosetta Stone

  • Dominic McAllister

    Science and Innovation Counsellor (Gulf), British Embassy Doha

  • Ashwin Assomull

    Partner at Parthenon

  • Dr. Fatma Al Sadi

    Head of Research, Ministry of Higher Education, Oman

  • Mr. Jay Carpenter

    Turning Technologies LLC, Turning Technologies

  • Mr. Jeremy Oppenheim

    Director for Growth and Engagement, Home Office, UK

  • Dr. Joanna Newman

    Director, UK Higher Education International Unit

  • John Law

    Higher Education Adviser, British Council

  • Professor Marwan Al-Akaidi

    Vice Rector for Academic Affairs Arab Open University – HQs

  • Mr Salah Abu-Osbeh

    Executive Director, Talal Abu-Ghazaleh University

  • Dr Kevin Dunseath

    Director, Education, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Russia, CIS Cisco Systems, Inc.

  • H.E. Lahcen Dadoudi

    Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research & Executive Training, Kingdom of Morocco

  • John O′Leary

    Editor, The Times Higher Education Supplement

  • Prof Fathi R Akkari

    Professor, University of Tripoli, Libya

  • Khalid AlKhudair

    Khalid AlKhudair Founder

  • Dr Lawrence Watson

    Chief Inspector and Qualifications Advisor – ASIC

  • Dr. Marie-Claude Svaldi

    Assistant Director, Saudi Arabian Culture Mission

  • Professor Martin Henson

    Dean for International Affairs and a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Essex

  • Mr. Justin Diver

    Talisma CorporationSenior Enterprise Sales – Europe

  • Nabil Ayad

    Rector of London Academy of Diplomacy University of East Anglia

  • Dr. Narimane Hadj-Hamou

    CEO, Center for Learning Innovations and Customized Knowledge Solutions-CLICKS

  • Peter Morris

    Co-Founding Shareholder and Director of WorldCare International Inc.Member, Board of Regents of Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford

  • Prof. Dr. Mazin Mohammed Ali Jumaa

    President, Royal University for Women

  • Violetta Burke Cook

    Director, Sponsored Student Programs Texas A&M University