6th Gulf Education Conference and Exhibition 2017

6th Gulf Education Conference and Exhibition 2017

Gulf Education Conference and Exhibition 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 organizers 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 Delegation.

 

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 centered 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 organizations both in the Public and Private Sectors who seek greater engagement with the Gulf region to network and create a 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 10,000 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.

Patronage

  • H.E Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Al-Issa

    Minister of Education in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Event Information

Venue

University of Business and Technology
Dahban Campus
Dhaban, North Jeddah
Saudi Arabia

Date

22nd – 23rd February 2017

Strategic Partners

Strategic Career Partner

Bayt

Agenda

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.

09:00 Registration and Coffee

Registration Openings and Refreshments To Be Provided

 

10:00 Official Opening Ceremony

His Excellency Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Al-issa
Minister Of Education, Saudi Arabia

10:30 Introducing the Minister of Education Saudi Arabia

Mr. David Lock – Chairman, Advisory Committee Gulf Education Conferences Introducing The Minister Of Education Saudi Arabia Chairman, Advisory Committee Gulf Education Conferences

10:35 Speakers

His Excellency Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Al-issa
Minister Of Education, Saudi Arabia

Mr. Abdul Latif Al Zayani
Secretary General Of The Gulf Cooperation Council

11:10 Conference Welcome

By Dr. Abdullah Dahlan

Chairman Of The Board Of Trustees, University Of Business And Technology

11:25 Introducing The Conference And Themes

Mr. David Lock – Chairman, Advisory Committee Gulf Education Conferences

11:50 Introductory Remarks
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Mr. Carl-johan Westring

Vice President, Global Director Of Ppp, Ef Education First Group

The Importance Of Public-private Partnerships In Education

13:40 Dr. William Lawton

Director Of Research At Euromena Research

Achieving National Strategic Plans For Higher Education

14:05 Professor Bastian Baumann

Partner At Shbeemann Consulting And Managing Director, Eqaa European Quality Assurance Agency

The Strategic Management Of Universities In A Time Of Economic Change

14:25 Professor Martin Henson

Khozama Academic Consulting

The Quality Challenge And Building Capacity

14:50 Dr. Saad Said Alzahrani

Assistant Secretary-general For Quality Assurance And Accreditation

The Quality Challenge And Building Capacity

15:10 Mr. Essa Al Mulla

Chief Of National Workforce Development, Uae

The New Jobs Market: No Jobs For Non-emiratis

15:25 Introduction To Workshops And Close Of Plenary Session By Mr. David Lock
15:30 Refreshment Break/ Networking
16:00 Workshop Sessions 1
The Strategic Management Of Universities In A Time Of Economic Change

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

14:45 Workshop Sessions 2
Opening Access Through Technology

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

17:05 Workshop Sessions 3
The Quality Challenge And Building Capacity

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

17:05 Workshop Sessions 3
The Building Capacity Among Women

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

18:15 End Of Conference & Exhibition
19:00 Gala Dinner

Gala Dinner – Hosted By Jeddah Chamber Of Commerce, UBT Campus Garden Folklore Show By The Saudi Arabian Society For Culture And Arts

09:30 Registration Opens

Registration Openings And Refreshments To Be Provided

10:30 Workshop Session 1
Infusing Islamic Scientific Heritage Into Stem Curricula

Dr. Imtiaz Ahmad – Assistant Professor, College Of Engineering, Effat University
Dr. Tayeb Brahimi – Assistant Professor, College Of Engineering, Effat University

10:30 Workshop Sessions 2
Capacity Building Challenge For Higher Education

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

12:30 Refreshment Break/networking
13:30 Workshop Sessions 3
The Value Of Values In Universities

Mr. David Lock – Chairman, Advisory Committee Gulf Education Conferences
Professor Bastian Baumann – Partner At Shbeemann Consulting And Managing Director, Eqaa European Quality Assurance Agency

13:30 Workshop Sessions 4
The Professional Training Challenge

Mrs. Maliha Jilani – Principal Of Heidrick & Struggles
Dr. Abeer Abdulaziz Al-sarrani – Quality Deanship, Vice Dean, Taibah University

 

14:45 Workshop Sessions 5
Quality Assurance And Institutional Differentiation

Mr. Paul Fear – Chief Executive Officer For British Accreditation Council

 

14:45 Workshop Sessions 6
Introduction To The Toefl Ibt Test For Teachers

Brent Corley – Testing Manager For Amideast Saudi Arabia

 

15:45 Refreshment Break/networking
16:10 Workshop Sessions 7
Developing Leadership Capacity

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

16:10 Workshop Sessions 8
Implementing University Standards In Saudi Arabia

Dr. Saad Said Alzahrani – Assistant Secretary General For Quality Assurance And Accreditation
Professor Martin Henson – Khozama Academic Consulting
Dr. Weam Tunsi – Vice Rector For Quality And Development, University Of Business And Technology

 

17:30 Workshops End
Comments From Workshop And Closing Remarks

Professor Hussein Al Alawi – President Of University Of Business And Technology
Mr. David Lock – Chairman, Advisory Committee Gulf Education Conferences

 

18:00 End Of Conference & Exhibition

Gallery

Testimonial

Thank you for the opportunity to attend this very interesting and well-organized event in Jeddah. I thought the keynotes were very thoughtful and engaged, and there was a great spirit of coming together to share experience in a joint effort to improve education provision in the Kingdom. I also participated in some very interesting workshop sessions.

STEVE MURRAY
Education Specialist at Cambridge International Examinations

Sponsors and Media Partners

Speakers

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.

  • 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. 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

  • Dr. Sharifa Al Yahyae

    Minister of Social Development, Sultanate of Oman

  • David Lock

    Director of International Projects, The Leadership Foundation

  • 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

  • Prof. Martin Henson

    Khozama Academic Consulting

  • General Matthias Mitman

    Consul General United States, Saudi Arabia

  • Prof. Hussein Al Alawi

    President University of Business and Technology

  • Dr William Lawton

    Director, The Observatory of Higher Education

  • Prof. Abhilasha Singh

    President and CEO of The College of Fashion and Design Dubai

  • 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

  • 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)

  • 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. 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

Exhibitors