• Middle East Thought Leadership Forum
    25th – 27thOctober 2021
  • EXPO 2020 Dubai UAE
    Lead sponsor for the 11th Gulf Education conference and Exhibition

About the event

Middle East Thought Leadership Forum 25th –27thOctober 2021

We would like to invite you to participate in the Middle East Education Thought Leadership Forum 25th – 27th Octoberr 2021.

The event will be hosted on the “Virtual Fair” Platform under the Patronage of the Secretary General of the Association of Arab Universities. In addition to this the VIP guests will include the Ministers of Education of the Arab League and with an expected number of Delegates from 400 universities.

The forum will be led by Ministers of Education and Quality Assurance leaders to help address policies related to online education. The event will help companies reach out to large markets in the Middle East and we will be proposing financial models which will include referral fees, alongside the sponsorship. Middle Eastern students will be invited freely to benefit from virtual learning.

Advisory board

Mr. David Lock
Director of International and UK Projects at the Leadership Foundation
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Prof. Sultan T. Abu-Orabi
Secretary General of the Association of the Arab Universities, Jordan
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Dr. Khalid Al-afari
General manager of Career Guidance & Recruitment Center at (TVTC) Saudi Arabia
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Dr. Tayeb A. Kamali
Vice Chancellor, Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE
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Dr. John Law
Higher Education Advisor, British Council
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Dr Aisha Al-Azemi
Supreme Council of Education, Kuwait
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Mr. Hanny Alshazly
Senior Regional Director at Blackboard
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Professor. Mohamed Loutfi
President and Vice-Chancellor of the British University in Egypt
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Mr. Carl-Johan Westring
Vice President, EF Education First
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Prof. Ali Shams El Din
Partner Allied Consultants Group - ACG
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Mr. Ashwin Fernandes
Regional Director ‐ Middle East, North Africa & South Asia - QS
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Dr. Amir Dhia
Director General of UBT Executive Education and ELA
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Speakers

Learn from the leaders

The event will have an extraordinary line up of Saudi / Global policy makers, pioneers in education, and experts in all areas of Recruitments presenting and offering their expertise and insight.

Prof. Amr Ezzat Salama
Secretary General of the Association of Arab Universities
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H.E. Dr.Khaled AbdelGhaffar
Minister of Education, Egypt
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H.E Dr. Ahmed Altheneyan
Deputy Minister for Future Jobs and Digital Entrepreneurship
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Mr. David Lock
Chair of Gulf Education Conferences
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Dr. Gerry Hanley
Executive Director of MERLOT
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Mr. Robert Jenkins
Ed.D, Global Director, Education, UNICEF Headquarters
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Mr. Tim Oates
Director of Assessment Research and Development, Cambridge University Press & Assessment
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Dr. Jamil Salmi
Global Tertiary Education Expert
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Dr. Yaping Gao, EDD
Senior Academic Director, Member Services & Partnerships Quality Matters, USA
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Dr. William Lawton
International Higher Education Consultant
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Professor. Mohamed Loutfi
President and Vice-Chancellor of the British University in Egypt
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Dr. Tahani I. Aldosemani
Senior Consultant at the Saudi Ministry of Education / Debate
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Mr. Ewan Prezens
Regional Director, EMEA
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Mr. Ahmad Obeidat
CEO of Unihance
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Dr. Janice Gobert
Founding CEO of Apprendis, LLC
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Mr. Ndiaye Oumar
CEO of Stuymapper
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Ms. Melissa Musgrove
Head of School Engagement, Education Perfect
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Mr. Michael Larsen
Chief Executive Officer, Studiosity
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Dr. Hoda Alkhzaimi
Director of Center of Cyber Security in New York University

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Professor. Dahlia Mahmoud
Dean, College of Media & Mass Communication, AUE
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Dr. Hynd Bouhia
President & CEO, Strategica
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Mr. Chris Lyons
Head of External Engagement, UK ENIC
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Ms. Melissa Emler
Chief Learning Officer, Modern Learners and Modern Community Events
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Dr. Hugh Martin headshot
Chief Learning Officer at Modern Learners and Modern Community Events
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Mr. Jackson Docherty
General Manager Australian Training Products
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Mr. Michael Caruana
Strategic Partnerships Director Minerva Project
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Mr. Patrick Brothers
Co-Founder & Co-CEO, HolonIQ
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Ms. Sheila Jagannathan
Head of the Open Learning Campus at the World Bank in Washington DC
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Dr. Ashwin Fernandes
Regional Director ‐ Middle East, North Africa & South Asia - QS
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Mr. Shadi Awwad
Regional Director. Elsevier’s Research Intelligence group
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Mr. Amit Gupta
Founder & CEO of NCR Eduservices
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Mr. Hicham Shatou
Chief Executive Officer LeQuest
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Organiser and Partner

Organiser

Gulf Conferences Ltd (GCL) is a leading event organizer with specific expertise in events which have a MENA region representation. It first began in 2008 and has successfully launched and organized number of business to business and business to consumer events across a variety of industry sectors. With a wide array of expertise in positioning, marketing and all logistical elements of any event, Gulf Conferences possess its own portfolio of events namely in the education sector, as well as having a wealth of experience in being contracted to manage events on behalf of organizations.

Partner

The Association of Arab Universities is a non-governmental organization that has an independent legal character. Its membership includes 280 Arab Universities at the present time. AARU's was established in 1964 upon a resolution issued by the Arab League. A temporary Secretariat General was formed in Cairo, Egypt. In 1969, permanent Secretariat General was designated. Its permanent headquarters has been in Amman since 1984, the capital of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.


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Event Sponsors and Partners

Sponsorship Opportunities

Levels of participation

The Middle East Thought Leadership Forum is aiming to to discuss policies related to online education. The sponsors and speakers will outline their plans to make students benefit from online learning.

Please view the list below for all available opportunities.

  • Sponsor will have 30 minute session and 30 one-to-one PR scheduled meetings (exclusive)