• Middle East Thought Leadership Forum
    30th – 31stMarch 2022 UK
  • EXPO 2020 Dubai UAE
    Lead sponsor for the 11th Gulf Education conference and Exhibition

About the event

Middle East Thought Leadership Forum 30th –31stMarch 2022 UK

Following the hugely successful virtual Middle East Thought LeadershipForum that took place on 25-27 October 2020, we are delighted toannounce that a live event will be taking place in London in 2022.

Following positive participant feedback, we are planning the secondMiddle East Thought Leadership Forum to take place on 25-26th March2022. With huge Governmental support from the MENA region, weanticipate a high attendance form Ministers of Education, alongside education pioneers and practitioners from all over the globe.

As in previous years, Gulf Conferences will showcase developments ineducation, highlighting the great innovations taking place in the world ofacademia, creating a hub whereby an exchange of best practices, expertise and insight can be realised. Discussions at the conference willserve to guide the development of education in institutions and countries throughout the region and will provide the perfect environment where by attendees can seek to create successful and long-serving international partnerships.

Why participate at the Middle East Thought Leadership Forum?

To present your business to the Middle Eastern education, government, corporates, enterprises and professional business potential universities’ directors, academic, IT, VLE, Purchasing Officers, Ministers of education, Heads of Quality Assurance Agencies, and other top government officials.

Inclusion of your products and services in digital reference resources for universities and ministries in the Arabian Region.

Gain the right support, research, and due diligence to help your business make easy contracts with government support.

Increased marketing opportunities including visibility on the event website and associated marketing materials.

Inclusion of your products and services in digital reference resources for universities and ministries in the Arabian Region.

Present the latest innovations and new products or services to pertinent audiences and showcase your expertise and capabilities.

An opportunity to build and reinforce strategic partnerships and relationships.

Book private business meetings with selected potential partners from the MENA Industry.

Reinforce your organization’s brand and build brand awareness amongst a relevant audience.

Network with industry colleagues and key decision-makers.

Features of the 2022 Event The Awards

The Awards

At the live Middle East Thought Leadership Forum we hope to give recognition to progressive and innovative institutions who are striving to make advancements in their teaching programmes; resources and facilities; and their academic positioning.

One-to-One Meeting Schedule

At this live event a systemised booking system will allow you to book face to face meetings with key professionals within education including heads of ministries, universities, and key decision-makers from companies’ partners.

  • Delegates can request up to 20-minutes of one-to-one meetings via meeting scheduling systems.
  • There will be 3 spots per hour.

Advisory board

Mr. David Lock
Director of International and UK Projects at the Leadership Foundation
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 at (TVTC) 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
Senior Regional Director at Blackboard
Professor. Mohamed Loutfi
President and Vice-Chancellor of the British University in Egypt
Mr. Carl-Johan Westring
Vice President, EF Education First
Prof. Ali Shams El Din
Partner Allied Consultants Group - ACG
Mr. Ashwin Fernandes
Regional Director ‐ Middle East, North Africa & South Asia - QS
Dr. Amir Dhia
Director General of UBT Executive Education and ELA



This year’s agenda will continue to progressively support institutions tostrategize and provide the best and most diverse curricula and facilities for today’s student ensuring every possible type of education provision,

The programme will include several dynamic opportunities for networkingalongside the main agenda with an exhibition, workshops and a GalaDinner as well as individual bookable appointments with relevant colleagues.

Drawing on the success from the /rst Middle East Thought Leadership Forum – the virtual event comprised of 3500 delegates, 44 keynote speakers and participation by more than 50 countries. Feedback has shown that there is a high demand for this to be realised via a live event.

The event will remain under the Patronage of the Secretary General of the Association of Arab Universities and includes the presence of Ministers ofEducation of the Arab League and delegates from over 400 universities.The agenda will contain content continuing to explore the changing worldof education provision and how institutions and students are adapting to apost-pandemic setting.

The event will be a dynamic forum at which education sector representatives from government, corporates, institutions andprofessional (buyers) and technology providers (sellers) come together to exchange and explore digital technology solutions/products & servicesfrom across Globe.


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.

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)

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Get In Touch

  • + 44 (0) 203 597 7034
  • info@gulfconferences.co.uk
  • https://gulfeducation.co.uk/
  • Location: Address 14 Alexandria Road , London W13 0NR UK

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