The 10th Gulf Education Conference Jeddah Saudi Arabia 24th –25thFebruary 2019


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Gulf Education Conference and Exhibition, Jeddah Saudi Arabia 24th – 25th February 2019

we are proud to invite you to the "10th Gulf Education Conference & Exhibition " taking place on the 24th and 25th of February 2019 at the University of Business and Technology (UBT) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia under the theme of Mega trends in higher education towards green economy .

The two-day conference has a dual purpose. The program aims to address the current challenges, the opportunities, and the future needs of higher education in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Specific issues will be examined from the perspectives of the State, private and public employers, and educational institutions through plenary presentations, case studies, and smaller discussion groups. And the conference is dedicated to supporting global education programmes through providing exhibition space for student recruitment and meeting space for facilitating partnerships between international institutions, academies, schools, and universities with Ministries of Education from the MENA region.

The conference format delivers excellent results. The speakers, panelists, and workshop presenters are among the top experts on the region. When combined with ample time for networking and informal conversations, the intellectual environment will be rich.

At The 10th Gulf Education Conference & Exhibition you can:

  • Meet in excess of 20,000 students who will attend the event.
  • Meet more than 200 top global universities and educators.
  • Network directly with key ministries and government officials within the education sector of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) regarding all your institution's offerings.
  • Meet one-on-one with Heads of Scholarship Funds in the GCC & Middle East (Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Jordan, and Oman) to establish institutional pathway programs.
  • Attend the program seminars and workshops to learn about the latest GCC visions.
  • Attend and exhibit at the Gala Dinner where you will meet education agents, local universities, education providers, and institutes.
  • Increase awareness of your institution or maintain your brand's position and generate more publicity.
  • Establish new contacts and network with your peers.

Thank you in advance for your support, and we look forward to fruitful cooperation and positive developments.

Who should attend

Ministers, Secretaries and senior staff in Education and Higher Education Ministries. Rectors, Vice-Rectors, Departmental Chairs and Deans. Those with specific responsibility for education for employment and employers who liaise with or want to liaise with universities.


Opportunities

THE EXHIBITION

The exhibition will accompany the conference and will be on the University of Business & Technology campus.

Purpose built stands will be available, providing everything that the exhibitor will require to hand. Suitable space will be available for international institutions and private sector organisations to meet with local institutions and delegates, creating an environment conducive to developing new business relationships and sharing experience.

CONFERENCE

This Conference Under the theme of Mega trends in higher education towards green economy.
The Conference will be attended by many leading academics, government ministers, the private sector and civil society experts and will be achieved and how education will play a vital role in the Kingdoms continued success. It will provide delegates with the most up to date, accurate information available about the realities of investing in and partnering with Saudi education institutions. Expert speakers on every element of what is required by the Saudi education system, what projects are in place already.

VISITORS

Find the right course or training program and have all their questions answered on the spot by admissions officers and academic staff. It is the ideal platform for local and international higher education institutions and suppliers to meet with leaders of the sector and senior leaders in universities and colleges.

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 (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

Prof. Ali Shams El Din

Partner Allied Consultants Group - ACG

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.

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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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Gala Dinner

The Gulf Education Gala Dinner will be held on the first night of the conference and is proud to host the 10th Gulf Education Ceremony.
It will be a special night for all those attending. As the attendees dine on exceptionally fine cuisine.
The Gala Dinner promises to be a sociable evening with plenty of opportunity to network or sit back and be entertained!

Venue

Conference Will Be Held At

University of Business and Technology
Dhaban Campus
Jeddah

Getting Here

Address: Dhaban - North Jeddah
P.O Box No: 110200-Jeddah
21361 Saudi Arabia
Tel:+966 12 215 9000

Organiser and Partners

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.
GCL's main focus has been in the education sector and has developed its in-house events over the last 6 years, commencing gulf Education conference in 2010, which has been highly successful to date. In line with their expertise and success in this arena, they were also appointed by the Libyan Government to launch Libya Higher Education Forum in 2014, which proved to be extremely popular, and well-attended. In response to industry feedback, the Gulf Education event has prospered over the years and further events and partnerships have been developed such as the World Scholarship Program, Africa Education Summit and the Fujairah Careers Fair.


HOST

The University of Business and Technology (UBT) founded in 2000 stands to its commitment of providing quality business and technology education. From a humble beginning of being an Institute of Business Administration (IBA), it significantly grew into a dynamic University with two campuses: Dahban Campus for men and Sari Campus in Jeddah for women. UBT now encompasses four colleges: College of Business Administration (CBA), College of Engineering (CE), Jeddah College of Advertising (JCA) and a newly opened College of Law (CL).
The Vision and Mission of UBT permeates in the four Colleges assuring alignment of their respective directions.
UBT Vision is to be a leading university recognized nationally and internationally for high-quality interdisciplinary education, applied research, and community service to develop skilled and competent leaders of the future. UBT Mission: A private university that offers high-quality undergraduate and graduate education responsive to market needs.
The university prepares students with transferable skills required to excel as future industry leaders and entrepreneurs. UBT is committed to leveraging applied research, community service and provides an environment that helps students, faculty, and alumni pursue lifelong learning.

On this note, UBT has succeeded in producing a significant number of graduates that are well-sought for employment in different fields in the market, industry, technology engineering and even research.
The College of Business Administration (CBA) offers seven undergraduate majors: Accounting, Finance, Human Resource Management, Management Information System, Marketing, Supply Chain Management, and Insurance. As years went by, a postgraduate degree in business was offered to cater to the needs of the market looking for the expertise that will man both Saudi businesses and some other international companies. The Master of Business Administration (MBA) has put the College into the limelight attracting not only local nationals but also other foreign nationals. MBA provides nine tracks: General Management, Accounting,
Finance, Human Resource Management, International Business Administration, Marketing, Management Information System, and Supply Chain & Operations Management.
As the University grew, the program of quality has been altogether a part of its growth. The College of Business Administration degree offerings are accredited by the National Commission for Academic Accreditation and Assessment (NCAAA). Lately, UBT was awarded the "Institutional Accreditation" by the NCAAA.
Alongside with the MBA degree opening, the College of Engineering (CE) was started. The CE offers the following undergraduate programs: Industrial Engineering, Computer Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering and Information Technology. In addition, the CE now offers Master in Engineering Management (MEM) with three areas of concentration: Constructions Management, Industrial Management, and Quality Management.
Jeddah College of Advertising (JCA) offers three majors in Advertising Communication, Advertising Creative Design, and Advertising Management. The JCA is accredited by IAA.
The newly opened College of Law (CL) aims to be a leader in legal education in Saudi Arabia. The CL curriculum is designed to meet the goal of providing the highest quality of legal education. It requires a student to complete 46 subjects acquiring knowledge in diverse legal areas to obtain licence to become qualified national and international law practitioners.
UBT has a Deanship of Scientific Research (DSR) that supports faculty, staff, and students to conduct creative and innovative scientific research, serving the community and contributing to the economy. The DSR have established seven research flagships, an interdisciplinary research group covering researches in Agriculture and food, Water treatment, Energy conversion and storage, Electronics and Communication and IT, Transport and Automotive, Construction and building, and Health. Each of the seven flagships will be tackled from the perspectives of business, law, advertising, science, and engineering representing the colleges of UBT, serving the axes of the economic development.
Added to this is the existence of Students Affairs and Career Centers that help the students for job placements and career path advising. Finally, the Continuing Education Center (CEC), UBTs training and development center provides international certifications to professionals in various fields as needed and identified by the organization and business companies.
UBT stands to its adage, "Education for Job Opportunities
Visit UBT website

Sponsorship Packages

The 7th Gulf Education Conference offers several different levels of sponsorship opportunities. Participating as a sponsor at this event allows companies or organizations to gain direct exposure to their target audience before, during and after the event. It creates new marketing opportunities as well as demonstrates their level of support and commitment towards the education sector.

Each sponsorship packages has been carefully designed to raise the profile of companies or organizations. However, GC understands that some may not necessarily fit all needs. If you wish to discuss alternative options or create a tailor-made a sponsorship package which best suits your organization or company, please contact our sales team, they will be more than happy to help.

  1. Maximum exposure at a premier event devoted to those involved in the scholarship funds and the education industry
  2. An opportunity to build and reinforce strategic partnerships and relationships
  3. Capture delegates ’ attention in a variety of ways, depending on the specific needs of your business
  4. Increased marketing opportunities including visibility on the event website and associated marketing materials
  5. Network with industry colleagues and key decision makers
  6. Present latest innovations and new products or services to a pertinent audience, and showcase your expertise and capabilities
  7. Network with industry partners from state and federal government departments as well as the private sector
  8. Reinforce your organization ’s brand
  9. Build brand awareness amongst a relevant audience

Please view the list below for all available opportunities.

An opportunity to provide international level support to the delegates and partners of the event. This package highlights your company as the Official Airline Sponsor preceding the event campaign. The World Student Scholarship Education Program will promote the airline to all participants. This package includes:

  1. Full media coverage including two (2) interviews
  2. Your company logo branded on signage and promotional throughout the event named as Airline Sponsor
  3. Brand integration across all direct and digital marketing
  4. Audio-visual video to be aired (3 minutes long) at the Gala Dinner
  5. One (1) senior delegate pass and five (5) complimentary delegate passes
  6. Six (6) Gala Dinner Invitations
  7. VIP table at the Gala Dinner
  8. Logo will be featured on WSSEP.com as Airline Sponsor with a direct link to your company website
  9. A Forward letter about your organization and its participation in our event handbook
  10. Two (2) A4 company advertisement in the event handbook (artwork to be supplied by sponsor, check advised deadlines and guidelines)
  11. One (1) delegate bag insert (no larger than A4, to supplied by sponsor, check advised deadlines and guidelines)
  12. Full delegate list (subject to permission of delegate)
  1. Full media coverage including two (2) interviews
  2. Your company logo branded on signage and promotional throughout the event named as Platinum Sponsor
  3. Brand integration across all direct and digital marketing
  4. Audio-visual video to be aired (3 minutes long) at the Gala Dinner
  5. One (1) senior delegate pass and five (5) complimentary delegate passes
  6. Six (6) Gala Dinner Invitations
  7. VIP table at the Gala Dinner
  8. Logo will be featured on WSSEP.com as Platinum Sponsor with a direct link to your company website
  9. A Forward letter about your organization and its participation in our event handbook
  10. Two (2) A4 company advertisement in the event handbook (artwork to be supplied by sponsor, check advised deadlines and guidelines)
  11. One (1) delegate bag insert (no larger than A4, to supplied by sponsor, check advised deadlines and guidelines)
  12. Full delegate list (subject to permission of delegate)
  1. Extended media coverage and one (1) interview
  2. Your company logo branded on signage and promotional throughout the event named as Gold Sponsor
  3. Five (5) Gala Dinner invitations
  4. Company profile (150 words) and logo in the event handbook
  5. Logo will be featured on WSSEP.com as Gold Sponsor with a direct link to your company website
  6. One (1) A4 company advertisement in the event handbook (artwork to be supplied by sponsor, check advised deadlines and guidelines)
  7. One (1) delegate bag insert (no larger than A4, to supplied by sponsor, check advised deadlines and guidelines)
  8. One (1) senior delegate pass and four (4) complimentary delegate passes
  1. Your company logo and name branded as Silver Sponsor on signage and promotional throughout the event
  2. Your company logo will be featured on WSSEP.com as Silver Sponsor with a direct link to your website
  3. One (1) senior delegate pass and three (3) complimentary delegate passes
  4. Four (4) Gala Dinner invitations
  5. Company profile (150 words) and logo in the event handbook
  6. One (1) A4 company advertisement in the event handbook
  7. One (1) delegate bag insert (no larger than A4, to be supplied by sponsor, please check advised deadlines and guidelines)
Gain additional exposure and brand visibility for your company at the Gala Dinner, the highlight of the event, with over 350 in attendance last year. This package includes;
  1. One (1) delegate bag insert (no larger than A4 size to be supplied by sponsor, please check advised deadlines and guidelines)
  2. VIP table for six (6) at the Gala Dinner
  3. Verbal acknowledgment as the official sponsor during the Gala Dinner
  4. An opportunity to address guests and present an audio-visual video (3 minutes long) at the Gala Dinner
  5. Company name and logo on Gala Dinner invitation
  6. Exclusive signage rights with signage prominently displayed at the Gala Dinner (pull-up banners to be supplied by sponsor, please check advised deadlines and guidelines)
  7. An opportunity to place one (1) promotional item at each place setting at the event Gala Dinner (no larger than A5 size to be supplied by sponsor, please check advised deadlines and guidelines)
  8. Your company logo will be featured on WSSEP.com as a sponsor with a direct link to your website
  9. One (1) senior delegate pass and five (5) complimentary delegate passes
  10. Company profile (150 words) and logo in the event handbook
  11. One (1) A4 company advertisement in the event handbook (artwork to be supplied by sponsor, please check advised deadlines and guidelines)
Sponsorship of the refreshment breaks allows your company brand to be in full view of attendees. Sponsors will have the opportunity to display promotional banners, branded cups and napkins (to be supplied by sponsor by the advised deadlines) at the refreshment area. This package includes;
  1. Your company logo will be featured on WSSEP.com as a sponsor with a direct link to your website
  2. One (1) senior delegate pass and two (2) complimentary delegate passes
  3. Three (3) Gala Dinner invitations
  4. Company profile (150 words) and logo in the event handbook
  5. One (1) A4 company advertisement in the event handbook (artwork to be supplied by sponsor, please check advised deadlines)
  6. One (1) delegate bag insert (no larger than A4, to be supplied by sponsor, please check advised deadlines and guidelines)
Sponsorship of the official event delegate bag co-branded with the event name and logo (bag to be supplied by sponsor), gives your company an opportunity to gain exposure during the show and afterward by giving attendees a useful souvenir they will hold on to and reuse time after time. This package includes;
  1. Your company logo will be featured on WSSEP.com as a sponsor with a direct link to your website
  2. One (1) senior delegate pass and two (2) complimentary delegate passes
  3. Three (3) Gala Dinner invitations
  4. Company profile (150 words) and logo in the event handbook
  5. One (1) A4 company advertisement in the event handbook (artwork to be supplied by sponsor, please check advised deadlines and guidelines)
  6. One (1) delegate bag insert (no larger than A4, to supplied by sponsor, please check advised deadlines and guidelines)
This is an ideal opportunity to promote your company to delegates via a small branded gift (provided by the sponsor). Gift will be included in all delegate bags or can be distributed at key location during th event. This package includes;
  1. Your company logo will be featured on WSSEP.com as a sponsor with a direct link to your website
  2. One (1) senior delegate pass and one (1) complimentary delegate passes
  3. Two (2) Gala Dinner invitations
  4. Company profile (150 words) and logo in the event handbook
  5. One (1) delegate bag insert (supplied by sponsor by the advised deadlines, lightweight and no larger than A4 size)
The lanyards will be co-branded with the event name and logo gives your company great exposure. Lanyards are worn by all the delegates and participants during the event. This package includes;
  1. Your company logo will be featured on WSSEP.com as a sponsor with a direct link to your website
  2. One (1) senior delegate pass and one (1) complimentary delegate passes
  3. Two (2) Gala Dinner invitations
  4. Company profile (150 words) and logo in the event handbook
  5. One (1) delegate bag insert, no larger than A4 (to supplied by sponsor, check advised deadlines and guidelines)

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