7th Edition Conference

Gulf Education Conference and Exhibition

Gulf Education Conference and Exhibition is a 2 day event being held from 20th to 21st February 2018 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. 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.


09:00 AM - 07:00 PM (General)

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Not available*
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Delegates: 20000 (Estimated)
Exhibitors: 10 - 50*
* Estimated Count

Category & Type

Education & Training


Frequency Monthly
(Listed since Jul 2016)
Past Editions February 22 - 23, 2017
October 03 - 04, 2016
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Different Located Editions Gulf Education Conference and Exhibition Dubai - Unitedarabemirates

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Visitors Attending

Dr. Manal Matouq Kattan

Dr. Manal Matouq Kattan

Assistant Professor at Effat University Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Ahmed Tarek

Ahmed Tarek

Sr.project Executive at Dorma Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Wessam Ehab

Wessam Ehab

Business Development Manager at Fingerprint Consultancy Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Abdilatef Omar

Abdilatef Omar

Information System Engineer at Sakarya University Sakarya, Turkey


Asst prof/ Head International Cooperation at Jazan .. Jazan, Saudi Arabia
النفس المطمئنة

النفس المطمئنة

Individual Algiers, Algeria
Ayad Abbas

Ayad Abbas

Doctor at Hevi Pediatric Teaching Hospital Duhok, Iraq

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Based on 13 Ratings

Visitor's Reviews

5 Ahmed Al Jarbaa Business Development Manager Major accounts at VEGA Modern Traveler Services Co.Ltd. Edition Attended : Feb, 2017

I met wonderful people at the event, the quality of participants was great, all meetings were productive in a friendly environment. I just hope to see bigger number of participants in a larger space for next time event I look forward to that

2 Nariman Public Relations & Community Engagement Department Head at Al-Hamraa Girls School Edition Attended : Feb, 2018

apparent communication issues between UK organizers & UBT. First day was not organized although individuals tried to help. many last minute arrangements. We had a booth but many booths were vacant. There are multiple areas of improvement.

4 Irfana Hafeez English Lecturer at King Saud University For Health Sciences Edition Attended : Feb, 2017

It was well organized and informative. Only the location was issue. It was far from the city.

3 Abdullah Al Sabban CEO at Coach Sabban Edition Attended : Feb, 2017

It was OK but could have had more participation and a number of booths where empty


Kevin Van-Cauter

Kevin Van-Cauter

Senior Higher Education Adviser Internationalisation at The British... Manchester, United Kingdom
Carl-Johan Westring

Carl-Johan Westring

Vice President at EF Education First Stockholm, Sweden

Schedule & Agenda

Tue, 20 Feb 10:00 AM - 10:10 AMWelcome and introduction to the conference
Tue, 20 Feb 10:10 AM - 10:20 AMKeynote Speaker :- Dr. Abdullah Dahlan, Chairman of University of Business and Technology, Jeddah. (Host)
Tue, 20 Feb 10:15 AM - 11:10 AMMinisterial, Ambassadorial and Sector Leaders' Statements10:25 Dr. Saad bin Saud Al Fuhaid, 10:30 Dr. Nabila Makram, Minister of Immigration, Egypt.10:35 Dr. Ahmad Al Jarwan, President of the Global Council for Tolerance and Peace -UAE 10:40 Prof. Ismail Abdulghaffar, Chairman of Arab Academy for Science and Technology, Egypt.10:45 Dr. Afnan Al AlShuaiby, Secretary General - Arab-British Chamber of Commerce. 10:50 H.E. Christopher Henzel, Ambassador of the United States to Saudi Arabia. 10:55 H.E. Simon Collins, British Ambassador to Saudi Arabia11:00 H.E. David Lock, Education Director Gulf Education (Conference Chairman)11:05 Prof. Osama A. Jannadi, Rector, University of Business and Technology, Jeddah (Host) 11:10 MOU Signature
Tue, 20 Feb 10:20 AM - 10:50 AMUBT movie show
Tue, 20 Feb 11:15 AM - 11:30 AMSponsors honouring
Tue, 20 Feb 11:30 AM - 12:00 PMKeynote addresses Education for innovation, employment and economic growth - achieving impact11:30 H.E. Prince Dr. Turki, President of King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology Expectations of universities and enablers of success (TBC) 11:40 Dr. Faisal Al Allaf CEO, Makkah Techno-Valley.11:50 Eng. Sami Hussayeni, Vice Governor- SMEA, Small Medium Enterprises Authority. 12:00 Dr. Jasir Alherbish Vice Minister, Scholarships Affairs, Ministry of Education - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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