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Culture & Education | Friday 16 February, 2018 7:24 am |

Several Big Names Sign Up For 7th Annual Gulf Education Confab in Jeddah

Several exhibitors, delegates and sponsors across many countries have shown a great interest in taking part in the 7th Annual Gulf Education Conference and Exhibition scheduled to be held in Jeddah on Feb. 20-21.


The University of Business and Technology (UBT), Jeddah, is hosting the event wherein some 150 exhibitors and sponsors including some big names in the education sector are expected to participate.


Those participating in the conference include: University of Central Lancashire, Alamoudi Holidays For Education Abroad, Dubai Institute Of Design & Innovation, Al Hamra School, HAL Solutions, WE Bridge Academy, US Consulate General, Ruin Saze Radkan, Rofoof e-commercial, Kansas State University, St. George University, American University of Sharjah, Concordia University, University of Stirling, Near East University, Dublin Institute of Technology, ITQAN, INTO, Sinai University, American University of Cairo, Suliman Al Rajhi Colleges, The University of Prince Mugrin, MENA College Management, College of the desert, University of Dundee, Sheffield College, Ghent University, Bentley University, European University of Business, Benha University, International Islamic College, Cambridge School, Coventry University, University of Liverpool, Texas State University, Oregon State University, EF Education First, No Job, Naseej, New Zealand Embassy, University of Ulsan, British Council, RIT, University of Hertfordshire, Batterjee Medical College and University of Bolton


“The Conference is likely to be attended by many leading academics, government ministers, the private sector and civil society experts to explain how Vision 2030 will be achieved and how education will play a vital role in the Kingdoms continued success,” Mohammad Abdulkhalig, CEO Gulf Conferences, said.

“It will provide delegates with the most up-to-date 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 and what needs to be done for the success of Vision 2030 would be dealt with threadbare, Abdulkhalig added.


Besides several dignitaries, Dr. Ahmed Al-Eissa, Minister of Education, is expected to speak at the conference.


“The conference format delivers excellent results. The speakers, panellists, 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,” CEO Abdulkhalig said.


The Conference, he said, is a key event for universities looking to increase their admission rates, directly meet with students and their parents besides government representatives to establish a relationship for opportunities in enrolment.


“The Conference would enable a student find the right educational institution for himself by meeting the senior leaders of some 40+ universities from across the globe,” Abdulkhalig said.

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