Presentations & Discussion Panel Videos

Click on the highlighted links below to view videos of presentations & discussion panel sessions from The Arab Education Summit 2013.

Tuesday 7th May 2013

HPHP Ministerial Opening Ceremony – Chaired by HP

HE Dr Mohammad Al Wahsh Minister of Education, Jordan
HE Prof. Hassan Diab Minister of Education & Higher Education, Lebanon
HE Dr Lahcen Daoudi Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research & Management Training, Morocco
HE Dr Ali Abaid Minister of Education, Libya
HE Dr Lamis Al-Alami
Minister of Education & Higher Education, Palestine
HE Dr Salam Hassan Khoshnaw Undersecretary of Higher Education & Scientific Research, Iraq
Mr Gus Schmedlen Worldwide Vice President for Education, HP

Integrated Technology Group“Building the ICT for Education Infrastructure” – Chaired by ITG

Opening Presentation: Dr Jarallah Al-Ghamdi – General Supervisor for IT, Ministry of Education, Saudi Arabia

Panel Discussion: Chaired by Ms. Batoul Ajlouni, Senior Vice President, ITG
HE Dr Mohammed Salem
– Former Minister of Communications & Information Technology, Egypt
Dr Jarallah Al-Ghamdi – General Supervisor for IT, Ministry of Education, Saudi Arabia
Eng. Ali Baydoun – National Broadband Network, Program Director, Ministry of ICT, Jordan
Mr Qasem Al-Khateeb – Managing Director, Queen Rania Centre for Educational Technology
Dr Omar Al-Jarrah – Vice President, Jordan University of Science & Technology
Prof. Jiao Jianli – Education Research Specialist, ZTE

Obeikan Education“Teacher Training & Curriculum Development” – Chaired by Obeikan Education

Opening Presentation: Ms. Mahra Hilal Al-Mutaiwei – Director, Regional Centre for Educational Planning

Panel Discussion: Chaired by David Pottinger, Managing Director, Obeikan Education
HH Sharifa Sarra Ghazi – CEO, Princess Alia Foundation & Member Jordan Education Board
HE Mr Haif Bannayan – CEO, Queen Rania Teacher Academy
Dr Jehad Zakarneh – Assistant Deputy Minister for Curricula, Palestine
Mr Mohammad Al-Zoubi – Managing Director Educational Training Centre, Ministry of Education, Jordan
Ms. Mahra Hilal Al-Mutaiwei – Director, Regional Centre for Educational Planning
Ms. Tamara Butler Battaglino – Senior Partner & Co-Head of the Education Practice, The Parthenon Group

Wednesday 8th May 2013

JP - Inspiring KnowledgeMinisterial Day Two Opening – Chaired by JP-Inspiring Knowledge

HE Dr Ali Saeed Mohammad – Minister of Higher Education & Scientific Research, Kurdistan Regional Government
HE Dr Bashir Eshteiwi – Deputy Minister Higher Education & Scientific Research, Libya
HE Adnan Ibrahim Najjar – Deputy Minister of Education, Iraq
HE Saud Salim Al-Baloshi – Under Secretary, Ministry of Education, Oman
HE Prof. Wahid Gdoura – Director General of Higher Education, Tunisia
Abulgassem El-Badri – Manager, Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization
Mr Luis Pinto – Education Business Director, JP-Inspiring Knowledge

Lenovo“Education Technology, Tablets, Applications & Standards” – Chaired by Lenovo

Opening Presentation: Dr Matt Harris – Head of Learning Resources, German European School Singapore, Board Director, International Society for Technology in Education

Panel Discussion: Chaired by Julian Pienaar – Technical Solutions Advocate, Lenovo
Ms. Rana Madani – Deputy CEO, Jordan Education Initiative
Dr Matt Harris – Head of Learning Resources, German European School Singapore
Mr Isam Shahwan – Education Sector Director, Middle East & Africa, Microsoft
Mr Hasan Al-Bitar – Director Levant, Intel
Mr Ziyad Al-Rayes – Education Business Development Manager, HP
Mr Stephen Cox – CEO, 21 Ten Learning, Apple Distinguished Educator

Oracle“Vocational “Skills Gap” & Reforming Higher Education” – Chaired by Oracle

Opening Presentation: Ms. Orla Nichorcora – Senior Director Middle East & Africa, Oracle

Panel Discussion: Chaired by Orla Nichorcora – Senior Director Middle East & Africa, Oracle
HE Prof. Nidal Katamine – Minister of Labour, Jordan
HE Dara Hassan Reshid Yara – Deputy Minister of Labour & Social Affairs, Iraq
Ms. Haneen Al-Rashid – Director of E-Initiatives, Ministry of ICT, Jordan
Dr Mazen Omar Hasna – Vice President & Chief Academic Officer, Qatar University
Prof. Robert Cook – Vice President Academic Affairs, Gulf University of Science & Technology
Mr Abed Shamlawi – CEO, Information & Communications Technology Association, Jordan

The Summit

Under the Official Patronage of

The Hashemite
Kingdom of Jordan
of Education

Organising Partner

The Arab Education Summit is a landmark event bringing together captains of industry and government leaders to ensure the world-class delivery of education, science and technology across the Middle East and North Africa.

The Summit is organised under the patronage of the Jordanian Ministry of Education and with the support of the Jordanian government will ensure the participation of ministers, deputies and director generals from more than 15 countries.

The summit organisation by ArabBrains brings together the international expertise of The Brains Network with an outstanding track record in Africa and the Middle East, notably the recent Innovation Africa Summit that took place in Cape Town.

“It’s an excellent opportunity to meet all the stakeholders for the education market… I haven’t been to many conferences that are so well organised in terms of networking. I would certainly come again and recommend this conference to anybody else who is working in the education field.”
Martin Rist – Education Business Manager, Middle East & Africa, HP

The Arab Education Summit will be a highly productive and enjoyable event centred around pre-scheduled one-to-one meetings between companies, government ministries, educational institutions and civil society.

Pre-scheduled meetings

Like all events under The Brains Network it is the pre-scheduled face-to-face meetings that make participation essential and offer maximum return on the valuable time of our international delegates and partners.  The summit will include over 35 hosted roundtables. Prior to the start of the event all industry partners and delegates will have access to our online scheduling system to personally choose their preferred meetings and create their own agenda for the event.

With the full support and patronage of the Government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan we will be ensuring the participation of the following groups who will make up the hosted roundtables.

Ministries of Education, Higher Education and Science & Technology from:

  • Jordan
  • Algeria
  • Bahrain
  • Egypt
  • Iraq
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Oman
  • Palestine
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Sudan
  • Tunisia
  • United Arab Emirates

The above countries will also be represented by the vice-chancellors and faculty heads from their leading universities and institutes for technology. Roundtables will also include the boards of education from each country.

Civil society leaders will be in attendance on behalf of:

  • United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)
  • Arab League Educational, Cultural & Scientific Organisation (ALESCO)
  • Islamic Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organisation (ISESCO)

Summit Format

  • Keynote ministerial presentations and panel discussions from thought leaders for education, ICT, science & technology. Special session chairs will be appointed from the summits leading industry partners.
  • Pre-scheduled one-to-one meetings between industry and key participants represented by government ministries, universities, boards of education, institutes of technology and civil society.
  • Corporate presentation and meeting areas for companies to demonstrate their leading products and innovations.

Summit Partnerships

With a unique opportunity to meet and engage with so many decision makers under roof at the same time, we strongly recommend your participation with a corporate delegation to maximise the number of pre-scheduled one-to-one meetings and benefit from our impressive range of branding opportunities

  • Showcase your latest products and innovative technologies with your own corporate display and meeting area.
  • Summit partners receive preferential scheduling of their meetings .
  • Corporate identity and branding throughout the summit venue and on the ArabBrains electronic media.
  • Logos and branding on the printed agenda and a corporate profile within the main summit brochure.
  • Lead partners will have an exclusive opportunity to chair one of the main discussion panels during the mornings.
  • A personal copy of the confidential delegate list with email and telephone contact details of participating officials.