Summit Introduction

Innovation UAE will incorporate the Arab Innovation Summit, to be held under the patronage of the Government of the UAE, hosted by Education Minister H.E. Hussain Al Hammadi.

The summit is aimed at demonstrating the importance of innovation in education and the skills development of young people.

“It was a very good summit. Better than the traditional conference and most of all these networking capabilities in the afternoon that enable us to connect with many governments.”
Andrea Emiliani – Business Development Academia, IBM Middle East

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Summit Introduction

Innovation UAE will incorporate the Arab Innovation Summit, to be held under the patronage of the Government of the UAE, hosted by Education Minister H.E. Hussain Al Hammadi.

The summit is aimed at demonstrating the importance of innovation in education and the skills development of young people.

“It was a very good summit. Better than the traditional conference and most of all these networking capabilities in the afternoon that enable us to connect with many governments.”
Andrea Emiliani – Business Development Academia, IBM Middle East

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This landmark event will bring together ministers and senior officials for education, higher education, science and ICT from all participating countries of the Middle East & North Africa. H.E. Hussain Al Hammadi will be personally inviting ministers from across the region in coordination with summit organisers, ArabBrains.

Key stakeholders participating in the summit will also include leading regional universities and a consortium of private schools.

This landmark event will bring together ministers and senior officials for education, higher education, science and ICT from all participating countries of the Middle East & North Africa. H.E. Hussain Al Hammadi will be personally inviting ministers from across the region in coordination with summit organisers, ArabBrains.

Key stakeholders participating in the summit will also include leading regional universities and a consortium of private schools.

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ArabBrains continues this highly productive series of meetings-based summits with our unmatched track record in bringing government ministers and officials to join industry leaders in one-to-one meetings.

“The summit highlights have really been the calibre of the ministers who have attended, the calibre of representatives from each country – and some outstanding meetings. I really like the innovative roundtable discussions.”
Simon Higgins – MENA Manager, Cambridge International Examinations

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ArabBrains continues this highly productive series of meetings-based summits with our unmatched track record in bringing government ministers and officials to join industry leaders in one-to-one meetings.

“The summit highlights have really been the calibre of the ministers who have attended, the calibre of representatives from each country – and some outstanding meetings. I really like the innovative roundtable discussions.”
Simon Higgins – MENA Manager, Cambridge International Examinations

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Pre-scheduled Meetings

Pre-scheduled Meetings


The centrepiece of events organised by ArabBrains are the pre-scheduled meetings that allow industry partners and delegates to maximise return on their time at the summit. Prior to the start of the event, participants will receive a username and password giving access to our bespoke online scheduling system. You choose your meetings and create your own agenda for the afternoons. The number of meetings allocated is based on your chosen level of partnership.

“There have been many highlights, the most important for me were the contacts, very good contacts.
I’m sure we will be able to generate some good business. I will be participating in the next one for sure.”

Giovanni Ragusa – Regional Manager, Corel Corporation


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“Visionary people were present here at the summit. Stakeholders and decision makers from ministers to CEOs.
The main highlights are the commitment from everyone towards developing education across the Arab region.”

Shadi Hannoush – Corporate Director, Lenovo



Summit Format

Day One of the summit will start with a special government breakfast hosted by the UAE ministry of education to welcome all ministers and officials from participating countries. The day will continue with key technology and innovation presentations by industry leaders and close with an informal evening reception.

Day Two & Day Three of the summit constitute the main content of the Innovation Summit. Both days are split into morning panel sessions, a networking lunch and two full afternoons dedicated to pre-scheduled meetings. Day Two will close with a gala dinner for all delegates. The value of the summit is enhanced by the enjoyable networking occasions that include an evening welcome reception and a gala dinner.


Key discussions will tackle

  • Innovation in education to develop the next generation of entrepreneurs
  • ICT for education including electronic and mobile learning
  • Curriculum development and teacher training
  • Developing vocational skills in young people for industry & government
  • Reforming higher education and university research
  • Investment in innovation incubators
  • Promoting Arab science and technological research
  • Leveraging connectivity and the communications infrastructure
  • Early learning and education for special needs
  • Technology Innovation Hubs, Digital Media & the Knowledge Economy

“I would recommend to all companies who want to do business here in the Arabic countries.
The opportunity to meet 
ministers and their teams is very powerful for us.”
Dr Ildikó Török – Business Development Director, Mozaik Education

Our Partners


Official Ministerial Invitations
HE Hussain Al Hammadi has invited the following ministers to participate with senior delegations:


ALGERIA

HE Dr Nouria Benghebrit, National Education
HE Mohamed Mebarki, Higher Education & Scientific Research

BAHRAIN

HE Dr Majid bin Ali Al-Nuaimi, Education

EGYPT

HE Dr Muheb Mahmood Al Rafa’I, Education
HE El-Sayed Abdel-Khalek, Higher Education
HE Dr Mohammed Ahmed Yusuf, Technical Education & Training
HE Dr Sherif Hammad, Scientific Research
HE Eng Khalid Ali Najm, ICT

IRAQ

HE Dr Mohammed Mahmood Iqbal, Education
HE Dr Hussein Al-Shahristani, Higher Education
HE Eng Faris Yousif Jajou, Science & Technology
HE Pishtiwan Sadiq, Education, KRG
HE Dr Yousif M Goran, Higher Education, KRG

JORDAN

HE Prof Mohammed Thneibat, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education
HE Prof Labib Khadra, Higher Education & Scientific Research
HE Majd Shweikeh, ICT

KUWAIT

HE Dr Bader Hamad Al-Essa, Education & Higher Education

LEBANON

HE Elias Bou Saab, Education & Higher Education

LIBYA

Dr Fathi Ali, Education


MOROCCO

HE Dr Rachid Belmokhtar, Education & Vocational Training
HE Dr Lahcen Daoudi, Higher Education & ScientificResearch
HE Dr Abdeslam Seddiki, Employment & Social Affairs

OMAN

HE Dr Madiha bint Ahmed Al Shibaniyah, Education
HE Dr Rawya Bint Saud Al-Busaidi, Higher Education

PALESTINE

HE Dr Khawla Shakhshir, Education
HE Dr Allam Moussa, Telecommunications & IT

QATAR

HE Dr Mohammed Abdul Wahed Al-Hammadi, Education
HE Dr Hessa Al-Jaber, ICT

SAUDI ARABIA

HE Azzam bin Mohammed Al-Dakhil, Education
HE Ahmad bin Mohammad Al Saif, Deputy Higher Education
HE Nora Al-Faiz, Vice Minister of Education (Girls)
HE Mohammad Al-Suwaiyel, Telecommunications

SUDAN

HE Souad Abelrazig M Seed, Education

TUNISIA

HE Neji Jalloul, Education
HE Chiheb Bouden, Higher Education & Scientific Research
HE Noomane Fehri, Communications & Digital Economy
HE Zied Ladhari, Employment & Vocational Training

YEMEN

HE Abdulateef Haidar, Education
HE Dr Muhammad bin Muhammad Yahya Mutahar, Higher Education & Scientific Research
HE Prof Abdulrazzak Al-Ashwal, Technical Education & Vocational Training


“I think for HP it’s been fantastic just to see the number of government ministers, ministries and
universities participating and coming together. I think the participation has been very successful.”

Sandra Hava – HP Middle East

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