Main Event – 16th Sept 2019

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Mon 16th Sept

Official Opening Ceremony – Under the Patronage of the Guest of Honour His Highness Sayyid Haitham bin Tareq al Said Minister of Heritage & Culture
Speech by:
HE Dr Rawya bint Saud Al Busaidi, Minister of Higher Education, Oman

Driving Innovation in Higher Education
Chair: Peter Harden, Managing Director, York Press
HE Dr Rawya bint Saud Al Busaidi, Minister of Higher Education, Oman
HE Prof Dr Khaled Abdul-Ghaffar, Minister of Higher Education & Scientific Research, Egypt
HE Sidi Wild Salim, Minister of Higher Education, Research, ICTs & Media, Mauritania
HE Mohammed Rherras, Secretary of State, Ministry of National Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education & Scientific Research, Morocco

HE Prof Dr Mohamed Ould Amar, Director General, Arab League Educational, Cultural & Scientific Organisation

Investing in Technological Education & Digital Skills for Regional Entrepreneurship
Chair: Jenna PipchukGlobal Executive Vice PresidentSMART Technologies
Opening Comments: Rudolf Rogg, Head of Near & Middle East, German Agency for International Cooperation
HE Dada Moussa Belkhir, Minister of Training & Vocational Education, Algeria
HE Mohamed Yatim, Minister of Employment & Vocational Integration, Morocco
HE Moustapha Mohamed Mahamoud, Minister of National Education & Professional Training, Djibouti
HE Dr Muna Bint Salim Al-Jardania, Undersecretary for Technological Education & Vocational Training, Ministry of Manpower, Oman

ICTs for Delivering the 4th Industrial Revolution in MENA Region
Chair: Samy Ahmed Al Ghassany, Chief Operating Officer, Omantel
Opening Comments: Slaheddine Maaref, Senior Advisor, Arab Regional Office, ITU
HE Eng Jamil Mousa Suleiman Al-Zagharneh, Deputy Minister for Telecommunications & IT, Palestine
Dr Salim Sultan Al Ruzaiqi, CEO, Information Technology Authority, Oman
Nasser Daoud, Director of Information Systems, Ministry of Education & Higher Education, Qatar
Dr Mohamed Jemni, Director for ICT, Arab League Educational, Cultural & Scientific Organisation