Sponsors and Partners


Main Sponsor


Emirates Auction

Emirates Auction L.L.C. is a leading UAE-based auction company in the Middle East. Founded in 2004, the company specializes in automobiles, vehicle license plates, real estate and properties, asset liquidation, VIP mobile numbers, jewelry, time-sensitive items, and heavy machinery, plant and construction equipments.

Emirates Auction has achieved numerous milestones in a short span of time since its establishment, breaking seven (7) Guinness World Records along the way and giving its clients from the government and private sectors higher returns for their actionable items and unrivaled customer service.

Visit Website: www.emiratesauction.com/en/



Strategic Sponsors


Port Customs and Freezone Corporation

Port, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) is a Government of Dubai corporation which unifies and consolidates the role of its constituent subsidiaries and entities. Officially established in 2001, the entities under the PCFC umbrella include some of the longest serving and commercially successful government departments. Over time, these entities have grown in number and diversity, ranging from Dubai Customs, major ports such as Port Rashid and Jebel Ali, and to the far-reaching PCFC Investments and Hotels. PCFC now employs more than 3,600 employees across all its entities within the Emirate of Dubai, providing services to traders, companies and households in more than a dozen locations. In 2015, PCFC had processed more than AED 800 billion of direct foreign trade in import, export and re-export categories. This success has in large been due to the innovative use of technology that sits at the heart of every PCFC business. Technologies such as Dubai Customs’ smart electronic Customs declaration system – Mirsal, which has not only developed into one of the most modern high-tech customs platforms but has also been integrated with the Dubai trading facilitation platform. Mission To sustainably facilitate Dubai as the world’s leading trade, logistics and commercial hub. Vision To architect, incubate and facilitate the advancement of legitimate trade and logistics in Dubai.

Visit Website: www.pcfc.ae/en


Supporting Partners


DACUM for Consultancy & Training

DACUM for Consultancy & Training, established in Kuwait 2007 and spread out its efforts in the Gulf and ME area, is a company that has a base for its work stemmed from the so called DACUM methodology and technique originated at Ohio State University in the US, modified by Humber College in Toronto Canada, and adapted at several educational and vocational institutes at Kuwait, Jordon, and Saudi Arabia.

The word DACUM in fact stands for: Design A CurriculUM and it is a very powerful technique used to link and designed or newly developed curriculum with the need of the market, the life requirements, and the overall national goals of the country it is being applied in.

Based on what we are providing as a world-class training and consultation, in line with the global academic standard, DACUM for Consultancy & Training, has been granted several accreditation status by different international bodies after a thorough, stringent, and in-depth evaluation of the institution’s consulting and training standards and practices. (See Appendix A for details).

Moreover, DACUM in providing similar service (Curricula reform or review) to number of educational bodies and institutions in the area, used to do so by: bringing a world-class mix of global and regional professionals, providing an in-depth understanding of the reform opportunity under consideration, and proposes an integrated approach for engaging all the stakeholders involved in the project at hand.(Example of such similar work was introduced to Kuwaiti Supreme Education Council, Public Authority for Applied Education & Training in Kuwait, and several special schools in Abu Dhabi – See appendix A for reference and contact).

As far as the curriculum design and development is concerned (the point of consideration in this project) DACUM went through several experiences in the Gulf such as building instrument to design the so called: Values-Based Curriculum for certain private entities in Kuwait.

Above all, through the experience of its technical and management team DACUM expanded its work to the area of ROI (Return on Investment) in Teaching, Learning, and Training by establishing an affiliation with ROI Institutes in USA. The firm in based on its founder experience (Dr. Ahmad Bozobar) in the Consulting & Training Industry (more than 25 years) prior to the formal establishment of DACUM, as well as his academic specialization in the area of Curriculum & Instruction from Oregon State University in the US.

Visit Website: http://dacum-kw.com/


Saudi Governance Center

Saudi Governance Center is the first specialized consultative center in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It provides a wide set of consultative services to companies, establishments and government commissions in the filed of governance and its applications.

The Center seeks in collaboration with its partners to provide distinctive services to its customers to assist them to realize the highest standards of conformity and governance in harmony with the regulations of the Kingdom such as “Companies Governance Regulation and Family Companies Governance Regulation” to realize tangible in the daily transactions. The Center’s success in providing this type of services relies on the accumulative experiences and the qualified experiences of the Center the thing that gave it competitiveness advantage. Through providing it services the Center commits itself to provide the highest standards of quality in addition to the complete confidentiality and the authenticity of positive results.

Through the various services of training, consultancies and customer services provided to companies, establishments and government commissions, the Center designed its services to suit the needs of its customers by quality and insistence to realize the best results.

The Center cares for social responsibility and for those it serves to the maximum as it undertakes to spread governance culture through several activities such as symposia, periodical reports and researches. All these are examples of the Center efforts to develop and to increase the application of governance standards and to reinforce this development by participants.

Visit Website: http://governance.sa/


Key Media Partners


Dubai Media Inc

Dubai Media Incorporated (DMI) achieved through its multiple media channels (press, radio and TV) remarkable success and prestigious status on the level of media in the Arab world and reached a maximum number of viewers regionally and internationally owing to its creative, meaningful and relevant content, that always strives to embody the spirit of originality and modernity.

Through a clear vision that focuses on innovation and quality, and working in line with the strategic objectives of the government of Dubai, DMI seeks to create an archive of distinctive Arabic media resources that represent creative and meaningful television content, while respecting social, cultural, and family values in the UAE.

With the breakthroughs achieved by DMI and its splendid success story, DMI took on the responsibility of encouraging creativity through the continuous development of new media services that paralleled relevant developments in the UAE, and inculcate a culture of working in a dynamic media environment among its employees, and the media framework of the UAE in general, based on a clear study. DMI is committed to create a new Emirati media generation able to depict, portray and demonstrate the image of Dubai and the UAE, thereby contributing to the formulation of a new media concept.

Visit Website: http://www.dmi.gov.ae/Default.asp?lang=en


Excellence partner


European Quality Foundation in the Middle East

EFQM, the European Foundation for Quality Management, is a not for profit membership foundation with over 20 years’ experience of supporting over 50,000 organisations throughout Europe and beyond. EFQM was originally founded in 1988 to bring together organisations for sustainable excellence, building a network of members comprising private and public organisations of every size and sector from around the world.

EFQM is the custodian of the EFQM Excellence Model, a non-prescriptive framework created by a team of experts from industry and academia that can be used to gain a holistic view of any organisation, regardless of size, sector or maturity. Since its inception, the EFQM Excellence Model has been a blueprint for EFQM members and organisations across and beyond Europe to develop a culture of excellence, drive innovation, and improve results.

Visit Website: http://www.efqm.org/


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