Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, and President of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU)


Previous Sponsors


Dubai is one of the fastest growing cities in today’s world, making the provision of high quality infrastructure facilities absolutely imperative. With that in mind, as well as the high priority allocated by the government of Dubai to the provision of an advanced transport network for the people of Dubai, RTA endeavours to improve the public transport facilities and develop roads across the emirate to make travel safer and smoother.

Official Carrier
Khalifa fund

Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development (KFED) was established in 2007 as an independent, non-profit Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Socio-Economic Development agency of the Government of Abu Dhabi, to support and develop local enterprises in the UAE. Since inception, the Fund has empowered Emirati entrepreneurs by creating the right business environment for small and medium enterprises and encouraging a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship among the youth. Khalifa Fund delivers a range of integrated and comprehensive programmes aimed at fulfilling the requirements of local entrepreneurs seeking to establish or expand their businesses.


A cutting-edge online video marketplace for e-learning and professional people development throughout the Middle East and Africa. Offering video courses and motivational/informative talks in Arabic and English. Curating top-rated training programs of expert-created content and guided curriculum with interactive delivery

Moscow Global Forum

Each year the Moscow Global Forum “City for Education” brings together scientists and businessmen, teachers and parents, school children and students – all who are interested in modern education, unique practices, and the latest educational technology.

Strategic sponsor
Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Distinguished Academic Performance

An organization that focuses on improving the quality of the educational system through positive cooperation and competition with the hope that our educational outcome would be recognized among the advanced categories in the world.

Hamdan Award recently added two other main goals to support its objectives in creating worldwide recognition in terms of Creativity and Giftedness, through establishing two centers “Fab lab UAE” and “Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Centre for Giftedness and Creativity”.

For more info. visit the Award’s website on: ha.ae

Keynote sponsor
Dubai Electricity And Water Authority (DEWA)

Dubai Electricity And Water Authority (DEWA) was founded in 1992 with the objective of making available to the people of Dubai an adequate and reliable supply of electricity and water. Dubai Electricity And Water Authority (DEWA) delivers water & electricity services with a workforce of about 7696 employees who constantly endeavour to see that both the quantity and quality of services provided are of the highest standards in consistency and reliability.

Eaulier Convalescent Hospital

Eaulier Convalescent Hospital is established in 2013, located in the beautiful seashore of Dalian China, Inside of a national AAAAA Scenic park which also elected as 40 best scenery Of China by CNN tv network. The hospital is the first convalescent hospital owned and managed by Hong Kong’s
Management group. It is specialized in treatments of brain diseases that are incurable by nowadays medicine.

Official Carrier

A global connector of people and places, has received more than 500 international awards and accolades for excellence, including Skytrax’s ‘World’s Best Airline 2016’. With a fleet of over 250 fuel-efficient and wide-body aircraft, the multi-award winning airline flies to 154 destinations in 83 countries. In 2016, Emirates launched a host of exciting new routes including: Cebu and Clark in the Philippines, Yinchuan and Zhengzhou in China, Yangon in Myanmar, Hanoi in Vietnam, Fort Lauderdale in the US and cargo-only destination Phnom Penh in Cambodia. Destinations announced for 2017 include Zaghreb in Croatia and a daily service to Newark in the United States via Athens.  The airline is the world’s largest operator of the Airbus A380 with 89 A380 aircraft in service. The airline’s innovations on the double-decker include an Onboard Shower Spa for First Class passengers and an Onboard Lounge in First and Business Class.  Emirates is also the industry’s largest operator of Boeing 777s with more than 160 in the fleet. Currently, 224 aircraft worth US$112 billion are in the order books.

Media Partners
Dubai Media Incorporated (DMI)

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.


Araanews is a private media organization operates under license from the National Media Council Economic Department in Dubai and Ajman, it has been declared institution in 04/2013 and is working as an office press service, offering several media services in the field of monitoring and text messages, and has a media arm specializing in e-marketing and advertising design.


Alroeya Newspaper was founded on the vision that professionalism is the key to success in the fast-developing media landscape in UAE and the region alike, and from a deep conviction that any media-related project must bring knowledge to the reader and be a positive influence in society – one that implements the highest standards in both form and content. Since its inception in Dec.02,2012 Alroeya always aspires to meet the reader’s need for a professional, credible and independent publication that tackles and appreciates the issues relevant to their lives. At the time, the newspaper was also aware of the telecom revolution sweeping across the nation, which greatly transformed the media industry.


Edarabia.com is the Middle East’s #1 Education Guide; helping students, parents and educators compare and select the best institutions. Launched in 2005 (formerly IQEA.org), Edarabia has become a trusted source in the field of education. Visitors to the site can follow the latest industry news, upcoming events, job listings, research studies, compare college ratings and add reviews.

Business Islamica

When launched in November 2006, Business Islamica was the first monthly magazine of its kind in the Middle East, specifically covering all aspects of Islamic business and finance both regionally and internationally. Our editorial covers interviews with key industry leaders, case studies, and features on a wide range of topics such as; Islamic Banking, Wealth Management, Takaful (Islamic Insurance), Islamic investment among others..

Saneou Al Hadath

Saneou Al Hadath is a unique monthly Arabic business magazine, addressing middle- and top-level managers in the Middle East interested in daily business issues. Offering a lively look at the entrepreneurs who have helped build empires, Saneou Al Hadath connects the business and human aspects of commerce and helps business relationships and recognise the achievements of companies. Explaining the economy in a unique, clear and simple way has become its trademark. For the fifth consecutive year, Saneou Al Hadath has been ranked as the No.1 magazine in its category by Ipsos-Stat.


Trends is the leading magazine on Arab affairs in the MENA region. The magazine provides business leaders with critical insight and indepth analysis of issues and developments in the Middle East, while forming opinions on business, social, political and economic matters. Delivering sterling information and analysis on the region for more than 15 years, Trends has established itself as the premier source for Arab affairs.

AbuDhabi Environment Network

AbuDhabi Environment Network, Non-Profit Developmental Media Project, with gnostic outstanding content in the field of sustainable development. The Network is a Website and pages on the social networking channels, Facebook ; Twitter … It is an initiative, socially responsible owned by Naya Group for Excellence FZ LLC. As a private national company with limited liability, officially registered in the Free Media Zone Authority at AbuDhabi. “AbuDhabi Environment”  Team works to promote the Arab media identity from the position of social responsibility towards the biosphere in which we live. The Network also contributes in spreading the culture of leadership and organizational excellence and social responsibility, sustainability and green applications by providing best practices for human growth and improves the quality of life, and the fulfillment of us to Abu Dhabi and the UAE leadership and people promise and covenant.

AlOula 107.4

AlOula 107.4 was launched as the first radio station portraying UAE’s heritage, expressing beliefs where heritage is the largest vessel that embraces the past, establishes the present and lays out the future. As the first and unique heritage Radio station of its kind reinforcing national identity, and citizenship values among the new generation, Al Oula has come a long way in pioneering the way it tackles programs and ideas that are contemporary and appealing to all demographics of the UAE community. Bound by the spirit of heritage, all presenters are improvised and a mix of younger and older generations which gives AlOula it’s distinguished identity and flavor.

Al Bayan

Al Bayan Newspaper is one of the leading Arab and Khaleeji newspapers, characterized by credibility and transparency in monitoring the events and news of interest to the Arab world, through a network of correspondents and editors who seek the truth and bring a definite credibility to their news coverage. Since its inception in May 10, 1980, the Al Bayan Newspaper has been distinct from other local and Arabic newspapers in its news coverage and interest in local and Arab affairs, and was able to establish a good reputation and wide distribution.


MEDIA HUB INTERNATIONAL, DUBAI was established 20 years ago as a publishing house and a  leading media company in reaching consumers in today’s massive and diverse market, as we have been involved in more than 85 Arabic and English publications and have supervised and incepted more than 30 websites and digital platforms. Specializes in developing creative solutions that translate clients’ brands and consumers. With years of experience and a diverse portfolio of clients, we are considered as an experts in developing advertising solutions for businesses and a pioneer for marketing Malaysia, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan in GCC. Invests in research and deliver solutions that contribute to the bottom line in the short term while enhancing the brand identity of the companies we work with over the long term. In summary, our mission is to deliver marketing strategies that create significant market leadership for our clients. Specializes in connecting the dots as to produce a comprehensive vivid picture on what would be the most efficient route to connect with prospects ensuring maximum reach and exposure, where we believe in taking creative initiatives. offers distinct services and solutions that are more comprehensive as Our philosophy is rooted in our deep understanding of the Arabian consumer behavior, and we consider it our vantage point towards connecting South-East Asia in general, and Malaysia in particular to the entire Middle-East.

Aswaq Magazine

Aswaq Magazine is the first Arabic Magazine born in Malaysia, which is rightly considered as the first professional Arabic magazine specialized in business and cultural fields and aims to be as connecting point between Malaysia and the Arab Countries, in various fields, such as business and cultural fields, to give the traders and the businessmen the chance to present their companies and to promote their products in one of the most important commercial business centre in the Middle East at Dubai and at the most important commercial centre in the Southeast Asia and its a comprehensive magazine, it draws the entire aspects of the cultural dimensions of the Malaysian and Arab nations, it also covers the activities of the tourism, airlines and travel agents, business, healthcare, education fields, and other activities of the local citizens and communities in Malaysia and Arab Countries.  Aswaq Magazine will give you the chance to reach the huge consuming markets where you can get new clients in the Gulf & Middle East Countries, as Aswaq Press Magazine is designed and distributed in Malaysia and GCC. Aswaq Magazine presents various services such as Commercial advertisements, promotional campaigns, audio, TV and printed advertisements, organizing international exhibitions, conferences and scientific workshops. Besides that it also provides you with business and information services, translations, studies and researches, elegant tourism services.Our mission is creating the business at all levels between Malaysia and the Arab world .


Wamda is a platform of integrated programs that aims to accelerate entrepreneurship ecosystems throughout the MENA region. Its core focus includes media, community development, research and corporate and government advisory services. In the past few years, Wamda has become the leading grassroots community and knowledge platform for entrepreneurs and supporting stakeholders.

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