Thursday 18th May 2017 (PHOTOS)

08:15 08:45 Arrival Refreshment and Registration
09:00   10:20 Session 5: Keynote Speakers
Chair: Chair: Prof. BAKR AHMAD HASSAN, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Ahlia University, Kingdom of Bahrain
Rapporteur: Prof. ELSADIG MUSA AHMED, Professor of Economics and Chair Center for Globalization and Sustainable Research, Multimedia University, Malaysia

  1. Graduate employability in a changing world (VIDEO)
    Professor of Work and Employment, University of Stirling
    Former Director, Employment Research Institute
    Stirling, United Kingdom
  2. The role of KM in achieving efficiency, effectiveness and value for Money in the Public Sector (VIDEO)
    Prof. JOHN ADAMS
    Department of Economics
    British University in Egypt
    Cairo, Egypt
  3. Personalized medicine is the future sustainable knowledge for human wellbeing (VIDEO)
    Professor and Chairman, Department of Molecular Medicine, CMMS, Arabian Gulf University
    Consultant Neurologist,  King Abdulla Medical City
    Director, Princess Al-Jawhara Center for  Molecular Medicine, Genetics and Inherited Disorders
    Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
10:20 10:45 Tea/Coffee Break
10:45  11:45 Session 6: Culture, gender and management
Chair: Prof. AMER AL-ROUBAIE, Advisor Capacity Building and Academic Collaboration, Ahlia University, Kingdom of Bahrain
Rapporteur: Dr. EMAN MOHAMMD SALEH, Deputy Dean for Studies, Development & Community Service, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  1. (هِجْرَةُ العُلَمَاءِ وَتَهْجِيرُ العِلْمِ) The migration of scholars and displacement of knowledge (VIDEO)
    Consultant and Development Specialist
    Member of the Regional Social Responsibility Network
    Al-Khobar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  2. (العَقْلُ بَينَ الإِنْمَاءِ المَنْشُودِ، وَالإِفْسَادِ المَرْدُودِ) The MIND: progressive development versus prohibited ideology (VIDEO)
    Associate Professor
    College of Arts
    Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University
    Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
11:45  12:00      Tea/Coffee Break/Pray
12:00   13:20 Session 7: Finance and entrepreneurship development
Chair: Prof. ABDELGADIR WARSAMA GHALIB, Legal Counsel & Professor of Law, Kingdom of Bahrain
Rapporteur: HASAN GHURA, Box Hill College, Kuwait
  1. Towards a theoretical framework between opportunity entrepreneurship, institutions and economic development (VIDEO)
    HASAN GHURA, Box Hill College, Kuwait
    Dr. XIAOQING LI, Brunel University, United Kingdom
  2. Entrepreneurship education and training: a gateway towards a knowledge-based and diversified economy in Qatar (VIDEO)
    Dr. YAGOUB ALI GHANGI, Ahmed Bin Mohamed Military College, Qatar
  3. Apprenticeships: start today and be your own boss (VIDEO)
    ALMOIZE AHMED, AA Accountancy, United Kingdom
  4. Why most of small startup businesses fail with 3 years in Saudi Arabia (VIDEO)
    MOTAZ ABDULRAHMAN ALSOLAIM, University of Brighton, United Kingdom
13:00 14:00 Lunch and Networking
14:00   15:00 Session 8: Digital divide and the knowledge-based economy
Chair: Dr. VÍCTOR HUGO MEDINA GARCÍA, Senior Lecturer, Distrital University, Colombia
Rapporteur: Dr. TILLAL ELDABI, Brunel University, United Kingdom
  1. Closing the digital divide: a path towards sustainable knowledge-based inclusive development 
    Prof. AMER AL-ROUBAIE, Ahlia University, Kingdom of Bahrain
  2. Sustainable growth and development: why do digital disruptions matter?
    Dr. MOAZZEM HOSSAIN, Griffith University, Australia
    MOHAMMAD SAMSUL HOQUE, Government of Bangladesh, Bangladesh
  3. FDI inflows spillover effect implications on the Asian-Pacific’s catching up process
    Prof. ELSADIG MUSA AHMED, Multimedia University, Malaysia