About Annual Congress
The 2014 Congress of Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and President of HBMeU, with the theme “leading transformation to sustainable excellence”.
The adverse impact of the recent global economic crisis on for-profit businesses and its resulting ramifications for the non-for-profit public and third sectors in the West have paved the way for the (Middle) East to play a part in shaping the economic, social and governance systems of the future. To facilitate this shift, make most of its formidable assets (e.g. energy, high youth ratio) and reflect the new direction, governments and businesses of the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region have made concerted efforts to embrace the idea of sustainable transformation of the whole society.
Sustainable excellence in organizational and societal transformation of the MENA region necessitates sustainable policies and practices. The Key Lynchpin and proven strategy for designing effective policies and ascending to the next level of development at global level connotes the notion of ‘excellence in quality’ with regard to tangible manufacturing products, and intangible education, environment and human well-being services.
Excellence must be resilient and sustainable, maintaining and sustaining excellence is a lot more challenging than achieving it. This congress will shed light into techniques and practices that will help organizations in their quest to attain and sustain leading positions.
The 2014 HBMeU Congress offers a valuable platform for academics and practitioners to explore a rich set of individual, organisational and contextual forces that are believed to not only promote sustainability in the MENA region (in terms of quality, health & environment, and education), but also and more importantly, aid the region to gain the respect and international recognition it deserves. The Congress features three scientific conferences under its umbrella:
- 7th Quality in the Middle East Conference: Towards a Sustainable Excellence: Leading a Successful Transformation
- 6th e-Learning Excellence Conference in the Middle East: Leadership, design and technology for XXIst century learning
- 5th Health & Environment in the Middle East Conference: Transformation for better healthcare and environment
The three days Congress feature a comprehensive program where distinguished speakers from international organizations, governmental and private health/environmental institutions, scholars and researchers and related industry leaders will address best practices and key elements required for initiating, leading and implementing transformation to sustainable excellence, throughout plenary and concurrent sessions, poster session and post congress workshops.
The Congress will also feature many other activities including policy and strategy round tables, research awards, the annual Virtual Executive Club (VEC) event, hands-on post-congress workshops and many formal and informal networking opportunities including an exclusive gala dinner, bringing together researchers, industry leaders and supporters of e-Learning, Quality, Healthcare, Environment and Water Resources; representatives from international organisations, local and regional government entities and the corporate sectors and NGOs to discuss and address the challenges to the dynamics of transformation to excellence in the three areas.
The Congress also provides organizations prospects of showcasing their products and technologies through the Annual Congress Exhibition. Furthermore, it offers the opportunity for organizations to be directly involved by means of sponsorship or partnership by taking advantage of the various sponsorship and partnership packages.
For further and complete information on the event, please visit http://congress.hbmeu.ac.ae.