25 & 26 April 2018 | 10am – 2pm & 4pm – 10pm

Benefits of visiting:
  • Explore latest developments in global certification
    programmes across industries
  • Meet and network with international thought leaders in professional development and certification
  • Identify the right certification programme to improve your skills and knowledge and advance your professional development
  • Evaluate the latest competing programmes and services you need to accelerate your career
  • Attend professional workshops and earn
    international certifications
  • Cutting-edge conference programme hosting senior government officials and certification experts who will
    speak on the industry’s latest and most crucial topics
  • Explore local policies regulating certifications
    and employment
  • Identify international best practices and how you can implement them in your business
  • Meet with global and international companies with leading best practices and learn from their experience in developing and implementing them
Who should attend:
  • HR and Talent management directors
  • Heads of government departments related to professional certificates and standards
  • Learning and Development directors
  • Saudisation and localisation specialists and directors
  • Heads of Training departments
  • Local professionals searching for skillset development
  • Businessmen and Investors
  • Universities and institute instructors
    interested in adapting educational outputs
    with work market requirements
  • Ministries and public sector senior personnel
  • Researchers in sustainable development and empowering national talents
  • Heads of various departments
Exhibitor profiles:
  • Government bodies in charge of local
    human capital development
  • Professional certification bodies
  • Certified training institutes and centres
  • E-education institutes and centres
  • Vocational training providers
  • HR and L&D management providers
  • Training equipment and solution providers
  • International and local universities
  • Professional development consultants
  • Online training providers and portals
Visitors’ geographical breakdown:


Saudi Arabia







Contact Ms. Amal Dimashki
Email amal.dimashki@peoplecert.org
Phone + 971 55 146 9741 

PeopleCert is a global leader in the assessment and certification of professional skills, partnering with multi-national organisations and government bodies to develop and deliver market leading exams. PeopleCert delivers exams in 200 countries, in 25 languages, through its state-of-the-art assessment technology, enabling professionals to reach their full potential and realise their life ambitions through learning.


Contact Mr. Javed Abbasi
Email javed@gisba.net
Phone + 966 56 971 6634

GISBA was established in 2006 in Bahrain under foreign investment program.  It has completed 12-year of successful operations. We are pleased to offer our services across three (3) continents having clients from Switzerland, UK, Greece, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, U.A.E, Nigeria and South Africa. Our most successful courses are conducted in UK. We are pleased to address the specific need of our corporate clients including Financial Institutions and Telecom. Our flagship services are the certifications related to Cyber-Security in English and Arabic along with our LMS solution for Cyber-Security Awareness. We have partnered with major companies to deliver internationally recognized IRCA Training & Certification of ISO 27001 Lead Auditor, ISO 20000 Lead Auditor and ISO 22301 Lead Auditor. The common courses which are offered by everyone like PMP, PRINCE2, Six Sigma, CISSP, TOGAF, ITIL Track and COBIT 5 are conducted regularly. We are also leaders in offering the latest courses like Cloud Security Certification, Data Science and Big Data Analytics (Machine Learning).  GISBA also offers Training Need Analysis (TNA) services to identify the training need of the organization. Our trainings are unique because of our strong consulting background. We share our practical experience with the participants.

The KPI Institute

Contact Mr. Cosmin Chindris
Email cosmin.chindris@kpiinstitute.com
Phone + 40 740 963 913

The KPI Institute is a research institute specialized in business performance. It operates research programs in 12 practice domains, ranging from strategy and KPIs to employee performance and from customer service to innovation performance. Insights are disseminated through a variety of publications, subscriptions services and through a knowledge platform available to registered members. Support in deploying these insights in practice is offered globally through training and advisory services. The KPI Institute is considered today the global authority on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) research and education. It developed the first KPI Management Framework and operates www.smartKPIs.com, the result of the research program dedicated to documenting and cataloguing how KPIs are used in practice, an online portal containing the largest collection of documented KPI examples. It is also committed to building powerful products, delivering exceptional services, providing best practice resources and growing a vibrant user community.

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)

Contact Mr. Yasir Elkabbany
Email yelkabbany@comptia.org
Phone + 20 111 660 4449

CompTIA (Computing Technology Industry Association) a global US headquartered non-profit IT trade association and creator of globally recognised vendor neutral IT certifications. CompTIA certifications help individuals advance their careers, whether they are starting out on their career pathway or are experts in their field CompTIA has a portfolio of certifications to choose from. For over 20 years CompTIA has worked with the IT industry to develop standards which benchmark the core competencies required in the workplace. These internationally recognised skills are required by employers for their technology teams across a multitude of sectors. CompTIA certifications are designed around job roles rather than technology, and demonstrate to employers that candidates can do the job regardless of the hardware or software being used. To make training for CompTIA certification straightforward we are now able to offer professional training services. This service allows CompTIA to work with you on a unique programme to fit your needs.

IIBA Saudi Arabia Chapter

Contact Mr. Mansor Alsofi
Email alsofi.mansour@gmail.com
Phone + 966 560447025

International Institute of Business Analysis™ (IIBA®) is a non-profit professional association dedicated to the business analysis (BA) profession. IIBA Saudi Arabia is one of IIBA Chapters around the world, our vision is to lead the practice and sustain the development of business analysis in Saudi Arabia to Strengthen business analysis role in response to National Transformation and leverage business analysts professionalism and knowledge to meet one of the chapter’s main goals which is to create a multidirectional environment to share knowledge, experience, research, and thoughts.

PwC’s Academy Middle East

Contact Ms. Priyam Mahajan
Email priyam.mahajan@pwc.com
Phone + 971 56 520 4272

PwC’s Academy is the learning and education business of PwC. We are committed to supporting the sustainable growth of talent across the region. We operate across the Middle East and are part of a growing network of PwC Academies present in over 40 countries worldwide. At PwC, we have been developing our own people for over 100 years and our ability to recruit, retain and grow talent has made us one of the largest and most successful professional services firms in the world. It is this deep experience of developing young professionals right through to successful business leaders that is built into all PwC’s Academy programmes. We offer a variety of training courses, based on the best practices of PwC’s global network of firms and the individual experiences of our experts.

CIFA Arabia

Contact Mr. Hisham Elgendy
Email contact@cifaarabia.com
Phone + 966 541 823 089

The CIFA-Arabia is the exclusive representative of the Certified International Financial Accountant (“CIFA”) program in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Kingdom of Bahrain. CIFA-Arabia is a joint venture between a professional public accountant in the region and a firm specialized in representing international professional certification programs in the MENA region. CIFA-Arabia has a team of qualified professional trainers who can deliver advanced training programs in accounting, auditing. The CIFA is a global financial accounting credential, which is based on the International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”); the most commonly adopted accounting standards worldwide, including the GCC region. The IFRS is recently adopted by SOCPA in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Institute of Certified Business Consultants (“ICBC”) is an international professional organization chartered federally in the State of Delaware and Washington, USA. The Institute has global memberships.

Westford University College

Contact Mr. Hanil Das
Email hanil@westford.org.uk
Phone + 971 52 926 3000

Westford University College is an educational institution established in 2009 with an aim to provide highly reputed and advanced qualifications including degrees, diplomas, and various management courses to the aspiring learners in the Middle East and Asia. Westford University College has partnered with reputed universities like the University of Wolver Hampton, Cardiff Metropolitan University & Plymouth University in the UK. Our programs are flexible and customized to suit the needs of working professionals pursuing MBA. For more information on how your Westford University College can act as a catalyst in your career, kindly visit our website www.mywestford.com

Knowledge Train Limited

Contact Mr. Yassin Abbas
Email yassin@knowledgetrain.co.uk
Phone + 44 207 148 5985

Knowledge Train is a global project management training company. Since 2005, it has trained over 12,000 people to manage projects and helped them gain professional project management qualifications. Knowledge Train understands that project management is a strategic business function. It is committed to helping organizations realize a return on investment from their projects, and helping their staff gain professional project management qualifications. Based in London, its clients include many government and private sector organizations, including the Riyadh Municipality and the Saudi government. To further assist its Middle East clients, it recently launched the first PRINCE2 online course in the Arabic language. Its commitment to the Gulf region allows it to deliver accredited PRINCE2 training in Arabic to meet the needs of Arabic speakers.

Al-Khaleej Training and Education

Contact Ms. Hala Khaled Ayash
Email hala.khaled@newhorizons.com.sa
Phone +966 50 541 1374

AlKhaleej Training and Education is a leading provider of training and education solutions in Saudi Arabia and Middle East, with a highly qualified staff. It offers diversified solutions to all of its clients. Established in 1993, with over 4,500 employees and over 52,500 clients, the company has 80 training centres in Saudi Arabia, Five huge professional call centres (Outsourcing) and seven international schools. Training Centers offer solutions such as Computer training, English Language training, Management training, specialized Marine safety training, Online Virtual Training solutions outsourcing professional call centre services, and recruitment solutions.

The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA)

Contact Mr. Kevin Crilly
Email Kevin.Crilly@leeaint.com
Phone + 971 52 914 6205

With over 1000 members companies worldwide, LEEA (Lifting Equipment Engineers Association) is the leading representative body for the lifting industry. Established in 1944, the association provides a comprehensive range of training and accreditation services, as well as access to expert advice, authoritative publications and networking and marketing opportunities. Committed to raising standards of professionalism, companies seeking full membership of LEEA must first pass a rigorous technical audit. They are then subject to further periodic audits as long as they wish to remain members.  LEEA is also responsible for the industry-recognised Advanced Programme qualifications for the test and examination of lifting equipment. To support these exams, and help employers ensure that only appropriately skilled and experienced staff are permitted to work on lifting equipment, LEEA issues ‘TEAM’ identification cards to employees of member companies that have passed these exams. The card has recently been accredited by the CSCS, the leading skills certification scheme within the UK construction industry. As a result, it provides contractors and house builders with further assurance that the holder has the training and qualifications necessary to conduct thorough examinations of equipment such as cranes, hoists and slings, as required in the UK by LOLER (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations).

Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)

Contact Mr. Christopher Beaton
Email Christopher.Beaton@sqa.org.uk
Phone + 44 141 500 5972

The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) is an international leader in education and qualifications development. We offer internationally recognised qualifications and consultancy services to help governments and people realise their full potential. We have over 100 years’ experience in developing qualifications and qualifications systems and over 20 years’ experience working internationally in partnership with governments, colleges, universities, and industry. We are directly accountable to the Scottish government and sit at the heart of Scotland’s world renowned education system. We work in partnership with employers, colleges and government bodies internationally to provide high quality, flexible qualifications and assessments that are relevant to today’s increasingly competitive global marketplace. SQA’s qualifications are recognised on the Scottish (SCQF), rest of the United Kingdom (RQF) and the European (EQF) frameworks. To find out more, visit www.sqa.org.uk/international.

Cambridge Professional Academy

Contact Mr. Martin Hutchins
Email martin.hutchins@professionalacademy.com
Phone +44 1223 787787

The leading provider of CIM, ISMM, CMI and CAM Foundation qualifications, Professional Academy delivers high quality training in management and leadership, sales, marketing and digital marketing. Professional Academy was founded in 2002 by Martin Hutchins. After a decade working in learning and development, he saw the potential for a new kind of training company – flexible and people-focused, offering accredited qualifications grounded in a practical understanding of the challenges we face in the workplace. As a one-stop-shop, Professional Academy offers the complete package. From professionals looking to gain new qualifications to companies seeking in-house training, we provide custom- designed courses, exceptional trainers, one-to-one support and the most advanced online learning management system available.


Contact Mr. Rudolf Tegelaar
Email Rudolf.Tegelaar@Prometric.com
Phone + 971 504 566 347

Prometric is a trusted and market-leading provider of technology-enabled testing and assessment. Committed to a set of values that get the right test to the right location at the right time and to the right test taker, Prometric supports candidates worldwide who take more than 9 million tests each year. Through innovation, workflow automation and standardization, Prometric advances test development and delivery solutions that are better, faster and at less expense for its clients. Prometric delivers tests flexibly via the Web or by utilizing a robust network of more than 8,000 test centers in more than 160 countries and on behalf of more than 350 clients in the academic, financial, government, healthcare, professional, corporate and information technology markets. For more information, please visit www.prometric.com.


Contact Sara Al-Yafi
Email s.alyafi@coreach.co
Phone +966 54 113 3031 

coREACH is a local Coaching Firm and Platform applying holistic global solutions aimed at enabling a “WE” culture, and we are a teal organization and the first one to implement the Holacracy organizational system in Saudi Arabia. Through our services, we provide a different approach to thinking, communicating, working, and living, and we help businesses through providing solutions that develop their workforce at all levels, enhance their values, and give them the opportunity to grow their skills and boost their performance, while making a positive impact on individuals, teams, and the organization as a whole.

Innovation Training

Contact Mr. Essam Tantawy
Email essam@idit.sa
Phone + 966 556406670

Beyond technology-based programs, our educators are also trained to help you become top notch managers and leaders. At Innovation Training, we have designed programs and curriculums that will not only help you answer the call for technological excellence, but allow you to excel in areas that you may not have thought possible. We want to work with you to develop your skills and fine-tune your knowledge of this expansive digital universe in which we live and work. We want to give you the tools you need to become better administrators and thinkers. Taught by accredited experts, our courses have been thoughtfully designed by international professionals, talented individuals who keenly intuit the need for businesses to consistently better themselves. We focus on real-world training, not industry-laden jargon. We show you how to actually implement the skills and techniques that your learn, rather than just leaving you with vague concepts that mean absolutely nothing.

Human Resource Systems Group (HRSG)

Contact Mr. Emrah Eren
Email eeren@hrsg.ca
Phone + 1 613 614 6853

Human Resource Systems Group, Ltd. (HRSG) provides cutting-edge software and professional services. Since 1989, we have worked with a range of industries to define talent needs, address skill deficiencies, and improve individual and organizational performance. We are a recognized leader in the field of competency-based talent management, and our flagship software, CompetencyCore™, is used by organizations around the world, to integrate competencies across the talent management lifecycle. HRSG’s Testing and Assessment division works in partnership with our clients to establish regulatory standards and develop certification programs. We support development, delivery and maintenance of the entire program, to ensure that the certification and licensure programs we develop are valid, reliable, defensible and fair. For more information, please visit www.hrsg.ca

Bakkah Inc.

Contact Mr. Yasser AlOmari
Email yalomari@bakkah.net.sa
Phone +966 59 799 0099

Bakkah is a national consulting and training company formed by multinational professionals that have a wide experience in management consulting and professional training. We develop solutions tailored to our customers needs. Based on our knowledge, experience and best practices of several industries, we help organizations reach the best decisions to ensure accountability for project success, cost reduction and profit uplifts. Our experts with their sufficient skills enables us to provide solutions ranging from business strategy to the most functional and operative areas.

Saudi Energy Efficiency Center (SEEC)

Contact Mr. Feras Alharnadaa
Email falharnadaa@kacst.edu.sa
Phone + 966 54 212 7776

Objective: SEEC aims to unify and consolidate the efforts of governmental and non-governmental organizations in rationalizing their energy consumption and increasing their energy efficiency. Mission: To support the conservation of national energy resources and develop the national economy through rationalizing energy consumption and increasing energy efficiency in order to meet the national energy intensity target. Main Activities of SEEC:

Preparing a national energy efficiency plan to rationalize and increase the energy consumption and necessary plans.

Developing policies, rules and regulations that govern energy efficiency and support its implementation.

Supporting and coordinating the integration of related bodies’ efforts to raise energy efficiency.

Promoting energy efficiency awareness at public and institutional levels.

Participating, as needed, in the implementation of energy efficiency pilot projects.

Oakwood International

Contact Mr. Dennis O’Donnell
Email Dennis@oakwoodinternational.co.uk
Phone + 44 144 445 9500

Oakwood was formed just under 20 years ago and is now a well-established Management and HR Consultancy with offices in the UK and Dubai. We are involved in delivering a wide range of highly successful consultancy advice, training and development contracts in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Oman, The UAE and other GCC Countries. Oakwood specialises in the delivery of prestigious business qualifications:

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) at Levels 3, 5 and now Level 7 (Advanced Post Graduate Programmes in HR). 

The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) at Levels 4, 6 and Level 7 (Post Graduate Diploma) 

The Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) at Levels 3, 5 and 7 as well as at Levels 3 and 5 in Coaching & Mentoring.

The National Company for Training and Education (TETEC)

Contact Mr. Mustafa Alshanqeeti
Email mustafa.salem@tetec.com.sa
Phone + 966 92 000 0471 Ext – 106

TETEC is one of the largest private qualification awarding bodies in Saudi Arabia, that provides awarding and assessments for qualifications. TETEC works in partnership with a variety of organizations to deliver, develop and award qualifications. Some of the key partners include Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), Cambridge English Language Assessment, Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC).  TETEC through cooperation with local and international bodies and organizations provides qualifications; and supports to the recognized centres which deliver its qualifications to learners and trainers, TETEC provides quality assurance for these qualifications and implements online assessment for its qualifications. TETEC has successfully introduced different international certifications with its partners and innovatively promoted them in the Saudi market.

Institute of Finance

Contact Mr. Nawaf Mishal Alfaqeer
Email nalfaqeer@iof.org.sa
Phone + 966 11 4633000

Due to the vast growth of the financial services industry, and the consequent requirement for accelerated development of human capital, The Institute of Finance (formerly known as the Institute of Banking – Est. 1964) has redirected its strategy. The Institute of Finance has moved from the provision of conventional academic education, toward a progressive strategy of developing the professionals in the industry on a competence basis. This approach is delivered by setting competence standards, awarding professional certifications, providing high quality, competence based learning solutions and thereby creating enhanced professional capability.

Saudi Organization for Certified Public Accountants (SOCPA)

Contact Mr. Abdulaziz AlOdaynan
Email aziz@socpa.org.sa
Phone + 966 55 088 0727

Set and develop professional standards and rules:

  • Set, develop and adopt accounting and auditing standards.
  • Set codes professional ethics.
  • Set and develop guidances for sound accounting practice.
  • Respond to professional inquiries received by SOCPA.

Quality review:

  • Set professional practice regulations.
  • Establish appropriate field review regulations to ensure the accountant’s compliance with the accounting and auditing standards and the CPA’s Regulations.
  • Accountability CPAs with respect to errors caused by accountants on practicing the profession.
  • Review of accounting firms.

The London Institute of Banking and Finance (LIBF)

Contact Mr. Alastair Tyler
Email atyler@libf.ac.uk
Phone + 44 207 337 6298

The London Institute of Banking & Finance (LIBF) exists for a very simple reason – to advance banking and finance by providing outstanding education and thinking, tailored to the needs of business, individuals and society. Previously known as the Chartered Institute of Bankers, we remain the only professional body for banking and finance with degree awarding powers. We have been based in the City of London since 1879, delivering financial education throughout the world that continues to set the industry standard.