The Knowledge E Foundation is a registered Community Interest Company. Our goal is to directly impact people’s lives by supporting efforts to improve the accessibility, availability, and inclusivity of research and education for everyone. Funded by the profits from our parent group, Knowledge E, we try and make a difference wherever we can, from disaster relief and building schools, to funding education initiatives and Open Research.

In a world that’s moving faster than ever, the availability, quality, and pursuit of knowledge is fundamental for advancement. Knowledge E helps institutions advance the quality of their research; move towards teaching excellence; upgrade library technology, services, and practices; advance scholarship through journal publication, management, and training. We work with higher education institutions, publishers, and scholars to solve our society’s most significant challenges, and achieve our vision developing ‘a more knowledgeable world’.

Gulf Conferences Ltd is a leading UK based International Company with specific expertise in event organisation focused in mainly in the MENA region.

With a wide array of expertise in positioning, marketing and all logistical elements, GC has run events mainly in the Education sector since 2011. The annual Gulf Education Conference, World Student Scholarship Education Programme and Middle East Education Thought Leadership Forum being three. Attracting ministers and senior education leaders, events have been well supported and resulted in partnerships, curricular, professional and personal developments. GC also supports other organisations in the development and presentation of workshops and conferences.


As a global Standard Setter, UNESCO in 2021 adopted the Open Science Initiative to dynamically engage the global Science community to share their knowledge and advancement in research and support improving the current research physical infrastructure, and foster STI-related knowledge generation and utilization leading to higher levels of innovation for Sustainable Development


Dr. Abdulla Al Hefeiti
Director, Libraries
Khalifa University, United Arab Emirates
Director, Libraries
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Dr. Imad Bachir
Dean of Libraries American University of Iraq – Baghdad (AUIB)

Professor of Library and Information Management Lebanese University (LU)
Prof. Kamel Belhamel
University of Bejaia,
Dr. Emily Choynowski
Head of Publishing,
Amina Itani
E-Resources Expert, Content & Scholarly Communication,
United Arab Emirates University
Kamran R. Kardan
CEO and Founder

Knowledge E

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David Lock
Education Director

Gulf Conferences

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